Tired of your same old vacation spot? Why not try something more spine-tingling for a change? Here are 5 scary places that you could visit this week for some genuine scares.
Pripyat – Ukraine
In Pripyat, Ukraine, you’ll find a lot of fun rides, gymnasiums, galleries, auditoriums and other recreational spots. Sounds like fun! The only problem? Pripyat is a ghost town. The city has been deserted ever since the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster happened in 1986.
All that’s left are the decaying remains of what was once a great city. You could still visit the site today as several Ukrainian companies offer guided tours to certain safe spots of the place.
The Hill of Crosses – Lithuania
The Hill of Crosses situated in Lithuania is a pilgrimage site laced with thousands of crosses. A lot of people from all over the world visit this sacred hill to leave behind a cross in order to fulfill their wishes.
Since lots of people come to visit the place during the day, it isn’t really scary. The real chills comes at spending a night in this hill which only a handful of people could achieve.
I.M. Cooling Tower – Belgium
The I.M. cooling tower is a massive power plant that looks like it came right out of the video game Shadow of the Colossus. What makes it even more terrifying is the complete lack of human activity in the extremely huge facility.
When it was still functioning, it had the capacity to cool around 480,000 gallons of water every minute. But now that it’s no longer functioning, it has become one of the scariest places on earth.
Dadipark – Belgium
Dadipark was an amusement park in Belgium that opened in the 1950s. A tragic incident in 2000 wherein a young boy lost his arm lead to a massive decline in visitors which forced the park to finally close its doors forever in 2002.
The vastness of the park and its eerie silence has earned it a spot among the world’s scariest places.
Eastern State Penitentiary – Pennsylvania, USA
The Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania adopted a system wherein prisoners would be dumped into solitude and at times, were left to die in very tragic circumstances. The Penitentiary was home to a number of horrific acts.
Guards and councilors would douse prisoners in freezing water outside during winter months, chain their tongues to their wrists, strap prisoners into chairs with tight leather restraints for days, and put the worst behaved prisoners into a pit called “The Hole”, an underground cellblock where they would have no light, no human contact, and very little food for as long as two weeks.