Just looking at these scary, abandoned locations will give you the chills. Going there? Would take some balls.
Sanctuary of Tophet in Tunisia. Here lie the thousands of bodies of children who are thought to be victims of sacrifice during hard times.
Plague Island, Italy. Poveglia, a small island near Venice, was used to quarantine around 160,000 people with the plague from 1793 to 1814. Their remains are still there. To make matters even freakier, this island also houses murder victims thought to have been tortured and killed by a mental hospital doctor from 1922 to 1968.
Overtoun Bridge, Scotland. Nice place to visit for humans, but I wouldn’t take my dog there. Nicknamed “dog suicide bridge” because an estimated 600 dogs have leaped off the bridge to their deaths since the 60s.
The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague. Cemeteries are always creepy, but this one is THE creepiest. This cemetery has gotten so crowded, that they keep stacking layers upon layers of graves. Currently, there are 12 layers of caskets buried in the ground.Although there are only 12,000 visible tombstones, there are about 100,000 people buried in there.
Leap’s Castle in Ireland. This castle is known to be as one of the most haunted places in the world. A priest was killed in this chapel by his own brother, which gave it the nickname “bloody chapel”.
Island of the Dolls, Mexico. The caretaker of this island claimed that a young girl had drowned in the lake but was never found. A few days later, a doll resurfaced. To commemorate her death, he started hanging dolls in the trees, and he had continued to do so for the next 50 years. Covered in dolls, the island is now a tourist attraction.
Hill of Crosses in Lithuania. This hill houses 100,000 crosses and has been declared by the Pope as a place of peace, love, and sacrifice. Still though, looks kinda creepy!
Hashima Island, Japan. This tiny island housed thousands of people until the coal ran out in 1974. Now, completely abandoned, this island is actually very creepy.
Hanging Coffins of Sagade, Philippines. The Igorot tribe buries their loved ones in coffins that hang on the side of the mountain. They believe that this will keep them closer, as well as set their spirits free. Although a sweet gesture, the sight of it is enough to send chills down your spine.
Fire Mummies of the Philippines. You will find these mummies after a 5 hour drive followed by a 5 hour foot trek in the Timbak caves. Placed in egg-shaped coffins, these mummies have been very well preserved.
West Virginia State Penitentiary.Although closed in 1995, this gothic-style prison had around 100 executions. You can take tours at night if you don’t mind seeing a ghost or two!
Suicide Forest, Japan. Aokigahara is a forest at the base of Mt. Fuji where over 500 people have gone to commit suicide since the 50s. Officials put up signs such as , “Your life is a precious gift from your parents,” and “Please consult with the police before you decide to die,” to try to convince people from killing themselves.
St. George’s Church, Czech Republic. This church was closed down in 1968, after the roof collapsed during a funeral service. Artist Jakub Hadrava added these spooky sculptures to draw in tourists and raise money for the church. Scary.
Snake Island, Brazil. This uninhabitable island is home to millions of golden lancehead vipers, one of the most venomous snakes in the world. The island has about 1 snake per square meter. The last people to live on this island were the lighthouse keeper and his family who sadly, were killed by these snakes.
Sedlec Ossuary in Czech Republic. Also known as The Church of Bones, this chapel contains the remains of over 40,000 people who wanted to be buried in a holy place.
I don’t know about you, but these are definitely not my type of places to visit! Don’t forget to share with your friends on Facebook by clicking the link below:)