10 Of The Most Terrifyingly Creepy Places From Around The World
There are places on this planet earth that are much stranger than the most alien landscapes we have ever imagined. Listed here are 10 places, from ghostly legends to supernatural phenomena, which will surely send chills down your spine.
1. Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague
Usually, one overcrowded cemetery is enough to be considered to be creepy. The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague takes things to a new level with actually 11 cemeteries being stacked on top of each other! In Jewish tradition, it is not allowed to dig one's remains from the ground, so new ones cover existing graves, 11 times.
2. Hanging Coffins of Sagada, Philippines
It has been a tradition that dead in the northern Philippines are buried in hanging coffins, nailed to the sides of cliff faces high above the ground. It is said then the hanging coffins can prevent corpses from being taken by demons and also bless the soul with eternal life.
3. Abandoned city of Pripyat, Ukraine
Pripyat was built in 1970 in Ukraine near the border of Belarus as a Soviet nuclear city. It once was home to numerous workers who worked near Chernobyl nuclear power plant. In the 1986 Chernobyl Disaster, the city was melt down and now it remains a radioactive ghost town. Visitors can only visit this place through guided tours.
4. Chapel of Bones in Portugal
Chapel of Bones is located next to the Church of St. Francis in town of Evora. The chapel has been covered and decorated with the bones of more than 5,000 monks.
5. Suicide Forest in Japan
It is not just the dense shrubbery that makes this place scary and creepy. It is all the dead bodies. Aokigahara Forest is located at the base of Mt Fuji, and the Japanese have been committing suicide there in droves. This forest is reported one of the most popular sites for suicide in Japan with approximately 30 suicides reported every year since 1988.
6. Abandoned psychiatric hospital in Parma, Italy
Typically, an abandoned psychiatric hospital doesn't need any help to be creepy. This psychiatric hospital in Parma has been taken over by ghosts of their previous occupants. Artist Herbert Baglione has made this place much creepier with painted shadows on the wall of this already scary place. The paintings bring to life the tortured souls that may haunt the hallways.
7. St. George’s Church in the Czech Republic
Abandoned since the 1960s, St. George’s Church has long since been devoid of human worshippers. However, this doesn't mean this place is unoccupied. Shrouded ghosts line its pews, some hovering in the doorways as well as the aisles. Passing through the crumbling entrance to watch around at the shadowy interior, you may just be in for the most creeping moment of your life.
8. Akodessewa Fetish Market in Togo
Akodessewa is a market town in Togo. It is famous as a "fetish market" where you can find anything including potions, skulls, mummified animals, pots and other things prescribed by the wizards to work the magic.
9. Hill of Crosses in Lithuania
Kryziu Kalnas was once a ceremonial site where people in Lithuania would mourn the dead lost in the war against the Russian Empire. However, the Soviet Union bulldozed this place twice, only for locals to build it bigger. Currently, there are more than 100,000 crosses standing on the hill.
10. Chauchilla Cemetery in Peru
Chauchilla Cemetery is located about 30 kilometers south of the city of Nazca. It was discovered in the 1920s. Thanks to the dry climate in Peru, the remains has been kept in the ancient burial ground well preserved. Grave robbers have scattered the remains over the surrounding area, but now it has been restored to its original shape as much as possible.