The Haunted Kellie’s Castle; One of the most haunted places in Asia
The haunted Kellie’s Castle is a mansion in Malaysia that was built in 1915 by William Kellie-Smith and is considered one of the most haunted places in Asia.
Kellie’s Castle is located on the upper western side of Malaysia in the state of Perak and has built up a reputation for being haunted over the century of its operation.
Originally built by the Scotsman and other workers as a place for his family to live, construction was never completed and when Kellie-Smith went on vacation to Portugal he died from pneumonia. This led his distraught wife to move back to Scotland. Several of the workers died during the construction which may have fueled the ghost stories.
They never bothered to invest money into the mansion’s completion and it still stands unfinished today. Though many seemed to be confused when seeing one version of Kellie’s Castle complete and the other in ruins, that’s because it was more of a complex than a mansion.
There are two buildings side by side. One is semi-completed and the other has been in ruins since the 1960s. In the end it became known as Kellas House, later known as “Kellie’s Folly”, but has been most widely called “Kellie’s Castle”.
Secrets Tunnels & Rumors
This is when the real mystery started to unravel. There are three secret tunnels that were discovered on the ground and it was said that in the 1960s an eye-witness spotted a car in one of these.
There was no indication who the owner of the car was and nothing was ever verified, but it made the secret tunnels of Kellie’s Castle infamous.
Other rumors claimed that the grounds, and maybe the secret tunnels, were used by Japanese to torture and murder prisoners there and this may be one of the route causes of the hauntings.
Ghosts of Kellie’s Castle
Several of the workers died of Spanish Flu while building the mansion and this triggered people to believe that some of their spirits were left roaming the ruins.
Other ghost stories stemmed from the rumors of the Japanese that may have murdered an unknown number of victims. Maybe there are more secret tunnels yet to be discovered that could lead to a hidden collection of skeletons.
One thing that isn’t a rumor is the separate reports of the same unexplained apparitions in the windows. A couple who visited the area to photograph nocturnal animals were said to spot the ghost, but not photos have emerged.
Others say William’s spirit is seen wandering the second–floor corridor, but he passed away in Lisbon, Portugal and was buried in a British cemetery so that’s probably just something to hype the place up for tourists. His wife and children never returned to the mansion as far as we know.
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