We are sure that if we conduct a survey to determine how many of our readers like to watch horror movies, the result would be that nearly 95% of you are fans of eerie movies that make your breath hold still on its own. We do have a question though, how many of you would venture into a place that has a pronounced super natural presence, something you can sense as if it was your own soul walking right by you? Would you have you have the courage to spend a night in a place like the one depicted in the movie “Grave Encounters”, an abandoned asylum which is filled with the walking dead? If you aren’t already spooked out, here is an article that will enlist ten of the world’s most haunted places. This article would prove handy if you are willing to take on a spooky adventure with your friends are adamant on capturing some walking talking super natural beings onto a film roll.
10. Riddle House
Most of you would be thinking of Tom Riddle aka Voldemort from the Harry Potter series the moment you read the title of our first entry but it is nothing like that. This house is situated in Florida and in keeping with its creepy characteristics, it was a funeral parlor initially. Later on, Karl Riddle was the only living owner of the house. One of Karl’s employees hung himself in the attic and ever since the house has been haunted especially for men since it appears that the ghost of the employee that killed himself, is pretty venomous when it comes to men.
There is a part of Ohio that is known as Helltown, a name that sounds so eerie that one gets goose bumps even before having to visit the place. The theory is that this place was the target of mass evictions by the government in the 1970s thereby resulting in a town in which either the houses are eerily boarded up or burnt down. People have said all kinds of things about Helltown including the fact that no government plan was ever successful in this place despite a humongous buyout and that all sorts of creepy things roamed its roads. Although it depends on an on-the-site visit but people say that there is a road in Helltown which is a dead end. The people of the town have named it “the end of the world” to signify the fact that if by sheer bad luck, you find yourself stuck at that very point for more than a few minutes, you might as well say goodbye to the world forever. Fancy a trip anyone?
8. Stull Cemetery
Before we move on to the details of the next most haunted place in the world aka Stull Cemetery, we would like to put emphasis on the following two tragedies that occurred there. Firstly, a man burned down his whole farm only to find out that his son burnt along with it and secondly, a man went missing and was later found hanging from a tree. So you see, to say that the place is haunted would be a terrible understatement. Stull cemetery has a population of only 20 people but the population of the creatures in the dark in this part of the world, is countless. It is said that the place has so much evil that Satan himself holds court right there in the cemetery.
7. The Ridges
The most important fact to be considered about this next place which is now known as The Ridges is that it was previously a lunatic asylum Athens. It is common knowledge the world over that Athens in Ohio is one of the most severely haunted places in the world. It is said that several spirits of the prior patients haunt the empty wards of that place now sort of in keeping with the movie Grave Encounters. These could all be stories because obviously no one ever vouches to go and actually prove them correct. But if that is what they are, correct, then we suggest you stay the hell away.
6. Humberstone and LaNoria
Legend has it that the town of La Noria, which is situated in Chile, was completely abandoned in the 1960s. The few workers who were left in the town were nothing but slaves and now the town is totally deserted. However, the living might have left but the dead continue to live on, virtually albeit. It is said that all the people that died in the town are roaming the streets by night fall and the kids can actually be heard playing, shouting and laughing. The town is so haunted that people from nearby towns stay far away.
5. Byberry Mental Asylum
We are talking about the Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry which is more commonly known as Byberry. The hospital was founded in 1907 but was shutdown in the 1990 due to poor treatment (often regarded as sub-human) of its patients, patients that included the mentally ill as well as the criminally insane. What freaks people out more than the haunted hallways and the lurking dark figures is the overall condition the hospital was in before it was shut down. Human waste littered the corridors and patients were violated in every manner possible and several unexplained deaths took place where the body parts of the dead were found scattered across the property.
4. Leap Castle
Next on our list is the Irish castle known as The Leap Castle. It is rumored that the castle is haunted by a thing called The Elemental and that thing distinguishes itself through a very prominent smell of rotting human flesh and sulfur. It is said that the castle has a hidden dungeon filled with spikes where the prisoners were thrown and then forgotten. It is the prisoners that now roam the halls along with the Elemental.
3. Shades of Death Road
It is a road in New Jersey that winds alongside the country for about 7 miles. There are several different stories about this road that will spook the hell out of you like the fact that this road has a dead end that will blind you with fog and apparitions and whatever not. Once some people found a whole stash of Polaroid pictures strewn across that dead end, each picture being more eerie than the first and no one could make head or tail of the matter even though an investigation took place too.
2. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
This place is situated in Cambodia and what was previously a high school, was later converted into Security Prison 21. It was no ordinary prison though because in here, prisoners were forced and more often than not, tortured, to confess to crimes that they had not committed; they were brutally handled and therefore it comes as no shock that several years later, souls or rather ghosts of nearly 17000 prisoners/victims crowd the place.
1. The Mines of Paris
Last but certainly not the least, we have the mines in Paris. The fact that this haunted destination adorns the very end of our article does not in any way mean that this place is any less freaky than the other places. It is very easy to get lost in the tunnels underground Paris that form the caves and stretch to as much as 600 kilometers. If the million stories are right then there are creatures and ancient horrors that patrol these caves now and going into the caves is considered illegal in Paris.