03/15You know immediately when you walk into somewhere you shouldn’t be. You start to feel a chill down your spine. The hair on your arms stands on end and you constantly get the feeling that someone bad is about to happen. Scary, haunted, and creepy places appeal to so many because they provide a rush, a sense of danger and more than anything a mysterious appeal to venture into the unknown. Although it might take a lot longer to talk myself into entering said places than most, I do enjoy exploring a creepy location inspired by urban legend or a historical event. Some places just look down right creepy. That’s why I find these places so intriguing. Here are the 20 creepiest places in the world, so turn all your lights on, and get ready for the hair on the back of your neck to rise.
1. The Cincinnati Subway System in Ohio, USA – Cincinnati was booming in the early 1900’s and required a better public transit system. Officials opted for a $12 million dollar subway system under the ground but ran out of money after about $6 million was spent. Thus the project never was finished and underneath the city lies abandoned tunnels and tracks with no trains.
2. Scott’s Hut, Antarctica – Robert Scott and a team of men were setting off to reach the South Pole. They left the safety of their shelter in the winter of 1911 on an 800 mile journey to the bottom of the Earth. When they finally reached the South Pole they discovered that another team had beaten them to the location by almost a month. Full of despair they returned to the hut but never made it back. They all perished in the ice and the original shelter was completely forgotten about. It was buried in snow for 40 years before a US team decided to find the shelter. When they uncovered it, everything inside was perfectly preserved due to the extreme cold.
3. Lome’s Voodoo Market, Togo West Africa – Voodoo is an actual religion practiced by many cultures around the world. It is especially prevalent in Togo, West Africa. Here you will find Tome’s Voodoo Market, which is the largest voodoo paraphernalia market in the world. Whatever you need, it’s here.
4. Chuuk Lagoon, New Guinea – In a very large area in the sea just north of New Guinea, an epic battle raged. In February of 1944, the US Navy launched a full scale attack on the Imperial Japanese Army dubbed Operation Hailstone. It was one of the most brutal fights the Pacific has seen and thousands of soldiers, weapons and war machinery fell to the cold depths below. There they have stayed, untouched for nearly 70 years.
5. The Tomb Of Sunken Skulls, Sweden – When scientists were excavating a prehistoric dry lake bed in Motala, Sweden, they uncovered something nobody was expecting. A giant stone sealed structure. Within the structure they found animal bones, stone tools and 8,000 year old skulls from 10 people. The skulls ranged from children to the elderly. One skull stood out and upon further investigation they found that one skull was embedded with fragments of another human skull inside the cranium.
6. Griffith Park Zoo, Los Angeles, California – In Griffith Park Zoo you will find the old abandoned remains of the L.A. County Zoo. The city decided to leave the remnants standing rather than tearing them down as a sort of museum. The old zoo is now just a desolate place of old rotting cages and buildings that housed many exotic animals.
7. The Kabayan Burial Caves, Philippines – Loggers in the northern Philippines were scaling down a mountain when they stumbled on a cave system. When they entered, their jaws dropped as they saw hundreds of skulls and bones scattered about. They found big walnut like coffins that contained the mummified bodies of the Ibaloi people.
8. Muynak, Uzbekistan – In Muynak, you will find dozens of ships stranded in the middle of what looks like a massive desert. In fact Muynak used to be a very popular shipping port but over the years the 4th largest lake in the world simply dried up leaving the steel remains. The Russian government diverted all the water feeding the lake so now it sits as a dry ship graveyard in the middle of nowhere.
9. The Largest Mass Cannibal Grave, Germany – While digging around the site of a 7,000 year old village called Herxheim, Dr. Bruno Boulestin uncovered a human bone. While carefully digging the bone they found another from another body. They found more and more until a total of 500 bodies were uncovered. All of the bones had human teeth marks in them and scrape marks from tools used to scrape meat off. The bones were also broken apart and the marrow was scraped out to be eaten.
10. Abandoned Laboratory, Russia – A group of urban explorers came across an old sealed building that was too intriguing to pass up. They broke inside and found old lab equipment and supplies which had been abandoned long ago. They found rooms full of glass jars covered in dust. When they wiped the dust away they saw that all the jars were full of pickled human brains. The building was an experimental site during The Cold War and was hastily abandoned for no apparent reason. Now it sits full of disembodied human brains.
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