10 Most Haunted Places Around the World

For thrill-seekers and paranormal enthusiasts, nothing beats the eerie allure of the world’s most haunted places. In this spine-chilling journey, we’ll take you to 10 scary places that boast hair-raising tales and spine-tingling legends. From haunted hotels to ghost-ridden castles, brace yourself as we venture into the spine-tingling world of the supernatural, one bone-chilling location at a time.

10 – The Queen Mary Hotel – California, USA

The Queen Mary Hotel
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Before it was turned into the hotel, Queen Mary was sailed from 1930s to 1960s. Several haunted areas in the hotel have made it one of the most haunted hotels in USA. Due to paranormal reports, cabin B340 is unavailable for rent. Ghost of young woman, two children, a gentleman have been seen at its different areas.

09 – St Augustine Lighthouse – Florida, USA

St Augustine Lighthouse
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Built in 1974, this lighthouse was reported to be haunted when spirits of two girls had been seen on many occasions. They were the daughters of its construction in-charge and were died during the construction in an accident. The ghost of a man, a woman, sound of footsteps and shadows has also been reported.

08 – Old Changi Hospital – Changi, Singapore

Old Changi Hospital
Old Changi Hospital

Built in 1935, it was the part of old Changi military base. Ghosts of Japanese soldiers who died during the World War II, patients and children have been seen walking in the hospital. Loud screams are common in the hospital.

07 – Island of the Dolls – Xochimilco, Mexico

Island of the Dolls
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Continuing our eerie exploration, we arrive at the unnerving Island of the Dolls in Xochimilco, Mexico. This unsettling destination is adorned with countless dolls hanging from trees, their lifeless eyes seemingly watching your every move. Originally, a local resident named Don Julian Santana began hanging the dolls as a tribute to a young girl who drowned nearby. Consequently, the island has transformed into a macabre spectacle that attracts brave visitors from all corners of the globe. As you navigate the island’s eerie pathways, don’t be surprised if you feel the unsettling sensation of hundreds of eyes following you, sending shivers down your spine.

06 – Borgvattnet (The Haunted Vicarage) – Sweden


Built in 1876, it is one of the most haunted houses in Sweden. Residents of this house had experienced several paranormal activities. Unexplained sounds, happenings and moving objects were common at this place. Despite this, currently it is serving as a restaurant and a guest house.

05 – Screaming Tunnel – Niagara Falls, Ontario

Screaming Tunnel
Screaming Tunnel

Venturing next to the chilling Screaming Tunnel in Niagara Falls, Ontario, prepare for a hair-raising experience. Legend has it that the echoes of a young girl’s anguished screams still haunt this eerie tunnel. Many years ago, the girl tragically perished in a fire within the tunnel, and her tormented spirit lingers on. Locals warn that if you light a match at the tunnel’s center, you’ll hear her spine-tingling screams pierce the darkness. Bold adventurers, beware: this bone-chilling destination is not for the faint of heart!

04 – Waverly Hills Sanitorium – Kentucky, USA

Waverly Hills Sanitorium - Haunted Places
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This two storey wooden building, built in 1926, was worked as a tuberculosis hospital. When the disease got worse, almost 63,000 patients were died. The mistreatment and several experimental methods applied on the patients are believed to be the main reasons of this haunted building.

03 – Hashima Island – Japan

Hashima Island - Haunted Places
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It is located around 15km from the Nagasaki, in southern Japan. The island is completely abandoned after the coal mines closed in 1974. It is also known as “Ghost Island”. In 2009, its small part was reopened for tourists, but was later closed due to the scary happenings.

02 – Monte Cristo Homestead – New South Wales, Australia

Monte Cristo Homestead - Haunted Places
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This mansion is considered as the most haunted place in Australia. It was built in 1885, since then numerous tragic events have made it a scary property. Owner of this mansion never came out in 23 years after his husband’s death. She too died in mansion. Crying and screaming voice can be heard till date.

01 – Bhangarh Fort – Rajasthan, India

Bhangarh Fort - Haunted Places
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As per the reports, one black magician cursed the people of palace that they all would breathe their last due to unnatural deaths and their spirits would remain in the palace forever. It is believed to be the most haunted place in India. After dusk, no one dares to enter the palace.

As our exploration of the world’s most haunted places draws to a close, we hope you’ve enjoyed this spine-tingling journey into the realm of the unknown. Undoubtedly, these scary places, teeming with paranormal activity and eerie tales, serve as a reminder of the mysteries that continue to captivate and fascinate us. Whether you’re a die-hard paranormal enthusiast or simply intrigued by the unknown, we hope you’ll find a hauntingly good time uncovering the chilling secrets that lie within these spine-tingling destinations.