There is a unique cabal of tourists out there who forgo the normal vacation objectives and would rather have the wits scared out of them.
Visit Some of the Scariest Places on Earth!
When most of us think about vacations, we think beaches, fun, excitement and, perhaps most obviously, rest and relaxation. However, there is a unique cabal of tourists out there who forgo the normal vacation objectives and would rather have the wits scared out of them. While it may not be for everyone, like skydiving, cliff-jumping or eating questionable roadside meat-on-a-stick, it’s an alternate form of thrill-seeking, and for those who like combining adrenaline with their vacation, this could be your bag!
For those of you with a penchant for the macabre and the morose, and who can watch The Exorcist without flinching, we’ve provided you with a few of the world’s scariest places to visit!
The Monte Cristo Homestead, Australia
The Monte Cristo Homestead in New South Wales is considered one of the most haunted locations in Australia. It is believed to be haunted as a result of many tragic occurrences on the premises. Built in 1885, and home to the Crawley family, the property was the location of many deaths, including the tragic death of a child who was dropped down a flight of stairs. A maid that worked there is also rumoured to have fallen from a balcony and a stable boy burned to death on the property as well. In 1948, one of the new caretakers was found murdered in the same cottage!
Dalhousie Castle, Scotland
The Dalhousie Castle was built in the 13th century, and has an infamous past! According to legend, there are dozens of ghosts that roam the property. If you have the courage to wander the halls at night, you may just run into the ghosts of William Douglas, or the Grey Lady–the ghost of Lady Catherine who haunts the castle’s dungeon.
Queen Anne Hotel, San Francisco
This famous hotel was once a finishing school for girls. The headmistress, Miss Mary Lake, died suddenly just a few years after the school opened. Today, she politely haunts the hotel, where she tends to stay in room 401. She’s known to cover up sleeping guests with blankets and sometimes she unpacks their suitcases. I’m not sure if you need to tip her or not.
The Catacombs, Paris
While not known to be haunted, The Catacombs is definitely one of the world’s most creepy places to visit. It’s essentially an underground boneyard with themed sections for different parts of the body. A great alternative to visiting the Louvre?
Island of the Dolls, Mexico
The legend of Isla De Las Muñecas centres around a little girl who died off the coast of this island near Mexico City more than 50 years ago. After her death, several dolls began washing ashore. The island’s only permanent resident at the time was a recluse and began hanging the dolls from trees. Then he started collecting all the dolls he could find and hung them from trees. Now there are hundreds, and people claim that when you walk around, you can feel the eyes of the dolls looking at you. This is not exactly the Barbie Dream House!