68 WANGUANHE LU, HAIDIAN
WHO SCREAMS AT NIGHT?
Beijing's Haidian area is a mix of old and new. Today, it has become a primary education and technology center, but places like the Summer Palace and Great Bell Temple and Museum talks about its past. Walk around the area and you will find many old buildings as well as newly constructed ones in the vicinity. Wanguanhe Lu, too, has witnessed the change, but house number 68 has a different story. The residents of that building and the surrounding area say that they hear screaming and shrieking at midnight. Story has it that before the redevelopment of that block, there stood an old building where a woman had hung herself. Supposedly, the ghost of that woman haunts that block and the new building as well. The developer of that area had tried to get a fengshui master to solve the problem, but the master ran off immediately upon seeing the building and never returned. Next time you move to a new apartment, don't forget to ask around. You would not want to wake up to some disturbing noise at the wee hours.