Haunted or abandoned towns and buildings are found right across the world. Whether it’s in Australia, the UK or even the USA or Europe, there’s plenty of places to explore. For those who love to live on the paranormal side, here is a list of some of the spookiest places the world.
Spookiest Places in the World
Pluckley village in England
This picturesque area of UK has some weird stories famous about it. Pluckley is known as the most haunted village in the UK. Visitors often report seeing ghost-like figures roaming around and hearing screams at night. The village is named as screaming woods. Many ghost expedition companies arrange tours to this village.
The Abandoned Mill Town in Alaska
This abandoned mill town, known as Kennecott is situated in St. Elias National Park of Alaska. The place once had all the facilities; school, hospital, dairy, general store, tennis court, skating ring, and a recreation hall. 300 employees worked in the copper mines. They used to make huge money from this business. The copper reserves exhausted by 1938. Kennecott Copper Corporation abandoned the town all of a sudden. The buildings, equipment, and the belonging of the former occupants were left behind. It seems now, every inch of town tells the tales of its past.
A Town Burning Underneath
Centralia is a town in Pennsylvania that has burning underneath since 1962. The town was abandoned since then. The fire started when a landfill fire got out of control and caused a far-fetched fire in a nearby abandoned coal mine. The coal reserves have been on fire ever since. The town is utterly abandoned, although six residents refused to leave. The town is exceptionally quiet and scary.
The Hill of Crosses
The Hill of Crosses is located in Siauliai city of Lithuania. The hill has nearly 200,000 crosses. The hill was leveled three times; in 1961, 1973, and 1975. The crosses were burnt; the waste was dumped there. The pilgrims and local inhabitants placed the crosses on the hill again. The Hill of Crosses was lastly left in peace in 1985. The place is believed to be one of the most sacred places in Europe, yet it looks as spooky as anything.
Borley Rectory in England
The Borley Rector is believed to be the most haunted site in England. Rumor has it that a nun and a monk were in love with each other. They were planning to flee together soon. But their plans were exposed by their seniors. The authorities hanged the monk and the nun was buried alive in vaults of the church. The natives believe that the place is haunted by lovers’ spirits ever since.
The Chernobyl city is 90 kilometers away from Kiev, Ukraine’s capital. There lies the first nuclear power plant in Ukraine. On the day of 26th April of the year 1986, one of the reactors blew up. This was one of the most tragic disasters that ever happened. The whole area is infiltrated with radioactive radiation. The Red Forest near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is highly contaminated with radioactive radiation. The Red Forest is one of the most contaminated places on the earth. The animals are not to be hunted in this area for the same reasons. The abandoned parks, buildings and the lifelessness present a disturbing sight. If you visit this area, please be warned of the exposure to radiation that could be harmful to you. Special precautions need to be taken into consideration.
Plantation Ruins in Bulowville, Florida
The land was used to grow various crops; rice, sugar cane, indigo, and cotton. There was also a mill on that land. The Seminole Indians, during the Second Seminole War, set the whole land on fire. Everything was destroyed. The vacant mill and weak foundations of plantation house present a sorry sight.
Catacombs of Paris
The catacombs of Paris are an intricate labyrinth of underground tunnels. These tunnels display walls made up of bones of the past residents of Paris. The explorers, historians, and archeologists come to explore the catacombs. The rumors have been that some of the explorers never came out of this underground maze. Those who visit after midnight hear voices that lure them to walk further into tunnels. The ancient catacombs are unmapped. Take the tour along with an official guide.
Cambridge Military Hospital in England
The rumbling and old edifice with a solitary clock tower, in the Hampshire city, is the Cambridge Military hospital. The hospital once served a significant role in Britain’s war history. The hospital was deserted in 1996 because the aged building needed extra maintenance. The maintenance required extra funds. The recent images of the hospital’s interior show the paint-peeled walls, chipped-floor, rust-eaten beams. It’s so astonishing; this creepy site was once a life-saving site.
While they may not all be haunted, when seen, these places truly do offer some spooky and uneasy feelings. So, which one are you going to see first?
Anthony Briggs has worked with some of the major hotel chains in the world. He currently works for Tuki Retreat. He enjoys working in the hospitality industry and is dedicated to providing clients with the best accommodation experience available.