Everyone loves a good ghost story, right? But where can you find ghosts in real life? Here are some supposedly haunted places to start you off!
Monte Cristo, New South Wales, Australia
Monte Cristo Homestead is a historic Australian property located in the town of Junee, New South Wales. Constructed by local pioneer Christopher William Crawley in 1885, it is a double-story late-Victorian manor standing on a hill overlooking the town.
Supposedly there were a series of accidents in the house that were too creepy to be coincidence, like a pregnant maid pushed from the balcony, a stable boy burned to death as he slept and a baby girl thrown down the stairs.
It’s known as the most haunted house in Australia.
Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire, England
The Ancient Ram Inn is a former pub located in Wotton-under-Edge, a market town within the Stroud district of Gloucestershire, England. It is said to be one of the most haunted hotels in the country. The inn has been owned by many people since 1145 and is currently in the private ownership of John Humphries. This inn was said to have also been owned by the local St. Mary’s Church when first built.
Bhangarh Fort, India
The Bhangarh Fort is a 17th-century fort built in the Rajasthan state of India. It was built by Man Singh I (one of the navratans of Akbar’s court) for his younger brother Madho Singh I. Madho Singh named it after his grandfather Man Singh or Bhan Singh.
The fort city is reported to be haunted by the 10,000 people who used to live there and were brutally killed by the Mughals. No one is allowed to remain in the precincts of the fort at night, per a notice board put up by the Archaeological Survey of India at the entrance.
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress, which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, from its position on the Castle Rock. It is reputed to be one of the most haunted spots in Scotland.
The Castle’s dungeons have frequent paranormal sightings and are haunted by ghosts of former prisoners.
Aokigahara, Mount Fuji, Japan
Aokigahara, also known as the Suicide Forest or Sea of Trees, is a 35-square-kilometre (14 sq mi) forest that is located at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan. The forest contains a large number of rocky icy caverns, a few of which are popular tourist destinations. Aokigahara forest is very dense, shutting out all but the natural sounds of the forest itself.
The forest has a historic association with “yūrei” or ghosts of the dead in Japanese mythology, and it is a notoriously common suicide site (in which 54 took place in 2010). For this reason, a sign at the head of the main trail urges suicidal visitors to think of their families and contact a suicide prevention association.