Do you believe in ghosts? No? Well, if you are one of those brave souls who don’t go running to hide under your blankets if you hear the tiniest sound in the dead of the night- I challenge you to go visit these creepy places alone- at 3 am in the night, which is also called Dead Time because it is believed that paranormal activity is at its peak at that time. Check out these places that will surely give you goosebumps just by looking at their photos:
1. Hashima Island, Japan
Hashima Island is an abandoned island lying about 15 kilometers from the city of Nagasaki, in southern Japan. It is one of 505 uninhabited islands in Nagasaki Prefecture. The island’s most notable features are the abandoned and undisturbed concrete apartment buildings and the surrounding sea wall.
2. Willard Asylum – Willard, New York
The Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane is a building complex in Willard, New York, near Seneca Lake. In 1995, some 400 suitcases that were once brought in by the patients were discovered in the asylum attic.
3. El Hotel del Salto – Colombia
Starting in July 1950 the building was to be reconstructed into an eighteen-storey hotel, but construction never began. Gabriel Largacha was the designer and Domenico Parma was the constructor. The hotel was then abandoned in the 90s for more than two decades due to river contamination.
4. Aokigahara, Japan
Aokigahara , also known as the Suicide Forest has a historic association with demons in Japanese mythology and is a popular place for suicides (57 in 2010) despite numerous signs in Japanese and English, urging people to reconsider their actions. In 2003, 105 bodies were found in the forest, exceeding the previous record of 78 in 2002. As of 2011, the most common means of suicide in the forest were hanging and drug overdoses.
5. Craco, Italy
Craco is a ghost town that was abandoned due to natural disasters. From 1892 to 1922, over 1,300 Crachesi migrated to North America mainly due to poor agricultural conditions. In 1963, Craco began to be evacuated due to a landslide. In 1972 a flood worsened the situation further, preventing a possible repopulation of the historic center and after the earthquake in 1980 the ancient site of Craco was completely abandoned.
6. The Overtoun Bridge
Overtoun Bridge has gained media attention because of the unusually large number of dogs that have reportedly leaped to their deaths there over a number of decades. Dogs that leap over the bridge parapet fall 50 feet onto the waterfalls below. Some dogs that survived this drop were then taken back to the bridge, and jumped again. The only linking factors for this unexplained event are that dogs mostly jump from the same side of the bridge, in clear weather, and they are breeds with long snouts.
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7. Xochimilco, Mexico
A man named Julián Santana Barrera came to fame because he would collect the old broken bodies of dolls from the canals and rubbish tips, and then hang them from branches and tie them to tree trunks to keep away evil spirits and appease the spirit of a dead girl he had found. He would state that he believed that the dolls were somehow still “alive” but “forgotten” by their owners and at night, these dolls are said to walk around the island killing animals. Santana Barrera died in 2001. The dolls, however, are still on the island, accessible by boat.
8. Winchester Mystery House, California
The property and mansion had been claimed to be haunted by ghosts killed with the Winchester rifles, now including Winchester herself, ever since construction commenced in 1884. Under Winchester’s day-to-day guidance, its “from-the-ground-up” construction proceeded around the clock, by some accounts, without interruption, until her death on September 5, 1922, at which time work immediately ceased.
9. The Sedlec Ossuary
The ossuary is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, whose bones have in many cases been artistically arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel. An enormous chandelier of bones, which contains at least one of every bone in the human body, hangs from the center of the nave with garlands of skulls draping the vault.
10. Częstochowa Train Depot, Poland
11. Château Miranda, Belgium
Miranda Castle also known as Noisy Castle is a 19th-century castle in Celles, Belgium, that has stood empty since 1991. Although the municipality of Celles has offered to take it over, the family has refused, and the enormous building is now (as of 2011) in a derelict state.
12. Dadipark In Dadizele, Belgium
Dadipark amusement park, Dadizele, Belgium,was shut down more than 10-years ago after a young boy had his arm ripped off on the Nautic Jet water ride. Isn’t it hard to believe that this abandoned place was where people came to have fun?