It is just before midnight and something evil is lurking in the dark …
It's our Halloween hangout blog! Hopefully you won't be spending Halloween in one of these creepy places. Vampires lurk in the dark, ghosts of bloody Japanese soldiers, and possessed toy dolls are some of the most haunted hotspots in the world. Imagine spending the night in one of these locations to get in the mood for this year's celebrations.
Readers, you are afraid.
Bhangarh Fort – Rajasthan, India
Supposedly one of the most visited places in the world, let alone India. Bhangarh Fort was built by King Sawai Madho Singh in the early 17th century to protect the city and the royal palace. Legend has it that a wizard fell in love with the king's daughter and when trying to seduce her, he died (not ideally) and cursed the city to destroy her. Coincidentally, the city was captured and destroyed by an army shortly after his death. TYPICAL.
Locals do not live near the fortress, after dark it is forbidden for people to visit them due to ghosts, and houses in the nearby village have no roofs because people fear that they may collapse. STRANGE. Do you fancy a night?
Old Changi Hospital – Changi, Singapore
Looks really scary, doesn't it? This creepy building was a Singapore hospital in the 1930s. However, it was confiscated by the Japanese during World War II and became a torture facility for the Japanese secret police. A lot of strange things have been seen here, including ghosts of old patients and bloody Japanese soldiers who roam the corridors and old medical centers at night. Creepy.
Highgate Cemetery – North London, England
This place gives me the serious Heebie Jeebies. Highgate Cemetery was built in 1839 and is home to over 170,000 graves, including some famous names such as Karl Marx, Douglas Adams and Jeremy Beadle. There have been many supernatural sightings over the years, including the Highgate Vampire, a tall man in a long dark coat with a terrible look (… and pointed teeth, just kidding). As well as many other dark shapes, ominous glowing eyes and a crazy old woman who runs around the graves and looks for children who murdered her. * shivers *
Lawang sewu – Indonesia
Lawang Sewu, originally built in 1917 as the headquarters of the Dutch East Indies Railway Company, was named after the design of the building with its large doors and archways and around 600 windows. During the Second World War, the Japanese occupied Indonesia, took over the headquarters and turned it into a brutal internment camp. Prisoners were interrogated, tortured and even killed. Today it is said to be extremely haunted and many tourists hunt for ghosts in the rotting rooms and between the crumbling arches. In 2007 it was the background for an Indonesian horror film.
Monte Cristo Homestead – New South Wales, Australia
The Monte Cristo Homestead is one of the most frequented homes in Australia. The current occupier, Mrs. Ryan, claims to feel the presence of the original owners, Christopher and Elizabeth Crawley. Mrs. Ryan said the strange goings-on began when she first moved into the house with her late husband, and all the lights were on even though the house was not connected to electricity.
Since then there have been a number of accidents that are just too strange to be accidental; Like a child who is tumbled down the stairs by a nanny, a girl who commits suicide, and a caretaker who is shot in 1961. Ms. Ryan even claimed to have felt a hand on her shoulder. It's just a little bit weird.
Island of the Dolls – Xochimilco, Mexico
OK, that looks SCHWER scary. The Isla de las Munecas south of Mexico City along the Xochimico canals is covered with lots of crazy toy dolls. But the story behind it is actually pretty sad, according to legend, a young girl drowned on the island under mysterious circumstances. Don Julian Santana Barrera, the island's caretaker, tried to save the girl but was unable to. Then he hung a doll he found in the river on a tree as a sign of respect. There are hundreds of dolls today and the island has become a tourist attraction. According to locals, the dolls are possessed by the little girl's spirit and many people have claimed to see the dolls moving or even open their eyes!
The Queen Mary Hotel – Long Beach, California, United States
The Queen Mary ship, docked in Long Beach, California, was once a luxury ocean liner that transported the world's rich and famous across the Atlantic. Some of his passengers were very famous like the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Greta Garbo and Clark Gable. When World War II broke out, it became a troop carrier known as the “gray ghost”. Today, it is known as one of the busiest hotels in the United States and many strange paranormal activities have been reported. The most famous story is about two women drowning in the first-class swimming pool. Since then, their ghosts have been sighted on board. Very strange.