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60 Top Most Scariest, Haunted and Mysterious places in the World


This is a list of some of the most haunted places in the World. If you feel the list is incomplete suggest your candidate for a mysterious and haunted place.







1. Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Location: USA

Waverly Hills is a huge abandoned sanatorium situated in Kentucky. It was opened to quarantine and care for patients that contracted tuberculosis. Thousands of people died from this deadly disease. Needless to say there is plenty of stories about spirits that probably never left the walls of the hospital. It is one of the most haunted locations in the World.


Waverly Hills Sanatorium



2. San Lucas Prison Island

San Lucas Prison Island

Location: Costa Rica

San Lucas Prison is situated on an island. It was opened in 1873 and closed in 1991. It saw plenty of violence through its history. Some believe the site is haunted by several ghosts including a priest who murdered in church, inmates who were executed by a Costa Rican dictator and many others. The most famous ghost is that of a woman who was gang raped and killed. It is believed that the blood of a murdered woman was used to draw her impression on a wall of a barrack where it happened.


San Lucas Prison


3. Poveglia Island

Poveglia Island

Location: Italy

Poveglia Island is an abandoned piece of land in the Venice lagoon. In the medieval period it was used by citizens of Venice to quarantine people who contracted Black Death or Plague in their futile attempts to save the population of the whole city. Thousands of unfortunate victims were buried in mass graves on the territory of the Island. Later it was turned into an asylum, but dark history did not end here. Many patients were tortured by medical staff, some were killed. One of the worst doctors on the Poveglia Island eventually jumped to his death. Although some eye witnesses of the apparent suicide claim that he was pushed by some dark entity. Whatever might the case Poveglia Island is considered one of the most haunted places not only in Italy, but all of Europe.


Poveglia Island


4. Glenn Dale Hospital

Glenn Dale Hospital

Location: USA

Glenn Dale Hospital was constructed in 1934 to isolate and treat patients with tuberculosis. Before the invention of antibiotics little could be done to save people so Glenn Dale Hospital became a holding place for people who died here.


Glenn Dale Hospital


5. North Brother Island

North Brother Island  North Brother Island

Location: USA

North Brother Island is an abandoned hospital near New York City complex that is claimed to be haunted by spirits of its former patients as well as those those who died on during fire in ironclad General Slocum. It is also the last residence place for infamous Typhoid Mary, asymptomatic woman who carried Typhoid- causing bacteria. She caused so many deaths in families where she worked she was compulsory forced to live on the island for the rest of her live.


North Brother Island




6. Villisca Axe Murders House

Villisca Axe Murders House

Location: USA

Villisca Axe Murders House in Villisca, Iowa is a famous site of a gruesome murder of the whole family that occurred here on June 10, 1912. It is one of most famous cold cases of mass murder in an American history. Despite lengthy investigation and many suspects the killer (or killers) of a Moore family and two Stillinger girls was not discovered. The house was constructed in 1868 and in 1903 Josiah and Sarah Moore moved here to expand their family.


Villisca Axe Murders House


7. Pennhurst Insane Asylum

Pennhurst Insane Asylum

Location: USA

Pennhurst Insane Asylum is located in Spring City in a state of Pennsylvania, United States. Pennsylvania Legislature authorized funds to construct a large complex that became known as Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic. It seems that Pennhurst Insane Asylum was an inspiration for all Horror movies. It is a huge complex interconnected with underground passages. It saw plenty of cruel and inhumane treatments of patients. And of course it is considered one of the most haunted places in United States. Full body apparitions, strange noises and voices in the empty halls. And most disturbing are attacks of the living by unseen entities that leaves claw marks and visible bruises.


Pennhurst Insane Asylum


8. Bodie Ghost Town

Bodie Ghost Town

Location: USA

A town of Bodie in California was named after Waterman S. (Bill) Bodey who discovered large gold deposit north of Mono Lake in 1859. Unfortunately for him a winter storm caught him off guard and he froze to death. A mining camp on the gold mine site was named after him. Today it is one of the best preserved ghost town in United States with many houses, churches, bars that still contain furniture, old cars and other items in place.


Bodie Ghost Town


9. Vulture Mine Ghost Town

Location: USA

Vulture Mine is an abandoned ghost town located in Maricopa County in a state of Arizona, USA. The town was originally found in 1863. It started off a village of gold miners and attracted over 5000 people here in search for fortunes. Some people it seems didn't pass on and stayed on the grounds of their last residence.


Vulture Mine Ghost Town


10. Beelitz Military Hospital

Location: Germany

Beelitz Military Hospital is located in Brandenburg in Germany. It was constructed in 1898 under supervision of architect Heino Schmieden. Beelitz Military Hospital complex covered an area of over 200 ha and included about 60 buildings. One of the most famous patients here was Adolf Hitler who stayed here after getting wounded in World War I. Ironically after World War II it became a military hospital for wounded soldiers and officers of the Red Army.


Beelitz Military Hospital


11. Frangokastello

Location: Greece

Frangokastello Castle is probably one of the most mysterious and haunted places in Greece and all of the Europe. Frangokastello became most famous for ghostly visions of the old battle that keep replaying by the walls of the old fort annually in a strange ghostly show known as Drosoulites or "dew shadows".




12. Oradour- sur- Glane

Location: France

Oradour-sur-Glane is an abandoned ghost town located in Haute-Vienne department, Limousin region in the Western Central France. This small village is famous for a horrific massacre that occurred here during World War II. Some 642 of its residents were massacred by the SS troops as a punishment for presumed support of the French resistance.




13. Chernobyl

Location: Ukraine

Revelation 8:11 "And the name of the star is Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became bitter; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter."


Now it might seem like a long shot to tie events on the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant to some man who was imprisoned on a island in the Aegean Sea centuries before the event have occurred. However John of Patmos might have predicted this event long time ago. The key is in the name of Chernobyl (Чернобыль). This is a derivative of a Russian- Ukrainian  word "chernobylnik" (чернобыльник). This term describes a plant that is commonly found in the area. Its English equivalent is (surprise, surprise) "wormwood".




14. S'yani

Location: Russia

Syani is one of the largest man made underground systems in Moscow Oblast as well as all of Russia. Its name is roughly translated as "take off" or "cut off" as a reference to the white stone that was extracted from here. Syani was used as a quarry of white stone that was used by Grand Duke Dmitri Donskoi in his construction of a first stone Kremlin in the late 14th century. In fact it gave a nickname for Russian capital "white- stoned" (белокаменная). During Soviet Rule it was used for executions of thousands of people. Spirits of the murdered people are said to inhibit these dark mysterious corridors.




15. Hunedoara Castle

Location: Romania

Hunedoara Castle was used by János Hunyadi as a prison for or Vlad III of Walachia better known as Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) for 7 years. Obviously this fact gave the castle its mystiques and numerous legends that surround it.


Hunedoara Castle


16. Pompeii

Location: Italy

Pompeii is an ancient archeological site situated South- East of modern day Naples, Campania region in Italy. It is one of most famous Roman cities largely due to its destruction then volcano Vesuvius erupted and buried it under 20 meters (70 feet) of ash and pumice thus preserving as it existed on August 24th 79 AD.




17. Angkor

Location: Cambodia

Angkor is a massive archaeological complex situated near modern day Siem Reap in Cambodia. One of its most notable structures Angkor Wat is considered to be the largest religious structures in the World and also it is portrayed on the flag of Cambodia. Its name is derived from Khmer term that means "Holy City".




18. Tash Rabat

Location: Kyrgyzstan

Tash Rabat is a mysterious building situated in the At Bashy district, Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan. It was originally constructed by the Nestorian monks from the Byzantine Empire.


Tash Rabat


19. Nan Madol

Location: Micronesia

Nan Madol or a Venice of Micronesia is a massive archaeological site on the Eastern coast of a Pohnpei island in the Federal States of Micronesia in Madolenihmw district. Today Nan Madol archaeological park covers a total area of over 80 acres of water and islands. Although many local residents and tourists alike claim that it is inhibited by spirits of people who once lived here.


Nan Madol


20. Bara Hack


Location: USA

Bara- Hack is a perfect place for Blair Witch Project. It is an abandoned village in the Eastern United States that is said to be haunted by people whose grave stones are still visible above ground.


Bara-Hack Ghost Town


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