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10 Most terrifying places in the world that you must visit

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There are certain places in the world that require and iron heart to visit. From supernatural phenomena to ghostly legends, these 10 destinations have stories that still produce fears today, all around the world.

Isla de las Muñecas in Mexico
Isla de las Muñecas in Mexico

Isla de las Muñecas translates to Island of the Dolls. It is a small island in the canal of Xochimilco. A story has it that a young girl drowned here after which a man called Don Julián Santana Barrera came to live on the island. The man wanted to keep the girl’s memory alive by hanging a doll on a tree.

As time went by, he put more and more dolls to please the girl’s spirit. Don Julián also died by drowning in 2001.

Overtoun Bridge in Scotland
Overtoun Bridge in Scotland

Overtoun Bridge is near the village of Milton. It is the last place where at least 50 dogs visited before jumping to their deaths.

The dogs have mysteriously leaped over the structure into the water below since the 50’s or 60’s.

Those that have survived the jump seem to want to jump again. Later, it was discovered that minks had been residing under the bridge, a fact that suggested the dogs might be picking up their scents.

Aokigahara Forest in Japan
Aokigahara Forest in Japan

Aokigahara Forest is very dense. It is at the base of Mt. Fuji. Aokigahara translates to “Sea of Trees.”

But it has been turned into a “suicide forest” because of the number of people who go in the forest to commit suicide. People are pointing accusing fingers at a 1960 novel by Seicho Matsumoto as what might have triggered these unfortunate acts. The book tells a story of two lovers who commit suicide beneath the Aokigahara trees.

Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum in the United States
Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum

Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum is the crime scene for an unsolved double homicide. This home-turned-museum is where Lizzie Borden allegedly hacked her father and stepmothers with a hatchet to death in 1892.

She was charged with murder but was later acquitted. You can book a stay at bed and breakfast here. It has eight guestrooms including the dressing room where Lizzie’s stepmother was killed.

Sedlec Ossuary Czech Republic
Sedlec Ossuary Czech Republic

Sedlec Ossuary chapel is beneath the Cemetery of All Saints. It has been the depository for the bones from abolished graves since the 1500s. The bones are estimated to be of about 40,000 people in total. They have been turned into furnishings of art works. Here, you will find a chandlier made with just about every bone in the human body.

Other scary places in the world include:
> Eden Brown Estate in Caribbean
> Leap Castle in Ireland
> Bhangarh Fort in India
> Kolmanskop in Namibia and
> Boggo Road Gaol in Australia

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