Here are some places for the brave and the adventurous people who want to explore these mysterious,haunted and tragic destinations.
Aokigahara also known as the Sea of Trees a 35 km forest that lies at the north west base of Mount Fuji in Japan.The forest,which has a historic association with demons in Japanese mythology,is a popular place for suicides; in 2002,78 bodies were found,despite numerous signs,in Japanese and English,urging people to reconsider their actions.In the 70s,the problem got national attention and the Japanese government began doing annual sweeps of the forest in search of bodies.
The Sedlec Ossuary is a small Roman Catholic chapel located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints in Sedlec,a suburb of Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic.Ever since someone sprinkled soil from the Holy Land on the local cemetery in the 13th century,people from all over Europe started demanding to be buried there and the Sedlec graveyard kept growing until 1870,when the priests decided to do something about the surplus bones lying around.Today,the Sedlec Ossuary is a chapel famous for being decorated with tens of thousands of human bones.The interior design was the work of Czech woodcarver Frantisek Rint who was hired to organize the church's extensive skeleton collection.The results were huge piles of human remains in the four corners of the chapel,a horrific chandelier built from every bone in the human body,and a large skull coat of arms adorning the entrance.
Hellingly Hospital was a large mental hospital in the village of Hellingly, east of Hailsham, in East Sussex, England.The hospital was opened in 1903.The hospital had its own railway line, the Hellingly Hospital Railway,used principally for transport of coal.This branch line led from the main line to the boilerhouse.The hospital also had a vast laundry,ball room,patients shop,sewing rooms, nurses home,extensive grounds,and an advanced utilities network for its time,including a large boilerhouse and a water tower.It followed the compact arrow plan for the main hospital,with separate villas surrounding this.The majority of the hospital closed throughout 1994.
Located in the middle of a swamp in the heart of Aztec country is the popular tourist destination La Isla de las Munecas,or Island of the Dolls.To get there,visitors have to hire a guide to take them by boat through the canals of Xochimilco,then to the island itself.It's an old abandoned island, once occupied by a single inhabitant named Don Julian Santana Barrera.The legend goes that years ago a small girl drowned in the canals near the island,and not long after her death,Barrera found her doll floating in the water.Then he found another one.Over the course of the next 50 years,Barrera collected thousands of discarded dolls,which he thought would serve as companions for the dead girl.In 2001 Julian passed away by drowning in the same canal as the girl whose ghost he was trying to appease for all those years.
Gunkanjima (literally Battleship Island) is another name for Hashima,an uninhabited island 15 kilometers from Nagasaki nicknamed for its resemblance to a battleship.From 1887 to 1974,Gunkanjima was a coal mining facility,but the coal mine shut down and everyone left.The island's most notable features are the abandoned concrete buildings and the sea wall surrounding it.Abandoned islands aren't that uncommon in Japan.Gunkanjima is only one of 505 uninhabited islands near Nagasaki.For over 30 years,the man-made structures on the island deteriorated with hardly any contact with the outside world.The eerie sight of crumbling buildings and grass literally growing up through asphalt was so haunting,that the island was used for footage in the History Channel's show Life After People.Gunkanjima was also a forced labor camp for over 500 Korean prisoners during WWII.For many years,only selected journalists with allowed to enter,presumably having to sign a "Don't sue if possessed"clause before being let in.Since 2009, however,those restrictions have been lifted,but only about 10 percent of the isle is open to the public.
YiKes! Even reading about these is creepy! H5!
This is a fascinating list. Thanks for sharing these creepy places. H5
There are not many LM5 lists that I read with such interest! Super high five!!!
Wow, a world tour could be made of visiting these 5 creepy places.
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