The ghostly scene along with the gloomy and cold atmosphere of the following destinations will definitely make your hair stand on end. Here are top 10 fearful places in the world.
Manchac Swamp, Lousiana
Overcast air, collective graves, fierce American crocodiles and weird tree-trunks are the features of Manchac Swamp, Louisiana. For this reason, this swamp is regarded as one of the world’s most thrilling places.
Manchac Swamp is also known as ghost swamp. It is associated with the legend of a mysterious curse from the 1920s. Up to three villages with a number of local people in this area disappeared mysteriously after a storm.
Deserted psychiatric hospital in England
Cane Hill is a psychiatric hospital that has been left fallow in Croydon, London for a long time. The first time that this hospital came into operation was in 1882. At the peak time, 2,000 mental patients were to sent to the Cane Hill hospital for treatment. It was not until the year 1991 when the number of patients gradually reduced, this psychiatric hospital was deserted. While all patients and staff left, many beds and medical equipment were scattered all over the place and gradually ruined over the years. The history and the desolation of this hospital turn it into a dreaded place.
Bhangarh ghost town
Bhangarh is a deserted town in Rajasthan, India and is considered to be the scariest place in this South Asian country. It is said that at first, Bhangarh was established to commemorate a prince in the Indian history in 1573. However, due to a cruel curse, this place became deserted in 1573. The desolation of the town makes the local people in the surrounding area dare not come here, especially at sunset and when it becomes dark.
Centralia ghost town
In 1962, a group of firefighters set fire to the rubbish at a deserted mine for the purpose of cleaning the town. Ironically, The fire raged with a formidable violence, spreading to every corner of the mine. At the same time, the fire burns in earth’s womb and the streets of the town. Consequently, the people in the town flocked to other places. Today, the dangers lurking around the town of Centralia with toxic gas and the collapse.
This is a natural gas pit with a diameter of about 99m that burns fiercely during 40 years. In 1971, in a geological survey in the Karakum desert, Turkmenistan, Soviet geologists drilled an underground cave containing natural gas. With the concern that the poison gas could be released from here, geologists decided to set fire to the pit because they assumed that the fire would die in a few days. Surprisingly, contrary to their expectations, due to the excessive amount of gas, the pit still burns until now.
Sanctuary of Tophet
Discovered in Tunisia, the Sanctuary of Tophet is filled with thousands of children’s graves. According to the conjecture of many scientists, these children may be the victims of a brutal massacre. It is possible that the children might have been killed and eaten.
Pripyat ghost town
One of the most horrible places in the world is the Pripyat ghost town, Ukraine. The nuclear disaster in 1986 forced the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to close down and all the residents in the vicinity had to be evacuated to other places, leaving behind them a desolate and deadly area when radioactive substances still exist here.
Actun Tunichil Muknal cave
This cave is located in Belize and also known as the cave of glass skulls. Around the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave is scattered with many human skeletons that are thought to be the victims of the ancient Maya sacrifice. There are 14 human remains discovered in this cave including the remains of a young virgin who was killed to become a sacrificial object in the religious ceremony.
Aokigahara suicide forest, Japan
Aokigahara means Sea of Trees and another name is Jukai, which means Forest of Suicide because this is where many Japanese people choose to commit suicide. This forest has been long rumored to be possessed by a devil. The entire forest is always covered with the quiet, dull and dark atmosphere. Every year, dozens of people come here for suicide. Therefore, the search staff is usually sent to the forest to seek dead bodies.
The reason that many people choose this forest to put an end to their lives is still a mystery. It is said that the first person to choose the forest to die is because of the influence of a novel.
Chauchilla Cemetery, Peru
Buried in the wild desert and located 30km from the city of Nazca, Peru, Chauchilla Cemetery makes quite a few people cold with fear because of ghost stories of the dry bones that are orally transmitted by locals. These remains are placed in the pits in the posture of leaning on the wall. Born in the 9th century, but it was not until 1920 that Chauchilla Cemetery was discovered.