Published on November 1st, 2012 | by Charu Suri4
The Most Beautiful Spooky Places Around the World
Halloween may have come and gone, but the spooky and haunted places still continue, 365 days a year whether kids come harking on your doorstep for those Reese’s Pieces or not. Here are some places around the world that are rumored to be spookier than Transylvania, but are still breathtakingly beautiful to visit.
The Tudor and Baroque stylized Hampton Court Palace in England; Gail Johnson on Flickr
Hampton Court Palace, England
These stately grounds have more than their fair share of ghosts. Lady Catherine Howard is believed to frequent Hampton Court’s Haunted Gallery, which is a violation of her house arrest (she was accused of committing adultery by King Henry VIII). Visitors have heard her screaming and being dragged back to her rooms.
The Tower of London is famous for its armory, ravens and Crown Jewels; Gail Johnson via Flickr
The Tower Of London
There’s a legend that vouches for the appearance of a huge and ghostly bear by the Martin Tower, and that a guard was so shocked by this that he dropped dead of shock. The Tower of London is considered one of the most haunted buildings in England, and many believe that the spirits of the dead still veil, protect and haunt the landmark. It’s hard to argue with the beauty of the Tower of London, as well as the Crown Jewels which are part of the Royal Collection and still regularly used by the Queen.
Forsyth Park, Savannah, Georgia; Kevin Cappis via Flickr
Named as America’s “Most Haunted City” by the American Institute of Parapsychology in 2002, Savannah, Georgia is extremely popular for its haunted ghost tours with visitors. It was made famous by the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and several people have vouched for its haunted homes, spirits and eccentric deceased characters. Clary’s Café, made famous by the aforementioned book, is a good starting point.
The Castle after a Storm; Credit, Yao Hui
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
A magnificent medieval castle, Edinburgh Castle is an unmistakable landmark perched on top of a craggy hill. Visitors have said that they hear echoes of the dead in the castle. Since its construction in the 12th century, the castle has survived several numerous attacks. In 2001, the Castle was one of the subjects of one of the largest scientific paranormal experiments ever conducted, as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. With the help of 240 volunteers, a psychologist conducted a ten day study with high tech equipment including probes, sensors and what not. Participants experienced feelings of being watched, burning sensations on arm and seeing shadowy figures, among others.
Parth Joshi, via Flickr
Bhangarh Fort, India
Located in the desert area of Rajasthan, India, Bhangarh Fort is spooked because of an ancient curse by black magic from a gentleman called Singhia. The curse was that everyone would die in the palace and their souls would stay within the brick walls without any hope of karmic rebirth, which is a the basis of Hindu religion. This fort is India’s most haunted place, and legend has it that whenever a roof is built, it collapses. No visitors are allowed to linger in this area after sunset.