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Visit These 7 Places To Feel Fear From Near

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This article is written by Leena Boor, one of our top HolidayIQ reviewers. As a part of the #ByInvitation programme, we have invited her to write a blog on her experience.

Author Bio: Leena is a travelling enthusiast and blogger at www.tourtravelworld.com. Recently visited Haunted Places in World it was memorable. She shares her travelling experiences in her articles. Follow her on Google+ to discover more about travel destinations.

“They are the reason behind those strange creaking of doors; they switch those lights on and off in the middle of the night;

They are the reason behind the heaviness in the air; they can be seen in any place with dim light.”

Yes, spirits and ghosts do exist, just like gods and angels do. While some may be friendly, others may give you spooky and spine-chilling experiences. Are you one of those brave-hearted souls who love to wander in the dark where people hesitate to go even in the daylight? If that is true in your case then below are enlisted 7 of the most haunted places in world’s to feed your wanderlust. Take a trip or stay the night (if it permits) to experience the eerie presence of ghosts and spirits here. 

Visit These 7 Places To Feel Fear From Near:

  1. Sweden
  2. South Africa
  3. United States
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Canada
  6. Rajasthan

1. Sweden: Borgvattnet (The Haunted Vicarage)

Sweden: Borgvattnet (The Haunted Vicarage)
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Witness the ghost of the lady in grey wandering through the rooms in Sweden, or the apparition of the three women staring without a flicker of the eye, or even worse, experience cold touches at midnight. If the mere recitation brought a chill down the spine, imagine how scary the real encounter would be. These ghost encounters are so creepy that the keepers even offer an overnight-stay-certificate to those who dare to stay the night.

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Built in 1876, this vicarage has had a fair share of ghost encounters since 1927. You would be visited by the spirit of the old vicar and crying women at night. 

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2. South Africa: Castle Of Good Hope - Cape Town

South Africa: Castle Of Good Hope - Cape Town
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Having a rich history attracts tonnes of visitors to any place; the first guests being the spirits. The gruesome history of torturous punishments inflicted on the soldiers had made this place in Cape Town, a dwelling ground for their souls. The Castle of Good Hope or the Goede Hoop houses a number of haunted places within its precincts; be it the battlements, bastion grounds, bell tower or even the parapets; you can find their presence everywhere.

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Built in 1666, this castle has a number of eerie spirits wandering through the grounds. You will be visited by the ghosts of a tall man, a sad woman, the ghost of Lady Anne Barnard, the Lady in Grey and even the strange apparition of the black hound

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3. USA: Stanley Hotel-Estes Park - Colorado

USA: Stanley Hotel-Estes Park - Colorado
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Room no. 217 in Stanley Hotel-Estes Park, Colorado, which is infamous for its eerie happenings and supernatural events would definitely send chills down the spine. Like every other haunted place, this hotel also has tonnes of mysterious stories as to how the chambermaid’s spirit started wandering here. We dare you to stay the night in the same room if you are an unmarried couple.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, the head chambermaid, who was injured in the gas blast that took place in the infamous room no. 217 would visit you at night and do her routine work; sometimes way more than that! 

4. England: Ancient Ram Inn - Gloucestershire

England: Ancient Ram Inn - Gloucestershire
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Built over an ancient burial ground, Ancient Ram Inn in Gloucestershire is one of the most haunted houses in the world. The countless tales of devil worshipping and a gruesome history of murders and deaths impart a spooky presence. Take a tour of this place to witness ancient graves, stuffed animal heads and other unnatural things that would haunt your dreams for nights to come.

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Being a thousand-year-old house, the Ancient Ram has a number of evil spirits and spooky presence that would make their presence felt from time to time. You can experience the presence of a witch, a bishop and several other child ghosts

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5. USA - Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Kentucky

USA - Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Kentucky
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An old tuberculosis sanatorium in Kentucky where thousands of patients were exposed to brutal experiments, killing around 6,000 of them. These spirits still haunt this place to avenge their death. While this story creeps us, the story of room no. 502 where a nurse committed suicide is way more spooky. Footsteps thumping, screaming voices, flickering lights, balls rolling, muffled conversation and other paranormal activities are a commonality here.

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With the death toll of over 6,000, it would not be wrong to say that you would be visited by some of them on your visit. The nurse’s spirit in 502 and eerie presence of patients throughout the sanatorium would scare you to the soul. 

6. Canada: Banff Springs Hotel - Alberta

Canada: Banff Springs Hotel - Alberta
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Seeing an apparition of a bride dancing with her gown in flames can give goosebumps to any visitor. Located amidst a picturesque surrounding, hotel Banff Springs is one of the most haunted places in Canada. These uncanny and hair-raising presences can scare even the bravest of hearts.

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Be prepared to be accompanied by several ghosts. While the spirit of the bellman would serve you in a friendly manner, the family of room no. 873 would haunt with their presence; not to forget the dancing bride

7. India: Bhangarh Fort - Rajasthan

India: Bhangarh Fort - Rajasthan
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A warning signboard denying the permission to stay after sunset and before sunrise would welcome you at the Bhangarh fort, Rajasthan. Legends state that the eerie state of the fort is because of a black magician’s spell (or curse). The curse lives on and no spirit has ever lived here in peace.

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While some can feel a strange presence watching them throughout the trip, others have seen the apparition of a small boy locked inside a dark room.

Take a tour of these horror places and enjoy the haunting experience!

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