Top 10 Creepiest Places in the World

Creepiest Places in the World

Do you thirst for some ghost hunting experience? Whether you’re a psychic who wants to explore the unknown, or some crazy ghost loving person, then there’s surely a number of places that would serve your needs. Get ready to mark up your maps as the top 10 creepiest places in the world will be described to you in the next few paragraphs!

1. AokiGahara Forest

AokiGahara Forest
AokiGahara Forest Photo credit: keiokun / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

Location: Mount Fuji, Japan

AokiGahara Forest is a woodland forest located at the base of Mt. Fuji. It is quite creepy for being named as Suicide Forest. A huge number of people have taken their lives in this forest, and the reasons for such horrendous acts have never been uncovered before. There are numerous sign encouraging people to find purpose in life and to think of their value in this world.

2. The Catacombs of Paris

The Catacombs of Paris
The Catacombs of Paris Photo credit: Eric.Parker / Foter / CC BY-NC

Location: Paris, France

There came a time that the cemeteries of Paris could no longer accommodate all of the dying people’s bodies, which is why the Catacombs of Paris was built. The catacombs are made of human remains. Its 200 miles long stretch of caves filled with approximately 6 million dead people’s remains.

3. Old Changi Hospital

Old Changi Hospital
Old Changi Hospital Photo credit: Nir Sinay / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

Location: Singapore

Back in World War II, Singapore was also invaded by Japan, and among the places used as torture areas was the Old Changi Hospital. Prisoners who are taken by the Japanese Secret Police were tormented here. They say that you could see bloody soldiers walking by, and hear children running around the halls.

4. Stanley Hotel

Stanley Hotel
Stanley Hotel Photo credit: rocketlass / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

Location: Colorado, USA

One of the creepiest places hotels in America is the Stanley Hotel, which is located in Colorado. Stephen King got his inspiration here for his novel The Shinning Hotel. The place is known for full body apparitions and shadows. The fourth floor is said to be filled with paranormal activities. There was also a case of a guest who kept on screaming for help because she felt like someone wanted to take over her body.

5. Chillingham Castle

Chillingham Castle
Chillingham Castle Photo credit: itmpa / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

Location: England

Said to be as the creepiest castle in the UK, Chillingham never fails to make it anybody’s ghosthunting list. The castle is quite reputable for being the home of is now a fully functional venue for events like weddings and banquets. They also cater tours around the castle from Easters to the whole month of October. The tour features the infamous torture chamber, the castle grounds, some part of the caste and more. They also offer ghost tours for those who lust for ghost hunting.

6. Frankenstein’s Castle

Frankenstein's Castle
Frankenstein’s Castle Photo credit: clg20171 / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

Location: Germany

More often than not, when we here Frankenstein, we think about Mary Shell’s monstrous masterpiece. Most people might not even know that there’s really a place on Earth that’s called Frankenstein’s Castle. The place is greatly known for shadow apparitions in the chapel, and of the wailing woman on the tower.

7. Mary King’s Close

Mary King's Close
Mary King’s Close

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King’s Close is more like an underground street in Edinburgh. They built buildings over it, so what was once a small buzzling street was covered by the flooring of a number of buildings. This was a place where some of the people affected with bubonic plague stayed. It now sits as one of the most favorite tourist destinations in Edinburgh. It exhibits a good bit of the 17th-century history of this Edinburgh.

8. Gyeonggi-do Psychiatric Hospital

Gyeonggi-do Psychiatric Hospital
Gyeonggi-do Psychiatric Hospital

Location: South Korea

When in Gwangju, Korea, a typical person who loves ghost hunting would never miss the chance to visit the Gyeonggi-do Psychiatric Hospital. It has been abandoned for almost 15 years already. Several windows are broken, the building itself looks torn, and the interiors itself would give you the chills.

9. Clark Air Base Hospital

Haunted Hospital in Clark Air Base
Haunted Hospital in Clark Air Base – Creepiest Places in the World

Location: Clark, Pampanga, Philippines

You may have heard about this hospital from National Geographic’s series, I wouldn’t go in there. It is an abandoned hospital used by American Soldiers as their refuge. Most of them were wounded and dying because of their injuries from the war.

10. Goede Hoop

Castle of Good Hope
Castle of Good Hope Photo credit: Xevi V / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Erected back in 1666, Goede Hoop is said to be the oldest colonial building in South Africa. It has such a reputation for its horrific torture chambers in its dungeons. The dungeons were known to be flooded during the rainy season, thus drowning all the captives looked in there.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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