No matter where you go, the world is full of places full of legends and ghost stories, of riots supernatural, murders gory and deaths traumatic. In virtually any point of the planet there are sites mysterious that hide the most horrific events. Do you want to know some of them?
The 20 places most terrifying in the world
1 – Nagoro (Japan)
Nagoro is a small japanese town in which the population of dolls of natural size exceeds the human population by a ratio of almost 100:1.
All the toys are the work of Tsukimi Ayano, a local who started to make dolls of your neighbors after they died, or moved.
2 – House Riddle, Florida (USA)
This house was built in 1920 and was owned by Karl Riddle. Karl, along with his employee, committed suicide in it, and it is said that their souls wander still through its rooms.
No one knows the true story of these deaths are mysterious, but it is said that they found their bodies hanging from the fan, with the bones of the neck broken.
3 – Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town (south Africa)
There are many stories of paranormal that have as the venue of this castle. The first incident paranormal was the appearance of a knight in 1915 in one of the walls.
However, one of the most popular stories associated with the castle is that of the former governor Pieter Gysbert van Noodt. The same day he had sentenced to death seven soldiers who were caught trying to leave the army, one of them says that he put a curse, forcing him to watch the execution.
The governor did not go, and hours later was found dead with a look of terror.
4 – Monte Cristo Homestead, New South Wales (Australia)
Taking into account the amount of tragic deaths and violent attacks that have occurred in this house, it is not surprising that being known as the most terrifying of Australia.
Several people have died suddenly, accidentally, or murdered. This has made people to believe that there is a high paranormal activity in it.
5 – the Hill of Crosses (Lithuania)
Since the FOURTEENTH century, carried by placing crosses at this place for several reasons: during the medieval period, the crosses expressed the desire of independence of Lithuania; following a peasant uprising in 1831, the added memory of the rebellious dead; and during the soviet occupation, became a place of challenge.
The hill and the crosses were razed to three times, but the premises rebuilt. Today, there are more than 100,000.
6 – the Cemetery of Stull, Bunfuck (EE.UU)
At the beginning of the TWENTIETH century, only twenty people lived in this city. Two of them, a father and his son were killed in a car accident and were buried in this place.
Their deaths remained a mysterious fact, when years ago after several people were murdered and hung from a tree. No one knows who killed them, but this cemetery is considered to be a rather strange and scary.
7 – Fort George, Nova Scotia (Canada)
Known as the historic site more haunted of Canada, the Citadel of Halifax has received hundreds of reports of sightings of ghosts.
Staff and visitors have reported several apparitions walking in the area, a soldier in uniform, an elderly man, a woman, a man with a red cape and a lady among them. Figures that appear and disappear “magically”.
Other reports include voices disembodied, explosions unexplained, blows, mists, the feeling of being observed, and a long etcetera.
8 – Island of the Dolls, Xochimilco (Mexico)
In the 50’s, a man moved to this island to discover what was tormenting the spirit of a little girl who had drowned there decades before. In an attempt to apaciguarla, bought countless wrists and hung from the trees. After a time, she felt that she was not satisfied, and that he wanted that he too was a spirit.
He was found dead, drowned in the same place where he had done so the girl years before. Their ghosts can now be seen on the island, and it is said that the dolls whisper to you when you walk by there.
9 – The chests hanging from Sagada, Philippines
The people of this region is known for burying their dead in coffins on the sides of the cliffs. The tradition dates back to thousands of years ago: they carve their own coffin, and when they die, they are placed next to their ancestors.
10 – Paths of the Shadow of Death, New Jersey (USA)
There are several mysteries about this way. Some visitors have claimed to see black souls wandering near the road.
There are several theories that say that these are bandits killed than kill who come to the area, especially those who try to cross the road during dark nights.
11 – Hotel Banff Springs, Alberta (Canada)
Reports frightening of this hotel include the apparition of a bride who fell down the stairs and broke her neck after panicking because her dress went up in flames.
The locals boast that a family was murdered in room 873, and that although it is boarded up, still you can see them wandering through the corridors. But perhaps the best-known of a bellhop who worked at the hotel in the 60s, and still tries to help the guests by turning off and on lights, opening doors,…
12 – Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh (Scotland)
This castle has accumulated hundreds of stories of the supernatural. Among the most frequent appearances include former servants of the castle, a drummer without a head, and a man who apparently perished in the tunnels of the castle.
13 – Hospital Beelitz-Heilstätten, Beelitz (Germany)
Between 1898 and 1930, the complex of Beelitz-Heilstätten served as a sanatorium of tuberculosis. Also housed mustard gas, and victims of machine guns during the First World War.
The hospital became an important treatment centre for the nazi soldiers during the Second World War, and was used as a hospital for soviet military from 1945 until the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Today, some of the rooms of the hospital are used as a centre for neurological rehabilitation, even though most of the complex is abandoned.
14 – Barracks of Babenhausen, Hessen (Germany)
This museum has seen the ghost of the German soldiers of the Second World War. The lights are turned on and off by themselves and voices can be heard in the basement. The commands germans often hear screaming in the middle of the night, and the disembodied are a common experience.
15 – Hospital, Old Changi, Changi (Singapore)
Active since the 1930s, this hospital was seized by the japanese during the Second World War and became a installation of prison and torture of the Secret Police japanese.
Many apparitions have been seen here, men, women, children, and bloody japanese soldiers wandering through hallways and through rooms.
16 – Catacombs of capuchins, Palermo, Sicily (Italy)
This macabre space was built at the end of the SIXTEENTH century when the cemetery of the capuchin monastery is invaded. In the beginning, it was only meant for the religious, but the processes of mummification natural became a status symbol for local citizens, and all wanted to have a final height.
As a result, the underground tombs contain around 8.000 bodies divided into corridors separated, including one for religious figures, one for men, one for the children, and even one for virgins.
17 – Island of Poveglia (Italy)
Like many small islands in Europe, during the outbreak of bubonic plague in the 14th century, the island became a colony of quarantine. Many venetians were sent here to die.
During the 1800s, it was used as a mental asylum, in which there was no shortage of ill-treatment and the experimental procedures. In 1930, it is believed that a doctor has committed suicide, jumping from the bell tower. Since the mid-TWENTIETH century until 1975, when it was closed, the hospital of Poveglia was used as a nursing home.
Today the entire island is abandoned, and it is believed that many locals do not dare to underfoot for fear of being cursed. It is said that the ghosts of the patients and the victims of the disease around the island and its buildings.
18 – The Forbidden City, Beijing (China)
Home of chinese royalty for centuries, this stunning complex of imperial also was the headquarters of a long list of murders.
Many tourists, staff and guards claim to have seen apparitions, ranging from concubines to the supposed royalty.
19 – Aokigahara Forest, Mount Fuji (Japan)
This forest, located at the bottom of Mount Fuji has a history of very troubled lives. Colloquially known as “The Forest of Suicides”, Aokigahara is the second most popular place in the world to commit suicide. In 2010 alone, 247 people attempted to take their life in him, and 54 of them did so.
Some blame this phenomenon of the association of the forest with demons in japanese mythology, others point toward the density of the trees, which dampens the sound and makes it extremely easy to get lost.
20 – Queen Mary Hotel, California (USA)
What was once ocean liner, now a hotel permanently docked in California. The Queen Mary has been touted as one of the hotels most haunted in the country, and taking into account the number of ghosts that it houses, it is not difficult to guess why.
Two women drowned in the pool of first-class of the ship, and since then their ghosts lurk in the wild. In addition, we have witnessed other apparitions in the bar area and the lounge, most vintage dresses.
One room in particular, the B340, has shown a great amount of paranormal activity, but fortunately or unfortunately, is now no longer available.