Most people go on holiday to find the nicer things in life. They hit up the beaches of Thailand, the slopes of Everest, that kind of thing. Other people, on the other hand, prefer their trips to come with a little slice of the creepy. There are places all over the world that can work with your imagination to make your skin crawl. If you’re one of those folks then we have a treat in store for you – the 18 creepiest places on earth for your delectation. Enjoy planning your trip and try to hold on to your heart rate.
#18 “Doorway To Hell” – Turkmenistan
The “Doorway to Hell” is in the ex-Soviet republic of Turkmenistan; it’s not an easy place to get to. It consists of a natural gas field that’s been burning for more than 40 years and there’s no sign of it stopping anytime soon. It’s the closest you can get to hell on earth.
#17 Pripyat, Ukraine
If you can’t go to Pripyat you can always play the computer game in the Stalker series which offers a guided tour of the creepy environs. It’s the town that was evacuated when the Chernobyl nuclear plant went into meltdown; so don’t stay too long or the visit might be fatal.
#16 Capela Dos Ossos, Portugal
In Evora, Portugal you can see the “Capela dos Ossos” or “the Chapel of Bones”. When the local graveyard ran out of space, so the story goes, the monk in charge of the place decided to use the old bones of monks as decoration. There are also two whole bodies dangling from the ceiling to add a little extra yuck to the occasion.
#15 The Catacombs Of Paris
A long way below the Eifel tower are the catacombs of Paris. A network of tunnels which is over 200 miles long and which contains umm… 6 million corpses. Parts of it are open as an official grisly museum but most of it is off limits. Though it doesn’t stop people from breaking the law and going anyway.
#14 The Forest Of Suicides, Japan
The Aokigahara Forest in Japan is quite a beautiful place but there’s a good reason to find it creepy. In the last 6 decades, more than 100 people have killed themselves in the forest – each year. That’s more than 6,000 suicides. Nobody knows why it’s such a popular place for self-inflicted death and nobody knows how to make it stop.