As many people across the world prepare to observe the annual celebration of Halloween, we have compiled a list of the world's scariest travel destinations.
Leap Castle, Ireland
Leap Castle (pronounced “Lep") is said to be one of the most haunted historical buildings in the world, and has several tragic and bloody events occur within its walls.
There are varied accounts as to when exactly the main tower/keep was constructed, ranging anywhere from the 13th century to the late 15th century, but was most likely around 1250 CE.
It was built by the O'Bannon clan and was originally called "Léim Uí Bhanáin" (as was the fertile land around the castle which was associated with the Bannon clan), or "Leap of the O'Bannons".
The Catacombs, Paris
The Catacombs is an underground boneyard which holds which hold the remains of more than six million people.
It has themed sections for different sections of the body — meaning there's a ribcage hallway, a separate section just for skulls
Island of the Dolls, Mexico
Island of the Dolls in best-known as chinampa, or floating garden. It belonged to a man named Don Julián Santana Barrera, a native of the La Asunción neighborhood. Santana Barrera was a loner, who was rarely seen.
According to the legend, Santana Barrera discovered a little girl drowned in mysterious circumstances in the canals. He also found a doll floating nearby and, assuming it belonged to the deceased girl, hung it from a tree as a sign of respect.
After this, he began to hear whispers, footsteps, and anguished wails in the darkness even though his hut. Driven by fear, he spent the next fifty years hanging more and more dolls, some missing body parts, all over the island in an attempt to appease what he believed to be the drowned girl’s spirit.
After Barrera’s death in 2001, his body reportedly found in the exact spot where he found the girl’s body fifty years before.
Poenari Castle, Romania
Poenari Castle was erected around the beginning of the 13th century. It is said to be where the legend of Dracula first began.
The story is a legendary one and to many, a confusing mixture of truth, history, legend, and fiction due to the convolution between the novel “Dracula” and the factual history of Vlad III Dracula “The Impaler”, whose name inspired the book.As many people across the world prepare to observe the annual celebration of Halloween, we have compiled a list of the world's scariest travel destinations.
Aokigahara 'Suicide Forest', Japan
Dubbed “the perfect place to die,” the Aokigahara forest is one of the world's most popular suicide spots. There are even signs at the entrance to warn suicidal people to seek help, and patrols regularly search the forest for bodies.
Japanese spiritualists believe that the suicides committed in the forest have permeated Aokigahara’s trees, generating paranormal activity and preventing many who enter from escaping the forest’s depths.