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Where Spirits Reside

Just about every old school, temple, home or tree in Thailand is purported to have ghosts, ghouls and spirits residing and haunting them. Urban legends abound in the land where spiritual entities are as real to believers as a Honda Dream. Whether you believe or not, here are a few of the hundreds of locations in Chiang Mai where you can have encounters of the third…fourth…or fifth kind.

Just about every old school, temple, home or tree in Thailand is purported to have ghosts, ghouls and spirits residing and haunting them. Urban legends abound in the land where spiritual entities are as real to believers as a Honda Dream. Whether you believe or not, here are a few of the hundreds of locations in Chiang Mai where you can have encounters of the third…fourth…or fifth kind.

An old house from Rama V’s era, where slaves were said to have lived. Then during the second world war apparently the Japanese took over the house… many early missionaries and teak wallahs also lived in the area so it is purported to have a veritable gaggle of multinational ghosts. If you want to be spooked by some farang or Japanese ghosts this is where you are supposed to go.

This old house has been uninhabited for years, though neighbours still light candles and incense throughout the property. Only one woman has successfully lived there, though has since had to move for non-spiritual reasons, the rest having run screaming into the night. “A nice bearded young man, dressed in white and speaking very good English used to come visit me at night and also would help my elderly visitor by checking on him at night and making sure he was alright,” said the last owner. “I was the only person in living memory who was welcomed by the spirits there and felt no fear.”

It is said that if you drive anti-clockwise around the tower three times you will enter another dimension. There is also a person, sex unknown, who is regularly seen sitting at the top of the tower.

[i]Photographer Boontawee Russameenin [/i]