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Etti Bali Jul 08 2015

10 most haunted places around the world

Kanika Nevatia Jul 08 2015
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Does the thought of visiting some of the most haunted places around the world send a chill down your spine? Are you up for this thrilling adventure? Then plan a trip to one of these places soon.

Island of Dolls, Mexico

This haunted island is said to have witnessed the death of a little girl who drowned in a canal here in the 1920s while playing with her friends. A man named Julian Barrera, who moved to the island in the 1950s, reported being haunted by her spirit. He said her spirit spoke to him and asked for dolls.

To commemorate her spirit, he hung several dolls all over the island. In 2001, Julian’s nephew was also found dead in the same canal as the little girl. Visitors on the island have reported the doll eyes following them besides regular sounds of giggles and whispers.

Creepy Doll

Bhangarh Fort, India

Bhangarh Fort is known to be one of the spookiest and most abandoned places in India. Legend has it that the place was cursed by a magician who had sanctioned the construction of the town on one condition, "The moment the shadows of your palaces touch me, the city shall be no more!" In his ignorance, a descendant prince raised the palace to a height such that the shadow reached the forbidden place, thereby leading to the devastation of entire town.

According to local villagers, whenever a house is built there, its roof collapses. Entry to this place is legally prohibited between sunset and sunrise. Another legend also revolves around the princess of Bhangarh, Ratnavati and a magician who wanted to marry her but died in the process, leaving behind a curse!

Bhangarh Fort (by A Frequent Traveller)

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

The city of Edinburgh, which is believed to be one of the most haunted cities on earth, is home to the Edinburgh Castle. The castle, which has been the site of various blood battles and human torture, is considered to be haunted. Visitors as well as workers believe to feel a touch or pull when they are inside.

People have also witnessed spirits such as that of an old man wearing an apron and a headless drummer boy. People have also seen and experienced shadowy figures, sudden chills, strange lights, sadness, despair and the feeling of being followed.

Edinburgh Castle

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Cambodia

What was formerly a high school bustling with children was converted into a high security prison in 1975 under the Khmer Rouge to imprison and torture people. The aim was to trick the prisoners into naming their accomplices as well as family and friends so they too could be imprisoned, tortured and even murdered.

One of the most haunted places around the world, it is believed that the ghosts of 17,000 victims roam these halls and haunt the people who visit.

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Monte Cristo Homestead, Australia

Considered to be one of the most haunted places in Australia, the Monte Cristo Homestead in New South Wales was home to the Crawley family from 1855 to 1948. This family witnessed many deaths during this period. One of these deaths included that of a mentally ill family member who was found chained in the caretaker's cottage.

The place offers various ghost tours to visitors and is known for a host of paranormal activities, which have also often been recorded on camera.

Monte Cristo Homestead (by Bidgee)

The Tower of London, England

A popular tourist attraction by day, this monument is known to be one of the most haunted sites in the United Kingdom after dark. Many prominent figures of British origin were beheaded here for sedation and betrayal.

The Tower Guards, also known as Beefeaters, often report seeing headless ghosts of Anne Boleyn and Lady Jane Grey who were executed here. People have also witnessed other haunted sightings such as that of the ghosts of two young princes who were sent to the tower and disappeared after being deemed illegitimate.

The Tower of London

Old Changi Hospital, Singapore

Built as part of a military base in 1935, Old Changi Hospital was taken over by the Japanese, who used the hospital premises as a camp and prison to torture allied hostages. After World War II the hospital once again became operational for medical care for a few years.

However, ever since the Japanese invasion, the hospital is said to be haunted by Japanese soldiers and victims of the torture and execution. People often hear loud screams and bangs while roaming the corridors of this now abandoned building.

Changi Hospital (by beggs)

Aokigahara Forest, Japan

Known to be a site for many suicides, Aokigahara Forest is second on the Maximum Suicides List in the World, right after the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The forest in known to be associated with demons and evil spirits. This, coupled with the wind-blocking density of the trees, has led to the forest having an eerie feel which provokes people to kill themselves.

Over a 100 deaths are recorded every year in this forest. Visitors are advised to mark their trails with tape or other evidence so as to not get lost here.

Aokigahara Forest

St. Augustine Lighthouse, USA

Famous for its haunting ghost tours, St. Augustinelighthouse was built in the 1820s in the American state of Florida. People believe to sense the smell of a burning cigar which belonged to one of the lighthouse’s caretakers who died on the job. People have also reportedly seen the ghosts of two girls who died in an accident during the construction of this building.

Some people talk about feeling pulled down the spiral stairway by the spirit of a girl wearing a blue velvet dress--perhaps one of the two girls who died in the accident.

St. Augustine Lighthouse

Humberstone and La Noria, Chile

These two neighbouring towns were both said to be abandoned in 1960s due to horrible treatment of workers and the collapse of the economy. It is believed that the dead rise at night and walk around these towns. The towns are so haunted that people living in nearby settlements refuse to enter the premises.

People can hear the spirits of children playing, witness people walking around, and many graves in the cemetery have been found to be fully exposed and dug open.


Now that you are aware of 10 of the most haunted places around the world, you should probably start planning a trip to one of them soon for some thrills and chills! If you know of any more such haunted places, do leave a comment and add to the list.

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