Experiences and Stories of Biyaheng Palos

Experiences and Stories of  Biyaheng Palos
A Personal Travel Journal

Monday, October 12, 2015

The White House of Baguio City

The Laperal White House, was built in the 1920s. Located near the Teachers Camp, along Leonard Wood Road.

Rumors of paranormal presence began circulating even before the untimely death of Don Roberto Laperal, the head of the family.

History has it that the house became a garrison of the Japanese forces where they raped women, tortured and killed those who they thought were spies.

Ghost stories can be heard anywhere. Laperal House is indeed in the hall of famer as one of the most haunted place in the Philippines aside from the Diplomat Hotel, also located in Baguio City.

Presence of the white lady, the running child, the sound of chain tinkling and the lament of a lady are some of the so called supernatural occurrences at the property. Taxis and cars would honk when passing through the White House when the dark falls.

Though tagged "haunted", I say it is captivating. I am just a fan of the ghost stories. I can sometimes get goosebumps hearing the stories, but I actually roamed the house to the attic alone and stayed in the "sala" for about an hour recharging my phone. We were only 3 visitors at that time, the ladies were just sitting in the sofa. I had a small talk with them, I remember them saying, "naghihintay kami ng madaming aakyat".

I remember a friend. She haven't been to the house, even though the house was turned to a gallery of art because of the supposedly "strong presence" of the unseen. 

I once roamed the Diplomat Hotel and only found beautiful architecture from the past. If our thoughts are set for the more positive imagining, no place is too creepy, we just need to learn to teach one's self to be receptive to new ideas.

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