Horror logo

10 Eeriest Places You Won’t Dare to Set Foot

Exploring Weirdest Places on Earth

By Eluzu KaburuPublished 4 months ago 7 min read
The Island of Dolls

Hey there, fellow adventurers! Today I’ll take you on an unforgettable journey to ten uncanny places that will send shivers down your spine.

I bet most of you have been confined to one or a couple of places, and have never been exposed to tons of ghostly locations around the globe. Well, today I am taking you to some of the most haunted destinations on earth you don’t want to visit.

In a nutshell, we will cover these places in this blog post:

• Gunkanjima or Battleship Island of Japan

• Buzludzha

• The Hill of Crosses

• The Akodessawa Fetish Market

• The infamous Pripyat

• Sedlec Ossuary

• The abandoned Hospital of Biel

• The Hanging Coffins at Segata

• The Island of Dolls

• The Catacombs of Paris

Let's get started.

Number 10: Gunkanjima or Battleship Island of Japan

Have you ever heard of Gunkanjima or Battleship Island in Japan? Trust me, this place is like nothing you've ever seen before. Prepare yourself for a chilling and immersive experience! As I set foot on Hashima Island, also known as Gunkanjima or Battleship Island, I couldn't help but feel a mix of excitement and trepidation. This abandoned island was once a vibrant coal mining community, buzzing with life and energy. However, in the 1970s, it was abruptly abandoned, and nature began to reclaim its territory.

Walking through the remnants of this once-thriving community, I was struck by the sight of the decaying concrete structures that loomed over me. Time had taken its toll, leaving behind a haunting scene of crumbling walls and rusted metal. The atmosphere was heavy with a sense of desolation as if the island itself was whispering tales of its past. Nature, in its relentless pursuit, had also made its mark on the island. Overgrown vegetation seemed to consume every available space, reclaiming what was once dominated by human presence. The intertwining vines and moss-covered surfaces added an eerie touch to the already ghostly ambiance.

Number 9: Buzludzha - Balkan Mountains

Next on our list is the Buzludzha. It is a monumental structure nestled in the central Balkan Mountains. Perched at a staggering height of 4,698 feet, this monument was built to honor the Bulgarian Communist Party. Opening its doors in 1981, it cost a whopping $35 million.

However, just eight years later, in 1989, the building was abandoned, leaving behind a testament to a bygone ideology. Covered in graffiti and boarded up, the once grand mosaics of communist leaders now crumble, creating a haunting and surreal atmosphere.

Number 8: The Hill of Crosses - Northern Lithuania

Now, prepare yourself for a site of pilgrimage unlike any other. Picture a small hill in northern Lithuania, adorned with over 100,000 crosses, crucifixes, and symbolic objects.

The Hill of Crosses is a powerful expression of faith, where the faithful come to plant their own symbols of devotion. It's an overwhelming sight, as the crosses hang from crosses in this tightly packed space. Each one carries a story, a prayer, and a testament to unwavering belief.

Number 7: The Akodessawa Fetish Market - Togo

Let’s go to the vibrant city of Lomé, the capital of Togo in West Africa, where you'll discover the largest Voodoo market in the world—the Akodessawa Fetish Market. Nestled within the bustling streets of Lomé, the Akodessawa Fetish Market stands as a remarkable testament to the rich traditions and spiritual beliefs of the region. This market, also known as the Akkad SOF Fetish Market, caters to individuals who are unafraid to delve into the mysteries of Voodoo and the occult.

As I ventured into this extraordinary market, I was confronted with an array of sights that were both awe-inspiring and bone-chilling. The market teems with severed animal heads, each displaying its macabre allure, presenting a fascinating glimpse into the rituals and practices associated with Voodoo. From the weathered skulls of various creatures to the haunting presence of voodoo dolls and talismans, the Akodessawa Fetish Market truly is a haven for those who seek to explore the depths of Voodoo spirituality.

Number 6: The Infamous Pripyat

I’ll now shift your focus to a place that takes eerie to a whole new level. Imagine multiplying the population of Hashima Island by ten, and placing it on dry land. This is what you'll find in the infamous Pripyat, the ghost town near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. Once a thriving city, it now stands frozen in time, a chilling reminder of the catastrophic nuclear disaster in 1986. Empty streets, decaying buildings, and remnants of human life create a haunting atmosphere that will send shivers down your spine.

After the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl in 1986, Pripyat was left behind, frozen in time. Walking through its empty streets, you can feel the eerie atmosphere seeping into your bones. The most sinister relic of this ghost town is the abandoned Pripyat amusement park. Scheduled to open just days after the Chernobyl disaster, it stands as a haunting reminder of a joyful place that never saw the laughter of children or the thrill of rides.

Number 5: Sedlec Ossuary

Now, let's delve into the realm of the macabre and visit the Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic. This Roman Catholic chapel takes haunting beauty to a whole new level. From the outside, it may appear rather modest, but inside, it houses the bones of 40,000 to 70,000 individuals. These bones have been meticulously arranged to create bone chandeliers, garlands, and even bone pyramids. It's a sight that is both chilling and captivating, making you contemplate the fragility of life and the artistic expression that can emerge from mortality.

Number 4: The abandoned Hospital of Biel

As I step foot into the eerie grounds of the abandoned Hospital of Biel, I can't help but sense an inexplicable presence lingering in the air. The highest atonement to supernatural forces seems to be at play. This decaying hospital complex, with its crumbling walls, peeling paint, and rusted remnants, bears witness to a legacy shrouded in darkness. Once a thriving sanatorium, it later served as a German military hospital, where even the infamous Adolf Hitler himself received treatment. Later, it transformed into a medical facility for the Soviet Red Army. The echoes of pain, suffering, and human history seem to permeate every corner of this forsaken place.

Nowadays, the Hospital of Biel attracts a peculiar breed of visitors: the morbidly curious. These brave souls seek out the chilling thrills that can only be found amidst the crumbling ruins of this haunted complex. They wander through the dilapidated halls, guided by an unyielding desire to unearth the secrets that lie within.

Number 3: The Hanging Coffins at Sagada

As I stood before the awe-inspiring sight of the hanging coffins at Sagada, a sense of unease washed over me. What could be more unnerving than witnessing numerous coffins suspended overhead, clinging to the rugged cliff face? This ancient burial practice, carried out by the people of Sagada on Luzon Island in the Philippines, has captivated the imagination for centuries.

Estimates suggest that this tradition, steeped in mystery and ritual, dates back over 2,000 years. The significance behind these suspended coffins remains widely debated among scholars and locals alike. While the exact reasons may elude us, one thing is certain—it creates an indelible and haunting image.

Number 2: The Island of Dolls

Let me tell you the haunting tale of the Island of the Dolls, nestled in the enchanting waters of Xochimilco, Mexico. Known as Isla de las Muñecas, this peculiar island is adorned with countless dolls, creating a surreal and eerie atmosphere. Legend has it that the reclusive Don Julio Santana Barrera stumbled upon the lifeless body of a young girl floating in the water, with a doll silently resting nearby. Deeply moved by this tragic discovery, he decided to honor her memory in a rather unsettling way. He hung that very doll from a tree, embarking on a decades-long mission to appease the girl's restless spirit.

As time passed, Don Julio accumulated an extensive collection of dolls, adorning the island's trees and structures with their haunting presence. Each doll held a story, a connection to the tragic incident that had sparked this eerie tradition. However, in 2001, a chilling twist unfolded. It was said that Don Julio's lifeless body was discovered in the same spot where the girl had met her untimely end. A haunting coincidence, or perhaps the culmination of a lifelong dedication to preserving her memory.

Number 1: The Catacombs of Paris

Now, get ready for our top pick, the catacombs of Paris. Beneath the romantic and artistic streets of the city of lights lies an underground display that is both unnerving and thought-provoking. The catacombs house the carefully arranged bones of approximately six million people. As you wander through the dimly lit tunnels, you'll witness bone-stacked walls and eerie displays that confront the fragility of life head-on. It's a haunting experience that will leave you contemplating your own mortality.


About the Creator

Eluzu Kaburu

Intrepid Explorer of the Mind and World

Welcome to my world of curiosity. I am Eluzu Kaburu, a passionate and adventurous writer with an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a burning desire to unravel the mysteries that surround us.

Reader insights

Be the first to share your insights about this piece.

How does it work?

Add your insights


There are no comments for this story

Be the first to respond and start the conversation.

Sign in to comment

    Find us on social media

    Miscellaneous links

    • Explore
    • Contact
    • Privacy Policy
    • Terms of Use
    • Support

    © 2023 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.