When you travel around the world, you get to see some of the most amazing things. If you travel alone, you get to take everything in without any distractions. However, if you get scared, you have to face those dangers on your own and there are some places around the world which are so creepy that you wouldn’t even have the courage to visit them alone.
Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic
The thing that is creepy about this place is that the chandeliers here are made out of bones; even the family coat of arms is made out of human bones! If you don’t think that is creepy, you can stand among the thousands of tourists who visit the place every year.
Hill of Crosses, Šiauliai, Lithuania
While it may look like a normal cemetery at first, that is not the case, since there is also something special about it. This hill is the center of many pilgrimage journeys and ever since the Middle Ages, people have been placing crosses of all shapes and sizes on it. Today, there are more than 100,000 crosses on the hill and it is eerily silent.
The Island of the Dolls, Mexico
If you have seen any horror movies involving dolls, you wouldn’t dare enter this place. This is a very real place near Mexico City and the thing that makes it so eerie and creepy are the sad dolls hanging from the trees and the strange silence that covers the whole area.
Hashima Island, Japan
Located about 15 kilometers off the coast of mainland Japan is an abandoned island that resembles a ghost town. There is no sign of life anywhere and all that stands are corpses of the buildings that used to be there. The winds blowing over the island make strange noises that would creep anyone out.
Taylor Glacier, Antarctica
Even though this is a perfectly natural phenomenon, it is quite creepy to see all the red among the white. These are the famous Blood Falls and the red that you see in the picture is caused by the presence of the microbe lake which was sealed off by the glacier; this in turn caused a high concentration of iron and salt to leak out.
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster is one of the worst man-made disasters in human history. Even after 34 years, the city of Pripyat, Ukraine remains a ghost town and you can still see the places that were once the playgrounds, schools, amusement parks and houses of the people that lived there.
Beelitz-Heilstätten Hospital, Germany
This is an old and abandoned hospital near Berlin and it once served as a tuberculosis sanatorium. During the First World War, it was also served as a treatment center for the victims of mustard gas, including Adolf Hitler, a young German soldier at the time.
This was once a prosperous coal mine in Pennsylvania but in 1962, the coal mine caught fire and it spread through the underground tunnels. It looks like the flames of hell itself and a sinkhole has also appeared since the accident that is more than 50 feet deep.
Poveglia Island, Italy
Located in the Venetian lagoon, this island is often known as the “most haunted island in the world” and for good reason too. This was the place where the sick and dying were shipped off to from the mainland and it was mainly used during the isolation of the plague victims. In the 1920s, a mental hospital was also built on the island. The soil today is a mixture of dirt and human ashes.
Christ of the Abyss, San Fruttuoso, Italy
This statue of Jesus Christ is located underwater at the site of the death of a diver back in the 1950s. The thing that makes this statue look so creepy is the corrosion and the fact that it is covered with algae.
Tuol Sleng, Cambodia
This was once a school in Cambodia but was later turned into a prison in which nearly 14,000 people died due to torture. There are many people who still believe that the souls of the people who died from torture haunt the prison to this day.
Once upon a time, Craco was quite the picturesque village. However, in the 1960s, the village was abandoned and left for ruin. Today, only the ruins stand and the official statement is that the abandonment was due to natural disasters.
Eastern State Penitentiary, Pennsylvania, USA
Abandoned prisons are hotspots for creepy vibes. The Eastern State Penitentiary was operational from 1829 to 1971 and it was the first building in America to have central heat and running water. Even though it sounded like a pleasant place, it was a horrible prison, where prisoners were kept in solitary confinement and isolation for most of the time.
Hanging Coffins, Sagada, Philippines
People usually bury their dead six feet under the ground. However, the people in Sagada attach the coffins to the side of a hill and they have been doing this for more than a thousand years. It is quite disturbing to see the coffins just hanging there.
Lome Bazaar, Togo, Africa
Unless you are looking for Voodoo stuff, you do not belong at this market. This is a bazaar that has all the things that you require in order to practice black magic. From slaughtered animals to skeletons to body parts, you can find everything here.
The Door to Hell, Derweze, Turkmenistan
Hell is a place that is very real and its door is located in the middle of the Karakoram desert in Turkmenistan. This is the site of a methane reserve which was accidentally hit when scientists were looking for oil. The drilling platform collapsed and fell into the crater and ever since then, the crater has been on fire.
Holy Land-Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
This park was created by an attorney who claimed that he had received the instructions from God himself. In its prime, this land was a miniature version of Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and other notable locations that are mentioned in the Bible. Even though it was quite popular in the beginning, the park shut down in the 1980s.
Capuchin Catacombs, Palermo, Italy
These underground tombs hold more than 8,000 bodies that have been mummified. If you do decide to visit this place, you will easily get lost in the tunnels and you will have no one to keep you company except for the skeletons.
Auschwitz concentration camp, Poland
The gate of the concentration camp says “Work Sets You Free” and this is the place that saw one of the worst genocides in human history. Even after nearly 80 years of its liberation by the Allies, the place remains one of the most dreadful places on Earth.
Snake Island, São Paulo, Brazil
Located 90 miles off the coast of Sao Paulo, this island boasts of the highest concentration of snakes per square feet in the world. The snakes are so venomous that the government has banned all travel to the island.
Chillingham Castle, Northumberland, England
Britain has many castles that were erected during the Medieval Ages. While many of these castles are still habitable, most of them have been abandoned. The Chillingham Castle is among the latter and it is said that the voices of two unknown men can be heard in the chapel.
Willard Asylum – Willard, New York, USA
Nearly 4,000 patients were once admitted in the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane. The walls are thick with red and we can only imagine how they got to be that way. More than 50,000 people died in this building and only a handful of them were due to natural causes.
Highgate Cemetery, North London, England
This is one of the best known cemeteries in England. Some of the names in this cemetery include Karl Marx and George Michael. Without a doubt, we can say that this cemetery is haunted by the ghosts of the people that died here.
Changi Beach, Singapore
This is one of the oldest and most haunted beaches in Singapore. This was the site of the bloody Sook Ching massacre, a mass execution of the local Chinese by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. Even today, you can see headless bodies walking on the beach while spooky voices can also be heard.
Monte Cristo, New South Wales, Australia
Once upon a time, this was a beautiful country retreat. However, after a string of mysterious deaths, including that of a child who fell down a flight of stairs, it was transformed into one of the most haunted houses in Australia.
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
This was the seat for the kings and queens of Scotland for centuries and since it is such an old building, there is no shortage of ghost stories about this place. Among the ghosts who haunt this place, notable names include the Headless Drummer and the Piper.
Tower of London, England
This is one of the oldest structures in the United Kingdom to still be in use. William the Conqueror built it nearly a thousand years ago and during the Middle Ages, it was used as a prison. Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, the wives of King Henry VIII, were all beheaded at the Tower.
Screaming Tunnel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
There was once a time when a girl went in this tunnel to hide from her father, a violent drunk. She never came out and it is believed that her ghost still haunts the tunnel to this day.
Borley Rectory, Essex, England
If you can spend a single night at this house in Sussex, you are one of the few brave people in this world that can. It is haunted by many ghosts including that of a floating nun.
The Death Railway, Thailand
When this railway was being constructed during the First World War, thousands of workers lost their lives. It is a standing reality of the brutal war that mankind had to face in the 20th century.
Stanley Hotel, Colorado, USA
This place was the inspiration behind the book The Shining. People often say that they see two girls holding hands and playing in the corridors. They also say that they hear music from the 1920s in the ballroom at night.
Bran Castle, Romania
This was the castle of Vlad the Impaler, the famous muse behind Count Dracula during the Middle Ages. There is a dark history related with the castle as well as the grim walls and high towers .
Pendle Hill, Lancashire, England
People have been visiting Pendle Hill since the dark ages and they have one sole purpose: to practice dark magic. This is the place that you should go if you are looking to communicate with the spirits of the dark and if you wish to enhance your mystical powers.
Stull Cemetery, Kansas, USA
This is the cemetery that is believed to be the place where Satan’s son is buried. Local legends say that Satan visits his son’s grave every Halloween at exactly midnight. It is one of the favorite places for the people who like to dabble in occult knowledge.
Mansfield Reformatory, Ohio, USA
Scenes from “Shawshank Redemption” were shot in this place. After 1990, this place was abandoned and it is now an empty place with cells. The locals and visitors have reported paranormal activity from the ghosts of the former inmates.
La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
This cemetery is beautiful in an eerie way and people who have visited the place swear that it is haunted. There are over 6,400 statues, sarcophagi, coffins and crypts.
Veijo Rönkkönen, Finland
These woods contain statues of naked people in unusual poses. It was believed to be the sight for strange and dark rituals but in reality, it was created by a Finnish artist. Either way, they are quite creepy and not something that you would want to visit at night.
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, West Virginia
This is an abandoned mental hospital and, as you can imagine, this wasn’t a very happy place. Walking down the empty halls, you can feel the various tortures that people endured in this building.
Helltown, Ohio, USA
There are many reasons as to why this town was abandoned. There are some people who claim that it was a government evacuation because of a chemical spill while others say that the reason behind the abandonment was a Satanic cult.
Eyam, Derbyshire, England
Even though this town was abandoned due to an epidemic, there are rumors that say that a little girl still roams the streets of the town. They say that she is just trying to find her way back home or through a doorway to the other side.
Sloss Furnaces, Alabama, USA
Once upon a time, this was the largest manufacturer of pig iron in the world. However, the plant was able to manufacture the large quantities of pig iron only because of the miserable conditions of the workers. During the reign of a foreman between 1900 and 1906, the workers had to take quite a lot of risks and 47 people died during those years. The foreman died by falling into a pool of molten steel and people still say they hear a creepy voice that tells them to work harder.
Red Onion Saloon, Alaska, USA
People who visit the Red Onion Saloon often say that they hear the ghost of a woman who used to work there. The haunting of this woman causes perfume smells to appear out of nowhere and the appearance of cold spots as well.
Yuma Territorial Prison, Arizona
During the 33 years of its operation, the Yuma prison held more than 3,000 murderers, thieves and other criminals and over 100 people died in this prison. Cell 14 is said to be haunted and the guards have reported a chill near it; this was the cell in which a prisoner named John Ryan committed suicide.
The Crescent Hotel, Arkansas
Once upon a time, the Crescent Hotel was one of the most luxurious resort in America. While it has been restored to its former grandeur, the Crescent Hotel was once sold off and converted into a hospital where people were scammed since the doctors did not have any medical training or groundbreaking treatments. There are many patients who are said to haunt the property.
Queen Mary, California
This ship was converted into a warship for the Second World War but now it is a floating hotel docked in Long Beach. People who visit the hotel say that they see ghosts of a lady in white, an engineer who died in the engine room and ghosts of many small children as well.
Mark Twain House, Connecticut
This was the house in which Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. However, the family sold the house after their daughter died of Meningitis in 1896. The house is said to be haunted by a lady in white.
Fort Delaware, Delaware, USA
Fort Delaware was a Union prison during the Civil war and held nearly 12,000 Confederate soldiers as prisoners of war. Due to the dreadful conditions, there were many days when there was no food or water and the inmates also did not have any beds. The dungeons of the Fort are said to be quite a spot for paranormal activity.
St. Augustine Lighthouse, Florida
The former keepers and their families are said to haunt this lighthouse. Famous ghost sightings include that of two sisters, Eliza and Mary, who drowned in the nearby waters. People have sworn to have heard their laughter late in the night at the lighthouse.
Bonaventure Cemetery, Georgia, USA
The stately trees, lush moss and the Gothic-style tombstones make it a beautiful cemetery but people have reported quite a lot of paranormal activity at nights. Some have reported a statue by the name of Gracie crying tears of blood at night.
Hawaii Plantation Village
Half of the 25 structures in the plantation village of Hawaii are said to be haunted. There’s a ghostly young girl in the Portuguese house, a choking ghost in the Okinawan house and a doll that wanders from its case in the Puerto Rican house.
Old Idaho Penitentiary
The prisoners of this prison built the walls around the building using the sandstone from the quarries around the prison. The operations of this prison closed in 1973 because the conditions of the inmates were so worse off that they rioted. The building is filled with paranormal activity.
McPike Mansion, Illinois
Paranormal investigators favor the McPike Mansion quite a lot. They claim to feel the ghostly presence of the original owners, Eleanor and Henry McPike, in the mansion. Apart from the original couple, they also claim to feel the presence of other residents who lived in the mansion over the years.
The Story Inn, Indiana
This inn was built in 1851 and is now the only structure that is standing from the mining town of Story. It was restored in the 1960s and is now a bed and breakfast that is said to be haunted by the Blue Lady.
Villisca Ax Murder House, Iowa
At first glance, you might think that this is just another house but in reality, it has a very disturbing and vicious history. In 1912, six members of the household and two overnight guests were murdered inside the house and no one knows who murdered the eight people.
Sallie House, Kansas
Sallie House was once the home and office of a physician but it is now said to be haunted by the ghost of a six year old girl who died on the operating table of the physician during a botched appendectomy.
Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Kentucky
This building held thousands of tuberculosis patients during its time of operation. Most of the patients in the building died of the disease and the ghosts of the dead patients are said to haunt the place to this day.
The Myrtles Plantation, Louisiana
This house is known as one of the most haunted houses in America. It is said to be haunted by Chloe, a slave girl who took her revenge on her owners by poisoning him and his entire family. She is said to appear in a white apron and green turban.
Mount Hope Cemetery, Maine
This is one of the oldest cemeteries in the United States of America and it is also the site of the shooting of the movie, Pet Sematary. There is a reason why many of King’s novels are inspired by the names on the tombstones of the graves.
Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland
Nearly 23,000 soldiers lost their lives or were wounded heavily on this battlefield during the American Civil War. It was one of the bloodiest parts of the war and even after all these decades, people claim to see mysterious figures in Confederate uniforms lurking about on the battlefield in an eerie way.
The Lizzie Borden House, Massachusetts
In 1892, the residents of this house, Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally murdered in broad daylight. Their daughter, Lizzie, was charged with the crime but was later acquitted. However, there are many people who still believe her to be guilty of the murders. People claim to see apparitions and hear the crying of a woman at night in the house.
Mackinac Island, Michigan
This island was the site of two major battles during the War of 1812. Over the years, the island has also seen quite a lot of vicious deaths which has made it a prime spot for paranormal activity.
Wabasha Street Caves, Minnesota
These were formerly mining caves but were turned into a speakeasy during the Prohibition. This made the caves a favorite spot for the gangsters like John Dillinger and Ma Barker. Three gangsters are said to have been gunned down here and their bodies were buried beneath the caves. However, the bodies were never found to this day.
McRaven House, Mississippi
Several of the residents who lived in this house died in it too and the house was also used as a Confederate Field Hospital during the Civil War. This has made the house quite haunted and the most famous ghost of the house is of Mary Elizabeth Howard who died in childbirth in one of the rooms on the upper level.
Lemp Mansion, Missouri
The wealthy Lemp family who lived in this house suffered 60 years of tragedies. There are records of four members of the family dying in the house although many people believe that there might have been more. The spirits of the dead Lemp family members still linger on within the house.
Bannack Ghost Town, Montana
When gold was discovered near here, this town flourished quite a lot. However, after the mines depleted, the entire town was abandoned and it is one of the many ghost towns across the United States of America.
State Capitol Building, Nebraska
Many years ago, during the Holidays, prisoners were tasked with putting up the Christmas lights on the building in exchange for shorter sentences. One man panicked when he was hanging the lights, had a heart attack and fell to his death. His ghost is still said to sob and scream near the building.
Mizpah Hotel, Nevada
This hotel is said to retain many things from the Wild West past. One of the things that the hotel is famous for is having the spirit of a woman who was murdered inside the hotel. She came to be known as the Lady in Red.
Mount Washington Hotel, New Hampshire
Built by Bretton Woods in 1902, this property is said to be haunted by his widow, Carolyn. People have claimed seeing her descending down the stairs for dinner and the lights inside one of the towers turning on and off without any explanation.
Pine Barrens, New Jersey
This forest is supposedly the home to the Jersey Devil who is believed to be the cursed 13th child of a woman named Mother Leeds. Legend says that the boy transformed into the devil soon after his birth, with his leathery wings, horns and forked tail.
Roswell, New Mexico
Mac Brezel, a rancher, discovered a strange wreckage in 1947. While the authorities say that the wreckage came from a crashed weather balloon, there are many people who believe that the wreckage belonged to an alien spacecraft.
Rolling Hills Asylum, New York
Originally a poorhouse, the Rolling Hills Asylum catered to unwed mothers, widows, orphans and mentally challenged people. However, the building was expanded to house the criminally insane and has become one of the most haunted place in the state.
Biltmore Estate, North Carolina
This estate was built by George Vanderbilt and it contains 250 rooms along with a huge library. People claim that the property is haunted by George and his wife, Edith. They claim that George is seen in the library while Edith calls out his name.
Fort Abraham Lincoln, North Dakota
People claim to have seen a woman in a black dress on the second floor of the Custer House. Other paranormal activity includes footsteps of long dead soldiers in the Barracks, and a shadowy figure in the Commissary at night.
Stone Lion Inn, Oklahoma
This was the home of F.E Houghton but when the family suffered a financial crisis, the mansion was converted into a mortuary for eight years. The embalming table from the time is still on display and the Houghton family is said to haunt the mansion.
Heceta Head Lighthouse, Oregon
Staying at this lighthouse (now converted into a bed and breakfast) means that you will be meeting the ghost of the wife of the lighthouse keeper, Frank DeRoy. The couple had a daughter who died tragically in the lighthouse.
Providence City Hall, Rhode Island
This building is said to be haunted by Thomas Doyle, one of the longest-serving and most-beloved mayors of the city. The elevators are have been reported to work on their own several times and empty rooms are said to whisper.
Dock Street Theatre, South Carolina
This theatre has seen many disasters, including a fire and an earthquake, ever since it opened in 1735. One of the ghosts that haunts this building is believed to be actor Junius Brutus Booth, father of John Wilkes Booth, the man who shot Abraham Lincoln.
Bullock Hotel, South Dakota
The ghost that haunts this hotel is said to be that of the town’s first sheriff, Seth Bullock. People have claimed seeing Bullock’s ghost, smelled his old cigars and things being moved by invisible forces.
Bell Witch Cave, Tennessee
Legend says that a farmer, named John Bell, and his daughters were tormented for years by a witch. People believe that the witch was their neighbor, Kate Batts.
Hotel Galvez, Texas
According to local legends, the hotel is haunted by Audra, who was about to be married. However, she committed suicide after learning that her groom had died at sea, only for him to arrive at the hotel alive a few days later. This tale is known as the Tale of the Lovelorn Lady.
Old Tooele Hospital, Utah
If you are faint-hearted, you should stay away from this place. Three ghosts are said to haunt the hospital: a nurse in white, a man in black and a little girl.
Emily’s Bridge, Vermont
A girl named Emily had arranged for her lover to meet at this bridge so that they could elope together. However, when the boy did not show, she hung herself from the rafters. People have claimed seeing scratch marks appear on vehicles, hearing footsteps and spotting a white apparition.
Peyton Randolph House, Virginia
This is one of the oldest homes in Williamsburg. A slave named Eve cursed this house as a revenge for her cruel treatment. Many people died as a result of the curse, including a Civil War soldier, a boy who fell from a tree, a girl who fell from a window and two men who shot each other during an argument.
Port Townsend, Washington
This is one of the three Victorian seaports in the United States of America and has many places that are said to be haunted. These include the Manresa Castle, where a woman is said to be seen in a window, and Fort Worden, where there have been many strange sightings and strange noises.
The Pfister Hotel, Wisconsin
Charles Pfister, the namesake of the hotel, is said to haunt the Pfister Hotel. Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals claimed that his belongings and furniture moved while he was sleeping, while Brandon Phillips of the Boston Red Sox said his radio repeatedly turned on for no reason.
Fort Laramie, Wyoming
This was a private fur trading fort in 1834 but it later evolved into the largest military post on the Northern Plains. However, it was abandoned in 1890 and several ghosts are said to haunt the base. The Lady in Green is the most notable one, who is said to appear every seven years on the nearby Oregon Trail, dressed in green and riding a black stallion.
Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, California
This is one of the most disturbing construction projects, commissioned by Sarah Winchester, the wife of the rifle-maker’s son. After her husband and child died, she was informed that the death was brought about by the gunshot victims of the Winchester rifles. To keep away the vengeful spirits, she commissioned the Victorian fun house.
Hotel Monte Vista, Flagstaff, Arizona
There are many ghosts who are said to live in the hotel even today. One of the ghosts hangs meat from the chandelier in Room 210. Then there are the ghosts of the two women who were thrown off the third floor.
House Of The Seven Gables, Salem
This is the house behind the inspiration for the famous novel. It was the site of the famous witch trials of Salem which has made it a hotspot for quite a lot of paranormal activity.
Gettysburg Battlefield, Pennsylvania
The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest battles fought on American soil. Within a matter of 3 days, nearly 50,000 young men died on this battlefield. Not all these men received a proper burial.
Pittock Mansion, Oregon
This house was built by Georgina and Henry Pittock in 1909. However, the couple passed within the next decade and they are believed to still haunt the house. Rooms tend to fill with the smell of roses without any flowers in them and a childhood picture of Henry keeps moving on its own.
Poinsett Bridge, South Carolina
This is the oldest bridge in South Carolina and it is made entirely out of stone. It is haunted by the ghost of a man who died in the 1950s in a car accident. There is a legend that says that there is another ghost who haunts the bridge only because he died during its construction and was entombed inside the bridge.
Another ghost town in the United States of America, Cahawba was the first capital of Alabama. It was abandoned after the Civil War and there are many eerie buildings that give off creepy vibes.
Faulkner House Books, New Orleans, Louisiana
Located in the heart of the French Quarter, these are the rooms that were rented by William Faulkner, a relatively unknown writer. People have claimed to smell pipe tobacco, one of Faulkner’s trademarks, and seeing his apparition on the writing desk.
Whaley House, San Diego
This was the former site of the city’s first gallows. When Thomas Whaley built a house over it in 1857, he reported hearing the footsteps of “Yankee” Jim Robinson, a drifter and thief who was hanged on the site four years before the house was built.
San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio
This is the oldest church in Texas and it is one of the most stunning examples of Gothic Revival architecture. However, there are many legends surrounding this church. When its construction began, the workers found bones and other remains of three soldiers of the Alamo. Ever since then, people have reported shadowy figures and orbs in their photographs.
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois
Between 1840 and 1850, the Lincoln Park Zoo served as the city cemetery and housed more than 35,000 bodies. While most of the bodies were moved to a new location, there are still many bodies that are buried in the zoo.
New Amsterdam Theatre, New York City
Olive Thomas won the title of “The Most Beautiful Girl In New York City” shortly after she moved to the city at the age of 16. However, she died in 1920 after swallowing a bunch of mercury pills. People began to claim that they saw her ghost backstage carrying a blue pill bottle. A curious thing is that she is only spotted by men.
Moon River Brewing Company, Savannah, Georgia
While it is a beer house and a restaurant today, the building was originally built as a hotel. However, in order to treat the yellow fever victims of the Civil War, it was converted into a hospital. The death toll rose and the hotel is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of the people who died in it.
Devil’s Tramping Ground, North Carolina
Located 50 miles south of Greensboro, this is a 40-foot clearing where no plants will grow and no animal will cross. It is believed to be the spot where the devil comes to stomp and dance every night. People have claimed to see red eyes glowing at night in the clearing. They even tried to place their belongings inside the clearing only to have them thrown out by next morning.