You may have heard many horror stories from your grandparents. They can be extremely unpredictable, and you may even consider them crazy. Are any of them real? Well, we will likely never know, yet some places are popular for haunted structures, houses or even entire streets with ghosts or spirits. It’s a strange case of Sri Lanka, which is supposed to be the simple embodiment of life and energy with its beautiful beaches, but is also home to some ruined places that are strangely destructive and frankly scary.
So, whenever you are in this country and choose to visit its famous holiday destinations, make sure to visit these extremely scary places in Sri Lanka as well.
7 most haunted places in Sri Lanka
It’s strange how the most prominent, apparently open spots can hide the darkest secrets. Check out this list of places in Sri Lanka to learn more!
1. Lovers Leap Waterfall
Amazing and worth a visit – for the breathtaking views from its top – this waterfall is also believed to be haunted by the spirits of a couple who gave up their lives by diving here. Cautious locals avoid visiting this place after nightfall, believing the story of a commoner and a prince whose love was rejected and who were tempted to live together by dying.
The story is so romantically unfortunate that it became a macabre local saga. Because that was the fateful day in September 1915 when the beautiful Jane Riley, saddened and agitated, ended her life by jumping into the rocky abyss below the falls of Albion Mills.
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2. Helga’s Folly
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This 35-room hotel/art gallery surreal fantasy is truly a unique and top-notch hotel in Sri Lanka. Helga’s parents converted their home into a chalet hotel. The residence was first designed by Helga’s mother, Esme de Silva, in the 30s. Helga took over the place a few decades ago, after which she renamed it Helga’s Folly and decorated it with artwork.
This House has also welcomed prominent dignitaries like Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Nehru during their political reigns.
Visiting this place feels like a living monument to the past spirits of the owner who resides on the top floor of the hotel.
If nothing else the D-Core will definitely give you a spooky feeling as if you are in the house from those scary Hollywood movies!
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3. General House
General House is a country house supported by the Member Services Office of the Parliament Secretariat. Apart from being the country residence of the Members of Parliament, it is also a holiday destination for many people. The Generals House was built in the late 19th century by the British colonial administration as an English country house. It is set within the boundaries of Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, along Grand Hotel Drive and near The Hill Club. This country house is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a deceased English woman who was found dead in one of its rooms. In unnatural circumstances.
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4. Borella Cemetery
The place has been quite a haunted place throughout its 170 years of history and is considered to be one of the haunted places in Sri Lanka. This is the place where the Black July Uprising began. The cemetery is famous for being the final resting place for some distinguished people and was also the initial phase of one of the darkest periods in Sri Lankan history.
Thirty-three years ago, memorial service ceremonies for thirteen warriors destroyed by the LTTE were held at the Borella cemetery, ignoring the standard procedure of repatriating the bodies of the warriors to their individual families. If you want history, peace and solitude, stroll through this eerie land for a few hours.
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5. Wolvendaal Church
Located in Wolfendall Lane in Pettah, the church was constructed in the Doric design style, with walls approximately five feet thick and its old furniture dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It also contains histories containing records of baptisms and marriages from 1620 to 1936.
The church is still in use today as Sunday services are held here. The church is chaotic on the outside and peaceful on the inside. The place smells like history and has countless graves below, making you wonder if you should stay there at all. It is not desolate; Although you may feel as if dead Dutch people are watching you from their graves, the church is still a nice place to visit and appreciate its history.
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The Sri Lanka Telecom Building, constructed in 1911 and located along both Lotus Road and Chatham Street in the Fort, with a giant statue of a hand holding a telephone, is known as the Ceylon Central Telegraph Office. The building was destroyed after the bombing in 1989 and the restoration process was carried out in a special way over a long period of time to ensure that the building remained in its true style with its unique design. Despite accomplished renovations, there is talk in town that the building may still be haunted.
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7. Jawate Madhouse
Hardly anyone knows it, however, but the serene interiors, soaring white walls and exquisite woodwork of this complex hold some deep secrets. Initially developed in 1889, this building could accommodate 400 patients. The arcades along Independence Square are a pleasant place to wander, whether you’re there browsing the designer apparel shops or just wandering around, although, believe it or not, there isn’t as much of a bright history behind one portion of the arcade’s structures. Of.
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These are some of the haunted places in Sri Lanka that just the thought of visiting alone sends shivers down your spine. A word of caution may be necessary here; Visiting these places would be a great plan only if you have a tendency to maintain unusual curiosities. So are you ready to book your Sri Lanka tour for a thrilling experience?
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