The season of ghosts, scary costumes, pumpkins and trick -or – treat is here! Halloween has arrived and we’re all geared up to celebrate with a list of the 5 most haunted places around the world. Read on to get those travel nerves wrenching!
Uncover The Top 5 Haunted Places From Around The World:
1. Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey in London is a historical church located in the palace of Westminster. Legends say that tourists have spotted a shadow of the ghost of John Bradshaw and the ghost of a monk known as “father of Benedictus”. On the south side, a statue of Daniel Pulteney stands tall holding a book and as bizarre as it may sound, many have reported seeing the statue turn the pages of that book.
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2. Pluckley Village, Kent, United Kingdom
Pluckley village located in Kent has been crowned as the most haunted village in England by the Guinness Book of World Records with an estimate of 12-15 ghosts. The story behind the haunting of this village goes back to a highwayman who was stabbed with a sword and pinned to a tree. There also seems to be an apparition named The Red Lady who haunts the churchyard after dark.
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3. Devils Pool, Babinda, Queensland, Australia
Devils Pool is a natural pool nestled among boulders and is said to have been cursed by an Aboriginal woman who drowned herself here after her lover had been taken away from her. Since 1959, 17 people have been estimated to have drowned here from slips, falls or getting caught in the fast flowing currents.
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4. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan, India
Entry into Bhangarh Fort is restricted after sunsetBhangarh Fort, also known as ‘Bhoot Bangla’ was a small city consisting of palaces, temples and gates at the foot of a mountain and was abandoned in 1783. Two stories spin around the fate of this place – one being a curse of a holy man who forbade the height of the buildings in the town to be taller than his own and when this did happen one day, he is said to have cursed the entire town. The second story goes around a wizard who was in love with the Princess of Bhangarh and used his spells to make her fall in love with him. But when she annulled his spells, the bitter wizard cursed a spell on the town. It is now believed that anyone who enters the city at night will never come out again. Paranormal activity is often reported around the Dancers’ Haveli and Jauhari Bazaar, hence entry into the fort is restricted after sunset.
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5. Lawang Sewu, Central Java, Indonesia
The name Lawang Sevu (thousand doors) refers to the architecture of a building that was converted into a prison during the Japanese World War II. Its basement was used for executions at this time. This place is visited by tourists for a number of ghost stories including the one wherein the ghost of a young Dutch woman, a headless ghoul and a vampiric ghost haunt the hallway.
If these stories sent shivers down your spine, you certainly must plan a trip to witness these haunted places around the world.
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