Many people would kill to own a sprawling villa that overlooks the sea. And apparently, it seems like someone did.
Located in Johor, Malaysia, the humongous bungalow perches on a hill overlooking the Danga Bay. Abandoned and covered in weeds, the air of mystery surrounding the bungalow causes fear amongst many and even has a film made in its name.
No one knows for sure what the real history behind the bungalow is, but documents prove that Villa Nabila was first known as Christine Palace. It was rumoured that a wealthy Caucasian family once inhabited the home. The owner promised his 6 siblings that he would divide the ownership of the land among them but when he failed to come through, one of his siblings sent a killer to the house to slaughter the entire family.
Over the years, many versions of the same story were spun as people tried to make sense of how the dilapidated building came to be abandoned. Some claim that a jealous maid murdered a wealthy family that once lived in the villa to inherit their heirloom, and that their bodies were buried somewhere in the compound. Another version of the story revolved around a family who named the villa after their daughter Nabila, until the father went insane from bankruptcy and killed his family. Some even said that after being left an orphan, the poor girl was raped before being cemented into one of the walls.
According to urban legend, those who wish to enter the bungalow have to do so in even numbers, or they will end up leaving the house in extra odd numbers…if you know what I mean.
Would you dare to pay this villa a visit?
Cover image via Mohamad Shahril Badri Saali