Photo by Eneas De Troya. Daredevils from all over the world, nightmare travelers and new Dylan Dog, what you will read now is aimed precisely at you: leave all hope you who read!
If you have always been attracted by the thrill and mystery , if you adore the sensation of goosebumps and your favorite genre is horror , travel365 launches you a challenge: visit the most disturbing places on the planet without batting an eye and … above all to be able to survive to tell us!
In the meantime, choose your first stop … in the hope that it won’t be your last!
10 – Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
If you are looking for godsbizarre travel companions to share a stay with … go to Edinburgh’s Ghost Castle ! Here you will find a headless drummer waiting for you , a ghost piper with his trusty ghostly dog .
Fun fact : you think they are all legends
Know then that over 240 researchers in 2001 surrounded the entire residence with sophisticated equipment to detect paranormal phenomena … all of them, all 240 researchers claimed to have sighted ghosts, of having witnessed disturbing and inexplicable phenomena and someone even feels the thrill of being touched and jerked by … who knows what! But if you think it’s all nonsense … go ahead, and then you will tell us … maybe!
9 – The Path of Death – the most dangerous road in the world, Bolivia
Photo by Pattron. If you think that the Salerno – Reggio Calabria is the worst that traffic can offer … go for a ride along “El Camino de la Muerte” or ” Strada della Morte “!
It is a 60 km long road in Bolivia, el camino de las yungas, which leads from the capital La Paz to the town of Corioco. What is the problem
? That the road is two-way but:
- and less than 3 meters wide;
- there are no parapets;
- rain and fog are the order of the day;
- on the sides there are 600 meters of free fall.
… Salerno – Reggio Calabria doesn’t seem so bad anymore, eh …
8 – Poveglia – the Black Death Lazzaretto, Italy
Photo by Links auf diese Seite. We are in the beautiful country, which in this case has very little beauty. Poveglia is an island, apparently also quite pretty, but whose history is creepy to say the least. In fact, around the 1700s, during the plague epidemic in Europe, it was transformed into a hospital, until it became a real pit for the plague victims , into which the bodies of thousands of people were thrown.
With the end of the plague, the history of Poveglia does not improve: a psychiatric hospital was built where, according to some rumors, amad doctor inflicted tremendous torture on patients before committing suicide. Truth or not, hard to know, hard to find out: the island is in fact closed to visitors …
7 – Stanley Hotel – the hotel in Shining, Colorado
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Just think that it was this hotel that inspired Stephen King for the creation of the Overlook Hotel of his novel The Shining. The “thrillmaster” himself I swear I have heard strange children’s voices, piano sounds and eerie melodies during a stay at this hotel. Small curiosity: the 1997 Shining television miniseries was shot right inside the hotel, unlike Kubrick’s film, which instead was shot at the Timberline Lodge in Oregon. It goes without saying that this is one of the scariest hotels in the world: a night here is really for people with the attributes … only the bravest!
6 – The ex asylum of Mombello, Italy
Photo by Costantino Beretta. Who would have thought that a luxurious villa where Ferdinand IV of Bourbon lived and which was Napoleon’s headquarters could become a psychiatric hospital full of unsolved mysteries!
In fact, it seems that the asylum hides godssecret underground passages , but above all a canopy over 30 meters deep. What was it for
Curiosity : the hospital could only hold 900 people, but soon the patients reached over 3,000, with only 6 doctors available. It is said that some doctors did unauthorized experiments on mentally ill patients and then, to erase the traces, they used that well …
5 – Hellingly Hospital – The ghost psychiatric hospital, England
Photo by Tuna-baron. Founded in 1904, it was a psychiatric hospital for particularly problematic patients. In fact, many of them underwent pioneering lobotomy and electroshock interventions. Used to hold about 700 patients, I get to have almost double. The costs became unsustainable so that the hospital was closed and the patients put back on the street, claiming that they were able to take care of themselves … but many of them seem to have never left that place, which closed in 1994 …
4 – Aokigahara – the forest of suicides, Japan
Photo by Jordy Meow. At the foot of Sacred Mount Fuji there is a forest that hides a dark secret: it is in fact the second place in the world for suicides ! What prompts people who visit this forest to end their life
Curiosity: every year more than 50 people lose their lives in the ravines of Aokigahara, among its lava rocks and ice caves which seems to have an association with the demons of Japanese mythology. Suffice it to say that numerous signs have been posted in the forest to dissuade visitors from committing suicide …
3 – The Gate of Hell, Turkmenistan
Photo by Tormod Sandtorv. You thought they were all legends
No, hell exists, and its door is here, in Turkmenistan!
To access hell and wink at Belzebu, you will have to cross a crater over 100 meters deep , in perpetual eruption.
Fun fact : you know who opened this gate of hell
The Russians! No, it’s not a joke, just the Russians for a wrong perforation broke down the door of Lucifer’s house. Scientists are unable to determine if this eruption process will ever end … perhaps it would have to wait for the day of judgment!
2 – Akodessewa – the fetish market Voodoo, Togo
Photo by Julius Cruickshank. Don’t expect a typical western souvenir shop. No, nothing remotely similar. Here, in the capital of Togo, in Lome, stacked on wooden boards are all the ingredients for shamans and healers and for their Voodoo rites. Dried headscrocodile, monkey heads, and even owls, chameleons, snakes pulverized with herbs and prepared on the fire. For the locals, it’s nothing more than a pharmacy, but … nothing but aspirin and penicillin!
Curiosity : the healers who use these remedies usually make 3 cuts on the patient’s chest or back , and prepare a solution with the animal’s head chosen according to the disease to be treated, ground together with medicinal herbs and prepared on the fire until it is reduced to a black powder. Then this is spread on the skin and pushed into the wounds inflicted.
1 – Isla de las Munecas – the island of the Hanged Dolls, Mexico
Photo by Eneas De Troya. Hidden among the Mexican lagoons, what the isla de las munecas offers is one of the most chilling spectacles possible … in fact, among the wild and uncontaminated nature, old bodies of battered dolls are scattered, hanged or stuck in the branches of trees , without a limb, bald, with hollow eyes or … only heads without bodies … a scenario that makes the blood freeze, only for those with guts to spare!
Photo by Eneas De Troya. Curiosity : it seems that it all started due to a misfortune that happened to Julian Santana Barrera. This man found the body of a little girl rejected by the sea, and shortly after the same sea returned his doll to the mainland. The hermit, shaken and intent on ingratiating himself with the spirit of the deceased young woman, hung the doll from a tree. But this soon becomes an obsession, and Julian starts collecting dolls here and there. The obsession became such that the man began to feed those bodies and those plastic heads …
SEE ALSO : The Island of the Hanged Dolls in Mexico: Isla de Las Munecas
Extra ranking: Anderlecht Veterinary Surgical School, Belgium
We could not keep this place off the list. Among the dozens and dozens of things to visit in Brussels, maybe you can happen to arrive at this abandoned veterinary school. We suggest to the faint of heart to keep away from it, because it looks like the laboratory of a mad scientist or of strange unconventional experiments! Shelves full of vases and containers with animals or anatomical parts of them preserved in formaldehyde are the furnishings and furnishings of this disturbing place.
Fun fact : the government plans to clean up this old building and renovate it to use as apartments : you would never live there