From hanging coffins to the island of dolls, deadly roads, and
abandoned islands, the world offers a mix of natural and supposedly
paranormal frights. These creepy and goosebump-inducing sites are
scattered across the earth. Today, we will show you the top 10 creepy
places worldwide, which will hold your nerves for sure. So let’s get
started.

 Photo by Rafael Guajardo.

1. The Witches Jail, Barnstable, Massachusetts

One of the oldest wooden jail in America was built in 1960. The name Witches Jail has a backstory that is haunting enough to stop you from going there. In the 17th century, the jail was famous for keeping women who were accused of witchcraft. It is rumored that women were kept locked there and they used to die of anger, frustration, and imprisonment. Well if you think the story is creepy, you need to know the next part of the story. The Witches Jail story took a horrifying turn when women just started to disappear from jail and were never seen again. Though you can visit the place on Monday and Friday nights for $20 hosted by The Cape and Islands Paranormal Research Society.

2. The Island of the Dolls, Mexico City

This freaking island of dolls is situated among the beautiful canals of Xochimilco near Mexico City. It is called the Isla de las Muñecas (Island of the Dolls): old dolls, many sporting missing limbs or empty eye sockets, hang from trees and buildings in a scene straight out of a horror film. The locals around that area say that after a little girl drowned near the island some years ago, its caretaker hung up her doll in remembrance, and the collection was added over the years. The people also quote that the girl’s spirit possesses the dolls, and some have even heard them whispering to each other. This speculation has made this place into the top terrifying places on earth.

3. The Abandoned Carnival, Pripyat, Ukraine

On April 26, 1986, humankind witnessed one of the worst nuclear disaster cases in history when the number four reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant started to explode. In the terrifying days, 49,000 people were evacuated from the plant area, most of them from the nearby town of Pripyat situated in Ukraine. Even after more than 30 years, the town of Pripyat presents the destruction of the explosion. Students’ books are still on the desks in the schools, and the food is still on the tables in apartments. Pripyat is a reminder that all of humankind’s power over nature is fleeting and that hubris comes at a terrible price. You can witness these terrifying Pripyat abandoned carnivals for about $100 if you ever visit Ukraine.

4. Mirny Diamond Mine

The second-largest man-made hole on the planet, Mirny Diamond fine is creepy a creepy place. The size of the hole is proportional to the USSR’S need for industrial diamond. The mine played a massive hand in transforming the Soviet Union into a global superpower. The hole is 525 feet deep and had a diameter of 1200 meters.

There are speculations that it can suck helicopters from the sky. However, there have been no real accidents of this kind to date.  Digging deeper and deeper became increasingly difficult, and then operations were finally seized in 2004. This place has its significance in most terrifying places.

5. Snake island

Another place on this list is a place where you can’t go even if you want to.  It’s called snake island, and it can be found less than 30 miles off the coast of Brazil. According to reports, there’s at least one deadly snake per square foot on this island. The most venomous snake here is the lancehead, a pit viper, one of the most poisonous slithering snakes globally. Lancehead bite doesn’t usually let you survive more than an hour, and you will be expired before getting any medical treatment. These statistics are quite terrifying to grab your attention. Who would want to roam on the island full of snakes?

6. Death Road

Now comes the most creepy and terrifying place if we talk about the most dangerous roads on the earth. This road is known as Death Road, which can be found in Bolivia. The technical name of this unfortunate road in Yungas. However, after being known for its insanely high death rate, got famous as Death Road. The developed road seemed to carry a little bit more weight. The road was constructed back in the 1930s by Paraguayan prisoners in the middle of the Chaco War, and it’s surrounded by mountainous and stretches for more than 40 miles. The single-lane road areas are full of steep cliffs and limited visibility because of fog and rainy weather. As per statistics, 200 to 300 people die traveling this road each year. Back in 1983, the most tragic incident happened when a bus carrying over 100 passengers veered off the side of the cliff, toppling over killing everyone on board. It’s worth noting that the roads here have all been modernized over the last couple of decades, making the area much safer to travel. However, the rumored ghost stories and death rates might stop you from going there.

7: Capuchin Catacombs – Palermo, Sicily, Italy

The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo are burial crypts in Palermo, Sicily, situated in southern Italy. This creepy place has an estimated 8,000 mummies lining the walls. It acts as a cemetery for them. Some of the human remains are now skeletal, while the catacombs also hold well-preserved bodies that is quite terrifying to see. The last body was interred at the site 100 years ago, I 1920.

8. Hanging Coffins of Sagada – Sagada, Philippines

Cliffside burial has always been the scariest thing to watch. The Hanging Coffins of Sagada are one of the cliff-side graves around the earth. The Philippines’ tombs follow an ancient funeral tradition that entombs the dead in coffins. The coffins are attached to rock faces or within caves in the face of cliffs. Tang Dynasty’s ancient literature suggests that the coffins’ placements corresponded with the status of the person. In contrast, others say the standings prevented animals from reaching the bodies and did not take up value farm space for burials. Sagada people have practiced such burials for more than 2,000 years, and that some of the coffins are prime examples of that.

9. Nagoro, Japan

Can you imagine a town with 400 large dolls and only 30 residents? Yes, it is a creepy thought but it is the reality of Nagoro, Japan. A small village in Iya Valley is a terrifying place Local resident Tsukimi Ayano creates large human-alike dolls in memory of the deceased. The striking resemblance of the dolls with the dead people adds a creepy element to this place. The dolls are not located in one place, rather they are dispersed around the town. Some dolls are waiting for the bus, some are sitting at the local school’s desk, and some are perched fishing on the riverside.

10. Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, West Virginia

The fact that this place was used as a resident for mentally ill people in the 1800s is creepy enough to make you stay away from this place. The Asylum remains open from March to November for the tour. But if you are faint-hearted, we advise staying away from the place. In 1990, the hospital was marked as National Historic Landmark but was closed in 1994. There have been rumors that the place was closed as the place is haunted by ghosts.

If you are having goosebumps by the sight of these places, you should definitely not visit them!
 
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