There are several places in the world that have a paranormal history and few will dare to venture out at these dreaded areas. So here we have shortlisted the 10 most haunted places of the world that will definitely scare the heck out of you.
1. Ararat Lunatic Asylum
Ararat Lunatic Asylum, also known as Aradale Lunatic Asylum was an Australian psychiatric hospital, located in Ararat, Victoria, Australia. It was once used as the place where most of the mental criminals were housed. In the J Ward, three prisoners were hanged while it was being used as a jail. Since that time haunts and ghostly activities were noticed many times.
2. Bhangarh Fort
The Bhangarh Fort was built in the 17th century and is located at Rajasthan, India. No one is allowed to remain in the precincts of the fort at night, as per the notice board put up by the Archaeological Survey of India at the entrance due to three legends related to the history which makes this place the most haunted place in India. It is also one of the main tourist’s attractions for people visiting Rajasthan.
3. Parque Tao Dan Park
Parque Tao Dan Park is located in Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam is one of the city’s most attractive green spaces. If you visit this park early morning, you’ll see a lot of people exercising. But night entry of this park is prohibited due to paranormal activities.
4. Port Arthur
Port Arthur which is located in Tasmanian, Australia is one of the world’s most ghostly satisfying places. If you knock a window then you’ll hear someone knocking back the same window and much more.
5. Poveglia Island
Poveglia is a small island located in the Venetian Lagoon, Northern Italy. It is divided into two small parts by a canal. In 1922, the island became home to a mental hospital where a doctor allegedly experimented on patients with crude lobotomies. He later threw himself from the hospital tower after claiming he had been driven mad by ghosts. The island has been featured on the paranormal shows Ghost Adventures and Scariest Places on Earth.
6. RMS Queen Mary
The RMS Queen Mary located at Long Beach Harbour, California is a retired British ocean liner that sailed primarily on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967. One of the staterooms of the ship is said to be haunted by the spirit of a person who supposedly was murdered on the ship. But the allegation has also been criticized many times.
7. St. Augustine Lighthouse
The St. Augustine Lighthouse is located at St. Augustine, Florida. The lighthouse and its surrounding buildings have a history of paranormal activities. It also offers tickets for ghost tours, so you can take one for a visit.
8. The Catacombs of Paris
The Catacombs of Paris is located in Paris, France. These are underground ossuaries which hold the remains of more than six million people. A large number of human skulls and bones can be found in a small part of a tunnel network built to consolidate Paris’ ancient stone mines. It is open to public visitation as a museum.
9. The Stanley Hotel
The Stanley Hotel is located at Estes Park, Colorado. It is a 142 room Colonial Revival hotel. Despite having a peaceful early history, the publication of The Shining made it to gain a reputation among paranormal investigators for frequent activity. The hotel offers guided Ghost Tours to guests and visitors which feature spaces reputed to be exceptionally active.
10. Winchester Mystery House
The Winchester Mystery House is located at San Jose, California, is a mansion that was built without any pre-planning, therefore having a weird interior structure. There is a story that Mrs. Winchester was being haunted by the spirits of those killed by the Winchester rifle, which her late husband’s company had invented.