Top 15 Scariest, Creepiest Places Around The World
With the arrival of Autumn and it’s crisp fall air. it’s the perfect time for visiting some of the scariest, creepiest and best-haunted places in the world.
- Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire, England – Believed to be the most haunted house in all of British Isles, and the most haunted house in the world. Tales of child sacrifices, devil worship, and evil spirits are behind the terrifying happenings in this building.
- Lizzie Borden House, Fall River, Massachusetts -This haunted bed and breakfast is the sight of a gruesome murder that occurred in 1892. Although she was acquitted, Lizzie Borden was suspected of killing her father and stepmother with a hatchet. Since then, guests have reported strange sightings in the house.
- Raynham Hall, Norfolk, England – This gorgeous country home also has a dark past. The mysterious “Brown Lady,” rumored to be Lady Dorothy Walpole, was reported to be one of the apparitions to be captured on film
- Colorado The Stanley Hotel – Seen the Shining? This is the location Stephen King based his Overlook Hotel on. There are rumors of haunted rooms and service workers who still wander the grounds. The hotel has such an extreme elevation that just walking to your room can drain you.
- Connecticut Fairfield Hills Hospital – For 65 years, this was one of the largest mental institutions in Connecticut. It housed more than 4,000 inmates before it closed in 1995. Locals have reported figures passing through the windows, nurses looking down from the upper floors, and other paranormal activity.
- Poveglia Island, Venice Italy – Venice, the beautiful island of Poveglia has scars from being a quarantine zone for people suffering from the plague. Also, the island was used as an insane asylum. Ghost hunters claim this spot is a hotbed of paranormal activity.
- Idaho Scarywood – The Silverwood amusement park north of Coeur d’Alene turns into the largest haunted attraction in Idaho every weekend night in October. It’s home to five haunted houses. It has seven “scare zones,” where sections of the park are themed with creepy phobias like Clown Town, the Dollhouse, and Scarecrow Corner.
- Takakonuma Greenland Park – After opening in the 70s this theme park was abruptly closed down supposedly due to a number of deaths on its rides and what was once intended to be the happiest place on Earth is now gradually being swallowed by the encroaching wilderness.
- Waverly Hills Sanitorium – Kentucky, U.S. – It served as a tuberculosis hospital throughout the early to mid 20th Century, a time when the disease was at its worst. It is believed that as many as 63,000 patients died there. The death toll as well as the supposed mistreatment and questionable experimental procedures on patients. There are reports that include, full-bodied apparitions, fleeting shadows, screams from empty rooms, along with footsteps, and sudden cold spots.
- The Overtoun Bridge – Found near the village of Milton in Scotland, this bridge is the location of numerous suicides – over 600 to be exact. Every year since its construction roughly 12 to 15 dogs have thrown themselves to their deaths. The big question, Why? There are numerous theories but no one really knows why. People have even witnessed dogs jump off, survive, climb back up, and jump off again.
- Bhangarh Fort, India – Two hundred miles from Delhi, this abandoned fortress sits in the middle of the desert. The Legend has it that a sorcerer cast a curse on the area due to being rejected by a princess.
- Burg Wolfsegg, Wolfsegg, Germany – This 800-year-old castle in the municipality of Wolfsegg, Germany, is said to be haunted by a “White Woman” who scares off any visitors. The woman is rumored to be the ghost of Klara von Helfenstein who was reportedly murdered by her husband.
- Prypiat – This Ukrainian city housed the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear plant until its 1986 meltdown. Given that the city is in what has come to be known as the Zone of Alienation it is quite literally dead.
- San Zhi Resort – Found in Taiwan, this place was originally constructed to be a luxury resort. But after a series of fatal accidents, the government shut it down. Since then it has been shrouded in secrecy. The locals don’t even dare to venture near the place.
- Port Arthur, Australia – There are many ghost tours around Port Arthur. The Tasmanian town was an 18th-century convict settlement and a hotbed of paranormal activity.
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