Whatever cultural differences may exist in countries, one thing always found similar is the existence of ghost believers and non-believers. There are always stories about ghosts and horror experiences in each and every country that doesn’t really mean that you have to travel to each one of those to know more about them.
You can also read about them right here, and have goosebumps. So let’s begin to know more about horror experiences which took place around the globe. I am sure these are a must-read for non-believers as it’s the key to believing.
1.Mexico has an Island of the Dolls, Xochimilco
Dolls have every reason to creep you out. Not because of the horror movies based on them but because of the horror experiences taken place due to them. In Mexico, a small island also gives us new reasons to be scared of dolls. This place is a home to endless terrifying dolls with broken limbs, smashed heads and blank eyes.
History also has a story about it which says that a girl was found drowned in mysterious circumstances many years ago on this island and the dolls are possessed by her spirit. Localites and tourists also said that when on a boat one can see dolls luring them to come down to the island.
2. Mary King’s Close in Edinburgh
What rather looks beautiful from a vivid traveller’s eye is devastating. This place was once hard hit by plague in 16th and 17th century and since then has been added to the list of “Horrifying Places”. Facts have it that all the plague-struck people were left on the streets to die alone from the fear of others catching the gruesome sickness.
One little girl, Annie was also one of those people left on the streets and now it has been reported by many people that they have felt the little girl grasping their hand, making odd noises and trying to make her presence felt.
3. Old Changi Hospital in Singapore
This hospital was built in 1935 to serve the British Royal Air Force and was then named as RAF Hospital. However, it couldn’t function for a long time as Japan used the hospital as a prison camp for British soldiers and their allies.
This hospital has witnessed a lot of murders, tortures and deaths which still make a difference. Visitors report hearing people screaming and seeing strange shadows both in daylight and during the night.
4. Greyfriars Kirkyard in Scotland
This is one of the most horrifying cemeteries in the world. Haunting the cemetery is George MacKenzie, called the MacKenzie Poltergeist, who is said to be one of the most aggressive and active paranormal figures around.
5. The Skirride Inn in Wales
Skirrid Inn is the residence of several spirits, and various supernatural occurrences have happened there. Incidents here include flying perfume glasses, rustling of a lady’s dress, sound of soldiers in the courtyard, and sightings of a lady in white.
Apart from this a few visitors have also confessed that they had a strangling feeling, when inside the house.
6. Aokigahara in Mount Fuji, Japan
Aokigahara is the most infamous forest of Japan for it has been a home to more than 500 confirmed suicides since the 1950s. Those abandoned in the forest would die long, horrible, drawn out deaths due to starvation. Because of that, Aokigahara is also said to be haunted by the souls of these abandoned people.
7. Rose Hall, Jamaica
The spirit of Annie Palmer haunts the grounds of Rose Hall Plantation near Montego Bay. she was born in Haiti to an English mother and Irish father and spent most of her life with them. When her parents died of yellow fever, she was adopted by a nanny who taught her witchcraft and voodoo.
She moved to Jamaica and married John Palmer, owner of Rose Hall Plantation. Annie murdered Palmer along with two subsequent husbands and numerous male plantation slaves, later being murdered herself by a slave.
8. Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan
No one is allowed inside Bhangarh Fort once the sun sets as then it turns into a spirit abode. Spirits are supposed to roam the fort at night. People often hear strange noises of screaming, crying voices of women, the clinking of bangles in the rooms, etc. and there are many reports of invisible people talking.
It is said that whoever enters the fort after sunset will not return the next morning.
9. Beechwood Lunatic Asylum, Australia
This is a psychiatric hospital which has been closed for over 125 years now. There are reports which tell about the horror experiences happening here like, doors swinging open by themselves, and mysterious screams.
People see a quickly vanishing figure of a man, who appears near the asylum’s cellar, and a woman was photographed standing at the window from which she was reputedly thrown by other patients.
10. Moosham Castle in Austria
This castle is located outside Salzburg, Austria and has seen over 100 people getting killed. It is said that many of these tortured and murdered souls still roam the halls and grounds, seeking revenge.
11. Highgate Cemetery, North London, England
This graveyard is one of the most scariest graveyards in the world with so many paranormal activities happening behind the gothic walls. The 177-year-old resting place has been at the center of some of the world’s most spine-tingling legends.
Many people have seen the spirit of an old lady often spotted running wildly among the graves searching for the children she’s said to have murdered. There’s also a morose phantom commonly seen quietly staring up into the sky. If you approach her too quickly she will vanish, only to reappear a few yards away.
12. Ossuary Monastery of San Francisco, Lima, Peru
Beneath the church in Lima there are buried skulls and bones of an estimated 70,000 people . These skulls and bones are decoratively arranged and long forgotten. Some of the dead are believed to haunt the underground passages, and visitors often leave feeling sick or nauseous.
13. Hotel Fern Hill, Ooty, India
Hotel horrors are not so uncommon in India. This hotel has also had the shooting of the movie, Raaz and an incident related to the same is here. Choreographer Saroj Khan and her crew woke up one night to the noise of rearrangement of furniture on the first floor.
They tried to contact the reception, but the telephone line was dead. Next morning the receptionist pointed out that there was no first floor in the hotel. This incident was only one of the many cases due to which the hotel was eventually shut down.