From abandoned cities to underground cemeteries, the following are the creepiest places around the World, which you most probably don’t want to visit:
- Suicide Forest
Situated at the base of mountain Fuji, Aogigahara Forest is a place where Japanese businessmen went in order to simply kill themselves. The most unusual fact is that nobody understands “why” this happens. Maybe it’s an uncommon tradition, as you might think, that should end. Recently the number of deaths in this place has increased, with 78 suicides in 2002.
- The Body Farm: Recreation of Murder Scenes
This is actually a terror place made by humans at the University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Center in Knoxvill. It’s actually an outdoor research facility, where dead bodies are taken, in order experts to recreate murder scenes and try to figure out how certain crimes took place. In fact, they try to get a realistic depiction to help the investigations. You’ll be surprised to know that many people also willingly donate their bodies to the university for research.
- The Doorway to Hell in Derweze
In 1971 Soviet geologists were drilling a hole desert of Turkmenistan, looking for oil and gas, when they stumble upon a 230 feet dangerous chasm, which was filled with gas (methane). They tried to eliminate it with fire, but the giant hole is on fire for more than 40 years and no one can explain it. You’ll be surprised to know also that spiders live next to this hole for some unexplainable reason.
- The Endless Frozen Mummies
Also known as the “Fire Mummies of the Philippines”, the Kabaya mummies are situated in rows in caves within thousand of pods. The dead bodies of mummies are thought to be as old as 2000BC and the site has been listed as one of the 100 most endangered sites of the world.
- Ohio’s Horror Town
Helltown is one of the most known horror legends towns of Ohio. More specifically, in 1970s, the people who were living in this town were forced to abandon it by the government. The houses were supposed to be torn down, but eventually this didn’t happen. Instead these towns were used with actual fires as practices of fire departments.
- An Underground Furnace in Centralia
Centralia is a ghost town in Pennsylvania, which once was lively mining town with stores and saloons. In 1962, miners began burning a chunk of landfill, but caught fire and spread quickly to all the areas of the mine. It was continued to burn for seven year, even though people tried to stop the fire. The locals abandoned the town and Centralia was left to burn. Until today it still burns.
- Birds “Committing Suicide”
Jatinga is a very beautiful Indian town, but it’s famous for the phenomenon of birds “committing suicide”. Every year, between August and November, at 7-10pm, at one mile piece of land, birds fly to this place in order to die.
- The Mysterious Catacombs In Paris
Between 17th and 18th centuries the cemeteries of Paris were increasing very fast in numbers. So, they decide to build catacombs to resolve the problem. There are approximately 6 million bodies and the number increase.
- Cândido Godói: The Town With The Most Twin Births In The World
The Brazilian town of Cândido Godói is truly one of a kind, because of the large amounts of twin births that occur in the town every year. No one can understand this phenomenon, but they only do some speculations. In fact there is a story with a Nazi doctor, by the name Josef Mengele, who made experiments about twins in Auschwitz, in order increase Aryans and continued his experiments in the Brazilian town. However, historians believe that the twin births are caused by inbreeding. Though, it makes you wonder.
- The Hanging “Dead” Dolls In Mexico
This is not a nightmare. Its La Isla de las Munucas (the Island of Dolls), a real place outside Mexico city, which for decades has been home to hundreds of decaying dolls. They are in the trees and on the ground, hanging from clotheslines like laundry left to dry. Their dead eyes stare at you from half empty sockets and their dirty hair hang like cobwebs. A man by the name Julian Santana Barrera put the dolls there. He continued to do this until 2001, when he died.
10 The Amusement Park of Chernobyl
One of worst nuclear disasters that ever happened took place in Chernobyl in 1986, irradiating many neighbor countries too. The Amusement Park was supposed to open the same day before this tragic incident took place, but the plans were interrupted when on April 26th the Chernobyl disaster occurred a few kilometers away.
- A Mystery House With Endless Stairs
This weird house has corridors that leading nowhere and “endless” staircases. Sarah Winchester, who oversaw the construction, claimed that the house was haunted by Winchester rifles. After she died the works on the house stopped and now it’s a tourist attraction. But it makes you wonder what she was thinking when she had a staircase built that descends seven steps and then rises eleven.
- The San Zhi Resort With Mysterious Deaths
The San Zhi Resort in Taipei, Taiwan, was build to be a great resort town. However, a series of mysterious deaths occurred hear and the construction was abandoned. Today you can see a creepy monument of 70s exterior design.
- Hellingly Hospital
From early 1900s, it served as any asylum for insane people. For more than 90 years the staff electrocuted the patients until 1994, when everyone abandoned the building. Today, it still exists. If you see it, you get the idea that you see a movie.
- ‘Silent Hill’ Mine
This mine was located in northern Japan and was active from 1914 till 1969. The residents of the town decided to abandon their homes, living the mine to ruin. This is not so creepy, but the fact that since then, a dense mist covers the areas. Moreover people tell different stories about giant figures, who move in the mist.
- The Scary Guardian Forts
Named after the person who designed them, the Maunsell Sea Forts were constructed in order to protect United Kingdom from the Nazi invasion during the World War II. These forts were small towers which operated as army and navy forts against enemy ships. These forts are considered to be extremely scary monuments
- Dogs Kill Themselves At Overtoun Bridge
Overtoun Bridge is an arch bridge near Milton, in Scotland, which was built in 1859. It’s mostly known because of some tragic incidents that happened there. More specifically, for some reason around 15 dogs each year jump to death from the bridge. Until today, nobody knows “why”.
- A Gothic Church Of Bones
Sedlec ossuary is an unusual chapel in Czech Republic. Since then, many people want this tiny building to be their last House on earth. So, the priest decided to use the bones of the bodies within the structure of the building. Today it’s a church, which is entirely filled with more than 40.000 human skeletons.
- Jewish Cemeteries Are Built On Top Of The Previous Ones
You can see this cemetery, if you visit Prague. The amazing thing about it is that every time the cemetery is full, they built one more on top of the previous one. Actually, they did that eleven times till today and they intend to go on until Jewish people decide to die.
- The Island Of Gunkanjima: “Life After People”
If you want to take a haunted trip through history, you can visit this battleship island in Nagasaki. Once it was used as a mining facility. After the mining was shut down, the locals abandoned the island with all the complexes. The island was featured on the History Channels “Life After People”.