The Scariest Real Places on Planet Earth
Sure, we all know that creepy old haunted house in the neighborhood, that one street all the kids avoid, the friend’s attic nobody ever, ever dares explore. But around the world, some of the scariest places on Earth are real places you can visit – if you dare. (Unless you prefer to stay home and maybe visit Disneyland or the library or something. You know, like a normal person.)
Want some examples of these real haunted places in the world? Did you know there’s a frightening forest in Japan where people go to kill themselves? Or that there’s an entire city in the Ukraine that was abandoned because of a nuclear explosion? What about some cliffs in the Philippines where ACTUAL DEAD PEOPLE HANG? Or a massive hill of crosses that mysteriously keeps getting bigger… and bigger… and bigger?
Most people would traditionally avoid such scary places. But maybe you are that kind – the kind who seeks out churches made entirely of bones or abandoned mental hospitals and cemeteries the Devil supposedly visits on occasion. (You know who you are.) So if it does strike your fancy, you can choose to visit these most haunted real places in the world. Yes, these scary places really exist.
Kenmore Insane Asylum, Australia
Huge insane asylums weren’t just a thing of 1880s America. This one was opened in 1895 and is known as one of Australia’s most haunted places. People were committed simply for having depression, alcoholism, or learning disabilities. Shock therapy was common and violent patients were hosed down in “wet rooms.”