Varosha:As a result of Turkish intervention on the island of Cyprus, several areas are no longer accessible to modern Cypriots. For this reason entire seaside resorts like Varosha sit completly empty and abandoned.
Takakonuma Greenland Park:After opening in the 70s this theme park was abruptly closed down supposedly due to a number of deaths on its rides and what was once intended to be the happiest place on Earth is now gradually being swallowed by the encroaching wilderness.
Sighisoara:This medieval citadel located deep within Transylvania is best known as the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the real life inspiratin behind Count Dracula.
Found near the village of Milton in Scotland, this bridge is the location of over 600 suicides. Every year since its construction roughly 12 to 15 dogs launch themselves to their deaths, but no one really knows why. Some people have even witnessed dogs jump off, survive, climb back up, and jump off again.
Oradoursur Glane:Oradour-sur-Glane was a small French village that the Nazi SS made an example of. The entire city was burned, and almost every inhabitant was executed.
Muynak was once a busy port city on the Aral Sea. That was, until the Soviets (not again!) unintentionally drained the sea for irrigation. Today, rusted-out boats litter the now-desert floor.
Matsuo Ghost Mine:
Located in northern Japan, this was once the largest sulfur mine in the Far East. After closing in the 70′s however, it was abandoned and the only thing remaining are the large residential complexes that used to house all of the workers. What makes this place so creepy though is the heavy mist that constantly shrouds the area. It’s so heavy in fact that some people have reported taking days to find the place.
Kabayan Mummy Caves:The Kabayan Mummy Burial Caves are exactly as they sound. They’re just manmade caves full of some of the most well-preserved mummies in the world, isolated from the rest of the world in remote mountains.
Jatinga, India:The small village of Jatinga in northern India seems like any other quiet, isolated village in the world except for one thing…every year around the months of September and October hundreds of birds dive to their deaths within its city limits. To make things even stranger the incidents only happen in the evening between 7pm and 10pm across a roughly mile long strip of land.
Jacob's Well, Texas:Jacob’s Well is a natural spring over 100 feet deep. Multiple novice swimmers have died exploring its depths.
Hoia Baciu Forest:
Hoia Baciu Forest is known as the Bermuda Triangle of Romania. The forest is complete with legends of missing people, electronic devices that spontaneously stop working, and UFO sightings.
If the name of this English hospital isn’t enough to convince you of its creepiness consider the fact that it’s not really a hospital at all. It’s actually an insane asylum, or rather it was an insane asylum before being abandoned several year ago.
Gunkanjima, Japan:Literally translated as Battleship Island due to its supposed resemblance to the massive vessel, like several other places on this list Gunkanjima used to be a mining facility, and just like those other places it shut down. Since then it has deteriorated even further and even been featured on the History Channel’s show Life After People
Ghost City of Fengdu:This 2,000 year old ghost town is something like hell on earth, at least the Chinese version. Believed by locals to be the spot where spirits “crossover” after death, the place is chock full of burial sites and mock torture devices.
Ruins of Detroit:
Detroit is a land of contrast. Although it has a bustling downtown area, many parts of the city are little more than memorials to a time long gone. With large industrial structures crumbling throughout, it is the face of urban decay.
Centralia, Pennsylvania:Centralia was once a bustling mining town, until the coal veins under the city caught on fire. This fire has been burning continuously right beneath Centralia since 1962. Today the entire city lies abandoned.
Catacombs, Paris:Around the 17th and 18th centuries Paris’s cemeteries were getting so full that residue from decaying organic material was getting into the water supply and creating very unsanitary conditions. Hence the creation of the Paris Catacombs.
British Sea Forts:Constructed by the British Royal Navy during the Second World War as an advance line of defense these forts now sit abandoned a few feet above the waves of the North Sea.
Aokigahara Forest:It’s not just the dense shrubbery that makes this place so creepy. It’s all the dead bodies. Located at the base of Mt Fuji, ever since the 1950s the Japanese have been committing suicided here in droves. In fact, its so bad that there are now signs scattered throughout the woods with sayings such as “life is precious” and “think of your family”.
Akodessewa Fetish Market, Togo:Since over half of the population of Togo continues to practice indigenous beliefs, fetish markets command huge sails. Just imagine: shrunken heads and skulls as far as the eye can see.