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No one loves a good scare more than the Pinoy. If the arrival of Typhoon "Santi" won't do the trick this weekend, pack your flashlight and head over the eeriest spots in town:
1. Ozone Disco, Quezon City
Seen and heard: Teenagers working the disco stick 'til the wee hours of the morning...at Ozone Disco, where 160 people burned to death and 95 others were injured in March 1996. Most of them were students celebrating their graduation. Every now and then, there are said to be glimpses and sounds of teen ghosts partying at the now unused building. "There were voices in agony when we went inside years ago. At first, we didn't realize what it was but as soon as we did, we ran to the exit," says Olivier Guevara, who used to go ghost hunting.
Approved for occupancy of only 35 people, Ozone Disco was packed with 400 people that fateful night in '96. With the emergency exit blocked by a new building nearby, Ozone Disco was "undoubtedly a deathtrap," Ismael Mathay, Quezon City mayor at that time, said. The Philippine Center on Transnational Crime called the Ozone Disco fire the worst fire in the Philippines.
Ozone Disco now stands in the middle of a restaurant and a moneychanger near the bustling Memorial Rotonda in Quezon City. Old, dirty and quiet, most people don't know it's the site of a tragedy that happened 13 years ago.