There has always been an air of unnerving mystery surrounding Fridays which are the 13th day of a month. However, do you know of the legend behind it all? The most popular explanation stems from the Gospel account of Jesus Christ being crucified on a Friday, the 13th – the night prior to this, he had his last supper with his 12 apostles, with Judas, who would later betray him, being the 13th guest and an outlier. Whether you believe in the mythos of Friday the 13th or find it downright amusing, we thought it would be fun to bring to you a roundup of the scariest places on Earth. Try reading this listicle when you are home alone at night. Better still, make sure you visit at least a few of the places mentioned. Either way, we are sure the hair on the back of your neck will stand up!
- Delhi Cantt
Yes, the nation’s capital is home to a haunted site where there have been sightings of a lady in a white sari.
- Phnom Sampaeu, Cambodia
The Killing Caves in this densely forested region house the bony remains of numerous victims of the Cambodian genocide (they are now kept as exhibits in a glass memorial). People steer clear of this spooky cluster especially at night.
- Capela dos Ossos, Evora, Portugal
This picturesque location boasts of a majestic yet ominous chapel, the Royal Church of St. Francis, which has the skulls of many deceased arranged in rows all throughout. The most gruesome sight, however, is of the rotting corpses of an unknown man and child!
- The hanging coffins of Sagada, Philippines
The members of the Igorot tribe burry their dead in coffins that hang (precariously) over the sides of cliffs. Although unconventional (not to mention, spine-chilling), this practice was believed to bring them closer to their ancestors.
- The Museum of Death, Hollywood Boulevard, LA
Baby coffins, letters from serial killers, ingenious suicide machines, this is one place that will surely haunt you in your dreams!
- Bhangarh Fort, Alwar, Rajasthan
This dilapidated palace is believed to be the site of a dark tragedy involving a black magician who fell in love with a princess he could not marry. It is now a popular tourist attraction which does not allow visitors after dark!
- The Door to Hell, Turkmenistan
This giant crater is chalk-full of flames and smells of sulfur – it is thought to resemble the mythical entry to the nine rings of hell.
- Dumas Beach, Gujarat
Many Hindus burn their dead in this region; the wind is believed to be filled with whispers of the lifeless.
- Suicide Forest, Japan
The name is self-explanatory – this frightening forest is located at the base of Mt. Fuji.
- Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital, Parma, Italy
The blood-curdling shadow paintings added here by artist, Herbert Baglione only contribute to the eeriness of this haunted place.
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