Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Five Creepiest Places on Earth

There are a lot of scary places on this planet, such as the mind of Michelle Bachmann. Here are some bad places.

Helltown, OH
Officially, the community of Boston Mills was bought up by the federal government in the 1970's to be made part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Property was taken by eminent domain and people kicked out. The speed in which this happened and the fact that now, forty years later, derelict buildings still remain has led people to speculate the rapid evacuation of the township was due to a chemical spill or demonic activity. Ghostly apparitions are common, especially of children.

Stull, KS
The story is that when Pope John Paul II was touring the United States he gave specific instruction that his plane not fly over eastern Kansas. The cemetery in Stull is said to be a Gateway to Hell. (That would actually explain a lot about Kansas.) It is said that the Devil himself walks the streets of Stull on the vernal equinox. The ruins of the old church, pictured above, stood unmolested for eighty years because residents were afraid to touch a brick of the cursed building.

Aokigahara Forest, Japan
Located at the base of Mount Fuji, this forest is eerily quiet because of an absence of wildlife. It is also eerie because if you hike its trails you will likely come across a dead body dangling from the trees. Aokigahara is a suicide forest. People enter the forest and kill themselves. Hundreds have committed suicide, dozens every year. And because of the thickness of the forest bodies may hang from the trees for weeks and months before authorities get around to cutting them down.

Poveglia, Italy
During the Dark Ages living victims of the Black Plague were exiled to this island in the Venetian lagoon where they would die retched deaths. Later an insane asylum was built on the island. There have been a couple of attempts by rich Italians to build villas in the island, both were abandoned because of violent and terrifying supernatural events. The island is now off-limits to visitors, Venetian fishermen even refuse to bring their boats near this island of death.

Prypiat, Ukraine
Not a ghost town but a ghost city. One moment 50,000 people lived here, the next moment they were all gone because of Chernobyl. The buildings still stand as does the amusement park, but everything is abandoned. Tour buses now visit the city but people are forbidden to live there.

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