Creepiest places on earth
We have all seen some really spooky places, some with sinister background stories, some that just look scary, but here is a list of some of the creepiest places on earth.
- Aokigahara, Japan’s Suicide Forest – In Mount Fuji’s shadow lies a forest shrouded by death, and the world’s second most popular suicide location. Since the 1950s, people have wandered in and not wandered out. The site holds so many bodies that the Yakuza (Japanese Mafia), pays homeless people to sneak into the forest and rob the corpses.
- Haunted Xochimilco Canals, Mexico – For 50 years, the late Don Julian Santana Barrera collected discarded dolls from the canals and trash and displayed them where he lived. He claimed to be haunted by a little girl who’d drowned in a nearby canal, later he himself was found drowned in the same spot. This places is with reason one of the creepiest places on earth. His home is now a tourist attraction, and remains the same as when he was alive.
- The Door To Hell: Deweze, Turkmenistan – A 230-foot-wide crater in the middle of the desert got its name when a 1971 team of Soviet scientists set up a drilling platform looking for natural gas reserves. The rig collapsed, and fearing the spread of poisonous methane gas, the researchers set the crater on fire hoping it would burn out in a few hours. That was more than 40 years ago.
- Taiwan’s Sanzhi UFO Houses – The space-age homes were intended to be part of a vacation resort in the late ’70s. However, following financial difficulties the project was abandoned, leaving the dwellings standing in decay as if on another planet until being demolished in 2010.
- The Body Farm, University of Tennessee – The outdoors research facility maintains hundreds of scattered dead bodies in various states of decomposition that are used by crime scene investigators to reenact murder scenarios in the most realistic way possible. Bodies are donated by those who wish to help catch murderers from beyond the grave.
- Chernobyl Disaster: Pripyat, Ukraine – Once home to 50,000 people, Pripyat evacuated a few days after the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident. Hospitals, theme parks and playgrounds are desolate of a society forced to leave their lives behind. Now uninhabited for over two decades the location is starting to allowing in tourists, due to a decrease possibility of radiation poisoning.
- Hellingly Hospital, England – Hellingly Hospital in East Sussex, England is a real life insane asylum straight out of a horror movie. It opened in 1903 and lobotomized and electrocuted it’s patients for 90 years until it was finally shut down. The building has been abandoned since 1994, and every year, a few photographers are brave enough to visit.
- North Brother Island, NYC – This forgotten isle in the East River between Bronx and Rikers Island, is home to abandoned buildings from the late 19th century including the remains of Riverside Hospital, which quarantined those suffering from infectious diseases. The site also held experimental drug treatments and was a detention home for wayward youth.
- Okpo Land, South Korea – The profitable theme park closed in 1999 after two separate incidents involving young girls who were killed on a duck-themed ride. Apparently after the second death the owner immediately disappeared while not making reparations to the girl’s family. Overnight, the park closed and was left exactly as it was to age and decay.
- Maunsell Sea Forts, North Sea, England – These were designed to protect England from a potential Nazi invasion during WWII. Today, they’re empty and provide an eerie silhouette over the ocean’s horizon.
- The Catacombs – Paris, France – This is a network of old quarry tunnels beneath the city and the final resting place of around six million Parisians. Most are anonymous, taken from the city’s overcrowded graveyards in former centuries. Now, tourists can walk through the creepy underground graveyard.
- The Tianzi Mountain, China – This strange-looking group of limestone summits was the inspiration for the floating mountains in the blockbuster movie Avatar.
- The Overtoun Bridge, Scotland – This bridge is the location of numerous suicides, approximately 600 people! BUT the strangest thing is every year since its construction dogs are hell bent in launching themselves to their deaths. . . that’s right, dogs. Why? Well, although there are numerous theories to this phenomenon, no one really knows? People have even witnessed dogs jump off, survive, climb back up, and jump off again. Worried dog lovers fear and avoid walking their dogs near the bridge altogether! Rumors have it, that the bridge and nearby Overtoun House are haunted. In 1994, a local man Kevin Moy threw his baby son to his death from the bridge, claiming the child was the anti-Christ.
So there you have it, some of the creepiest places on planet. I would really like to visit them all, would you? Which is most fascinating for you? Do yo have any creepy places near you? Write us in comment section bellow.