Who doesn’t love traveling? Everyone loves going to new places, meeting new people, relishing the local food, and visiting iconic places there.
But some places may look (and some certainly are) historic and beautiful but are infamous. Why, you ask? These places are haunted, or at least they are believed to be haunted. Some places are legends that came down for centuries, and some are new entries in the haunted list.
If you are planning a trip somewhere, then make sure you don’t end up visiting a haunted house or a haunted place. To help you in this endeavor, we brought 10 haunted places you never wish to visit for you!
#1. Raynham Hall
Raynham Hall is certainly one of splendid of most of the country houses of Norfolk, England. If you are tempted to see the beauty for yourself, then do it before the sunset. Because if you after the sunset, then don’t be surprised to see Brown Lady welcoming you in the hall.
The infamous Brown Lady is the ghost of Lady Dorothy Walpole, sister of Robert Walpole, who is considered as the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. She was the wife of Charles Townshend. It is believed that when Townshend came to know about her adultery with Lord Wharton, he locked her up in her rooms till death.
Another popular story is Lord Wharton’s wife invited her to stay with them for a few days, knowing very well that her husband would never let her go out of the house till she died.
Many people claimed to see the Brown Lady once in 1835 and then in 1836. She seemed to take a long break and then reappeared in 1936. Country Life magazine captured the Brown Lady in a photo on 19 September 1936. Some critics, however, claimed that the photo was fake.
You may have heard about abandoning a house claiming that it is haunted. But did you ever hear about abandoning a whole village just because it is haunted? Yes, Kuldhara is a village in India’s Rajasthan state. It was a prosperous village in the 13th century and was completely abandoned by the early 19th century.
Some say the reason for abandoning is water shortage, and moving out of the village was gradual. However, others claim that Salim Singh or Zalim Singh, the minister of Jaisalmer, eyed on a girl of Kuldhara. He sent his goons to get the girl. The villagers told the goons to come the next day to take the girl.
When the goons came the next day, they saw an empty village. The villagers abandoned Kuldhara in a single night. Some even say that the villagers abandoned not one village but many adjacent villages on the same night.
As per the legend, the villagers cast a curse on the villages that no one would be able to re-occupy the place. To prove the story wrong, many tried to inhabit the village but experienced paranormal activities.
#3. Island of the Dolls
The name may look benign or even cute to some, but it is one of the creepy haunted places you would know about. The island is full of dolls. Then what is the problem? They are all dead-looking dolls.
The island called Isla de la Muñecas in Spanish is situated south of Mexico City. The island is mostly deserted while its surrounding areas are highly populated.
The island, however, is populated with dead-looking dolls, most of them being naked. According to the legend, a small girl drowned near the island. The caretaker of the island found the drowned girl and started placing these dolls. He is said to have been haunted by the spirit of the drowned girl.
It is largely believed that the dolls are possessed by the drowned girl. It is also said that the eyes of the dolls move!
#4. Lizzie Borden House
Lizzie Borden House is situated at 230 Second Street in Massachusetts’ Fall River city. Bed and breakfast may look super normal to people, but it has a dark past.
Lizzie Borden lived in the house with her father, Andrew Borden, and her step-mother, Abby Borden. Everything seemed like going normal, but one fine day, Lizzie Borden killed her parents with a hatchet.
Grandparents of Martha McGinn then bought the house. She converted it into a bed and breakfast. Several guests have reported paranormal activities in the house. Martha stated that the most requested room is the one in which Abby Borden was found murdered!
#5. Mansfield Reformatory
Mansfield Reformatory or Ohio State Reformatory is a very famous prison present in Ohio’s Mansfield. It remained functional until 1990 as a prison.
The Reformatory is considered as haunted, and several inmates have died serving their sentences. It is believed that the dead inmates still move around in here. More than 200 people died in this haunted place.
To make things more interesting, the place is open for self-tours and guided tours. Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society converted it into a museum and has ghost tours for people.
Oh, we almost forgot to tell you that this reformatory is pictured in multiple movies like Tango & Cash, Air Force One, and Shawshank Redemption.
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#6. Burg Wolfsegg
Wolfsegg castle is situated on 420 meters above sea level high rock in Bavaria’s Upper Palatinate. It is 800 years old and was never destroyed by humans to date.
Raynham Hall had Brown Lady, and our Burg Wolfsegg has a white woman claiming the castle (looks like these haunted places like women ghosts more.) The story of the white woman dates back to the 15th century. The white woman is supposed to be Klara von Helfenstein.
It is believed that Klara was committing adultery with her husband’s arch-rival George Moller. Upon catching them, Ulrich von Laaber (Klara’s husband) killed her.
People who went to the castle said that they heard noises from the cave present below the castle’s entrance. Added to it, a skull of a five-year-old was found with other things from the cave.
If you still want to go, you can go to Bavaria and head to the castle, which now houses a museum. And yes, say hi to the white woman if you happen to see her.
#7. Myrtles Plantation
Myrtles Plantation has the reputation of one of America’s most haunted homes. This haunted place is a former antebellum plantation. It is located in Louisiana, USA.
The plantation is believed to be built on the burial ground of native Americans or red Indians. It was the burial ground of Tunica Indians.
It is supposedly home to a minimum of 12 ghosts! According to a legend, ten murders took place in this haunted place. The murder of William Winter is chilling.
A stranger shot William Winter. After getting shot, he entered the plantation and started climbing the stairs. He died on the 17th step. To date, the visitors and the employees of the plantation hear the footsteps of William Winter.
#8. Anne Frank House
Anne Frank House is situated in Amsterdam. It was Anne Frank’s father’s office back in World War II. Anne Frank’s family was hiding from Germans during the war.
The family – the father, the mother, Anne and her sister were later killed in concentration camps. The office, which is now called Anne Frank House, is believed to be haunted.
People who went to the house say that they get a feeling of being watched. Employees can hear sounds from the secret annex. It is also said that if you stand at midnight outside the house, you can see a girl hanging out of the window! Most of people believe that the girl is Anne Frank.
#9. Bhangarh Fort
Bhangarh Fort is considered one of the most haunted places in India. It is present in Alwar district/county of Indian state called Rajasthan. Bhagwant Das built it for his son Madho Singh in the 17th century.
It is so dangerous that locals or visitors don’t step in the fort’s vicinity once evening sets in. According to the legend, an evil black magician called Sinhai madly fell in love with Ratnavati, the beautiful princess of Bhangarh.
He wanted to marry her, but the princess found out his evil plans and ordered his execution. Before getting executed, he cast a spell on the kingdom. The kingdom doomed the very next year. The locals that lived near the kingdom also abandoned their houses and moved to other areas.
#10. Fremantle Arts Centre
Fremantle Arts Centre is situated in Fremantle, Western Australia. It was earlier a psychiatric hospital. However, the patients were tortured more than treated. It was a center of abuse, overcrowding, and death.
The psychiatric hospital has seen a lot of suicides. Hence, the place is believed to be haunted. People can hear sounds of laughter, crying, and yelling from time to time.
Others have experienced getting kissed on the cheeks by some unseen forces. Doors and windows of the first floor open and close by themselves, and the objects on the first-floor move by themselves.
A woman’s apparition is seen on the first floor. Her daughter was kidnapped and admitted to this hospital for treating her depression. The mother committed suicide by throwing herself from the first floor’s window. It is believed that the mother is still searching for her daughter and roams in the arts center.
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