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People love to travel, and are always drawn to places because of their reputation for being a beautiful place like Hawaii or France. But other places have been discovered for more sinister reasons. The places I’m about to show you revolve around subjects such as the occult, the paranormal, and yes, death. I’m Cryptic Hatter, and here are 15 of Creepiest Places On Earth:
15: Blood Falls
In 1911, geologists discovered a blood red waterfall pouring out of the Taylor Glacier. At first they thought it was a species of some kind of algae, but it turned out to be something else. A small body of water containing an ancient species of microbes was sealed under Taylor Glacier for almost two million years. They exist where there is no light, no oxygen, and almost no heat, and basically are the definition of “primordial ooze.” The preserved gets its red color because it’s rich in iron, and has a very high salinity. Blood Falls is one of the greatest examples of how organisms can thrive in the harshest of environments.
14: Sanzhi UFO Houses
In Taiwan, there are these weird looking houses that were originally part of a getaway resort outside of Taipei, but due to some strange deaths during construction they were abandoned. Now they just sit decaying.
13: Matsuo Ghost Mine (Silent Hill)
Also known as the real Silent Hill, the Matsuo Mine was one of the largest sulfur mines in northern Japan. It was populated by almost 15,000 people, and had a workforce of 4,000. The mine was abandoned back in the 70s, and the residents abandoned the town soon after. The weirdest thing about this place is that it's covered in a dense fog, and some people have even reported seeing strange figures walking around in the fog.
12: Bran Castle
In Bran, Romania this castle is famous for its connections with the infamous Vlad the Impaler who was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. They have a market outside of the castle where you can find things like blood red wine, and even wooden stakes. Inside the castle you can find things like spiraling staircases and cavernous doorways. This castle was actually featured in the 1992 film Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
11: Snake Island
Located off the coast of Brazil, this 4,600,000 square meter island is home to over 4,000, but not 4,000 people. It’s home to over 4,000 golden lanced head pit vipers, and these snakes are only native to this island, making it one of the deadliest islands in the world. Their venom is five times more deadly than any other species of viper, and can corrode human flesh. The island is a mixture rocky grounds and rainforests, and is unsuitable for humans. No one is allowed to come as restricted by the Brazilian government, because if you set foot on this island it would certainly mean you’ll die.
10: Death Road
Until 1994, 300 drivers have died on this road because of fog, landslides, cascades, and 2,000 foot drops at every turn. In 2009, a new road nearby was constructed by a mountain range by the government. Death Road was restored with new pavement, driving lanes, drainage pipes, and guard rails, but people still die when taking this road. Most of the casualties today are local workers and hitchhikers who still take this deadly road.
9: Door To Hell
The Door To Hell is a 230-foot wide crater near a the village of Deweze. In 1971, soviet researchers were drilling for materials such as gas and oil. They stumbled upon a crater filled with methane gas, and tried stopping it by setting it on fire, hoping it would go out in a few hours. They actually made it worse and it is still burning to this day. The country's president tried to have the crater filled in 2010, but that never happened.
8: Maunsell Sea Forts
In the early 1940s, these forts were designed to defend the United Kingdom from Nazi invasions during World War ll. These forts were designed by Guy Maunsell. They no longer served a purpose after World War ll, and were decommissioned in the late 50s. These forts have been the site of many war casualties, and even accidental civilian deaths due to those unlucky to visit these forts. They are open to the public, but it's highly recommended to not visit these forts as they are architecturally unstable. Now they are a chilling reminder of war long abandoned, but always on the horizon.
7: Overtoun Bridge
The Overtoun Bridge is a bridge in Scotland where several men, women, and even animals come to commit suicide. Since the 60s, about 15 dogs commit suicide each year on this bridge. The bridge is 50 feet off the ground, and the ground is covered in rocks. People and dogs who survived the fall come back up the bridge to jump off again. In the 90s, a man named Kevin Moy threw his own son off the bridge, and claimed he was the devil incarnate. He tried jumping off the bridge as well, but his wife stopped him, he also attempted to slit his own wrists.
6: Hoia Baciu Forest
Known as the Romanian version of the Bermuda Triangle, this forest is located in Transylvania, and is world famous for its paranormal phenomena. People who entered this place reported having nausea, anxiety, and migraines for no reason at all, and even when they leave the forest strange burns appear on their bodies. Sightings of ghosts and UFOs have taken place here and screams can also be heard with no source. The trees are also affected, growing in warped ways, and having charred markings on their trunks. People have come to believe that the devil himself lives in this forest.
5: Sedlec Ossuary (Church Of Bones)
The Sedlec Ossuary is a chapel in the Czech Republic, and contains the remains of 70,000 people. Here you’ll find decorations made from human bones like bone chandeliers and garlands made out of skulls. Thousands of tourists come every year to visit the Church of Bones.
4: The Underground Furnace
One of the worst US mine fires took place in Centralia, Pennsylvania. Centralia was a mining town with stores, houses, saloons, etc. The residents of the town used the abandoned mines as landfills. In 1962, a group of miners burned a huge chunk of landfill, which happened to be on top of some very flammable coal, and started a fire that spread throughout the town. For seven years it burned. They tried dousing it, but that didn't help and carbon monoxide was being released into the air. People just decided to leave Centralia to burn, and it still burns to this day—an underground furnace that will never go out.
3: Hell Town
In the northern part of Summit County, Ohio, there's a town that locals call Hell Town, and, unlike most hauntings, this town didn't have one specific haunting site but several. It was originally called "Mutant Town" back in the 70s because the government bought most of the land to create a recreational area. Most of the houses were boarded up, and no trespassing signs were planted all over the place, because chemicals were being dumped in that area, so everyone thought mutants were running around killing people. The Satanic Church or Church Of Sorrows had inverted crosses on it. Animal mutilations, and satanic symbols were also found. There were also reports of midnight satanic gatherings in the basement of the church. In the edge of the woods of Hell Town, there is said to be a haunted school bus with no seats in it. Legends say that the kids on the bus were on their last trip, and were killed by a serial killer/group of killers. Sometimes you can see the kids, or even the killer sitting in the back smoking. One of the creepiest things about Hell Town is a road called Standford Road with a dead end. People call it "The End Of The World."
2: Suicide Forest
At the base of Mount Fuji, there’s a forest called Aokigahara forest or Suicide forest. Since the 1950s, many people come here every year to commit suicide, and over 500 people have committed suicide in this forest. You can find everything from nooses, bodies, bones, and camp remnants to notes saying “Life is a precious thing, maybe you should reconsider,” and “Think of your loved ones.” It is also common for scavengers and looters to come here to rob dead bodies, but seriously though, are you that desperate for cash?
In Northern Ukraine, Pripyat was home to several people who worked at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. On April 26, 1986, there was a meltdown at Chernobyl, which was one of the most devastating nuclear disasters in history. The meltdown killed several people while others suffered from radiation poisoning. The town was abandoned, but since radiation levels went down, it is now open to the public. Some visitors claim they’ve seen ghostly apparitions of people who died in the event of the Chernobyl disaster. There was actually an amusement park that was supposed to open a day before the disaster, but instead of hearing the laughter of children there is forever a creepy silence.
Hoped you guys enjoyed this. Maybe you should consider going to one of these places on your next vacation or plan to travel. Be sure to check out my other stories, and share them with your friends. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time.