Welcome back to the 15 Creepiest Places on Earth. They’re all wonderful tourist destinations. I wonder if anyone has been to them all? That would be the creepiest. It’s creepy just to read about them, though. So go on, read the second half of the list.
Number Eight: The Overtoun Bridge. If you read the first half of this list, you know that some sometimes there are places in the world where animals commit suicide for no apparent reason. This is one of those places: hundreds of dogs have killed themselves by jumping off of this Scottish bridge.
Number Seven: Humberstone and Lanoria. These abandoned Chilean towns reported were abandoned after the Great Depression, and since then there have been many reports of strange sightings and eerie photographs taken near the sites.
Number Six: The Riddle House. A former funeral parlor in California, it is now believed to be haunted by a former resident who killed himself in the attic. The ghost of the men is believed to hate men in particular, and will attack whatever man enters the attic.
Number Five: Lear Castle. The Irish castle is supposed to be one of the most haunted places in the world. It is the site of a bloody slaughter and is rumored to have been built on top of a torture dungeon.
Number Four: Actun Tunichil Muknal. It is a cave filled with skeletons – mostly the skeletons of dead children. It is guessed that there was a drought at some point and that the children were sacrificed as a result of this.
Number Three: Isla De Las Munecas. Which translates to the Island of Dolls. It is an abandoned island in Aztec country. The legend goes that a very young girl drowned near the island. The sole inhabitant of the island found her doll floating in the water, and then found inexplicably found many more. And then, the story goes, he drowned in the same water.
Number Two: Beelitz Military Hospital. In 1916, a German soldier was sent here to recover from World War I battle wounds. The soldier was Adolf Hitler, and the hospital is now abandoned.
Number One: Aokigahara Forest. It is known as the suicide forest, and not because of dead animals. This Japanese forest has been a site of mass human suicide since the 1950’s. If you’ve made it through all this creepy information, congrats. You win.