Paranormal activity, ghosts and demons have always been a fascinating subject for people. There are tons of places all over the world where such activities have been reported by the locals and many of them have been warded off from human visitation for their deathly characteristics. Here is a list of the top five haunted places from around the world:
Poveglia Island is situated some hours from Venice. It used to be a quarantine zone for people suffering from the plague. In the early 20th century, the island was also used as an insane asylum where horrifying medical experiments are said to have been conducted. It has remained uninhabited since 1968 but home to tortured souls of those who died here. Ghosts hunters have claimed that this spot has a massive amount of paranormal activity and so it is one of the top haunted places in the world. Although it is illegal to visit the island, one can see it and the hospital from the beaches of Lido.
Situated at a distance of two hundred miles from the country’s capital, Delhi, Bhangarh Fort is an abandoned fortress in the middle of the desert. According to legends, a sorcerer cursed the place after being rudely rejected by the princess. Since then the place has remained uninhabited. Tourists are discouraged from going there, especially in the late hours, due to tons of paranormal activities surrounding the fort, making it one of the top haunted places in the world.
The forest is situated in Cluj-Napoca in Transylvania and the locals call it the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ of Romania. They say that the forest has possessed an evil presence for centuries haunted by the souls of the peasants who were murdered here. People have gone missing from here and there have also been UFO sightings. Lights and unexplained electrical phenomenon have frequently occurred here making it one of the top haunted places. The paranormal activity is centred in a barren circle on a plateau deep inside the forest where no plant ever grows.
The RMS Queen Mary had spent 30 years at the sea before being permanently docked in Long Beach, California. During her tenure, there have been as much as 50 recorded deaths on board making her one of the top haunted places in the world. It has now been turned into a hotel but the engine room is still a hotbed for most of the paranormal activity on the ship.
The Island of the Dolls, as the name suggests, has hundreds of dolls hanging from the trees or scattered on the grass and is one of the top haunted places in the world. As the legend goes, a girl drowned in the canal near the island and sometime later, dolls began to wash ashore. The island’s only inhabitant and caretaker for 50 years, Julian, hung the dolls from the trees to appease the spirit but later he was found drowned in the same spot as the girl. Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site, tourists now go there to hang dolls and keep the spirit appeased.