Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014
A popular ‘haunted’ mansion in Beijing claims they have received hundreds of visitors a day since the release of a big budget movie in local theaters last week.
An abandoned and dilapidated mansion, called Chaonei No. 81, is a well known haunting in Beijing, and is very popular for its ghosts.
It is said that the building is haunted by the mistress of a Kuomintang official who hung herself there in 1949.
On July 17, a 3D movie inspired by the mansion was released in Chinese film theaters. The movie is titled “Jingcheng No. 81“, which translates to English as “The House That Never Dies“.
A groundskeeper on the property, Xu Wen, estimated that last week alone there were over 500 people a day visiting the property.
One of the curiousity seekers, Gong Xiangyu, who was visiting the property, was a 20-year-old student from Beijing People’s Police College. “I think what’s cool about this film is that the house is actually in Beijing, unlike the haunted houses we see in American movies,” he said.
Another visitor was a 15-year-old girl named Hua Shanghuang, who was there taking photos. “How could there be ghosts here? It’s so bright!” she told reporters.