If you want to improve your mood (and not just trick or tequila), these 6 creepy places in Europe that you should visit this October 31st are a must. Last but not least, because both Michael Myers and Leatherface are far above the pond in America, we can safely explore them without fear that it will not come out alive!
The Catacombs of Paris
The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and a boat trip along the Seine may be high on your list on your trip to Paris, but there is something much darker and more sinister than these tourist attractions.
Hidden underground and away from the romantic Parisian sights that we have got to know. The catacombs tell a completely different story of the vast past of the French capital. If you're brave enough to venture into the depths of the catacombs, you'll be confined to the smallest of spaces, lit only by the darkest lights, and surrounded by millions and millions of human remains. Dilapidated skulls line the way as you meander and crouch through this underground cavern, only with the sound of your racing heart for company.
The Tower of London
There is hardly anything more terrible than seeing Freddie Krueger hovering above you in your sleep, but the Tower of London almost manages to win the title. This murderous landmark is said to be the home of the spirit of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, whom he beheaded as a witch (some even say it was proven because she had an extra thumb). With her head on the cutting board, it is not surprising that Anne's spirit is a little temperamental. She runs screaming through the corridors of the tower and undoubtedly frightens the security forces of the night shift …
The Tudor Queen is not the only ghost roaming the halls of the Tower of London. "The Princes in the Tower" Edward V. and Richard von Shrewsbury, who were locked in the tower by their own uncle Richard, Duke of Gloucester, are said to roam the White Tower and are looking for a way out.
London Bridge Experience and Graves
Think of pitch-black darkness, confined spaces, the sound of impending chainsaws, and your screaming friends who grab your shoulder as if their lives depended on it. This is the kind of fun that only the ultimate crooks among us want to enjoy. That means I'm headed to the London Bridge Experience and Tombs to experience this bloodthirsty fun that I can't find anywhere else. Cardiac arrest, adrenaline rush, (tears in the eyes in some cases) horror experience that takes you through the history of London's cruelest times without leaving much (if any) to your imagination.
The Sedlec ossuary in the Czech Republic is the "Church of the Bones" and houses 30,000 victims of the infamous plague. As one of the deadliest diseases the world has ever seen, the plague has cost more than 200 million lives in history, and the thought of these seeping boils makes us shiver. This church promises to be different than you were before, and uses the human remains of the plague victims to decorate its interior with skulls that look down on you from the high ceilings – creepy!
The haunted rectory of Brogvattnet
If you are traveling to the Nordic countries for Halloween, you should stop at the rectory in Brogvattnet. Known as one of the most frequented places in Sweden, it caught the attention of the media when supernatural events set in in 1927. Objects moved from one side of the room to the other, screams echoed through the corridors, rocking chairs moved, and ghostly figures would float from room to room. Are you brave enough to venture inside?
Moosham Castle in Salzburg has the reputation of being a hell of a creepy castle. Probably the home of the wandering spirits of women who were sent to their deaths as witches. The castle has a bloody and terrible past that stems directly from a Hollywood horror film on the A list. Witch trials in the 17th century were notorious for being the bloodiest and cruelest cause of death, with decapitations being a common end to the trials and several of these heads being lost to bodies here …
If you sit there and read our haunting list of thinking witches, I ask you to deal with it, then let's put it to the test. Book a cheap flight with us and head to one of these scary places to see if you can hack them (sorry, the puns were just too entertaining.)