Forgotten Histories: Discover The Most Haunted Places Around The Globe

By Jack Ripley | March 7, 2024

Gettysburg Battlefield, Pennsylvania Was America's Bloodiest Battle

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.

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Gettysburg is the site of the bloodiest battle in the history of the United States. Historians believe that around 50,000 soldiers from both sides lost their lives there during the Civil War. Even before it opened as a national site, many people experienced strange things on the battlefield. The more common stories come from visitors who see men in Union and Confederate uniforms disappear in front of them.

Some of the men who reenacted the old battle had odd experiences, too. Over the years, multiple participants reported seeing a man in a realistic uniform who had a loaded gun, despite reenactors not using gunpowder. One man even claimed he saw the figure walk off and slowly disappear. Those who live in the area often report hearing the sounds of guns and men yelling or crying. Not only is the Gettysburg Battlefield haunted, but so are some of the surrounding homes where soldiers took their last breaths.


The Hoia-Baciu Forest, Romania Is Home to UFOs and More

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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.