What Are The Most Haunted Places Around The World?

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Interested in the Paranormal? Have had some experiences yourself? Are you traveling and would love to know some of the most haunted places in the world? If you are like me and just can't seem to get enough of this topic, then read on. The Paranormal has been something I have always been interested in since I was little girl where I had some experiences myself. It may scare you or fascinate you, but either way this is a topic very much talked about.

I watch a lot of the shows they have on television these days (i.e. Ghost Adventures,Ghost Hunters,Paranormal State) each which have their own ways and methods towards approaching the Paranormal. But one thing they all have in common is that they have mostly visited and studied some of the same places because they are fascinating and well...very much haunted. So here I have compiled a list of some of the most haunted places in the world(in no particular order). Enjoy.





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The Screaming Tunnel

This haunting tunnel is located near Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. Constructed sometime in the 1900s and made completley out of limestone, it was used as a drainage tunnel for nearby farms contradictory as a railroad tunnel that most people think. Legend has it that a little girl was in a nearby farmhouse when it caught fire and in an attempt to escape, she herself caught fire and ran all they way down into the tunnel and tried to extinguish herself but evidently died as a result. Of course there is many variations of this tale and I do not think anyone knows the true story. But it is said that anyone who lights a match within the walls of the tunnel will hear the screams of the girl who was on fire and the match will go out. The tunnel was also used as part of the set for "The Dead Zone" based off of Stephen King's novel.

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Dracula's Castle

The Castle is actually called Bran Castle but is commonly called Dracula's Castle. It is located near Bran and Brasov in Romania and is a national monument and landmark. It is situated on the border of Transylvania. This infamous castle is among several locations linked to the Dracula legend. It is now a museum that is open to tourist, displaying items and furniture collected by Queen Maria. The castle sits on top of a rocky peak in the Carpathian Mountains. In the late 1200's and early 1300's, the fortress had been overtaken by Saxons and used against invading Turks. In 1921 it was renovated into royalty for Queen Maria. The name Dracula's Castle came from the leader Vlad who viciously impaled thousands of people and led them to agonizing deaths. Although the castle has no evidence of Vlad the Impaler residing in Dracula's Castle, the place in still highly viewed as being extremely haunted and if you are not convinced, the owners encourage you to find out for yourself!

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The Catacombs


The Catacombs in Paris, France, are an underground ossuary(meaning a place for the bones of the dead). They hold the remains of about 6 million people. They became open to the public since the late 18th century. The Catacombs were created for the less wealthy in the early 12th century due to overcrowding in Paris cemeteries. Imagine 300 kilometers of underground tunnels and caves filled with floor to ceiling skeletons! It is reported that you see shadows and hear ghostly voices in the tunnels as well as being touched by "unseen hands". Others have claimed to have been strangled, unwelcome feelings of being followed, cold spots, and some have even had hysterical breakdowns!

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The Ancient Ram Inn


One of the most haunted places in England, The Ancient Ram Inn located in Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire is known for its abundance of activity and many sightings of apparitions. Built in 1145 and a former Priest's residence, the Inn was built on Pagan burial grounds where many rituals and acts of black magic had taken place. The Inn itself intersects on two Ley Lines which is said to contain high spiritual energy. There are many stories and legends, including a witch burned at the stake and demonic forces. The now owner, John Humphries, who has owned it since the 1960s has found evidence of ritual sacrifice and devil worship. Even spookier then that? He even found skeletal remains of children under the staircase. Now wouldn't you like to spend the night here?

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Poveglia Island


Despite it's breathtaking surroundings in a beautiful city, Poveglia Island is known as one of the most darkest places on earth. It is a small island between Venice and Lido in Italy. The island has a long history dating back to 421 AD, but is most commonly known for being used as a quarantine when the Black Death spread through Europe in Roman times. It separated the plague victims from the healthy. As a result, over 160,000 people died because of this and legend says that the islands soil is made up of 50% of the ashes of all the victims. Later, a mental asylum was also built on the island and another legend recalls a doctor who tortured and then butchered many patients before climbing up the bell tower where he jumped, surviving the fall only to be strangled by a "ghostly mist". This island is completely off limits to locals and tourists. Fisherman fear of going near the island because they think they will be cursed. Although this is all just according to legend and there are many skeptics, but then I wonder why recently Italian construction crews attempted to reconstruct Poveglia only to abruptly stop without leaving any explanation as to why. Hmm, must have been that curse.

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Auschwitz


I think most of you are familiar of what this is, but for those who are not, it is Auschwitz Concentration Camp(AKA. Nazi Camp, Death Camp, Extermination Camp). There were three Auschwitz camps altogether. The picture above is of Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The camps are located about 37 miles west of Krakow, Germany, near the prewar Polish-German border. During WWII, Germany invaded and conquered Poland and established the three camps. They were used to incarcerate, force labor, and ultimately kill the Polish and Jewish population. Equipped with crematoriums and gas chambers, it was determined that these deaths would be essential to the Nazi Germany population. The Holocaust became a major part of history. "Whenever there is confusion on top of sadness on top of hate on top of pain, you will find activity", and yet paranormal investigators respectfully decline the tantalizing opportunity to investigate these haunting camps. For those who have, there is reported feelings of cold, dread, and sadness. Some claim to have felt hands hold theirs as they walk through the gates of what was once a place for children or in the gas chambers. Some burst into tears they cannot contain hours after leaving, while some claim that birds do not even fly in these camps and if they do, they do not sing.

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Edinburgh Castle


Poised high atop the volcanic Castle Rock, stands the domineering Edinburgh Castle, reputed to be the most haunted place in Scotland. Dated back as far as 9th century BC, it has had much history though mostly noted as a royal castle from the 12th century to the 16th. From there, it was a military base and has become a historic monument. The fortress is Scotland's most visited paid tourist attraction. Various claims include visitors recalling a phantom piper, headless drummer, spirits of the French prisoners from the Seven Years War, and even a ghostly dog! The 900 year old cellar includes a dungeon which could evidently be the place for the unrest spirits. Now that sounds like a place to see!

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Borley Rectory


This deteriorating house is Essex considered to be "the most haunted house in England". The Victorian era mansion is located near the East coast of England, near the Suffolk border. It was constructed in 1863, and destroyed by a fire in 1939. Local legend says that it was a monastery in the 13th century, and a monk and a young beautiful nun were having an affair. After they were discovered, the monk was executed and the nun was bricked up alive within the convent's wall. What's fascinating about this house is that the said paranormal activity and experiences date back to the 1800's! They hear unexplained footsteps, see a phantom coach driven by two headless horsemen, and the sound of servants bells. But the most popular sighting that the Borley Rectory is known for, is the apparition of the nun who is commonly seen. She is seen a lot in the garden with her head down in sorrow and was the subject of one of the most famous ghost thrilling photos ever taken! Sounds like a spooky place to me!

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Tower of London


This historic castle sits on north bank of the River Thames in Central London, England. The castle has played an important role in England's history. It was a royal residence early in it's history but then used as a prison since at least 1100. But this history rich castle has a famous ghost. In 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn was beheaded for treason against King Henry VIII. She allegedly haunts the chapel of St. Peter and Vincula, where she is buried. Many have seen her walking around the White Tower of the castle carrying her head under her arm. Many of the night staff of the castle claim they hear and see things they wish not to discuss. Other reported ghosts seen there are Henry VI, Lady Jane Gray, Margaret Pole, and the Princes in the Tower. Sounds like one royal haunting!

Spooked yet?

These are just some of the many famous haunted places from around the world. It would be my dream to travel to some of these places and experience the phenomena! Also, stay tuned for my next article which will be dedicated to the most haunting places in America! Hope you enjoyed and take care.

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goody7 5 years ago from over there under the sycamore tree

I'm glad I could be your very first visitor here. This is a great hub & I find this subject to be totally fascinating, and I have put a link from your hub to my own ghostly hub, "which has become known as Ghost Central". Hopefully you'll get some traffic this way. If you don't like the link, then just please let me know, and I will remove it for you. Keep on hubbing.


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bwhite062007 5 years ago from East Coast Author

Thank You!!


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jwhitman 5 years ago from Albany, New York

This is really great! In October I have my students do a research project on ghosts/hauntings...I have to tell you that I'm totally bookmarking this and using it to start off my unit with them = )

Voting up, useful, awesome and interesting!


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bwhite062007 5 years ago from East Coast Author

Awesome! Thank you, it really is great to see my hub being used for a positive use.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg

It would be real neat to take a world tour and visit all of these places. There is nothing like history to add to the folklore of ancient buildings. It would be a great adventure for sure! Thanks for sharing, voted Up and Awesome!


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bwhite062007 5 years ago from East Coast Author

Thank you carcro and agreed, that would be one incredible adventure!


ranu 3 years ago

wow! i found it a nice article . aftr reading am scare but i'll definitely visit at least one of these places.


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bwhite062007 3 years ago from East Coast Author

Ranu- plenty luck on visiting one if these places! I would love to visit them too.


drp 2 years ago

the only problem i have with this article is that it says Edinburgh castle is located in England even though it's situated in Scotland


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bwhite062007 2 years ago from East Coast Author

You are completely correct drp! That is a typo that I can't believe has gone unnoticed this long. I am fixing it now. Thank you for reading and I appreciate the feedback!


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

bwwhite,

Absolutely, completely fabulous hub. Great read. Voted Up and all of the choices. I love hubs like this. Where did you get that terrific artwork at the very top? I loved it. And loved your work.

Keep it up and if you are not a follower, I personally invite you to be one of my followers today. I would love that.

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bwhite062007 2 years ago from East Coast Author

Thank you so much kennethavery for stopping by. That art really does add to the hub doesn't it? I thought it would be perfect.

I'm so glad you enjoyed! I ABSOLUTLEY love writing about haunted places. It's something that has always interested me and I could never get bored researching and writing about them.

Oh, and I have already been a follower of yours for quite some time! Brilliant work!


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Peter Benson 2 years ago from Chelmsford, Essex

Great page! I have been lucky enough to have visited 3 of these places, Edinburgh Castle is great, and within the city itself there is a network of subterranean tunnels and dwellings, many of which which were sealed during the plague.

These tunnels and dwellings are now open to the public and conduct tours, so a 2 for 1 in Scotland is possible,

London has many paranormal features for the adventurous Investigator, not just the Tower,

Unfortunately the actual site of Borley rectory is just that, a site... the building having burned down a few years ago (in quite mysterious circumstances!) Most visitors choose to visit the church and grounds over the road these days.And a BIG Thank you for the info about "The Ancient Ram Inn" ... looks like I've found my next place to visit!!!

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