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The Most Haunted Places in the World

The Most Haunted Places in the World

The Most Haunted Places in the World

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Raynham Hall, Norfolk, England

Raynham Hall, Norfolk, England

This country home in England may be gorgeous, but it also has a dark past.

The mysterious "Brown Lady," rumored to be Lady Dorothy Walpole, was reported to be one of Raynham Hall's apparitions captured on film in the December 1936 edition of Country Life. Guests can visit the home on Open Days throughout the year.

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Poveglia, Venice, Italy

Poveglia, Venice, Italy

A short trip from Venice, the beautiful island of Poveglia was once a quarantine zone for people suffering from the plague.

In addition, the island was used as a psychiatric hospital in the early 20th century. Ghost hunters claim this spot is now a hotbed of paranormal activity.

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Bhangarh Fort, India

Bhangarh Fort, India

Two hundred miles from Delhi, this abandoned fortress sticks out in the middle of the wilderness.

Legend has it that a sorcerer cast a curse on the area after being rejected by a local princess. Guests can still visit the fort's impressive ruins today.

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Ancient Ram Inn, Wotton-under-Edge, England

Ancient Ram Inn, Wotton-under-Edge, England

This 12th-century inn is one of the oldest in the Western world. It is believed to have once been a pagan burial ground and is now haunted by more than 20 spirits, including ghost children and a monk.

Fearless travelers can book a ghost hunt at the inn in hopes of experiencing the spirits themselves.

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Port Arthur, Australia

Port Arthur, Australia

There are many spooky tours around Port Arthur to satisfy worldly ghost hunters. The Tasmanian town is filled with reports of paranormal activity, which makes sense, given its creepy past.

The spot originally served as a penal colony in the 19th century, where prisoners were forced to endure solitary confinement and mandatory church services to correct bad behavior.

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The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California

The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California

This beautiful ocean liner spent 30 years at sea before permanently docking in Long Beach and becoming a tourist attraction.

During her tenure, the ship logged more than 50 deaths, which makes her reputation as a haunted vessel even more believable.

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Burg Wolfsegg, Germany

Burg Wolfsegg, Germany

This 800-year-old castle in the municipality of Wolfsegg, Germany, is apparently haunted by a woman who scares off any visitors who pass.

She is rumored to be the ghost of Klara von Helfenstein, who was reportedly murdered by her jealous husband. The castle is open for visitors on weekends and holidays from May through early October.

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Lizzie Borden House, Fall River, Massachusetts

Lizzie Borden House, Fall River, Massachusetts

This allegedly haunted bed-and-breakfast is the sight of a gruesome and highly publicized murder. Although she was eventually acquitted, Lizzie Borden was suspected of killing her father and stepmother with a hatchet in the unassuming home in 1892.

Since then, guests have reported all kinds of strange sightings in the house. Ghost tours and overnight stays are available for intrepid travelers who want to experience the notorious residence for themselves.

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The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado

This famous Rocky Mountain destination is known as one of the inspirations for Stephen King's "The Shining," but it also has its own spooky past.

Allegedly, staff members have encountered ghosts like the maid from Room 217, who is known to pack away guests' clothing when they aren't looking. The hotel now offers four different styles of accommodations, and it's a great home base if you want to explore Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Fairmont Banff Springs, Canada

Fairmont Banff Springs, Canada

Ever since it was completed in 1888, this hotel has been associated with paranormal activity.

One of the most famous legends is of the "Ghost Bride," a woman who reportedly awaits people in the hotel ballroom. The postcard-perfect hotel continues to welcome guests to the heart of Banff National Park.

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St. Augustine Lighthouse, St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine Lighthouse, St. Augustine, Florida

This lighthouse became infamous during the Civil War when the light was removed to disrupt Union shipping — just part of the structure's long, and sometimes tragic, history.

However, visitors have reported seeing the ghost of a lighthouse keeper there who is always quite friendly. During your next trip to St. Augustine, you can visit the site during the day or take a ghost tour at night.

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Hoia Baciu Forest, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Hoia Baciu Forest, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

This spot in northwestern Romania is considered the most haunted forest in the world. Visitors often report intense feelings of anxiety and the sense of being watched while traveling amongst the trees.

Some of the most common sightings include ghosts, unexplained apparitions, faces appearing in photographs that were not visible to the naked eye, and even some UFOs.

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Château de Brissac, Brissac-Quincé, France

Château de Brissac, Brissac-Quincé, France

This towering building is famously known as the place where Charlotte de Brézé was murdered. According to legend, Charlotte, the illegitimate daughter of King Charles VII, was killed by her husband after discovering she was having an affair.

Visitors claim to have seen a "Green Lady," named for the color of her dress, roaming the halls. You can visit the stately castle to try to spot her yourself, but honestly, the stunning architecture alone is worth the trip.

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Tower of London, England

Tower of London, England

Many historic people have claimed the Tower of London as their final resting place.

The infamous fortress has been steeped in tragedy for over 900 years, and it's home to many ghostly sightings of English royalty, including Anne Boleyn and Arbella Stuart, cousin to Elizabeth I.

This tower is a must for anyone visiting London, but ghost hunters will also want to look out for any apparitions during their visit.

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The Old Vicarage, Borgvattnet, Sweden

The Old Vicarage, Borgvattnet, Sweden

Borgvattnet is a small village in northern Sweden, known for having one of the most haunted houses in the country — the old vicarage.

Inhabitants of the home have reported multiple sightings, including a lady in gray as well as unexplained sounds and moving objects. The house now serves as an inn and restaurant.

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Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, California

Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, California

After the death of her husband, rifle magnate William Wirt Winchester, Sarah Winchester commissioned this dizzying labyrinth of a house in order to stay safe from vengeful spirits killed by her husband's guns.

The home has seven stories, 160 rooms, 10,000 panes of glass, and 47 stairways — some of which go nowhere at all. There are several house tours available, including a spooky Walk With Spirits tour.

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The Driskill, Austin, Texas

The Driskill, Austin, Texas

Many big-name celebrities have stayed at this old hotel since 1886, but few are as famous as the ghosts haunting the hallways.

One of the most notorious tales surrounding the property includes two honeymooning women who took their own lives in the same room 20 years apart. The downtown Austin hotel still welcomes guests today.

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The Catacombs of Paris, France

The Catacombs of Paris, France

The Paris Catacombs are truly spooky, with the remains of more than six million people located in the underground tunnels.

You can tour some of the tunnels today, but be warned, as they're not for the faint of heart.

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Forbidden City, Beijing, China

Forbidden City, Beijing, China

Many people would not assume the Forbidden City, located in the center of modern Beijing, is haunted, but ghost hunters who are interested in local lore know better.

One apparition that was first reported in the 1940s is of a woman in white who can be heard sobbing in the halls of the palace. The impressive Forbidden City is a must-visit for travelers in Beijing, whether or not you believe in ghosts.

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Kehoe House, Savannah, Georgia

Kehoe House, Savannah, Georgia

This beautiful home was completed in 1892 by William and Anne Kehoe, who lived in the house with their ten children.

Since the home was turned into a bed-and-breakfast, guests have noted mysterious sounds of children playing. Ghost-chasing guests visiting Savannah — a notoriously haunted city — might want to make this hotel their home base.

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