Everyone seems to know of at least one haunted buildings, whether it was a house in your neighborhood or a documentary you saw on TV. These haunted places have fascinated and terrified people for centuries. This article contains the top 10 most haunted places in the world.
10. Borley Rectory, Essex U.K
This is one of the most famous of the haunted places in Britain. The majority of the haunting took place in the 1920’s and 1930’s, and although much of the phenomena can be explained – a small amount of sightings and experience still baffle and remain inexplicable.
9. The Whaley House, California
There have been many reports that this house comes alive after it closes for the day, with many reports of shutters opening and closing and strange sounds being heard. Those who have braved the house during the day have spoken of the scent of cigars that seems to linger and the feeling of an unusual presence in some of the rooms.
8. Raynham Hall, Norfolk, U.K
Raynham Hall is a glorious country house in England, and has been the home of the Townshend family for over 300 years. The most famous resident of the house is Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend, leader in the House of Lords. Of course another famous resident, and possibly the most famous ghost photo of all time, is the Brown Lady – who was photographed descending the stairs. The ghost however has not been seen since.
7. The Myrtles Plantation, Louisiana
Known as one of America’s most haunted homes; this plantation, which dates back to the late eighteenth century, is home to at least twelve ghosts. It is often reported that at least ten murders occurred in the house, but historical records show just the one; the murder of William Winter. Nevertheless, the ghosts of many lost souls continue to haunt this house.
6. Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia
Opened in 1829, Eastern State is considered to be the world’s first true penitentiary. It is also dubbed as one of the most evil places in the world. Al Capone was famously imprisoned here, and many are said to have passed out from the horrors they witnessed.
5. The Tower of London, London, U.K
The Tower of London is a historic monument in central London. It is home to numerous ghosts, the most well-known being Ann Boleyn, one of the wives of Henry VIII, who was beheaded in the Tower. Her ghost has been reported on many occasions, and she is sometimes seen carrying her head.
4) Stanley Hotel, Colorado
We have all seen, read or at least heard of The Shining. The tale was inspired by a stay at the Stanley, where Stephen King believes he heard ghost children playing in the hallway. Many have since experienced paranormal activity here, but unlike the book, these ghosts seem harmless.
3) Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, U.K
It is believed to be the most haunted place in Scotland. In fact, Edinburgh is often referred to as one of the most haunted cities in all of Europe. There have been various reports of a phantom piper, a headless drummer, and the spirits of prisoners and even the ghost of a dog wandering!
2. The White House, Washington
The home of the presidents of the United States, and one of the most haunted places in the world. Many presidents have claimed to hear ghosts wandering the rooms of this building. The most frequently sighted ghost has been that of President Abraham Lincoln – even Eleanor Roosevelt claims to have seen him!
1) The Parisian Catacombs, Paris, France
The Paris Catacombs are a maze of tunnels and crypts underneath the Parisian streets where the bones of the dead were placed for almost thirty years. This was due to the lack of space in the city, and it is said that the ghosts of those buried in the crypts haunt the area. More sightings have been reported here than almost any other place, making the most haunted place in the world.
Top 10 Most Haunted Places In The World
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