Haunted Histories: Discover The Most Haunted Places Around The Globe

By Jack Ripley | January 17, 2024

Chloe Lives on in the Myrtles Plantation, Louisiana

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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Chloe is the most infamous spirit at Louisiana's Myrtles Plantation. Clark and Sara Woodruff owned the plantation and multiple slaves whom they ruled with an iron fist. When he caught Chloe listening to a private conversation, Clark cut off one of her ears. In retaliation, the former slave poisoned Clark and several of his family members with a tainted cake.

She is far from the only trapped spirit, though. Sara and several of her children haunt an old mirror, making handprints appear on the glass. William Drew Winter also haunts the plantation. While walking through the front door, someone shot him. Winter managed to climb the stairs before dying, which might explain why visitors hear footsteps that always stop on the 17th step. Other stories concern a young girl who died in her bedroom. Visitors occasionally wake to see the shadow of a small child.

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.