This dense forest located at the base of Mt Fuji is infamous for the unusually high number of suicides. The situation is so bad here that you can find signs such as “life is precious” and “think about your family” scattered throughought the woods.
Bird Suicide Grounds of Jatinga
Jatinga is a small village located in northern India. The village is famous for a strange annual event that unfolds in the months of September and October. Hundreds of birds for some strange reason dive to their deaths between 7 pm and 10 pm. Yes, you heard that right – this happens only during a fairly specific timeframe across a strip of land that’s roughly a mile long.
Catacombs of Paris
Back in the 17th and 18th century, cemeteries in Paris were getting increasingly full because of which decaying organic material found its way in to the city’s water supply. This resulted in extremely unsanitary conditions and eventually led to the creation of the Paris Catacombs.
There’s a reason why this Brazilian town is known as the twin capital of the world. The twin birth rate in Candido Godoi is 18 times higher than the global average. So far no one has been able to find conclusive answers for this strange phenomenon. Creepy indeed.
An abandoned English hospital which was actually a mental asylum.
Gunkanjima literally means Battleship Island. The place incidentally has an uncanny resemblance to a massive vessel. It used to be a mining facility before it was shut down.
The Turkish intervention on the island of Cyprus resulted in several areas that were made inaccessible to its citizens. This led to many seaside resorts such as Varosha being completed desolate and abandoned.
Prague’s Old Jewish Cemetery
This Jewish Cemetery is at least 11 levels deep. The cemetery got full not once or even twice but 11 times because of which a new cemetery had to be built over the old one.
The Island of Dolls is located deep inside the swamp of the former Aztec country. Legend goes that at one time the island had a single inhabitant named Don Julian Santana Barrera. One day a little girl drowned in the canal and not long after the drowning, Don found a doll floating in the water and then another and yet another. As a tribute to the drowned girl, Don then decorated the entire island with dolls before he himself drowned mysteriously.
Birtish Sea Forts
These abandoned water forts were built during the Second World War by the British Royal Navy in the North Sea.
The Matsuo Ghost Mine was once the largest known sulfur mine in the Far East. Located in norther Japan, the mine was closed in the 70s. What makes this place creepy over and above it being desolate and abandoned is the ever-present mist.
City Hall Subway Station
No train has stopped at this station for well over 70 years as it lies abandoned beneath New York’s busy streets.
Ruins of Detroit
Many parts of this once bustling city have been reduced to crumbling urban decay.
Winchester Mystery House
There’s a reason why this house has a mysteriously winding and confusing interiors. After the death of her husband and daughter, Sarah Winchester consulted with a medium who claimed that she was being haunted by spirits of all those people who have ever been killed by the Winchester rifle. To rid herself off the spirits, she was advised to start building a house and never really stop building it which is what Sarah did right until the time of her death.
Ghost City of Fengdu
This old ghost town is greater than 200o years old and a place akin to hell as per the Chinese folklore. Locals believe this to be the spot where spirits crossover after death.
Located deep inside Transylvania, Sighisoara is known as the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler aka the inspiration behind Count Dracula.
This abandoned North Korean hotel could easily find its place in the list of greatest architectural failures. The hotel was only partially finished due to the fact that the government ran out of money.
San Zhi Resort
Located in Taiwan, this luxury resort met with a series of fatal accidents and unfortunate events due to which it’s construction was stopped. The place has ever since been shrouded in mystery with not many daring to venture in the area.
Staten Island Tugboat Graveyard
Found north of Rossville on Staten Island, this is where you’ll find hundreds of dumped tug boats, ferries, barges and more.
From what was once home to more than 50,000 people to a ghost town after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown back in 1986, this Ukrainian city has its fair share of horror and it’s post nuclear disaster mystique.
The Sedlec Ossuary
The Church in the Czech Republic is entirely built and decorated by human bones.
Beelitz Military Hospital
Standing as a tribute to some of the darkest days in human history, this hospital in Berlin is where Adolf Hitler was sent to recuperate from injuries suffered in World War I.
The Overtoun Bridge
Located in the village of Milton in Scotland, this bridge stands witness to a number of suicides – more than 600 to be precise. And no – we aren’t talking about human beings committing suicide but dogs.
Takakonuma Greenland Park
Always shrouded in mist and gradually being encroached by wilderness, this theme park in Japan was abruptly closed down due to a number of deaths on its rides.