Saturday, June 8, 2013

Abandoned haunted convent

Haunted convent in St. Anna ter Muiden Sluis

Last weekend I visited one of the creepiest urbex destinations in Europe: the abandoned haunted convent Het Hoompje in St. Anna ter Muiden in Sluis (Netherlands). Many have seen ghostly nuns walking through the walls or observing travelers near the highway. EVP recordings have detected clear voices and warnings. Things have gotten worse since witches and satanists have performed rituals in the cellar. No wonder that the entrance of the cellar is marked with the words: "Welcome to hell!"

I went into the abandoned haunted convent by myself (my fellow travelers didn't dare go in), but no ghosts have tried to seek my company. I personally don't see any ghosts on the photos either, but friends who are into the subject claim that there are several ones on the pictures I published. Can you see them too?

If you're interested in visiting Het Hoompje, you have to go to St. Anna ter Muiden, which is part of the municipality Sluis in the Netherlands. The convent is on your right, just before you enter Sluis. Pay close attention because the building is hidden by lush vegetation and only the top of the tower is visible.

My previous urbex posts are: abandoned horror-themed restaurant, creepy WWI fortification and haunted house in Bredene.

Can you see ghosts on these photos? Have you ever experienced something ghostly or creepy?

Also, I'm currently looking for urbex-themed guest posts, so if you have photographed some creepy buildings and places and want to get the word out about your blog or book, you may contact me at eeriestories75 (at) gmail (dot) com.

Haunted convent in St. Anna ter Muiden Sluis
Haunted convent in St. Anna ter Muiden Sluis
Haunted convent in St. Anna ter Muiden Sluis
Haunted convent in St. Anna ter Muiden Sluis
Haunted convent in St. Anna ter Muiden Sluis
Haunted convent in St. Anna ter Muiden Sluis
Haunted convent in St. Anna ter Muiden Sluis
Haunted convent in St. Anna ter Muiden Sluis
Haunted convent in St. Anna ter Muiden Sluis
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Haunted convent in St. Anna ter Muiden Sluis
Haunted convent in St. Anna ter Muiden Sluis
Haunted convent in St. Anna ter Muiden Sluis
Haunted convent in St. Anna ter Muiden Sluis
Haunted convent in St. Anna ter Muiden Sluis
Haunted convent in St. Anna ter Muiden Sluis

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26 comments:

  1. Great post! I wasn't able to see anything in the photos, but I think they're absolutely lovely—so sad and beautiful. I like how all the green contrasts with the decay: life and death. Very nice!

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  2. Beautiful photos! I love it when we can catch the sun seeping through cracks and missing boards. We get the best urbex photos from that.

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  3. Facts :
    The stories of witchcraft and satanism originated from the time when some squatters installed a drugs lab in the basement of the main building. The ghost stories about the alledged satanists served as a repellant / cover up for the real nasty stuff going on in there. The fabrication of drugs. After the lab got busted, the authorities decided to flood the basement level, so no-one else would ever get any "clever ideas" like that anymore.
    A couple of years ago, on halloween night, some kids accidentally set the stair case to the 1st floor on fire. Result : the fire dept tore down all stair cases, rendering all the above areas inaccessible. Only the ground floor remains to be visited (although you're not supposed to be there at all).
    I've been there 3 times. Once during day time, once at dusk and once at night. Pretty creepy place when it's dark. We took loads of pics, shot a lot of video footage, did some measurements and left an EVP recorder running for about an hour in a well hidden spot. Photo's didn't deliver anything out of the ordinary, neither did the video or the lazer thermometer or the EMF meter. The EVP on the other hand, delivered two segments of tapping on the microphone. What it was I don't know. No-one else was there and we were in other areas of the building when it occured.
    I approach these things as a sceptic. To me it's just a beautiful old building that sadly is falling apart. But I can not explain the tapping on the recorder. ;-)

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  4. Quite the fixer-upper and great photos! Thanks for sharing. Didn't see any ghosts. Too bad they let that grand place go to seed. Yes, I have had a couple of ghostly experiences. One was in a B&B in South Carolina. You're going to hardly believe this story because it's straight out of a movie or a novel, but it really did happen this way. It was a dark and stormy night with wind and lightning and rain, and this big old two story square brick home on a corner lot sat not 20 feet from a big old two story square brick home next door. The tall double-hung windows on the other house had no curtains and were cracked enough to let in air, and I could see that all the furniture inside was covered in drop cloths. That told me no one lived there. The tall windows in my room in the B&B were also cracked open, and the wind whipped at my curtains. I laid in the middle of the queen bed in the dark under a slowly swirling ceiling fan suspended from the 20' ceiling and watched the lightning flash and listened to the gods bowl for ten pins. Suddenly, the old glass knob on the door beside my bed began to twist and rattle like someone from the next bedroom was trying to get into my room. I ignored it. Finally, it stopped and I slept well. The next morning, the sun was shining in a bright blue sky and the birds were singing. I got up to take a shower and someone else got up with me from the other side of the bed. I walked to my bathroom and he followed. Finally, I stopped and said, out loud, "okay you leave, right now. Go back to the house next door where you belong." And he did. When I went down for coffee, I told the innkeeper that someone from the next bedroom had been trying to open the door between our rooms. She told me "there isn't another bedroom next to yours. That's a closet, and we always keep it locked."

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  5. Gosh, you are so brave! I'd never cross the path where a ghost palace situated! I have heard lot of folk tales about some horror building in our town but never dare to go inside!

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  6. Wow ... what great pictures. Old buildings like this are so cool but kind of creepy too.

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  7. So I’ve heard of Het Hoompje in St. Anna ter Muiden / Sluis, but never really knew what it was. You know you’ve spiked my curiosity.

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  8. Those are some great pictures, cool and creepy at the same time.

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  9. Great photos! No, I don't see any ghosts either. I think you're more in danger of falling through a rotten floor than being swept up into the spirit world!

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  10. I don't see any ghosts in the abandoned haunted convent, but I believe there is an alien in the doorway on picture eleven. Has there been some known alien activity?

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  11. Amazing photos. No ghost thank goodness. I am following you on Bloglovin. Nice to meet you.

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  12. Vanessa, these photos are absolutely breathtaking. The graffiti creeps me out in this setting - it's like ghosts are writing on the walls, trying to reach out to people. What a beautiful and seemingly forgotten place. I'd love to go one day and see it for myself (in the bright daylight of course!!).

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  13. That is so creepy! You were really brave to go in there. Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

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  14. LOVE this post! Awesome pictures! I love things like this. Thanks for sharing. Visiting on the followers bloghop today.

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  15. Wow - what wonderful pictures. It looks like it would be a cool place to visit. I didn't see any ghosts in the photos, generally they show as white orbs.

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  16. Oh my gosh- these pictures are amazing! I mean, super-creepy looking, but also just goregeous! Thanks so much for sharing these and double thanks fo connecting with me today!

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  17. Just looks like an old, decrepit building to me--almost like the basement of my 200 yr old rental house in upstate NY. I'd be more afraid of falling through the floors than running into a ghost. ;)

    Hello Mrs. Play Write! I'm over from the bloghop, and it looks like we've got some common ground. =)

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  18. If the nuns are haunting that place, it's probably because they're seriously annoyed by the graffiti.

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  19. Those are some pretty cool shots. But I can't see any ghosts.
    Dropping by from the follow stock blog hop and following. :)

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  20. hey Vanessa.. lovely space you have :)
    I'm looking forward to more eerie stories !!

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  21. Personally, I think I'd be scared outta my wits to even dare walk into this place. This will sound weird but when I enter a place that is reportedly haunted (whether I know it or not) I have been known to get very creepy, "Get the eff outta here" vibes. I love old, run-down buildings like this and photographing them but when there are creepy feelings going on I make sure to bolt as quickly as possible.

    Thanks for sharing the awesome photos!

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  22. Great photos, I felt like I was there with you. I love the way old creepy places make you feel. Very inspiring.

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  23. Hi, Vanessa; it's nice to meet you! I'm from the blog hop as well. The photos are a little eerie, but I think they're so cool! Each one seems to have its own history and back story. They're all very artsy, though a few of them do spook me out (particularly the fifth one from the bottom!). Thanks for sharing with us, and I hope you're having a wonderful week!

    ~Wendy Lu

    The Red Angel

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  25. Exceptionally beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.

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