200-Year-Old Bungalow In Penang, Rumoured To Be Haunted, Mysteriously Catches Fire


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200-Year-Old Bungalow In Penang, Rumoured To Be Haunted, Mysteriously Catches Fire

Something strange here.

Sure, abandoned bungalows are hella creepy, but you know what's creepier?

An abandoned bungalow that mysteriously catches fire for no apparent reason at all.

Mysterious fire

According to a report by Kosmo!, the bungalow, also known as the 99-Door Mansion, mysteriously caught fire on Sunday (26 July).

The Nibong Tebal Fire and Rescue Department received a distress call at around 5.57pm, saying that the bungalow, located in an palm oil plantation in Nibong Tebal is being engulfed by flames.

Senior Fire Superintendent II, Mohd Awis Kharni Abdul Rahman, told the Malay portal that the incident involved a wooden structure in the building.

Mohd Awis said that the fire ravaged about 70 per cent of the structure.

However, the cause of the fire is still a mystery, Mohd Awis said, as officials are reportedly still investigating.

An unsolved mystery

It could be the heat, or someone accidentally setting fire to the structure, but locals will not be too surprised if it was something otherworldly that started the fire in the mansion that has been abandoned since the 1960s.

The 99-Door Mansion (it got its name because it has 99 doors all around the mansion) was home to the Ramsdens, one of the richest families in England.

Built in 1800s, the Byram Estate and Caledonia House (its original name) also has a horrific story to share.

Looks creepy from the outside kan.
According to this website, its owner John St. Maur Ramsden, who was the managing director of the Penang Rubber Estate Group at the time, was murdered in the house in 1948.

Ramsden was reportedly shot twice in the back of the head as he was climbing one of the stairs in the mansion.

Despite a series of court trials, the murder remains unsolved and the gunman was never found.

A mysterious story to go with all the mystic.
There were also rumours saying that the Byram Estate and Caledonia House was also go-to spot for seances and ghostly summonings (although we don't know how true that is lah).

Till this day, locals swear that they hear mysterious sounds coming from within its walls, and they would not go anywhere near it.

Yep, we guess we don't want to know what started the fire.

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