If you want to explore the world's spookiest places this Halloween 2015, you should have a good look at the following list of destinations. Some might be familiar to you, but others are unknown places which will definitely take your breath away. That being said, we hope the text will give you the chills and wish you a scary Halloween!
- Aokigahara in Japan
- Beelitz-Heilstätten in Germany
- San Zhi Resort in Taiwan
- Isla de las Muñecas in Mexico
- Paris Catacombs in France
- The Battleship Island in Japan
- Craco Village in Italy
- Centralia – the forecourt to hell is in Pennsylvania
- The Myrtles Plantation in St- Francisville
- The Seedletz Ossuary near Prague
Since the 1960s, hundreds of people have committed suicide in this Japanese forest. Which is why the forest is now flooded with signs and inscriptions which mean to stop people from taking their lives, such as "Life is precious". When one wanders through the woods, the voices and sighs of the dead can sometimes still be heard.
The Beelitz-Heilstätten was a medical institution built to treat the growing number of tuberculosis patients. During the two world wars, the building was used as a military hospital where even Adolf Hitler was once a patient! Throughout World War II, narcotics were less and less available, meaning surgeries were often carried out without anaesthetics. Some say you can still hear the screams of tormented patients in its corridors and hallways.
Designed as a holiday destination for the rich and famous, this resort started to be inhabited before the building site was even completed. An unusual series of fatal accidents at the construction site and continuous reports of construction workers having seen or heard their dead colleagues contributed to the infamous history of this holiday location.
Designed as a holiday destination for the rich and famous, the resort was inhabited before it was even completed. An unusual series of fatal accidents on the building site and following reports of construction workers having seen or heard their dead colleagues contributed to its infamous history.
The remains of about 6 million inhabitants of Paris from the 18th and 19th century are located there. A two-kilometer long section of the macabre ossuary is today freely accessible and adapted as a museum. It is indeed one of the spookiest places in the world.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Gunkanjima island was used as a coal mine. The island has been uninhabited since 1974 and its ghost towns are full of empty residential and industrial buildings. Today, the island looks like a war setting.
The village of Craco, in the province of Matera, was built in the Middle Ages. In 1991, the town was significantly destroyed by a landslide. The survivors left the village and settled elsewhere. Since then, some say the ghost town is occupied by the souls of those who died in the landslide.
Nowadays, only ten people live in the small town of Centralia and they won’t leave their homes under any circumstances. However, in 1981, there were more than 1,000 inhabitants. Fifty years ago a fire started in the coal mine under the city. Acrid smoke filled the streets of the town making the tar on the roads melt. A boy is said to have disappeared in his backyard because the ground was so soft that it could no longer hold his weight. Also, when the sun goes down, the moonlight fights against the billowing smoke from the depths of the earth giving the impression that you are in hell.
In 1992, two of these plantation buildings were photographed. The image shows a young Afroamerican girl leaning with folded arms against the wall. The fact that you can sometimes see shelves on the wall behind the girls confirm the ghost stories which have inspired this place. Real drama happened in these parts, so they say. A plantation owner had a young black lover who poisoned her lover's wife and daughter but she didnt want to kill them, only make them sick. Both died from the poison. Fearing the master's revenge, the other slaves hung the girl on a tree and threw her body into the Mississippi. Even today, the branches of the tree where the girl was killed shine brighter in the sunlight.
The island is probably one of the scariest places in the world. About 70 kilometers from Prague, there are about 40,000 people buried in a cemetery. When they ran out of space in the cemetery, dead bodies were placed in chests. What strikes us the most is that these chests were often made out of bones. The remains of about 10,000 people were used to make chandeliers and garlands, to name a few of the weird uses for these human parts.