Going to Baguio in Benguet often means visiting the usual touristy spots of Burnham Park, Botanical Garden and Mines View Park. But for thrill seekers, an abandoned building on a hill offers not just a breathtaking panoramic view of the city but also possible sightings of Dominican friars and nuns beheaded during the World War II. This is the story of the century-old Dominican Hill Retreat House, formerly known as the Diplomat Hotel, one of the most notoriously haunted places in the Philippines.
This episode’s companion photos: instagram.com/p/B1UGNghnKj2/
References: wikipedia.org; atlasobscura.com; theaswangproject.com; magicbykenreedy.tripod.com/trueorfalse-3.html; “City Profile: Baguio” by Ronald C. Estoque and Yuji Murayama (researchgate.net); Kapuso mo, Jessica Soho 2016 Halloween special “Rember Gelera’s Diplomat Hotel: Gabi ng Lagim IV”
Music: “This House” and “Echoes of Time v2” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
(Photo above via Flickr)