What kind of traveler are you? Some people find themselves attracted to romantic places, or maybe they’re attracted to international cooking… Maybe you like history… Or maybe you’re more an adventurer.
Some people love a good terror story and like those, they love terrifying places. And believe me, there are some scary places here on Earth… Maybe you haven’t heard of them, but you’ll be amazed to find what kind of mysterious and shocking places our planet is hiding from us.
If you’re a terror lover, then this is the perfect post for you. Maybe here you’ll find the next morbid place to visit that may be waiting for you… From a town of dolls to a church made of human bones, I bring to you the most terrifying places on Earth. Do you dare to visit them?
Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic
Let’s start with the Sedlec Ossuary, a small chapel located beneath a cemetery, the Cemetery Church of All Saints in the Czech Republic. It is very popular around the world for its macabre decor. It dates back to the early 1300s. It is composed of more than 40,000 human remains. The visual decoration was made by a local Czech woodcarver named František Rint. One of the most remarkable displays is the church’s massive chandelier, which contains almost every bone found in a human body.
Nagoro is a small town located in Japan. But what stands out more than any other village is that it is filled up with life-sized dolls. This doll population outnumbers the human population by nearly 10:1. How did this start? A local toy resident named Tsukimi Ayano began creating doll replicas of her neighbors when they moved away or they died. Today, there are around 350 dolls and 27 breathing humans (being the youngest one 50-years-old).
Island Of The Dolls, Mexico
Talking about dolls, Japan is not the only country you may find a big doll population. In Mexico, there’s a tiny island that is famous for its doll decoration. There are hundreds of dolls and parts of dolls hanging from the trees and scattered among the grass. It sure looks like a horror movie set. The Isla de las Munecas is considered a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Hill Of Crosses, Lithuania
Going back to the European continent, we find a hill filled up with crosses in northern Lithuania. These crosses date back to the 14th century. They used to represent the desire of Lithuanian for independence. And by the 1830s, people started adding more crosses to the site in honor of their dead rebels. And even though it has been bulldozed about three times, locals keep rebuilding it. Today, there are more than 100,000 crossed in the hill.
Hanging Coffins, Philippines
And of course, this list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t talk about the Hanging Coffins located in Sagada, the Philippines. People in Sagada are known for “burying” their deads in coffins that are attached to the sides of cliffs. So instead of going six feet under, you need to look 6 feet up. The aerial cemetery tradition goes back thousands of years. So you might be looking at coffins that are hundreds of years old.