There is no doubt about it, Interests in ghosts and the paranormal have grown since the inception of Tv shows and over the top Hollywood movies. However, even though the media has sensationalized scary homes, possessed people and more, there are places you would think twice of going.
We have compiled 4 places that are considerd the scariest places on earth and when you look into the history, you can see why.
1. Beechworth Lunatic Asylum
Located in Victoria, Australia, the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum was founded in 1867 and closed in 1995. The asylum housed up to 1200 patients at a time, and more than 9000 died there. Three ghosts (two women and a man) have been sighted on multiple occasions. One of the women even appears in photos from time to time. As the stories go at haunted buildings, screams can be heard throughout the buildings, and doors close on their own.
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2. The Princess Theatre
The Princess Theatre is a highly popular tourist destination in Melbourne, Australia, but not all visitors come just for a good show. The theatre is home to a friendly ghost named Federici. Frederick “Federici” Baker, an opera performer, died in the theatre one night after a massive heart attack. There are many reports of people who have encountered Federici, long after his death in 1888.
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3. Bhangarh Fort
This abandoned city in Rajasthan, India is thought to be one of the most haunted places in the world, and with good reason. Though there are many legends surrounding the haunting of Bhangarh Fort, one thing is certain: no tourists are permitted there after dark.
Located in Japan, this place has come to be known as “suicide forest”. The name alone is enough to suggest just how eerie this location is. The forest is dense with trees, blocking the wind, which makes for an exceptionally quiet surrounding. Many people choose to hang themselves, or overdose on drugs in Aokigahara, hence its nickname. Though the Japanese authorities try to keep statistics quiet, it is estimated that at least 100 people die in the forest every year. Signs have actually been posted, urging people to reconsider taking their own lives. Many believe that the souls of those who committed suicide remain there.