Each of ours day is full of emotions that we experience from time to time and it involves a feeling called fear. It is one such feeling we all run away from and why not, after all who likes to experience themselves turning blue and their skin crawling. There are many among us who can’t get a good night sleep after hearing a creepy story so what will happen to them if they see a ghost in action in front of them. I certainly am not kidding, there are places which are said to be extremely scary and haunted, people have witnessed some mysterious and/or terrifying events there. As a child, all of us have experienced getting up at night and shivering with fear because of a bad dream, but what if we experience something same and not because of any dream but reality. Take a look below for our list of 10 of the scariest places on Earth.
1. Catacombs of Paris
While roaming on the streets of Paris, you can easily say that under your feet lie many humans. Even if not alive, their remains do lie there. The destination talked about here is an 18th century cemetery and a mass graveyard coupled with a jumble of tunnels that run beneath the city of Paris and is usually referred as Parisian Catacombs. It is said that as the cemeteries of Paris were being overcrowded, this engineering master piece came to the rescue and a lot of dead human remains were moved here in the silence of night.
The tunnels are lined with the bones of humans and are a centre of paranormal activities. Many have reported unusual sightings, sounds and feelings when visiting these tunnels such as inhuman figure trying to catch them or a light following them. For all those who suffer from claustrophobia would surely like to avoid this place, and all those who don’t would also want to avoid as a single visit to this place can make you go claustrophobic.
2. Shades of Death Road
For all those of you who are thinking that this would be just another nick name to a road by locals, I must tell you that “Shades of Death” is the official name of a two-lane rural road which runs for about 7 miles in the countryside of New Jersey. There still hasn’t been any definite evidence as to why the road was given this name but, as usual there exists many stories about that too. Of all the legends of the road the famous one is an unnamed lake by the side of the road, usually regarded as the ghost lake. It is said that no matter what time of the day you go there, the sky above it always seems to be bright. If that is not it, you can also find the spirits of the highwaymen victim roaming around the area, especially across the lake.
3. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
It is a museum situated in the Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. It was formerly a high school building which was used as a Security Prison for the period of 1975-1979 by the Khmer Rouge regime. It was a centre for torturing and murdering the prisoners, most of which were the former soldiers of Lon Nol regime. The prisoners were brutally killed here, which has resulted in the present day’s hauntings. It is said that ghosts of more than 17,000 prisoners roam around the hallways and odd happenings are the usual sight over there.
4. Leap Castle
It can be easily said to be the most haunted yet fascinating castle in Ireland. The castle was built in the late 15th century by the O’Bannon clan but it is said to be taken by the ruling O’Carroll clan, as the formers were the subject to the latter. In 1532, rivalry broke down in the family turning brother against brother. This eventually led to blood shed with the death of one brother by another. Leap Castle was also popular for its dungeon where thousands of prisoners faced horrifying death. The castle is said to be home of many prisoner’s spirits along with a violent, deformed beast known as the elemental. Elemental is said to be the size of a sheep with the face of a human and smells of rotten flesh and sulphur. The sight of this creature is horrifying and is another reason for people wanting to stay away from it.
5. Borley Rectory
It was a huge Victorian style mansion which became to be known as “the most haunted house in England.” It was built in the year 1862 with the prime purpose of housing the Borley church’s rector and his family. The unexpected events were first witnessed in around 1863 when people reported of hearing footsteps in the house, even when no one was there. Another prominent event came up in 1900, when the daughters of rector reported of seeing the ghost of a nun at twilight, but as they got closer to her to talk, the figure disappeared. Not just this, but there has been in-numerous sightings and spooky events like spirit messages, throwing of stones and other objects, etc. which has given this place the title of most haunted house.
6. La Noria
There lie two abandoned mining towns in the Chilean desert, namely La Noria and Humberstone. Here we are talking about the La Noria and its scary cemetery. In the early 19th century, residents of this town were treated very badly and lived under horrible conditions as slaves. It is believed that the town is haunted because of the cruel treatment these people received and the horrifying death, they suffered from. Though the town is an abandoned one, but as the sun sets it starts getting crowded with paranormal activities. People there have witnessed the noise of footsteps as well as spirits drifting on the streets of the town. If that is not it, its cemetery is one of the scariest in the world and bears some open graves which are the reason for so many disturbances over there.
7. The Ridges
Earlier it was called the Athens Mental Health Center, but after the state of Ohio acquired the hospital property it was renamed as The Ridges. This was first opened on 9th January, 1874 and from then on it kept growing. It has Ohio University as its neighbor and the property of ridges is mostly owned by the university only. Both of these are said to be severely haunted. The most famous spooky story of all is, of a 54 year lady who was a patient there. After remaining missing for 6 weeks, she was found dead in an unused ward. Her body has left a permanent stain on the floor of the room, which is still visible and her ghost is now said to haunt the ward where she died.
8. Stull Cemetery
Stull is an unincorporated region in the not so popular Douglas County of Kansas, America. The town being neighbored by Lawrence and Topeka justifies for having no large population. Merely 20 people can be classified as the residents of Stull but this is just the humane population, there are many others in various forms. One of the attractions of the area is the infamous graveyard, the Stull Cemetery. People also call it as one of the seven gateways to hell and that is the reason why in spite of being talked about so much, you would not want to visit it.
The cemetery was accompanied with an old church which has now been demolished, but for years the church was considered to be a centre of witchcraft and supernatural happenings. Many people have reported unusual incidents near graveyard like unseen people holding you or sudden memory loss and many more. People have also tried to sneak in the church at night to see unusual happenings but due to high patrol they usually don’t succeed. The validity of all this, still can’t be held all true but it certainly is a place you would not want to be at.
Though the name itself describes the place but we would still like to brief you about it. It is an area in the Boston township of Ohio. It is Ohio’s famous terrifying legend and a perfect example of how folklore turns complicated. Usually a place when said haunted, has one or two spooky characters like a haunted house or a man’s ghost after many lives. It being a big area covering Boston, Boston Township, Peninsula, Sagamore Hills and Northfield Township, has more than a few haunted legends. The main reason for it to be called spooky is the steep drop on the Stanford Road which is followed by a dead end.
The local inhabitants have it that, if you are stuck at that end for too long, it may be the end of your life and you might meet some member of the ghost troop roaming in the forests. This is the reason for which it is also called “The End of the World.” Another contributing legend of the area is the Crybaby Bridge. It has a set of difficult rules to be followed for the experimentation of story but many reported that on successful completion of experiment they did see a child’s footprints on the car. These stories maybe true maybe false, but it has given a lot of attention to the area.
10. Riddle House
It is an Edwardian house situated in the Palm Beach County area of Florida. The house which was initially built in 1905 was situated in West Palm Beach but later on it was undone and moved to a historical park situated in Royal Palm Beach and was known as Yesteryear Village. The sources have mentioned that the house which earlier served as a funeral parlor became personal property of Karl Riddle in 1920s. This particular house is said to be haunted by a ghost named Joseph who was also one of Riddle’s employee.
It is said that Joseph committed suicide in the same house by hanging himself in the attic and that is the now the most troubled area of the house. Visitors have reported about the ghost having special hatred for men which the spirit showcases once they enter the attic. Apart from that, stories about frequent movement of furniture in the house can also be heard in the neighboring areas. The house has already been investigated by the crew of a famous ghost-hunting TV show.