Ghosts, demons, and spirits, whether they exist or no is certainly a debatable issue. However, there surely are many places in the world that are considered haunted. These places are hardly visited by anyone, and if someone does, they have so many scary stories and experiences to share. Let us also get to learn about 10 such most haunted places in the world that you may visit, but only at your own risk.
10. Alcatraz, USA
This place was home to many infamous prisoners and now there are frequent reports of paranormal activities from guards, former prisoners, and visitors. A former inmate, Leon ‘Whitey’ Thompson, who started conducting tours of this place, was waiting for his tour group to arrive in the 1980s, and it is then that he claims to have seen a huge, looming figure which according to him was of an inmate, Johnny Haus, who he was friendly with. Other visitors too have heard screams and cries many a time.
9. Myrtles Plantation, USA
The Myrtles Plantation is belied to have been created on the site of some old Indian burial ground and is said to be one of the most haunted homes in America. As per legends, 10 murders have happened here. The apparition of a former slave wearing a green turban has been seen, and also a haunted mirror which is believed to hold the spirits of Sara Woodruff and her kids, who earlier resided in this house. Even the spirit of William Winter is seen, who, it is said, was shot on the porch. His ghost has been seen crying in pain trying to climb the stairs and suddenly disappears.
Myrtles Plantation is also said to be one of the most scary places in the world.
8. Aradale Asylum, Ararat, Australia
The Aradale Asylum is a big complex, which opened in 1867. More than 13,000 people are believed to have breathed their last here, and all these are not cases of natural death. Those who visit the site have reportedly seen the spirit of Nurse Kerry in the women’s wing. The visitors have experienced strange sensations, like that of being touched, drafts running through the asylum building, feeling cold all of a sudden, and also loud bangs from those part of the building which no one visits.
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7. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan, India
The Fort of Ghosts or the ‘Bhoot Bangla’ as it popularly is known as, Bhangarh Fort was a city small in size, composed of temples, palaces, and gates. The extensive grounds cover a swath of land at the foot of a beautiful mountain, but as per locals, everything is not right over here. There are two stories doing the rounds. One is that of a holy man who did not want any building to be taller than his own, and when that happened, he cursed the whole town.
Another story is that of a wizard who fell for the Princess of Bhangarh. When, because of the princess, the wizard’s spell failed to make her fall for him, the wizard cursed the city. It is now said that if anyone enters Bhangarh at night they will not be able to come out again. Maximum paranormal activities are observed around the Jauhari Bazar (Marketplace) and Dancers’ Haveli (Dancers House).
6. Ancient Ram Inn, England
This is a 12th-century inn and amongst the oldest in the western world. It was a pagan burial ground, at least so it is believed, and is said to be haunted by over 20 spirits, including that of a pagan high priestess, children, and an incubus.
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5. Penang War Museum, Malaysia
It was listed as one of the most haunted sites of Asia by the National Geographic, and locally, it is known as the Ghost Hill. Constructed in the 1930s as a defense fortress by the British, it was invaded in 1941 by the Japanese. Since then it was used as a prison for the Japanese enemies and was a place where beheadings and torture were common. So much cruelty helped turn this place into a haunted area, and one of the ghosts commonly seen is that of a cruel Japanese officer.
4. Monte Cristo Homestead, Australia
This is one of those haunted buildings where people have had scary experiences. Though it looks perfectly normal, those who have entered have a different story to tell. A baby has reportedly been thrown down the stairs by paranormal forces, and a pregnant caretaker fell over the balcony. It is said to be haunted by the spirits of Elizabeth and Christopher Crawley who were the owners of the property.
3. The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Alberta
Ever since it was constructed, The Fairmount Banff Springs Hotel has been linked with paranormal activities. One of the most popular legends is that of a Ghost Bride, a woman, who it is believed waits for people to come to the ballroom. You also like to read about the 10 Bone-Chilling Female Ghost Stories.
2. Tao Dan Park, Vietnam
This more than 24 acres of garden, certainly makes the park look beautiful, but it is a different story at night time. People say they have seen the apparition of a young man who died in an attack and is still searching for his lost love.
1. Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
This fortress, belonging to the 12th century, has seen a lot. People have had different experiences here including hearing unexplained music in the halls. Some visitors believe this music is being played by the spirit of a piper who died in this castle.
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Each of these locations has interesting legends attached and are quite spooky. If you have a strong heart and are willing to take risks you certainly should pay a visit, but those with weak hearts should clearly stay away.