Saudi Arabia, a land steeped in rich history and ancient traditions, is also home to a captivating realm of horror stories and haunted places.
From abandoned fortresses to desolate villages, the kingdom’s landscape is dotted with locations rumoured to be haunted by jinn, the supernatural beings that play a significant role in Arabian mythology.
Even there are some places where Govt. itself restricted people to go in.
Join me as I venture into the shadows of Saudi Arabia, exploring the most haunted places that have sent shivers down the spines of locals for generations.
Al-Khazan Hospital, Hafar al-Batin
Once a bustling medical facility, Al-Khazan Hospital now stands as a crumbling ruin, its skeletal frame casting an ominous silhouette against the desert sky.
Locals whisper of strange occurrences within its decaying walls, including disembodied voices, flickering lights, and sudden gusts of cold air.
Some believe that the hospital is haunted by the spirits of patients who met untimely ends within its wards.
Irqah Hospital is the most haunted place in Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh.
There has been a lot of paranormal activities have been reported by several people.
Like, doors slamming shut, objects inexplicably moving, and chilling disembodied whispers echoing through the empty corridors.
Some believe that the hospital is haunted by the spirits of patients and staff who perished during a devastating fire in 2001.
Irqah Hospital become a popular destination for paranormal enthusiasts, eager to capture evidence of the supernatural.
The most viral video is of Eva zu Beck, who went to this Hospital with Famous YouTuber ghost hunter Abdullah.
This hospital is not under MOH, according to MOH officials in their report after these viral incidents.
This abandoned hospital used to be a private hospital which was operated back in 1991 and treated Gulf War warriors.
It can’t be revived anymore as it was abandoned since years and has to be built from scratch which is highly expensive.
Grant Wilson shared some day-view pictures on flickr, have a look.
Anyway, would you dare to go there and explore yourself?
Haunted House of Jeddah
The Most Haunted House in Jeddah is located nearly a hundred meters from the seafront on the North Corniche.
This place is AKA “Magnet for the young people.”
A report by Arab News states that around 16 people went missing and never came back after entering the house; nobody knows where on earth they went.
It’s famous among Taxi drivers as well, as they don’t want to go near this place and have shared a lot of stories of this place.
As per many people, you can’t go even in front of this house as once you look at it, you’ll feel your BP to be high and shocks in your body.
Also, legends tell of a family who mysteriously disappeared from the house in 2004, leaving behind no trace of their whereabouts.
Locals believe that the house is haunted by the restless spirits of the family, their presence manifesting as eerie lights and inexplicable sounds.
However, Arab News team spent a night in this house and reported that they had literally felt presence.
Well, you can read their experience here.
The Ruins of Ushaiqir
The ancient city of Ushaiqir, once a flourishing trade center, now lies in ruins, its once grand structures reduced to crumbling walls and dusty alleyways.
Locals believe that the ruins are haunted by the spirits of its former inhabitants, their presence manifesting as whispers in the wind and fleeting apparitions.
Some claim to have seen ghostly figures wandering the ruins, their sorrowful cries echoing through the deserted streets.
From the Editor’s Desk
Venturing into the realm of haunted places in Saudi Arabia is an exploration of the kingdom’s rich history, folklore, and the deep-rooted belief in the supernatural.
While the existence of jinn and paranormal phenomena remains a matter of personal belief, the allure of these haunted locations continues to captivate and intrigue, drawing those who seek to glimpse into the unseen realms that lie just beyond our ordinary perception.
By the way, if you have any place in your mind that should be listed among the list above, don’t hesitate to mention that in comments.
I’ll research and update the list accordingly.