Fairy tales are beautiful and haunted stories are ugly. Angels are real and so are the devils. We look out for angels in the sacred places. But where would you find demons, devil, ghosts?
Below are those places where you can question the presence of something paranormal, inhuman, haunted or whatever it likes to be called.
1. Isla de las Munecas – The Island of the Dolls:
Just south of Mexico City, between the canals of Xochimico you can find a small island with a sad background which never intended to be a tourist destination. The island is known as Isla de las Munecas (Island of the Dolls).It is dedicated to the lost soul of a poor girl who met her fate too soon in strange circumstances.The area has thousands of people, but this small island is home to hundreds of terrifying dolls. Their severed limbs, decapitated heads, and blank eyes adorn trees.Dolls are threatening, even in the bright light of midday, but in the dark, they are particularly disturbing.
2. Eastern State Penitentiary:
Evil, brutality, and inhumane conditions lay a fertile breeding ground for the most notorious haunted set ups. The Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one such place. It was built in 1829, and was the first real penitentiary in America. It was based on the solitary confinement model, in which inmates were kept away from other inmates utilizing tall walls bordering their exercise yards, sound-proof doors, and timed outdoor releases that did not overlap with other inmates. All prisoners ate their lunches alone in their cells until the 1920s. There are numerous stories of disembodied voices and dark menacing shadows lingering the halls of the prison. These stories have dated back to before the penitentiary was shut down, and continue today. It is said that the last group of guards to walk the empty halls after shutting down the institution made claims of footsteps, laughter, voices, and dark shadowy figures darting about. Today, many similar tales continue by both volunteers and visitors.
3. The Paris Catacombs:
The Paris Catacombs are a roughly 200-year-old ossuary beneath Paris and has many haunted stories. These tunnels contain the remains of about six million people, which make them ripe for haunting. Some of the rooms within the catacombs contain the exposed bones of the people laid to rest there. They are often displayed decoratively, such as with the Crypt of the Sepulchral Lamp.To add insult to injury, these displayed remains are largely of bodies exhumed from the cemeteries within Paris and brought into the mines below the city thanks to some very poor burial planning on the part of Parisians.
4. Aokigahara Forest – Mount Fuji, Japan:
Also known as the Trees of the Sea is a 35 sq km forest that lies at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan, lies one of the most haunted places of the world. The forest is the second most popular place for suicides in the world (right after the Golden Gate Bridge). Almost 100 people a year wander in the forest never to return again. For years the corpses just stayed there and rotted away, meaning the forest is scattered with human skulls and bones. Nowadays they do a yearly sweep through the forest.
5. Union Cemetery – Connecticut, USA:
Union Cemetery in Easton, Connecticut is not just the most haunted cemetery in Connecticut, it is considered by many to be the most haunted cemetery in the United States. The most famous ghost there is the White Lady. Numerous photographs have been taken of her and she has even been caught on film. She has long dark hair and wears a bonnet and nightgown. She frequently appears in the roadway where she is often “hit” by oncoming vehicles. On one occasion in 1993, a fireman was driving along the road when he hit the lady – he heard a thud and a dent was left in his vehicle. As the woman appeared in front of his car he also saw a farmer with a straw hat sitting beside him in the car. The cemetery is locked at night and regularly patrolled by the police.
6. Bhangarh Fort – Rajasthan, India:
Bhangarh, a deserted town in Rajasthan, was established in 1613 by King Madho Singh, son of great Mughal general, Man Singh of Amber. Bhangarh was abandoned soon after being built and supposedly after it was cursed by a magician. In ignorance Ajab Singh, the grandson of Madho Singh, raised the palace to such a height that the shadow reached the forbidden place. Hence the devastation of entire town of Bhangarh happened. Local villagers say that whenever a house is built there its roof collapses. People say that nobody returned who stayed there after dark. And the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) sign board put up there says, “Staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in this area.”One of the most haunted places in India.
7. Hell Fire Club, Montpelier Hill, Ireland:
The Hell Fire Club was built as a hunted lodge in 1725, and it reportedly became a gathering place for a small group of Dublin elites who met for debauchery and devil worship. Its ruins sit atop the summit of Montpelier Hill in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, overlooking the adjacent Massy Woods.Tales of animal sacrifice, black masses, cloven-hoofed men and murder are linked to the structure. The most popular tale tells of a visit by a satanic creature, in the form of a man, who was only discovered when one of the players dropped a card and on picking it up, noticed the guest had cloven feet. On his discovery, the creature disappeared in a ball of flames. The most regular ghostly visitor is a young lady, believed to have been placed in a barrel, set on fire and rolled down the hill for fun.