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The scariest and most mysterious places in the world, discover them now

From Italy to Mexico to Japan, here's  a series of scary places to visit around the world on Halloween! If you have always been attracted to thrill and mystery, if you love the feeling of goosebumps and your favorite genre is horror, to visit the creepiest places on the planet without batting an eye. Braves everywhere, nightmare travelers, join the search for the scariest places on earth! If you love thrill and mystery, you will not be disappointed to discover these some of the most terrifying places in the world.

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Some of the darkest places in the world
From Italy to Mexico to Japan and Romania, here is a series of scary places to visit around the world, including forests and medieval castles. If you have always been attracted to thrill and mystery, if you love the feeling of goosebumps and your favorite genre is horror, you should definitely visit these very special places, sometimes surrounded by an aura of mystery. If you love chills and and adventurous vacations, here is where you can find some of the most terrifying places ever.
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The Gates of Hell, Turkmenistan
The gaseous crater Darvaza, known as "The Gates of Hell," is in perpetual eruption and is over 100 meters deep. But how did it open? In 1971, some Soviet geologists placed a drilling platform there in search of oil. The ground beneath the platform collapsed, plunging into a cavern filled with natural gas and swallowing all the scientists' equipment, who lit the fire hoping to consume all the natural gas.
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The Suicide Forest, Japan
Aokigahara is a forest located at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. The area is infamously known as the "Suicide Forest": this is where the largest number of suicides occur in Japan, ranking second in the world after the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. For this very reason, signs in Japanese and English have been placed in the forest urging those who have gone there to commit suicide to seek help from specialists.
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Stanley Hotel, Colorado (USA)
Does this building remind you of anything? Yes, this is where Stephen King stayed, who was inspired by the Stanley Hotel for the Overlook Hotel in The Shining: the writer stayed in room 217, when the hotel was almost empty, being the night before the winter closure. Many believe that the Stanley Hotel is haunted. Kitchen staff reported hearing sounds of a party going on in the ballroom, later discovering that the room was deserted. People in the lobby confessed to hearing someone playing the piano in the ballroom, but no one was found sitting at the piano. Employees believe it to be the ghost of Flora, the wife of FreeLan O. Stanley (the founder of the hotel), who could play the piano. On channel 42 of the televisions in the hotel rooms, the same movie is continuously broadcast: guess which one? Stanley Kubrick's very Shining!
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The Asylum of Poveglia, Italy
Poveglia is an island in the Venice lagoon. On the island all those sick with the Black Death were brought. The bodies were thrown into a mass grave, where they remained until decomposition. The remains of the corpses can still be found in the ground on the northern part of the island. A psychiatric hospital was later built here where, according to some, a doctor inflicted terrible torture on patients. It is said that the damned souls of those people still roam inside the long-abandoned facility.
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Hellingly Mental Hospital, England
Hellingly Mental Hospital, located near Hellingly, East Sussex, is an asylum that opened in 1903. Treatments considered the best for the time were applied here: among them, lobotomy and electroshock. It was closed in 1990 because it was deemed too expensive: many patients were released with a certificate of fake recovery, leading to an increase in violent acts and street murders. This is said to be one of the most haunted places in England, if not the entire world.
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Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
Edinburgh Castle is a castle dating back to the 7th century, standing on a hill overlooking the city of Edinburgh. 20 years, ago more than 240 researchers surrounded the fortress with sophisticated equipment to detect paranormal phenomena, and all of them reported sighting ghosts and witnessing eerie and unexplained phenomena. That's not enough: many revealed feeling chills and then being touched and tugged.
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The Death Walk, Bolivia
The "Route of the Yungas" is a communication route of Bolivia. It is about 56 kilometers long and connects La Paz to Coroico. The road is famous as the "Death Trail" because of its dangerousness. And here is why: elevation difference of more than 3,000 meters, a narrow roadbed, a route totally lacking guardrails and protections, with sometimes very pronounced gradients, and fog and precipitation present almost every day. Between 200 and 300 men die each year in the transit, for two main reasons: running off the road or ground subsidence. In fact, there are many crosses along the route to remember the victims. on July 24, 1983, more than 100 people died in a single road accident, the most tragic in Bolivian history.
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Dracula Castle, Romania
A great classic, Bran Castle, on the border of Transylvania and Wallachia. By all, this fortress is considered the home of Dracula. Bram Stoker, author of the novel "Dracula," drew inspiration for the figure of the Count-Vampire precisely from a Romanian, Vlad III of Wallachia, a bloodthirsty dictator known as "the Impaler," since he had all his enemies killed by the technique of impalement.
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Capela dos Ossos, Portugal
Located in the city of Èvora, Capela dos Ossos, as its name implies, is decorated with human bones and skulls. The number of human skeletons is around 5,000. Most of the bones and skulls come from cemeteries and churches in the area, where Franciscan friars were buried. Many of these skulls bear graffiti with the name of the person to whom they belonged. Also found here are two dried corpses hanging from a chain, one of which belonged to a child. The entrance plaque reads, "Nós ossos que aqui estamos pelos vossos esperamos" (We bones that here stand, yours await).
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