Top 10 Most Haunted Places in the World
With all the series released by the United States which are mainly about
ghosts and anything on that line, we came to know more about places which are
really famous for being haunted, creepy and absolutely terrifying. We have
houses, buildings, lakes and asylums that make little boys scared to death and
little girls scream at the top of their lungs.
It isn't Halloween yet, but let
us look at some of the most eerie places in the world.
10) The Myrtles
A grand house in St. Francisville, Louisiana has been reported as one of the
most famous houses which are known to have ghosts and restless souls wandering
in the area. This house was built in 1796 by General David Bradford after being
involved in The Whiskey Rebellion in the year 1794. The house has been bought
and sold to a lot of owners ever since Bradford died. Surprisingly, with all the
ghost stories, The Myrtles Plantation is now a bed and breakfast!
The Myrtles Plantation and Bed and Breakfast
It has been
told that William Drew Winter, an attorney and the husband of Bradford’s
daughter has been murdered on the front porch. They said that he tried to climb
the stairs but was not able to make it. People say that his last footsteps are
still heard up to now. Another experience published in an article was that two
people stayed in the now B&B and one of them was up all night because she was
constantly poked by children. Also, the other one saw a maid who was an African-
American who passed by the front door while the tour guide was talking to them.
This would be exciting for ghost hunters!
9) The Tower of
London is the city of Big Ben and is known for the ever- famous Madelaine. Who
would think that London would even be haunted by ghosts, too? The Tower of
London is one of the well-preserved buildings all over the world. It is known
for its countless executions that have been done for over 1000 years of
Tower of London - England
By pikous (flickr.com) [CC-BY-2.0],
via Wikimedia Commons
London is famous for its kings and queens. And this first ghost is one of
them. Anne Boleyn was one of the wives of King Henry VII. She was a Reformist
and wanted to push through with the dissolution of the Monastries. To cut the
story short, some of King Henry VII’s henchmen felt threatened by Boleyn’s ideas
and her growing power. They made up stories and she was found guilty of adultery
and incest. She was then beheaded on May 19, 1536. Since then, there have been
many occasions that Anne Boleyn has been seen. Sometimes, she even carries her
head along Tower Green and Tower Chapel Royal. Imagine seeing such ghost. Other
ghosts seen are those of Sir Walter Raleigh and Thomas Becket. They were also
beheaded because they were accused of having an affair with Anne Boleyn. This
was the old- fashion version of an intriguing and gruesome story about how far
you can go in order to obtain power.
8) The Stanley
There’s nothing scarier than a kid telling you things that he sees but you
can’t. Kids can’t lie and they do not know which are real from not. They do not
know if what they’re seeing are real people or ghosts. This is the story about
The Stanley Hotel which inspired the ever- famous horror movie “The Shining” by
Stephen King. The movie was about a family who stayed in an isolated hotel for
the winter. Upon their stay, an evil and spiritual presence influences the
father and he becomes violent. His psychic son then sees horrific premonitions
from the past and the future.
Stanley Hotel - Location for "The Shining"
Aside from what was presented in the movie, King actually heard children
playing in the hallway beside his room which is room 217. Also, a lot of guests
and employees share their stories about their own paranormal experiences. They
say that Freelan and Flora Stanley (the owners of the Stanley hotel as the name
suggests) are seen in some public areas in the hotel such as the main staircase,
the lobby and the billiard room. Another thing is that a lot of guests have
claimed they have awakened without any blankets and find out that the blankets
have been neatly folded! I guess Stanley and his employees are still busy
running the place.
What could be creepier than an abandoned and unfinished building? Well, I guess
nothing. It’s really going to give you goose bumps once you wander alone in such
a building. This next eerie place is The Woodchester Mansion. This is one of the
grandest masterpieces of Victorian Gothic Architecture. But then, however
grand it is, it has never been completed after workers left the building and
refused to finish their work. Rumors then started that this building is
inhabited by ghosts and anyone who enters the said building has some
By Matthew Lister Ttamhew (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0],
via Wikimedia Commons
Regular ghost hunts have been held in this mansion and it has been reported
that ghosts of soldiers and young girls are seen here. The explanation of these
occurrences is that it has been used as a base camp for US and Canadian troops
during World War II. Also, voices wailing and crashing masonry have been heard
in this building. This has been a popular spot for ghost hunting and paranormal
activities. They have witnessed stones thrown from an empty room and loud bangs
coming from the dark corners of the buildings. A lot of people visited this
mansion and most of them refused to go back.
6) Rose Hall
When we talk about Jamaica, we think about Bob Marley. But what if we tell you
that Jamaica also has its own haunted and terrifying place? The ghost who is really
popular in this place is called the White Witch of Jamaica. She is none other
than Annie Palmer, the daughter of a voodoo priestess. She owns a gigantic sugar
plantation in Jamaica for she married a powerful man. She is definitely not a
sugar-coated girl. She was from Paris and there has not been any information on
how she became so cruel. She murdered her husband, the owner of the plantation,
and she ruled the island for a time. She killed the slaves who were her eye
candy for a week or so. If she grew tired of them, she’d kill them. Because of
her magic, she was unstoppable and still really powerful.
Rose Hall - Jamaica
By Urban Walnut (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL],
via Wikimedia Commons
Until one day, she was killed by another man who had the same powers as her.
She was buried in a “special grave” but the ritual was never completed. So that
is why she is still seen roaming around the Rose Hall.
5) Bell Farm
We say that ghosts cannot do any harm to us, human beings that is. But this
story is the only account where a ghost caused a human being to die. We all have seen The
Sixth Sense, The Exorcism and all other creepy evil spirits who are out to get
us. How creepy could that be? Just by the thought that a ghost wants to kill you
would make you run for your life.
Bell House - Home of the "Bell Witch" Legend
Anyway, in the early 1800s, John Bell moved his family to Tennessee. He
acquired a lot of lands and a large house. One day, he saw a mysterious animal
with a dog’s body and a rabbit’s head. Shocked of what he saw, he shot the
animal and it vanished. After that encounter, his family heard “beating” sounds
and it grew louder and louder as time passed. These sounds even included the voice of a woman who
vowed to kill John Bell. The woman was dubbed as “The Bell Witch”. The witch
pestered the Bell family for years until such time that the witch finally killed
John Bell by giving him a liquid which was found beside his bed.
The 2nd Season of American Horror Stories, which featured “Asylum”, showed
a creepy asylum which was established in Briarcliff Mental Institution,
Massachusetts in 1964. Because of that story, all asylums are stereotyped as a
spine-chilling place. Well, this is not an exception for our next spot which is
Rolling Hills Asylum. This was built on January 1, 1827 and is located at East
Bethany New York. Some articles consider this asylum as the 2nd most haunted
place in the US. Before it became an asylum, it was used as an infirmary, an
orphanage, a nursing home and a whole lot more. People who have been treated
there are widows, orphans, physically disabled and murderers. They say that
there is more than 1, 700 people were buried in that asylum. And hundreds were
killed in it, too.
Rolling Hills Asylum - East Bethany, New York
It’s really popular for ghost hunters and paranormal groups. They say that
they have heard disembodied voices, ghostly touches, heavy footsteps, and full
body apparitions! There was also an experience where a group of people went to
the basement or the “Christmas room” as they call it and turned all the lights
off. Some of them who were in that public hunt claimed to see arms and hands
appearing out of nowhere!
Would you dare go to a public hunt in this asylum? I know I would not!
Signs such as “Dangerous” and “Do not enter” are those which trigger our
curiosity and would probably let us be in danger. India is known for its
Bollywood movies and its rituals as well. This is a very rich country in terms
of legends and sorceries.
According to different experts, just by being in the ruined castle gives the
feeling of wanting to get out as soon as possible. No one ever tried to spend
the night there. Even the government and the police refuse to stay overnight and
try to witness the sorcerer’s ghost in the area after sunset.
Bangarh - The Ghost City
By Vinod bhardwaj (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0],
via Wikimedia Commons
Signboards saying “Staying in the Area after Sunset is Strictly Prohibited”
are seen within its premises. This architecture was established in the year 1613
and was then cursed by a magician. They say that a black magic enveloped the
palace and that all souls would die there and would never return from rebirth.
People say that the magician with evil black magic cursed the palace because the
Princess refused to marry him.
Also, citizens say that birds and other wildlife do not dare to go near
Bangarh after sunset.
Sanatorium Hospitals are always the creepiest because a lot of people have died
in places like this. The Waverly Hills Sanatorium was not that huge the first
time it was built. It was first owned by a man with two daughters and made it as
their school. It then became a hospital to treat patients with tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis was like a plague in the early 20th century. Patients with
tuberculosis had to be brought to a place away from the public so as to relax
and recover faster from the dreaded disease. Because the disease went on, more
than 63, 000 people died in the Waverly Hills Sanatorium. It was rumored that
the deaths were due to experiments and procedures that were not fully tested
which lead to mistreatment causing the patients to die. After all the pain and
agony, no wonder they are still roaming around the place.
Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Tuberculosis Treatment Center
This is also an attractive site for ghost hunters. They say that they have
heard a lot of noises from unknown origin and isolated cold spots - spots where
individuals would feel a whiff of cold air which is really unexplainable.
Another is that they hear screams echoing in the hallway while they are up for a
tour in the sanatorium.
1) Raynham Hall
Raynham Hall is located in England and is said to be haunted. It is really
famous because of “The Brown Lady”. The brown lady was captured via film and is
considered as one of the most authentic ghost pictures ever captured. The brown
Lady is the ghost of Lady Dorothy Walpole. She lived in Raynham Hall and is the
sister of the Prime Minister. According to history, Dorothy was married to
Charles Townshed. Townshed was known to be violent. It was thought that Dorothy
was growing tired of his violence that’s why she committed adultery. Townshed
then knew about this and he locked her room. She was never allowed to see her
children and she stayed in the Raynham Hall until she died.
Raynham Hall - England
Nigel Jones [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
The first sighting
of the brown lady was on 1835. This was 109 years after Dorothy’s death. A
colonel was walking in the hall during the Christmas season and he saw a strange
figure in front of him. He tried to make sense of what he saw but then the image
disappeared. A week after that, he saw the same figure. The figure was then
cleared by that time. He described the woman wearing a brown satin dress. The
colonel says that the woman’s face seemed to glow and that accentuated the
woman’s empty eye sockets!
There sure are more haunted places around the world. However, these are some
of the most famous places that have the darkest histories, which make ghost
hunters and tourists more curious. See some interesting
haunted house stories here!
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