Forget about those ghost stories and horror movies. It’s time for some real action. In this article, we are going to give you the names of the 16 most haunted places in the world that you can explore.
Poveglia Island, Italy
Poveglia Island is an early 20th-century insane asylum where horrific medical treatments and experiments took place. The bell from the building has been removed a long time ago but people still claim to hear the echoing chime coming from the direction of the island. No one is allowed to visit Poveglia now, they can only see the island from a safe distance while standing at a nearby beach.
Port Arthur, Australia
Port Arthur was set up as a penal colony for British convicts in 1833. It wasn’t until 1877 that the place was abandoned. Ghost tours can also be availed with well-trained guides. Take a look around those centuries-old ruins and explore open-air museums. Visit “Isle of the Dead,” where deceased convicts are resting in peace in unmarked graves.
Burg Woflsegg, Germany
An 800-year-old castle in Germany, Burg Woflsegg is one of the most haunted places in the world. The place is very famous for ghost stories and folktales. It is widely believed that the castle is haunted by the ghost of a “white woman”. According to different stories told and believed by the locals, it is the ghost of Klara von Helfenstein. A woman was killed by her husband in jealousy
The Stanley Hotel, Colorado
The Stanley Hotel in Colorado is one of the most haunted places on earth. The place is very popular for the different types of unexplainable sightings and other mysterious and ghostly events piano. The management of this haunted place in the US will also arrange nightly ghost tours for you.
The Myrtles Plantation, Louisiana
Would you rent a room and spend a night at the Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana? Probably not. The place is just a 40-minute drive north of Port Allen. It was originally built in 1796. The original owner was also the architect of Myrtles Plantation in Lousiana, he was General David Bradford. The man was also a successful lawyer and obviously a businessman. According to the story, he behaved very brutally with his slaves. Many people have seen a ghostly figure of a young girl at the Myrtles Plantation
Catacombs are tunnels in Paris, France, that literally have large piles of bones of people who died centuries ago in a calamity. They have been artfully arranged and it took almost 12 years for this horrifying project to be completed. There are over 6 million bodies that were transferred from cemeteries to these underground tunnels. They are among the weirdest places to visit on earth.
Hoia Baciu Forest, Romania
Hoia Baciu is one of the creepiest forests in the world. The place is often visited by adventure-seekers and explorers. One of the key haunted attractions of the forest is Dracula’s castle. According to the local legend, the mythical creature once ruled the place and is linked to many other supernatural happenings that took place in the region, according to folk tales.
Pluckley Village, UK
Pluckley is a traditional and long-established countryside settlement offering picturesque views of orchards and green pastures with sheep grazing. On the contrary, this peaceful village in the UK is also one of the most haunted places in the world. Ghost sightings are reported every now and then by the people of this village.
A place where some of the most notorious criminals of the country were kept, Alcatraz Island is a widely popular haunted spot in the US among tourists. According to an urban legend, the place is still possessed and haunted by the restless spirits of the criminals that were imprisoned and tortured in the facility.
Bhangarh Fort, India
Locals believed that the place is cursed. The ruins of Bhangarh Fort are among the most haunted places in the world. The local authorities would not allow you to visit this haunted spot in India from dusk till dawn. The majestic fort, which was built in the 17th century, is abandoned for a long-time now and has turned into a ruin. However, the place is often used as a yoga site by some people during the daytime.
Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Salem in Massachusetts is one of the most haunted cities in the US. A series of gruesome incidents known as the “Salem witch trials” is a horrifying chapter of the city’s history. It was when hearings and prosecutions for witchcraft accusations took place in the late 17th century. Hundreds of people were put to trial and only thirty were found guilty. Nineteen of them were put to death by hanging. This is one of the main reasons why Salem has great relevance with Halloween where different types of events were organized during the spooky season.
Château De Brissac, France
Château de Brissac in France is possessed by The Green Lady, which is believed to be the ghost of the Charlotte of France. According to the historical records, she was the illegitimate daughter of the very famous King Charles VII. She was killed wearing a green dress by her husband who found out about her extramarital affair. According to the local legends, the Green Lady still roams around the castle and haunts the place.
Banff Springs Hotel, Canada
Banff Spring Hotel is housed in a castle that is more than 100 years old. It is one of the most haunted hotels in the world. There have been a lot of ghost stories and sightings that people have told and experienced. The place is haunted by the ghost of Sam Macauley, who used to work in this hotel in the 1960s just before his death. He loved the hotel and serving the guests so much that he once said that he would return to this place after his death.
Aokigahara Forest, Japan
This forest in Japan is surely a serene nature reserve but it has a very disturbing past. People often call it the “Suicide Forest”, which is why we have included it in the list of most haunted places to visit in the world. According to a report published by BBC, the site of Aokigahara Forest has a record of over 500 suicides in the 1950s. The vastness of the forest surrounded by thick vegetation is like a maze where it is easy to get lost.
Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa
One of the largest buildings on one of the shores of Cape Town, the Castle of Good Hope is probably the oldest and most noteworthy colonial landmark found in South Africa. The historical building was used as a military fortress as well as a prison where war prisoners were detained from 1899 to 1902 and some of them were also gruesomely tortured. It is believed that the ghost of one of the prisoners who was hanged here still haunts the building.
Isla De Las Munecas (Island of the Dolls), Mexico
Isla de las Munecas, which means Island of the Dolls in English, is a well-preserved site, which has also been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is one of the most haunted places to visit on earth because there are many different sites spread across the island that have hundreds of dolls and their parts hanging from trees as well as scattered on the land. Mexico is home to Los Cabos, Tijuana, Cuidad Juarez, Los Cabos, La Paz, and Acapulco, which are among the most dangerous cities in the world.
If you are a fan of spooky, mysterious, and ghostly theories, then you should definitely visit any of the most haunted places in the world that we have listed above once in your life.