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Spooky Creepy Places that Send Chills down the Spine

Updated on December 26, 2016
Valkyrie castle
Valkyrie castle
Leap castle
Leap castle
City of Chernobyl
City of Chernobyl

The history that is present in so many ghost stories - its wonderful and tragic, and magical all at once. The places mentioned below contain way too more secrets that you can imagine.

Valkyrie Castle

Valkyrie Castle, the most evil, conceiving looking castle to ever have your eyes thrust upon. Red lights appear in the windows, to scare off any of the the White Queen's spies! Hallways covered in black, shadows leaking every corner. The castle, being filled with many of the creatures of Wonderland slaving away for the Red Queen.

Origin of Valkyrie

It’s believed that the myth of the Valkyries as shapeshifters and “choosers of the slain” originated from the carrion beasts (ravens and wolves specifically) that would descend in a battle’s aftermath to feed on the battlefield’s dead.

Valkyries and Freya - before Odin, the Mother angel Goddess was central to life of all tribes. This is also seen in Ishtar, Isis, Ma'at, Nephthys, Astarte, Lilith, and many other goddesses/the first angels. These angel goddesses were also prevalent in pre-American tribal nations, Indonesian, Tibetan and other cultures.

Valkyrie- Norse mythology, a Valkyrie is one of a host of female figures who choose those who may die in battle and those who may live. Selecting among half of those who die in battle the Valkyries ring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes accompanied by ravens, and sometimes connected to swans or horses.

Sigrún (Old Norse "victory rune" is a Valkyrie in Norse mythology. Her story is related in Helgakviða Hundingsbana I and Helgakviða Hundingsbana II, in the Poetic Edda. The original editor annotated that she was Sváfa reborn. The hero Helgi Hundingsbane first meets her when she leads a band of nine Valkyries

Valkyrie pendant is based on an original Viking age find from Oland in Sweden, which is now on display at the Statens Historiska Museum, Stockholm. In Viking mythology a Valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja "chooser of the slain") was a spirit woman who rode over the battle field. Warriors who were deemed to have died a heroic death were brought by the Valkyries to Valhalla, the great feasting hall of the slain, which was ruled over by the god Odin.

Leap Castle

This castle is rumored to be one of the most haunted places in the world. During a renovation workers discovered an oubliette, which is a dungeon that can only be accessed through a roof hatch. Inside they found three cart loads of human remains.

Among the many ghosts that already roam the lonely halls, the Elemental is perhaps the oldest and the most intriguing of the spirits that currently call Leap Castle home. This primitive ghost’s origins and its exact nature are largely unknown, and as such, parapsychologists and paranormal investigators (as well as demon hunters) can only speculate as to where this bestial spirit came from and what its agenda may be (if it does indeed have one).

Once home to two ambitious but feuding brothers, a terrible incident has caused centuries of strange and odd occurrences to haunt the Leap Castle in County Offaly ever since.

More than 400 years ago, in 1532, brother turned against brother to shed blood. One was a warrior who rushed into the chapel and used his sword to slay the priest who was his brother. The priest fell across the altar and died. The chapel is known as Bloody Chapel since that time. The dungeon in the castle is called an oubliette. Prisoners pushed into the oubliette fell eight feet onto spikes coming up from the floor.

Leap Castle's hallways are patrolled by the Elemental--an inexplicable force. Also, Leap Castle was the site of historic slaughter, and it was also built on top of a torture pit.

It has a dungeon, an oubliette and a place called "The Bloody Chapel". It has a very long history of violence, treachery and murder. There is a story of a little girl named Emily who fell from the top of the castle in the early 1600's and now it is said that she and her sister Charlotte haunt the castle.

Strange lights were constantly reported floating around within the building before it was converted into a family home in 1991. Since then, other ghosts have been reported within, including an old man seen sitting by the fireplace and a woman in a red dress.

"The Bloody Chapel at Leap Castle" - Leap Castle is said to be the most haunted castle in Ireland. It has had a horrific history with centuries of ferocious acts of violence. One of the most gruesome murders to take place in the castle occurred in 1532 in a room above the main hall of the castle which is now known as ‘The Bloody Chapel’.

Leap Castle, Ireland -has a bloody past dating back to the 14th century -a plethora of ghostly activity has been reported here including a dark entity who smells like rotting flesh

Among the many ghosts that already roam the lonely halls, the Elemental is perhaps the oldest and the most intriguing of the spirits that currently call Leap Castle home. This primitive ghost’s origins and its exact nature are largely unknown, and as such, parapsychologists and paranormal investigators (as well as demon hunters) can only speculate as to where this bestial spirit came from and what its agenda may be (if it does indeed have one).

City of Chernobyl

The city of Chernobyl was totally abandoned after the nearby nuclear disaster in 1986. Due to radiation, it has been left untouched ever since the incident and will be for many thousands of years into the future. Nature now rules the city in what resembles an apocalyptic movie.

Prypiat is an abandoned city in the "zone of alienation" in northern Ukraine. It was home to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant workers, abandoned in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster. Its population had been around 50,000 prior to the accident.

Twenty-five years later, the empty schoolrooms of Pripyat stand as a testament to the sudden and tragic departure of the city's residents. As nature takes over the abandoned buildings and homes inside the Exclusion Zone, it is a stark contrast to the fear-plagued lives of the people who survived the world's worst nuclear accident.

Chernobyl Amusement Park in Pripyat, Ukraine was scheduled to open on May 1, 1986 but the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant took place on April 26, 1986; 5 days before the grand opening, causing 50K residents of the city to be evacuated. Continental Europe's world nuclear disaster, the city & surrounding areas will not be habitable for many centuries.

Pripyat, ghost city abandoned after Chernobyl catastrophe, has grown to a forest. nature takes over and invades and collapses human creations the views remind some of apocalyptic films like 'I am Legend'. View is from highest building in town, a former Hotel.

On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl reactor began its tragic meltdown. The incident was a huge blow to the viability of the nuclear energy platform, and still today, the town of Pripyat is an abandoned shell of a city frozen in a 1980's Soviet time-warp. While the failed reactor has been entombed in a an appropriate sounding casing called a "sarcophagus," the area remains unsafe for human life. The town has thrived in one aspect though.

Valkyrie

Etymology

The word "Valkyrie" comes from the Old Norse valkyrja (plural "valkyrur"), which consists of the words val ("to choose") and kyrja ("slaughter"). Thus, the term literally means choosers of the slain. It is cognate to the Old English wælcyrige. The modern German Walküre, which was coined by Richard Wagner, was derived from the Old Norse.

The conception of the supernatural warrior-maiden was presumably brought to Scandinavia in very early times from the South-Germanic races, and later it was interwoven with the likewise South-Germanic tradition of the swan-maiden ... [A] complication developed when the originally quite human women of the hero-legends were endowed with the qualities of both Valkyries and swan-maidens.

In the mythological poems of the Poetic Edda, the Valkyries are supernatural deities of unknown parentage; they are described as battle-maidens who ride in the ranks of the gods or serve the drinks in Valhalla; they are invariably given unworldly names like Skogul ("Shaker"), Hlok ("Noise," "Battle") and Gol ("Tumult").

In several myths, the Valkyries appeared as giant beings with supernatural powers who could cause a rain of blood to fall upon the land, or who rowed ships across the sky on rivers of blood. Some Valkyries caused warriors to die, while others served as protectors, guarding the lives of those most dear to them. Valkyries were often shown as wives of heroes. Brunhilde(pronounced BROON-hilt), one of the most famous Valkyries in mythology, disobeyed Odin and was placed in an enchanted sleep within a wall of fire as punishment.

Leap Castle
Leap Castle

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