The Tragic Legend of Corregidor Island’s Bloodstone Beach

The Tragic Legend of Corregidor Island’s Bloodstone Beach

Corregidor Island

Corregidor Island exists just off the coast of Manila in the Philippines. It was an important stronghold during WWII as it was paramount to hold in order to control the Philippines. For this reason, it was the scene of many bloody and epic battles. These were primarily between the US and the Japanese armed forces. Both of whom held the island at different points in time. These battles saw many bombs dropped upon the island and a vast amount of bloodshed. Today, many of the ruins that were destroyed from these battles remain and are said to harbor ghosts. In fact, Corregidor Island is said to be one of the most haunted islands in the world. There is one area of this island, however, that holds a legend more sinister than any ghost story.

Bloodstone Beach on Corregidor Island.
Holding a display of various Bloodstones on Bloodstone Beach in the Philippines.

Bloodstone Beach

One of the spookiest places to visit upon Corregidor Island is that of Bloodstone Beach. Strewn across the length of sand that makes up Bloodstone Beach are countless white stones, all stained with red blotches. Overtime legends developed surrounding these stones that were obviously linked to historic events having played out on Corregidor Island. Many people began to believe that the reason for these red stains upon so many of the stones on the beach was that they were in fact bloodstains. Since so many soldiers had perished upon this island, as well as this beach, this seemed to be a plausible answer for why the bloodstones existed.

Sun set over Bloodstone Beach on Corregidor Island.
The sun setting over Bloodstone Beach on Corregidor Island.

It has since been uncovered that there is actually a natural geological explanation for the red stains on these stones. This legend, although proven not to be true, still acts to reiterate the amount of death that occurred upon this island, the main reason why so many people consider it to be haunted.

Bloodstone Beach Corregidor Island.
Creepy looking Bloodstones laying on the beach.

Visiting Bloodstone Beach

Visiting Corregidor Island is a very interesting and grounding experience. It is easy to get to from Manila with ferries leaving for the island almost daily. You can spend the night upon the island or choose to visit on a day tour. Bloodstone Beach is a short walk to the coast from the only hotel on the island.

The Legend of Bloodstone Beach. Corregidor Island, Philippines.
Exploring one of the most sinister legends of Corregidor Island, that of Bloodstone Beach.

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Comments (4)

  • MJ

    Posted by MJ on March 12, 2020

    Is there any haunted hotels on Corregidor?


      Posted by Amy on March 15, 2020

      Hi MJ! Thanks for reading. As far as I am aware there aren’t any haunted hotels on the island. There is only one resort there you can stay at. It is a really nice spot and quite modern, so I doubt it would be connected to any of the dark history of the island. That being said, I still highly recommend a visit as there is plenty to visit on the island, with so many ghost stories connected to many of these sites. Thanks for asking!

  • Aron andaya

    Posted by Aron andaya on January 9, 2021

    Hi amy i have been there before and went to that beach with my classmates and we went to the tunnel too which was super creepy and me and my classmates and parents got chills and i when i was in the field trip we could not go to the hospital ruins we where onky allowed on the beach, tunnel, museum and the light house


      Posted by Amy on January 28, 2021

      Thanks for sharing, Aron.

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