Forget about horror movies, these places actually exist out there and are sure to shiver you down by a degree or two. We all have been hearing about such horror legends from tale-tellers. Amongst these thousands of stories exist places that are scarier than all movies you would ever have come across. Unlike what we actually expect, it’s not just a room or a certain place at these locations that is haunted. Instead, the place itself is scary enough for a mention.
- THE BELL WITCH CAVE
Legends say there was once a Witch in here known as the Bell witch who aimed to kill the landlord, John Bell, and destroy his daughter’s life in the 17th century. People say she was successful in both her endeavours and she still dwells in the cave located there.
- CATACOMBS, PARIS
20 metres below the building of the Notre Dame Church lie the dead and disintegrating remains of about six to seven million Parisians. This was built in the 18th century with an idea of prevention of disease risk from the usual cemeteries and spans some good 11,000 square miles.
- THE CHAPEL OF BONES, PORTUGAL
In the late 15th century when the monks ran out of space for storing the body of their beloved deceased, they came up with the idea of creating this monastic cemetery. The innovative Franciscans have kept the bones of their deceased stacked on each other for display to show how fast life is moving.
- THE DARGAVS(CITY OF THE DEAD), RUSSIA
This is a place where of course you can check in anytime you like but not vice-versa!! This city has a watch tower to keep the evil eye over souls so that they don’t escape. Neither tourists nor the people nearby shall ever dare to take a stroll beside this place.
- THE ISLAND OF DOLLS, MEXICO
Legends have been spectator to the sole caretaker of the island hanging dolls on trees in here in memory of the once drowned girl whose floating doll he found nearby. He continued with this till one fine day he died at the same place where the girl did.
- LEAP CASTLE, IRELAND
The Irish clan that once inhabited this castle had their leaders killing them the most inhuman way after finding an evidence of treachery against them. That gray leprosed patient whose face is enough to make you feel nauseated is the popular inhabitant of this place.
- POVEGLIA ISLAND, ITALY
This place once was home to the psychopath doctor who performed insane experiments on disowned or disabled persons. The filth in there prevents the government from cleaning that place off for use by general public.
- THE STANLEY HOTEL, COLORADO
Placed beneath the scenic background of the Rockies, this Hotel is sure to lure you for a stay provided you want to hear strange noises while sleeping as well as have your bed made whilst sleeping sound on it.
- AOKIGAHARA FOREST, JAPAN
Popularly known as the “Suicide Forest”, this forest is witness to some good 100 suicides annually. Public health workers visit this place once per year to clear the surroundings off the belongings of the deceased as well as their dead remains.
- DANVERS STATE HOSPITAL, MASSACHUSETTS
One of the oldest and biggest ever built mental asylums, where, the cemetery consists of some 700-800 dead insane people. This 18th century asylum was converted to residential area in 2008.
- KENMORE MENTAL ASYLUM
Renowned as one of Australia’s most haunted places, hosing down insane and violent patients in so called wet rooms was a common practice here. Fingernail scratches on walls and doors are quite characteristic.
- SEDLEC OSSUARY, CZECH REPUBLIC
Famous for the bone chandelier and various other portrayals of human invention by joining bones exclusively is the special thing about this place. The chandelier is said to have all the bones of the human body.
- THE HANGING COFFINS OF SAGADA, PHILIPPINES
This was done for practical reasons though! The Igorot tribe did not want to bury their deceased elders in the wet grounds of the rainforest and secondly, they did want the buried souls to be disturbed by hunters and animals.
- STULL CEMETERY, PENNSYLVANIA
Argued to be one of the seven gates to hell, this cemetery is infamous for satanic sightings, drunken teens, loud freaking banging noises and ghastly voices.
- MOUNDSVILLE PENITENTIARY
This was a common site for burial of Indian people and is said to be haunted by souls of the same. It has also been the site for 94 executions and 32 murders.
- HOTEL DEL SALTO, COLOMBIAN
Once a renowned hotel for 60 years, this place sat abandoned and witness to several suicides until it was turned into a museum.
- THE DOOR TO HELL, TURKMENISTAN
This was the result of a failed experiment by some scientists. The so called drilling platform collapsed to form this 230 foot wide burning pit. Lunatics often gust into this flaming ground just to get burned down to death.
- HOTEL CECIL, LOS ANGELES
It witnessed a mysterious death in the recent 2013. Situated at the heart of the city, it has been a site to numerous suicides.
- HELL TOWN, OHIO
A creepy street named “The End of the world”, what else can you expect from here? The streets stay abandoned forever and are demarcated from the rest of the city with a “closed here” signboard.
- RIDDLE HOUSE, FLORIDA
A bunch of reasons advocate the fact that you should not be a visitor to this place. The Victorian home is cursed by a couple of ex-workers of the funeral home which once used to exist here plus a tiny boy falling to death.
- THE TOWER OF LONDON, ENGLAND
Built around the early 9th century for being served as a fortress, the tower has a bloody history. Arch-rivalry and coalitions helped turn this tower into an execution ground.
- OKEFENOKEE SWAMP, GEORGIA
Rumoured to be full of supernatural activity, this place still has weird events happening all around it. Also known to be the ground to some infamous stuff like swamp gas, Hangman’s oak, etc.