Humans have conceived some fairly interesting ideas over the years. We’ve built some amazing things that after years of neglect have become rather haunting. Not to be outdone, Mother Nature has contributed to this list as well. Here are 25 of the creepiest places on planet Earth.
25) Kabayan Mummy Caves
24) Candido Godoi
Once a refuge for Nazi scientist Joseph Mengele, Candido Godoi is known as twin capital of the world. They’re an unusual number of them here. Mengele was oddly fascinated with twins, but scientists think inbreeding is more likely the cause and not some perceived Nazi scientific experimentation.
23) Poveglia Island, Venice, Italy
22) British Sea Forts
In northern India you’ll find the small village of Jinta. Every year in the fall, thousands of birds arrive, circle overhead and between the hours of 7 and 10 pm, in a singular area, they dive to their deaths. No one knows why.
18) Prague’s Old Jewish Cemetery
In order to save space, the city of Prague built a Jewish cemetery on top of another – 11 times. This creepy place has been filled to capacity so often and it looks like something from a nightmare now.
17) Detroit’s Abandoned Buildings
16) Matsuo Ghost Mine
15) Paris Catacombs
14) The Body Farm
The University of Tennessee in Knoxville has a research facility in the woodlands where they bury corpses so they can be studied in various states of composition for crime scenes and murder investigations.
13) The Winchester House
This place was constructed by Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester fortune. She believed she was haunted by those killed by Winchester rifles. She also believed the only way to stop the hauntings was to construct a house and never, ever quit building it. The end result is a creepy, maze-like residence.
10) The Overtoun Bridge
Located in Scotland, this bridge has witnessed over 600 people commit suicide by plunging over the edge, but that’s not the creepy part. Every year roughly a dozen dogs do the same thing, and no one can figure out why.
9) San Zhi UFO Houses
The locals call these the “death pods” and most are too afraid to go near them. It was once a luxury resort but was shut down by the government after a series of strange circumstances and a lot of fatal accidents.
8) Takakonuma Greenland Park
7) The Sedlec Ossuary
6) Leap Castle
5) Beelitz Military Hospital
4) Actun Tunichil Muknal
3) Hellingly Hospital
2) Isla de las Munecas
It’s creepy and it’s called the Island of the Dolls. Legends claim that a young girl once drowned off the coast and the island’s lone inhabitant, Don Julian, found her doll in the water. Later he discovered another, then another, and another. The dolls kept coming and he hung them in tribute. Later he’d go on to die in the same place the girl had.
1) Aokigahara Forest
It’s called the ‘suicide’ forest and it’s located on Mount Fuji. Since the 1950s, Japanese residents have come here to die. The place is littered with bodies and remnants from the once-living.