5 Haunted Places In Oman

03 Nov 2018
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Whether it’s a myth or a reality is for you to find out, but these five spots have long been known to harbour the paranormal.




1) The Valley of the Witches


Location: Khor Rori, Salalah

The valley of Khor Rori is known to be a gathering spot for witches and is avoided by tourists and residents at all costs. Several tour operators will also refrain from taking visitors to the valley – and many of those who have visited the spot have complained of stones raining down on them from the sky.

That said, certain areas of the locale is slowly gaining popularity – especially the ruins of the city from 1st Century AD.


2) The Haunted Castle


Location: Bahla

Situated in the heart of the city of Bahla, the fort and its surroundings have been famed for their jinn activity. Religious scholars and residents state that jinns have been known to hide within the trees, rocks, and shadows inside the large fortress.


Also read: The Truth About Jinns and Black Magic In Oman


3) The Flying Sanctuary


Location: Bahla

Photo Courtesy: Matador Network

Just when you thought that life in Bahla couldn’t get any spookier, we learn of the history of the crumbling remains of the structure that remains on the ‘Hill of the Three Saints’. Legend has it, during the reign of the Nabahina Dynasty from the 12th to the 17th Century, three Sufi hermits took up residency outside the city walls to practise their unorthodox faith. It is believed that the building in the middle flew from Rustaq to Bahla fully intact. Fact or fiction? You be the judge of that.


4) Haunted House of Bustan


Location: Al Bustan

This one’s bang in the middle of Muscat – and it’s in plain sight for everyone to see. While scholars and experts debunk theories surrounding the haunting of this gorgeous villa overlooking the Arabian Sea, several ghostbusters explore the area around the villa at night, but only to catch glimpses and sounds of dogs and other animals.


5) The Tree of Misfortune


Location: Bahla

Photo Courtesy: Gaar Adams

It’s almost as if the spirits didn’t want anyone to reside in Bahla. Or even if they did, they didn’t want any more inhabitants moving in – and the frankincense tree that stands tall in the Bahla Souk is the deterrent. Legend has it that the tree – which still exists to date – would doom anyone who touched the tree to misfortune and an untimely death. In fear for the lives of visitors, the locals cut down the tree.



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