7 spookiest places around the globe

Dristi Sharma
Dristi SharmaNov 06, 2022 | 08:00

7 spookiest places around the globe

Spooktober is over, but not our fascination with the horror genre. From horror movies to stories, we are interested in all. If you are missing spooky content on your feed, we have got you.

If you are making plans for taking a vacation and horror excites you, don't forget to add these places to your bucket list:

1. Hoia-Baciu Forest, Romania: Named after a shepherd and his flock of 200 sheep that went missing, Hoia Baciu came to international attention in 1968 when Emil Barnea, a military technician, photographed what he claimed was a UFO.  

Hoia-Baciu is also known as the 'Bermuda Triangle of Transylvania', as many people have been reported missing in these forests and that it might have an entrance to another dimension. Some attribute the eerie atmosphere might be enhanced by the spooky curves of the trees that populate the forest.


2. Isla de las Muñecas or Island of the Dolls, Mexico: Mexico's Isla de las Muñecas or Island of the Dolls is straight out of a horror movie. There are no concrete buildings, no electricity or running water. Just wooden structures and dolls. It is full of mutilated and creepy dolls. Would you dare step inside?  


3. Mukesh Mills, Mumbai: Build in the 1870s by the East India Company, the mill was shut down soon due to a fire, reason for which is still unknown. Till now, the place remains a ruin with people reporting it to be a site of paranormal activity. Hollywood movies are still shot here, as it is a perfect place for that Bollywood masala. However, Tripoto reports that the shootings here do not continue here after evening and people several people have reported that they were being 'possessed'. (Do you think it is true? Let us know in the comments).

4. Poveglia Island, Venice: Poveglia is now illegal to visit. It is a small island which is less than half a kilometre from Venice's canals. It was a place for plague victims to be quarantined, a place to store Napoleon's weaponry, and a location for an insane asylum in the early 20th century. According to stories, the facility was the site of terrible medical experimentation, reports cntraveler. 

Locals still claim to hear echoing chimes from the island-even though the bell was removed decades ago. 

5. Chuuk Lagoon, Micronesia: If graveyards creep you out, this place is not for you but if you are one of the few sociopaths who find graveyards peaceful, this underwater graveyard is for you. Yes, you heard it right Chuuk Lagoon features an underwater graveyard which has its horror story from World War II. 

During World War II, the Japanese Navy used the Chuuk Lagoon in Micronesia (formerly known as Truk Lagoon) as a defended base. In 1944, American forces struck Chuuk Lagoon during a three-day airstrike.

The "Ghost Fleet of Truk Lagoon" is now made up of dozens of abandoned battleships, aeroplanes, tanks, and railroad waggons that fell to the lagoon's floor and some supernatural believers, underwater ghosts.

6.  Aokigahara - Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan: Aokigahara is often referred to as the "Sea of Trees" or the "Suicide Forest." It is located in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park in Japan and is renowned for its thick forests.

It is close to Mount Fuji. The forest was the topic of a 2016 movie, and locals believe it to be a hotspot of paranormal activity, according to USN, after a well-known book with a woodland setting was published, the forest started to see 50 to 100 suicides every year. 

7. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan: Located at the border of the Sariska Tiger Reserve in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, Bhangarh Fort is a 17th-century fort, infamous all over India for being the 'Most haunted place in India'. The oasis has reportedly been 'cursed' ever since a local princess turned down a sorcerer's proposals, leaving it largely abandoned to this day.

Have you visited any of these sites? Let us know in the comments section.

Read More: Inside India's real-life Hogwarts in Assam: Black magic, witchcraft, human sacrifice

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