5 creepiest places in the world: Part II
There are several creepy and spooky places across the world with a gruesome past that is enough to send chills down your spine. Are you an adventurous traveler who is up for the challenge of visiting such places? We covered five such sites in our previous edition of the topic, and are back with five more such sites. Curious to know more? Read on!
If you are planning a trip to Victoria in Australia, then do pay a visit to the Aradale Lunatic Asylum which has a brutal past. The asylum was started in 1867 to accommodate psychotic patients who were tortured using electroshock therapy and lobotomy. The asylum has witnessed 13,000 deaths and visitors have reported seeing shadows and hearing whispers throughout the asylum.
The Hoia-Baciu Forest in Romania is well-known around the world for its paranormal occurrences. Also called the "Bermuda Triangle of Transylvania," many believe that people who visit the forest disappear under mysterious circumstances. The forest is covered with crooked trees and locals believe that evil spirits lurk among those trees. People who passed through the forest have complained about nausea, rashes, and anxiety.
The Edinburgh Castle in Scotland attracts a lot of visitors throughout the year. However, not many know about the castle's horrid past. The castle's prison cells are 900 years old and visitors have reported sighting French prisoners from the Seven Year War and colonial prisoners from the American Revolutionary War. Many have also sighted the ghost of a dog wandering around the castle.
If you are in Beijing, definitely visit Forbidden City, a museum which was China's former imperial palace. The museum is one of the largest and most well-maintained wooden structures in the world. The palace had witnessed multiple gruesome murders and executions during its 600-year tenure. There have been reports of various supernatural phenomena, including a woman in white strolling around the museum grounds.
Whaley House is a haunted house in San Diego that was later transformed into a museum. It was built in 1857 by Thomas Whaley. However, his family faced tragic deaths after Whaley started seeing the ghost of a thief who was hanged in the house. If you dare, take the late-night "ghost hunting tour" that happens on the last weekend of each month.