Haunted places have their own dreadful stories and histories. While many people try avoiding going to these places, few ones actually want to visit these scary places to experience the paranormal activities and see whether the word “haunted” justifies the place.
Let’s look at the 10 haunted places around the world and story behind those creepy walls and squeaky doors will surely give you goosebumps.
- The Beechworth Lunatic Asylum, Australia
This asylum was originally named as Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum that was home to around 1200 patients. The asylum was in service from the year 1867 to 1995 and during this span of time, 9000 patients had died in this very place located in Victoria, Australia. It is said that it has been haunted for several years and you will experience paranormal activities as soon as you step inside the building.
2. Mary King’s Close, Edinburgh, Scotland
Mary King’s Close used to have narrow houses and warren of interconnected side streets before the place was hit by a plague in the year 1645. Today, many visitors and tourists around the world come to this city where they experience supernatural scenes of an old lady standing in black attire and a little girl named Annie running around the streets. It is said that Annie communicates with the people who brings her gifts. Along with this, various other paranormal activities have also been reported in the city such as throwing stones and sound of footsteps.
3. Bhangarh Fort, Alwar District, Rajasthan
The story behind this haunted Fort is the Tantrik who tried to use black magic to make the princess fall in love with him but unfortunately, the black magic backfired and he cursed the fort and also cursed the people living in and around the fort. Since then, many people have gone missing with no traces of them been found till date. It is believed that the curse of the Tantrik still exists and haunts people who visit the place. The fort is closed after sunset and the visitors are strictly warned not to venture around the fort after it becomes dark.
4. Aokigahara, Japan
At the base of the Mt.Fuji, you will find the Aokigahara which is known as the suicide forest. Every year, hundred of people go into this dense forest to take their life. It is also said that the local police annually find hundreds of dead bodies in the forest. The Japanese Police never publish the number of suicide committed because they feel the number will encourage the people to suicide. In the year 2014, 108 people were reported to commit suicide in the forest. Because of this very reason, many people consider that the forest is haunted by the soul of dead people.
5. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Cambodia
This Museum used to be a high school which was later turned into Security Prison and used as a base to imprison and torture prisoners. These prisoners were badly tortured and were further imprisoned and murdered in heinous ways. It is said that more than 17,000 people were murdered inside this building and their souls keep wandering during the night. One hear dreadful sounds of people crying in pain from the museum.
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