10 Spooky Places That Will Scare You All the Way Home

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Creepiness is hard to define. If you ask a hundred people, you’ll most likely get a hundred different explanations. But when you say creepy, people always associate it with something scary. And when we say scary, it’s a thing or a place that we fear the most.

What are the things that scare you? How many places do you know that freak the hell out of you? How many places have you visited that gave you goosebumps, the kind of thing that made you feel like your soul was drifting away from your body?

These are some the scariest spots on earth that will have you running back home!

Pripyat

After the Chernobyl catastrophe, over 50,000 people were evacuated in this facility due to high amounts of radiation. But this place remains bare of any life form after two decades because of the fear of radiation poisoning. However, a few visitors were allowed by the Ukranian government, believing that the chances for another radiation poisoning are now close to zero.

Winchester Mystery House

This creepy house is one large mansion of corridors that lead to practically nowhere and staircases that don’t end. It is said that the widow of gun magnate William Winchester, Sarah Winchester, lived in this house. People claim that Sarah’s death is the reason no one could finish the construction of the house, even after thirty-six years since it commenced.

Aokigahara Forest

 

 

Aokigahara is a forest in Japan where hundreds of people committed suicide for unknown reasons. Many tourists have encountered a large number of dead bodies here. Because of this, park rangers have to put up sign boards around the area that say, “Life is precious” and “Think about your family.” It is said that the forest has a historic association with demons in Japanese mythology.

The Body Farm

The Body Farm is a giant stretch of land where several dead bodies are scattered around. The farm is located at the University of Tennessee and is filled with human remains that are in different states of decomposition. The state police make use of these bodies to reenact scenes of murders and gain clues to catch murderers.

Kabayan

When industrial activity began in the forests just north of Manila, Philippines, loggers discovered ancient burial caves hewn out of the rock that housed mummified remains and hundreds of coffins and skulls. These mummies are called the Kabayan, and they are described as the best preserved mummy in the world. This extensive network of caves is so vast that one can easily get lost in its tunnels.

 

 

Bird Suicide Grounds of Jatinga

Jatinga is a small village on a ridge, located in the Dima Hasao district in the north-eastern state of India. Every year, around the months of September and October, several birds dive down here to meet their death. It is commonly known as the Valley of Death for birds. What’s more interesting is that these suicides have been observed to occur only between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Hellingly Hospital, England

Originally known as the East Sussex County Asylum, Hellingly Hospital lies on the hills of East Sussex just outside Hailsham. This English asylum seems to have been pulled right out of a horror movie. The hospital opened in 1903 and was used to lobotomize and electrocute its patients. After its ninety-year run, Hellingly Hospital was shut down in 1994; and since then, it has been abandoned.

Candido Godoi

 

 

For many years, it has always been a mystery why so many twins have been born in the small southern Brazilian town of Candido Godoi. No one knows what the real story behind it is, but it is speculated that Josef Mengele, a Nazi doctor who performed twin experiments to increase the Aryan population, had fled to Candido Godoi after the collapse of the Nazi empire. He conducted experiments on the women in the town, and as a result, a high number of twins in the town were born.

Matsuo Ghost Mine

There are no monsters inhabiting this place, no demons, and no ghosts will come haunting you. All you can find here is the largest sulphur mine in the fareastern part of northern Japan. All that remain are the residential complexes that were used by the employees until  they were was closed down and abandoned in the seventies. The dense cloud of sulphur that envelops the area and the dark residues on its buildings are what make this place so damn spooky!

The Island of Dolls

This place is probably the nightmare for people who has pediophobia, the fear of dolls. Just south of Mexico City, between the canals of Xochimico, you can find a small island with a sad background, which was never intended to be a tourist destination. The island is known as Isla de las Munecas because of all the dolls that are lying around. Dolls are threatening, even in the bright light of midday; but in the dark, they are particularly disturbing.

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