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Previously: Kiyotaki Tunnel, Japan.
In the New Manila district of Quezon City — the most populous city of the Philippines, located not too far away from the capital, Manila — there’s a two-lane street. It’s an undivided carriageway, which means that it lacks a median; still, though, it’s a busy thoroughfare frequented by jeepneys and cabs. It’s named for the trees line it — but those trees do more than provide scenery. Indeed, it might be because of the Balete trees that the legend of the White Lady of Balete Drive clings to the road, and why it has persisted for so many decades.
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Previously: St. Elizabeths Hospital.
You’ve probably heard of it — the town that’s been on fire for more than 50 years. It’s called Centralia, and it’s in Pennsylvania. It’s spooky, but not necessarily because it’s haunted by ghost stories; the fact that there’s been a fire burning steadily beneath its surface for over half a century is spooky enough all on its own.
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Welcome to Haunted Globetrotting, an international version of the United States-based Haunted Road Trip feature I run here at The Ghost In My Machine from time to time. Now that we’ve been at it for a few years, it seems like it’s about time to broaden our travel horizons a little, doesn’t it? First stop: Japan.
Running between Arashiyama and Sagakiyotaki in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture is a tunnel. It’s unremarkable in appearance (as these places tend to be); to the casual observer, it looks like a simple, covered through-way — albeit rather a narrow one — connecting one town to the next. But to those who know the stories attached to it, it’s quite remarkable indeed — because Kiyotaki Tunnel has a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in Japan.
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Got a couple million bucks burning a hole in your pocket? If you do (you lucky person, you), and you’ve always wanted to own an entire spooky town, good news: The Connecticut ghost town of Johnsonville is for sale — again. This is far from the first time it’s been available for purchase in recent years, and honestly, I’m not convinced it’ll be the last; either way, though, it will never cease to amuse me that if you’ve got enough money, you can actually buy your very own ghost town.
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