The Most Mysterious Places Around The World
Regardless of your beliefs, there are many inexplicable events and places around the world that will make even the most logical scientist scratch his head in question about what lies beyond our five senses. The very thought of ghosts and other paranormal activity both terrifies and mesmerizes us. Wanna check out some haunted places? Here’s where to start.
The Tower of London, London, England
The Tower dates to 1078 and was originally a prison as well as a royal palace. It has also been a treasury, an armory and the home of the crown jewels. Visitors and caretakers have been haunted over the centuries by the ghosts of a headless Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey, and two young princes murdered at the hand of King Richard III. The Tower of London is regarded by many as one of the most haunted places in the UK.
Chateau de Brissac, Maine-et-Loire, France
This majestic turreted castle, the tallest in France, was built in the 11th century and was the site of a double murder. One of the victims is known as the “la Dame Verte,” the “Green Lady,” who wanders the halls wearing a green gown. She was killed by her husband, along with her lover, for being an adulteress. Witnesses have reported her face resembles a rotting corpse with no eyes or nose.
Aokigahara Forest, Mount Fuji, Japan
Aokigahara is known as the Suicide Forest or Sea of Trees and is a lava-floored forest near Mount Fuji, Japan. As meditative as the surroundings are, the locals know it only as a place of demons where hundreds of people have gone to commit suicide. Unfortunate witnesses have encountered ill-tempered, mean spirits of the dead as well as experiences with paranormal activity.
Catacombs, Paris, France
Long before Gaston Leroux penned “The Phantom of the Opera,” the catacombs stretched out across the landscape below the streets of the Paris Opera and the city proper. The dead were buried throughout these catacombs as a result of overcrowding in the city’s cemeteries over the centuries. Rumors have it that people reported physical encounters with apparitions and spirits, while some unfortunate visitors have actually disappeared in the catacombs, never to be seen again. Go on, we dare you to check it out for yourself!
Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England
Located just 90 miles outside of London, Stonehenge is a prehistoric ring of monolithic standing stones amidst burial mounds from the Neolithic and Bronze ages. The formation dates from between 3000 BC to 2000 BC. Theories abound regarding its purpose, ranging from a holy Druid site to connections with the mythical King Arthur and Merlin. I’ve visited Stonehenge and experienced physical phenomena around it that I can’t explain. I have a friend – a person of intelligence and logic whom you’d never think was into this stuff – who has photographed eerie faces in the stones. What’s it all about, Alfie? I don’t know, but it’s certainly fascinating.
So, are you convinced that there is something more? That there is indeed something that lies beyond what we hear, see, smell, taste and touch? Before you answer, do some investigating on your own. What you find may surprise you.