The supernatural and unknown always scares or shocks and even fascinates us. Many tourists with a knack towards the subject are craving to travel to places with a paranormal history. Though sceptics might say otherwise, there are numerous places around the world that have witnessed various degrees of unexplained and ghostly activity. Here we have made a thrilling list of places that have been reported to be haunted and sport an unsettling history of angry spirits. Enter at your own risk!
Borley Rectory, England
If a building is called ‘The Most Haunted House in England’, then surely there must be some chilling story behind it. The Borley Rectory might look like an old dilapidated building from outside, but inside lies a tragic love story that resulted in two gruesome deaths. Built over an ancient monastery, the building is reported to be haunted by the ghost of a vengeful nun who was buried under bricks. You can visit the place to meet her in spirit!
Eastern State Penitentiary, Pennsylvania, United States
A former prison in Philadelphia, the Eastern State Penitentiary is reportedly the first prison that began solitary confinement as a punishment. Prisoners were left in isolation for long period of time which slowly drove them to insanity. However, the prison was finally abandoned in 1971 but this led to a rise in spooky malevolent activities. Numerous shadowy figures have been seen in the guard tower and cellblocks of the prison. Other ghostly events include cackling laughter, footsteps and distant talking. Spending a night here is only for the bravest.
Monte Cristo Homestead, New South Wales – Australia
Like Borley Rectory, the Monte Cristo Homestead claims the title of the most haunted house in the country. The majestic house has been plagued by a series of unfortunate deaths and murders since the construction started. Ghostly figures, weird lights, unexplained sounds and animal mutilations have been reported here. The events here were so popular that the house has even graced the TV screen in shows like Getaway, Scream Test and Ghost Hunters International.
Aokigahara Forest, Japan
What is it that makes Aokigahara being called as the “Suicide Forest”? Throughout history, countless people have ventured into the dark woods of Aokigahara Forest to commit suicide in the remote regions. It is such a popular place for suicides that the Japanese police conduct annual searches for bodies. A forest where the sun is blocked by the towering trees and the vines on the forest floor snake through your feet, Aokigahara is the epitome of everything that is eerie. It is believed that many spirits of those who died here continue to roam in the forest. Another story claims that a famine in ancient Japan left many starving people to die here who come back in the form of spirits.
Bhangarh, Rajasthan, India
India is a land of so many cultures and traditions so haunted places are bound to be here. Though the country is filled with numerous tales and rumours about haunted places, nothing beats the reputation of the Bhangarh Fort in Alwar, Rajasthan. Legend says that the city was cursed by a black magic practitioner which caused a lot of perils to the citizens. Bhangarh’s reputation even caused the Archaeological Survey of India to forbid anyone to venture into the fort after sunset. Anyone who visits this place often speaks of an unnerving presence and an uncomfortable vibe all around, even in daylight.
So if you wish to have a rendezvous with the otherworldly beings, embark on a journey to these haunted places and let your heart skip a beat.
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