The Misfortunes, Rumours & Ghost Sightings Behind The ‘Haunted’ Colonial Mansion In Bukit Tunku
Bukit Tunku, also known as Kenny Hills, is a residential area in Kuala Lumpur that is known for its luxurious mansions and beautiful greenery. Commonly referred to as the ‘Beverly Hills of Malaysia’, the area also contrastingly carries a sinister and eerie history – mostly surrounding a dilapidated British colonial mansion.
Nestled in the heart of Bukit Tunku lies the grand mansion that has stood the test of time, its structure weathering the ravages of age and bad weather to this day. Despite its imposing facade and elegant architecture, little is known about the property’s actual history.
However, whispers of misfortune have long plagued this place, shrouding it in an air of mystery and intrigue. Legend has it that the mansion was initially built to accommodate a wealthy British family and included a detached maid’s quarters, a testament to the opulence of its inhabitants.
However, the idyllic environment was allegedly shattered one fateful day when the mother of the household, consumed by the weight of her troubles, succumbed to the sadness that had enveloped her and took her own life in the stillness of one night, in one of the mansion’s many bedrooms.
Despite the passage of time, many claim that the memory of her final moments lingers, a haunting reminder of the tragedy that stuck the family. Some say her spirit still roams the halls of the mansion, seeking solace, while others say that the mansion itself is cursed, and those who dare to set foot within its walls do so at their own peril.
Also noteworthy is another common ghost sighting, which shows that the haunting tales of Bukit Tunku do not stop at the doors of the abandoned mansion. The area is notorious for its phantom motorcyclist, a figure that has supposedly terrorised locals for years. Legend has it that the motorcyclist met an untimely end in a high-speed accident, and now, lost and directionless, lurks across the roads of Bukit Tunku.
Countless witnesses have reported being overtaken by a speeding motorcycle, only to watch in awe as the rider disappears into the night, leaving only a trail of mist in his wake. Some say that the sound of revving engines can be heard in the distance, accompanied by the faint hum of unnerving laughter.
However, the chilling tales of the phantom motorcyclist were given new life when a viral video surfaced online, back in 2017. The footage captured what appeared to be a ghostly figure sitting in the middle of a winding road. As the driver who recorded the incident drove away from the eerie apparition, the wiring on the dashboard of their car abruptly tripped, leaving them stranded and alone on the lonely road.
The validity of this claim and the viral video have yet to be confirmed, of course.
Despite the skeptics who dismiss these tales as nothing more than fanciful imaginations, the residents of Bukit Tunku strongly trust that the area is a place where the veil between the living and the dead is thin, a place where the past and present collide, and where the spirits of the departed still roam free – particularly those who did not pass away peacefully.
Back to the mansion, it seems that people believe its walls bear witness to a darker and more ominous reality. The home was ultimately left to fall into disrepair and became a forgotten relic of a bygone era.
The once-immaculate facade now bears the marks of neglect and decay, its once-pristine walls now marred with moss and multiple cracks. Many agree that the off-putting sight itself would be enough to scare one off.
Note that apart from the paranormal aspect of things, people are also discouraged from attempting to ‘visit’ the mansion due to its less than satisfactory state, home to hundreds of bats with decayed structures which may pose danger to people.
If you’re curious, however, reports from journalists and ghost hunters have documented the unsettling interior of the home, comprising vulgar graffiti and indications of squatter activity.
Besides that, Adam, Malaysia’s ‘social media ghost hunter’, claimed to have visited the house with a few crew members, one of whom were ‘disturbed’ at the scene.
The group had gathered in the living hall of the infamous Bukit Tunku mansion, determined to communicate with the spirits that were said to still haunt its halls. They had no idea what they were in for. Suddenly, ‘stones’ began to rain down on them from the second floor. The sound of pap pap pap echoed through the room as the group scrambled to dodge the projectiles. Some even claimed to have felt the stones hit their heads.
They quickly decided to retreat, but as they made their way out, they heard a strange humming sound coming from the right side of the second storey…
But the worst was yet to come. As they left the mansion, one of the female crew-members began to act strangely. She was squatting, her eyes turning red as she seemed to be choked. She begged for it to stop, but her face turned blue-black and she began to drool.
Adam knew he had to act quickly, so he performed a healing ritual on the girl before they left. As they drove away, they managed to take some pictures, and were shocked to see thousands of orbs in one of the photos. But just a second before, there had been nothing there.
Adam suspected that the girl’s menstrual cycle had made her more susceptible to the spirits. She fell asleep in the car and didn’t wake up until they dropped her off at her house. She had a fever for the next five days.
Tree cutters, cleaners, and those living nearby the area simply state that they avoid being confronted with spooky situations by only passing the house in larger groups. However, many also assert that they do not believe that a negative presence resides within the area.
Others simply stick by the “If you don’t bother them, they won’t bother you” principle.
While the legends surrounding the mansion may be intriguing, it’s important to approach such allegations with a healthy dose of skepticism and critical thinking. Exploring abandoned properties can be dangerous, and it’s always best to exercise caution and respect when visiting any historical or cultural site.
Needless to say, these rumours also remain unproven and therefore should be regarded as such.
Feature image courtesy of Amy’s Crypt.