Looking for some ghouls, goblins, and mad scientists?!? We’ve researched the most haunted places around the world. Ghost hunters are always trying to catch a glimpse, and would like to share with you! Check out these places around the world for some ghost sightings and spiritual encounters
Ancient Ram Inn, Wotton-under-Edge, England
One of the oldest century inns in the Western World, you’ll be sure to experience some creepy adventures. The property sits on the intersection of 2 Ley Lines. The property has “paranormal” power and spirtual energy. The home lays on the site of a 5,000-year-old Pagan burial ground. It was home to masons, slaves and construction workers at one time. A well-known legend is that a witch was burned at the stake here in the 1500’s. Now known as “The Witch’s Room,” the woman’s spirit haunts one of the Ancient Ram Inn rooms Be sure to tune into the travel channel to discover more ghost adventures about the Ancient Ram Inn.
Forbidden City, Beijing, China
Located in the center of modern Beijing, this is not a place most would think of as “haunted”. During the Ming and Qing dynasties and over 600 years, they discovered recordings of poltergeists in the Palace. Ghost hunters have reported back to the 1940’s, when a woman was first reported sobbing in the halls of the palace. Murders were common and committed by guards, many people would have died within the walls of The Imperial Palace.
Guards have reported signs of the “weeping woman”, dressed all in white. Animals have also been seen scampering around the halls. Flute music can be heard throughout the dark hours of the night. The Imperial Palace is one of the most interesting places in China. There are parts of the Palace that are completely off-limits to tourists. Be sure to ask about tours available, prior to your travels. Expect to bring home some “tingling” memories of one of the scariest places in China!
Corvin Castle, Hunedoara, Romania
One of the largest castles in Europe and most beautiful Renaissance Gothic architectures, the Corvin Castle gives its visitors “chills”. It was originally a defense fortress against the Ottoman Empire in 1440. There is beliefs that Vlad the Impaler, who is the inspiration behind “Dracula”, was a prisoner in Corvin Castle .
The castle’s dungeon held Vlad for years, causing him to go “insane”, and increasing his desire for blood. The legend continues as three captive Turkish men, in charge of digging a well, with the promise of if they found water, they would be freed. The men never returned, although there was writing on the walls: ‘You now have water, but you don’t have a heart.’ You can purchase unguided castle tours, with a small entrance fee. Check their website for the most updated pricing.
Lawang Sewn, Semarang, Indonesia
Known as one of the most haunted places in Indonesia, Lawang is a must on your bucket list! This historic World War II prison will provide visitors with sites from out of the ordinary. The most popular being a Dutch woman, headless spirits, and a kuntilanak.The Lawang Sewn is a place where many soldiers lost their lives, likely tortured and killed. Many vengeful spirits have remained housed at The Lawang Sewn.
The Japanese occupied the building and used the dungeons to interrogate prisoners. Visitors taking tours have to “stick together”, in order to prevent them falling into a “ghost trap”. All guests need to wear rubber boots, as the basement is full of water. Pained cries and anguished screams can be heard coming from the basement. Many locals refuse entrance to The Lawang Sewn, fearing a ghost will become attached to them.
The Catacombs of Paris, France
Holding remains of more than six million people located in the underground tunnels, there is no surprise this is one of the spookiest places to visit! Located sixty-five feet under the streets of Paris, France, millions of people were buried in the 108 miles of labyrinth-like tunnels. Some of the tunnels are available for tour.
While inside, prepare to encounter hundreds of human bones! A journey beginning with a corkscrew stairway, 20 meters underground. You will enter total darkness, entering into the Catacombs with these words: “STOP”: This is the Empire of Death.” There have been reports, in the early 1990’s, of “disturbing activity.” A group of cataphiles was walking through the dark chambers and they discovered a video camera on the ground.
The camera had footage on it, showing that a man is going mad, lost inside the underground tunnels. The video ended abruptly, with the man dropping to the ground. To this day, the name of the man is unknown and it is unknown if he was able to get out of the tunnels alive.
Casa Loma, Toronto, Canada
Filled with corridors and secret passages, guests have reported “whispering” of ghosts for decades. This Gothic-Revival-style house, completed in 1914, and is available for tours to this day. Casa Loma has been popular due to its many haunting tales. Staff and guests have shared numerous ghost stories. Some include, unseen grabbing hands, hearing mutters of a man, and seeing a lady dressed in white.
The historic castle offers ghost tours, led by Canada’s Most Haunted. Prepare yourself to hear the sound of children’s voices while touring. A young boy reported seeing a man representing Sir King Henry. Lady Mary has been spotted on the grounds. Numerous visitors share experiences, such as being grabbed, or having their hair pulled in a tunnel leading to the castle’s stables.
The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California
After spending 30 years at sea, this beautiful vessel is now docked for tourists to explore. 50 deaths have made this vessel haunted. Time Magazine has voted The Queen Mary as one of the Top 10 Most Haunted Places in America, with ghosts and paranormals reported throughout the ship. Including a “lady in white”, an engineer who died in the ship’s engine room, and children located throughout The Queen Mary. Haunted Encounters are available during the day, but when the sun sets, the spirits come out and play. Guests are able to explore this legendary ship with a series of twilight tours, experiencing paranormal activity. Evening tours, ghost investigations and overnight stays are available by reservation. The Queen Mary’s most haunted room is Stateroom B340. This is not an excursion for the faint-hearted!
Kehoe House, Savannah, Georgia
Known for hearing sounds of children playing, guests have walked out in mystery. William and Anne Kehoe completed the Kehoe House in 1892, where they raised their 10 children. The Kehoe House is one of Savannah’s most historic and haunted hotels in Savannah. After discovering that some of the children died inside of the house, guests report the feeling of someone touching them in their sleep. The Kehoe House was originally a funeral home, hence the haunted tales. Visitors have noticed scents of “old perfumes” within the hallways and bedrooms of the house. The most haunted rooms are Rooms 201 and 203. One guest reported seeing someone sitting on the bed next to her, leaving an impression on the sheets…SPOOKY!!! Another claimed to have felt a child stroking her hair and cheek while she slept.