5 most haunted places to visit in the world
Horror movies, scary stories or ghost trains: we all like to scare each other! The ten destinations we have selected take us beyond fantasy, to locations where the paranormal is part of everyday life.
Horror movies, scary stories or ghost trains: we all like to scare each other! The ten destinations we have selected take us beyond fantasy, to locations where the paranormal is part of everyday life. Urban legends, sordid truth or troubling incidents, all of these locations have the reputation of being haunted and would scare the most fearless! Sensitive souls abstain: you'd never find ghosts there! This is our tour of the world of haunted houses from Italy to the United States and Japan
The Queen Mary, a haunted liner?
The Queen Mary, which made the transatlantic crossings, is now turned into a permanently anchored hotel in Long Beach, California. You'll discover the sumptuous decorations of its lounges and ballrooms during the visit, but also the mysteries and legends that surround the ship. Tours are arranged at night for the more adventurous: it would allow interaction with the spirits who inhabit the area!
Glamis Castle and its seven ghosts
Glamis Castle had seen Queen Mother Elizabeth grow up in the east of Scotland. A visit to its elegant towers or royal apartments exposes beautiful interiors, yet one of the seven ghosts of the castle may well interrupt the stroll! Among them is Glamis ' second king, an inveterate gambler who supposedly was buried alive during a card game, or Lady Janet Douglas, convicted of witchcraft!
The Tower of London and its ghosts of the past
It is one of Britain's most visited monuments: William the Conqueror designed the Tower of London in the 11th century to defend the town before becoming a jail where many people were executed. It seems today that his past ghosts are resurfacing, especially Anne Boleyn, one of Henry VIII's beheaded compañeros near the Tower, or Henry VI.
The citadel of Akershus and its frightening guardian
Built to protect Oslo in the 13th century, Castle Akershus has seen many changes during its history. It would be occupied by ghosts today, and its entrance would be guarded by a dog's ghost, Malcanisten, once buried living next to the fortress. When someone tries to enter the castle the latter will bark. An evil horse also would be seen at night, terrorizing the surrounding area
Aokigahara, a cursed forest
If the idea of getting lost in a forest scares you to the bone, don't venture into the Aokigahara forest, at the foot of Mount Fuji, Japan. Many ghosts can haunt the latter: The yureis. Moreover, because GPS doesn't work inside this thick greenery labyrinth, finding your way around is very difficult! Nailed to the trunks of the tree you will also meet wicked voodoo dolls