8. Auschwitz (Poland)
This one doesn’t need explaining. If you can take a tour through the Auschwitz camp without feeling a sense of dread and horror, I fear for your mental health. This is one of the places where one of the most horrible acts against a group of people was committed.
7. Erte Ale Volcano (Ethiopia)
Also known as the “Gateway to Hell” (although the literal translation is “smoking mountain”), it’s one of the only volcanoes with an actual lava lake. At night, this place looks like a genuine gateway to Hell, so I guess it’s accurately named if nothing else.
6. Poenari Castle (Romania)
While I am fully aware that this castle sounds an awful lot like a certain slang term used to refer to lady parts, this is actually where the legend of the one and only Dracula began. Vlad The Ever So Pleasant At Parties But Still An Impaler, used to live here according to the stories of old.
5. Valley of the Kings (Egypt)
Probably one of the oldest scary stories is the one of the curse of Tutankhamun. Since the opening of his eerily well-preserved tomb, 27 people associated with its excavation have died. It’s said Tutankhamun’s curse will only end when all his treasure has been returned to his tomb, so that leaves us with just one question: who the hell stole his boy-king bling?