Top 3 Creepiest Travel Destinations
Most of us love traveling. There are so many kinds of tourist destinations around the world. Some people are into traveling to places which are immensely popular and some people like to travel and discover the unknown.
Knowing the Unknown
But do you have that eager monster in you that keeps urging you to go travel the world to find out its hidden secrets? There are places which dwell in darkness and hushed corners of your travel and tour guide books. If you are into that sort of off-track adventure, then read on to help yourself plan the best “ghoul trip” of your life.
Be Careful, be Smart
Now, before we divulge into this subject, you must know that there are places which are “infamous” for being creepy and there are places which are a bit creepy on their own but not very well known. In this article, we will be talking about places which are well-known for their spook factor but if you are willing to travel to the lesser-known sinister tourist destinations, I would definitely suggest you to get as much information and safety precautions you can, before you head off in that direction. That been said, let’s jump into the 3 top creepy tourist destinations of the world!
- The Catacombs-Paris
We have heard about this one in movies and travel shows. It is truly a bone-chilling experience to visit this place but nevertheless, it is also very fascinating at the same time. Dwelling right under the very heart of Paris, are these set of brilliantly, yet ghastly decorated set of human remains of about 6 million people. Built in the late 1700’s, it was basically an alternative burial chamber, if I may say, for people as the officials at that time were facing some grave problems with their cemetery arrangement. It was later in the 1800’s that it was re-structured and made into a mausoleum sort of thing so that it can be open for the public to visit. People have gotten lost in these expertly designed underground tunnels but now it’s a major international tourist spot, hence the security is much better. However macabre, there is no doubt that it is an experience one would never forget.
- The Island of Dolls- Mexico
The Island of Dolls, or as locally known-Isla de las Munecas
This place has never seemed to seize being an attraction to the ones with a twisted fascination for the unique. This island is just a simple Mexican island, not very populated, quiet and somewhat isolated from the rest of the world. The odd thing which attracts tourists from around the world to this place is the collection if dolls. If you have seen Chucky, imagine multiple Chuckies hanging from trees around you. Thousands of dolls are found all across the island, hanging from trees, tried to rocks, or just strewn across. These dolls have aged with time and hold a horrific death stare at people passing, with their sunken eye sockets, mangled hair and dirty, zombie-like arms and skin.
The legend is that a man’s daughter died in the waters around the island and as washed ashore. In her grief, he hung her dolls to a tree where she was found. And soon after that, somehow, dolls started washing up on the island and they were strung up by him. The locals are believed to have continued the tradition, but there is no way to know the exact source of the beginning or the supply of these dolls. Surely a place for you to check out for all off-track travel lovers.
- Bran Castle- Transylvania
In our final destination, we will talk about none other than Dracula himself. Whether you believe in blood drinking vampires or not, Bran Castle of Romania will definitely give you chills. It has legends of Dracula tied to it from centuries and is open to the public. It is said to be the home of the infamous ruler, Vlad, the Impaler, who was known to be the inspiration for Dracula for Bram Stoker. This is because, Vlad, had a taste for human blood.
Not only will you be awestruck with the beauty of the architecture of this well-maintained castle, but the surrounding hills and the foggy blanket around it will add to the chill factor.
There are many photographs of the families who have lived there along with their information and even their old light fixtures, furniture and personal items have been kept intact. It can all be a fascinating, fun-filled tourist destination for all, but on can’t quite brush off the eerie feeling of being watched, once in the castle; or so, many tourists have said.