Haunted places are old and spooky places and these have few guests living over there for years. But there is no concrete proof that such places are the hunting grounds of ghouls and poltergeists. Paranormal activities are the one that you can be only too  familiar with those horror movies. These are the 10 most haunted places on earth violent death histories and stories of souls who roam in search of revenge. 

                 10 of the most hunting places around the world:

10. Monte Cristo Homestead, New South Wales, Australia:

     One of the Australia's most haunted house was owned by the Crawley family and they lived in it from 1855 to 1948. This family saw  many deaths including the deaths of a mentally ill man who was found chained in the caretaker's cottage, a pregnant maid pushed from the balcony, a stable boy burned to death as he slept and a baby girl threw down the stairs.They even recorded the paranormal activities of this house.


The original owners of Monte Cristo, Christoper and Elizabeth Crawley are believed to have haunted the house since their deaths in 910 and 1933 respectively

Monte Cristo's Documentary:

9. Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa:

     This spooky haunted place was built in the 16th century by the Dutch East India Company for the purpose of replenishment of ships. This castle has several stories of ghosts like a tall gentleman, a screaming woman, and a black dog that pounces on unsuspecting visitors.
             In 1915, an unidentified two-metre tall suspicious transparent thing was seen on the castle's battlements. It was seen again in 1947 when it was observed to leap over the battlements. This spooky ghost was seen over a period of weeks. It walked between the Leerdam and Oranje bastions and was seen leaning over the parapet, looking into Darling Street. Till today, soldiers are terrified to guard at late night shift at the Castle of Good Hope, due to the sounds of blood-curdling screams, strange voices, and footsteps.

8. Edinburgh Castle, Scotland:

      This Edinburgh Castle, Scotland is an iconic heritage city ,a tourist spot and also a home to the phantom piper, a spectral dog, and a headless drummer. The castle vaults and chambers were subjected to a rigorous 10-day scientific survey in 2001. They used night-vision equipment, digital cameras, thermal imaging, and 240 carefully screened volunteers. nearly half of the team members reported about ghost sightings and spooky phenomena, including the sensation of unseen presences tugging at their clothes and a sudden drop in temperature. The cells of its ancient dungeon, the site of uncounted deaths, could very well be an eternal place of unrest for numerous spirits.

7. Aokigahara Forest, Japan:

     This Aokigahara is the spooky forest where people commit suicide was located at the base of Mount Fuji, Japan. It stands second to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, due to its personal deals with demons and the count of 100 lives that are lost in it every year. The forest has an eerie feeling due to the presence of wind-blocking density of trees. Volunteers help to search for bodies as the government continues to make efforts to not share the statistics of deaths reported. Visitors are advised to mark their trails with tape so as to not get lost.

6. St. Augustine Lighthouse, Florida, USA:

      This spooky lighthouse was built in the 1820s and has a remarkable history. Today, it has some ghost guests and many visitors have noticed the scent of a burning cigar believed to belong to one of the men, a caretaker who died on the job. Other ghost guests are the most well-known of the St. Augustine Lighthouse ghosts would be that of the 13 and 15 yr. old daughters of Hezekiah Pity. These two girls who were believed to have a sudden death from an accident during the construction of this lighthouse. Visitors have reported being pulled downstairs by the spirit of a girl dressed in blue velvet, perhaps one of the girls who had died.

5. The Island of Dolls, Xochimilco, Mexico:

    Julian Barrera, a man who moved there in the 1950s, was haunted by the spirit of the girl who died on this artificial island after drowning in one of the canals that crisscross it and in order to pacify her, he bought several old dolls and hung them on the trees in this spooky island. Julian had told his nephew about the girl ghost who wanted him to join her as a playmate in the afterlife after which his body was found drowning in the sea at the same spot where the girl had drowned. This incident happened in 2001. Visitors to the island have reported the dolls eyes following them as well as sounds of whispers and giggling. 

Photo of Julian Barrera:

4. Old Changi Hospital, Singapore:

    This hospital was built in 1935 as a part of a military base which was soon taken over by the Japanese occupation. The Kempeitai (Japanese Imperial Secret Police) was used it as a torture camp for criminals and prison for Allied hostages.

After Word War II, the building remained a hospital till 1997 until the construction of the new Changi General hospital. This abandoned hospital is said to be haunted by Japanese soldiers and also the victims of wars crimes and executions. Loud bangs and screams have been said to be heard.

3. Bhangarh Fort, Alwar District, Rajasthan:

      Bhangarh Fort is located on the borders of Sariska Tiger reserve in the Aravali range in the deserted town of Bhangarh, Rajasthan.Bhangarh Fort is the one of most famous tourist and is considered as the one of the most dangerous haunted forts in the world.
About the town of Bhangarh, it was established in 1573 by King Bhagwant Das who had two sons. His elder son-Man Singh, the general of Mughal Emperor Akbar and the younger one- Madho Singh. The town is named as Bhangarh by Madho Singh after his grandfather Man Singh or Bhan Singh.

       There is a belief about Bhangarh that the place is haunted and no one can dare to go there after sunset. Several ghost stories are linked with the mysteries of the Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan. King Madho Singh-Emperor of this city got approval by ascetic GURU BALU NATH who meditated at this place. The approval of emperor was given to the agreement that the "Shadow of emperor's palace would never touch him" at his prohibited retreat. If the shadow of palace touched over his place, the city would turn into ruins.After few days, the emperor started his fort construction and the shadow of fort touched the Guru Balu Nath place. As per psychic power of Saint, the entire town was destroyed. The samadhi of Guru Balu Nath is still there where he was buried.

2. The White House, Washington D.C:

   This seems like a dream that the residence of American President and the symbol of American politics is also a haunted house. That's the one of the quite believable reasons why Barack Obama is aging rapidly after his 2 terms of presidency.

        World leaders like the late Winston Churchill, former president Theodore Roosevelt, and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands had reportedly seen apparitions of Abraham Lincoln standing by the fireplace in various rooms and in the hallway. 

1. Mary King's Close, Edinburgh, Scotland:

     This was the one of the thriving trading areas before the plague broke out in 1645. Today, it is part of the city's popular haunted close walking tour where tour guides and visitors have reported about the ghosts of an elderly lady, a woman wearing a black dress and a little girl named Annie has been known to interact with people who leave gifts for her when they left the place. 

Paranormal activities reported are flicking stones, following footsteps and sounds of toasting in a tavern. 

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