CREEPIEST PLACES ON EARTH
You should visit these places…if you aren’t too scared…
A natural gas field that Soviet engineers tried to burn off in 1971 has been burning constantly since then, and doesn’t appear that it will ever stop. When the Devil comes to Earth, it’ll probably be through here.
The Island of the Dolls – Mexico
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This tiny island near Mexico City was inhabited by a recluse named Julián Santana Barrera who hung up the discarded dolls he found floating in surrounding river for 50 years to appease the spirit of a girl who drowned nearby which he said haunted him until he died of a heart attack near the same river. Can’t imagine why he was scared to death…
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The town of almost 50,000 was quickly evacuated in the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster which was nearby. Visit their famed amusement park, and you’ll come back glowing!
The “Chapel of Bones” was built by a (super weird) monk in the 1500’s who decorated the building with the bones of an estimated 5,000 of his fellow monks. If that’s not creepy enough, two bodies hang from the ceiling, and one them is a child. Jesus would be proud.
Grand Hotel Prishtina – Pristina, Kosovo
Credit: Kristoferb at English Wikipedia
The marquee hotel in in Kosovo’s capital isn’t so “grand” anymore. During the brutal Balkan Wars of the 90’s, Serbian militants used the hotel as a place for the torture and execution of their prisoners. Their Trip Adviser rating took quite the hit.
Catacombs of Paris
Hanging Coffins – Sagada, Philippines
Local tribes practice the custom of mounting their dead’s coffins on a cliff-face in hopes that they will be closer to heaven. And what a view!
Old Jewish Cemetary – Prague
Roosevelt Hotel – Hollywood, Los Angeles
Ilha da Queimada Grande, Brazil
The Stanley Hotel – Estes Park, Colorado
Paranormal activity has been reported at The Stanley since the early 70’s, and a night spent there by Stephen King inspired him to write “The Shining.”
Poison Garden – Alnwick, England
In this section of the famed Alnwick Garden, you definitely don’t want to stop and smell the roses because they could kill you. Added in 2005 as a bit of a tourist attraction, the garden’s plants are toxic and poisonous, and grown for educational purposes.
From 1878 to 1996 the hospital treated Britain’s soldiers and then civilians until high costs and asbestos caused the hospital to close its doors. Certainly the souls of an unfortunate patient or two still haven’t checked out.
Jacob’s Well – Wimberley, Texas
The natural spring is a popular swimming hole, but the complex network of underwater caves beneath the surface is the real attraction for aspiring explorers. Unfortunately, the caves have claimed the lives of eight people who underestimated the Well.
St. George’s Church – Lukova, Czech Republic
Kryziu Kalnas, Lithuania
The “Hill of Crosses” has been a central location to religious Lithuanians who have placed crosses on the hill for over 150 years. Even after the ruling Soviets destroyed the hill multiple times, the devout would return and bring more and more crosses with them. There are now over 100,000 crosses on the hill.
Hashima Island, Japan
The abandoned island off the coast of Nagasaki was home to over 5,000 as a mining community, until the mines ran dry in 1974. The island was left to rot and now stand as time capsule over 40 years later.
The Queen City tried to build a subway system, but ran out of funding in the 90’s. An eerie system of half-built tunnels and abandoned subway cars are now found throughout the city.
San Zhi Resort – Taiwan
Maunsell Sea Forts – The North Sea
The British built these strange forts in the middle of the North Sea to deter a Nazi invasion during World War II. Obviously, they didn’t help much, but they’re still standing, empty, today.
West Virginia State Penitentiary
Known as “Plague Island”, Poveglia was a place of forced quarantine for plague victims from 1793 to 1814 that numbered about 160,000. Their mass graves are still there. Perhaps even more morbid, the island would later be home to a mental hospital whose doctor did strange experiments on patients before killing himself because he said he was being haunted by ghosts.
Sanctuary of Tophet, Tunisia
Ancient Tunisians would sacrifice thousands of children during hard times. Seems legit.
Akodessewa Market, Togo