There are some places in the world where you may be scared to go. They are full of mystery and history, but they are also very interesting. Which one of these place would you like to visit?
Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic
This cemetery served its purpose from the first half of 15th century till 1786. Around 100,000 people have been buried here, and there are as many as 12,000 gravestones. The graves are layered 12 deep in some places. This place looks unusual and very terrifying.
The Island of Dolls, Mexico
This strange place exists in a deserted island in Mexico. It is home to hundreds of terrifying dolls. Their severed limbs, decapitated heads, and blank eyes adorn trees. Dolls are threatening, even in the bright light of midday, but in the dark, they are particularly disturbing. They are dedicated to the lost soul of a poor girl who met her fate too soon in strange circumstances. The legend sais that the dolls are possessed by her spirit.
Hashima Island, Japan
Hashina Island was once the most densely populated place in the world- in 1959, a total of 5,259 people lived there, the coastlike being only around 1 kilometre long. In 1974 the mine was closed, everyone left, and this island city was abandoned, left to revert back to nature. The apartments began to crumble, and for the first time, in the barren courtyards, green things started to grow. This place is now a ghost town.
Chapel of Bones, Portugal
This Chapel was built in the late 16th century by a Franciscan monk. Inside the Chapel there are around 5.000 corpses and a small white coffin by the altar with the bones o the three Franciscan monks who founded the church in the 13th century. The phrase ’Melior est die mortis die nativitatis’ (’Better is the day of death than the day of birth’) is written on its roof.
Suicide Forest, Japan
The Aokigahara Forest is the most popular site for suicides in Japan. All the suicides from here started after the novel Kuroi Jukai was published, in which a young lover commits suicide in the forest. The site holds so many bodies that the Yakuza pays homeless people to sneak into the forest and rob the corpses. A notice stands at the entrance: ’Your life is the priceless gift of your parents. Think about your family. Don’t suffer alone — call us on 22-0110.’
Abandoned psychiatric hospital, Parma, Italy
This place is an abandoned psychiatric hospital in Italy. These creepy paintings were realized by the Brazilian artist Herbert Baglione. Don’t they look strange?
St. George’s church, Czech Republic
This church was abandoned in 1968, after part of its roof collapsed during a funeral ceremony. The artist Jakub Hadrava placed a some creepy sculpures in the church. It looks just terrifying, doesn’t it?
Catacombs of Paris, France
The Catacombs of Paris are underground ossuaries in Paris, France which hold the remains of over six million people in a small part of the ancient Mines of Paris tunnel network.
Akodessewa market, Togo
This place is the largest Voodoo market in the world. It is a kind of supper supply store for fetishes, charms and anything else one might need for a ritual. Here you can find anything from leopard heads and human skulls to Voodoo priests who bless and create fetishes or predict the future and make medicines to heal whatever ails you.
Hill of Crosses, Lithuania
The precise origin of the practice of leaving crosses on the hill is uncertain, but it is believed that the first crosses were placed on the former Jurgaičiai or Domantai hill fort after the 1831 Uprising. Over the generations, not only crosses and crucifixes, but statues of the Virgin Mary, carvings of Lithuanian patriots and thousands of tiny effigies and rosaries have been brought here by Catholic pilgrims. The estimated number of crosses exceeded 100,000 in 2006.