Forgotten Histories: Discover The Most Haunted Places Around The Globe
By Jack Ripley | February 14, 2024
More Than 50 Souls Haunt the RMS Queen Mary, Long Beach, California
In the shadows of history, concealed within the crumbling walls of ancient structures and the eerie expanses of forgotten landscapes lies a realm that beckons the curious and chills the bravest of souls—the world of the most haunted places. These enigmatic locations, steeped in the echoes of bygone eras and shrouded in an otherworldly mystique, have captured the imaginations of thrill-seekers, ghost hunters, and storytellers alike.
From the screams that echo through the night to the eerie sound of footsteps pacing the halls, these hot spots are a sign that some do not move on after death. Join us as we traverse the globe through photos, stepping into the dimly lit corridors of history's most haunted places.
The RMS Queen Mary is so haunted that people claim more than 50 souls reside on the old ship. Known for her service during World War II and more than three decades as an ocean liner, she saw thousands of people set sail over the years. The City of Long Beach owns and operates the ship as a hotel now.
Appearances on shows like “Ghost Hunters” and “Ghost Adventures” only helped spread the ship's haunted reputation. Men in blue overalls hang out in the engine room, including one man who disappears when he gets close to Door #13. A popular story says he was one of two men crushed to death by this door. Jackie is the name of the ghost of the ship's swimming pool. She drowned in the pool while taking a trip with her family. Many of the spirits wear garb from the 1930s. They're commonly seen in the ship's hallways.
The Hoia-Baciu Forest, Romania Is Home to UFOs and More
Often called the Bermuda Triangle of Transylvania, this Romanian forest is also one of the strangest places in the world. It earned its nickname due to the sheer number of visitors who went missing under mysterious circumstances in the past. Hikers are the most susceptible. More than a few people wandered into the forest – only to come out on the other side with no memory of what happened. Though some claimed they felt anxious or nauseous, others had rashes appear that no one could explain.
Others know Hoia-Baciu Forest as the epicenter of the region's UFO activity. A military operation in the 1960s captured the image of what looks like a UFO hovering above this Romanian forest. That's just one of the many sightings reported here over the years. The trees lining the forest's paths that seem to loom over visitors add to its unsettling feel.