10 most terrible and frightful places of the world

By: Andrei Costenco
Halloween passed long ago, but the terrifying places in our world have not disappeared together with it. They still tickle nerves to the adrenaline and terrible stories amateurs who wish to see that, from what any normal tourists run away as fast as they can. So, here are 10 most awful places in the world, one is more terrible than another.1. The Mutter medical history museum in PhiladelphiaThe Mutter medical history museum is the museum of the pathologies, ancient medical equipment and biological exhibits, situated in the oldest complex teaching doctors of the Northern America. This museum is well-known most of all for the huge collection of skulls. Also here there are collections of every possible unique exhibit, for example, a woman corpse which turned into the soap in the ground where she was buried. Here there are the Siamese twins with the incorporated liver, a skeleton of the two-headed child and other terrible exhibits.2. Lagoon "ruk in MicronesiaNow the significant part of the Japanese Navies lies at the bottom of the shallow lagoon "ruk in Micronesia, to the southwest from Hawaii. The dark blue depths explored by Jacques Cousteau in 1971 and studded with the fragments of the military ships and aircraft carriers, sunk in 1944, became accessible to divers. Although till now people are rather afraid of crews which still didn’t leave their fighting posts. The ships and planes grew into the coral reefs long ago, but till now the new and new too curious tourists prying where do not follow, become their victims.3. The magical market Sonora in Mexico City, MexicoThe witches of Mexico, sitting in small booths, for 10 dollars promise a fast deliverance from poverty and adultery. There are tortured exotic iguanas, frogs and wild birds, hanged on the walls of tents in cages for sale. The market Sonora is opened every day for pilgrims from Mexico and tourists from the distant places who go for destiny predictions and promises of the best life. This is that place where all the local population gets some new "supernatural" thingamajigs, beginning from potions of the ancient Aztec formulae up to the Buddha statues. The stubborn enthusiasts, probably, will manage to buy here a little blood of a rattlesnake or the dried hummingbird for achieving success. But it is necessary to remember that sorcery in Mexico is not a joke: the National association of sorcerers was involved in the presidential elections in order to transform them in fair and free ones, using invocations.4. Easter Island, ChileOne of the most mysterious places on the earth is Easter Island, on which there are the huge figures of giants carved from stone, grown into the ground under the millenniums’ weight. The statues look at the sky, as if guilty of some mystical crimes. And only the stone giants know where people, who established them, disappeared. Nobody more knows a secret of manufacturing and moving, and also placing of these huge statues with the growth up to 21 meters and the weight up to 90 tons on Easter Island. In fact, they were quite often moved for more than 20 kilometers from the quarry where the ancient sculptors worked. Now on the Island, where once the powerful civilization prospered, life hardly glimmers, and nobody knows where the mysterious builders were from, and where then they disappeared.Well, it is known only to those, certainly, who read about the travels of Thor Heyerdahl in the childhood.

All these mysteries - how the statues were made and then placed – aren’t any more a secret for them.5. 0nciak bogs in LouisianaThe boats with tourists, floating through the bogs at light of a torch are surrounded by the ancient cypresses and long moss strings, hanging down from the cypress branches. The howl which is heard far away can belong to rou-ga-rou - the Cajun version of a werewolf.The 0nciak bogs are still called the "bogs of phantoms". They are near New-Orleans, and it is simply a dream of Goths. It is said that bogs were damned by the voodoo queen when she was taken prisoner in the beginning of XX century. As a result during the hurricane of 1915 three small villages disappeared here. The peace of this birds’ cemetery is periodically broken by the emerging corpses - the commercial activity heritage, more than 100-years old. Besides, the alligators which are here the majority, rather than corpses, are not fastidious about fresh tourist meat too.6. The Parisian catacombs, FranceThe bones and skulls are stacked on both sides of the corridor as the goods in a warehouse – there are a lot of the goods. The air is dry here. It bears only a thin hint of decomposition. Also here there are inscriptions, basically of the Great French revolution times, cursing the king and noblemen. After you get inside of the catacombs near Paris, it becomes clear why Victor Hugo and Anne Rice have written the well-known histories about these vaults. They stretch for about 187 kilometers under the whole city and only their insignificant part is open for public. It is said that the others are patrolled by the legendary special underground police, though, most likely, deadmen. Or, maybe, it is done by the legions of vampires. Though, eventually, who will assort them there? Here there were quarries even in the Romans times, and when the Parisian cemeteries overflowed, in 1785 the tunnels became the same as they are now.7. Winchesters’? house, San Jose, CaliforniaThe "magic" Winchesters’ house is an enormous construction, to which many prejudices are connected. One fortune-teller told Sarah Winchester, the heiress of the weapon company that ghosts of the killed with Winchester guns persons will pursue her if only she does not leave Connecticut for the West and does not build such a house, which cannot be finished during all her life. The building began in San Jose in 1884 and had not been finished for 38 years till Sara died. Now there are phantoms of her madness living in 160 rooms of the house: the ladders stretching directly to the ceiling, doors which are opened in the middle of the wall, spider motives, candelabra, hooks. Since the house was opened for visits, there are persistent complaints on the clapping doors, steps at night, moving lights, door handles which turn by themselves. Even if tourists do not believe in phantoms, the place greatly impresses by its huge dimensions.8. The blind alley Mary King in EdinburghThere are some streets with the gloomy past, hidden under the medieval Old city in Edinburgh. The place, where the plague victims of XVII century were closed and left to die, is famous for poltergeists. Here something invisible touch the tourists’ hands and feet. It is considered that it is a phantom of Anny, a very young girl, whom her parents left there in 1645. One hundred years later - the term, which is so liked in the terrifying fairy tales – a big new building was built there on the place of the blind alley Mary King. In 2003 the blind alley was opened for tourists, who were attracted by the tales about its supernatural spirits.The sightseers will be led downwards by the stone steps to the narrow oppressing alleys.Except for Anny’s room, there the exposition of the medieval life and deaths from the plague is restored. The main thing is not to stop, especially, when you feel an icy breath of death.9. The occult abbey "h5lema in SicilyAleister Crowley is, perhaps, one of the meanest occultists in the world, and this stone farmer house, filled with the gloomy pagan frescoes, once was the world capital of satanic orgies. At least, it was so considered in 1920-s.Crowley is basically known for his admirers such as Marilyn Manson and the fact that he appeared on a cover of the ’’Beatles’’ album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". Crowley founded the abbey Thelema, called in honor of Utopia, described in "Gargantua" Rabelais, whose motto was "Do whatever you wish". It became a commune of free love. The beginners were forced to spend the night in the "Room of nightmares" where they, having got drugged by heroin and marijuana, stared at the frescoes of the Earth, Heaven and Hell. After the popular English dandy died in the abbey, the press made an upoar and compelled Mussolini to close up the mickey-mouse outfit. The notorious underground director Kenneth Endger in 1945 unearthed this history and shot a film there, which subsequently mysteriously disappeared. Now the abbey is dilapidated and overgrown with grass. But some frescoes, with which Crowley intimidated the followers, are still kept inside.The tourists inclined to esotericism can wander and tickle their nerves there.10. Chernobyl in the UkraineThe tourists get in the zone of alienation, having arrived in the abandoned city of Pripyat in the Ukraine. Here all the things are thrown in haste and left since that awful 1986, when the accident in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant forced tens thousand people to leave their houses forever. The apartments are wide open; the ivy is twined round the painted walls in nurseries, the toys are scattered all over, the unread newspapers are left on the kitchen tables. The swings are swinging, still creaking, under gusts of a dead wind in the yard.Now, when the radiation level fell up to the safe enough for the short-term visit period, the Chernobyl zone is opened for tourists. The excursions to Chernobyl are practically identical to each other as movements in the alienation zone are strongly limited. As a rule, the tourists leave Kiev by bus, then go to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on foot, pass it by, look at the"Sarcophagus". It is possible to wander along the streets of Pripyat city-phantom and to visit the parking places of the contaminated vehicles. Also it’s possible to meet the local self-settlersPsychology Articles, the "prohibited zone" inhabitants.

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