Scary: Are you one of those who urge friends to make a plan to the place hailed as the most haunted in your area?
Even you would think thrice before making such plans to these 10 places around the world and probably decide not to test your guts!
There would have been movies that caught you off guard, scaring the daylight out of you, but this is not a horror movie, no work of fiction whatsoever.
These are real places in the world where seldom people tread, but never alone.
Here are a few scary and bizarre places around the world.
1. THE ISLAND OF THE DOLLS – MEXICO
After The Conjuring, we know dolls are creepy. A misanthropic artist retreated to a remote area after the death of a young girl who left behind a toy doll.
The Mexican artist started to hear footsteps in the night and howling of a woman which stopped when he hanged the girl’s doll on a tree.
To appease the ghost, he continued hanging dolls for over 50 years.
The place was never meant to be a tourist attraction but people have been visiting to see the Island of the Dolls in Mexico.
But would you dare to spend a night alone on the island? Maybe take a doll along for company!
2. PRIPYAT – UKRAINE
More than 50,000 people used to live here but now it’s a ghost town. This city is known for its Chernobyl disaster that happened at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986
Not even one person has settled in this abandoned city even after 25 years. But the ghost city sure sees a few daring travelers who come for an uncanny photo or two.
3. AOKIGAHARA – JAPAN
Police have even mounted signs reading “Your life is a precious gift from your parents,” and “Please consult the police before you decide to die!” on trees throughout.
A conversation with the Police should help, right?
4. THE HILL OF CROSSES – LITHUANIA
The place is known to have a tradition of leaving crosses there and has been a site of pilgrimage for hundreds of years now.
Pilgrims come here to plead with Jesus for miracles and the place carries a devotional significance.
Today, the place has more than 2,00,000 crosses placed by travelers and believers to get their wishes fulfilled. It’s said crosses keep evil spirits away, but being alone amid these many won’t be a great idea.
5. MIYAKEJIMA – JAPAN
It’s a town where everybody wears a gas mask, because of active state of volcanoes and the poisonous gases in the air.
A third of Miyakejima remains off-limits and government carries out regular health check-ups for people who still live there.
The dangers the place has to offer haven’t kept daring travelers to explore the place despite, of course, wearing gas masks.
6. LOME BAZAAR TOGO – AFRICA
This bazaar is known to offer bizarre things used for voodoo and other such practices.
From bones to skulls and from dead animals to living ones, you can find everything you need here (you little devil) and the sight sometimes is enough to make you go weak in the knees.
7. DADIPARK, DADIZEL – BELGIUM
This park was a children’s playground that was turned into an amusement park and it operated from 1950 to 2002. It finally closed down after a young boy lost his arm on a ride.
The plans to renovate the park were made but it never got reopened. Now it’s only the silence of the wilderness that resides there. Often travelers visit the place to feel the terrifying silence the place has to offer.
8. SANZHI UFO HOUSES, SAN ZHI – TAIWAN
Sanzhi Pod City is one such place which was ahead of its time with futuristic architecture for the houses there. The plan was executed but the construction was never completed.
For more than 30 years, it has seen no development and the city is known as “ruins of the future”, housing nobody but solitude and silence.
9. UNDERWATER CITY, SHICHENG – CHINA
What is called as China’s Atlantis was a city very much on the grounds of China and was the center of politics and economics.
But now it hides 130 feet underwater like a city lost in time.
Chinese government decided that they needed a new hydroelectric power station, so they built a man-made lake which took over the city to drown it completely. The underwater charm of a city now is a travel spot but can still paralyse people with fear.
10. CZESTOCHOWA TRAIN DEPOT – POLAND
This train depot that looks like a post-apocalyptic scene from a movie is a real place that was abandoned. And nobody knows why. Isn’t that scarier?
The decaying railway station, the rotting coaches, the rusted tracks, it all looks morbid when there is only silence of the train depot that once saw the bustle of many travelers.
Travel only if you can hold yourself together!
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