Have you ever wondered which sites and places can lay claim to being among the most haunted places on planet Earth? Well this selection of 10 haunted hotspots must surely make the ghostly grade. Take a close a look with baited breath and try not to hide beneath the covers as these top ten most haunted places are a seriously creepy set of locations to behold.
Changi Beach, Singapore
First off among our choice picks of shocking haunted places is Changi Beach in Singapore which served as a ground for the Japanese during the Sook Ching battle of The Second World War.
Thousands of Chinese died during the Sook Ching battle as they were suspected of being anti-Japanese. Strange crying and screaming are reported by some people who visit the beach, so perhaps these ghostly sounds are the spirits of the fallen.
Dominican Hill, Baguio City, Philippines
The Dominican Hill Retreat House, known also as the Diplomat Hotel, is an abandoned building and a reportedly very haunted place set atop Dominican Hill, which is located in Baguio, Philippines. The Diplomat Hotel is now undergoing rehabilitation through the concerted efforts of the city officialdom.
The entire estate on which it stands has been renamed as the Dominican Heritage Hill and Nature Park. A panoramic view of the city unfolds from its vantage point, the stone crucifix on the outdoor patio of the hotel’s second floor.
Some people say that the ghosts of people who died during the war now haunt this place bringing stark terror and mayhem to it’s cold walls. People also say that the patients who died here despite wishing to remain alive turned into ghosts who roam the halls after the sun has set
It is said that by night visitors to The Dominican Hill Retreat House can hear the banging of doors, windows, clattering of dishes and screaming voices calling out in terror. Sounds charming to be sure but this among all haunted places is bound to chill the spine after dusk.
Haunted Places : Bhangarh Fort, India
According to a national legend, Singhia, who was a black magic tantrik decided to curse the palace. The result of this unfortunate curse being that everybody’s souls will stay there imprisoned for centuries to come without rebirth. Now that can’t be a good thing can it?
Another interesting fact about the Bhangarh Fort as opposed to some other haunted places is that all the houses in this area are without any kind of roof as they always collapse as if by magic. The fort is known as the most haunted place in India. For good reason as the people who visit the fort experience extreme anxiety and restlessness.
It is said that nobody returns from Bhangarh Fort who elects to stay there after the sun has set and night embraces. So seriously is this legend taken in India that the Government went as far as to prohibit access to the entire area after sunset.
We kid you not on this haunting fact as you will find a placard installed by Archaeological Survey of India out side Bhangarh Fort displaying the foreboding sign “Staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in this area.” Now if the Indian Government takes haunted places seriously, perhaps you should also!
The Screaming Tunnels, Ontario
It is an enclosed space as ‘The Screaming Tunnel’ is a small limestone tunnel, running underneath what once was the Grand Trunk Railway lines. The tunnel itself is located in the northwest corner of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
In fact the haunting of ‘The Screaming Tunnel’ is one of Niagara Falls’ most enduring ghostly legends and haunted places and it is truly shocking to behold.
Apparently according to a local legend, if you stand in the centre of the dark tunnel at midnight and strike a match, the flame will be extinguished and a girl’s anguished screams will be heard, creepy or what.
Highgate Cemetery, England
Expect to come across eerie crooked gravestones and monoliths. All that is missing from their headless angles covered in ivy are the spiders webs. Visitors to Highgate will uncover dark overgrown passages that wind their way between the dark shadowy tombs.
It’s no wonder that Highgate Cemetery is Britain’s number one ghost spot. Among haunted places worldwide it just ticks all the right creepy boxes. Despite it’s chilling atmosphere, by day Highgate Cemetery showcases some of the Britain’s most spectacular Gothic architecture, offers fascinating guided tours, so it can be a friendly place after all. Just don’t visit Highgate Cemetery at night.
Berry Pomeroy Castle, Totness
So Berry Pomeroy Castle has a well deserved reputation of being haunted by ghosts and spirits. In fact the castle has two rather famous female ghosts. These spirits being The White Lady and the Blue Lady.
Legend speaks of the White Lady as being the wandering spirit of Margaret Pomeroy. This was a lady who starved to death while locked up imprisoned in the castle dungeons by none other than her sister.
Visitors to the Berry Pomeroy Castle have said that she haunts the dark dungeons by night, and rises to haunt the historic site; from St Margaret’s Tower to the castle walls.
On the other hand The Blue Lady spirit that haunts the castle grounds and estate is not confined to specific areas of Berry Pomeroy Castle. This spirit is supposed to lure people into other parts of the ruin. Those who follow the ghost of the Blue Lady do so at their peril, naturally!
Haunted Places : Ancient Ram Inn, England
Regardless of whether you accept the possibility of the supernatural world; a trip to the Ancient Ram Inn in England is an unsettling experience for sure. This inn comes complete with creaky floorboards, musty smells, icy cold walls and dimly lit alcoves that look positively scary by candlelight.
The Ancient Ram Inn epitomises everything that a haunted house should be and fits all the stereotypes of a good dependable haunted house. Quick fact – Apparently it’s built on a pagan burial ground so that might explain a few things.
Haunted Places : Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
Edinburgh Castle is a typically medieval structure that is perched atop a huge rocky crag. The castle offers visitors an amazing vista of rolling Scottish hills in the far distance.
The ground below the castle is peppered with rock impacts from the high cliffs. Yet it is inside the empty halls and narrow streets of Edinburgh Castle and the surrounding cobbled streets, there are the ghostly echoes of the dead. Local companies even run ghost tours around the castle so that visitors can witness the spooky hotspots for themselves.
Such places of note include the castle’s prison cells, the South Bridge vaults and Mary’s King Close. This is a disused street previously used to quarantine victims of the plague. Edinburgh Castle is also home to ghost dogs and a headless drummer. Plus the bodies of prisoners taken during centuries old conflicts such as the American War of Independence.
Monte Cristo, New South Wales, Australia
Ok so this looks like one hell of a spooky establishment and you would br right for thinking so. Since Mrs Crawley, the owner of the house never stepped foot outside of Monte Cristo following the passing of her husband. She stayed indoors for the whole 23 years of her remaining life, save for just two times that she ventured out.
Following her death it is said that her apparition now haunts the place; particularly her former bedroom. This is no cute Casper style phantom either. Her ghost roams the building in the form of a body-less phantom face in the window. A completely floating and very scary apparition.
Visitors to Monte Cristo can expect to witness strange and ghostly voices to name but a few experiences. Other encounters and haunting experiences include reports of automatic turning on and off lights. While other visitors to the estate recounted that when they entered the boy’s bed room they were taken breathless and red faced. Only that they became normal and of sound breathing after finally coming out from the bed room.
Ohio University, United States
Ohio University is known all across America. In state folklore it is known as one of the most haunted college campuses in the entire country. In fact at Ohio University a fairly significant number of places on campus are said to be haunted by the spirits of the dead.
Numerous other popular tales of haunting and ghostly goings on are told about the university across Athens county. So much so that The British Society for Psychical Research claims that Athens, Ohio, is easily one of the most haunted places in the world.
Haunted Places : Wrapping Up
These top 10 most haunted places in the world will offer any ghost chaser plenty of shocks and jumps. Are these hauntings real? Well people that have visited one or more of these haunted places certainly seem to think so.