50 Scary Places to Visit

A night when you are all alone in the house and hear a voice at the door. As soon as you intend to open the door, the power goes off; all you can see now is pitch black darkness. And as the shimmering light from nowhere finds its way into your room, you realise the person standing at the door is a rotting body without a head!

Even, if now also, you are not scared or can’t realise goosebumps, take a stroll through this list of 50 scary places around the world.

  1. The Island of the Dolls, Mexico

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    They are not just dolls! They can be found all across the island, they move their hands, they even whispers to each other and also lures the boatman to the island! Sound creepy, right? Yes, the first glance of this island is enough to scare the man out of you!

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  2. Hashima Island, Japan

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    Once a bustling coal mine, Hashima Island is now the dwelling of souls and sprits. With zero human intervention, the deserted island has now become a ghost town, where you can hear murmuring and whispering sounds with no one beside you!

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  3. The Hill of Crosses, Lithuania

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    Less of scary and more of a pilgrimage site, this hill is laced with hundreds and thousands of holy crosses. People from all over the world visit this sacred hill and leaves behind a holy cross to fulfil their wish. However, when it comes to spending a night in this hill, only a handful can dares!

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  4. Aokigahara, Japan

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    Usually dense forests excite all of us with their lush and appealing charm. But…don’t get mistaken by the luscious outlook of the Aokigahara Forest in Japan, where you can witness signboards saying- ‘life is precious’, ‘consult the police before you decide to die’ at the entrance. It is the most haunted suicide point in the country with several paranormal activities reported so far!

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  5. Pripyat, Ukraine

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    Why would someone desert a township with plenty of fun-rides, gymnasiums, auditoriums, galleries and other recreational spots? Well, to find the answer, you need to visit the spooky town of Pripyat in Ukraine; just make sure, you pray to the Gods before entering this ghostly town!

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  6. Craco, Italy

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    The last humanly activities reported in this village were in 1963, when the locales were transferred to some other vicinity. Since then no one has decided to turn up to this hamlet as it is considered to be cursed with evil souls and paranormal activities.

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  7. Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic

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    On the very first look of this ossuary, you might not find anything unnatural! But hold on…take another look of your surroundings! Now don’t say that all the chandeliers, garlands in the room or the coats of arms are actually carved out from human bones and skeletons. Do you still want to visit this ossuary?

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  8. Poveglia, Italy

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    A disguised island in Greece, Poveglia is an island where you can find bones and skulls with the waves crashing against the shores or might find your boat getting stuck into a pile of human bones. The once a dumping ground of the plague victims, there has been an array of paranormal activities reported in this island; it also includes the death of a psychic doctor who was choked to death by unnatural forces!

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  9. Tuol Sleng, Cambodia

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    A school turned into prison, Tuol Sleng in Cmabodia ended up being a genocide ground! Claiming almost 14,000 lives of the inmates; most of which were brutally tortured to death, it is now one of the haunted places in Cambodia. You can visit this prison during the daytime, but spending a night; you have to think twice on this!

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  10. Eastern State Penitentiary, Pennsylvania, USA

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    Most of us might not be aware of the ‘Pennsylvania System’! Well, to explain it, it was a system wherein the prisoners were dumped into solitude and at times, they were left to die in such tragic circumstances. Introduced in 1829 in Philadelphia in the Eastern State Penitentiary prison, the aftermath of this horrific practice has led to several spine-chilling paranormal activities in this prison.

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  11. Lome Bazaar, Togo, Africa

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    A market in Africa, where you can find all the necessary commodities to practice black magic, the Lome Bazaar is one of the scariest sites in the country. From freshly killed animals to well-preserved animal remains, skeletons and other parts, one can find everything in this market.

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  12. Miyake-jima, Japan

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    How hard and scary it will be to spend the entire life wearing a gas-mask? If you want to find an answer to this, visit the Miyake-jima, where people spent most of their lives wearing a gas mask in order to withstand the poisonous gases evolving from the active volcanoes.

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  13. Holy Land- Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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    An amusement park built according to the stories and verses of the Bible, this park met a sudden death after it was shut down in the 1980s. Since then, the park has attracted plenty of ghost hunters who have claimed the presence of supernatural powers and paranormal activities within the park.

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  14. I.M. Cooling Tower, Belgium

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    What makes this power plant look scary is its massive size and no humanly activities. The plant that had an amazing capacity to cool around 480,000 gallons of water every minute has now become one of the scariest places on earth!

  15. Overgrown section of the Great Wall, China

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    Nature has its own rules and anything challenging the nature is sure to taste defeat! Even the Great Wall of China could not stand the wrath of the nature, and some of its portions are being eaten up by the nature! Hidden away from the tourists, these portions of the walls are prone to vegetations and are losing their sustainability.

  16. Dadipark – Dadizel, Belgium

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    Opened during the 1950s, this amusement park in Belgium closed its door in 2002. It was due to a tragic incident, where a young boy lost his arm in 2000, the park stopped attracting visitors and finally ended up closing its gate forever. The vastness of the park and the silence that exists there made this one of the scariest places in Belgium.

  17. Military Hospital – Beelitz, Germany

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    On a visit to this abandoned hospital, no one can believe that the great Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was treated here! A 60-building treatment facility centre, this hospital was shut down with the downfall of East Germany. All that is left today are the spooky corridors, cranky beds, rusty equipments and the fading colours.

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  18. Willard Asylum – Willard, New York, USA

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    This chronic asylum came into existence in 1869 and had a capacity of around 4,000 patients at a time. In the course, the asylum witnessed around 50,000 deaths, out of which only a few were natural. Well, this makes the asylum and its morgue, one of the creepiest as well as scariest places.

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  19. Highgate Cemetery, North London, England

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    What is so spooky about this cemetery where people like Karl Marx, Dougla Adams and others are buried? Well, it is in this cemetery that you can encounter a ghostly phantom, an old woman searching her kids, floating ghost of a nun, people vanishing in thin air and several other crazy things happening around you!

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  20. Screaming Tunnel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

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    Walk through this tunnel on a pitch black night with a wooden match; you will know why this is called the ‘screaming tunnel’! Hundreds of years back, a young girl hid in this tunnel to escape the wrath of her drunken father. It is said that the soul of the girl still resides inside the tunnel and screams her heart out as someone makes their way into the tunnel with a wooden match.

  21. Changi Beach, Singapore

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    Flying saucers or any other unidentified objects…sound exciting, right? But then, how about flying heads, headless bodies walking all over a beach, dying soldiers crying out for help and other unnatural events? Now, if this excites you, make it to the Changi Beach in Singapore that was once the execution ground of the Chinese army and witness the unnatural happenings!

  22. Monte Cristo, New South Wales, Australia

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    What haunts in this Australian cottage is a series of unnatural deaths! Young child falling from the stairs, caretakers killed brutally within the cottage premises, stable boy burnt till death and many such horrific events! Do you still want to visit the Monte Cristo Homestead?

  23. Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

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    A pile of human bones and skulls, sudden drop in the temperature and sensing someone beside you; does all these give you goosebumps! If not, spend a night in the Edinburgh Castle in Scotland and encounter the headless drummer with his ghostly dog and all your ghostly fascination will come true!

  24. Tower of London, England

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    On your regular visit around the tower, you might find a white lady waving hand to you! On entering the tower, you might hear the giggling of two kids in their nightgowns! And if you happen to reach the top of the tower, there are chances; you will end up witnessing a beheaded female’s body! Are you scared?

  25. The North Yungas Road, Bolivia

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    Though this road has no relation with and paranormal or eerie events, yet it is considered as one the scariest road in the world. The curves, turns and twists of the road are enough to chill your spines. You take your eyes off the road for a second; only God can save you!

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  26. Borley Rectory, Essex, England

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    Spend a night in this house; you can witness burning figures roaming freely within the premises and a floating nun following you everywhere. Known to be spookiest house in England, there has been a series of tragic as well as barbaric events that has given rise to several other unnatural events.

  27. Culloden Moor, Scotland

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    Don’t go with the serene and charming look of the site; it is the site where the last battle in the British soil took place. Less of a war and more of a slaughter, following this aftermath, it has been reported that the souls of the dead soldiers still haunts this site; they even cry in deep anguish and clashes their swords!

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  28. Bethnal Green Underground, London, England

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    It was during the horrific World War II, when more than hundreds of people were executed to death in this station. Since then, one can hear screams of women, children and infants as well. According to the underground staffs, these are the unsatisfied souls of the victims who still haunt the passage.

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  29. The Death Railway, Thailand

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    While constructing this railway bridge over the Kwai River between Myanmar and Bangkok, thousands of slaves end up with death due to unhygienic conditions, malaria and other epidemics. Several decades later, even till now, this bridge is reported to be haunted by the ghosts of the dead labourers who still meander throughout the bridge. Do you still want to take a walk over this bridge?

  30. Stanley Hotel, Colorado, USA

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    While staying in this hotel, don’t just greet everyone in the passage or in the stairs! Also, don’t get curious to find out who is playing the melodious tune with the piano! There are heavy chances, you can come across ghostly kids playing in the staircase or in the passage, and the piano sounds coming from an empty ballroom! And, if you still want to spend a night here, make sure you don’t choose room #418!

  31. Pendle Hill, Lancashire, England

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    You might find it difficult to believe in witchcraft or any voodoo cult! But after visiting the Pendle Hills in Lancashire, you will no more find it tough! With witchcrafts being practised here during the 1612s, black magicians still visit this cult place and hunts down its ghosts to enhance their black powers!

  32. Bran Castle, Romania, Romania

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    Also known as the Dracula’s Castle, no one exactly knows what resides between the dark walls of this castle. Once ruled by a rigorous and merciless killer, a night spent in this castle is enough to make you feel the presence of souls and spirits in it!

  33. Stull Cemetery, Kansas, USA

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    Disguised as the ‘gateway to hell’, the Stull Cemetery in USA is the meeting ground of the occult practicing. It is believed that the son of Satan was buried in this cemetery and since then, the Satan visits this site at midnight; during Halloween.

  34. Helltown, Ohio, USA

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    Not just one or two, but a several horrific stories are related to Helltown. While some claims that it is a mutant town, some says that people swarms this town to practice Satanic verses and rituals. And, in case you want to find out the truth, you can dare to spend a night at this spooky town in Ohio!

  35. Eyam, Derbyshire, England

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    Though a natural epidemic forced the locales to evacuate this settlement in England, one can still witness a young girl roaming in the narrow streets of the village. According to the tales related to Eyam, this girl was identified as Sarah Mills, who used to be a servant and is still searching for her way to the other world!

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  36. The Overtoun Bridge, Scotland

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    It is said that animals can sense unnatural occurring or happenings before the humans. It is also said that dogs amongst the animals are the most sensitive in this regard. Knowing all of these, will you ever believe if someone says that every month, dogs commit suicide at this point? Sounds unbelievable, but true!

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  37. Mirny Diamond Mine, Eastern Siberia, Russia

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    Did the Bermuda Triangle and its mysteries ever fascinate you? Be it a yes or no, but this deserted mine in Russia will surely do! Though the mine is closed now, no one has yet been able to explain why helicopters flying above the mine-hole were sucked into it!

  38. Castle of Good Hope – Cape Town, South Africa

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    Strange voices all over, eerie footsteps down the stairways and screams that can cause your blood clot; are you ready to believe in all these crazy happenings? If not, you must visit the Castle of Good Hope and ask its guards who has been witnessing these since ages!

  39. Fort George, The Citadel, Nova Scotia, Canada

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    A sudden knock at the door might urge you to open the door, but while in this 300 years old, you might not find anyone upon opening the door! Why this happens? Well, the ghosts dwelling in this fort are the best persons to answer you! Do you still want an answer? And if you dare to explore more, you can also encounter an elderly lady looking at herself in the mirror, a group of ghostly people chatting around a table and lot more!

  40. Château de Brissac, Maine-et-Loire, France

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    Spend a night in this cursed castle, and you can meet the ‘Green Lady’! However, do not ever dare to look at her face; there have been cases, when the guests to the castles fainted or broke down seeing her scary faces with holes in place of eyes and the nose!

  41. Sanzhi UFO Houses – San Zhi, Taiwan

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    Though the construction of this township began with full vigour, it soon got mixed with the dust and construction never got completed! Well, the reason, why everyone deserted the construction site and the town never happened to complete is still unknown to the outer world!

  42. Gulliver’s Travels Park – Kawaguchi, Japan

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    After this amusement park came into existence, no one would have wondered, it will end up with such a tragic end! Located within a close proximity to the Mt Fiji and the disguised Aokigahara Forest or the ‘Suicide Forest’, it had obvious reasons to shut down.

  43. Canfranc Rail Station, Spain

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    Though this railway station played an important role in Spain’s international railway system, it was suddenly shut down after an accident in 1970. With no humanly activities since then, the once a sprawling station has now turned to be a ghost town.

  44. Underwater City, Shicheng, China

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    The Shicheng City or the ‘Lion City’ in China that dates around 1,400 years old is also one of the scariest places on earth. The once an epicentre of China, the city met its end after the Xin’an River Hydropower Station was built, when the entire of this city got submerged under the Qiandao Lake.

  45. Wonderland Amusement Park – Beijing, China

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    Its massive and unfinished structure makes it quite a scary place in China. Though the construction of this amusement park was about to complete, it stopped due to some disagreement with the local government. Since then, the park has become a deserted and people often find it scary to step inside the park alone.

  46. Częstochowa Train Depot, Poland

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    No one really knows why this train depot was shut down all of a sudden! Its shabby outlook, rusting railway tracks, decaying coaches and engines prove that it was once a bustling train depot. However, now, it is more of a scary site in Poland and attracts only photographers and adventure seekers.

  47. Lawang Sewu Semarang, Indonesia

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    Famed as the scariest as well as the scariest place in Indonesia, Lawang Sewu saw a series of killings and brutal tortures. During the World War II, the Japanese soldiers used the basement of this structure as a killing ground. Post this; a chain of several other horrific incidents also took place in here. Among the spooky events in Lawang Sewu, the ghost of a Dutch Woman and beheaded spirits are the most popular.

  48. Akershus Fortress, Oslo, Norway

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    It is in this fortress, where thousands of prisoners were executed during the Nazi Rule. Prior to this, it served as a treacherous prison, where soldiers were ill treated and in some cases were starved till death. After experiencing so much in history, the fortress has now become one of the haunted sites in the country!

  49. Bhangarh Fort, India  India

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    Unlike other forts in Rajasthan, Bhangarh attracts visitors only during the daytime! Come evening, the eeriness of the fort comes alive and no visitors are allowed in the fort till the sunrise. Till now, no one has spent the night within the fort and thus the happenings are still a mystery to the world!

    [Check out more such ghostly places in India]

  50. Chateau Miranda – Celles, Belgium

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    Once inhabited by Liedekerke-Beaufort family, this castle was abandoned after the French Revolution. Post this; it was used as an orphangae. But now, what attracts the visitors in this castle, are its spooky tales and paranormal activities. It is one of the most sought after destinations for ghost hunters in Belgium.

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Cute dogs to cheer up the start of your week:

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A New Writing Editor I’m Trying Out

I saw this program on StumbleUpon and it only costs $9.99 so I decided to give it a try.  I will let you know as I use it, but so far it looks like it will improve my edits.  It automatically color highlights your work a lot like my beta readers do.  Here is a sample from the StumbleUpon post for the Hemingway Editor 2.0, found at hemingwayapp.com.

Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.

The app highlights long, complex sentences and common errors; if you see a yellow sentence, shorten or split it. If you see a red highlight, your sentence is so dense and complicated that your readers will get lost trying to follow its meandering, splitting logic — try editing this sentence to remove the red.

You can utilize a shorter word in place of a purple one. Mouse over it for hints.

Adverbs are helpfully shown in blue. Get rid of them and pick verbs with force instead.

Phrases in green have been marked to show passive voice.

You can format your text with the toolbar.

Paste in something you’re working on and edit away. Or, click the Write button to compose something new.

Go here to see it in color:  http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/4GI0Uh/:1lV1rhLUC:aKqT93OA/www.hemingwayapp.com

You drop your Word file into plain text, then open.  When you are done, you can reverse the process.  I dropped one of my upcoming books into it and I have already found some very helpful edits as a result.

 

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Cosplay pictures for your weekend enjoyment!

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Random Humor to Bring in the Weekend…

Here is some random humor that will hopefully cause a chuckle or two to put you in the mood for the weekend.

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I have no phone – no text – seriously!

My smart phone lobotomized itself early this morning.

My smart phone has come up with the message “Upgrade your Samsung Galaxy Operating System now or later?”  for a week.  I press not now, set it for 3 am.  Finally, I noticed a button that says, “Update automatically at 3 am.”  This morning, it still said it was updating.  The phone rings, but I can’t answer it, just a black screen.

So, this afternoon I get to Verizon.  It died an ignominious death.  I have everything backed up to the Cloud and I have insurance so they are sending me a free replacement but it won’t arrive until Saturday or even Monday.

The point is this…  If you try to call me or text me, I’m not ignoring you.  My phone is kaput.  I will NOT get your messages for the next few days, even when I get my new phone, because only things from an hour ago and older are on the Cloud.  I apologize for any inconvenience to others.

 

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