20+ Of The Top Most Haunted Places In The World

#1 The Queen Mary Hotel, California

This beautiful ocean liner spent 30 years at sea before permanently docking in Long Beach. During her tenure, she logged more than 50 deaths, which makes her a truly haunted ship.

#2 Casa Loma, Toronto, Canada

Completed in 1914, this Gothic Revival style house is filled with corridors and secret passageways. Tales of ghosts have been whispered about the property for decades and now the house is fully decked out for Halloween for visitors as a haunted mansion to tour.

#3 The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Calgary, Alberta

Ever since it was completed in 1888, this hotel has been associated with paranormal activity. Multiple guests have reported seeing a ghost bride dancing in the hotel’s ballroom. There also have been sightings of ghosts of family members who were murdered in room 873. Lastly is the ghost of Sam Macauley, a former bellman. The phantom helps guests to their rooms, opens the doors and turns on the light before disappearing.

#4 Château de Brissac, Brissac-Quincé, France

Following a double murder back in the 15th Century, Chateau de Brissac became the home to ghosts. Its current occupants report seeing the ‘Green Lady’ roam around and scaring their guests. This towering building is famously known as the place where Charlotte of France was murdered. According to the legend, Charlotte, the illegitimate daughter of King Charles VII, was killed by her husband, after discovering her affair. Visitors claim to have seen a “Green Lady,” due to the colour of her dress, roaming the halls. Those who have seen her face report that it has holes in the place of her nose and eyes.

#5 St. Augustine Lighthouse, St. Augustine, Florida

This highly prominent museum and lighthouse also ‘prides’ itself as being a home for the spirits which became infamous during the Civil War when the light was removed to disrupt Union shipping — also too many tragic results. However, visitors have reported having seen ghosts of two girls who died at the site as well as a woman crying for help. People have also heard ghostly conversations, footsteps coming up to the lighthouse, and they have also seen creepy shadows of a ghost of a lighthouse keeper there.

#6 Tower of London, London, England

Many famous people have called the Tower of London their final resting place. The infamous fortress has been steeped in tragedy for over 900 years and home to many ghostly sightings of English royalty, including Anne Boleyn and Mary, Queen of Scots.

#7 The Haunted Vicarage, Borgvattnet, Sweden

Borgvattnet is a small village in Jämtland County, Northern Sweden, known for having one of the most haunted houses in Sweden, The Old Vicarage. The first paranormal sighting at Borgvattnet was in 1927 when a chaplain saw his laundry being torn by an unseen force. Years later, a priest was visited by an apparition of an old woman dressed in grey. She appeared in a room and vanished in another. At one time, a guest at the same house woke up at night to see three old women sitting around her bed.

#8 Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, California

After the death of her husband, rifle magnate William Wirt Winchester, Sarah Winchester commissioned this dizzying labyrinth of a house in order to keep safe from vengeful spirits killed by her husband’s guns. The home has four stories, 160 rooms, 10,000 window panes, and 47 stairways — some of which go nowhere at all.

#9 Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana

One of America’s most haunted sites, this plantation is rumoured to be built on a Native American burial ground and is home to at least 12 different ghosts. The home has been no stranger to tragedy, as many of the reported apparitions have appeared to be pre-Civil War slaves from the plantation.

#10 Driskill Hotel, Austin, Texas

Many well-known celebrities have stayed at this old hotel since 1886, so there’s bound to be a ghost haunting the hallways. Some of the most famous tales surrounding the building include the stories of two “suicide brides,” honeymooning women who took their own lives in the same room 20 years apart.

#11 Akershus Festning, Norway

This medieval castle that served as a defensive stronghold for the city of Oslo, and is rumoured to be the most haunted place in Norway. The most popular sightings include a demon dog named Malcanisen that’s said to guard the gates to the castle and the ghost of a woman with no facial features named Mantelgeisten, often seen within the castle, walking back towards her chamber.

#12 Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

In the 17th Century, the ghost of a tall man was seen wandering the Castle of Good Hope. There also were sightings of the ‘Lady in Grey’. The lady was reportedly spotted running through the castle crying hysterically. In addition, there’s a bell tower that normally strikes on its own accord and a ghostly black dog attacks unsuspecting visitors.

#13 The Catacombs, Paris, France

The Paris Catacombs is truly one of the spookiest places in the world, with hundreds of miles of tunnels that served as a burial ground for Parisians in the 1700s. Official tours happen regularly, so it’s an excellent Halloween destination.

#14 Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

This 12th-century fortress has seen a lot of history over the centuries. Many different experiences have been reported over the years, including unexplained music echoing through the halls. Some guests believe the music is from the ghost of a piper who once died in the castle.

#15 Forbidden City, Beijing, China

Many people would not assume the Forbidden City, situated in the centre of modern Beijing, would be haunted, but ghost hunters who are interested in local lore know better. One apparition that was first reported in the 1940s is of a woman in white who can be heard sobbing in the halls of the palace

#16 Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the Civil War, so it’s no wonder why the area seems to be teeming with paranormal energy. Many visitors have reported having seen apparitions of Civil War soldiers wandering the fields.

#17 Corvin Castle, Hunedoara, Transylvania

If you’re looking for the inspiration for the original vampire myth, look no further than Vlad the Impaler. The bloodthirsty ruler was kept the prisoner in Corvin Castle in Transylvania, where many strange sightings have been reported.

#18 Mary King’s Close, Edinburgh, Scotland

The first people to witness paranormal behaviour reported seeing disembodied ghostly figures in the area. Today, both staff and visitors to the site claim to have seen a worried ghostly woman clad in black as well as a little girl, Annie. They have also reported hearing strange footsteps following them.

#19 Fort George, The Citadel, Nova Scotia, Canada

At Fort George, ghosts have been visible. Spook visitors include a soldier, a man in the red cloak, an old woman who shows herself in mirrors, and a young girl who follows groups during tours. The little girl even holds hands with guests! People have also heard unexplained knocks and bangs while some have been pushed by unseen forces.

#20 Tower of London, London England

The most prominent spirit that haunts the Tower of London is the headless body of King Henry VIII’s wife who was beheaded in 1536. Other spectres are those of Lady Jane Grey, the White Lady who is often seen at the window waving to passersby and ghosts of two former illegitimate Princes’ ghosts who appear as they did when they were children.

#21 Waverly Hills Sanitarium, Kentucky

The former tuberculosis hospital is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of some of the 63,000 patients who died here. People have claimed to see full bodied ghosts and shadows, hear sudden footsteps, ghostly voices and screams coming from empty rooms. At one time, a phantom figure walking down the hall was captured on film.

#22 Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire, England

As soon as this devilish sanctuary got converted to a bed and breakfast, guests complained of hearing ghostly voices, seeing ghosts in their rooms and being pulled or touched by unwanted visitors. The current owner says that during his first night at the house, he had someone grab and drag him out of bed! Only the bravest of the brave should spend a night here.

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