Top 20 Scariest Places on Earth You Should Never Visit Alone

Top 20 Scariest Places on Earth You Should Never Visit Alone

[Music] come and play with us danny welcome to watch mojo and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 20 scariest places on earth you should never visit alone other people have actually seen a locked door open silently that’s my steering i’m inches from death there the steering wheel doesn’t do anything i don’t know what i’d be like after 15 years here for this list we’re looking at locations that are frightening dangerous or both we’ll also be taking ghost stories and legends about these unsettling places into account let us know in the comments which frightening place you’re brave enough to visit number 20 the edinburgh vaults scotland inside the arches of south bridge built across a valley in scotland’s capital city in the 1780s are dark damp chambers once used as taverns workshops and storage spaces for the business above however once the businesses left edinburgh’s poorest residents moved into the vaults and they became dens of illegal activity even being used by body snatchers eventually the vaults were closed down and forgotten about for over a century today organized tours take visitors through the chambers but they should still beware the malevolent spirits that supposedly roam the halls number 19 the great blue hole belize belize’s great blue hole isn’t the only marine sinkhole in the world but it is the largest at 1 000 feet wide and over 400 feet deep several divers have become lost and died inside it in fact a 2019 expedition to the bottom discovered two bodies of long lost divers not only is the hole dangerous to inexperienced divers but also to the sea life around it the bottom is so full of hydrogen sulfide that life can’t survive inside for long unfortunately many reef dwelling crabs learn that lesson first hand number 18. montpellier hill also known as the hellfire club ireland a sinister derelict building stands at the top of montpellier hill near dublin ireland this foreboding location was once the hunting lodge home to one branch of the infamous hellfire club hellfire clubs existed across the british isles as bases for societal elites in the 1700s to engage in all kinds of debauched and potentially even violent practices the organization remains somewhat mysterious to this day thanks to the secrecy surrounding it so it’s not clear exactly what happened during its meetings but while we don’t know whether the darkest tales of horrifying rituals are true or not it’s been said that this hellfire club spot supposedly hosts a number of spirits number 17 alcatraz federal penitentiary usa for 30 years alcatraz was an ominous presence on a lonely island in the middle of the san francisco bay since it was in a relatively isolated position it was frequently cited as totally inescapable is it true no one’s ever bust out of here so they tell me and although three people notably did escape in 1962 they were never seen again after leaving the island after squeezing through this cement wall they climbed up a network of pipes and plumbing before they made it here to the roof even while it was still in use alcatraz was a dangerous decaying place its prisoners were often mistreated since it was designed to feel as hostile as possible though it’s been shuttered for far longer than it was ever in operation that hostile atmosphere persists today you can tour the prison and experience its horrors and many alleged ghosts for yourself damn it mars jesus christ number 16 loftus hall ireland it’s been named the most haunted house in ireland for a scarily good reason located in county wexford its most famous ghost story involves a visit from the devil himself he apparently arrived one evening to play cards until his identity was revealed the dark stranger had kicked off his shoes and instead of regular feet there he had cloven hooves satan supposedly flew up through the ceiling and left a hole that remains today for about a decade loftus hall was open to brave souls who wanted to go on a ghost tour there were even overnight stays offered for anybody desperate enough to test their metal in 2020 it was put on sale for a hefty sum of around 3 million now it waits for a new owner to purchase its hallowed hulls number 15. houshka castle the czech republic this creepy castle has long been rumored to be built over an actual entrance to hell naturally this has given the castle a nearly unmatched reputation for supernatural entities you’ll find it just outside prague open to all visitors brave enough to enter it was built around 800 years ago and has been home to many royals and nobles over the centuries the so-called gateway to hell is an enormous supposedly bottomless pit that the castle was constructed over the top of the pit was deemed so horrific that according to legends prisoners were sent to investigate it and returned with stories of indescribable horrors number 14 the stanley hotel usa master of horror stephen king stayed in this hotel in 1974 when he and his wife were the only guests in the entire place this spooky atmosphere served as the inspiration for the shining the novel that was later adapted to film and became one of stanley kubrick’s scariest movies i want you to like it here [Music] i wish we could stay here forever [Music] ever just knowing that the stanley was the inspiration behind the overlook hotel will send a chill down your spine located in the rocky mountains in colorado the hotel is supposedly haunted by numerous ghosts there’s someone else in the hotel with us there’s a crazy woman in one of the rooms she tried to strangle danny it’s become a prime destination for paranormal tourism since the book was released stay the night at the stanley if you dare is this a haunted hotel i do think it’s very active everyone has their own experiences but you’ll have to come here to experience it for yourself number 13. poveglia island italy known as one of the most haunted spots in europe poveglia island has a long and gruesome history that dates back centuries it first began to gain its reputation in the late 18th century when it was used to quarantine victims of various diseases it’s reported that over 100 000 people passed away and were buried and or cremated on the island to make matters creepier an asylum was constructed there in the 20th century while poveglia is close to visitors today the derelict asylum still stands the venetian government has been looking for someone to redevelop it but nobody has yet been bold enough to sign the lease number 12. bran castle romania long before the stanley hotel inspired a horror legend bran castle may have inspired another scary icon you are now inside the most popular and famous tourist attraction in romania located in transylvania romania bran castle has built an entire business around the claim that it was the basis of bram stoker’s dracula while there isn’t actually much evidence for this or the claim that vlad the impaler stayed there it still can be a terrifying destination many deaths occurred within the castle walls due to its use as a hospital in the second world war whether you believe bran castle was the true home of count dracula or not it’s still an impressive and intimidating fortress right in the heart of vampire country number 11. said let’s ossuary the czech republic on the outside the czech republic cemetery of all saints seems like any other quaint small town cemetery but underneath it looks like a serial killer’s lair in a small town outside prague there is a church adorned with the skeletons of at least 40 000 people assembled in the 1800s each bone was stacked by a single wood carver the bones are of people who wanted to be buried on holy land and this peaceful chapel is their final resting place the cedlets ossuary is located below the cemetery of all saints in sedlet’s czech republic and it contains the skeletons of up to 70 000 people the bones are artistically arranged to form various attractions and furnishings including a chandelier composed of every bone in the human body the area has been a desirable burial site since the 13th century and it contains many victims of the black death and hussite wars these bones had to go somewhere and so the people doing the work started stacking them in the basement in this chapel and here they stayed for nearly half a millennium the ossuary itself was built around 1400 to house the bones of those buried on the property in mass graves number 10. aokigahara forest japan this woodland in japan has an extremely distressing reputation it’s widely known as a place where people frequently take their own lives in an attempt to combat this disturbing trend the local authorities have put up messages encouraging people to think again about what they intend to do dozens of people each year sadly lose their lives when they journey into these woods however it’s never been entirely clear why the forest has seen so much tragedy many people believe that it may have roots in japanese folklore while the forest itself is beautiful the history of what’s happened there is decidedly dark number 9. chillingham castle england the suitably named chillingham castle is certainly chilling all right is it haunted i’ve heard that it’s haunted i mean the whole castle is wonderfully haunted and we’re very happy with with it and they’re happy with us so you’re not at all bothered by the ghosts supposed ghosts that are here um they’re not supposed they’re all for real located in northern northumberland this medieval castle dates back to the 12th century when it served as a monastery it was even visited by king edward the first of england in the late 13th century when he was traveling to fight william wallace it’s said to be the most haunted castle in all of britain known primarily for its resident blue boy am i right in saying this that he was supposed to be buried alive in the walls guests would supposedly hear a loud wailing noise and witness a blue halo floating above their beds however the hauntings have reportedly stopped after renovation work uncovered the bones of a young boy buried within the walls behind the wall that man was locked here with me he was locked here with me i didn’t want him here number eight snake island brazil you can probably guess what occupies snake island inaudible is a small 106 acre island located off the southeastern corner of brazil it’s inhabited by untold number of snakes who became trapped on the island once rising sea levels cut it off from the mainland it remains the only place on earth to host the endangered golden lancehead a highly venomous pit viper that devours birds and when showers roll in birds dive under the canopy of the forest looking for shelter it’s estimated that up to 4 000 golden lanceheads reside on the island snake island cannot be visited by citizens both to protect the endangered snakes from prying eyes and the humans from becoming snake victims the only people allowed there are select researchers and members of the brazilian navy number seven yungas road bolivia health and safety sha yungas road is located in bolivia linking the city of le path to the greater yungas region del camino de mulas chillingly nicknamed the road of death jungas road was famous for its complete lack of safety precautions the road itself is very thin which doesn’t allow for many mistakes there are no guard rails the slopes are steep and the area is regularly hit by heavy rain and fog cover making travel an extremely dangerous expedition god almighty that is high a new road has been built for driving but jungas remains a popular tourist destination owing to its stellar mountain biking even though 18 cyclists have died on the route since 1998. italy forget the paris catacombs these catacombs located in palermo sicily originated in the 16th century when monks excavated crypts below the overpopulated capuchin monastery a crypt was created for the wealthiest priest by the arch priest of the time that’s him is giovanni scalenza rich person very important it soon became a status symbol to be buried within the capuchin catacombs and it was maintained through donations paid by the rich relatives of the entombed it’s estimated that the catacombs contain 8 000 corpses and 1 252 mummies all of which are visible to the public and even set in various poses was sealed for eight months while the corpses drained then they were washed with vinegar and stuffed with straws finally they were dressed in their clothes and placed in the corridors of the catacombs each of the bodies are categorized into different sections of the catacombs including men women and children the catacombs are also famous for hosting rosalia lombardo a one-year-old child whose preserved body remains in exceptional condition the catacombs received their most cherished saint in 1920 when the body of a little girl was brought in by her family she had been mummified by a secret process which to this day remains a mystery even to the capuchin monks number five the door to hell turkmenistan turns out the door to hell exists and it’s located in turkmenistan i was looking down i was looking around and it looked like a doorway to hell the village of dervaza is home to the darwaza gas crater which was unintentionally created in 1971 while soviet engineers were drilling for oil fearing the release of dangerous methane gas the engineers decided to light the crater on fire in the hopes of burning off the methane the crater has continued to burn throughout the decades and shows no signs of slowing down so now in the middle of the catacomb desert there is a 100 foot deep crater that is persistently on fire naturally the site is off limits to both tourists and almost all documentarians you wouldn’t want to get pulled into hell would you because if you’re going to go dine with the devil you might as well make some s’mores too right number 4. billets heil stephen germany abandoned and deteriorating hospitals are inherently creepy places never mind one with such a rich and disturbing history what is it exactly that you are looking for i i had a problem with my tooth actually it’s just feeling much better if you could just point me in the direction of my room located in bielitz germany this large hospital complex encompasses around 60 different buildings the hospital was originally used as a tuberculosis sanatorium before it was converted to a war hospital during world war one it housed injured soldiers of the imperial german army including adolf hitler after he was wounded at the battle of the somme it was later occupied by the red army throughout world war ii and remained a soviet military hospital well into the 90s most of the complex is now a derelict ghost town having been completely abandoned in 1994. do you know what the cure for the human condition is [Music] disease number three centralia usa 50 years ago when cole was king centralia pennsylvania was a boom town people were optimistic jobs were plentiful and the future seemed bright there’s an area of pennsylvania that has essentially been on fire since 1962. in the early 60s centralia hosted roughly 1500 residents but the area suffered a horrific coal mine fire that is estimated to keep burning for another 250 years regardless of how it happened this fire quickly grew out of control remember this wasn’t just a small shaft too the coal mines in the area were all interconnected and it was an enormous labyrinth under the town of centralia the major detrimental effects weren’t really known until 1981 when a sinkhole randomly opened and nearly killed a 12 year old boy the government bought out most of the residents and had them relocated leaving just 63 people by 1990 today the town hosts under a dozen citizens and various signs are littered throughout the area warning of sudden ground collapse and fatal levels of carbon monoxide a graffiti highway that became a destination spot in the area has been paved over as of 2020. the former ruins of highway 61 remain now known as the graffiti highway literally covered with spray paint dating back to the 70s and 80s number two the island of the dolls mexico turns out there are many areas throughout the world populated by dolls there’s a village in japan called nagoro which has become a famous tourist attraction due to its countless life-size dolls it takes two days to prepare and make each scarecrow and now there are 350 of these mannequins way outnumbering the 10 villagers left here but perhaps the freakiest of all is mexico city’s la isla de las munecas which is located in the canals of sochimilco the island contains hundreds of dolls most of which are hung from the trees it looks like a scene from a horror movie hundreds of dolls strung up and hanging from trees legend states that the spirit of a young girl haunted the island forcing its owner to hang dolls from the trees to appease her ghost he found the dolls in the canals and in the trash he started hanging them up to protect him and to try to scare away the spirit of the girl the owner passed away in 2001 and the island became a popular tourist destination even though some locals refuse to go there owing to superstition before we continue be sure to subscribe to our channel and ring the bell to get notified about our latest videos you have the option to be notified for occasional videos or all of them if you’re on your phone make sure you go into your settings and switch on notifications number one pripyat ukraine now here’s a ghost town pripyat is what was called a nuclear city housing the employees of the nearby chernobyl nuclear power plant it was the home of thousands of citizens until the power plant famously exploded on the morning of april 26 1986 spreading an unbelievable amount of radiation into the area including pripyat in the instant the lid is thrown off the reactor oxygen rushes in it combines with hydrogen and superheated graphite the chain of disaster is now complete the town was not immediately evacuated despite dozens of people falling ill and showing signs of acute radiation sickness the evacuation was finally ordered 36 hours after the blast and the city remains abandoned for long-term residents although governmental authorities still did work in the area and there is now limited tourism it’s now part of the wider chernobyl exclusion zone evidence in the form of mild nuclear radiation had already reached beyond the soviet borders to scandinavia do you agree with our picks check out this other recent clip from watchmojo and be sure to subscribe and ring the bell to be notified about our latest videos [Music] you
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