Haunted Histories: Discover The Most Haunted Places Around The Globe

By Jack Ripley | February 29, 2024

Bones on Display in the Catacombs of Paris, France

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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Though some come to Paris for the Eiffel Tower and museums, others come to explore the catacombs. When a 1780 flood caused skeletal remains to sprawl across the street from a local cemetery, the city decided to move them into the catacombs. Some believe the spirits of the millions of skeletons in the catacombs now haunt them. Another story tells of a young woman who went to a party in the catacombs with her friends. After separating from them, she became lost in the tunnels and never found her way out.

Almost everyone who visits the catacombs experiences some odd things. Many visitors felt the sensation of someone behind them or even felt someone touch them. They often hear footsteps from some of the areas that are still closed off. Several workers over the years felt so uncomfortable that they refused to work late at night or alone.


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.