Diplomat Hotel, known to be the most haunted place in Baguio sits on a hill overlooking the City of Pines. Locals and tourists believe that the place is haunted as they testified that they actually heard strange and agonizing sound and captured creepy images inside. During WWII, numerous nuns and priests were beheaded in the said hotel. The place is used to be a rest house and seminary way back 1911. Locals and other people who live nearby would sometimes hear disturbing sound and banging of doors and windows coming from the hill at night.
I already know a lot about Dominican Hotel from documentary shows which made me think that the place is really creepy. The documentaries that I’ve watched have sound effects and ghost haunting stories that mostly happen at night.
Before going to Baguio, the idea of visiting Diplomat Hotel was not included in our itinerary because we travel with kids and we thought that they might get scared with the place. On the last day of our trip, through recommendation of locals, after visiting Lourdes Grotto which is just a few minutes away, we then headed to the haunted hotel for a quick visit.
The place is located in Dominican Hill. Some say it’s a silent hill.
It was literally silent. There were only few visitors where I could count on my fingers and some of them only stayed outside for photo op.
You can tell how beautiful the place was even if it’s old and ruined. You can picture by yourself how beautifully engineered the place despite its old appearance.
I was curious if there’s really a ghost and captured myself in the mirror where ghosts are believed to be trapped. It is said that ghost can be captured using a camera. I closely examined the photo of myself in the mirror trying to find some creepy images and this is what I found out after zooming in my image. See encircled above. I wish I’ve taken a video instead to capture clearly what I’ve heard from others story.
And that’s not the end of my story because my older daughter said she heard and felt something strange that gave her a goose bump. We kept it to ourselves and entertained our thoughts that it wasn’t real and didn’t tell them what we actually felt so as not to freak them out. I wonder why Mendiolables seemed to be calm and not scared unlike us. Maybe because we knew a lot about the place before even visiting the place. The ghost stories were on our minds as we already watched them on YouTube.
The hotel remains to be mysterious. If others claim the place to be creepy, I think I should agree with them this time. If you want to ghost hunt, this place will surely give you goosebumps. It is creepy if you visit the hotel maybe after sunset at around 6:30pm and during foggy night. That scene alone would definitely give you an adrenaline rush. When you visit the hotel, please remember to offer a prayer for the souls.