Xinhai Tunnel

The Xinghai Tunnel connects central Taipei to the outer Taipei city of Muja. Built atop a hill that serves as a large cemetery, it is no wonder the tunnel is haunted. Those driving through the tunnel experience a gue dong chiang, a Chinese term for a phenomena that makes it seems as if you are trapped in a place and cannot get out of it. In the tunnel, drivers can see the end, but they can’t reach it no matter how fast they drive towards it.

The apparition of an elderly woman is often seen dusting and cleaning the road midway through the tunnel. Even despite the honking of drivers, she never stops cleaning and she refuses to move out of the way. However, when the car comes within a few feet away from her, she disappears.

Bird Cage Theatre

The Bird Cage Theatre belonged to William “Billy” and Lottie Hutchinson. Opening on December 26th, 1881, the name came from the fourteen boxes called “cages” that were located on the two balconies on either side of the central hall. The cages were mostly used for prostitutes, and drapes could be drawn in front of them for while they entertained their clients.

Green Door Brothel

Now a wild west museum, the Green Door Brothel has had reports of disembodied voices and footsteps belonging to the ghosts of prostitutes. Many of the town’s residents are glad that the ghosts stay in the building, as it keeps the history “alive”.

Billy’s Bar and Grill

Billy’s Bar and Grill has two floors, each with its own history. In the old days, the first floor was used as a restaurant (which is now the bar and grill). The second floor featured a prostitution house. Now, a man named Billy Ghol and several prostitutes haunt the bar and grill, often turning the lights on and off, producing cold spots, and fogging up the plate glass mirror.

Shanghai Tunnels

The Shanghai Tunnels were used for kidnapping drunk men in the bar above to have them work on boats (this practice was known as “Shanghaing”). Women were kidnapped and used as prostitutes. The kidnappings provided almost slave-like conditions.