The legend about the Fox Demon often occurs in Asian legends, and at Windsor House it was said it was deadly. Children were said to have been killed because of it and today the house is considered haunted.
In Causeway Bay in what is now known as the Windsor House (皇室堡) we find one of the most told urban legends from the 1980s in Hong Kong.
Today it is both a shopping mall as well as an office tower, but back in the day it was used to hold banquets in the big room with the marbled walls. The problem was that it was haunted by a spirit fox.
Fox Spirits in Chinese Folklore
Huli jing (狐狸精) are Chinese mythological creatures usually capable of shapeshifting, who may either be benevolent or malevolent spirits. In Chinese mythology and folklore, the fox spirit takes variant forms with different meanings, powers, characteristics, and shapes.
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They can be both good and bad omens, and the fox spirits could be malevolent spirits. And in the case of the Windsor House it is said it turned deadly.
Forgetting to Toast to the Fox
Back then Windsor House was known as the Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, a place of parties and social gatherings and they used to hold banquets there. Chinese parents usually hold a huge party for their child when it gets 30 days old.
A couple was in the building of Windsor House to celebrate their child’s becoming one-month old when they toasted to the child for good health and a long life.
After the celebration the parents dreamt of a red-eyed fox that lived in the building that threatened to kill their child because they didn’t toast to her during the celebration.
They woke from the nightmare and rushed to their baby and found it dead, the blood drained from the body.
The Fox in the Marble
After the death of the baby, a pattern of the marble walls of the Windsor started to form that resembled a fox. The strange incident attracted a huge crowd and the company had to close for a day. The security put a piece of cloth to cover the marble wall and the whole thing was removed at midnight.
According to legend, this was not the only baby that was brought to the Windsor House to be celebrated that ended up dead.
On the rooftop of the building there is said to be a secret children’s playground that has never been open to the public and there are no children that have played on it. Or is it? It is said that the playground was built for the children who were killed by the fox demon.
The legend of the Fox Demon and the haunted Windsor House continues to intrigue and captivate the imaginations of those who hear it. Although the building has transformed into a shopping mall and office tower, the ghostly presence of the spirit fox still lingers within its walls.
The Fox Demon Haunting Windsor House
Over the years, more stories have emerged about the tragic fate of innocent children who met their untimely demise at the hands of the vengeful fox demon. Whispers of a secret children’s playground on the rooftop persist, a haunting reminder of the lives lost.
Whether you believe in the supernatural or not, the legend of the Fox Demon of Windsor House serves as a reminder of the deep-rooted folklore and rich cultural traditions that shape our understanding of the world. It is a testament to the power of storytelling, captivating generations with its blend of mystery, tragedy, and the timeless allure of the unknown.
As the Windsor House stands tall, its haunted reputation serves as a chilling reminder that sometimes, the spirits of the past refuse to rest, forever lingering in the shadows, waiting to be discovered by those brave enough to seek the truth.
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