Haunted places are said to be places where ghostly spirits of the deceased person or other supernatural being dwells. A place having or showing signs of mental agony or torment usually being visited or even inhabited by disturbed or cursed souls who may have been a former residents or were intimate with the property.
People, being curious by nature, find ways in solving mysteries behind the unknown or even eager enough to cross the path and experience the thrill of being there whenever chances come along. Some may find pleasure through readings and be contented with it because they may have assessed their selves to be less tolerant to fear. Some may scare of being haunted by the memories of the actual encounter. The experience tends to recur persistently to their consciousness sometimes even remain permanently.
This article is purposely intended for the readers with ghostly minds and for some who treated the matter with a more scientific explanations with the perception that a haunted place incorporates misinterpretation of naturally produced noises existing in the structures, waking dreams, suggestibility or even a mere effect of toxic substances that causes hallucinations.
Let these clippings bring you to some of the most terrifying haunted places around the world. Be ready to be horrified.
1. The Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire in England.
The Ancient Ram Inn found within the village of Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire was believed to be one of the most haunted buildings in the country. The inn was once owned by the St. Mary’s Church when it was first built. Because of the reported spectres seen in the inn, it has been investigated by various paranormal researchers. It has been featured in various television shows, such as Most Haunted and the US series ‘Ghost Adventures’.
2. Satan’s Hollow in Blue Ash, Ohio
This place is a series of tunnels where a group of satanists are said to have met in the past. Their paths converged at some form of altar room and here they performed satanic rituals which included dark mass, animal and human sacrifice, and conjuring. Apparently they were pretty successful because legend has it the group opened the door to hell and summoned Satan himself. If you have any doubts, just watch this video.
3. Franklin Castle, Cleveland, Ohio
Franklin Castle was built on Franklin Boulevard in Cleveland in 1865 is considered to be the most haunted house in Ohio.This Queen Ann-style castle built by Hans Tiedemann, has four floors and is surrounded by stone walls with one major turret in the front. Gargoyles perch on corners of the roof, and there’s a carriage house on the property. All of Tiedemann’s children, along with his wife and mother, died in the house by 1895, and no one left to inherit the building or his fortune.
4. Humberstone and LaNoria in Chile
These two towns were founded in 1872 as saltpeter mines and business was-a-bustling. Although, life in the town was apparently borderline slavery and it all came to an end 1958 when the business went under quickly and in fact cemeteries were left littered with open graves. Now, it’s said that the dead of the town rise from the cemetery at night and walk about the town. People from nearby villages won’t even enter the places because ghost are considered that prevalent.
5. Aokigahara Forest in Japan
Aokigahara is probably the most infamous forest in Japan. It has been reported that over 5oo confirmed suicide cases has recorded since 1950s. Thus, naming it as the “perfect place to die”. Also known as the Sea of Trees, Suicide Forest, and Japan’s Demon Forest. Aokigahara was said to be the world’s second most popular place for suicide.
6. Stull Cemetery in Stull, Kansas
It is a small rural town in Douglas County. According to history, the town has experienced two major tragedies in the early part of the 20’th century. First, a father was burning a farm field but when the fire was over, he found his son’s corpse in the ashes. It was said that the man was nowhere to be found and was later found hanged from a tree. Now, the Stull Cemetery was popularly known for being evil. Record shows that Stull Cemetery is one of the seven gateways to Hell.
7. Chateau de Brissac in Maine-et-Loire, France
The castle was inherited by Jacques de Breze in the 15th century. Jacques was the son of King Charles VII’s chief minister. Soon after, Jacques married King Charles’ daughter Charlotte, but their marriage was not a happy one. Jacques found out later that Charlotte got intimate relationship with one of her huntsmen and it’s said that the two died over 100 blows from Jacques’s sword. Years had passed but her dying moans can still be heard around the chateau and those who’ve seen her have described “the lady in green”.
8. Helltown in the northern part of Summit County in Ohio
Boston Township was the site of a government buyout in the 1970’s. But a massive expulsion of its citizens occurred later of that part. Today, boarded and burned houses stand alone in the woods. There is a steep drop off at Stanford Road, immediately followed by a dead end named The End of the World. In Helltown, people have been haunted by hearses, chased by phantom trains, plagued by the stench of a slaughterhouse and terrorized by moving trees.
9. London Underground in London, England
London’s underground train system, which is the oldest in the world was said to be embodied by ghosts. It is said that there were once 173 people crushed to death attempting to take shelter during an air raid in World War II. Since its opening in 1863, many have died making the network, maintaining it, have been murdered, and who have leaped in front of trains over the years. The place remains haunted as years passes by.
10. Mary King’s Close in Edinburgh, Scotland
Tales said that in 1645, a plague broke out all over this small underground community. The government decided to locked up the infected residents of the Mary King’s Close in order to stop spreading out of disease leaving them to just die there. The street was then named the “Street of Sorrows”. Since then, ghosts of dead tenants dwell in this little community making it as one of the most haunted places in Scotland.