The Most Haunted Places in the World and Their Dark Pasts

If visiting haunted locations is up your alley, get ready to lengthen (and strengthen!) your paranormal bucket list. But even if you simply enjoy learning about them from afar, you’re still in the right place… While there are plenty of haunted destinations in the United States, those only make up a fraction of the ghostly hotspots around the world. From the Aokigahara, also known as Suicide Forest, in Japan to the Island of Dolls in Mexico, there’s no shortage of spooky scenes and sightings on this planet and beyond. Ahead, dive into the most haunted ones, many of which you can see in real life…if you dare! Oh, and if you enjoy looking at mysterious yet pretty places that may or may not be occupied by ghosts, you’ll want to brush up on these most beautiful abandoned places in the world, too.

Château de Brissac; Brissac-Quincé, France

As one of the tallest castles in France, the seven-story Château de Brissac is said to host the “Green Lady” who, as the castle’s website lays out, is the illegitimate daughter of King Charles VII. She was murdered by her husband after he discovered she was having an affair. It’s said that she was wearing a green dress at the time of her death, and now she roams the castle moaning in the early hours.

La Recoleta Cemetery;Buenos Aires, Argentina

It’s no surprise to hear that a cemetery is haunted. La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires is home to the graves of many notable people, including Eva Perón, presidents of Argentina, Nobel Prize winners, and even a granddaughter of Napoleon. It’s full of stunning and eerie statues, mausoleums, detailed tombstones, and stone walkways, One of the most notable ghost stories involves David Alleno, a former grave-digger who worked at the cemetery for decades before killing himself. People report hearing the jangle of his keys.

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