20 Most Haunted Places Around The Globe
Each country, city, or community has a ghost story to tell. Even the most civilized non-believers can often point to a haunted place nearby and oddly enough, they never go out of style. While these terror stories are part of history, what’s printed in books only reveal half of the horror. Through personal accounts of those who managed to escape, artifacts and other forms of documentation, these stories are often a bit more chilling. If you’re into the creepy and mysterious, this top 20 list is for you. Read at your own risk!
The Eastern State Penitentiary
Built in 1829, prisoners in this institution were kept in solitary confinement. This drove some prisoners insane and most of them died either of natural causes or suicide. Minor ghost sightings started in 1940 but became intense when the prison was abandoned in 1971. Reports of shadowy figures, strange sounds heard from cell blocks, and violent noises spread.
Waverly Hills Sanitorium
Considered one of the most haunted places in America, the Waverly Hills Sanotorium was built originally for tuberculosis patients back in 1910. As a last resort, surgeons would operate on the patient, remove the lungs or insert balloons to test for breathing. While others made it, there were few that left Waverly Hospital. But years after the hospital was abandoned, ghost sighting have been reported. Some heard whispers, footsteps, a man in white coat, and experienced other hair-raising paranormal activities.
Monte Cristo Homestead
Located in the town of Junee in New South Wales, Australia, Monte Cristo Homestead is also known for ghost sightings. The property had seen a number of tragedies after its original owner, Christopher William Crawley, and his family died. Sightings of Mrs. Crawley have been reported. There were also apparitions of a woman in the balcony and a young boy loitering around.
If you have heard of the Mackenzie Poltergeist, this is where it all started when a homeless man broke into Sir George Mackenzie’s mausoleum. Visitors reported ghost sightings and violent occurrences taking place inside. Often, the visitors would black out and leave the location with bruises or scratches.