Haunted Kellie’s Castle, Batuh Gaja, Ipoh – Malaysia
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.
Would you dare to visit it?
Haunted Kellie’s Castle
Many stories goes around and are to be found on the internet over the sightings and haunting of this castle. 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.
I was intriged by that so I made sure to visit when I was in Ipoh, traveling from Penang to KL. I made an extra stop in Ipoh and booked a daytrip in the surroundings and got my visit included in my trip!
Kellie’s Castle, It’s Haunted!!
Spooky Haunted Kellie’s Castle
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.
I loved reading the stories while standing at the same spot.. It gives you that strange feeling of the fact that you don’t see and know everything about this world as we stand somewhere. We often think we know it all.. But in the end… there is more in between heaven and earth..
Stories about the Haunted Kellie’s Castle
Old mansion on the left, new castle on the right
View out of one of the rooms, second floor
Also second floor, sleeping room of a family member
William Kellie Smith – Haunted Kellie’s 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.
The Statue of William Kellie Smith
Haunted Kellie’s Castle
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.
Story about his untimely death
Haunted Kellie’s Castle
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 🙂
View window tower of the Castle
Visiting the Haunted Kellie’s Castle
View over Kellies plantation surrounding the Castle
View from end of the garden, view back to Castle
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It’s best traveling country. Thanks for sharing amazing article.
Thank you very much!
No Sorry I don’t. But when you are there and stay there for a few days you will most definitely find someone to help you. Good luck with your project!!
hiii!! I am actually an international university student that would like to cover the story about the place for my project. and I decided to travel there for a few days to take some footage and interviews, do you happen to know one person who can be referred to? who can help us elaborate more on the story?
Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this article and also the
rest of the website is very good.
I don’t know actually! You should just go check it out!! It is worth a visit!
I’d really like to add this into my itinerary. Any idea if it’s open at night without the tour? The article on The Star says it’s RM80 – that’s too expensive.
Thank you, you can always share my blog with others!!
Hello there! Would you mind if I share your blog
with my myspace group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content.
Please let me know. Thanks
Hi Shahrin, thank you for reading my blog. It’s oke to use it with mentioning my blog. Would prefer a mentioning which is a link to this blog 🙂 Thanks!
Can I use the picture of the statue of Willaim Smith for my blog?
I put credits for the picture