Passed around on the school campuses, the story about the Ghost of the Braided Girl from the train tracks have been told for decades now and close to all students attending the Chinese University of Hong Kong have heard about the haunting urban legend. 

A male student attending the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) passed by the campus and saw a girl with braids crying with her back to him, covering her face. When he asked her why she was crying the girl said that no one wanted to talk to her. 

The CUHK student, feeling sorry for the crying girl all alone, said that he would talk to her if she turned her head and looked at him. 

“You will be afraid when you see me,” the girl said, but the student just thought she was shy and claimed that he wouldn’t be afraid. When she turned her head however, her scalp and face were horribly disfigured with one of her braid ripped of her head. He was indeed very afraid. 

School Campus Ghost Story on CUHK

School campuses are a perfect place to pass around ghost stories, especially in Hong Kong at orientation in August close to the ghost month. One of the most famous haunted legends from the university campus at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and according to some of the polls, over 90 percent of the students attending says they know the story of the Braided Girl. 

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The story of The Braided Girl is set around the train station close to Chinese University of Hong Kong and where the old train tracks used to run. In the 1960’s, or according to some, even before that, a girl was trying to smuggle herself into Hong Kong from mainland China to elope and be with her lover. Back then there were a number of people from mainland China who tried to hide in the trains carrying cattles and jumped off the train when reaching the destination. 

The Braided Girl was wearing two plaited braids and had no ticket for the train she was on. She was caught when the conductor asked for her ticket and she knew she had to get away. 

To escape she jumped from the train, but one of her long braids was caught in the train door or even the tracks as she hit the ground and she tore the braids from her scalp and destroyed her face and died a horrible death. 

People have seen the braided girl weeping with her backs to them around the path where the story allegedly happened where the tracks used to run. The place is now known as Braid Road (辮子路 or 一條辮路).

When the students, mostly male students, are looking closer she turns toward them and shows her torn face. 

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Behind the Legend of the Braided Girl

Most tell the story about the Braided Girl  as if it happened in the 1960s or 70s, and many think this is when the urban legend started. There are however sources that mean that this happened long before.

Passed around on the school campuses, the story about the Ghost of the Braided Girl from the train tracks have been told for decades now and close to all students attending the Chinese University of Hong Kong have heard about the haunting urban legend. 
The Braided Girl: There have been a ghost story about a braided girl appearing in front of male students in the night close to the train tracks. When she turns around, it is said she has a torn face.

Former students and lecturers at CUHK tell that there used to be a much simpler version of the Braided Girl, but the plot involving the train came later. 

The Elevators on CUHK Passing the Haunted Floor

The story about the Braided Girl is not the only ghost story told from this particular university. There are also stories about the Haunted Mong Man Wai Building (蒙民偉樓), home of the biochemistry department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

The building is built against the steep hills and makes good use of elevators for the students to get back and forth from lectures, research in the libraries and other activities. 

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Students that have attended the school claim it is haunted, as the second floor formerly served as a morgue and gave off a haunted and creepy vibe.

There are many stories telling about the hauntings going on in the university department. One of them is about the many elevators in the building that are said to be haunted. They are not really stopping by the second floor that used to serve as a morgue.

When the elevators filled with mirrors and dim lightning are passing the second floor and people get an eerie feeling and a sense of something paranormal going on. When the elevator is passing by the floor people report a feeling like the speed of the elevator is slowing down, almost if something is holding it back. 

Ghost Stories on the Campus of the Chinese University of Hong Kong

In conclusion, the legend of the Ghost of the Braided Girl from the train tracks continues to captivate the students of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Passed around on school campuses for decades, this haunting urban legend has become deeply ingrained in the university’s culture.

These ghost stories serve as a reminder of the rich folklore and legends that permeate the university environment, adding a touch of mystery to the bustling campus life. Whether these tales are based on historical events or pure imagination, they contribute to the vibrant culture and shared experiences of the students at CUHK.

As generations of students come and go, the Ghost of the Braided Girl and other eerie legends will continue to be whispered in hushed tones between classmates. These stories create a sense of shared history and identity for the students, connecting them to the supernatural realm and fostering a bond that transcends time.

So the next time you find yourself walking the halls of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, beware of the shadows that lurk in the corners and the ghostly whispers that echo through the night. The legends may be terrifying, but they have become an integral part of the university’s fabric, reminding us that there is more to this world than what meets the eye.

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