Haunted houses are common in pop culture. For some reason, their mere existence holds great fascination for people. While most have only experienced haunted houses during Halloween fairs, this Taiwanese artist apparently lived in one!
Actress and model Belle Chuo (卓毓彤) had once rented a house with a friend when she was much younger. At that time, they had experienced plenty of strange occurrences. It wasn’t until Belle was moving out that she discovered she had been living in a haunted house.
Belle recently recounted her experience on a show. According to the star, she had decided to rent a place with her friend when they were younger as they were both strapped for cash. Belle had been working as a hairdresser at the time. The duo found a potential place with a rent of 8000 yuan (about RM1,185) and were pretty happy with the deal.
However, when Belle visited the place, she found something strange. Apparently, there was a door beside the toilet which was locked. Additionally, a feng shui mirror was hung above it. Belle claimed the landlord had reportedly told her they were using the space for their personal belongings.
Belle had accepted the explanation at that time so she and her friend soon moved in. However, her friend’s mental and physical state declined rapidly after. Belle shared that her roommate often questioned her about her presence in the house. “Did you come (home)?“, “Did you lift the blanket to sleep with me earlier?” and “Where did you go last night? There were footsteps,” the roommate would often say. Belle didn’t think much of it as she was sure her roommate was simply dreaming.
Things came to a head when they invited a friend over to watch some TV. This friend didn’t stay for long before they suddenly stated they had to leave. However, they contacted Belle later with a peculiar message. “There is a girl standing behind the TV in your house,” they told her. “She looks very scary.” Belle added that this friend had a penchant for seeing spirits.
The message spooked Belle into questioning her landlord. The landlord’s reaction was unexpected. In a fit of anger, they supposedly snapped, “How can it be a haunted house?“. Still, Belle’s roommate eventually left as their family was worried about them. Belle too had to give up renting the place as she couldn’t afford to pay the rent by herself. As they were packing up, they happened to look under the bed. There they found a big talisman stuck on the floor.
Belle added that the landlord had refused to admit anything even after they terminated their tenancy. She had only discovered more about the place when she spoke about it on another show. This got a reporter she knew to look into it and they later shared their findings with her.
According to the reporter, Belle had been living in an apartment related to the “Hulin Street Murder Case (虎林街灭门血案)”. The case involved a male school teacher who had a relationship with a female student 16 years younger than him. The girl’s family found out and requested hush money worth 12 million yuan (RM1.78 million). This angered the teacher and he ended up murdering the entire family by repeatedly stabbing them. Belle later connected the girl supposedly spotted behind the TV to this story.
Well, thankfully, nothing bad happened to Belle or her friend. However, we’re sure the actress chose her homes much more carefully afterwards.
Check out her story here at 23:03: