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IN Wierd ON 21 Dec, 2014
Remember those childhood nights spent reading Goosebumps with a torch under the blanket? Well those were the days, which are cherished memories now. But I still get fascinated by the mystic temptations that ghost stories have despite being scared of them.
So the crux comes out, that we all have some special knack for ghosts. As a child we all were exposed to that horrifying world through mere stories. But as we grew up the topic became more and more interesting. The urge to visit and know more about haunted places to get that very eerie feeling is quite luring indeed that we can never get enough of it.
But since it is not possible to visit each and every haunted place we are here to satiate your thirst of knowledge regarding this particular genre. Let us delve a bit deep into this list of weird and haunted places.
little girl, demand of dolls, young married couple, strange deaths, and now doll's eyes rolling all over... I guess all these are enough to make this the top of the most haunted list.
"Staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in this area" this is the first thing that one would see on visiting this fort located on the way from Jaipur to Alwar in Rajasthan. According to local legends the fort was being cursed by a black magic tantrik, Singhia, who claimed to have cursed the souls of the people who would be dying here to remain captured in the fort without any release ever. People who visit this place experience anxiety and restlessness, and an unusual feeling of fear. It is said that nobody returns from this place if stayed there after dark. Indian Government has prohibited from staying in this area after sunset.
Headless queen roaming around with her chopped head in her lap - yes my friends this is exactly what this royal prison of England reflects from its every corner. A place of torture for many royal prisoners the most haunting tale associated with this place is the execution of Queen Anne Boleyn - 2nd wife of Henry VIII, and apparently innocent of the charges she was accused of.
Opened in 1910 Waverly Hills Sanatorium was built as a tuberculosis hospital which used to be an epidemic disease at that point of time. There are vast amount of varying reports that suggest fleeting shadows and screams from empty rooms which are believed to be the spirits of those who were unjustly forced to embrace death. It is one of the most tragic events in the pages of history of the United States that keeps its presence by spirits lurking around this place.
The most popular and often sighted spirit here is that of a Dutch woman who is believed to have committed suicide there; though how, when and why is not very clear regarding this tragic incident.
A place of torture for many, Edinburgh Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Scotland essentially because of its haunted stories. The feeling of touched or being pulled by something/someone is often said to have accompanied by loud wails and spine-chilling screams the cause of which are never found.
Built in 1935 Old Changi Hospital is a hospital in Singapore established as a part of military base of Changi and torture camp for Japanese Secret Police. The innocent souls are still said to be lurking around who suffered tragic death and most pathetic tortures in this place.
The haunted Screaming Tunnel is one of Niagara Falls most interesting legends and thus a spot of great tourist attraction indeed. Connecting the great falls to Toronto and New York city The Screaming Tunnel has a quite a reputation for being a haunted and the scariest place with a popular legend that follows the going out of the flame of a candle on its own if being lit standing in the middle of the tunnel at midnight followed by loud screams.
One of the most haunted places in Australia the historic Monte Cristo Homestead in Junee, New South Wales has garnered such a reputation from the amount of tragic events that have occurred there since it was built in 1885. The tragic history of the Crawley family who owned and resided in the property up till 1848 is what initiated the start of the tragedy associated with this place.
Built in the 17th century by the Dutch East India Company Castle of Good Hope is south Africa's oldest colonial building, originally serving as a replenishment station for ships passing the treacherous waters of the Cape. It is the oldest symbol of brutal history of colonization in Africa which was miserable, inhuman, and pathetic.
The seat of power also has a reputation of being haunted with stories such as Lady Adams doing laundry in the East Room and spirits lurking around the Rose Garden.
Now a luxurious hotel, the ship became the subject of haunting rumors since 1980 with tales of a "drowned sailor" and "a lady in white" lurking around the ship.
A museum and a Halloween Haunted house at present times Eastern State Penitentiary was the first prison to introduce solitary confinement resulting into mental illness among prisoners and their tragic ends whose spirits now is said to be lurking all around especially the chambers of prisoners.
A slave, Chloe, with chopped off ear lurking around the estate along with two little girls - this is what the tale that roams around the plantation estate also stated among the top haunted places in America.