25 Creepiest Places On Earth That Will Give You Goosebumps!
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You might consider yourself a horror movie enthusiast. Watching a horror movie is easy, you don't have to go through all of the trouble for all of the terrifying things happening. How about visiting real time horrific places. Do you have what it takes to visit all of these scary places?
***This article was originally published on Bright Side. 1. Hanging Coffins of Sagada, Philippines
On Luzon Island in the Philippines, one can find the small village of Sagada. It's arguably one of the scariest places in the country where one can see evidence of an ancient and very strange funeral custom: coffins hang high above the ground from the faces of cliffs.
A superstition persists among the indigenous population that the higher up a person's body is laid to rest, the closer his soul will be to heaven.
2. Unfinished Cincinnati Subway, USA
The abandoned subway depot in Cincinnati was started in 1884. After the First World War, demographic changes meant the system was no longer needed.
3. Abandoned military hospital of Beelitz-Heilstätten, Germany
During the First and Second World Wars, this hospital was used by the German military. Adolf Hitler recuperated here in 1916. After World War II, the hospital ended up in the communist zone of occupation and became the largest Soviet hospital outside the USSR.
4. City of the Dead, Russia
Dargavs, in Northern Ossetia, looks like a pleasant little village with its small stone houses, but it's actually an ancient necropolis.
The bodies of people together with their clothes and personal effects are buried in its numerous crypts.
5. Buzludzha, Bulgaria
This monument, the largest in Bulgaria, sits at the top of the 4727-foot high mountain of Buzludzha.
It was built in the 1980s in honor of the Bulgarian Communist Party.
6. Snake Island, Brazil
Ilha da Queimada Grande could be the most dangerous island in the world.
The whole island is populated with snakes. There are up to six snakes per three square feet.
7. Sanctuary of Tophet, Tunisia
This sanctuary is believed to be the place where children are sacrificed, particularly infants.
The sanctuary was discovered in 1921 by some archeologists. They discovered that this place contained several rows of urns which held the remains of both animals and small children.
8. Chauchilla Cemetery, Peru
Chauchilla Cemetery is located near the south city of Nazca, near the southern coast of Peru. This necropolis was discovered during the 1920s. Over 700-year-old dead bodies were found in this place and all of these bodies were found in a squatting position.
9. Leap Castle, Ireland
Leap Castle is believed to be one of the most cursed castles in the world. The castle has a large underground dungeon and its floor is studded with sharp stakes. The local people believe that the castle is a home to a large number of restless spirits.
10. Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, Belize
Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave is a cave located in San Ignacio, Belize.
The cave is used by the Mayan civilization to carry out human sacrifices. The Mayan people believed that this way was the way to enter the underworld.
11. Overtoun Bridge, Scotland
Although this Scottish bridge seems like an ordinary bridge, strange things have been happening here since the 20th century.
Dozens of dogs started jumping from that bridge and most of them died on the rocks below. Those who managed to survive tried to jump back from the same bridge.
12. Burial place of the Kabayan Mummies, Philippines
Kabayan Mummies are famous for being buried in this place between the years 1200-1500. The locals who are living in the area believe that these souls still occupy the place.
13. Hill of Crosses, Lithuania
The Hill of Crosses is a place literally full of Lithuanian crosses and crucifixes. Though this place seems like a cemetery, it's not. It is believed that those who place a cross on the hill will have good fortune.
14. Plague Island, Italy
As the name suggests, Poveglia was an island which was used to isolate victims of the plague since the Roman times. It is believed that around 160,000 people were buried in this place.
15. Akodessewa Market, Togo
Akodessewa Market is a place you can find magical objects and herbs in the center of Lomé, the capital of Togo, West Africa. The inhabitants of Togo, Ghana, and Nigeria are known to practice Voodoo and they believe in the magical properties of dolls.
16. Centralia, Pennsylvania, USA
Due to an underground fire that erupted in the area, the number of inhabitants in Centralia dipped from 1000 to just 7 from 1981 to 2012. The town is now the smallest in the whole Pennsylvania.
17. Catacombs of Paris, France
The Catacombs of Paris is a network full of torturous subterranean tunnels and large caves underneath Paris.
It is assumed that the overall length of these tunnels reaches up to 116 and 186 miles.
18. St. George's Church, Czech Republic
The St. George's Church is located in the Czech village of Lukova. The church was abandoned in 1968 during a funeral ceremony.
The artist Jakub Hadrava recently placed some terrifying sculptures in the church to give this place an even more sinister atmosphere.
20. Abandoned psychiatric hospital, Parma, Italy
This old psychiatric hospital was abandoned some time ago. Brazilian artist Herbert Baglione transformed the place into an art installation. The artist preferred to keep the captured spirit of the place and depicted the tortured patients.
21. Suicide Forest, Japan
Suicide Forest, or in other words Aokigahara Forest is located on the island of Honshu, Japan. The place is known for being preferred for local suicides. The forest is assumed to be a home to demons and ghosts. The forest still holds the record for being the second most popular suicide spot.
22. Chapel of Bones, Portugal
This chapel was made during the 16th century by a Franciscan Monk. Although the chapel is a small place it contains the bones of 5000 monks.
23. Hashima Island, Japan
Hashima was a former coal mining settlement which was found in 1887. The place was known for being one of the most densely populated places on earth. The people abandoned the place when the coal in the area become empty of coal.
24. The Island of Dolls, Mexico
This strange deserted island is largely populated by terrifying dolls. In 1950, Julián Santana Barrera is said to have begun collecting abandoned dolls from trash bins and displaying them on an island south of Mexico City.
25. Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic
Funerals took place in this cemetery for over 300 years. In this small graveyard, there are over 100,000 people buried and also 12,000 graves. It is believed that there are about 12 different layers of dead bodies over the ground.