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Posted on 21 January 2019 by admin (0)

5 Scariest Locations for the Strong-Hearted

The purpose of traveling may vary but the feeling of thrill is pretty much the same. Others just have different ways of finding such.

For some, the thrill they seek are in going to one of the creepiest locations on earth as they toughen up and challenge themselves.

These locations aren’t for the faint-hearted as here are 5 of the scariest travel locations.

1.      Villisca Axe Murder House – Iowa, USA

Nothing about having the words “Axe Murder House” makes a place very inviting. This does not stop tourists from booking overnight stays at the house that used to be a scene of a family massacre.

The Moore house in Villisca, Iowa is home to one of the most disturbing acts of murder in history. To date, there have been reports of children’s voices and banging sounds by the visitors at night.

2.      Hell Town, Ohio – Ohio, USA

Ironically, when a place is flagged as a “ghost town”, bravery sometimes come out of the curious mind. This is what brings people to visit the abandoned Native-American village of Hell Town, Ohio.

The area was actually named “Hell Town” not for its eeriness but for the clear water stream that runs nearby. The German word for “clear” is “hell”, which is why the Lenape people named it such.

There are many myths that surround the area such as its church being home to a devil worshiper’s cult, as well as an abandoned school bus that is said to be haunted. Visiting Hell Town gives out the feeling of being a stranded traveler in a Children of the Corn Movie.

3.      Suicide Forest – Fujinomiya-shi, Japan

Just as the name suggests, the Aokigahara Forest in Japan is home to one of the most depressing places on earth. Located at the foot of Mt. Fuji, this forest is a popular place to commit suicide.

Hundreds of bodies are found each year during police and investigative searches. Some of the bodies have died by means of hanging, overdose, and self-harm, while some might have just lost their way deep in the forest.

People who visit the place have reported stories of unexplained forces pulling them into the forest. This still remains a popular tourist place to this date with officials putting up signs, warning people about the risks of entering the forest.

4.      Isla de las Muñecas – Xochimilco, Mexico City

Isla de las Muñecas or Island of the Dolls in the channels of Xochimilco in the south of Mexico City is home to one of the most creepiest places on earth.

Story is that the island’s owner Don Julian Santana Barrera found the body of a drowned girl alongside a doll. Barrera hung the dolls in respect but reported experiencing paranormal activity, prompting him to hang more dolls for fear that the girl’s spirit is still not at rest.

Today, tourists come to the area to continue the tradition. The mutilated dolls scattered around the island is what makes the place look creepy and haunted.

5.      Catacombe dei Capuccini – Palermo, Sicily

One of the creepiest places you can find yourself in is in the presence of actual corpses. The Catacombe dei Capuccini or Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo in Southern Italy houses over 8000 corpses lining the walls the cold underground corridors of the Capuchin Monastery.

Some of the corpses are so well preserved, that they have not decomposed despite lying there for hundreds of years. Visitors claim to hear whispers and some of the corpses changing positions while there.

Visiting the Capuchin Catacombs gives a feel of a real-life nightmare to the faint of heart.

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