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10 Most Haunted Places in the World

General Knowledge | 7-14 yrs | Video

10 Most Haunted Places around the World and their Stories

1. The White House, United States

The home of the presidents of the United States is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of some of the ex-Presidents like William Henry Harrison, Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln.

2. Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

This magnificent castle of the medieval ages is said to be one of the favourite hangout spots of ghosts. The visitors swear to God to have seen the ghosts of a spooky dog, a headless drummer, and prisoners of the French war and the American War of Independence.

3. Dominican Hill, Baguio City, Philippines

According to the native people of the Philippines, the ghosts of people who were killed during the war frequently visit this place.

4. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan, India

Bhangarh Fort near the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan holds the record for being the scariest and most well-known haunted place in India. According to the legend, nobody who stays at the fort after dark returns alive. The Government of India has also put a warning sign in front of the fort which says- ‘Staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in this area.’

5. Screaming Tunnel, Niagara Falls, Ontario

According to a hair-raising story about this tunnel, if you stand in the middle of the tunnel at midnight and try to light a match, it will get extinguished on its own and you will hear a girl’s frightening cry.

6. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

According to the British Society for Psychical Research, Ohio University is one of the eeriest places in the world. The brave students of the university have witnessed numerous ghost sightings till date.

7. Changi Beach, Singapore

The Changi Beach in Singapore is said to be haunted by the ghosts of the Chinese soldiers who died in the Second World War. Some people vouch to have seen the heads of the Chinese soldiers flying in the air and headless bodies walking around the beach.

8. Monte Cristo, New South Wales, Australia

The Monte Cristo Mansion, haunted by the ghost of its owner, Mrs. Crawley, is reputed to be one of the spookiest spots in Australia. It is said that those who enter the house see strange apparitions and hear frightening voices. Some of the daredevils who tried to spend the night here mysteriously turned purple and almost died.

9. Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Louisville, Kentucky

This two-storey hospital is hyped as being one of the scariest places in the United States. It was seen on ABC/FOX Family Channel’s program ‘Scariest Places on Earth’ as well as on the Sci Fi Channel’s ‘Ghost Hunters’.

10. The Tower of London, Central London, England, United Kingdom

One of the most famous historic monuments in London—The Tower of London—is touted as haunted. The most popular ghostly occupant of the Tower is the spirit of Ann Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII. In 1536, she was beheaded and now her ghost roams around in the castle, carrying her severed head in her hands.

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