You should visit these places…if you aren’t too scared…
are some truly breathtaking places in the world. From natural wonders
like the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef, to man-made
metropolises like New York and Tokyo that bustle with life, these
beautiful places attract countless visitors each year. There are
other…less lively places that offer some spectacularly spooky sights to
tourists who want a different kind of thrill (and chill) in their
“Door to Hell” – Derweze, Turkmenistan
A natural gas field that Soviet engineers tried to burn off in 1971 has
been burning constantly since then, and doesn’t appear that it will ever
stop. When the Devil comes to Earth, it’ll probably be through here.
The Island of the Dolls – Mexico
This tiny island near Mexico City was inhabited by a recluse named
Julián Santana Barrera who hung up the discarded dolls he found floating
in surrounding river for 50 years to appease the spirit of a girl who
drowned nearby which he said haunted him until he died of a heart attack
near the same river. Can’t imagine why he was scared to death…
The town of almost 50,000 was quickly evacuated in the aftermath of the
Chernobyl nuclear disaster which was nearby. Visit their famed amusement
park, and you’ll come back glowing!
Capela dos Ossos – Évora, Portuga
The “Chapel of Bones” was built by a (super weird) monk in the 1500’s
who decorated the building with the bones of an estimated 5,000 of his
fellow monks. If that’s not creepy enough, two bodies hang from the
ceiling, and one them is a child. Jesus would be proud.
Grand Hotel Prishtina – Pristina, Kosovo
The marquee hotel in in Kosovo’s capital isn’t so “grand” anymore.
During the brutal Balkan Wars of the 90’s, Serbian militants used the
hotel as a place for the torture and execution of their prisoners. Their
Trip Adviser rating took quite the hit.
Catacombs of Paris
The network of tunnels under the City of Lights is over 200 miles long
and is home to an estimated over 6 million bodies. Some parts of the
catacombs are open to the public as an official museum, but other
sections are off limits, yet are visited illegally by thousands of
curious tourists and local troublemakers.
Old Jewish Cemetary – Prague
The cemetery is nearly 600 years old, and has about 12,000 tombstones
packed in it. Per Jewish tradition, no bodies have ever been moved, so
when they ran out of room, the bodies were put in layers, now 12 deep.
There are an estimated 100,000 bodies in this one graveyard.
The small island of about 100 fishermen is known more its other
inhabitants, the hundreds of feral cats that give the place the name
“Cat Island.” Bred for good luck, the cats are EVERYWHERE. If you aren’t
a cat person, this island is definitely not for you.