Ghost stories here in Malaysia are definitely something that is not rare or even uncommonly happened. Growing up in this particular country, ghost stories are often be told especially if they are ghost occurrences that happened in schools. That is why Malaysia would be categorized as one of the famous countries that have a lot of scary schools.
Almost every school in Malaysia has its own legacy of horror and scary stories. People have heard of various quirky and even comical tales, from the aunty who sells nasi lemak from door to door at 3 am in the dorm to the classic headless spirit who goes wandering around the school. All the scary stories really stick in the mind of the students.
1) Victoria Institution
The Victoria Institution was taken over during the Japanese Occupation and was used as a Japanese military base where there was much torture resulting in the deaths of many locals. Many British soldiers and locals were brutally tortured to death in the basement and some older buildings on the campus. Appearances of spirits are not only at night but many are also possessed during the day. One of the cases was a band member who was rehearsing until late one night ‘disappeared’ and was only later found on a water tank. He claimed he saw a woman who was alone, and politely, he asked where the woman was going and he did not remember anything after that.
2) Penang Free School
Built-in the year 1816, Penang Free School is located in Green Lane, George Town, Penang is the oldest school using the English medium in Southeast Asia. This means that this school has existed in Malaysia for more than 200 years and there is definitely a lot of history in this school. Stories like flashing lights and strange sounds at night are common. Some even claim to have heard the screams of a woman late in the middle of the night, associated with the spirits of prisoners tortured during the Japanese occupation
3) Danau Perdana School
Apparently, it already looks creepy. The school has been vacated since 2005 due to unsafe ground conditions to occupy as traces of cracks began to appear in the walls while it was still operating. One of the famous stories is that this school is inhabited by vampires, the spirit of a woman who died while pregnant. Some say the vampire was one of the school cleaners who had died.
4) Saint Michael Institution
Saint Michael’s Institution is a boys ’school located in Ipoh, Kinta, Perak. According to history, in 1912 a group of Catholic missionaries arrived here and began building a school next to the famous Kinta River. The school is reportedly very harsh as it was once used as the headquarters of the Japanese secret police during World War II. When it comes to the Japanese colonialists, there is no denying that there was a lot of torture and death going on.
5) Serian School
Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Serian or SMK Serian, once experienced an emergency incident that occurred in 2008. In the incident, 12 school students were hysterically attacked in which the students were seen screaming out of control and behaving strangely. The mass hysterical attack caused so much disruption that the class had to be suspended by the authorities. The school believes the incident stemmed from the presence of the paranormal.