So, we were browsing through Smashing List’s most haunted places in the world. The tenth is in Totness, followed by Philippines, Scotland, Australia, England…so on and forth.
We weren’t expecting Singapore to be on the list—after all, we’re merely a small dot in this world. But hell wrong we were. Not only is Singapore in the list, it’s the first in the list. Yes, our little red dot got into the top for, well, maybe the wrong reason.
If you’re wondering where it is, it is Changi Beach.
Yeah, this one:
Looks innocuous enough, right?
So, what makes this the most haunted place in the entire world? After all, we’ve got Old Changi Hospital, Old Commando Barracks and of course the famous Red House. Is this beach more haunted than those mentioned?
Okay, granted that in other lists, it might not be in, or that it’s not on top of their lists, but this place is still famously known for its paranormal encounters at night.
At 3.3 km long, it is one the oldest beaches in Singapore and people usually go to Changi Village for its food. During the day, it’s relatively peaceful and beautiful—airplanes can be seen in close proximity and sunset is beautiful. But at night, the entire place turned into a different thing altogether.
During the Japanese occupation, this place was, well…hell. The Sook Ching Massacre occurred here, and if you’re not familiar with it, here’s what happened: the Chinese in Singapore and later some from Malaya (Malaysia), who were accused of being anti-Japanese would be brought in for inspection.
If they failed, they would be executed, and Changi Beach was the first site for the execution. If you would like to know the number, here’s the shocking one: around 50,000 to 100,000 Chinese young men were killed during the Sook Ching Massacre.
With such history, it doesn’t come as a surprise that this is one of the most haunted places in Singapore. But that’s not all. After the occupation ended, the Japanese soldiers responsible for the Massacre were trialled for war crimes.
They were, too executed there as well. According to many witnesses, the spirits haunting the area are the executed Chinese during the massacre. There would usually be screams and cries of young men in the middle of the night. Some of them have witnessed headless bodies wandering around the beach, and heads flying everywhere.
So…have you been there at night before?