10 Most Mysterious Places in the World


The world harbors many picturesque, amazing, and mysterious places.  That is why we have put together this list of the most mysterious places in the world for you to read.

Fukuoka, Japan: The Old Chusetsu Tunnel

The Old Chusetsu Tunnel is an abandoned tunnel in Japan, and rumor has it that a person was murdered there. Some say that as you approach the entrance of this creepy place that you can hear a voice say “stop!”

Japan is the home for some of the most mysterious places in the world. Apart from this tunnel, there are sites like the Haunted Akasaka Mansion, the Doryodo Ruins in Tokyo, Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the “suicide forest” of Aokigahara near Mount Fuji, and the Round Schoolhouse in Tokyo.

Pampanga, Philippines: Clark Air Base Hospital

The story of this deserted building dates back to 1903 when it was a United States Army hospital. The Clark Air Base Hospital has witnessed some of the most brutal events of the 20th Century, such as the Bataan Death March and the Battle of Leyte Gulf. There are plenty of stories about the lost souls who haunt this abandoned place.

The hospital was featured in National Geographic as one of the creepiest buildings in the world. Many abandoned sites in the Philippines have quite a grim atmosphere. If you are looking to find mysterious things in the Philippines you will not be disappointed.  Many Mediums and Psychics have taken a trip to the hospital to check the mysteries.  Besides the hospital, there is the Malinta Tunnel in Corregidor, Fort Santiago, and the Film Center in Manila.

Beijing, China: The Forbidden City

Beijing, China: The Forbidden City

The Palace is said to be swarming with the ghosts of previous inhabitants who appear as women in white with long hair but no faces. They continue living their lives after death in the Forbidden City, and they do not welcome intruders. If you are in China any time soon, be sure to add this place to your itinerary!

North Ossetia, Russia: Dargavs

North Ossetia Russia Dargavs

The City of the Dead is hidden in the scenic Caucasus Mountains of Southern Russia, but the beautiful scenery conceals a dark history. The history of this place can be traced back to the 12th Century when served as a burial site for Alan tribesmen. Legend has it that visitors to the ancient burial ground do not return, making it one of the most mysterious places on earth.

Romania, Transylvania Bran Castle

Romania, Transylvania Bran Castle

Bran Castle, a fortress that served as a residence for Vlad the Impaler – the most brutal ruler in Romania’s history – has become a mystic place, which had served as an inspiration for the Irish writer Bram Stoker.

Romania is full of haunted castles like Banffy and Corvin. There are also many abandoned monasteries, fortresses, and mystic places with dark histories.

Prague, Czech Republic: St. George Church

Artist Jakun Hadrava added mystery church by placing statues covered in long white cloth in the pews. Their presence creates up a spooky and mysterious atmosphere. What if they move? Well, come and see for yourself.

Telemark, Norway: The Dalen Hotel

In the 17th Century, an Englishwoman arrived to the hotel and gave birth to a child who died soon after. The woman was later executed. These unsettling events led to the creation of a legend about the ghost of the Englishwoman who the corridors of the Dalen Hotel.

Vilnius, Lithuania: The Hill of Crosses

Vilnius, Lithuania: The Hill of Crosses

The Hill of Crosses is recognized as a holy place of power and hope. The initial reason for the founding of the Hill of Crosses is not known, and it leaves quite an unsettling impression on visitors, thus making it to our list of the most mystical places on Earth.

Aberdeenshire, Scotland: Crathes Castle

Aberdeenshire, Scotland: Crathes Castle

This enchanted castle is haunted by the “Green Lady” who is said to have mysteriously disappeared after giving birth to an illegitimate child. Even Queen Victoria is said to have felt her presence. The skeletal remains of a woman and child were found in the 1800s behind the hearthstone during renovations.

Guadalajara, Mexico: Hospicio Cabanas

Guadalajara, Mexico: Hospicio Cabanas

This gorgeous building has many legends associated with its past inhabitants. The Hospicio Cabanas served as an asylum, military barracks, and orphanage. According to city legend, the clock in the Hospicio used to stop every time a child in the orphanage died. It is one of the most mysterious places in the world.

After uncovering the secrets of the 10 most mysterious places in the world, you might be intrigued to learn about the enduring legacy of the oldest standing castles. Discover their locations and stories in our post, Where Can You Visit the Oldest Standing Castles?.

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