The concept of haunted houses in Saudi Arabia is not new. There is no doubt that they exist in the world as the Quran acknowledges the existence of Jinns and Demons.
In Jeddah, many women talk about haunted houses. If you are living in the old areas of Jeddah, you will find some buildings in your area which are closed. No one wants to rent a flat there and people say about it that they are Haunted.
In the area of Aziza Jeddah, I have seen some parks that were closed by the Saudi Authorities on the complaints by the residents of those areas that they are haunted. One is in front of Pakistan International School, Urdu Section. Tehama Park is now operational but not the other one.
People believe that supernatural creatures live in those houses. No one wants to go even near to that place during night time. Even people don’t park their cars near to those houses.
Residents of Jeddah demand that these houses should be demolished as they have become very safe places for the criminals. They come and stay here without any fear as they know that no one will come to ask what they are doing.
Even police do not muster up their courage to enter these buildings. One person told me that once he was going for Fajar Salah and he found several young boys coming out of one such building, they were all drunk.
The existence of such buildings in the neighborhood of populated areas of Jeddah poses a serious threat.
Source: Arab News