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.
Carnac stones or Karnag in Breton is ancient
archaeological site located in Morbihan
department of France. It is situated near a village of Carnac
and La TrinitŽ-sur-Mer in Brittany. It is famous for its massive megalithic
structures that is spread over large area. The Menhirs or freestanding stones are
aligned in geometric forms and it is similar to that of Stonehenge
across the English channel. In total there have been located over 3000
stones of different sizes and complexity of the alignments.
Wolf's Lair is an abandoned military headquarters for the high
command of the Third Reich including Adolf Hitler. It is one of the
most famous of Fuhrer headquarters or Fuhrerhauptquartier. Wolf's
Lair is the site of failed attempt to assassinate
Hitler on July 20, 1944. Today its ruins are open to the public.
is located in the Mexican states of Michoacan. It is a very young
volcano that was born in 1943. Local peasant Dionisio Puli reported
strange noises from underneath the ground on February 5th then he worked
in his cornfields. This was followed by rumble and quakes. Paricutin
volcano started erupting
February 20, 1943. The next day Dionisio with his wife, son and neighbor
discovered a 10 meter high cone of a new volcano. Very
quickly the land of Dionisio Puli lost all its value and began to
disappear under tons of ash and lava. In the first year Paricutin
Volcano grew to 336
meters (1100 feet) burying the villages of
San Juan Parangaricutiro. In the next 8 years of eruption lava spread over 25 sq km (16 sq
mi) forcing local residents to flee the region. Paricutin Volcano reached
its height of 424 meters (1390 feet) and stopped in
is a monogenic volcano which means that it is probably will not erupt
again. People moved from the region leaving ghost towns. No deaths were
attributed to either lava or gases that were emitted in the process of
eruption. The most famous landmark near Paricutin Volcano itself is the church
of San Juan Parangaricutiro.
Trotsky in a museum is devoted to Leo Davidovich
Trotsky, a Russian- Jewish revolutionary who once lived here.
After Russian Revolution of 1917 Leo Trotsky was second in command
after Vladimir Lenin, but with death of the first Soviet leader
and ascension of Joseph Stalin his luck turned on him. He was
kicked out of the party he helped to create and eventually he
had to flee. Mexico was assumed to be a safe location due to its
isolation from Europe and USSR, but he underestimated vigilance
of Stalin. On May 24th 1940 GPU (Soviet Secret Police) agent
Iosif Grigulevich, Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros and
Vittorio Vidale attempted to kill Leo Trotsky. The plot failed, but
young bodyguard Robert Sheldon Harte was abducted by the
assailants and subsequently killed. Just three months later on
August 20th, 1940 NKVD agent and a Stalinist Ramon Mercader
finally finished the revolutionary with an ice axe. Leo Trotsky
survived the initial attack, but doctor could not safe his life.
He died the next day.
Ohio State Reformatory is a former prison situate in a small town of Mansfield, Ohio
Despite it small
size made history as a filming location of The Shawshank Redemption (1994).
Besides the Ohio State Reformatory claims to be one of the most
haunted locations in United States.
Saint Elmo Ghost Town
located in Colorado is one of the best preserved ghost town in
It was originally found by gold prospectors in
Initially called ForrestCity due to heavy forested area this city changed
its name due to objections at the post office. California already had a city by this name, thus a under
a new name it was incorporated as a Saint Elmo after a popular novel of
the time. As any other self respecting ghost town Saint Elmo has its own
share of ghost stories and unexplained occurances.
Timgad is an ancient Roman city
situated 35 km from Batna in Algeria. You can tell Timgad is a Roman town
just by looking at its street grid. The layout of the city is near perfect.
The center is taken by forum with a magnificent theatre situated just south of it.
Ephesus is an ancient city situated
3 km (2 mi) West of Selçuk in Turkey. Ephesus is one
of the most magnificent and important sites in the Hellenistic
World famous for beautiful buildings, majestic statues and a
house where Saint Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, lived along with
disciples of her son.
Cartín or Sanatorium of Carlos Duran is located 7 km North of
Carthage, in the Cartago province of Costa Rica. It stands in
the shadow of Irazu Volcano as a testament to human tragedy and
charity of those who dedicated themselves to helping others.
There are several ghosts that is claimed to inhibit this site,
although locals come here not to be scared by these apparitions, but
in hopes to get healing through prayers of people that once lived
here and helped others.
Panama Viejo is a former old Panama City,
those ruins are still visible despite years of negligence and
disrepair. Today it is situated
in its suburbs of the modern capital of Panama. Panama Viejo
became a seat of a Royal Tibunal of the Spanish
Crown. It became an important port and launching point for
attacks on Peru and its Inca empire. In return gold and silver was shipped
from central America to the coasts of Europe.
Machu Picchu is an ancient archeological Inca site 69
mi (110 km) Northwest of Cusco in Peru. Peruvian government secured
326 sq km or 126 miles as a "Historical Sanctuary" to preserve Machu
Picchu archaeological site. In 1983 Machu Picchu was added to a
UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 2007 it was chosen as one of the
New Seven Wonders of the World. Machu Picchu was found by an Incan
royalty and served them as temporary retreat during Dry Season of
Nazca Lines are located 12 mi (20 km) North of Nazca in
Peru. These lines were created between 500 BC and 500 AD these
spectacular creations went largely unnoticed until 1927 than the pilot
saw shapes of animals, trees and various geometric figures. There is
still no consensus of who created these strange drawing and their
purpose. Some claim that it was done for the gods, others claim that
it is a sign for the ancient aliens that visited our planet
Lake Titicaca is South America's second largest lake that lies
at an altitude of 12,500
feet (3,800 m). Due to its unique climatic condition the lake and its
surroundings were settled since the ancient time. Islands of lake Titicaca
and its shores are dotted with numerous archaeological remains. Many of
ancient remains still raises questions of the origins and purpose.
Port Arthur Penitentiary is located on the Tasmania Island,
60 km Southeast of Hobart in Australia. Port Arthur Penitentiary was functional between 1830 and 1877. Today it became the hot
spot for ghost hunters. Sounds, lights, full body ghosts that seem too real
and quiet communicative with guests. Some apparitions seem to have a sense
of humour making faces behind guide's back, others were less friendly. Many
tourists claimed that ghosts pinched, touched and even attacked them during
their ghost tours in Port Arthur Penitentiary.
or Ercolano in Italian is located in Campania region
of Italy 5 miles (8km) South- East of modern Naples. This city
is less famous victim of the Vesuvius that destroyed
August 24th, 79 AD. Beautiful
Herculaneum was smaller in size and population (just 4000- 5000 citizen
by modern estimation) yet people who lived here were
richer and higher in status. Their homes indicate great care and wealth
that they put into designs. Unlike its neighbor
was destroyed by a series of six volcanic avalanches of pyroclastic flows
(mixture of volcanic mud of high temperature that reach 500°C, hot
volcanic gas, pumice, rocks and hot ash) that covered the city and instantly incinerated humans,
organic matter and other objects.
Ironically solidified volcanic tuff also preserved bones of
Herculaneum residents and most importantly
it carbonized wooden objects that usually rot and disappear quickly. This includes
such fragile artefacts like tables, doors, food items, combs
and even fragments of a cradle with baby bones. It gives a better idea
of daily Roman life and ancient people.
Additionally Herculaneum preserved
oldest Christian home chapel with a Cross mounted on the wall. As far as we
know this is the oldest example of Christian symbol anywhere in the
former Roman Empire.
Pyramids of Giza is the largest and most
recognizable symbols of the Ancient Egypt. It is the only surviving
Wonder of the Ancient World that survived to our days virtually in
original condition. It is been a site of centuries of archeological
digs, yet new significant discoveries are made here every single year.
Abydos was known in the ancient times as Tha Shard
or "The Great Land". For centuries it was one of the most
important and largest religious and cultural center of the
Ancient Egypt. Today Abydos attracts tourists not only for its
immense size and complexity, but also strange hieroglyphs that are not
seen anywhere else in the ancient Egypt. Many consider these symbols as
depictions of ancient technology that technically didn't even exist at
the time including planes, helicopters, submarines and many others.
Without a doubt Santorini island is one of the most
beautiful Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. It simple architecture
glimmers with white color on steep cliffs. However beneath this
beauty Santorini harbors a dark secret. In the ancient times it was
home to an advanced civilization that was wiped out in one day by an
eruption. Archeological digs and geologic formation in the area led
many historians to believe that Santorini or Thera as it was known
in the ancient times is actually legendary Atlantis.
Balestrino is a ghost
town located on a picturesque mountain. It was settled during
Paleolithic period and grew to prominence during Medieval
period. However a series of earthquake forced people to abandon
it. Today Balestrino is one of the largest ghost towns on the
continent. Despite seismic activity it preserved a life in an
Italian city as it was in the early 20th century.
Although widely known in
Ireland, few people know about this mysterious and haunted medieval
citadel. Today Leap Castle is surrounded by numerous legends about
ghosts, apparitions and other paranormal activity that was reported