4. Centralia (Pennsylvania, USA)
While this might not seem like much at first sight, this town was the inspiration for the Silent Hill movie. Also, this town is pretty much abandoned due to an underground landfill that caught on fire and burnt all the coal in the mines. It’s expected that the fire will burn for another 100 years, at least, creating sinkholes and dangerous gas emissions.
3. Highgate Cemetery (England)
The Highgate cemetery of North London is genuinely creepy. It’s essentially an overgrown cemetery that holds 53,000 graves and over 170,000 people buried, dating all the way back to the Victorian age.
2. Leap Castle (Ireland)
As if old castles aren’t creepy enough on their own, this one is known as the most haunted one in the world. Many tragic and bloody events have happened within its walls, and it’s also built on top of a torture pit. Because where else would you build a haunted castle?
1. Poveglia (Italy)
According to Venetian legend, when a bad man dies, he wakes up in Poveglia. This island south of Venice is one of the most haunted places on earth. Let me tell you why this is the winner on this list, without question. First of all, this is where Italians banished disease and plague victims because they couldn’t be kept on the mainland. After this, in the 1920s, a psychiatric center was built on the island where the director had some … creative therapies. He committed suicide by throwing himself off the tallest bell tower (the second tallest wouldn’t do, apparently). In an episode of Ghost Adventures, the crew experienced equipment malfunctions on the island. I say we leave the ghosts alone.