If you believe in life, you must believe in death. If you believe in god, you must believe in satan. If you believe in the alive, you must believe in the dead. The most haunted places in the world mentioned in this piece are going to scare the hell out of you.
The ancient fortresses, abandoned houses, old cemeteries, and dense forests – all of the haunted places in the world have a weird, eerie feeling associated with them. Each of these places has an interesting history with plenty of ghost sightings and creepy experiences.
Bringing you the 13 most haunted places in the world you must dare to visit.
- Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
This 12th-century fortress has seen a lot of history over the centuries. Many different experiences have been reported over the years, including unexplained music echoing through the halls. The castle is the home to a spectral dog, a headless drummer, and a phantom piper.
- Highgate Cemetery, England
The Highgate Cemetery in North London is one of the most haunted places in the world established in 1839. It is the final resting place of around 1,70,000 people, including the philosopher Karl Marx. But it is the tale of the 7-feet tall phantom of the Highgate Vampire with hypnotic red eyes and long black coat. The vampire is believed to cause a sudden drop in temperature, time freeze, and more. The story of the vampire gained significant popularity when a badly charred body of a woman was found decapitated.
- Bhangarh Fort, India
Two hundred miles from Delhi, this abandoned fortress sticks out in the middle of the desert. Legend has it that a sorcerer cast a curse on the area after being rejected by a local princess. According to one of the folklore, a black magician known as Tantrik Singhia cast a curse on the area after being rejected by a local princess Ratnavati.
- Ancient Ram Inn, England
The 12th-century inn located at Gloucestershire has been popular for its satanic sacrifices and malevolent entities. The owner even reported the sight of guests fleeing from visions of a little girl, the cries of children and being snatched out of the bed by an invisible spirit on his very first evening in the house.
- St Augustine Lighthouse, USA
This lighthouse became infamous during the Civil War when the light was removed to disrupt Union shipping — also too many tragic results. Several ghosts have been reported by visitors. These include the ghost of a former lighthouse keeper smoking a cigar, the spirit of a woman in blue velvet dress crying for help, and ghosts of two girls wandering through the lighthouse.
- Castle Of Good Hope, South Africa
Built by the Dutch East India Company in the seventeenth century, the star-shaped Castle of Good Hope was long used as a prison, where inmates would be chained up, tortured and executed. Among the famous ghosts to wander the grounds include a tall man seen walking the ramparts, and a Gray Lady who was seen crying in the halls.
- Tower Of London, England
This infamous fortress has been steeped in tragedy for over 900 years. The local tower guards have reported seeing the headless ghosts of Lady Jane Grey, Anne Boleyn, and the two princes who murdered their uncle – Richard III – in 1483.
- Akershus Castle, Norway
This medieval castle that served as a defensive stronghold for the city of Oslo, and is rumored to be the most haunted place in Norway. The castle that was also a site for Nazi executions is said to be haunted by a robed woman and a Malcanisen dog. It is said that whoever sees the spirit of the Malcanisen is doomed to die in the near future.
- Port Arthur, Australia
There are many ghost tours around Port Arthur to satisfy worldly ghost hunters. The Tasmanian town was an 18th-century convict settlement and a hotbed of paranormal activity.
- Forbidden City, China
The Forbidden City, located in the center of modern Beijing, lacks some of the cobwebby spookiness usually associated with haunted places. One apparition that was first reported in the 1940s is of a woman in white who can be heard sobbing in the halls of the palace
- Greyfriars Kirkyard, Scotland
According to a popular tale in 1999, a homeless person broke into a coffin of Sir George Mackenzie’s mausoleum at this Edinburgh graveyard, hoping for a good night’s sleep. Soon after, people wandering through the graveyard began emerging with strange injuries, like scratched skin and broken fingers. Over the next few years, 140 people collapsed on tours of the cemetery, and the city council decided to seal the grave up again for good.
- Aradale lunatic asylum, Australia
The Aradale Asylum is a huge complex that opened in 1867. Over 13,000 people were estimated to have died there, and not always due to natural causes. Tours of the site mention the ghost of Nurse Kerry who is supposed to haunt the women’s wing. The visitors have shared tales of unexpected sensations, being touched, feeling cold, drafts running through the building for no apparent reason and loud bangs from parts of the building that are unoccupied.
- Poveglia Island, Italy
This beautiful island of Poveglia in Venice has scars from being a quarantine zone for people suffering from the plague. In addition, the island was used in the early 20th century as an insane asylum. Ghost hunters claim this spot is a hotbed of paranormal activity.