Haunted fortresses and a creepy looking dark house! A deep dark tunnel and some dolls tied to a tree! The world around us is not always as bright as the rainbow. There are shades of dark that you have never probably experienced! But that doesn’t mean there are no dark things or haunted places around us! After dark, there are many places that are spooky and can scare us to death.
On that note, have you ever experienced or visited a haunted place? Well if not, you should at least know about the world’s most haunted places that have claimed the lives of many and caused a chill down the spine to many more. Here is a list of places from different countries that have been known to be the creepiest places of all.
BHANGARH FORT – INDIA
Located in the state of Rajasthan in India, the Bhangarh Fort is believed to be one of the world’s most haunted places. According to the legends, a tantrik used black magic to win the love of the princess of Bhangarh. Eventually, she became aware of his evil plans and ordered him to be killed. Before his death, he left a death curse on the kingdom and its residents, also stating that the houses in the kingdom would stay roofless forever. The kingdom today is isolated, with not even a stray animal living in it.
MONTE CRISTO HOMESTEAD – AUSTRALIA
A haunted mansion located in New South Wales, Australia, the mansion is famous for its haunted stories, all revolving around Mrs Crawley, the previous owner of the house. It is believed that after her husband’s death, Mrs Crawley never left the house for 23 long years. And after her death, her ghost is seen roaming around the house. People have reportedly seen her body-less phantom in the window, floating around the rooms and the flickering of lights, all indicating paranormal activities in the house.
ARADALE LUNATIC ASYLUM – AUSTRALIA
An abandoned mental hospital, the Aradale Lunatic Asylum is the largest mental asylum in the world, but unfortunately abandoned due to its haunting. There are many stories of several spirits haunting the property, one being that of Nurse Kerry and the other that of Old Margaret, a patient who was forced to leave the hospital in the 90s when it was being shut down.
HIGHGATE CEMETERY – ENGLAND
Located in North London, the Highgate Cemetery was established in 1839 and is believed to be one of the most haunted places in the world. The cemetery is the resting place to almost 1,70,000 people and has been reported several times for supernatural activities. However, the story of a 7 feet tall ghost of the Highgate Vampire is most common. Seen wearing a dark black coat and red eyes, the vampire causes the time to freeze with a sudden decrease in the temperature and more. Also, the burnt body of a woman was found decapitated from the cemetery and since then, no one dares visit the cemetery after evening!
Mark King’s Close – Scotland
The Mark King’s Close is a series of interconnected tunnels in the underground streets of Edinburgh which opened to several homes and business places during the 16 and 17th century. However, when an epidemic broke, the place was abandoned and many people died due to the plague. A lot of people have claimed to have seen the phantoms of a woman in a black dress, an old lady and of a young girl called Annie.
GREYFRIARS KIRKYARD, SCOTLAND
A cemetery in Edinnurgh, the place is one of the most haunted places of all. According to the folklores, a man broke into the mausoleum of Sir George Mackenzie and since then, paranormal activities have been very frequently reported. Almost 200 or more people have blacked out when visiting the cemetery and many more have escaped with scratches and bruises on their body.
ISLAND OF DOLLS – MEXICO
The Island of Dolls is an artificial location in Mexico, but is believed to be one of the creepiest places in the world. According to the locals, a small girl died here after drowning in the Mexican Canal. Later when a guy called Julian Barrera came to live on the island, he was haunted by the phantom of the little girl and so he hung dolls all over the place to please her. Julian once told his cousin that the little girl wishes him to join her as her playmate in his afterlife. And some time later, Julian’s body was found in the Mexican Canal, in the exact same place where the little girl was found. Also, people believe that the eyes of the dolls follow you wherever you go.