I love traveling. Traveling is a a fabulous way to enrich your life and broaden your sights. If you are interested in the weird and morbid, I have here a list of the top 8 creepiest travel destinations in the world.
So the question is.... are you brave enough to go to all these places??? Hehehehe...
If you need a good scaring on your next vacation. try the Winchester House which was built by Sarah Winchester the heiress to the Winchester rifle empire in San Jose, California. It took 32 years to finish building, and it is literally a labyrinth. Strangely it has 2,000 doors, 10,000 windows, 47 fire places, and 47 stairwells. Oh, and it is supposedly haunted by the ghosts of those people killed by guns the Winchester family make.
Guests who had been brave enough to spend the night have reported hearing organ music, ghostly figures, flickering lights, and turning doorknobs.
If you are in Japan, pay a visit to Aokigahara Forest if you dare. Aokigahara Forest is located at the base of Mount Fuji, and is notorious as a final destination for many people who goes there to commit suicide. In the last 50 years , thousands of people have disappeared into the forest, presumably to take their own lives.
It began with a dark history in which Aokigahara Forest was where the ritual of ubasute began. Ubasute was the practice of leaving old people to die in the wilderness.
It's said that the forest is haunted by their angry spirits.
Capelados, Evora, Portugal.
If you are in Portugal, visiting the Royal Church of St. Francis is a must. The church is located in the quiet, scenic town of Evora. The bones of the dead await inside the church.
During the 16th century the church was running out of space to bury people, so the monks came up with an idea. They dug up, and piled the remains of almost 5,000 people into a consecrated chapel in the church. They call it the Chapel of Bones.
The floor to ceiling of the chapel is decorated with bones. And if that's not spooky enough for you, the rotted corpses of two people (a man and a child) dangle from nooses inside the chapel. Talk about morbid.
If you are in Mexico, you might like to check out this museum. It contains the preserved remains of 111 mummies, all of which were unearthed between 1865 and 1989. The strangest thing about these mummies though, is that they look like they were in an extreme amount of pain when they died. Many of them have expressions that look like they're shouting "No!"
The Island of the Dolls (Isla de las Munecas) is located in the canals south of Mexico City and is the current home of hundreds of terrifying, mutilated dolls. Their severed limbs, decapitated heads, and blank eyes adorn trees, fences and nearly every available surface. The dolls appear menacing even in the bright light of midday, but in the dark they are particularly haunting.
The island’s origins lie in tragedy. The island’s only inhabitant, Don Julian Santana, found the body of a drowned child in the canal some 50 years ago. He was by her death, so when he saw a doll floating by in the canal soon after, he hung it in a tree to please the girl. He hoped to both appease her tortured soul and protect the island from further evil. He continued to hang all the dolls he found in the canal in the island.
The story took a particularly sinister turn in 2001 when Don Julian drowned in the canal just like the little girl. Since his passing, the dolls have taken over his role as the island’s caretaker.
Truk Lagoon, Micronesia.
More than 50 major shipwrecks from WWII litter the seabed, making the undersea wonder of the world the best shipwreck diving destination on the globe. In 1944, Americans launched Operation Hailstone, which has been called the Japanese Pearl Harbor, and the bombardment lasted for three days. The attack wiped out 60 ships and 275 airplanes, sinking them to the bottom of the lagoon, so that now it is the biggest ship graveyard in the world. Most of the wrecks were left untouched for nearly 25 years since people feared setting off the thousands of sunken bombs. Many of the shipwrecks in the scuba diving paradise have full cargo holds full of fighter aircraft, tanks, bulldozers, railroad cars, motorcycles, torpedoes, mines, bombs, boxes of munitions, radios, thousands of various weapons, human remains, and other artifacts. More than 3,000 people were thought to have been killed and some divers swear that the wrecks in Truk Lagoon are haunted.
For centuries, the people of the northern Philippines mummified their dead though an elaborate process, and buried their bodies in underground caves.
During the late 20th century these caves were discovered. It wasn't long before an enterprising sideshow operator allegedly stole the mummy of a ancient tribal chieftain for his show. Now locals believe the entire area is cursed because of this theft.
So how now? Any takers? Me? I am really not sure. I would love to visit them surely but definitely NOT ALONE!!!! and NOT AT NIGHT!!!! Hehehee......