Do You Think Ghosts Exist - Most Haunted Places in the World

Do you think ghosts exist - Most haunted places in the world

Most notorious ghost experiences in the world

Among many stories of ghost experiences, some stand out as the most haunted places in the world by their notoriety and instances of human experiences.

Existence of ghosts has been an everlasting attraction for all.

We will tell you a few stories of such most haunted places in the world.

1. Haunted places in the World - The Tower of London

This historic fortress in England was the site of many executions, imprisonments, and tortures, and is said to be haunted by the ghosts of Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey, the Princes in the Tower, among others. Visitors and staff have reported seeing apparitions, hearing screams, and feeling cold spots.

Most haunted places in the world, Tower of London

When William the Conqueror built a mighty stone tower at the center of his London fortress in the 1070s, the defeated Londoners must have in awe. Nearly 1000 years later, the Tower still fascinates and horrifies at the same time.

As protector of the Crown Jewels, home of the Yeomen Warders and its legendary guardians, the pampered ravens, the Tower now attracts over three million visitors a year. The Ceremony of the Keys and other traditions live on here, as do the ghost stories and terrible tales of torture and execution.

As the most secure castle in the land, the Tower guarded royal possessions and even the royal family in times of war and rebellion. But the Tower also has a richer and more complex history, having been home to a wide array of institutions including the Royal Mint, the Royal Armories and even a zoo. Throughout history, the Tower has been a visible symbol of awe and fear. Kings and queens imprisoned their rivals and enemies within its walls.

The stories of prisoners, rich and poor, still haunt the Tower.

2. Haunted Places in the World - Bhangarh Fort

This 17th century fort in India is considered one of the most haunted places in the world.

Most haunted places in the world, haunted bhangarh fort

It is even legally forbidden to enter after sunset. According to legend, a sorcerer cursed the fort and its inhabitants after being rejected by an extraordinarily beautiful princess Ratnavati. People have reported seeing shadows, hearing voices, and feeling uneasy in the fort.

The Haunted Bhangar Story

Built for his son, Man Singh I, in the 17th century by Madho Singh, one of the nine ratnas of Emperor Akbar’s court, Bhangarh Fort was once a thing of beauty and power. It is believed that over 10,000 people used to reside in Bhangarh before it was allegedly deserted overnight!

According to the legend, the land which where Bhangarh Fort lays standing was once the home to a powerful ascetic, named Guru Balu Nath. Madho Singh hence made a point to take his due permission before constructing the fort and was even granted one. The ascetic agreed but placed a condition that the shadow of the fort must never fall on his home or else great tragedy will unfold. An ambitious successor of Madho Singh ignored the warnings and fortified Bhangarh Fort with higher walls. Its shadow engulfed the home of the ascetic and in return, his curse engulfed the whole of Bhangarh!

The second Bhangarh story about Bhangar fort is even more tragic and chilling. As per the folklore, hypnotized by the exquisite beauty of the princess Rantnavati, a necromancer fell in love with her. To get her, he put a spell of black magic on the oil that the princess was supposed to use for massage. But, Princess Ratnavati got a whiff of his trickery and threw off the magic-laden oil onto a huge boulder in the vicinity. The black magic worked its way and caused the boulder to crush the tantric to his death. However, before breathing his last, he cursed the entire town of Bhangarh, struck down by grief and despondency, to slowly succumb to its utter desolation just like him.

Next year itself the ruler of Bhangarh suffered a calamitous defeat at the hands of an enemy. His entire army was annihilated and all of the inhabitants of Bhangarh were brutally massacred. It is said that the soul of the princess was condemned to roam in the precincts of Bhangarh stuck in a limbo. It is said, all of the people of Bhangarh can still be heard in Bhangarh Fort at Night; doomed to linger in this realm, never to leave the cold environs the place, hopeless and restless.

Most haunted places in the world, eerie bhangarh fort

Now, the Archaeological Survey of India constantly urges visitors to leave the premises before sunset putting up boards with warnings. It is prohibited to stay within the Bhangarh fort before sunrise and after sunset.

There have been quite many incidents of getting lost and even deaths in the area.

The locals narrate a Bhangarh story of three daredevils who decided to stay in Bhangarh Fort premises after sundown. Despite having a torch, one of them fell into a deep well. Though he was rescued by his friends, all three of them got crushed in a freaky road accident and died later.

3. Haunted Places in the World - The Stanley Hotel

Stephen King’s novel, The Shining was inspired by the story of this hotel in Colorado. It is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of its original owners, F.O. and Flora Stanley and other guests and staff as well. Paranormal activity includes hearing piano music, seeing figures, and feeling touches. The hotel offers ghost tours and hosts a horror film festival every year.

Most haunted places in the world, Stanley Hotel Colorado USA

Near Rocky Mountain National Park of Denver, Colorado, sits one of the country’s most notoriously haunted destinations, as well as the famed inspiration for Stephen King’s acclaimed horror novel The Shining—the Stanley Hotel, a 140-room Colonial Revival hotel in Estes Park that opened as early as 1909.

It is today not only the most haunted hotel in America but the most documented, boasting everything from full-body apparitions and strange sounds to paranormal pranks that have left more than one guest making a hasty retreat from the building.

Despite paranormal activity recorded in nearly every room of the hotel, some hot spots are:

The Vortex

One such hot spot is the hotel’s main staircase, referred to as “the Vortex.” It is believed to be a kind of paranormal portal, a tunnel of spiritual energy that attracted attention of psychic mediums worldwide.

Many guests and employees of the hotel have witnessed this haunted highway for themselves, and it has continued to be an area with numerous documented sightings, the latest being a young girl photographed on the stairs by a guest when no little girl was present in the hotel.

The Concert Hall

The concert hall, built by Stanley himself as a gift for his wife, Flora, has long been the site of some strange, late-night concerts. Flora cherished the grand piano and would play in the hall as often as she could. She is still playing it.

Room 217

This is one of the most notorious hot spots in Stanley Hotel. In Room 217 there was a horrific accident. The head housekeeper, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson was making her rounds, lighting acetylene lanterns in the rooms when there was a leak on second floor, slowly filling the entire wing with inflammable gas.

When she lighted a match in Room 217, an explosion rocked the hotel, destroying the room, the hall, and the floor beneath it, dropping her down into the dining room below. Despite not dying in the blast, many believe that Mrs. Wilson, who passed away at the ripe old age of 90, is still clinging to the room that caused her and the hotel so much trauma.

In October 1974, a young Stephen King and his wife, author Tabitha King, decided to take a late summer trip from their home in Boulder.

In the night he had a terror-filled nightmare, where he watched helplessly as his young son was chased through the hall of the Stanley Hotel by an enormous, living fire-hose, that would eventually wrap around his son like a giant snake and swallow him whole.

King would wake in a pool of his own sweat, retreating to his hotel window to smoke a cigarette and think about the eerie death of his son. Thus, the first ideas of one of the greatest horror novels The Shining was born. Later The Shining was filmed twice both times becoming a great success.

Today, you won't get reservation of the Room 217 even for a few years in advance. Visitors from all over the world still visit this Colorado gem, many of them fans of The Shining‘s influence on popular culture, or even amateur ghost hunters themselves.

4. Haunted Places in the World - Leap Castle in Ireland

This medieval castle is said to be the most haunted castle in Ireland, and has a long and bloody history of violence, murder, and war. The castle is haunted by the ghosts of the O’Carroll clan, who killed each other for power, as well as an elemental spirit known as the It, which is a terrifying creature that smells of rotting flesh.

Mildred Darby, a former resident of Leap Castle, cites paranormal activity. Speaking about living in the castle at night, she said, “There is something heavy that lies on people’s beds, and snores. They feel the weight of a great body pressing against them, in a room in the Priest’s House.” Many believe one of the O’Carroll sons killed his brother, a priest who was at the time performing mass in the chapel, to gain power.

Mildred says, “A monk, with a tonsure and cowl, walks in at one window and out another, in the Priest’s House.”

Most haunted places in the world, Leap castle in Ireland priest's room

Speaking of encountering a spirit in the castle at night, she said, “It’s lustreless eyes, which seemed half decomposed, and looked incredibly foul, stared into mine. “The horrible smell which had before offended my nostrils, only a hundred times intensified, came up to my face, filling me with a deadly nausea.”

Enraged by the atrocities of the owners of the castle, people have burned down the castle. Today it stands as a ruin, but still attracts ghost hunters from all over the world with its numerous tales and sightings.

It is by far the scariest haunted house in the country.

5. Haunted Places in the World - Poveglia Island in Venice, Italy

This small island has a dark and gruesome past, as it was used as a quarantine station for plague victims, a mass burial ground, and a mental asylum. The island is said to be haunted by the ghosts of the thousands of people who died or suffered there, and some claim that the soil is composed of 50% human ashes.

Most haunted places in the world, haunted Poveglia Island

Because of its history, the island is frequently featured on paranormal shows. Visits to the island are prohibited, but various books and articles report on visits by writers and/or photographers. Believers in the paranormal have claimed that Poveglia is the most haunted island, or the most haunted place in the world

To sum up

The stories of haunted houses from all over the world can continue without any end. There must be thousands of such notorious haunted houses all over the globe. Each will have its own share of notorious gruesome past, and sightings of paranormal activities.

But you have not experienced any such happenings in your lifetime. Isn't it. The upshot is, unless you have personal unexplained spooky experience of the after world, don't believe in it.

Also, never ever try to go deep into the subject or disprove the reputation of an especially notorious place by staying in the house for the night.

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