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10 Most Haunted Places in Scotland Worth Visiting

Since ages, Scotland has a standing for the uncanny. Steeped in centuries of the disturbed undead, this country’s violent history speaks volumes of what dwells in it. Remote castle, spooky forests and sprawling houses, the most haunted places in Scotland show that the spirit world does not dwell far away from us. Even the nation’s most iconic landmarks share grisly and horrifying tales of the creepy.

There are plenty of tour industries that guide visitors to these most haunted places in Scotland. However, before you hire such a guide or follow them, beware for at time the spirit hunters become the haunted.

Most Haunted Houses / Mansions / Places from Scotland:

Boleskine House

Boleskine House Haunted Places
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The infamous “wickedest man in the world” Aleister Crowley rendered Boleskine House notorious after he moved in it in 1899. However, even prior to Crowley’s arrival the hunting lodge had formerly earned a sinister reputation. Built in the 18th century, it was situated on top of a 10th-century Scottish church that was burned to ground. The fire killed the entire congregation. The building also nestles a graveyard beneath it which connects through a series of underground tunnels. Rumors then emerged of Crowley’s multiple demon summoning practices that left behind portals allowing the entry of hellish creatures into the world. Afterwards it fell into the possession of Jimmy Page and functioned as a hotel. In 2015, it was burned down almost completely.

 

Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle Haunted Places
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Since being built in the 14th century, this Glamis castle has earned the title for being one of the most haunted places in Scotland. It was built by the Bowes-Lyons family. In the earlier days, the Ogilvy Clan took refuge in it from incoming enemies: the Lindsays. Fate took a turn and the Ogilvies were walled up to starve to death. Their spirits are fabled to dwell in the unknown Haunted Chamber. However, the Lady Jane Douglas often times emerges as an ill-fated omen, after she was burnt as a witch. The Earl Beardie can also be heard by visitors as he plays an eternal card game with the Devil. Most famously though is the tale passed down by the Bowes-Lyons of the Glamis Monster. This deformed child or disfigured prisoner was stowed away in the castle – only to grow into an aged giant who haunted the family.

Cawdor Castle

Cawdor Castle Haunted Places
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Dating back to 1454, the Cawdor Castle was built around a holly tree and a gold-laden donkey. It was a symbol of the residents’ prosperity. The original tree can still be viewed despite the fact that it died in 1372. Likely to have been the daughter of an early Earl of Cawdor, a spectral lass with no hands is the castle’s main ghost. As the legend goes, her father grew angry over her friendliness with rival chieftain’s son. In his rage, he chopped her hands off. She perished and then soon began haunting the castle grounds.

Culloden Moor

Culloden Moor Haunted Places
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The site of the last battle fought on British soil, near Inverness these windswept grounds were also the spot for the final hurrah for the Jacobites. The rebelling army led by Bonnie Prince Charlie was ended by government troops in 1746. Around 2,000 members of the Macdonald, Stuart and Fraser clans were murdered and wounded. The landscape is marked by Cairns dots indicated where the souls perished. The ghostly armies that appear on occasion perform the same duty. On this spot securing the title of one of the most haunted places in Scotland, reports of spirits marching through yards have surfaced. Tourists even run into spectral soldiers regularly.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle Haunted Places
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Seeing how the castle once used to be home to Kings and Queens of Scotland, the specter that haunts the halls is a noblewoman. Titled the Pink Lady, she leaves behind a scent of roses wherever she passes through. The rumors surrounding her death are those of a noblewoman who died from a broken heart. Other horrors include the spirit of Mary Witherspoon, whose body was removed by grave robbers and later sold for dissection. Additionally, there is a Highlander who roams the grounds in traditional costume. Often times on this site of most haunted places in Scotland, the specters are mistaken by tour guides for hapless visitors.

Fyvie Castle

Fyvie Castle Haunted Places
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Since its construction in 1211, the Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire passed through multiple owners until the National Trust took it into custody. Some of the inhabitants include meddlesome spirits and the ominous phantom trumpeter who would steal and move objects around. Shortly after the locked, secret tomb of Lady Meldrum was exhumed in the 1920s during renovation, the Grey Lady, a relatively young ghost started appearing. Following his death by starvation in 1601, Dame Lillias Drummond has haunted the castle for ages. Her mischief began when she merged to disrupt her husbands’ wedding night with new brides. She still lingers about as the Grey Lady, making appearances when the castle’s owners are in peril.

Greyfriar’s Kirkyard

Greyfriar’s Kirkyard Haunted Places
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Built in the late 16thcentury near the southern edge of Old Town Edinburgh, this graveyard sits around Greyfriars Kirk. Although residents include multiple popular names, the most infamous is easily the MacKenzie Poltergeist. Dwelling in the Black Mausoleum section of Covenanter’s Prison, the irksome spirit seeks refuge in the walls. The area comprises of enclosed vaults used to imprison around 400 prisoners from the Covenanting Wars. The conditions for the prisoners were ensured to be horrifying by none other than Lord Advocate George Mackenzie, also known as “Bluidy Mackenzie”. When he passed away he was buried close by. The ghost is considered far too dangerous to allow the area to be open to the public. He has succeeded in earning this place a spot among the most haunted places in Scotland.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle Haunted Places
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Surrounded by steep cliffs and spooky stories is the city’s 2,000-year-old castle. Upon discovery of the nearby tunnels to Royal Mile, a bagpipe player was sent forth to venture whilst playing his pipes. However, he disappeared halfway through and only returned as a spirit from the underworld. Former prisoners also haunt the dungeons. Moreover, a headless drummer boy can be seen at times of danger to warn the battlements. Visitors will even be shoved down battlements in an attempt to kill them by one prisoner who was tossed to his death. He is notorious for his stink ad he died after hiding in a dung barrow.

Overtoun Bridge

Overtoun Bridge Haunted Places
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Built in 1895m the Overtoun Bridge is on the approach to the house that shares a similar name, West of Dumbartonshire. Every year, at least one dog jumps to its death, 50 feet below, on the waterfalls. Each year it is from the same side and in perfectly clear weather. Tales about dogs being spooked by the presence of spirits circulate around the place. Other people believe in the Celtic ideas that bridges are walls between realms. At one point, the phenomenon was investigated by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and they found that a distinctively smelly mink was luring the dogs to their deaths. However, nothing can explain the reason behind why Kevin Moy threw his son from the same bridge on the same side in 1994. He later attempted suicide and was firmly under the belief that his son was the devil incarnate.

With such a horrifying history, these are some of the most haunted places in Scotland. With far more to offer the visitors in real life, these spots are better off reading about than venturing into. Everything from phantom pipers to haunting Highlanders, Grey Ladies and spooky suicides, there is far more in Scotland than any ghost hunter would dream of. While you traverse the lands of the dead, be sure to pay homage to the spirits. Who knows, you might anger them and soon end up amongst them.

“My Friend Dahmer”: Watch The Eerie New Trailer For Most Chilling Serial Killer Movie

In Ohio, a movie documenting the life of the infamous serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer, is in the works. The film connects the dots in relation to the events occurring prior to the notorious deaths that marked the beginnings of the making of a murderer. The trailer for the movie was debuted on 22nd July on Saturday at Comic Con as reported by WJW.

My Friend Dahmer Movie Making Horror Side:

“Take A Deep Breath”

Take A Deep Breath
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The film is based on a graphic novel written in 2012 by the title of “My Friend Dahmer”. It also possesses the same title. Written by the serial killer’s high school friend John “Derf” Backderf, the book explores an aspect of Dahmer that no one was privy to before.

“You Need To Be More Normal”

You Need To Be More Normal
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In his early life, Dahmer lived with his parents in Bath Township and attended Revere High School in Richfield, Ohio. Shot around Northeast Ohio, the movie even features Dahmer’s real childhood home.

“I Now Present To You Jeffrey Dahmer”

I Now Present To You Jeffrey Dahmer
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The cast for the film includes Ross Lynch of Disney who plays the main character of the angsty teenager. Dallas Roberts and Anne Heche play the role of his parents. Marc Meyers officially wrote and directed “My Friend Dahmer”. Scheduled for complete release in Fall 2017, the movie was screened in New York at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.

Watch the Teaser for My Friend Dahmer below:

As a serial killer, Dahmer was responsible for the death of 17 people. These killings took place between 1978 and 1991. He was sentenced to multiple lie sentences and was locked up at the Columbia Correctional Institution. He met his demise when a fellow inmate beat him to death.

10 Disturbingly Eerie Crypts/Catacombs Around The World

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When a person hears the words “crypt” or “catacomb,” they automatically think “creepy”, “eerie”, “disturbing”, etc. With these places being the final resting grounds for hundreds or thousands of people, there are always eerie feelings that lurk amongst the walls and floors of these resting grounds. Some are designed so creepily that just looking at the pictures will send shivers down your spine and keep you up at night wondering why someone would create such an eerie place. Nonetheless, these catacombs and crypts hold a lot of history and persons within their walls, floors, and tombs that contribute to the creepy feeling others have felt while being there.

Catacombs — Home to the Dead

Even the dead need a place to inhabit. And they don’t deserve graves, they deserve to be aesthetically yet eerily presented to the world in the form of eerie crypts so that their presence can still be felt by the world. Some people preserve lots of remains of the dead just to honor them, some do it because their malevolently tainted mind tells them to. And some eerie crypts and catacombs just come into existence in their own mysterious ways.

1. CATACOMBS OF PARIS

CATACOMBS OF PARIS Eerie Crypts

An eerie photo of the catacombs of Paris.

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These catacombs are one of the most well-known catacombs around the world. Starting in 1786, the cemeteries in Paris started to become overfilled with caskets and the government saw an opportunity in front of them. These catacombs then became the final resting place to over 6 million people and have become famous over time. For starters, bodies from the riots in The Place de Grève, the Hôtel de Brienne, and Rue Meslée were placed in the catacombs in 1788, Parisian members of the French Resistance used the tunnel system during World War II, the Nazis created an underground bunker at a high school where the catacombs lie under, and in 2004, the police found a fully equipped movie theater within one of the caverns. In this movie theater set up, it had a giant cinema screen, seats for the audience members, projection equipment, film reels of classic movies and more recent films, a fully stocked bar, and a complete restaurant that had tables and chairs. To this day, no one knows who was in charge of this movie theater as well as how they received any type of power source. The catacombs have been reopened to the public after a vandalism in 2009, making them a hotspot of tourist attraction. 

2. BRNO OSSUARY

BRNO OSSAURY Eerie Catacombs

A staircase looking stack of skulls from the deceased.

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This catacomb lies in the Czech Republic and is the second largest catacomb within Europe. It holds the remains of over 50,000 people and was established in the 17th century with some of it being under the St. James church. It was forgotten about for a long while until it was re-discovered in 2001 and then became open to the public in 2012. People believe that the bones within this catacomb were dug up and moved so there could be more space for more burials. These bones show people that the ones who have lost their lives in these catacombs died because of various diseases and were thrown down there. For example, even though these bones are yellow because they haven’t seen sunlight in ages, the more yellow bones can be classified as being part of a person who has died from cholera, while the red-tinted bones belonged to a person that was killed because of the plague. 

3. ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL

STEPHEN'S CATHEDRAL Eerie Crypts

A pile of remains from hundreds of people.

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The grounds of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, opened themselves up in 1147 A.D., after its consecration, to become cemeteries as a result of the high honor that people placed near the church. Today, the catacombs hold over 11,000 remains after interments began in 1735 and continued until 1783. There are two underground systems, actually, that are labeled as the newer system and the older system. The older crypt parts of these catacombs, the ones directly under the Cathedral, have been refurbished over time and have a less dark, eerie vibe to them than the newer part of the catacombs. In the newer part, which is under the square patch next to the church, are left in rawness and darkness. Only a handful of lights have been installed, so the dark and eerie feeling lurks within the tunnel system of these catacombs and sends shivers down a person’s spine. History also shows that when the caverns became too full of bodies, prison guards had to go down into the catacombs and remove the bones from the bodies of the dead to create more room for more bodies to be stored down there.

4. CATACOMBS OF KOM EL SHOQAFA

CATACOMBS Eerie Crypts

A beautiful picture of what the catacombs look like.

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Also known as “Mound of Shards”, these catacombs are a series of tombs in Alexandria, Egypt that reach a depth of about 100 feet. They were originally built for a wealthy family in the second century, A.D., but were unfortunately forgotten about until 1900. The rediscovery of these catacombs happened because a donkey accidentally fell into the access shaft for the catacombs. Upon further investigation, human and animal bones were discovered, including 3 sarcophagi. The catacombs received their name after people brought food while visiting the tombs in terra cotta jars to eat while visiting the dead. When they finished eating, they did not want to bring their jars back home, especially after visiting tombs of the dead, so they would throw their jars against the walls and grounds, shattering them all over the place. This would leave shards on the ground, making people rename it as the Mound of Shards. 

5. SKULL CHAPEL

A creepy photo of what the walls and ceiling look like.

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Located in Czerma, Poland, this catacomb is exactly as what the name says it is. This particular catacomb was built in 1776 by a local priest and serves as a mass grave for nearly 25,000 people. The majority of people that were lied to rest in this catacomb were from the Thirty Years War, 3 Silesian War, the Cholera outbreaks, and from people who died from hunger. The priest who had built this catacomb system took the liberty to collect the remains from those who passed away and bring them to their final resting ground. This catacomb chapel gained its infamous name because the walls and the basement are full of skulls and bones from those who had passed away. As a nice tribute to those who had built this chapel, their remains are located in the center of the church where the altar is, nodding off to the fact that they are the center of attention because of their hard work and dedication that was put into building this eerie catacomb. With the skull and bones put into the basement and the walls, an eerie, disturbing feeling overcomes anyone who looks at it and for anyone that goes there, this eerie, disturbing feeling washes over them.

6. ST. CATHERINE’S MONASTERY, MOUNT SINAI, EGYPT

CATHERINE'S MONASTERY Eerie Catacombs

A beautiful sight of St. Catherine’s.

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This chapel is also known as The Monastery of the Transfiguration and is a place that holds major religious and historical significance. Beneath this beautiful monastery, though, there is a dark and eerie charnel house that represents the harsh and cruel environment that surrounds this house. The Byzantine Emperor Justinian decreed that there were to be a monastery built near the Chapel of the Burning Bush in the 6 century A.D.  Furthermore, the monks of St. Catherine were sent to Sinai because they were proved to be difficult or appeared to be a disgrace to the rest of the monks; but, along their travel in the hot desert of Egypt, they found that the ground was too hard to break to bury the dead. “House of Skulls” later became one of the most popular tourist attractions that people flocked to visit when they went to Egypt. This name developed because the remains that are lying inside this chapel are the remains of the monks and are arranged out of necessity instead of decoration. It has been labeled as a gruesome and morbid monument of these monks that fell victim to the hardships provided by Mount Sinai.

7. STEPHANSDOM CRYPT, AUSTRIA

STEPHANSDOM CRYPT Eerie

A haunting picture of remains from this Austria crypt.

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Lying beneath the somber and pious majesty of St. Stephen’s Cathedral is a dark, decrepit, haunting secret that tourists flock to every year. Over 11,000 skeletal remains lie in this crypt and were used as a final resting place for the Archbishop of Vienna Franz Cardinal KËTING as recently as 2004. In the main part of this crypt, the bodies that lie within there are largely there because of the relocation of burial survives to the pit below the church that was caused by the bubonic plague that struck Europe in 1735. However, in another section of this eerie, dark crypt is a section that was created specifically for the royalty. Instead of being in tombs or having the remains spread around the crypt, there are jars that are preserving the innards of the royalty. For example, the Hapsburg royalty’s hearts, intestines, and even the stomach of Queen Maria Teresa can be located in this location. 

8. THE CATACOMBS OF ST. PAUL AND ST. AGATHA, MALTA

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Top photo: The Catacombs of St. Paul.
Bottom photo: Part of the Catacombs of St. Agatha.
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Being some of the eeriest and disturbing crypts throughout the entire world, St. Agatha is the final resting place of over 500 people in Roman times. This final resting place includes a multitude of children as well. St. Agatha’s tombs were created for two people, regardless of their religion, were laid in these tombs and buried within the walls of this crypt. St. Paul’s Parish is said to be that the saint himself stayed here during his time in Malta in 60 A.D. As explorers traveled through these catacombs, they discovered that there were different tombs for different types of classes that were offered to people during the 2nd and 3rd century A.D.

9. CAPUCHIN CRYPT, PALERMO, ITALY

CAPUCHIN CRYPT Eerie Catacombs

An eerie and haunting photo of how the bodies of the deceased are set up.

Source: atlasobscura

This crypt is possibly one of the creepiest and eeriest crypts that cease to exist within the world today. It started to become popular when the Capuchin Monastery ran out of room within their church burial grounds. Within this crypt, over 8,000 remains of Capuchin parishioners lie. However, the remains of these parishioners can also be found standing in five adjoining chambers throughout the cold, dark, decrepit basement of the Monastery. Since 1599, friars, children, and local dignitaries have been buried within this crypt and their skeleton remains have been mummified or left as they are for anyone and everyone to see when they enter this crypt. An eerie feeling comes into play because of how these remains are arranged within this strange resting place, making people believe that these skeletons have been put on display rather than laid to rest. Some skeletons still have some of their clothes intact, making people shiver with chills as they stare at the soulless remains. 

10. LAEKEN CRYPT, BELGIUM

LAEKEN Eerie Crypts

A creepy photo of what this crypt looks like.

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This crypt has been labeled as a beautiful sight that people have to witness for themselves- but also extremely eerie and creepy. The use of this crypt has been dated back to 1870’s and shockingly enough, there are no blood, gore, or skeletons lying against or within the walls. This vault is rumored to be well organized and boasts hundreds of hermetically sealed niches that also have beautiful stone work incorporated within them. Restoration of this beautiful place is in the set for the hidden gem within Brussels since this crypt grew with the community but fell into a despair in the 1990’s because of a series of annexes and extensions. 

What is shown in this article about these ten disturbingly eerie crypts is not what is all to them. There are numerous photos as well as documentaries on the web which tell us more about these grotesque and eerie catacombs decorated with the remains of the dead. Sure is a sight to see for those who seek pleasure in eerie sights and places. If you are up for an adventure, these eerie crypts and catacombs ought to be on top of your list.

What’s more to these eerie crypts is that they are home to thousands of ghostly entities who haunt every speck of the air that environs the eerie crypts. These places are, by all means, the best in you want to feel the cold air of the undead on your skin. Not to worry though, most of these departed souls are at peace. But if you’re really feeling lucky, you might even encounter a bitter one!

10 Facts About Edgar Allan Poe That No One Knows

Edgar Allan Poe was a well known American writer who wrote a series of poems and short stories that focused mainly on mystery and the macabre. Some poems that helped him grow to fame and popularity were The Raven, Annabel Lee, The Bells, and Lenore. One of his most famous short stories that people know is The Tell-Tale Heart. Listed below are some facts that people may not know about Edgar Allan Poe and the life he lived outside of writing poetry and stories.

Edgar Allan Poe

What Edgar Allan Poe looks like.

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Fact 1:

When Edgar Allan Poe was only 18 years old in the year 1827, he enlisted into the United States army by using a fake name and age. The fake name that he used was “Edgar A. Perry” and he told the army that he was 22 years old so he can be enlisted without any problems.

Fact 2:

Poe had a strong love and obsession with cryptography. Because of his love for it, he tried to incorporate it into his literature so the field could become more popular and people would take a stronger interest in it. “The Gold Bug” depicts just how much Poe loved cryptography and how he tried his best to shed some light on the subject. In this story, he incorporated ciphers as a key and essential part of the story.

Fact 3:

As he was growing up, Poe had a foster father he never got along with. The name “Allan” came from this foster father and because there was such hatred towards him from Poe, he would very rarely sign anything “Edgar Allan Poe”. Instead, he would sign documents with the names “Edgar A. Poe” or “E. A. Poe”. 

Edgar Allan Poe

One of the most famous quotes from Poe.

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Fact 4:

“The Murders in Rue Morgue” quickly rose to fame for Poe and became a popular story that was loved by everyone. Because of its detail throughout the whole story and the captivating plot, this particular short story by Poe has been deemed as the first modern detective story. The main fictional character Mr. Dupin has become a model for other detective fictional characters, such as Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot.

Fact 5:

When Poe was 26 years old in the year 1835, he ended up marrying his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm. About 12 years later, she unfortunately past away because of tuberculosis. “Annabel Lee”, “The Raven”, and “Ligeia” became works of art that exemplified the struggles Virginia went through during the illness as well as her death and featured a strong motif where the young female role would die.

Allan

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Poe

His wife’s grave.

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Fact 6:

Featured in “The Bells”, Poe created the word “tintinnabulation”. This word was created and invented to describe the sounds made by ringing bells.

Fact 7:

Poe was an absolute cat lover throughout his entire life. He would have his cat sit with him while he was writing and even let the cat sit on his shoulder. Cats were often a strong feature in his short stories. “The Black Cat” is one of the most famous stories he has written that portrayed his strong love for cats.

Fact 8:

Even though Poe loved to write and produce literature, he also had a strong love for space and cosmology, making it one of his favorite hobbies throughout his life. His essay “Eureka: A Prose Poem” was written in 1848 and contained a theory that he created that presaged The Big Bang Theory by a whopping 80 years. Poe labeled this work his career masterpiece.

Fact 9:

Even though Poe was well known for his short stories and his poems, he also wrote a plethora of humorous tales, hoaxes, and satires.

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A beautiful portrait of Poe combined with his famous poem, The Raven.

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Fact 10:

His death is still one of the greatest mysteries of all time and has been labeled as mysterious as him. He was found on the streets of Baltimore on October 3, 1849, and the conditions were so extreme that he died four days later in the hospital. Throughout the years, his medical records and his death certificate have gone missing, raising some sort of suspicion as to what really happened the day that he was found. People have speculated that he either died from heart disease, epilepsy, cholera, suicide, or murder.

What do you think happened to Edgar Allan Poe? Was he killed and his killer was trying to keep it secret? Or did he just die from natural causes?

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The grave of Edgar Allan Poe.

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5 Horrifying Tales Of Dead Bodies Used as Halloween Decorations

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Halloween is that part of the year that everything creepy and downright horrifying is considered awesome. How cool is it to walk down the block and see a bloody body hanging from the tree? It is all fun and games until someone takes it one notch higher and used an actual dead body. On this disturbing list of dead bodies used as Halloween decorations, you will stumble upon twisted tales of individuals with a lewd sense of humor.

This is definitely a thing for those who are not faint of heart and you might just end up skipping dinner tonight. These real human beings’ bodies were either used purposefully as Halloween props or may have accidentally been considered one. Either way, as you go further down the list the true horrific nature of these acts will set in. Enjoy the read and don’t forget to switch the lights off.

Red Picket Fence

Red Picket Fence
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A Halloween prop resembling a corpse was spotted by Ohio residents hanging on a fence. However, many people were shocked by the realistic appearance and choose to report it to the police. Upon investigating the scene, it turned out that the body was actually the dead body of Rebecca Cade. The 31-year old local was a drunk who was loved by everyone in the community. A bloodied rock was found near the fence. It was presumed to be the murder weapon. Police are currently investigating Donnie Cocheneour in relation to the murder. Talk about dead bodies used as Halloween decorations!

Hanging Boy

They say that the Universe has its way to grant you with all the good things in life. But what happens when you rebel against the natural order? Chaos ensues. In Sparta, MI, a young 14-year old boy was gripped by the world of horror. Around Halloween time he insisted on getting a job at the local farmhouse’s haunted hayride. Although the proprietor stated that all the vacancies were full, the boy begged him and his mother to allow him to work at the site, even without pay.

He ended up getting the post of being locked in a coffin to scare people. However, the kid decided the task was not good enough for him and switched it with another worker at the noose show. The display involved a plastic skeleton hung from the noose. Once again, the youngster figured that the display was not good enough and ended up removing the skeleton and placing the noose around his own neck. The noose cinched and strangled him right there. While flailing and attempting to break free a group of patrons spotted him. They mistook the child for a good horror show and passed by, leaving the body grow limp in the tightening noose.

Halloween Stunt

Halloween Stunt
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In 2005, in an obvious attempt at suicide, a 42-year old woman hung herself from a tall tree. The wee hours of the morning and the proximity of Halloween led passersby to assume that it was a fantastic show for the upcoming creepy holiday. It was not until later that day that residents of Frederica, DE realized that the hanging body was actually that of a human. The clever display is one of the many tales of dead bodies used as Halloween decorations emerging around October.

Dead Porch Dummy

Dead Porch Dummy
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In 2009, the porch of Mostafa Mahmoud Zayed displayed a corpse around Halloween time. The neighbors thought it was a magnificent idea for a Halloween prop. Everyone was stunned at the authenticity of the display and did not think much of it. By the fourth day, an elderly passerby did not buy the prop story and suspected something was off about how authentic the corpse looked. Seeing how no one actually bothered to ring up Mostafa Mahmoud Zayed’s doorbell to check up on him or even ask where he purchased the prop, no one could tell that it was indeed their dead neighbor’s body. When reported to the police, it was discovered that Zayed was dead and rotting on his own porch with a gunshot wound to the head, lodged in his eye socket

The Poltergeist’s Curse

The Poltergeists Curse
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The real story behind the curse of the Poltergeist in the franchise arises from a far more sinister reason than one can behold. It is not a fable that multiple actors from the film series died shortly after filming. In 1982, Dominique Dunne was the first to die after the release of Poltergeist. She was strangled to death by none other than her ex-boyfriend.

In 1985 another great actor from the set passed away from stomach cancer. Julian Beck who played the bad spirit in Poltergeist II was the second to die. The Good Spirit, Will Sampson, passed away right after in 1987 from a failed heart-lung transplant. Even 12-year old Heather O’Rourke who made appearances in all three films died. She passed away from cardiac arrest following a septic infection that caused bowel blockage.

The reason behind all these mystery deaths later surfaced. Word got out that real dead bodies were used as Halloween decorations on set. Dead people’s bones were used to add a realistic touch to the act. In one of the scenes, Will Samson, even performed rituals to excite the spirits of the dead bodies. The wicked part is that none of the actors had any idea that the props were real.

One would think they live in a safe neighborhood until sightings of real dead bodies used as Halloween decorations arise. Incidents like these could scar you for life – or excite you tremendously. We all have a hidden mad man living within ourselves and it is okay to let it out from time to time. By the time you are done with this list, you should be advised to keep your eyes peeled for an instance of dead bodies used as Halloween decorations.

10+ Haunted/Abandoned Theme Parks Around the World

Either year round or only during the summer days, theme parks are visited by thousands of people each and every day they are open. The rides, music, games, and food attract people from around the world to visit these parks and to make each person feel like a kid again. However, there are some that have been dormant and abandoned for years that no one dares to go to because of the haunted, dark history that lurks within the left over parts of rides that have just been left there and are now consumed by nature. There are also parks that are still open to the public that people continuously go to and have no knowledge of just haunted the park they are at really is.

Can Theme Parks be Actually Haunted?

As a matter of fact, yes. Any theme park can become an abandoned theme park in just a few days. It might seem crazy to sound, but any place can indeed get haunted if enough wickedness gets kicking in the atmosphere. Around the globe, theme parks have been active spots for serial killers to pitilessly r*** as well as slaughter women and children. But over the course of time, every theme park reveals what is has been sowed into its soil and thenceforth, the park ceases to serve its true purpose of serenity. It becomes an abandoned theme park.

1. LAND OF OZ

LAND OF OZ 
A picture of a gate that’s part of The Land of Oz.

Source: Daily News

Location: Beech Mountain, North Carolina, USA

Opened: 1970 (opens every year for two days in October)

Category: Abandoned

The Wizard of Oz was a movie that had everyone skipping down the aisles of the movie theater or in their homes singing, “Follow the yellow brick road!” This classic movie was such a hit that a theme park emerged in 1970 to make the public fall even more in love with the Wizard of Oz and to make them really skip down the yellow brick road. This 16-acre theme park captivated people from around the world and had their very own lion, scarecrow, and tin man. The ski-resort inside the theme park was going to be open year round and was allowing the visitors to experience him or herself as the role of Dorothy. Visitors of the park got to start at Dorothy’s house in Kansas and then adventured throughout the most famous scenes of the movie and ended at Emerald City to, of course, meet the great wizard.

The opening of this park experienced over 20,000 visitors on their first day and Grover Robbins, the mastermind behind this park, wanted the park to be based more on the book rather than the movie; but, after his death a couple of months after the opening of this park, sales decreased. The sales started to decrease because of real-estate prices and the lack of driving force. Unfortunately, in 1975, a fire happened in the Emerald City and destroyed many of the artifacts at the park that were actually used within the actual Wizard of Oz. With the park being mainly intact and has only a few missing things, it is opened every year for two days in October for “The Autumn of Oz”.Although it is still technically opened and people visit it, there is still a weird, odd feeling visitors feel when they step foot on the grounds.

2. TAKAKANONUMA GREENLAND

TAKAKANONUMA GREENLAND
An eerie picture of the abandoned theme park.

Source: Tofugu

Location: Hobara, Japan

Opened: 1973

Closed (officially): 1999

Category: Abandoned

Deep in the wilderness of Japan lies an amusement park named Takakanonuma Greenland Park. This park was built in 1973 and was only opened for two years due to bad ticket sales and repairs that were constantly going on at the park. Although some people believed that these were the real reasons as to why this park closed, many others believed it was because of all the deaths that occurred on the rides in this park. After lying dormant for 10 years, the park reopened in 1986, making visitors to believe that the real reason the park laid silent for ten years was to make people hopefully forget the numerous amounts of tragedies that occurred in the park when it first opened.

When the park officially closed and became abandoned in 1999 because of the other competition surrounding it, the park slowly began to decay and become one with the nature surrounding it. The mountainous terrain it sits on has reclaimed the land and has grown around the rides and roller coasters that were originally built for this theme park and often times hide within the deep, thick fog that lies within the mountains. According to some rumors, the park was supposedly demolished in 2006, but Bill Edwards came across an abandoned theme park that was hidden deep in the fog one day. He took numerous amounts of pictures of the park; however, only one photo showed up on his computer: at the entrance, a young girl, maybe the age of 6, was staring at the camera in a simple white dress with a haunting, serious, indifferent face.

3. CONEY ISLAND

CONEY ISLAND
Coney Island full of people and excitement.

Source: Lunapark

Location: Brooklyn, New York City

Opened: 1876; officially in 1961

Category: Haunted

We all have heard of the amazing Coney Island that sits on the southern peninsula in Brooklyn. This theme park is thriving on the thrill and is still going strong today with private beaches, a boardwalk filled with shopping places, games, arcades, and numerous rides. It is seen from the water and from Brooklyn as a place of enjoyment, joy, and happiness as people spend their afternoons soaking up the sun and spending money on various foods and rides. In 1881, steamboats started taking people to this peninsula and this is where the beginnings of the amusement park started where the first carousel was built in 1876. In 1961, Coney Island was in full swing and their very first annual hotdog-eating contest was held.

Thousands of people visit this park every day despite the controversy that circulates it. People have doubted the development of this park, but the owners have kept it thriving and have made it a place of entertainment for all the members of the family. A L.A. Thompson haunts a particular rollercoaster, though, and was known to build a multitude of roller coasters. No one knows why he haunts this particular roller coaster, though, but it is a roller coaster that has a tower with it if you are ever curious to try to see the infamous L.A. Thompson!

4. PRIPYAT AMUSEMENT PARK

PRIPYAT AMUSEMENT PARK
The famous clown ride at Pripyat Amusement Park.

Source: Download Wallpaper

Location: Pripyat, Ukraine

Opened: 1986

Closed: 1986

Category: Abandoned

The city of Pripyat is located in North of Kiev and was abandoned right after the Chernobyl disaster. This city was mainly created for the workmen of Chernobyl and the amusement was built in downtown Pripyat with a Ferris wheel and bumper cars. Sadly, this amusement park was closed the same day it was open, which was April 27, 1986, because of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl that occurred the day before.

Over the 28 years that this amusement park has lied dormant, nothing has changed except how the nature surrounding it has captivated the land that it sat on. With the nature overgrowing the Ferris wheel and bumper cars, the amusement park started to hold this eerie, post-apocalyptic look. If you didn’t know, this particular amusement park has been featured in a numerous amount of games and movies, including Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Chernobyl Dairies.

5. SIX FLAGS

SIX FLAGS
An eerie picture of the abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans.

Source: Huffington Post

Location: New Orleans, USA

Opened: 2000

Closed: 2005

Category: Abandoned/Haunted

Six Flags Amusement Park in New Orleans was known as Jazzland from 2000-2002 and was heavily loved by every single individual that visited this park. With famous rides Mega Zeph, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Ride, and Goliath (formerly known as Batman: The Ride), this park was thriving from all of the visitors it had to visit these rides as well as a few others. Unfortunately, though, in 2005, Six Flags received the warning to evacuate the property  because of Hurricane Katrina and to essentially close the park.

After Hurricane Katrin a hit, Six Flags was submerged from seawater as well as rainwater and remained submerged under 4-7ft corrosive brackish floodwater for over a month. Due to the prolonged submerge, decapitated clown heads, rusty rides, and a salt line that is finally fading away, the park are left with a creepy and eerie feeling. People that have visited this abandoned park have experienced the broken part say they have heard faint laughter and joyful screams in the distance. This eerie abandoned park has made an appearance in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters as well as a few other zombie movies.

6. DUNAÚJVÁROS VIDÁMPARK

DUNAÚJVÁROS VIDÁMPARK
One of the abandoned rides at the park.

Source: Urbexbakancslista

Location: Dunaúajváros, Hungary

Opened: 1952

Closed: 1993

Category: Abandoned

This park was opened for one reason and one reason only: for people to have fun. This park had an increase in visitors after the Hungarian Revolution in 1956, making this park a major part of the peoples’ lives. Its peak time of thrill was during the 60’s and 70’s with people visiting from all over to get their thrill in and to have fun with their girlfriends, boyfriends, or simply with their family.

The visitor population started to decrease, though, after the 70’s because people started to run out of money and people rapidly started to become incapable of affording to go to this park. It didn’t help the people who were struggling to go here that the park was starting to raise the prices of tickets because of the maintenance repair costs. The park finally closed in 1993 and left off an eerie feeling to those who crossed paths with it before it was finally torn down 20 years later. The only things that remain at this amusement park are the concrete foundations and skeletons.

7. DORNEY PARK

DORNEY PARK
People full of excitement at Dorney.

Source: Here For The Beer

Location: South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania

Opened (officially): 1884

Category: Haunted

In 1860, Solomon Dorney purchased a piece of land that he built a trout hatchery and a summer resort on it. Ten years later, he decided that it should be open to the public and decided to add some attractions for the public to see and eventually there was a petting zoo as well as a few rides for them to ride. Throughout the years, various owners have kept this park alive and well, attracting thousands of visitors each day that it is open.

Along with it being filled with fun, it is filled with one ghost that haunts one part of the park. Near the Dominator is an old building that has shops and eateries as well as an arcade. Connecting two eateries, though, is a corridor that leads to an old mine shaft where there are reports of a man being seen by the door. This man is reportedly seen to appear and disappear as quickly as he comes. Along with the reports of this man there has been reports of strange noises and occurrences that are heard throughout the entirety of this building.

8. KINGS ISLAND

KINGS ISLAND
An overlook of Kings Island.

Source: Wthr

 Location: Mason, Ohio

Opened: 1972

Category: Haunted

Kings Island is a 364-acre amusement park that is the partner to Cedar Point. It broke ground in 1970 and finally opened in 1972 with the intentions of being the replacement park for Ohio’s version of Brooklyn’s Coney Island. After being sold to countless owners throughout the years, its current owners from 2006now have Kings Island sitting on 775-acres of land with its own mall. In this park, unlike the previous mentioned parks, there are five different ghosts that haunt Kings Island. One ghost in particular is called “Tommy Tower”- Tommy was at a graduation party and became intoxicated. While being intoxicated, Tommy climbed the tower in this park and ultimately fell to his death.

little boy and girl will walk along the Racer behind all of the games and there is a fountain where dozens of people have reported seeing a glowing set of eyes. Figures have been reported to be seen walking around the InternationalRestaurant, located above the entrance, a park security guard that passed away also haunts this park as well as a park attendee who was intoxicated and fell to her death on the Flight CommanderRide. She fought the ride operators and undid her restraints, stood up on the ride, wave to her friends, and then fell off of the ride.

9. CEDAR POINT

CEDAR POINT
One of the water rides at Cedar Point.

Source: Cedar Point

Location: Sandusky, Ohio

Opened: 1870

Category: Haunted

Cedar Point holds the world record for having the most roller coasters in a theme park. Sitting on 364-acres, Cedar Point started off with a beer garden and a fairy ride (for only 25 cents!) in the 1870’s, making it expand and grow with each new owner it had. Cedar Point is one of the amusement parks where people go expecting to have a great time and they leave there with their expectations filled and then some. Although this park is filled with adventure, roller coasters, and pure enjoyment, there is some haunted history that hides within the rides. A carousel that was built by William H.

Dentzal was originally going to be built for his unborn daughter with his request of having a white horse in the front of the other horses. Upon the death of his daughter and wife, the horse was then turned to a black horse to represent a military horse. According to some reports, when the park is closed down at night, the carousel will turn itself on and people can see either the wife or daughter riding the black military horse around and around and around.

10. HOLY LAND

HOLY LAND
An eerie photo of Holy Land in the winter time.

Source: NBC Connecticut

 Location: Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

Opened: 1958

Closed: 1986

Category: Abandoned/Haunted

If you live in Connecticut or have ever visited a relative or friend up near Waterbury or past the town, then you have seen the large cross sitting upon a hill along side Route 8 or I-84. This particular cross is an icon in Waterbury because it marks where 40,000 people were attracted to this park in the 60’s and 70’s. John Greco was a man who received a message from his God to single-handedly build this park that was a paid tribute to the Holy Land that sits in Israel, making Holy Land in Connecticut for the religiously faithful. John created smaller-than-life versions of Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and other biblical locales and figures- replicating about 200 unique sculptors- out of chicken wire, plywood, fiberglass, and some plaster.

The park officially closed in 1986 due to the death of John Greco, leaving the park to a group of nuns that continued to hold the land from the park. This slightly uplifting tale turned dark, though, when a teenager was murdered near the site in 2010, making the area have a haunting ghost story to go along with its abandonment. It has recently been bought from the nuns and is up for discussion of having some revival to it; but there have been no further motions to recreate Holy Land and to make the renovations that John Greco desperately wanted to add to the park.

11. SPREEPARK


One of the famous pictures of the dinosaur and Ferris wheel at SpreePark.

Source: Abandoned Berlin

Location: Berlin, Germany

Opened: 1969

Closed: 2002

Category: Abandoned

This abandoned park was originally called Kulturpark Plänterwald and sat on the former East Berlin side. Its named changed in 1989 because of the fall of the Berlin Wall and sat near the Spree river- hence its new name. This particular park was the only entertainment and park of its type in either East or West Berlin, attracting dozens of thousands of visitors during the days it was opened. People went to this park for the pure entertainment and fun it provided for the public, but it is now known as the park that has the dinosaurs lying on the ground, the Ferris wheel rusted to the core, the swan boats being completely vandalized, and a plethora of other incidents that took the beauty away from this park.

The eerie, haunting, cold feeling this park now gives off makes people that visit there chill to their bones because of how dark and decrypted it now looks. Norbert Witte is the reason the park closed their doors because he became bankrupt and fled to Lima, Peru to try to recreate his dream of an amusement park there. His dream failed once again, though, and he was sentenced to seven year in jail because he was caught trying to smuggle 400 pounds of cocaine back to Germany and hiding it in one of the attractions that he stole. Spreepark was also featured in the movie Hana.

12. GULLIVER’S KINGDOM

GULLIVER’S KINGDOM
An overview shot of this abandoned theme park.

Source: Michael John Grist

Location: Japan

Opened: 1997

Closed: 2001

Category: Abandoned

Judging by the picture, you’d think that Gulliver’s Kingdom in Japan was a place of pure fun and entertainment, especially that big, friendly giant of a man statue lying on his side on the bank of the river. Gulliver’s Kingdom was based on the Jonathon Swift novel and was built to be a fun place for people to flock to, alas it struggled to make ends meet all the way to its closed doors in 2001. With very little to no rides in this theme park, except for a luge and a bobsled track, the sales of this park declined rapidly, leaving the visitors of this park with very little satisfaction with their experience there.

To add to the pure non-enjoyment of this park, visitors were skeptical and scared to go there for a number of reasons, including the fact that the park was built alongside Japan’s infamous Suicide Forest, where people would go to commit suicide and for anyone who just roamed into the forest would often time never come back. Another reason was that the park was near the same village where the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult lived, creating an uneasy feeling for the visitors of this park. It was finally demolished in 2007, leaving nothing behind except its concrete foundations and the chunk of insulation that became stuck on a few boards.

13. JOYLAND

JOYLAND 
One of the rides that has been abandoned for years.

Source: Tommy and James

Location: Wichita, Kansas, USA

Opened: 1949

Closed: 2006

Category: Abandoned

Privately owned and run by the Ottaway family, this amusement park was filled with nothing but joy and happiness. It was mainly founded by the father of the Ottaway family for a permanent place for his 12-inch gauge steam locomotive, but after his death in the 1950’s, his three sons continued to keep the park alive and well and even added a few more attractions to it. These attractions were a rollercoaster named Nightmare and a water ride called The Log Jam.

After the family was doing somewhat well with this park, it fell victim to vandalism and pranks created by the youth. It closed for the first time in 2004 because of some safety and financial concerns, and permanently closed in 2006 due to the same type of financial concerns a Seattle-based company was experiencing while trying to reopen the park. This park is left to be consumed by more vandalism and Mother Nature as she continues to grow throughout this park and captivate all the remains of it.

14. OKPO LAND

OKPO LAND
The infamous duck ride a truck this theme park.

Source: World Abandoned

Location: Okpo City, Geoje Island, South Korea

Opened: Unknown

Closed: 1999

Category: Haunted/Abandoned

If the creepy duck photo above isn’t already haunting your nightmares, than the tales of this park certainly will. It adopted the nickname The Amusement Park of Death after the many deaths that occurred during thparks open days. With only a dozen attractions, it was highly profitable since it was the only park in the area and visitors were looking for fun and pure entertainment.

The deaths of the park started in the 1990’s when a young girl was killed by the duck theme ride and the parents received nothing but the smug fact that the park remained open and visitors continued to go there. Another girl was thrown from the same exact ride after it derailed in 1999 and that incident made the park close the very next day.The owner fled and was nowhere to be seen or heard from again and everything remained intact, including the derailed duck that killed a young girl. In 2011, the park became leveled and is now occupied by hotels.

15. THE MAGIC KINGDOM

THE MAGIC KINGDOM
The iconic castle that marks Walt Disney World.

Source: Orlando

Location: Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

Opened: 1971

Category: Haunted

Disney. What comes to mind? Is it the most magical and happiest place in the world? Does it attract millions of people from around the world? How about the Magic Kingdom is haunted? That’s right. Many people know that the Magic Kingdom is haunted, but others do not know the full tale of how haunted this place really is. The haunted ride that people talk about the most is the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Workers report that when they come into work in the morning, they have to say good morning to the ghost or the ride does not cooperate with them throughout the day. If they do not acknowledge the ghost that haunts this ride and attempts to run it, the ride will ultimately breakdown. There are other rumors of other parts of the Magic Kingdom being haunted, so be sure to keep your eyes wide open next time you visit this place to see if you can see figures roaming around the rides- and make sure you say hello to the ghost on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride so the ride doesn’t break down on you!

You might have discerned if you read the full list of abandoned theme parks that sometimes, a theme park just has a misfortune to become a haunted/abandoned theme park because the many lives are lost especially in roller coaster rides or any other kind of thrilling ride. There is always a definite probability for things to go sideways and when things do go off the beam, innocent lives are lost that haunt the place for a perpetuity. Mostly, there are spirits that reside here; there is no demonic presence. These spirits possess certain rides where they lost their lives and they seem to guard it.

But there are many other possibilities as to why such a jubilant place would become so despondent. Adding to the reasons why abandoned theme parks exist, many murder victims have been buried in theme parks by serial killers since this is the last such place anyone could ever think of; full of calm and joyous feelings with families enjoying with cute little kids. May you ever get the chance of visiting a haunted and abandoned theme park from one of these, do leave your panic behind or get ready to be haunted by the resentful spirits!

10+ True Creepy Encounters To Chill You To The Bones

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Experiences that simply defy all explanation happen around us more than you think. Have you ever had any true creepy encounters that linger in memory to haunt you till this very day? Citizens of the world have pooled their haunting inexplicable experiences on threads of Reddit and Quora. Hand picked from the countless entries are the following blood-curdling tales that will have you looking over your shoulder every time you are alone from here on.

Do you Believe in Creepy Encounters?

Did you friend or cousin ever came to sleep over and give you a scary tingly feeling by telling you an allegedly true creepy encounter they experienced? All friends and cousins do that! You might have done the same just to give your little brother a fright so that he can’t sleep at night. But sometimes, people are desperate to have their creepy story believed; not just for attention but because it transpired to them in real. And that’s when you know that the story they are trying to tell is indeed a true creepy encounter. Next time you hear one, think what you just read!

1. Creepy Caller

When I was about eighteen, I got a telephone call from a strange man. The phone in my room rang (for you kids reading now, telephones used to actually be attached to walls; you didn’t carry them around with you. I was one of the privileged few kids my age who not only had hidden own phone but also his own number – listed in the phone book and everything!) and I went in and answered it. He asked, “Is this Courtney Ballard?” and I acknowledged that it was. Then, he told me his name in a tone that implied that he expected me to know who he was. I was clueless.

He asked me again if I was me, and I had no choice but to again say that yes, I was in fact me. He then said, “I’m calling to make sure you’re OK. You looked pretty shook up yesterday.”

At this point, I had to tell him that I had no idea what he was talking about. I had been fine the day before.

He pressed on: “Yesterday? When you wrecked your car?”

“Sir… I… think you might have the wrong number.”

“This is Courtney Ballard, right?”

“Yes sir, my name is Courtney Ballard”

“And you live in (the name of the tiny town I lived in)?

“Yes sir, that’s me, but I didn’t wreck my car yesterday…”

Over the course of a very confusing and uncomfortable fifteen minutes, he proceeded to tell me about ‘our meeting’ the day before: I had come around the corner in front of his house too fast, lost control, and hit a large oak tree in his front yard. I had been shaken up, but the car was driveable and I’d refused all offers of help. He’d managed to get me to reveal my name before I left, and I’d told him that I was on my way to that small town, but nothing else.

He described me – my size, my shape, my hair length, and color. He described my car – not the make and model, but the size, shape, and color.

At first, I thought it was a put-on, that a friend was pranking me, but as the conversation progressed, the man’s concern was convincing. He had been so worried about me that he’d looked me up and called to make sure I was Ok.

By the end of the conversation I managed to convince him that I was Ok, that I really didn’t know anything about it. He had given me his name and address over the course of the call, and he invited me to stop by sometime.

When I hung up the phone, I was actually curious; I went outside and looked at my car. No damage – everything was just as I remembered it. I shook my head and walked back inside.

A few days later I was driving home and this phone call was echoing around the back of my mind. I remembered the man’s name, and what part of town he lived in. It wasn’t far off of my route home, so I looked him up in the phone book, got his address, and headed that way. As I came around a sweeping bend in the road I saw a house like the one he had described. In the front yard was a large oak, and there were marks in the grass where a car has recently left the road, leading straight for the tree.

And on the tree, paint that perfectly matched my car.

I was so shaken that I almost ran off the road and into the tree.

2. Military Stalker

So my husband, Ted, is in the military. We have generally lived on base every station we have been to because the surrounding towns can be very crime ridden and sketchy and with my husband gone most the time the extra security is appreciated.

I work from home due to us moving so often. So one afternoon I was taking a break. Had made a bite to eat and was snuggling up on the couch with my dog. That’s when I heard the sliding glass door open. It was so nonchalant I thought it was Ted. I saw my cat run from the kitchen and a shadow standing near the door entering it.

I thought maybe he had come back for something so I called out to him and was like “What are you doing home? Did you forget something?” No answer.

This is where I got just an eerie feeling. After I asked what he was doing I saw the shadow move and heard the click of the sliding door lock. From there he walked to the laundry room and shut the door. I still had not received a response. So I’m sitting on the couch scared out of my mind and I call my husband hoping to hear his phone in the laundry room.

I don’t hear a ring but he answers. I asked him why he came home and didn’t answer me and all he says is “That wasn’t me. Grab the dog and get in your car.” I freak.

After getting off the phone with Ted I grab the dog and run to my car. From there I call the Military Police. Waiting for them was probably the longest 20 minutes of my life.

When they got there they cleared the house and found no one. They asked me to make a statement and even they were baffled that someone would try this on a base.

We still live here. I am so scared he will come back.

3. Murderer In The House

A guy I work with told me a similar freaky story once. He was a kid visiting in his grandma in Atlanta on a hot summer night. He slept on the floor right by the front door, which was left open (screen door) as it was hot. From what he told me he woke up in the middle of the night to a man crouching down on the other side of the screen door looking at him. When he woke, the man winked at him and left. The next day it was discovered his neighbors had been murdered.

4. Real Life “The Grudge”

This might not be as creepy as the other stories I’ve read in the answers, but it actually happened and it was really odd, at least to me and my mom.

I usually go to sleep with the TV on and no sound, and that night was not an exception.

I had gone to bed early and woke up in the middle of the night, agitated, uneasy. There was SO MUCH noise, almost unbearable. When I looked up, there was the TV on as I had left it, but there was this pale girl, with red eyes, and she was screaming, and it seemed as she was trying to get out of my TV set.

Before I even had the chance to turn the TV off (I couldn’t even move anyway), my mom had already come quickly to see what was up with that horrible noise. She immediately tried to turn the TV off from the remote, with no success! I had been able to recover my body in that short period so I stood up and tried to turn it off directly, but it was useless too.

Somehow I got so desperate that I just disconnected the whole thing.

Needless to say, I slept with my mom that night.

5. Ghostly Encounter

Speaking of true creepy encounters, this incident occurred while I was in college. I was writing letters for my closest high school friends one night. Email and texts weren’t “in” back then. While writing a letter for one of those friends, I felt a creepy chill that brought shivers down my spine as if the wind blew but it wasn’t a windy nor rainy day back then. It was followed by the smell of candle burning and some sort of floral perfume.

The next day, I found out that that classmate in mind died the night before. I don’t believe in ghosts but many people say it was her and she dropped by our house the night she died to say goodbye.

6. Death by Apple

In October of 2013,  my husband and I were going to a local concert to see two friends perform. On our way back, I called home to check on the kids, and was talking to my one son, when I suddenly felt this incredible burning pain sensations throughout my body. I screamed and dropped the phone. The pain continued for about 10 minutes. It was horrible. Turns out that I was electrocuted by the current running through my cell phone. I was freaked out and called a doctor.   She basically told me that if I called her, there was nothing else she could do.  However, that kind of shock can stimulate a heart attack.   I was LUCKY.

So I am thinking that APPLE has a problem with the car charger and I am mad as hell.  I am a good letter writer and wrote a note to Tim Cook at Apple,  scanned it to him on October 22. (Full disclosure, my last documentary-APPLE engineers were GREAT to me). I basically wrote what happened, and how I wanted to share my experience with him on the product asap, as I believed the product to be dangerous. At that time, I didn’t know if it was an Apple manufactured product or a third party product, my goal was to alert Apple to the situation in case they needed to remove these products from the shelves.

I didn’t get much of a response from the CEO’s office and called the APPLE hotline, which was worse – they sent me to Alabama, where they offered me a Genius Bar appointment. I went back and forth trying to get someone to pay attention to what I was saying.  This all happened over a three day period.

Completely frustrated, I finally just sent the original copy of the letter to Tim Cook and kept a copy on my desk.  I figured if they wanted to do something, they knew how to reach me.  A few days later, when I walked into my office, there was a note on the copy of the letter.   It was on a little yellow “stickie” and it said, “CAREFUL” in uneven caps.  The word careful was underlined four times.  I immediately went to my husband and said: “Why would you write a note on the top of my note to Apple?”   He looked at my strangely and said: “I have no idea what you are talking about.”   I showed him the note, (Which I still have).  Nope, not him.  The only other occupants of our house were kids, and they weren’t the least interested in a letter to the CEO of Apple.

So here was a note from someone who came into my house and actually searched my desk to find the letter.  Think about it, how would they know I wrote a letter unless they were listening to my calls. (Very easy to do in my office space). They took one of my stickies to write the warning.  Pretty brazen.

At that point, my husband and I realized that something was terribly wrong.  Someone was obviously listening to my calls and had been in our house.  Perhaps more than once.  We didn’t lock our doors, we kept our keys in our cars, it has been pretty safe where we lived.  No more. I went to the local Sheriff. He explained to me when someone wants you to have an “accident” they can rewire your car phone charger so you can be electrocuted.  As we sorted through what we knew, other things that didn’t make sense.   (My passport disappeared) we realized that someone had actually tried to kill me.   After their failed attempt, they came into my office and left me a note to ensure that I knew this was not an accident.  How CREEPY is that?

At that time, I was working on a few story ideas for a new documentary. One was a situation happening in East Palo Alto and another on Locust’s destroying the food supply in Madagascar. I also thought about the last documentary that I did which was airing on SHOWTIME. All three of them had elements where I was challenging a powerful government or major corporation.

I thought long and hard about what my options were.  I was clear that I could never forgive myself if anything happened to my kids or my spouse. We immediately put camera’s in and around our property to record any and all movement. The sheriff’s office had our house in their daily route to make sure everyone was safe.

I also closed my non-profit and decided despite loving my work on human rights issues, I didn’t ever want my work to endanger anyone that I loved. Things have calmed down since I stopped working on any projects. I consider myself very lucky.

7. Mystery Premonitions

This happened to a friend of my ex-coworker. The story goes like this: Her aunt has a guest room in her house, and one day she let one of her friends take a nap there. People say her friend was a quiet, mellow type of guy. So everyone was taken aback when he suddenly sat up and started yelling very angrily “I’M HUNGRY!” and he started throwing things at the wall. Reportedly, he went back to sleep after this and didn’t mention anything about the incident after. However, a few days after this incident, he committed suicide.

Years later, another friend of the aunt took a nap in the same bedroom. Strangely enough, the same exact thing happened. She woke up suddenly, very angry, and yelled “I’M HUNGRY!” and started throwing things. I’m not sure what happened after this, but I think she is still alive, but nobody knows what caused the sudden outbreaks of hunger and anger.

8. African American Heritage

This happened to a relative of a classmate in high school. I can’t remember all the details since I heard this story years ago, but I remember the gist of it. Somewhere in the US, my classmate’s aunt and uncle moved in a house. They had a young son. Occasionally, random household objects would disappear for long periods of time and then show up later in odd places. Other than that, everything was fine. One day, their son started talking to an imaginary friend. But instead of giving him a normal name, like Peter or Henry, he simply called him “Man.” He would say things like “Man is over there” or “I’m talking to Man.”

His parents just humored him, knowing kids did stuff like this. One day, the family was watching TV and an African American man came on. Where they lived, their son hadn’t been exposed to many African Americans before. However, when he saw him, the son suddenly said “Look! There’s Man!” Later on the parents came to find out that their house had a background of African American slavery back in the 1700s, and some remains had been found under the house. Coincidence? Maybe. But I still think the story is very interesting

9. Meet Me On The Other Side

When I was in kindergarten and elementary school, I was friends with a girl, let’s call her Jennie because I feel uncomfortable writing her real name in public. She came over to my house all the time and up until now, my Mom would still recall memories of her with fondness. She said that she never knew anyone as honest as Jennie. When my parents asked her what I had been doing in class, Jennie would tell them everything. EVERYTHING. Whether I got a bad grade, fell asleep in class and upset a teacher or crushed on a boy.

In 5th grade, on the last day of school, a group of students in our class, including Jennie, decided to skip school to go to the beach. I was being grounded so I couldn’t join. During that trip, two of the kids drowned and several of them were admitted into psychiatrist ward. Jennie was one of those who died. I don’t really know what happened, no adult ever gave me any detail. My parents even forbid me to go by Jennie’s house after that because whenever Jennie’s mom saw me, she would call me in and say: “If Jennie was still alive nowadays, she would be going to school like you.” Then she would try to hug me and call me Jennie.

About a year later, when I had just finished 6th grade, I had a dream in which Jennie and I were playing. Jennie was braiding my hair the way she always did and told me that she was happy because I would be visiting her soon. I woke up feeling a bit spooked but didn’t think much of it. Then at breakfast, my parents told me that they had a surprise for me: they were taking me to the beach. On our way, my Mom made us stop at an unpopular beach which now had the sign “Danger” and told me: “That’s where your friend Jennie died.” I thought of the dream and started crying. I had never dreamt about Jennie before, or maybe I had but I never remembered it until that night. After that, I never dreamt about her again.

From that point on, I can never think of that dream without getting goosebumps all over.

9. Abraham Lincoln

I was a teenager in the 70’s and was hanging out one night with a group from our neighborhood.  We decided that we were going to do a ‘seance’.  There were about 6 of us and we held hands and I began the seance by speaking to the spirit of Abraham Lincoln.  I was, of course, being silly and asked him to call the phone but hang up when we answered.  The phone rang instantly, and we all got chills… It rang until the girl who lived in the house answered it, and whoever called quickly hung up.  I was accused of years of setting up a prank — I didn’t.

10. Cancer & Dementia

My father was in the last stages of his life following a battle with cancer.  My mother had been caring for  him, but then she became ill and had to be hospitalized.  We therefore moved my father into our home so we could care for him.  After two weeks of caring for my father and traveling to the hospital to check on my mother, my cousin called me one day to say she had just been to the hospital and my mother had passed somewhat unexpectedly.

I had to let my father know that my mother had died.  At the time he was in and out  due to all the medication, but I told him and his only comment was “I guess we need to tell Lamar, oh no wait he already knows”.  He then laid his head down and went to sleep.  The only Lamar I knew as a good friend of my parents from our hometown 7 hours away and I knew no reason why there would be any special need to let him know of my mother’s passing, so I just chalked it up to the drugs and carried on.

Several days later we traveled back to my old hometown where my mother was to be buried.  I was discussing the arrangements with the funeral director, when just in passing he said “what a coincidence that your mother and her good friend Lamar, died on the same day within minutes of each other”.

I can’t decide if it was creepy, supernatural or what, but I know there is no way that my father could have possibly known about his friend who had just died 7 hours away and somehow connecting that to his wife’s (my mother’s) death.  He in fact did not even remember saying anything to me about Lamar or my mother’s death.

11. New York City

I grew up in NYC, so not many things scare me. I’ve seen the craziest of people in the subways alone, like the religious woman that speaks in tongues conveniently from DeKalb to Canal, the weirdest 10 minutes of your life, or one special nutjob twirling a 4ft sword on a subway platform while laughing maniacally. I can write a novel on these experiences, but this particular incident happened above ground.

It was early September and I got out of Penn Station after a long day of traveling for work. My goal was to walk to Koreatown to pick up some food. Koreatown is on 32nd Street, about two blocks away and two avenues, and I intended to make my way onto 32nd. I ended up walking past it and turned on 31st instead. No big deal, I figured I was almost halfway down a long avenue and would head back to 32nd at the end of the avenue.

This avenue looked like any normal block in NYC. I saw people around and there was some lighting in the middle of the block. As I kept walking, I saw a church with about 15 people outside. Most were well-dressed, and a handful sat on the steps. All of them were wearing black and it looked like a funeral. Nobody spoke to each other and the church doors were closed. They looked like they had just left.

When I was about two cars away from the group, 5 well-dressed people turned suddenly, looked at me with empty expressions, started mumbling something in unison, and walked towards me with their arms flinging and reaching about, like something straight out of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. Of course, the light then flickered and a few went out. It was dark but not pitch black, and I could see some really pale faces.

Beyond terrified, I clutched my keys and raced across the street, almost getting run over in the process. I now glanced back and saw the same 5 weirdos were following me! I walked so fast and made sure they were considerably behind me. This side of the street, however, had a handful homeless druggies. One particularly thin woman ran up and started asking me for money.

I’m thinking “lady, this is not a good time” but she insisted on following me and kept tapping my shoulder. Although I swatted her away, she clung onto my arm. I almost instinctively punched her but I gave her a forceful push, handed her two bucks, and told her to leave me alone. I glanced back to keep an eye on “the situation” and she runs towards the 5 weirdos and they start wigging out at each other.

This was the creepiest and weirdest experience of my life. It was like I ended up on a steroidal Skid Row in NYC. I was so sure I was going to die, like 3 separate times over the course of 1 minute. To this day, I still wonder what the heck happened. Were they all just druggies? Religious druggies? Well-dressed druggies chilling out with homeless druggies? Were they in a trance? Did I get punk’d? It’s all very puzzling.

12. Directions

My (female) friend’s dad once answered the door late one night, like 11:00 P.M. or so and there was a weird man asking for directions to the main road. Her dad usually works nights, but on this rare occasion he’d taken the night off. So, he told him the route, and the weird man thanked him and went off, but in the opposite direction. He’d seemed quite nervous and jittery, which is odd, but what’s even weirder is he was known in the area, he’d lived there years, he wouldn’t need to ask directions to the main road.

Anyway, it was revealed in the news that on the same night, he’d broken into a house and violently raped a woman and her daughter, and later tried to sexually assault another woman in the street but a passerby managed to help her get away. This was after he called at my friend’s house, so he’d gone there then went off in that wrong direction and tried to r*** someone.

Now, my friend’s family was having a lot of drama at the time, her mom is a nutcase alcoholic and the whole street knew that she’d been sent to rehab. With her dad working nights, it’s likely that the weird man knew my friend would be home alone. We think she had a very close call with that one.

13. Dead Cold Eyes

When I was younger, I used to kick around all the nightspots in my town.  I made friends with the bouncer, Michael, at a specific sports bar.

One night, my friend and I were in the bar and I had a persistent feeling of being watched/uneasy.  I had a couple of drinks, and it didn’t go away.  At some point, I scanned the bar and noted an older man sitting way off in a corner who made eye contact with I looked his way.  He sat alone and didn’t look away from me, and it made me feel even more disquieted.  I finally decided I’d had enough and asked my friend if we could go somewhere else since she drove.  She told me to meet her at her car, that she would be a minute in the bathroom and saying goodbye to a friend.

I left the bar, waving to my bouncer friend Michael at the door, and made my way through the dark parking lot towards Marie’s car.  The feeling of unease got worse and I eventually thought I heard something behind me and turned to find…the guy I had noticed in the bar.

He backed me all the way up against the passenger side of the car and was trying to get me to turn my head away from him.  He kept saying “I feel so bad for that dog over there…” like he was trying to make me look that way.

I’ve been through some stuff in my life, and I have never been so terrified as I was when I was looking in that man’s eyes.  They were just…empty.  I knew, without a trace of doubt, that he intended to do terrible things to me.  If I turned my head, that would probably start the struggle that would lead to the end of my life.

So in the midst of him trying to make me turn my head or let my guard down, I’m mentally freaking out.  Like wow, I can’t believe this is legitimately happening to me.  Nearly in shock, I managed to make a plan.  Planning on counting to three, I braced myself against the car to knee him in the crotch as hard as I could. I decided I wasn’t going down without a fight.

On the count of TWO, my bouncer friend Michael came running through the parking lot towards us, yelling for me.  The creepy guy saw him and took off running for the alleyway.  Michael had noted the guy following out too close behind me and had a feeling something was off, so he came to investigate.  That night I am pretty sure he saved my life.

Sometimes, I wonder what happened with that guy.  I wonder if he went on to do those horrible things he was planning to someone else, or multiple other people, and it haunts me.

14. Through The Veil

I’ve had many experiences, but one of the most terrifying was when I was 10 years old, and my mom was driving me and my siblings home from a birthday party. The party was in the rural country, at the end of January, and a snowstorm began just as we entered the country roads with no other cars in sight. We were a good hour from home. The snow increasingly got worse until all I could see was a sheet of white in front of us.

My siblings, fortunately, fell asleep. My mom had no choice but to pull over and wait for the whiteout to pass. By the time she felt confident enough to get back on the road, our van was stuck in the snow; wheels spinning, not moving an inch. I thought we might freeze to death on that country road. Suddenly, headlights appear behind us and a man’s figure gets out of a vehicle, walks up to my mother’s window and knocks. He offers to push the car and get us back on the road; he succeeds!! I turn around in my seat to catch one last glimpse of the stranger who, I felt, saved our lives; but no man was there. No vehicle or headlights were even in sight. To this day I believe it was an angel that saved us that night.

Second, fast forward 20 years, the day I had to take my fiance off life support and watch his heart beat for the last time before he was pronounced dead. I went home not knowing what to do with myself, how to cope. I couldn’t sleep for the life of me; my brain was too busy processing our last days together, our horrible fight, the things I should have done differently, the future we no longer had. Suddenly, I felt an arm wrap around my waist and hold me, the exact same way my fiance used to do as we slept.

It felt so real that I jumped out of bed, looking around, expecting someone to be there. But I was alone. I dreamt of my fiance that night. We were riding in a car and I could see him laughing and smiling, showing his huge dimples, but I couldn’t reach him. I woke up feeling comforted like he was still with me and he was telling me he was OK and I would be OK too.

15. Black Figures

This has to be the most surreal of true creepy encounters that ever happened to me and I swear it was 100% real.

One evening my family was going out for dinner, I was rushing because I was late and I ran out of the house locking up and everything. Once I got to the car only then did I realize my mom had asked to me get a jacket for my younger brother. As it was pretty cold, I rushed back inside the house. Now, you see my younger brothers clothing cupboard is in my room. I walked into my room and lo and behold There is a full black man laying on my bed!!!

Now understand when I say full black I mean the man himself not as in clothing wise!! His entire body face arms fingers LITERALLY everything full f*cking black!

I stopped to see if my mind was playing games with me but it wasn’t. I quietly backed out of the room and walked out of the house. Explaining the incident to my parents, I went with them back into the house. They were taunting me about being scared and delaying them! Conveniently the figure decided that it should disappear in that period, needless to say, my parents weren’t thrilled with me.

Now, guys, you might think I’m kidding but why I say that I’m not is because the exact same thing happened to my sister a few days later.

So, you must have read these quite inquisitively. You might have thought creepy stories are hoaxes but when you listen carefully to one, your skin really would tingle at the climax of the story. Doesn’t matter whether a true creep encounter really is true, or is just a hoax. In the end, it can have you encapsulated in thoughts and make you wonder for days whether the reality you experience is existent or not.

Nonetheless, these fifteen true creepy encounters are indeed something worth pondering upon. You can call it time travel, or time loops in the case of the story Creepy Crawler. Or you can call it a work of a spirit or a demon in the stories Ghostly Encounter or Abraham Lincoln. Needless to say, you can give whatever explanation you can to these stories, but they will always strike you mind as true creepy encounters and you might as well tell them to your pals on a late night camping trip. Good luck with your thoughts at nights!

10 Most Haunted Places in Texas You Must Visit

When it comes to creepy, Texas will check all the boxes on the checklist. Known for its terrifying and haunted spots, there are countless locations that emit the strangest of chilling vibes. Some of the most haunted places in Texas have made appearances on this list for their gruesome history. The tales that surround these places will chill you to the bones.

Whether you are looking for a good scare or wish to set out to find ghosts, the next time you visit Texas make sure to drop by these strange and paranormal places. If you are lucky, you will stumble across the spots with guided tours. If you are not, then you will find yourself all by yourself in the most haunted places in Texas. Are you ready for a ride?

Haunted Texas: Most Haunted Places In Texas

Texas Death Fields – Texas City

Texas Death Field
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This desolate rural 50-acre patch of land lies between Houston and Galveston. Since the 1970s, around 30 people have been murdered or simply gone missing in those specific field. The definition of modern day creepy, horrifyingly enough this area is known for being the perfect spot to commit murder. The worst part is that you will be able to get away with it, just like that. The eerie air on this expanse grants it entry onto the list of most haunted places in Texas.

El Paso High School – El Paso

El Paso High School
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Opened up in 1916, the El Paso high school is a stunning building that goes by the name “Lady On The Hill”. A reputed institute, the countless accolades that deck the halls did not stop the spirits from settling in. The school has witnessed strange sightings throughout its history. The basement houses two classrooms that were sealed off in eminent haste that personal belongings were never removed. As far as this tale is concerned, no one really knows what caused the panic and fleeing.

USS Lexington – Corpus Christi

USS Lexington
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The military history connected to the USS Lexington can be experienced in person at Corpus Christi. If that name isn’t terrifying enough then the Blue Ghost (as it was named back in the day) certainly will. What serves as a museum these days fell into ruins after a Japanese aircraft crashed into it. Most of the causalities that took place were the men in the engine room. If you delve deep inside the ship, you will hear the horrifying screams of the dying souls. Apparitions are not an uncommon phenomenon either.

Gas Station – Highway 304

Gas Station
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Otherwise known as the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Gas Station, fans of the horror film would be delighted to hear that it is now open for staying the night. The property has been renovated by a businessman. Promising a “fun and interactive” experience, the place offers live music, too. Will humans also be on that list?

Victoria’s Black Swan Inn – San Antonio

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Whoever thought it was a great idea to build an inn on the hallowed grounds of a battle? The Victoria’s Black Swan inn was built upon the grounds where the Battle of Salado Creek took place. It is fabled that the dead warriors can be heard screaming into the night. If you think this alone renders the inn as one of the most haunted places in Texas, think again. Prior to the battle, these very grounds were an ancient Indian burial site.

Woman Hollering Creek – Guadalupe Co.

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This creek is known for being one of the most haunted places in Texas and the most famous creek altogether. It earned its title after the incident of a woman who drowned her newborn infant in the creek. The reason behind this act is unknown. It is believed that her husband may have cheated on her or perhaps he never really wanted a child. While crossing past, you can hear the wailing of a child and a mother by the lonesome banks.

Yorktown Memorial Hospital – Yorktown

Yorktown Memorial Hospital
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The Yorktown Memorial Hospital was shut down in 1988. It was in service for 40 years during which more than 2000 deaths took place within its walls. Prior to shutting down it was transformed into a rehabilitation center for drug addicts. The center remained open until the corpse of a man, who overdosed on heroin, was dumped on the doorstep. After that, the place was closed down and many people sight spirits patrolling the place.

The White Sanitarium – Wichita Falls

The White Sanitarium
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Once an asylum for the old and the insane, it fell out of order in the 1950s, almost 25 years after its construction. Needless to say, its inhabitants were washed out of existence. The place lay abandoned for over half a century before a hardy gentleman purchased the property. It was then transformed into a residential unit. Ghosts and spirits are creepy enough but how is it like when they are insane, too? How much guts would it take to reside in what is easily one of the most haunted places in Texas?

Presidio La Bahia – Goliad

Presidio La Bahia
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The Presidio La Bahia garrison is the ground upon which the Goliad massacre took place in 1836. That day witnessed the death and killing or 342 men. Today, the garrison has been turned into a tourist attraction spot for the brave of heart. Guests who have visited reported hearing sounds of bells and cannons going off into the old chapel. Those are always accompanied by agonizing screams of the dead spirits

White Rock Lake – Dallas

White Rock Lake
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A tale that has floated around for close to a decade now is that of the Ghost of White Rock Lake. Along the highway that passes by the lake, a woman hitchhiker is often spotted. She wears a dress that is outdated and she asks for a ride with passersby. She always requests to be dropped at one of two places: a cemetery or the home of a couple whose daughter passed away years ago. Creeped out yet?

If you ever intend to visit, it is important to pay homage to some of the most haunted places in Texas. Nothing can keep you up at night like the Ghost of White Rock Lake or the chilling screams ringing in the White Sanitarium’s halls. Just about every city has a tale of its own to tell. Make sure you listen closely for you might just miss the spooky whispers that drift past.

10+ Creepy Coincidences Throughout History You Won’t Believe Actually Happened

All throughout history, there have been strange occurrences that have happened between people or events. People today are still searching to find some type of explanation as to why these occurrences have happened. Some of these will send chills down your spine and make you rethink if you have had any weird or creepy occurrences yourself throughout your life time. Maybe you have and you just don’t know it yet.

What Are Creepy Coincidences?

Creepy coincidences are events that happen either at the exact same time but in different areas, one person that has the same exact name and lifestyle of another person, or a plethora of other things. Some coincidences are so terrifyingly creepy that people to this day refuse to believe that they actually happened. These coincidences have been documented from hundreds of years ago, maybe even thousands of years ago, and have been talked about throughout the remainder of time. People today are still trying to figure out how these particular coincidences have happened by creating conspiracy theories to maybe help explain them. Nonetheless, some of these coincidences will make you question reality and have you believing that they truly did not actually happen. But, the truth is- they did.

1. Hugh Williams

Hugh Williams

An eerie photo of a shipwrecked boat sitting upon a shore. 

Source: History.CO.UK

This name is one of the most infamous names throughout history- and shipwrecks. The triggering event of the creation of this creepy occurrence circulating this name was in 1660 when there was an awful shipwreck in the Dover Straits. When rescuers came to the scene, the only man that survived this tragedy was Hugh Williams. The next event happened in 1767 where there was another tragic shipwreck that happened to be in the same area as the one in 1660. It was revealed that the only survivor was a man named Hugh Williams. The creepy coincidence of these two survivors having the same name doesn’t stop there. In 1820, a ship capsized on the Thames, leaving there to be only one survivor by the name of Hugh Williams. The ending of this creepy coincidence was in 1940 where a ship was destroyed by a German mine. Again, as rescuers came to the scene, there were surprisingly only two survivors from this tragic event. The two survivors happened to be uncle and nephew, and oddly enough, both of their names were Hugh Williams.

2. Babies Falling From The Sky

Babies Falling From The Sky

This was considered a safe way for babies to play outside when families didn’t have access to green areas for them to play in. 

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You read that correct. In 1937, a young mother is deemed as irresponsible as her baby fell from a fourth-story building window. Luckily, a person by the name of Joseph Figlock was walking under the window while sweeping where the baby had fallen at the same time and was struck by the infant on his head and shoulders. Despite these two people sustaining minor injuries, both Joseph and the baby survived. What a relief, right? Unfortunately, a year later, the same incident occurred. Another mother was not watching her child, two-year-old David Thomas, fell out of a high story building window. Joseph Figlock was sweeping an alley way and was again struck by a falling infant, and again, both Joseph and David survived and had minor injuries.

3. The Infamous Miss Unsinkable

The Infamous Miss Unsinkable

The infamous Miss Unsinkable in her uniform. 

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Violet Jessup was a well known name throughout history as the person who refused to sink. The start of her creepy coincidence sequence started when she was a stewardess and nurse on the HMS Olympic. During her time on the ship, it had crashed into the HMS Hawke. Later on in her life, she was also on the HMHS Britannic where this ship unfortunately sank after it had struck a sea mine. To conclude her odd coincidences, she was also on board of the famous Titanic the night it had struck the iceberg and sank to the bottom of the ocean. From these occurrences, she gained the popular name of Miss Unsinkable since she survived all of these mishaps.

4. Ferrari Company Founder or Football Player?

Ferrari Company Founder or Football Player

Side by side images of Enzo and Mesut. Can these really be the same people?

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Over the past few years, the Internet has been bombarding its users with images of celebrities that look somewhat identical to a person from the past. These matches have been spot on to the point of where people are questioning time travel. In this creepy coincidence, not only does this person look like the founder of Ferrari, but he is somehow associated with the founders death. Enzo Ferrari was the founder of Ferrari and sadly died on August 14, 1988. A month later, however, a baby was born by the name of Mesut Özil was born on October 15, 1988 and rose to be a football player. Looking at the side-by-side pictures, people have speculated that this is proof of reincarnation. What do you think?

5. West Side Baptist Church

West Side Baptist Church

The aftermath of the destructive fire of the church. 

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In Beatrice, Nebraska, the West Side Baptist Church held choir practice every Wednesday at 7:20pm. People were expected to be there on time and not a minute later because this church was known to start their choir practices precisely at 7:20pm and not a minute later. Ironically, though, on Wednesday, March 1st, 1950, the church underwent a tragic demise at it exploded. The cause of this explosion was because of a gas leak somewhere within the church. The creepy coincidence in this story is that all 15 members of the choir, as well as the choir director, were unharmed because for different reasons, they were all running late that evening. The church exploded at 7:27pm.

6. Social Security Fraud

Social Security Fraud

An image of a blank social security guard. 

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It’s scary when your identity gets stolen and a person has every single ounce of your personal information. This includes your bank information, your credit/debit card(s) information, your birthday and name, and your social security number. Two women believed that they were given the same social security number because of a computer error and went into an office to register a complaint about this mishap. Upon their complaint, chills went down their spine as they discovered a few things: they both had the same name, Patricia Ann Campbell; they were both oddly enough born on the same day, March 13, 1941; both of these women’s fathers were known as the same name, Robert Campbell; both of these women married in 1959 to men who were in the military; and lastly, they both had children who were the same age, 21 and 19.

7. The Omen Wasn’t Just A Scary Movie

The Omen Wasn't Just A Scary Movie

A still photo of Damian from The Omen. 

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The Omen has been deemed one of the most haunting movies of horror movie history because of its creepy demeanor and the haunting and creepy story it told. People working on the set claimed there were some creepy coincidences and occurrences that had happened during filming this movie, but deemed this coincidence being the creepiest of them all. The crew of this movie once hired a private jet but it cancelled the last minute. After cancelling, the private jet soon tragically crashed onto a road it was near. This made an additional to cars crash. The pilot of this private jet had unfortunately crashed into the car that held both his wife and children. Sadly, no one survived this tragic line of events.

8. The Story of King Umberto

The Story of King Umberto

An image of King Umberto I. 

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This creepy coincidence has a bone chilling storyline. On July 28th, 1900, King Umberto I of Italy decided to go out to dinner that night and went to a small restaurant in Monza. During his time here, the owner took the King’s order and was ironically called Umberto as well. As the order was being taken, the King and the owner slowly realized that the two of them were apparent virtual doubles. As the night went on, both men sat down with one another and soon discovered that they had more similarities than differences. For starters, both of these men were married on the same day, which was March 14th, 1844 and happened to have their weddings in the same town named Turin. This tale of a creepy coincidence runs deeper as they discovered that they both married a women named Margherita and that the restaurant had opened the same day Umberto became King. After a self discovering night for the two Umberto’s the King sadly discovered that the restaurant owner had tragically died in what some called a mysterious shooting. The King then expressed his regret to a crowd, and this is where an anarchist in the group rose from the crowd and assassinated the King.

9. Karma Finds Its Way

Karma Finds Its Way

What the tree may have looked like after Henry blew it up before the bullet became dislodged. 

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In 1883, Henry Ziegland broke off his relationship with his girlfriend at the time. Due to the distress and heartbreak she was undergoing, she unfortunately committed suicide. The girl had a brother who was enraged by what had happened between Ziegland and his sister, leading him to blame Ziegland for the death of his sister. The brother then set off on a mission to hunt down Ziegland and when he found him, shot him. By the way the brother shot him, he believed that he had killed Ziegland, leading him to kill himself. However, the brother unfortunately did not live to see that Ziegland had actually lived. The bullet had only grazed his face and became lodged in a near-by tree. From this day, Ziegland claimed that he was one of the luckiest men to be alive. Years later, Ziegland returned to the same spot where he was shot at and wanted to cut down a large tree. Since he was having a difficult time cutting this tree down, he decided to blow the tree up. Ziegland, however, did not realize the tree he was blowing up had the bullet that was shot at him in it and when the wood from the tree exploded, the bullet had become dislodged from the tree and ultimately killed Ziegland.

10. A Bone Chilling Picture

What this creepy image looks like. 

Source: Mind Cafe

In the year 1914, a German mother wanted to purchase an individual photogenic plate for a picture of her infant son. After getting the picture, she took the plate to a local shop in Strasbourg to have the photo fully developed. Due to war breaking out near the mother, she unfortunately was never able to pick up the picture of her baby son. Two years later, she moved to Frankfurt and wanted to purchase another photogenic plate so she had a picture of her new born child. Happily, she was able to pick up this photo and when she did she noticed something off about the picture of her daughter. Behind her daughter was a faint picture of her son from when she purchased a photogenic plate for his picture two years prior. It was well known throughout this time that photogenic plates were reused time and time again, however, this photogenic plate was not cleared properly and was sold to the same woman 100 miles away, creating an ominous, disturbing, ghostly photo of her two children together.

11. Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s quote about Halley’s Comet and how he wants to leave Earth with it. 

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Mark Twain was one of the most iconic persons throughout history and has been quoted as one of the most intelligent men of all time. This creepy coincidence, though, revolves around the start of his life and the end of his life. Twain was born on the day Halley’s Comet showed itself to Earth in 1835. Ironically, Twain passed away Halley’s Comet returned to Earth in 1910. This creepy coincidence gets creepier. Mark Twain had actually predicted when he would die. In 1909, he had stated that he arrived on this Earth in 1835 when Halley’s Comet had arrived. He then said that it was coming next year, and he expects to go out with it.

12. The Taxi Driver

The Taxi Driver

What one of the taxi’s looks like in Bermuda.

Source: The Onion Patch

During the year 1975, a tragic event had happened when a moped driver in Bermuda was sadly killed by a taxi driver. The creepy coincidence in this tragic story happens a year later where the previous moped driver’s brother was killed while he was riding the same exact moped his brother was on the same exact street. It was soon discovered that the same exact taxi driver had killed the two brothers and was also carrying the same exact passenger.

13. JFK and Lincoln Have More In Common Than We Thought

JFK and Lincoln

JFK on the right and Abraham Lincoln on the left. 

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These two beloved Presidents will make you love them more when you realize how much they actually had in common. For starters, Lincoln had been elected into Congress during the year 1846, won his election in 1860, and his inauguration was held in 1861. A century later, JFK was elected into Congress in 1946, won his election in 1960, and had his inauguration in 1961. Secondly, they both had Vice Presidents that shared the last name of Johnson. Lastly, both of these Presidents were tragically shot in the back of the head and were sadly assassinated in front of their wives. This gets creepier when you realize that Lincoln was shot in Ford’s Theater and JFK was shot in a Lincoln, which was ironically made by Ford. Both of these Presidents were killed on a Friday.

14. A Tale of Twins

A Tale of Twins

What Helsinki actually looks like.

Source: Visit Helsinki

In the year 2002, a seventy-year-old man was enjoying a bike ride and was attempting to cross a highway where he was tragically killed by a lorry 600 kilometers north of Helsinki. Two hours earlier, however, and about 1.5 kilometers away, another seventy-year-old man was tragically killed on his bike by a lorry while he was trying to cross a highway on his bike and was 600 kilometers north of Helsinki. These two seventy-year-old men were brothers, actually, were identical twin brothers.

15. Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

The cover of this famous predictable book. 

Source: Genius

As soon as this story came to light, many people started to claim that Edgar Allan Poe had a time machine and traveled to the future and wrote a book about what had happen, or, that he just simply predicted the future. In the 19th century, Poe wrote a book called “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym”. This particular story was about four survivors of a shipwreck that were left on an boat for days and days until they finally decided to kill the cabin boy and eat him. The cabin boy was named Richard Parker. In 1884, the Mignonette, had crashed and there were only four remaining survivors that were left on an open boat for days and days. Eventually, the three senior members on the open boat decided to kill the cabin boy and eat him. Ironically, the cabin boys name was Richard Parker.

16. Practice What You Preach

Practice What You Preach

What led to Danie’s death was this type of peppermint. 

Source: Pinterest

At the age of 49, a South African astronomer named Danie du Toit was giving a lecture about death. During this lecture, he told his audience members that death is unpredictable and it could come at any time, at any moment, at any day of the week. After giving this excellent speech, he put a peppermint into his mouth and sat down. As he was sitting down, he started to choke, which eventually lead to his immediate death.

17. Twins Share Everything

The flag of Great Britain, where this story takes place. 

Source: Wikipedia

In Great Britain, there were twin brothers by the names of Arthur and John Mowforth. These twins lived 80 miles apart from each other and on the same night, May 22, 1975, they both fell extremely ill with severe chest pains. During this time, each family of the other brother had no knowledge that the other was sick, making this creepy coincidence even creepier. At around the same time, the two twin brothers were rushed to completely separate hospitals and unfortunately, both died from heart-attacks a short while after they arrived.

18. The Simpsons Predict The Future

The Simpsons Predict The Future

Just a few of the screenshots that people believe prove that the Simpson’s did in fact predict the presidency of Donald Trump. 

Source: Snopes

When President Trump was elected as President, conspiracy theorists lit up the Internet with this insane theory that the Simpson’s had actually predicted President Trump’s winning back in the year 2000. In fact, people started looking at the episode in which President Trump had won and were starting to sync up a few of President Trump’s appearances in 2016/2017. People have pointed out things that during the episode of the Simpsons, you can see President Trump waving to people while he is going down an escalator and in the background there is a person that drops the poster they were holding. Then, people played a clip during the year 2016/2017 where President Trump is riding down an escalator waving to people and in the background, a person drops their sign the same way they did in the episode. The Simpsons have been known to predict things in their shows, but this one sent chills down everyones spines.

These creepy coincidences are just a few among the actual coincidences that have happened throughout history. They are often at times shocking and extremely creepy while others make you really sit down and think extra hard about how these things strangely occurred at the same time. What do you think of these coincidences? Have you heard of any? Be aware, too, because you never know when a creepy coincidence might just happen with you.

10+ Unexpectedly Creepy Tourist Attractions Just For You!

Imagine going on a nice family vacation. You have excitement in your eyes and butterflies in your stomach because you’re so excited. You didn’t sleep last night because your mind was engulfed with the thoughts of what you’re going to see during this vacation. When you get to your destination, it is everything you have dreamed of, except one thing- that one extremely creepy tourist attraction that is staring at you. Multiple places around the world are full of beauty and wonder but deep within its beauty there may be a hidden tourist attraction that people flock to in order to bask in its creepiness.

Creepy Tourist Attractions To Creep You Around World

1. The Big Giving, London

The Big Giving, London Creepy Tourist Attractions

 Tourist Attractions

An image of these statues spewing water out of various parts of the molds. (top)

A closer look to see what these statues actually look like up close and personal. 

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These giant rock-looking creations in London have left people turning their heads and questioning why someone would put them there. These sculptors have human faces sticking out of them with hands or arms at various parts of the statues, making it seem like they are doing some awkward pose for the people of London. They can be seen with water coming out of their mouths and other various parts of their structures. It was created by Klaus Weber and is placed on the Southbank where people claim it is a fun installation. It refers to the Native North American “Potlach” ceremony of competitive giving. There is also an indication that the more the man gives, the bigger the statue will grow.

2. Mano Del Desierto, Atacama Desert, Chile

Mano Del Desierto Tourist Attractions

This tall hand sitting high in the sand with some graffiti on it. 

Image via: Trip Advisor

This creepy hand sits in the Chilean Atacama Desert, standing 36 feet into the air. Mario Irarrazabal had an image to create this sculptor and has left people wondering why he would build such a thing in the desert. It is located near the legendary Pan-American Highway and some say it has an extremely haunting meaning to it. Rumors are that this particular statue is supposed to make people feel loneliness, torture, and helplessness.

3. Children Are the Victims of Adult Vices, Moscow

Children Are the Victims of Adult Vices Creepy Tourist Attractions

Children Are the Victims of Adult Vices

The two children innocently playing while the adult vices are surrounding them. You can see how eerie the adult vices are.

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These interesting set of statues that people flock to were designed by a Russian artist by the name of Mihail Chemiakin. They are bronze statues and consist of 13 individual statues that are depicting “adult vices”. This means alcoholism, drug addiction, and prostitution; and, these statues are there to represent how these types of vices affect the children. The strangely articulated statues are closing in on a boy and girl with the main center piece representing “Indifference”. Many people in this town were in fear that this set of statues would scare the children away, but the Mayor persisted on leaving it as a message to everyone. Even though these statues are somewhat creepy, they depict a deeper message for everyone to obtain.

4. Capela dos Ossos, Évora, Portugal

Capela dos Ossos Tourist Attractions

An image of some of the skeletons on the walls, including the hanging man and young child skeleton. 

Image via: Wikipedia

Also called The Chapel of Bones, this eerie chapel has people doing a double take the moment they step inside of it. This eerie chapel is actually  inside The Royal Church of St. Frances and to the average person just walking past it, it looks absolutely beautiful and a nice shrine for the piety. The Chapel of bones received its name because in the 16th century, there was a short of space on burying people, making monks move over 5,000 corpses to a chapel and decorate their space with these boney remains. The one particular part about this tourist attraction, though, is that two rotted corpses that represent an unnamed man and young child dangle from the ceiling with a noose around their necks.

5. Torture Museum, Amsterdam

Torture Museum Tourist Attractions

One of the devices that is featured in the Torture Museum. 

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No, you read that correctly. There is an actual museum in Amsterdam called the Torture Museum. This unique museum displays torture devices throughout history and has been deemed as a museum that is not for the squeamish. Some of their most infamous devices within this museum are pieces from the Middle Ages, including: the skull cracker, the limb-dislocating rack, and the guillotine. Some people report that this museum is so hauntingly disturbing and that fans of this type of torture enjoy themselves at this museum. One of the most haunting things included in this museum, though, is an image of a nude man hanging by his ankles and being sawed in half lengthwise.

6. The Museum of Death, Hollywood

The Museum of Death Creepy Tourist Attractions

One of the rooms inside of the Museum of Death. 

Image via: Atlas Obscura

If you thought that the Torture Museum in Amsterdam was bad and bone chilling, then why not check out The Museum of Death in Hollywood? This museum is an ode to the murder, dismemberment, and other various acts of killing all throughout history. It holds inside of its walls serial killer artwork as well as photos of horrible, tragic accidents and actual crime scenes that have happened, and one of the most prized pieces within this museum is the severed head from the guillotine of the Bluebeard of Paris. Not only do the haunting images of serial killers and their artwork or the dismemberment of people hide within this museum, but there are even creepier things amongst this place. The tour lasts about an hour or so, but people can still hang around and gush over videos of autopsies and actual death footage of real life deaths.

7. Museo de las Momias, Mexico

Museo de las Momias Tourist Attractions

One of the hallways in this eerie mummy museum. 

Image via: Momias de Guana Juato

This museum is a particular kind of creepy. No, it doesn’t have photos of people being dismembered or has torture devices on display for people to see. Instead, there are 111 remarkably preserved mummies sitting perfectly on display for people to look at. They were brought to this museum from the Santa Paula Pantheon between 1865 and 1989. What sends chills down people’s spines is the fact that some of these mummies appear to be screaming, almost like they are saying “no” to whomever is doing this to them and some have very tight clenched fists. What saddens the people, though, is that there are in fact some babies that have been mummified and well preserved.

8. Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, California

Winchester Mystery House Tourist Attractions

This image contains a staircase that leads to nowhere (left), part of the house itself (middle), and what a window looks like (right). What this house actually looks like (bottom). 

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This infamous house has been on paranormal investigating shows, investigated by many paranormal groups, and still leaves people wondering why this house was built the way it was. Sarah Winchester took 32 years to build this 160 room Victorian style mansion. She did séances within her home and wanted to talk to the people who were killed by one of the Winchester bullets. In this house, it contains: over 2,000 doors, 10,000 windows, 47 fireplaces, and 47 staircases. There have been paranormal reports that at least three ghosts roam around this home throughout the day and night. It is rumored that the confusing hallways that are extremely twisted and the dead-end staircases that lead to nowhere were put there by Sarah to ward off any negative and unwanted spirits and to sort of confuse them in a way. People who have stayed over night at this house have heard organ music play, have seen moving lights as well as turning doorknobs, and some have even been lucky enough to see some ghostly figures roaming around the hallways.

9. Actun Tunichill Muknal Cave, Belize

Actun Tunichill Muknal Cave Tourist Attractions

The remains of the Crystal Maiden. 

Image via: Wikipedia

With this tourist attraction, people are warned that if they do not feel brave enough that they should in fact stay back at the hotel. The brave souls that do want to explore this cave start their exploration by diving into ice cold, pitch black water and traveling through this water to reach a disturbing sight. One of the most iconic figures that are seen in this cave is the remains of a teenage girl from when Mayans used to practice human sacrifices within this cave. This skeleton of the teenage girl is nicknamed The Crystal Maiden because people claim that her bones seem to sparkle when light touches them. Ancient ceramic bowls can also be found in this cave and have “kill holes” in them. This means that these specific types of bowls are were used during bloodletting rituals.

10. Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic

Sedlec Ossuary Creepy Tourist Attractions

The chandelier of this bone filled chapel. 

Image via: Atlas Obscura

Located in Kutna Hora, this 15th century gothic church contains a haunting inside. 19th century woodcarver Frantisek Rint created this glorious chapel into something that is imprinted in its tourists minds forever. This basement-level chapels contains over 40,000 skeletons that are displayed in a beautiful way. Tourists can see these skeletons portrayed in skull candelabras, a towering coat of arms, and a chandelier. Tourists can really see how 40,000 skeletons are used to create this eerie display by looking at the gap-eyed skeletons that hang silently from the ceiling as well as looking at the bone pyramids that are spread around this chapel.

11. Manchac Swamp, Louisiana

Manchac Swamp Tourist Attractions

An eerie image of a tree-line in this haunting and creepy Louisiana swamp. 

Image via: Louisiana Swamp

Featured in the hit HBO show True Blood, this eerie swamp holds more than alligators within its territory. People who have visited this swamp have claimed that there are all sorts of mishaps that happen in the swamp that leave some people with straight shivers down their spines. Here in this swamp, though, is the ghost of the voodoo princess Julie White as well as the Rougarou werewolf of Cajun mythology. There are also eerie and creepy landmarks that people point out are key areas that tourists must see while they are in this swamp. These landmarks include The Hanging Tree and the Frenier Cemetery.

12. Isla de las Muñecas, Mexico

Isla de las Muñecas Tourist Attractions

Some of the dolls that are on the Island of the Dolls, hanging silently in the trees and on wires. 

Image via: Daily Mail

Some people have a strong fear of spiders, others have a strong fear of snakes, while others have a strong fear of clowns. But, there is another fear that most people have, and that is dolls. This island in Mexico is a persons worse nightmare if they have a deep, strong fear of dolls because a farmer created this island of dolls because he was haunted by his memories of a little girl’s body being washed up on the shore of his island. This island is located on Lake Xochimilco, which is near Mexico City. To please this little girls spirit and to represent the spirit of her and the other dead children that there may be, this farmer set out and collected over 100 dolls. Some of these dolls, though, had either missing eyes, limbs, or heads. This farmer then hung these dolls from trees and wires all over the island, making it one of the most ominous and eerie looking islands ever in this world.

13. Aokigahara Forest, Japan

Aokigahara Forest Tourist Attractions

These are remains that were found in the forest. 

Image via: Atlas Obscura

This forest is the most famous forest in Japan and perhaps the whole world. It is also nicknamed “suicide forest” because each year, people go into this forest and sadly end their lives. Over the past 50 years, this forest, sitting at the bottom of Mt. Fuji, has witness over 1,000 suicides. This forest contains such thick and dense trees that people have claimed that it is easy to get extremely lost within this forest and that the silence it contains is eerie and haunting. It was also a famous place of ubasute, which means that this was a Japanese custom for leaving elderly people in the wilderness to die. This forest has been deemed one of the most haunted forests in this world by the anger spirits were either abandoned in this thick forest or of those who had taken their lives within these trees.

As you can see, some of these places are true masterpieces that have been put together by some creative artists throughout the years. Every year, tourists visit these locations to either experience what others have or to witness the glory of these haunting places. Whether the people who created some of these places intended them to be such high, popular tourist attractions or not, these places are some of the most populated areas to go whenever someone goes on vacation. Would you dare to go to any of these locations? Remember these places the next time your family plans to go on vacation and maybe even look up to see if there are any creepy tourist attractions where you are going. You never know if you’ll be able to experience the feelings others had when they stepped foot inside of these hauntingly eerie and creepy places.