Halloween Adventure, Anyone? – The Spookiest Places in CDO
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Want to know something funny about us Pinoys?
During the “scariest time of the year”—Halloween—we want to scare ourselves even more! We watch horror movies (preferably in the dark), share spooky stories over a bonfire, put on costumes and creepy makeup, and do other scary stuff to have fun. Crazy, right?
But that’s what makes us unique.
Since Halloween is just around the corner, let’s talk about scary stuff once more. Specifically, let’s take a look at some of the spookiest places here in Cagayan de Oro. Yes, this may be the City of Golden Friendship, but there are some hair-raising places around here.
The Hall of Justice
This building was deemed scary because it was built over the city’s old public cemetery. Although most of the remains were moved by relatives to the new public cemetery or private memorial parks, it is said that there were many unclaimed bones that were simply left at the site when the Hall of Justice was built.
As a result, people said there were a lot of unexplained occurrences in the building at night, such as sounds of typing or talking when the only person there was the night guard or shadows passing in front of you or behind you when you walk down the halls alone.
The city’s largest university could very well be its most haunted as well. These are just some of the XU horror stories:
– There used to be a balete tree in front of the Engineering Building. Some people claim to have seen the tree for a split-second as they passed through the grounds at night.
– A headless entity is said to roam the Loyola Hall grounds at night.
– Creepy sounds are heard, shadows seen at the Social Science Center, which used to be a hospital (with the morgue at the 4th)
– A “child” is said to have been seen by several people at the 4th floor of the Engineering Building.
– Doors in the Aggies building have reportedly been closed by some entity (witnesses say they actually saw the doorknob turn); when you check the room, there’s no one inside.
These are just some of the stories shared by people who have once been creeped out in various areas of the university. Needless to say, this is one spooky school!
Liceo de Cagayan University
Did you know that the high school building of Liceo de Cagayan University used to be a hospital? This could be the reason why this building is also rife with horror stories, shared by former and current students as well as visitors to the school.
Among the most popular ghost stories about this school building is that of the nurse seen at the end of a hallway on the third floor. There are several other stories, but they all have one thing in common: The “scenes” depicted are those you would normally see in a hospital, except that this building is no longer one.
When a street is known to be haunted, it is usually because a “white lady” haunts it, targeting motorists. The case of Capistrano Street, however, is different.
There are at least three building structures along this street that have long been deemed haunted—the Cosmopolitan Funeral Homes, the Acero House right beside it, and the so-called Cinderella House a few steps away.
Funeral homes may be scary in and of itself, but Cosmo is even more so, with sounds of sobbing reportedly heard in the restrooms, even when there’s no wake. In the case of the Acero House, it is said that some officers of the Japanese Imperial Army met their deaths there (the house is said to have been their CDO headquarters) and are now haunting the place.
The Cinderella House was said to be haunted by the ghosts of the owners who were killed right inside the abode; the house was demolished earlier this year.
Are you ready for some ghost-hunting this Halloween? Hope Clix has got you spooked already!
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