Hoia-Baciu Forest, Romania

Hoia Baciu Forest in România

The Hoia-Baciu Forest in northwestern Romania is known as “the most haunted forest in the world.” In 1968, a military technician captured a photo of what some believe to be a UFO hovering over the forest, leading many to believe the location to be a portal that causes visitors to disappear. Those who have been brave enough to venture through the forest report rashes, nausea, feelings of anxiety, and the sense that they are being watched. Ghosts and unexplained apparitions are common sights, and the spooky curved trees that populate the forest add to the eerie atmosphere.

The Whaley House, San Diego

Whaley House in San Diego

Built in 1857, The Whaley House was the first brick building in California and has served as a granary, city courthouse, theater and general store. The house was built on top of the execution site of the thief Yankee Jim Robinson, who supposedly haunted the Whaley family since the day they moved in. For decades, visitors to the Whaley House have reported hearing strange sounds—footsteps and a baby’s cry—and seeing apparitions of a young woman on the second floor. Today, the house is a museum that attracts hundreds of visitors per month who want to admire its Greek Revival architecture or experience its hauntings.

Eden Brown Estate, St. Kitts

Eden Brown Estate in St. Kitts

For a spooky adventure, take a ride on the ferry from St. Kitts to its sister island Nevis and visit a former sugar plantation which is now haunted. The Eden Brown Estate was once owned by a wealthy businessman who planned to gift it to his daughter and her fiancé on the day of their wedding. However, tragedy struck when a mysterious duel between the groom and his best man left both men dead. To this day, locals claim they can still feel the fiancé’s sad spirit roaming the property, making it one of the most haunted places to visit in the Caribbean.

Raynham Hall, Norfolk

Raynham Hall in Norfolk

This country home in England has a gorgeous exterior and a dark past. The ghostly apparatus known as the “Brown Lady,” rumored to be Lady Dorothy Walpole, was captured on film in the December 1936 edition of Country Life. Some say Walpole died of starvation, while others believe she fell or was pushed down the stairs and died. Yet one thing is certain: Dorothy did not rest in peace, and her ghost was seen shortly after her death by servants, family members and visitors.

Poveglia, Italy

Poveglia island in Italy

Popular tourist destination Venice is only a half-mile away from the abandoned island of Poveglia, which has served as a quarantine zone for bubonic plague victims, storage space for Napoleon’s weapons, and the site of an early 20th-century insane asylum. Locals will tell you about the island’s haunted past. Visitors have reported hearing voices and screams and seeing dark, fleeting shadows. Many visitors say they begin to feel an oppressive evil feeling as soon as they step on the island. Poveglia remains totally abandoned and off bounds to most visitors. Even if you could visit the island, it may be difficult to find a ride because many locals believe they will be cursed if they step foot there.

Rose Hall Plantation, Jamaica

Rose Hall Plantation, Jamaica

Jamaica’s most famous ghost The White Witch reportedly haunts this eighteenth-century Georgian-style mansion in Montego Bay. A story that has been passed down through generations is that Annie Palmer, who was raised by a Haitian nanny after both of her parents died of yellow fever, later married and killed three husbands. She was buried in a tomb at Rose Hall. When a voodoo ritual was performed to keep her spirit from leaving the tomb, it backfired and trapped her ghost in the mansion forever, or so the story goes.

Château de Brissac, France

Château de Brissac in France

The famous tower Château de Brissac is known as the spot where Charlotte de Brézé—the illegitimate daughter of King Charles VII—was murdered by her husband. According to legend, she was killed after it was discovered that she had been having an affair. Visitors often report seeing a “Green Lady” – wearing Charlotte’s green dress – roaming the halls of the castle. The château is now a popular hotel and event venue and hosts special events such as a Christmas market and wine tastings from its own vineyards.

Bhangarh Fort, India

Bhangarh Fort in India

The 17th-century fort city of Bhangarh, which consists of fort walls, bazars, havelis, royal palaces, and numerous temples, is ranked as India’s most haunted fort. To this day, the oasis remains largely uninhabited due to a local legend that a sorcerer put a curse on it after his advances were rebuffed by a princess. It is possible to hire a local guide who can show you around the historic site and give you details of its past. The fort is closed between sunset and sunrise, as locals believe that anyone who spends the night amongst the ruins will never be seen again.

Myrtles Plantation, New Orleans

Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana

Built in 1796 by General David Bradford, Myrtles Plantation is home to at least 12 different spirits. The house is rumored to be on top of an Indian burial ground and has been called one of America’s most haunted sites. Legend has it that Chloe, a former slave at the plantation, had her ear chopped off after she was caught eavesdropping. She got her revenge by poisoning the owner’s daughter’s birthday cake and killing the family, but then she was hung by her fellow slaves. Chloe reportedly wanders the plantation, her head covered with a turban to conceal her severed ear. The house has been turned into a bed and breakfast, offering twelve rooms for guests who want to experience the paranormal. Ghost tours are held daily, as well as evening tours to attract thrill seekers.

Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire

Ancient Ram Inn in Gloucestershire

Ancient Ram Inn in Wotton-under-Edge, England, was built in 1145 and has played many roles over the centuries—a priest’s residence, housing for masons and slaves, an inn, and a public house. It also happens to be one seriously haunted spot. The inn is believed to be haunted by more than 20 spirits, including ghost children and a monk. Fearless travelers can book a ghost hunt at the inn in hopes of encountering these otherworldly beings.

Banff Springs Hotel, Canada

Banff Springs Hotel, Canada

Located in Canada’s Banff National Park, this chateau-style hotel was built in 1888 to encourage tourism and sell train tickets. But the inside of the hotel is a bit more Gothic than the outside—and we aren’t talking about the architecture. One of the best-known legends is about the “Ghost Bride,” who supposedly fell down the stone staircase during her wedding and now waits for people in the hotel ballroom. But the hotel’s not all doom and gloom. One of its former employees, Sam the bellman, is rumored to still haunt the place. He supposedly pulls shifts to help people with their bags before disappearing. The Banff Springs is now part of the prestigious Fairmont chain of luxury hotels and remains a popular year-round resort for visitors to Banff National Park.

Separate Prison, Tasmania

Separate Prison, Tasmania

Port Arthur’s Separate Prison operated a ‘silent system’ until the late 1800s. Prisoners were hooded and placed in solitary confinement, forbidden to speak to anyone. Conditions were so unbearable that countless inmates would murder their fellow prisoners rather than spend another minute there. Hundreds of hooded inmates are said to stalk the halls of Port Arthur at night, only a handful of the thousand people buried in the unmarked burial ground. The prison is now a historic site museum open to the public, with nightly ghost tours if you’re feeling brave.

La Recoleta Cemetery, Argentina

La Recoleta Cemetary, Argentina

La Recoleta Cemetery is a must-see for travellers in Buenos Aires, featuring thousands of statues, fairytale grottoes, and tombstones—including those of Argentina’s most iconic figures. But Recoleta also has its own ghost stories. One of the most famous involves David Alleno, a former caretaker who worked at the cemetery for 30 years before killing himself. People report hearing his keys jangling as he walks the pathways at dawn.

Langham Hotel, London

Langham Hotel in London

The Langham Hotel in London has welcomed literary legends Oscar Wilde and Mark Twain, as well as famous historical figures like Winston Churchill. Reports suggest that at least five ghosts haunt the 500-room hotel. Room 333 is believed to be the most haunted, but you could potentially run into any number of spirits, including Napoleon III or a German nobleman who committed suicide in the hotel. In 1991, the Langham Hotel underwent a £100 million refurbishment and re-branded as the Langham Hilton. It remains one of London’s most iconic hotels.

Teatro Tapia, Puerto Rico

Teatro Tapia in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is renowned for its natural beauty and rich history. The latter of these is the perfect setting for eerie experiences, one of the most famous of which is Teatro Tapia in San Juan, a theatre known for live performances and paranormal activity. There are rumors that the theatre is haunted by the spirit of an actress who died during a performance. She has been heard singing from the stage, and doors have been known to slam shut backstage. Teatro Tapia hosts frequent ballets and concerts, so pick up a ticket to see the local talent—and maybe a ghost or two.

Carl Beck House, Canada

Carl Beck House in Canada
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This house, originally built in the late 1800s by lumber baron Carl Beck, is known as one of the most haunted houses in Ontario. According to legend, Beck and his family lived in the house together; after Beck’s wife passed away, the eldest daughter, Mary, was put in charge of raising the younger children. Despite raising her younger siblings, she was left only a single dollar in her father’s will. Guests of Carl Beck House say they’ve seen a suited-up man being chased by a very angry woman wearing a dark-coloured blouse and skirt. You’d probably haunt the house too if your dad gave you a $1 inheritance. You can spend the night at Carl Beck House, which frequently lands on lists of the most haunted Airbnb properties. Rooms start from $98 a night.

Kellie’s Castle, Malaysia

Kellie’s Castle in Malaysia

When William Kellie-Smith began building a mansion in Malaysia for his wife in 1902, he didn’t know it would never be completed. He died suddenly in Lisbon of pneumonia in 1904 and neither his wife nor their children could bear to return to the property, so it was left to decay and become derelict. Tourists visiting the area for its nature and wildlife say they have seen ghostly figures standing by the window frames. Despite dying in Portugal, Mr. Kellie-Smith is said to haunt the second-floor hallway, no doubt disappointed his grand vision was never completed. Kellie’s Castle is still standing today, and you can schedule a private tour to learn all about the history of the building.

Stanley Hotel, Colorado

Stanley Hotel in Colorado

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, is famous for its connection to Stephen King’s horror novel “The Shining” but also has its own history of hauntings. Staff members claim to have encountered ghosts, including the maid from room 217, who is known to pack away guests’ clothing when they aren’t looking. The Stanley Hotel embraces its reputation and offers nightly ghost tours and psychic consultations with Madame Vera, the resident medium.

Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia

When the Eastern State Penitentiary opened in 1829, it took solitary confinement to a new level. Prisoners spent their time alone, ate alone, and exercised alone. They even had their heads covered with hoods when they left their cells so they couldn’t see or be seen. Overcrowding forced the prison to abandon its solitary system in 1913, but forms of punishment did not get any less severe before it closed for good in 1970. Reported paranormal happenings over the years have included disembodied laughter, shadowy figures, and pacing footsteps. The site welcomes thousands of visitors every year, who come for the museum and the annual Halloween celebrations.

St. Augustine Lighthouse, Florida

St. Augustine Lighthouse in Florida

The St. Augustine Lighthouse is visited by more than 216,000 people annually and is also known for its alleged paranormal activity. Alleged sightings of ghosts and other strange occurrences have been reported at the historic site since it was built in 1874. The ghost of a lighthouse keeper who fell to his death while painting the tower has been spotted watching over the grounds. Visitors have also claimed to hear children playing in and around the lighthouse, ever since three young girls drowned when their cart went careening off a pier into the ocean.

The Forbidden City, China

The Forbidden City in Beijing

If you are going to visit Beijing, don’t miss out on a trip to the Forbidden City, China’s former imperial palace that now serves as a museum. But you might not know that the popular tourist destination has quite the reputation among supernatural enthusiasts. During its 600-year tenure as a palace the city has had its share of scandals and tragedies, such as jealous concubines poisoning one another, and executions performed at the emperor’s request. Ever since it opened to the public in the 1940s, this palace has been the subject of many strange phenomena. One of the most common stories involves a woman dressed in white strolling around the grounds and sobbing.

Castle of Good Hope, South Africa

Castle of Good Hope in South Africa

The Castle of Good Hope, built by the Dutch East India Company in 1666, is South Africa’s oldest building. It served as a replenishment station for ships, as well as a military fortress and prison during the Second Boer War from 1899 to 1902. If you tour the fort today, you can visit many of its rooms and buildings, including the torture chamber. But prepare yourself the possibility of a ghostly encounter. In the 1700s, Governor Pieter van Noodt ordered several men to be hanged; one of them cursed him from the gallows, and van Noodt died of a heart attack later that day. According to the castle’s official website, he has been haunting its battlements ever since.

Crumlin Road Gaol, Ireland

Crumlin Road Gaol in Ireland

Belfast’s Crumlin Road Gaol is said to be one of the most haunted sites in Ireland. The prison, which held more than 25,000 prisoners over its 150-year history and is often referred to as Europe’s Alcatraz, reportedly held public executions and is said to have buried prisoners within its walls. Crumlin Road Gaol officially closed in 1996, but some say the ghosts of its past still roam the iron walkways. The jailed inmates are long gone, but you can take a daily tour of the prison and even enjoy a meal at its on-site restaurant. Crumlin Road Gaol has also served as a venue for conferences and weddings.

Aokigahara Forest, Japan

Aokigahara Forest in Japan

This forest at the foot of Mount Fuji has a dark history. It’s locally known as “Suicide Forest,” since approximately 500 people have killed themselves there since the 1950s. Some people say the forest’s association with demons in Japanese mythology is to blame for this trend. Others point to large underground deposits of iron, which interfere with compasses and make it easy to get lost. In fact, hikers mark their paths with tape or string so they can find their way back out again.

Burg Eltz, Germany

Burg Eltz in Germany

Burg Eltz, a castle in western Germany dating back to 1157, is surrounded by many myths – some of which have been told and retold for hundreds of years. The most compelling story is about a young countess named Agnes who called off her engagement after meeting her future husband. The scorned nobleman laid siege to the castle, and Agnes perished after fighting to defend her home. Her mournful spirit can still be sensed today, most strongly in her former bedroom where her armor and axe still hang on the wall.

Lizzie Borden House, Massachusetts

Lizzie Borden House

The Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast is the site of a gruesome and highly publicized murder. Although she was eventually acquitted, Lizzie Borden was suspected of killing her father and stepmother with a hatchet in their home in 1892. Since then, guests have reported ghost sightings, as well as strange noises and occurrences in the house. Ghost tours are offered for those who want to get a firsthand experience of this allegedly haunted site.

Borgvattnet Vicarage, Sweden

Borgvattnet Vicarage in Sweden

The old vicarage in Borgvattnet, a small village in northern Sweden, has been known for decades as one of the most haunted houses in the country. Built in 1876, strange occurrences have been reported since the 1960s. Residents have claimed to see a woman dressed in grey, as well as other unexplained phenomena – such as strange sounds and objects moving about. The house now hosts a bed-and-breakfast, and the proprietors will reward you with a certificate if you stay throughout the night.

Akershus Fortress, Norway

Akershus Fortress in Norway

The Akershus Castle is a medieval castle in Oslo, Norway. It was built as a defensive stronghold for the city, and it is rumored to be one of the most haunted places in all of Norway. A few of the most popular sights include a ghostly dog named Malcanisen, who is said to guard the gates to the castle, and the face of a woman with no eyes. Free admission to the castle makes it a popular stop for ghost hunters visiting Oslo.

Gettysburg Battlefield, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania

The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the Civil War, and it’s no wonder that paranormal energy is said to still linger in the area where the battle took place. Many visitors have reported seeing apparitions of Civil War soldiers wandering the fields, and you can take a ghost tour to learn more about the area’s tragic history yourself.

Lawang Sewu, Indonesia

Lawang Sewu in Indonesia

Built in the early 20th century by Dutch colonialists, Lawang Sewu housed the head office of the Dutch East Indian Railway Company before it was used as a detention camp by the Japanese during WWII. The building has been the site of many harsh interrogations, tortures, and violent executions. As a result, it is considered to be one of Indonesia’s most haunted landmarks. Locals have reported sightings of various ghosts at the place, including a Dutch woman, headless spirits, and a kuntilanak (a female vampiric ghost in Malaysian and Indonesian mythology). Today, tourists are free to visit the abandoned site of Lawang Sewu, perhaps to confirm whether or not any of the many ghost stories tied to it have any basis in reality.

Bilsington Priory, United Kingdom

Founded in the early 13th century by Sir John Mansell, Bilsington Priory was a monastery that was, for a time, inhabited by the Black Cannons of St. Augustine’s order. Over the course of several hundred years, the monastery somehow became the base of operations for a group of drug smugglers, who allegedly committed some pretty unsavoury acts on the Priory’s grounds. Multiple visitors to Bilsington Priory have reported witnessing phantom monks, who wordlessly glide through rooms and up staircases, and people have claimed that dogs get extremely agitated if brought within the building. Despite its spooky reputation, the Priory is a highly sought after wedding venue.

Casa Loma, Canada

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Casa Loma can be found in the Canadian city of Toronto. The castle was built in 1932 as a Gothic revival project by Canadian businessman and financier Henry Pellatt, and, like all good haunted castles, it contains a number of secret passages and storage areas. Whilst there is no public record of anything heinous ever happening on Casa Loma’s grounds, there are allegedly still a number of spirits who call the castle home, and numerous visitors have reported paranormal encounters. The owners of the estate lean into its reputation and adorn it with spooky decorations every halloween.

Driskill Hotel, Texas

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Situated in the heart of Texas, the Driskill hotel was constructed in 1866 by cattle baron Jesse Driskill. Throughout the years the Driskill Hotel has hosted many large celebrations, and has been visited by countless celebrities and politicians. The deaths of several patrons in the hotel’s rooms has lead to its haunted reputation, with many guests describing apparitions roaming the halls. The establishment’s spookiest tale is that of the ‘suicide brides’, two women on their honeymoons who committed suicide in the same room – exactly 20 years apart.

Winchester Castle, California

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Given that the origin of Winchester Caste sounds like it was ripped straight from the pages of a Steven King novel, it’s not surprising that the abode has a reputation for being infested with spirits. After the death of William Wirt Winchester, the proprietor of the rifle company that bears his name, his wife Sarah ordered the construction of a labyrinthian complex in which she could seek refuge from the vengeful ghosts of those slain by her husband’s weapons. The castle boasts 160 rooms and 47 staircases, some of which lead directly into the ceiling, and there are a number of secret passages. Over the years, visitors to the castle have reported spooky sights and sounds, inspiring a 2009 indie-horror flick titled “Haunting of Winchester House”.

Hay House, Georgia

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Hay House can be found in Macon, a city in the centre of Georgia. Referred to by some as the ‘Palace of the South,’ Hay House was commissioned by businessman William Butler Johnston, who, inspired by his travels to Italy, had it built in a Renaissance Revival style. At the time of construction, Hay House was one of the first properties in America to boast hot and cold running water, central heating, and a ‘speaker tube’ which allowed for communication across the property. The building is now open to the public, and throughout the years many visitors have reported catching glimpses of spirits.

Bruce Castle Museum, United Kingdom

Located within the London borough of Tottenham, Bruce Castle has a reputation amongst the locals for being haunted. Before it was a museum, the castle was home to Lady Constantia Lucy, who lived with her husband and young daughter. According to legend, Lady Lucy was kept confined in a small locked room by her abusive husband, and eventually escaped her ordeal by flinging herself off a balcony – taking her child with her. Multiple visitors to Bruce Castle have reported seeing the silhouette of Lady Lucy in one of the castle’s many windows.

The Red Onion Saloon, Alaska

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With its open, snow-blasted plains and thick, ominous forests, Alaska already scores quite high on the creepy scale, and provides the perfect backdrop for haunting buildings. Located within the Alaskan mining town of Skagway, the Red Onion opened its doors in 1898, providing a saloon and brothel for the town’s weary miners. These days the establishment operates as a restaurant but, according to staff, one of the prostitutes who used to work in the brothel still drifts from room to room.

Palacio de Linares, Spain

The Palacio de Linares is one of the most opulent buildings in Madrid. The palace was built as a home for Don José Murga and his wife, Raimunda Osorio, the Marquis and Marchioness of Linares. According to local legends, the building is still haunted by the ghost of the couples daughter, who supposedly died prematurely within the home. The palace is open to visitors, but apparently once everyone has left the sounds of a young girl singing can be heard echoing softly around the palace’s cavernous rooms.

Catacombs, Paris

If ghosts do exist, then it’s a near certainty that they can be found in the Paris Catacombs. A strong contender for the creepiest location on Earth, the catacombs snake beneath the streets of Paris for almost 500 miles, and they are stacked with thousands upon thousands of human bones. The catacombs were built in in 1706 and had largely been forgotten about, until a discarded camcorder containing a horrifying tape was discovered in one of the passageways. The footage recorded an explorer’s attempts to navigate after he got lost in the catacomb’s labyrinth-like corridors, and ends with him suddenly emitting a blood-curdling scream, running as fast as he can, and finally dropping the camera.

Pluckley Village, United Kingdom

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Considered by some to be the most haunted place in the United Kingdom, if not the entire world, Pluckley is a rural village of about 1,000 inhabitants. Multiple locations around the village are reported to be stalked by the lingering souls of the dead; Dickey Buss’s Lane is home to the apparition of a headmaster who can be found hanging from a tree, a phantom horse and carriage is said to roam the village’s cobbled streets at night, and the spirit of a highwayman haunts the appropriately named Fright Lane. Unsurprisingly, Pluckley Village is high on the list of must-visit destinations for ghost hunters and those interested in the paranormal.

Corvin Castle, Romania

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Corvin Castle is the infamous historical abode of Vlad III, more commonly known as Vlad the Impaler. Vlad was the ruler of Wallachia between 1448 and 1477, and was known for indulging his sadistic streak, often torturing his victims by impaling them on long spikes and dining amongst their still skewered corpses. Tales of Vlad’s sadism have become legendary in Romania, serving as Bram Stoker’s inspiration for the character Dracula. Bearing all this in mind, it’s not hard to see why Corvin Castle is considered by many to be haunted.

Isla de las Muñecas, Mexico

Isla de las Muñecas translates to ‘Island of the Dolls,’ which sounds like the next instalment of the Conjuring franchise. The island can be found in a canal just south of Mexico City, and its sole inhabitant is Don Julian Santana Barrera, who acts as the caretaker. According to Barrera, he once found a young girl floating lifeless in the waters off the island, and – as if the incident wasn’t creepy enough already – took her doll and hung it in a tree. Over the subsequent years, visitors have placed other dolls in the island’s trees, and Barrera claims that the girls spirit possesses them, causing them to move and speak. Truly horrifying stuff.

Leap Castle, Ireland

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Leap Castle was built in the 13th century, and its history is filled with bloodshed and horror. Throughout the centuries the castle was occupied by various Irish clans, united by a shared a love of violence, and the building is said to be haunted by hundreds of souls who met gruesome ends within the stony walls. One of the castle’s most horrifying features was its oubleitte – a claustrophobic nightmare of a dungeon which was found to contain over 150 corpses. Leap’s most iconic ghoul is a lady dressed in red, who stalks the halls brandishing a dagger.

Mote Park, United Kingdom

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Tucked away in ‘The Garden of England’, Mote Park used to be a private estate, but has since been converted and is now accessible to the public. However, Mote House, the park’s stately home, remains out of bounds and has hasn’t been disturbed for the last 300 years. Locals have described the park as a hotbed for paranormal activity, with the most commonly reported apparition being the ghost of a little girl. One woman who lives near Mote Park described how, when taking a shortcut through the estate one night, she saw a mysterious cloud of white light that gradually coalesced into the shape of a child. The woman didn’t say what happened next, but presumably it involved panic and sprinting.

The Cavelier, Virginia

A grandiose hotel with more than a passing resemblance to The Overlook, The Cavelier can be found in Virginia Beach. The hotel’s reputation for spooky goings-on began in the 20s, when Adolf Coors, proprietor of Coors Beer, politely excused himself from breakfast one morning, returned to his sixth-floor room, and flung himself out the window to his death. Other mysterious deaths have taken place on the hotel’s grounds, though non quite so high profile, and the hotel profits from its haunted reputation as hundreds of ghost enthusiasts book rooms every year in the hope of a paranormal encounter.

Amityville Horror House, New York

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In 1976, Ronald Defeo Jr. murdered six members of his family, shooting them with a rifle whilst they slept. Defeo soon confessed, telling detectives, “once I started I just couldn’t stop”. However, despite extensive interviews, no real motive was ever uncovered, and Defeo’s version of events changed frequently. A year after the killings, another family, the Lutzes, bought the property. As soon as they moved in, the Lutzes found themselves on the receiving end of aggressive paranormal phenomena. Doors were violently slammed shut, an eery red room was revealed to the family, and when they brought a priest in a disembodied voice began screaming, “get out”. After 26 days, the Lutzes packed their bags and fled.

Bodie State Historic Park, California

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During the California gold rush of 1842, prospectors found a deep vein in Bodie State Historic Park, and a thriving mining town soon developed around it. However, once the vein had been exhausted the miners moved on, leaving the place a perfectly preserved, eery ghost town – literally, according to some people. Visitors to Bodie State Historic Park have reported the sight of phantom miners shuffling around, and those brave enough to venture into the mineshaft claim the sounds of mining still reverberate through the subterranean passages.

The Parkland Walk Spriggan, United Kingdom

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Anything abandoned immediately takes on a spooky quality, and the Parkland Walk proves that railway lines are no exception. Running between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace, the Parkland Walk railway line hasn’t been used for years, allowing lush vegetation to take over. The walk is quite beautiful, but it is also undeniably creepy, especially when you stumble upon the Parkland Walk Spriggan, an incredibly unnerving statue that leers menacingly from the undergrowth. Naturally, the Spriggan is the source of many paranormal tales, and many swear that they’ve seen it move or – worse – heard it talk to them.

Queen Mary, California

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Hotels are notorious hotbeds for paranormal activity, so it makes sense that cruise liners would be too. The RMS Queen Mary spent 30 years sailing The Atlantic, before finally being decommissioned in 1997 and taking up permanent residence in Long Beach, California. The vessel is still open to visitors, and many of those who have stepped onboard have reported spooky encounters, which is perhaps unsurprising considering that over 50 people have passed away on the ship.

Old Operating Theatre, United Kingdom

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If places are haunted because of the events that transpired within them, then the Old Operating Theatre, which can be found near London Bridge, is almost guaranteed to be teeming with restless spirits. The operating theatre was one of London’s first, and was established at a time when surgery was more art than science. Crucially, anaesthetic had yet to be invented, so the walls would have regularly echoed with the sounds of screaming patients, most of whom died during surgery. The Old Operating Theatre is open to morbid visitors, and many have reported phantom shrieks and moans.