Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Top 5 most haunted places to visit in the world

Snehal Mathias | August 2, 2016 7:00 am Print
Here are five most dangerous places on the Earth, and we warn you these places are not for the faint hearts, before you pack your travel bags. Check out the world's most haunted places....

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The Bhanghar Fort, India

It is located on the way to Alwar and Jaipur in Rajasthan, India. Legend says, there was a black magic sorcerer who fell in love with the Princess of Bhangar. The sorcerer tied to seduce the princess with a bowl of magic potion. She figured out his intentions and threw the bowl against a huge boulder. The boulder started rolling and it rolled right in the path of him and he was crushed to death. But before his tragic death, he cursed the town, saying that the residents of this place would have unnatural death and their spirits will stay here for centuries to haunt the fort.

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Soon after, the town was invaded. Most of its residents, including the princess, were killed.  The rest abandoned the fort. It is also said that any person who has been to this place after dusk didn’t come back!

Beechwood Lunatic Asylum, Victoria, Australia

It is located in a town of Victoria, Australia. The asylum functioned from 1867 until 1995. It is said that the asylum was open to literally everyone, from patients admitted by family or relatives to those wandering the streets and criminally insane. To get admitted only two signatures were required where as, to be discharged, eight signatures were required. This made a lot harder to get out than to get in. Disembodied screams are often heard and heavy doors open and shut on their own making a huge noise. Apparitions are reported from cellars to the uppermost parts of the buildings. It is said that about 1200 patients lived, while 9000 perished in its 130-year old history. Souls are haunting it even to day.

Island of the Dolls – Xochimilco, Mexico

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It is located on Lake Teshuilo in Xochimilco near Mexico City. This is the most unique haunted locations in the world. In the 1950’s, a man named Julian Santan Barrera moved to this island only to find that it was haunted by the spirit of a little girl who drowned there mysteriously decades before. He started collecting dolls to protect himself from her ghost. He gathered them from trash heaps and hung them around the island. After 50 years of collecting dolls and hanging them on the island he was found drowned in the same spot where the girl had died. The dolls move their heads and arms and even opened their eyes mostly at night. Tourists now flock to this island and it has become very famous for which it was featured in many articles and TV shows.

Monte Cristo Homestead, New South Wales, Australia

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Located in the town of Junee, New South Wales, tragic and violent deaths had occurred here. It was built by Australian pioneer Christopher William Crawley in 1885. It is said that a maid who became pregnant because of the owner was pushed from the balcony and a stable boy was tragically burnt to death while he was sleeping. It is even said that Mrs. Crawley never left the house in 23 years except for once and Mr. Crawley had developed a mental illness after an accident. He was chained to the back of the cottage for more than 30 years. Olive Ryan and her late husband, who purchased the Victorian manor in 1963 say, it is still haunted by the ghosts of previous owners. Onlookers get respite only when they come out of the mansion. It is also common to find people turning blue and screaming.

Hell Fire Club on Montpelier Hill, Ireland

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It is located at a hill in County Dublin, Ireland. It is one of the most haunted place in Ireland’s history. Many haunting and supernatural events are rumored to have happened here. According to one anecdote, members of the Hellfire Club set fire to Montpelier Hill for their Satanic rituals and black masses. The place was infamous for black masses and sacrifices, kidnapping, murder, and then eating alive a farmer’s daughter. There are appearances of a demonic black cat swinging the locked doors of the mansion.

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Snehal Mathias
Snehal Mathias
Snehal Mathias, an enthusiastic food lover and a traveler. Writes for entertainment, food, travel, fashion, beauty, health and lifestyle.
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