Each of ours day is full of emotions that we experience from time to time and it involves a feeling called fear. It is one such feeling we all run away from and why not, after all who likes to experience themselves turning blue and their skin crawling. There are many among us who can’t get a good night sleep after hearing a creepy story so what will happen to them if they see a ghost in action in front of them. I certainly am not kidding, there are places which are said to be extremely scary and haunted, people have witnessed some mysterious and/or terrifying events there. As a child, all of us have experienced getting up at night and shivering with fear because of a bad dream, but what if we experience something same and not because of any dream but reality. So here is a list of 10 scariest places on the Earth, which you would surely want to avoid visiting. Go on reading and satisfy your curiosity.
1. Catacombs of Paris
While roaming on the streets of Paris, you can easily say that under your feet lie many humans. Even if not alive, their remains do lie there. The destination talked about here is an 18th century cemetery and a mass graveyard coupled with a jumble of tunnels that run beneath the city of Paris and is usually referred as Parisian Catacombs. It is said that as the cemeteries of Paris were being overcrowded, this engineering master piece came to the rescue and a lot of dead human remains were moved here in the silence of night. The tunnels are lined with the bones of humans and are a centre of paranormal activities. Many have reported unusual sightings, sounds and feelings when visiting these tunnels such as inhuman figure trying to catch them or a light following them. For all those who suffer from claustrophobia would surely like to avoid this place, and all those who don’t would also want to avoid as a single visit to this place can make you go claustrophobic.
2. Shades of Death Road
For all those of you who are thinking that this would be just another nick name to a road by locals, I must tell you that “Shades of Death” is the official name of a two-lane rural road which runs for about 7 miles in the countryside of New Jersey. There still hasn’t been any definite evidence as to why the road was given this name but, as usual there exists many stories about that too. Of all the legends of the road the famous one is an unnamed lake by the side of the road, usually regarded as the ghost lake. It is said that no matter what time of the day you go there, the sky above it always seems to be bright. If that is not it, you can also find the spirits of the highwaymen victim roaming around the area, especially across the lake.
3. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
It is a museum situated in the Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. It was formerly a high school building which was used as a Security Prison for the period of 1975-1979 by the Khmer Rouge regime. It was a centre for torturing and murdering the prisoners, most of which were the former soldiers of Lon Nol regime. The prisoners were brutally killed here, which has resulted in the present day’s hauntings. It is said that ghosts of more than 17,000 prisoners roam around the hallways and odd happenings are the usual sight over there.
4. Leap Castle
It can be easily said to be the most haunted yet fascinating castle in Ireland. The castle was built in the late 15th century by the O’Bannon clan but it is said to be taken by the ruling O’Carroll clan, as the formers were the subject to the latter. In 1532, rivalry broke down in the family turning brother against brother. This eventually led to blood shed with the death of one brother by another. Leap Castle was also popular for its dungeon where thousands of prisoners faced horrifying death. The castle is said to be home of many prisoner’s spirits along with a violent, deformed beast known as the elemental. Elemental is said to be the size of a sheep with the face of a human and smells of rotten flesh and sulphur. The sight of this creature is horrifying and is another reason for people wanting to stay away from it.
5. Borley Rectory
It was a huge Victorian style mansion which became to be known as “the most haunted house in England.” It was built in the year 1862 with the prime purpose of housing the Borley church’s rector and his family. The unexpected events were first witnessed in around 1863 when people reported of hearing footsteps in the house, even when no one was there. Another prominent event came up in 1900, when the daughters of rector reported of seeing the ghost of a nun at twilight, but as they got closer to her to talk, the figure disappeared. Not just this, but there has been in-numerous sightings and spooky events like spirit messages, throwing of stones and other objects, etc. which has given this place the title of most haunted house.