KOMPAS.com – People who love mystery and horror are likely to really like coming to places that can be called haunted and spooky.
There are various places in the world that are known to be spooky and have a mysterious background story.
The following is a list of the most haunted cities from around the world, quoted by Kompas.com from CN Travel, Thursday (6/1/2022).
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1. Prague, Czech Republic
The most haunted city discussed first was Prague, the city was referred to as a historical place with many ghosts.
Visitors to this city are likely to see the headless Knights Templar or hear the screams of a suffocating demon in Houska Castle Castle, the Czech Republic’s “Gate to Hell”.
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2. Changi Beach, Singapore
One of the scariest places in Singapore and close to the beach is the Old Changi Hospital.
It is known that the hospital was once used to detain and reportedly served as the location for torturing around 50,000 Allied prisoners during World War II.
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People in the vicinity claimed to have heard screams echoing in the area.
Fans of the story of Dracula will surely love the historical city of Transylvania.
The city is the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, a ruthless Prince of Wallachia and the inspiration for the legendary novel by Bram Stoker.
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When coming to this city, tourists can visit the childhood home of the Prince of Wallachia, including seeing the torture museum or coming to the Holy Trinity Church at night.
4. London, England
There are two of the most popular tourist attractions in London, namely the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey.
The two locations are known to be haunted by royal spirits and the ghosts of monks, respectively.
In addition to those two places, horror fans should also stop by the notorious Highgate Cemetery.
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Who knows when they come to that place, a vampire is hiding in Swain’s Lane.
5. Edinburgh, Scotland
Besides London, another city in England that is famous for being haunted is Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.
The city is home to dungeons filled with ghosts from a horrific past.
For those who dare to visit this city, don’t forget to stop by the Real Mary Kings Close in Edinburgh’s basement.
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The place is very scary because it used to be used as a home for the victims of the black death plague who were quarantined who were eventually left to die.
6. Baguio, Philippines
A Diplomat Hotel is abandoned in the city and has dark ties to World War II.
The victims of war crimes allegedly haunted the building, in addition to the visitors of the White House Laperal will also make goosebumps.
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Moreover, coupled with the dark history of violence involving torture and murder.
7. New Orleans, Louisiana
This city was once full of violence then ended tragically with the arrival of a yellow fever outbreak and a big fire.
After the incident the town is said to be haunted and the sound of the dead often echoes in Jackson Square in the French Quarter, a historic landmark from the 1960s.
For those who like to seek a gruesome experience, can come to LaLaurie Mansion, home of Madame LaLaurie, one of the most famous serial killers in the world.
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8. Island of Poveglia, Venice, Italy
It turns out that in addition to masks and gondola tours, Venice is also famous for the Island of Poveglia which is often referred to as the most haunted place in the world.
It was once home to a colony of exiled plague victims and a sinister sanctuary.
Today the abandoned island is a popular destination for ghost hunters.
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9. Canberra, Australia
Australia also has a ghost tourist spot, namely the Old Parliament Building in Canberra.
It is said that visitors may see some of the deceased former prime ministers wandering the halls.
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Even Prime Minister Ben Chifley is also rumored to be haunting the Kurrajong Hotel. He had died of a heart attack in 1951.
10. San Antonio, Texas
Texas has a haunted and famous place namely Fort Alamo, then there is the courtyard of the San Fernando Cathedral which is said to be visited by shadowy figures and spirits after nightfall.
Visitors often even report that they see monks and veiled men dressed in black.
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