Do you like being scared? Were you the kid that jumped out from behind the door simply to hear ‘em scream or were you the one who got freaked out watching Hocus Pocus? Hands up, don’t be shy now.
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#1. St George’s Church, Czech Republic
Built in the fourteenth century, St George’s was just an average church – that was until the roof collapsed during a funeral in 1968. Nowadays, it houses a spooky art installation, created by local artist Jakub Hadrava, which sees hooded ghosts line the pews and aisles. They’re not the ideal pew companions, we must admit, but Hadrava’s creation brought in enough money to fix the roof. Still, there’s no chance I’m going there to pray.
#2. The Island of Dolls, Mexico
What’s even more horrifying than an island of lost spirits? An island of dolls possessed by the spirit of a girl who died of course. The ever disturbing Island of Dolls received it’s name when caretaker Julian Santana Barrera found the body of a drowned girl in a canal and decided to hang dolls from a tree to keep her spirit away. Needless to say, his plan didn’t work. Severed doll limbs, whispering plastic mouths and blank wondering eyes await you. Forget Toy Story, this is the real deal.
#3. The Door to Hell, Turkmenistan
Forty years ago, a vast molten cavity known as the Darvaza crater – nicknamed the “door to hell” – opened up in the desert of Turkmenistan, and has been burning bright ever since. Incredibly this is not a volcano, but the result of an attempt to stop the hole releasing poisonous gas by lighting it on fire. It’s never stopped burning.
#4. The Catacombs, Paris
Forget that romantic stroll around the Louvre and that trip up the Eiffel Tower, the Catacombs are the place to be in Paris. The remains of six million people can be found within the twists and turns of the underground labyrinth which became a place of rest in the eighteenth century due to overflowing cemeteries. Are the dead truly rested though? Some dispute this claiming to have seen apparitions or been touched by unseen hands. Enter at your own peril.
#5. Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic
Upon approach one could easily be mistaken for thinking this small chapel is the average medieval church. So wrong you would be. This incredible church, or the Church of Bones as it’s known, commemorates over 40,000 people who have died by displaying their bones in a unique fashion. Remember to check out the chandelier of bones which contains at least one of every human bone.