25 spooky places to visit around the world

Many people believe these destinations are haunted.

By Nathan Strauss
Published 24 Oct 2018, 08:05 BST, Updated 5 Nov 2020, 06:04 GMT

A fascination with the unknown drives many travellers to the most bone-chilling corners of our world. Sometimes it’s a lonely place with a violent or macabre past, said to be haunted by the tormented souls of those who already left the Earthly planet. At others, a quiet crypt or a reverent patch of ground calls to attention the impermanence of life and the ever-turning hands of time.

Regardless of their origin, each of these destinations has garnered a reputation for the supernatural or uncanny—and in turn, attracted a devoted following of curious adventure-seekers. Explore them all … if you dare.

Nathan Strauss is a social media associate producer at National Geographic, focused on travel and adventure. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
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