The Haunted Kellie’s Castle, Batuh Gaja near Ipoh – Malaysia

Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh Malaysia
Kellie’s Castle

The story goes that Kellie’s Castle is haunted. The castle has been categorised as among the five scariest places in Malyasia by international paranormal investigators and the Expedia travel portal.
Many stories goes around and are to be found on the internet. The one I heard was about sightings of the spirit of William Kellie Smith. They had seen him wandering inside the castle, especially along the corridors, guarding his great mansion.

Kellie’s Castle, It’s Haunted!!

Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh Malaysia

Spooky Haunted Kellies Castle

Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh Malaysia

Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh malaysia
Old mansion with garden view

But there are many more stories to be found about the castle and the Smith family. Other familymembers has been seen by people around the castle. In the rooms are signs that tells the story of the sightings done by visitors or locals. Like the daughter of Kellie, she’s been seen in her former room and bathroom.

Stories about the Haunted Kellie’s Castle

Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh malaysia
Old mansion on the left, new castle on the right
Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh malaysia
View out of one of the rooms, second floor
Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh malaysia
Also second floor, sleeping room of a family member

 William Kellie Smith – Haunted Castle

William Kellie Smith was popular with his South Indian workers. He had a kind heart and he let them build a Hindu Shrine on the castle premises. The Indian workers thought this needed because many of the workers were sick and died of the Spanish flu. As a token of appreciation his workers erected a statue of Kellie on the Shrine.
I wanted to see this Shrine because it is part of the story. An Indian man who was there made the typicall bindi on my forehead. He made it out of ashes and a red powder of some kind.
And I did see the statue of Kellie, the Indian man showed me this.

Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh malaysia
Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh malaysia
The Statue of William Kellie Smith
Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh malaysia

Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh malaysia
And ofcourse you get a Bindi on your forehead

William Kellie Smith started building this unique castle in 1915. It came to an abrupt halt when Kellie died in 1926. The castle, never finished, looks almost surreal in this landscape. He died when he was in Portugal. There are many stories around his death also, most of them will say he died of flu or phneumonia.

Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh malaysia
Story about his untimely death
Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh malaysia
Livingroom Castle
Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh malaysia

I walked through the castle, been in every single room. I really wanted to see something, stood still for minutes in the room of the daughter of Kellie. Trying to feel something, some presence or anything. Unfortunately I didn’t see or feel anything. Maybe I didn’t tune in right 🙂

Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh malaysia
View window tower of the Castle

Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh malaysia

Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh malaysia
 What is that spot? Is it a ghost? I only see this now…looking back the pictures 🙂

Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh malaysia
View over Kellies plantation surrounding the Castle

Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh malaysia
From end of the garden, view back to Castle

Haunted Kellies Castle - Ipoh malaysia
The Stables

My visit was during the daytime. I do read about visiting during nighttime. Maybe then there is a bigger chance to see something?

Want to read more about my time in Malaysia?

3 Days in the Jungle of Kota Kinabatangan

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Walking the Canopy in Taman Negara

Or check my Malaysia Page

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