Halloween ended, but the wicked places in our world did not disappear along with it. They thrill the lovers of adrenaline and scary stories, who are eager to see something, from which normal tourists hastily flee. So, here are the 10 most horrible places in the world, one is scarier than another.
1. Mutter Museum of Medical History in Philadelphia.
Mutter Museum of Medical History in Philadelphia: it is the museum of pathologies, old medical equipment and biological display items; The museum is located in the oldest medical college complex in North America. The museum is most famous for its giant collection of skulls; All sorts of unique display items are also gathered here, for example the corpse of a woman turned into soap on the ground where she was buried. Here are also Siamese twins with attached livers, the skeleton of a two-headed boy, and other spooky masterpieces.
2. Truk Lagoon in Micronesia. Much of the Japanese Navy forces are now at the bottom of the shallow Truk Lagoon in Micronesia, southwest of Hawaii. The blue depths, explored by Jacques Cousteau in 1971 and thickly strewn with the remains of battleships and aircraft carriers, sunk in 1944, were opened up for divers. However, some of them still fear the crews, who had not abandoned their battle positions. Ships and planes had long crashed into coral reefs, but even so, new and over-curious tourists snooping where they shouldn’t have become its victims.
3. Sonora Witchcraft Market in Mexico City, Mexico
Mexican witches sitting in cramped stalls promise to swiftly rid themselves of poverty and marital infidelity, and martyred exotic iguanas, frogs, and wild birds are hung for sale in cages on shop walls. The Sonora market is open every day for pilgrims from Mexico City and tourists from beyond who come here in search of predictions of fortune and promises of a better life. This is the place where local people buy “supernatural” things, ranging from potions made according to ancient Aztec recipes to statues of Buddha. Stubborn enthusiasts can even buy rattlesnake blood or dried hummingbirds here to tame their luck. However, it must be remembered that witchcraft in Mexico is not a joke: the National Association of Witches promised in the presidential election to make it honest and free, using magic spells.
4. Easter Island, Chile
One of the most mysterious places on earth is Easter Island, with huge figures of carved stone giants, buried in the ground under the weight of millennia. The statues look up to the sky, as if they were guilty of some mystical crimes. Only the stone giants know where the people who installed them have disappeared. There is no one on Easter Island who knows the secret of making, moving and installing these gigantic statues that are 21 meters high and 90 tons in weight. However, they often wandered more than 20 kilometers away from the open field where ancient sculptors worked. Today, life hardly lingers on the island where a powerful civilization once flourished, and no one knows where the mysterious builders came from and where they disappeared. Of course, except those who have read Thor Heyerdahl in childhood. For them, all these mysteries about how to make and install the statues are no longer a secret.
5. Manchac Swamps in Louisiana
The tourist boats, which float through the marshes by torchlight, are surrounded by old cypress trees and long threads of moss that hang from the branches of the cypress trees. The howl, sounding from afar, could be that of rou-ga-rou, the Cajun version of the werewolf.
Manchac exchanges are also called “phantom exchanges”. They are located near New Orleans and are the place the Goths are dreaming of. The swamps are said to have been cursed by a captured voodoo queen, in the early 20th century. As a result, three villages disappeared during the hurricane of 1915. The rest of this bird cemetery is only disturbed by the corpses, which appear from time to time, inheritance of centuries-old commercial activities. Also, alligators, which are more numerous than carcasses, will not go out of their way to eat fresh meat from tourists.
6. Catacombs of Paris, France
The bones and skulls are packaged on both sides of the aisle like warehouse merchandise – lots of merchandise. The air here is dry with only a slight hint of decomposition. There are also some legends here, generally dating back to the French Revolution, pointing to kings and nobles. After entering the catacombs below Paris, it becomes clear why Victor Hugo and Anne Rice have written their famous stories about exactly these catacombs. They stretch for about 187 kilometers below the entire city and only an insignificant part of them is open to the public. The rest of them are said to be patrolled by special legendary underground cops, though they are most likely patrolled by legions of corpses. Gold vampires. Well who cares! Mines existed here in Roman times, and when the Paris cemeteries were overflowed in 1785, the tunnels returned to their current state.
7. Winchester House, San Jose, California
Winchester House “magical”: a titanic construction with many superstitions that refer to it. A fortune teller has told Sarah Winchester, the heiress to the arms company, that the ghosts of those who were killed with Winchester rifles will haunt her, unless she leaves Connecticut, moves west and builds such a house, not to it could be finished. during all his life. Construction began in San José in 1884 and did not stop for 38 years, until Sarah died. Today, the ghosts of his madness live in 160 rooms of the house: there are stairs that go straight to the ceiling, doors that open right in the middle of the wall, spider motifs, chandeliers and hooks. Since the house was opened to the public, there have been incessant complaints of slammed doors, footsteps at night, moving lights; self-rotating door handles. Even if tourists don’t believe in ghosts, the place surprises with its vastness.
8. Dead end of Mary King in Edinburgh
Several streets with a dark past hidden under the medieval old town of Edinburgh. The place, where in the 17th century plague victims were locked up and left to die, is famous for its poltergeists. Something unknown touches the hands and feet of tourists. This is said to be the ghost of Annie, a young girl who was left there by her parents in the year 1645. One hundred years later, as in scary fairy tales, a large new building was constructed on the site of King’s Close. In 2003, the Close was opened for tourists, who were attracted by the stories about their supernatural spirits.
Visitors will be guided up the stone stairs to the dark and oppressive lanes.
Except for Annie’s room, there is a reconstructed exhibit of medieval life and plague deaths. The main thing is that you do not stop when you feel the icy breath of death.
9. Hidden Abbey of Thelema in Sicily
Aleister Crowley – is perhaps one of the most hateful occultists in the world, and this stone farmhouse full of dark pagan wall paintings was once the cosmopolis of satanic orgies. At least this was considered to be the case in the 1920s.
Crowley is known to his fans, such as Marilyn Manson and the fact that he was featured on the cover of the Beatles ‘album’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band ‘. Crowley has founded Thelema Abbey, named after the utopia described in Rabelais’s ‘Gargantua’, whose motto was “Do whatever you want.” It became the commune of free love. The newcomers had to spend the night in “Room of Nightmares”, where, drugged with heroin and marijuana, they watched the frescoes of earth, heaven and hell. After the death of a popular English dandy at the Abbey, the media raised a scandal, prompting Mussolini to close this dubious commune. Notorious underground stage director Kenneth Anger had unearthed this story and shot a movie there, which then mysteriously disappeared. Now the abbey is half ruined and covered with grass. However, few frescoes remain inside, with the help of which Crowley intimidated his followers.
Tourists, apt for esotericism, can wander and get excited.
10. Chernobyl in Ukraine
Tourists arriving in Ukraine, in the abandoned city of Pripyat, are in the exclusion zone. Here, all things are rushed in that horrible 1986, when the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant caused thousands of people to leave their homes forever. The apartments are wide open, ivy crawls up the painted walls of the kindergarten, toys are strewn about, and newspapers are left open on the kitchen tables. The swings are still moving in the dead wind, creaking. Now, when the radiation level is safe for short visits, the Chernobyl zone is open for tourists. All excursions to Chernobyl are almost the same, because movements over the exclusion zone are strictly limited. As a rule, tourists depart from Kiev by bus, and then go to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on foot, then walk through it and look at the “Sarcophagus”. You can stroll through the streets of the ghost town of Pripyat and visit the parking lot for contaminated vehicles. It is also possible to meet local self-settlers, the residents of the “restricted zone”.