The most haunted Castle in the world

The haunted leap castle (pronounced “lep”) in Coolderry Ireland, Is the worlds most haunted Castle. Over the years, many paranormal investigation teams have visited the haunted leap castle. To document evidence as to why its known as the worlds most haunted Castle. 

The most haunted Castle in the world
The haunted leap castle

Paranormal investigation teams that have visited the haunted leap castle include. most haunted, ghost Hunters and scariest places on earth. The most recent paranormal investigation team was travel channels, ghost adventures crew.

In 2014 ghost adventures held their Halloween special at the haunted leap castle. Which is said to be haunted by a sinister elemental spirit known only as “it” amongst many others.

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A Brief history of the worlds most haunted castle

The worlds most haunted Castle

The castle can be dated back to the early 1500’s. Ruled then, by the notoruis and deadly O’carroll clan. Of whom, John O’carroll constructed leap castle. The castle was passed down through generations of the O’carroll clan, witnessing many brutal murders. Some of which were within the clan itself.

In the 1600’s the Darby family held ownership to leap castle. Until the Ryan clan, another vicious family became inhabitants of the prestigious castle.

The disturbing history, of murders and deaths in battle. Have all lead to this becoming the worlds most haunted Castle. In 1922 the castle was burnt down by Irish locals, because of the remembrance and pain it brought with it.

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The hauntings of  leap castle

The ghost of the priest

She'll of the burnt leap castle

The bloody Chapel, within the burnt out shell of the haunted Castle, is where the worst hauntings are found. A bloody awful murder occurred in the Chapel while the O’carrolls reigned. Its said, that one of the O’Carroll sons killed his brother in order to gain power. However the murdered brother was a priest, performing mass at the time of his death.

Today, and for many generations. There have been reports of light streaming from its barren windows at nightfall. The smell of burning rubber and even the spirit of the murdered priest, lurking in the stairwell.

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The priests derilict haunted house

The priests haunted house

Since the burning in 1922, the Priest’s House remains nothing but a derelict ruin. Apparitions, however, have been sighted for long before it was set alight.

Even Mildred Darby, a former resident of Leap Castle cites the paranormal activity.

“There is something heavy that lies on people’s beds, and snores, and they feel the weight of a great body pressing against them, in a room in the Priest’s House.”

“A monk, with a tonsure and cowl, walks in at one window and out another, in the Priest’s house.”

Haunted leap castle

Emily & Charlotte

The ghosts of these two little girls can often be spotted playing in the Main Hall, of the worlds most haunted castle. They are said to have lived on the estate during the 1600s.

Emily died aged 11 after falling from the castle’s battlements. Today, there are still sightings of a little girl falling from its great heights. Only for her to disappear before reaching the ground. Charlotte is seen dragging a deformed leg in tow.

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The Murdered Woman

Again, this story is told to relate back to the O’Carroll rule. The ghost of this woman wanders the haunted leap castle today. Having been murdered by a member of the brutal family during the 1500s.

Sightings usually account for a terrified woman who is spotted wearing little clothing. She screams twice before disappearing into thin air.

The Governess and The Old Man


These two apparitions are seen sporadically in separate instances. The governess (also referred to as the nanny) is seen often alongside Emily and Charlotte.

The old man has been spotted on occasion sitting in a comfy armchair enjoying the heat in front of the Main Hall’s grand fireplace.

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The Red Lady

Another apparition found within the worlds most haunted castle, to this very day, is the Red Lady. There have been sightings of this creature for centuries. She is said to roam in a long red dress, tall and lean with long flowing brown locks. The Red Lady is always seen carrying a dagger, hand raised in a menacing manner.

The story goes that the woman was captured by one of the O’Carroll clan, raped and became pregnant. On delivering the baby, the O’Carroll’s killed the child with a blade. In absolute despair, the woman grabbed the knife and also ended her life.

Another account states that two O’Carroll family members were fighting over the woman and when she tried to flee, they chased after her and stabbed her to death.

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The Elemental “it”


This spirit predates many families of Leap Castle. Some suggest the apparition named “the Elemental” or “it”. Potentially date back to the time of the Druids when sorcery would have been used to protect the sacred land, on which Leap Castle was then built.

Others say that Gerald Fitzgerald Earl of Kildare. An accomplished magic practitioner is said to be responsible for this spirit. Either way, it is said the Elemental is a menacing and sinister presence. Who only makes itself known to those who provoke it.

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The Murder Hole Room

The Murder Hole Room is yet another place in the haunted Castle, which has been deemed haunted over generations. Although the exact location of this room is disputed, claims of supernatural spirits are not. It is said that the “Murder Hole Room” was also the site of an O’Carroll family murder in the worlds most haunted Castle.


Visiting Leap Castle

Today Sean Ryan and his family privately own the castle. Although they greatly confirm the supernatural presences which reside in the home, alongside them. They also have expressed that no sinister apparitions have been experienced during their tenure.

Those with an interest in visiting the worlds most haunted castle. You can contact Sean Ryan directly, and get private tours of the haunted Leap Castle.

Address: R421, Leap, Roscrea, Co. Offaly

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Real Ghost sightings caught on camera – latest paranormal captured on film



Spooky stories about ghosts, ghouls and all things scary are some of the very best things about the world of the paranormal. Particularly if we can capture footage of ghosts on camera. Sightings of ghosts aren’t all that unusual, but it can be difficult to capture a ghoul or spirit on camera, so luckily for you, I’ve rounded up 8 stories of real ghost sightings complete with photos to give you a real fright.



You’ve definitely heard of Monet, right? In one of the most interesting real ghost sightings ive ever come across. Monet was apparently snapped at the Cleveland Museum of Art whilst they were holding an exhibit dedicated to the French painter.

The director of architecture at the museum was simply taking photographs of the interior and ended up snapping a photo of this rather snazzy looking chap. Who bore quite the resemblance to Monet himself – perhaps he was returning to take a look around the exhibit. Of course, there was no one on the balcony at the time the photo was taken.



Hospitals are well known to be spooky places, particularly at night. It might not be one of the most well-known ghost sightings UK. But this snap taken at Leeds General Infirmary by Andrew Milburn. Shows a nurse or a child fleeing into a room in a hospital corridor.

He took the photograph as a way to simply show his girlfriend where he was in the hospital, as he worked there everyday. Not knowing what the photograph showed until he viewed it more closely. Andrew had always been skeptical about ghosts, but seeing this figure changed his mind.

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Looking for more ghost sightings UK? This photo, taken by Michelle Widwinter in England. Was simply a way for her to share an image of her new house with family and friends. She’d gone outside, snapped a photo and returned to the inside of the house, When she noticed the face staring back at her from the bottom right window of the house.

When you zoom in, you can clearly see a nose, eyes and shoulders – the face of a man staring back at you. Michelle posted the image online and was eventually contacted by a historian local to her area. Who believed that the apparition in the image could have been a man known as Old Man Kent. Who was thought to be a murder suspect back in 1860.

Initially, Michelle dismissed the image as nothing more than reflections and refractions of light from the flowers outside her window. But following further paranormal sightings and activity within the house. Such as cold spots and lights flickering, it seems like Michelle is now a believer.

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A pregnant woman from Liverpool, Rebecca Melia. Claimed to have been able to see the ghost of her deceased mother in a baby scan.

In one of the more unusual sightings of ghosts I’ve come across. When Rebecca had the baby scan photograph back and was able to take a little bit of time to look over the image, she immediately recognised the face of her mother, to the right of her baby.

Rebecca unfortunately lost her mother to kidney cancer before she fell pregnant after her mum had battled cancer for three years.  The family also says they always feel the presence of Rebecca’s mother, even today.

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Perhaps one of the very best ghostly sightings caught on film. Is this spooky black figure caught by Simon Brown, qualified parapsychologist.

He was spending the day at the old Galleries of Justice with his brother. And was simply taking photographs of the building and gallery. Although Simon says that he didn’t notice anything whilst he was taking the images. When he downloaded them onto his computer, he noticed what appeared to be a black figure. Made of shadow that seemed to have walked through a brick wall. 

Staff at the Galleries have corroborated Brown’s story. Saying that they too have seen similar figures and have experienced similar paranormal encounters. But have not yet been able to capture anything on film. Brown also mentioned when discussing the figure that it appeared to be in turn-of-the-century prisoner dress, dragging a leg behind him as though he was in chains.

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Sightings of ghosts aren’t always scary. Sometimes they can bring feelings of peace or harmony.

Unfortunately, this isn’t one of those stories. Kim Davidson was swimming in a lake with a friend and their combined three children. They took a photograph. So far, so normal.

When the photograph came out, there was a ghostly figure of a girl behind the group. Who looked like she was leering behind the family. It’s a scary image.

Once Kim saw the extra figure in the image, she contacted historians. As well as paranormal experts in the community, and it’s now thought that the girl in the photo may be the ghost of Doreen O’Sullivan. A girl who died by drowning in the lake back in 1913.

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Ghost sightings often include children and this image is no exception. In this image, a group of friends pose together whilst getting ready for a party. A small child runs crying to the right of the image, and you can just about see it, but there’s a small child between the second and third person in the image.

Apparently, the reason why the little girl at the right-hand side of the image was crying. Was because she’d felt someone push her in the small of her back. Just a few seconds before the image was taken. But of course, there was no-one responsible for pushing her.

She’d originally been standing where the ghost is seen in the image. So it seems like the ghost had pushed her out of the way so that he or she could be seen.

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One of the more recent ghost sightings in internet history is this image collected by ghost chasers Toowoomba. It shows a husband and wife taking their first dance and it’s a lovely photo.

But in the shaft of light to the right of the couple. There’s an image of a little girl who looks as though she wants to get in on the fun. This is probably one of those rare ghost sightings where the whole sighting is relatively innocent, but we can never be completely sure.


Ghost sightings are some of the best ways to spook yourself silly. One of my favourite ways to scare myself stupid is to throw on some Youtube ghost sighting videos, turn out the lights and grab the popcorn.

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, some of the images captured on film and video are very difficult to disprove. So why not take a trip down the rabbit hole yourself?

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Is the Oregon vortex paranormal or an optical illusion

The Oregon Vortex and House of Mystery. Is as advertised “a glimpse into a strange world, where the improbable is the commonplace and everyday physical facts are reversed”. Whether or not the Oregon Vortex is paranormal or an optical illusion, It is an area of naturally occurring visual and perceptual phenomena.

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Which can be caught on camera, unlike many weird things. So no matter your education or profession you will find a challenge to what you think is real.

Oregon vortex paranormal or an optical illusions

located on Sardine Creek in Gold Hill. it’s one of Oregon’s oldest and most original examples of Roadside Americana. Opened to tourists in 1930 (by the fella in the pic above) , the attraction is the earliest documented mystery spot or gravitational hill in the United States.

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A place where bubble levels and tape measures, yardsticks and balls that roll uphill are used to demonstrate the phenomena.

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Oregon vortex, paranormal or an optical illusion

Oregon vortex, paranormal or an optical illusion

The Phenomena that gives The Oregon Vortex its name are evident throughout the entire area. Nowhere in the circle do you normally stand erect (oi oi) .

There’s also a plank of wood that 2 people can stand on, but when they switch position they’re at different heights. That’s not normal, obviously, but why is it happening?

No one really knows the exact reason, other than magnetic pulls from the Earth’s core. This then pulls everything in towards it, or some weird scientific jargon, that I don’t really care about. There’s allways someone around trying there best to debunk it.

It looks cool, a broom can stand up on its own, enough said, I’m sold. I would pay money just to experience it for myself, I’m not arsed if its bullshit or not. I mean look at lister in the picture above, I want to try that. Who wouldn’t?

The Oregon Vortex probably isn’t paranormal and is more likely to be an optical illusion. But it does make a broom stand up by itself and balls move uphill. So again, enough said.

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History of the Oregon Vortex


The Oregon Vortex, was referred to by the Native Americans as Forbidden Ground. Their horses refused to walk into the affected area (because its weird) , and the natives chose to avoid this place as well (also because its WEIRD) .

More recently, an investigation which was covered at The Oregonian. Who are some oregon loving people I would imagine. talk of investigators trying to ride horses through the site, but before getting to the Vortex they would completely stop and reverse direction. (again because its WEIRD)

A Scottish geologist and mining engineer named John Lister, developed the area in the early 1920’s and opened the Vortex to the public in 1930. Until he passed in 1959, he had conducted thousands of experiments here.

Since the 1930s The Vortex has been drawing thousands of tourists, psychics, scientists, and anyone else intrigued by the explainable.

Herbert Lundy touted the popularity of the Vortex as early as April 1938 in the Portland Oregonian. John Litster detailed his observations in his “Notes and Data Relative to the Phenomenon at the Area of the House of Mystery in 1944.”

After Litster’s death on December 4, 1959, his wife Mildred sold the Oregon Vortex to Irene and Ernie Cooper. Whose daughter Maria and grandson Mark have continued to keep the attraction open.

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So is the Oregon Vortex paranormal or an optical illusion?

This particular fella called, James Randi. A reformed magician and illusionist, deconstructed its science in 1998. Using photography and mathematics to describe the claims of the Oregon Vortex as optical illusions.

But who cares what he thinks, there’s a broom standing up by itself. The only downside I can see with the Oregon Vortex is that there’s no aliens, that would make it awesome.

The little girl stuck on the haunted island of dolls

The haunted Island of Dolls is not a natural island, but an artificial one. It is a chinampa (sometimes referred to as a ‘floating island’). An agricultural innovation developed by the Pre-Columbian Mesoamericans in the Valley of Mexico. The Island of Dolls is located on the Teshuilo Lake, in the canals of Xochimilco. one of the 16 boroughs of Mexico City.

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Island of dolls, with a view of the dolls hanging from the trees
Island of dolls

How Was the haunted Island of Dolls Created?

The story of the Island of Dolls begins in the 1950s. At that time, there was a man by the name of Julián Santana Barrera. Who decided to live his life as a recluse. He left his wife and family and moved to the island to live in solitude.

The hut where santana lived
Santanna’s hut (badass)

While on the island, Santana Barrera alleged that he was haunted by the ghost of a little girl. That drowned in the nearby canal. He claimed to have heard the tormented cries of the girl and the sound of her footsteps in the night.

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A creepy decapitated head. Rotting on the floor

Some believe that that a girl did drown in the canal and that Santana Barrera found her body. But when he did it was too late and he was forever tormented by the fact that he couldn’t save her. But others are of the opinion that this incident never happened and that it was merely a figment of the hermit’s imagination.

A picture taken of the Mexican island

Regardless of what others thought, Santana Barrera decided to do something to appease the spirit of the girl. He decided to create the haunted island of dolls. Some accounts claim that not long after the body of the girl was found, Santana Barrera saw a doll floating in the canal. The doll may have belonged to the girl and Santana Barrera took it as a sign from the girls spirit. He fished the doll out of the water and hung it on a tree as a sign of respect to the dead girl.

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Santana Barrera by the canal

Why are there So Many Dolls?

Santana Barrera did not stop there and continued to collect dolls for his island. The recluse collected dolls that were floating in the canals and looked for them in the rubbish heaps near his home. Moreover, he is said to have traded with locals. In exchange for their dolls, he gave them the agricultural produce he was growing on his island. Once the dolls were obtained, he would hang them on the island’s trees. A number of dolls were also kept in his cabin.

Dolls in a tree put there by santana berrara
Wanna play

Santana Barrera displayed the dolls as he found them. He did not make any effort to clean them or to fix them up. Thus, many of the dolls are visibly damaged, some missing their heads, others a limb or two. Furthermore, exposure to the elements also caused the dolls to become disfigured over time. As a consequence, the dolls imparted a spooky aura to the island. Soon, stories were attached to these eerie dolls. For instance, some believe that the dolls were possessed by the spirits of small girls and that they come to life at night.

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The bridge over the haunted canal

Santana Barrera was not afraid of the dolls and even regarded them as his protectors. In time, the unusual island attracted attention, and Santana Barrera was glad to show curious visitors around the Island of Dolls. Santana Barrera died in 2001. According to some reports, he died of a heart attack. The more common claim, however, is that he drowned in the same area where he believed the little girl had died.

2 hanging from a tree on the island of dolls
They will forever keep watch

After Santana Barrera’s death, locals decided to maintain the Island of Dolls. The island has been featured in articles and television programs, making it famous. The Island of Dolls is a tourist attraction today and those who visit the island often leave their own dolls there, which, in a way, is a continuation of Santana Barrera’s work while he was still alive.

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15 of the most Mysterious and weird places on earth

The Bermuda Triangle, is the most well known hot-spot for weirdness. With planes and ships mysteriously going missing. But its not the only place on earth with strange happenings, nor is it the only triangle for that matter. (see numbers 10, 14 and 15 on the list) These 15 mysterious and weird places on earth, will make the bermuda triangle seem like child’s play.

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I’ve compiled this list. Complete with a few of the reports of the Strange, scary, weird, unexplained and paranormal activity that has occured. So get comfy and prepare yourself for nightmares.

Leave a comment with your favourite place or any different mysterious and strange places you know of. ?

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#1. The devil’s sea

The devil's Sea in japan
Note the triangle!

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If you thought that the Bermuda Triangle is the only place in the ocean with mysteries surrounding it, you would be wrong. The devil’s sea, which is located 100 kms south of Tokyo has had its fair share of reported unusual activities as well. The Devil’s Sea gets its name from ancient legends which suggest that dragons used to live off the coast of Japan once upon a time.

Anyways, in the modern day world, there have been numerous disappearances of ships and planes just like in the Bermuda Triangle. There have been reported magnetic anomalies and even unexplained lights over the area. As usual, people are quick to explain the phenomena by saying that alien beings from outer space are responsible for this. Other theories suggest that the region is a gate for some sort of parallel universes or other dimensions!

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#2. Lake anjikuni

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Deserted Inuit village

If this is true, it wins the award for the most mysterious and weird places on earth

If you like horror stories where people disappear without any explanation, then you might find this place very interesting. because this place has witnessed (if reports are to be believed) the disappearance of not just a few people but an entire village. The story dates back to November 1930, and goes like this.

The story of the missing inuits.

There was a person named Joe Labelle who was seeking shelter for a night in a village he knew existed there. But upon arrival he noticed that it seemed abandoned. It was as if the whole village with a population of 2,000 just disappeared.

He had always received a warm welcome from the villagers, now he could see no one around. So then checked each and every hut and found food supplies and provisions. He also found the clothes of the villagers in their houses. Even their rifles were stashed along the sides of the door.

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He even saw pots filled with food hanging on long cold fires. The kayaks were also in place outside the houses. There were no footprints on the snow that would have given a clue to where the Inuits had gone.

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Shocked Labelle went to the nearest telegraph office and he sent a message to the Canadian Mountain Police. The Police arrived and searched the village thoroughly.

Later what they found was horrifying. Every grave in the village’s burial ground was empty. Slightly further from the village they found seven sled dogs that had been starved to death and were buried under the snow.

Inuits of other villages reported seeing a blue light which later faded in the darkness. Many investigations were done. The research revealed that the village was probably deserted about two months before Joe had discovered it empty. No one knew or found any trace of the Inuits.

#3. Area 51

Warning sign to the entrance of area 51
What most people see of area 51

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This place is not strange because of supernatural unexplained phenomena but due to the secrecy that has come to be associated with the place. It is believed that the this place was home to the alien beings captured in the infamous Roswell UFO crash in 1947. Several people have since come out saying that they have worked inside Area 51 with alien technology, and that they have technology centuries advanced than what we have in the mainstream use.

In fact, it’s stranger that the US government has always denied, or rather never acknowledged the existence of Area 51. it was Barack Obama who became the first president to acknowledge it in 2014 and that too was in an off hand comment. People have reported all sorts of crazy things like strange lights, sounds, strangely shaped crafts, and so on.

#4. South Atlantic anomaly

South atlantic anomaly
Even the diagrams weird

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The South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA). Is a region in the Atlantic Ocean, around 300 kms off the coast of Brazil. Where the Earth’s Inner Van Allen radiation belt comes closest to the Earth’s surface. This is also sometimes called the Bermuda Triangle in space. This is the cause of several anomalies in the area as experienced by satellites, astronomers and spacecrafts.

NASA satellite have to go into safe mode when crossing this region as the levels of radiation is so high that it could damage them. Even the International Space Station requires extra shielding to deal with the radiation in this region.

NASA once reported that a modern laptop had completely stopped working when a Space Shuttle flight passed through this region!

#5. Sargasso Sea

Fish gathering under a sarugassum mat. Totally weird
Fish gathering under a sargassum mat

This mysterious and weird places on earth, is also kind of disgusting

The only “sea” without shores. The Sargasso Sea is a region in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean that is surrounded by ocean currents. These currents deposit marine plants and garbage into the Sargasso Sea. Causing it to be full of Sargassum, a genus of dense, brown, invasive seaweed. Because of the seaweed buildup and the isolation created by the currents, the sea remains eerily warm and calm. Despite being surrounded by the freezing and choppy waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

This eerie calmness contributes to the area’s mystery. As several ships have been found drifting crewless through its peaceful waters. In 1840, the French merchant ship Rosalie sailed through the Sargasso Sea and was later discovered with its sails set but without any crew members on board.

In an effort to explain the mysterious disappearances, nineteenth-century lore told of the Sargasso Sea’s carnivorous seaweed, which was believed to devour sailors whole, leaving only the ship.

#6. Superstition mountains

Strange and creepy places on earth. Superstion mountains
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As per the legend in 1800s. A German immigrant named Jacob Walts discovered a gold mine inside the mountains. But did not discuss the whereabouts of that mine with anyone. Until his deathbed, Upon which he may or may not have told a single person the secret.

Although the mine has never been found, despite many expeditions.
It is believed that the spirits of people who’ve lost their lives in these expeditions, still haunt the mountains.

It is also believed that the mine is protected by creatures called Tuar-Tums. (“Little People”). That live below the mountains in caves and tunnels. (Not strange and creepy at all!) Some Apaches believed that the entrance to hell is located inside the mountains.

The legends and lore of the Superstition Mountains can be experienced at the Superstition Mountain Museum, on the Apache Trail. Where artifacts of the Lost Dutchman are on display.

#7. The door to another world

Crater in the northern desert, mysterious and weird places on earth
The gateway to hell?

Located in the northern desert region of Turkmenistan. The Door refers to a mysterious crater that appeared more than 40 years ago.

Though some speculate that a drilling accident caused the crater to appear. No one is sure why it has caught on fire. Turkmenistan holds the sixth largest reserve of natural gas in the world, explaining how such a place could still be on fire to this day.

However, what originally caused the fire, especially because the land is so barren, is a complete mystery to scientists. Many of the locals believe that this could be a doorway itself, referring to the fire as eternal flames from below.

#8. Great pyramids of giza

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Who actually built these

The Great Pyramids are a well-known set of ancient pyramids located in Egypt. Although these structures are well known throughout the world, many people do not realize how much work would have been needed to create such magnificent structures.

Being built over 2000 years ago, the technology for such creations is a scientific anomaly for such times. With thousands of stones used for each pyramid, and each stone weighing over 2 tons, the advanced technology to create such magnificent structures seem to be lost on modern-day archaeologists. How were such amazing giant pyramids able to be produced way back then? We may never know.

#9. Island of the dolls

2 dolls from the island of dolls. Mysterious place
Creepy af island

Weirder than the bermuda triangle, or any kind of triangle by far

Island of the Dolls is a remote island off the coast of Mexico. Its name hails from all the creepy and mysterious dolls that hang off the trees grown on the island. The urban legend states that the dolls are there to honor the soul of a young girl.

However, some claim paranormal events take place nightly on the island, causing no humans to inhabit the island. Some say that the dolls will move on their own, heads will spin and limbs will move at the most random of times. What is causing such things are unknown, but to this day the citizens of Mexico stay away from the deserted island.

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#10. The michigan triangle

Lake michigan triangle
Triangles ?

The Michigan Triangle, similar to the bermuda triangle. Is an area on Lake Michigan in which planes and boats often mysteriously disappear. What makes this place much scarier than the Bermuda Triangle is the realization of how close this area is to land and civilization.

It does not lie in the middle of an ocean like the bermuda triangle, but rather in a high traffic area that is still able to remain a mystery for centuries now. What continuously causes people and their boats or aircraft to vanish with the blink of an eye? How have such phenomena not been witnessed or understood yet?

2 cases from the michigan triangle.

Captain Donner: On April 28, 1937, Captain George R. Donner of the O.M. McFarland was on his way from Erie, Pennsylvania, to Port Washington, Wisconsin, and had to pass through the triangle. As the story goes, he was exhausted and retired to his cabin, leaving the second mate to wake him when they neared their destination. About three hours later, when the second mate went to do so, Donner was not in his cabin. Nor was he in the galley. An exhaustive search of the ship was conducted, but he was never found.

Flight 2501: On June 23, 1950, Northwest Airlines Flight 2501 was on its way from New York to Minneapolis at the hands of experienced pilot Robert C. Lind, and was carrying 58 passengers. Due to bad weather, when the flight was near Chicago it changed course and turned over Lake Michigan. Around midnight, Lind requested permission to drop altitude from 3500 ft to 2500 ft, without ever specifying a reason. His request was denied, and that was the last communication Flight 2501 ever had. It’s last known position was supposedly within the Michigan Triangle.

#11. The oregon vortex

Oregon vortex house of mystery
He’s not leaning, he’s stood up straight

What Native Americans have referred to as “forbidden ground”, the Oregon Vortex is known for its strange perceptual and visual phenomena. This area found in northern Oregon forests, is a circular area in which people feel an increased perception of vertigo.

For some unknown reason, people are drawn towards the magnetic North in this area, causing feelings of dizziness and imbalance. This area causes people to not be able to stand straight and people will appear in different sizes. Often, animals such as horses will refuse to enter the area. This phenomenon has perplexed citizens for over 90 years.

#12. The lost city of Atlantis

Lost city of atlantis
Taking a wet room too far

If no one on earth knows of the exact location, do we still count it as a ‘mysterious place on earth’? Many are convinced that there was once a really peaceful utopia that sank deep into the waters, earning it the name The Lost City Of Atlantis. Feeding speculation, Google earth had a data glitch that created a grid-like pattern on the ocean floor (but has since been deleted)– which was then concluded as the lost streets of Atlantis. Coincidence? That’s for you to decide.

#13. San Luis valley

San luis valley ufo sighting
Who’s watching who?

San Luis Valley, in southern Colorado, is an area high in inexplicable phenomena including UFO sightings and hundreds of unexplained farm animal mutilations.

UFO sightings are so common that a woman named Judy Messoline has even set up a UFO watchtower on her property, which has witnessed over 50 UFO sightings since 2000 alone. Some of these are observed by dozens of people at a time.

For the UFO skeptics out there, far more chilling are the tales of animal mutilations from the region. They began in 1967, with a horse named Snippy. Snippy was found one morning with her brain missing, and her neck bones completely cleaned.

Since then, hundreds if not thousands of inexplicable animal mutilations have occurred in the region. Sharing several things in common. Firstly, There is never a trace of blood around the animals, and secondly, the animals are all damaged with precise cuts. Distinctly not the work of predators. Finally, all of the mutilations happen overnight to otherwise healthy creatures.

Investigations into the incidents haven’t wielded any results, yet they continue to this day. Some farmers report seeing strange lights in the sky the nights before finding a carcass, leading some to believe that extraterrestrials are involved.

Though it’s hard to imagine aliens caring so much about farm animals in Colorado, the alternative isn’t much more appealing—that humans are the so-called “Phantom Surgeons of the Plains”. Personally, I’d rather it was aliens.

#14. Bennington triangle

Aerial view of bennington triangle
Yet another triangle ?

The site of 5 mysterious and unsolved disappearances between 1945 to 1950, the Bennington Triangle is definitely not on your vacation destinations list. This one doesn’t quite beat the bermuda triangle, just on the short time span.

Middie Rivers, 75 years old, was out leading a group of hunters on November 12, 1945. On their way back, he got ahead of his group and was never seen again. Only a single rifle shell found in a stream was recovered as evidence.

Two on the same date, curious

Paula Welden, an 18 year old from Bennington College, went out hiking on December 1, 1946 and never returned. Fast forward exactly three years later (on the exact same date), James E. Tetford meets the same fate. During a bus ride home, he mysteriously vanishes leaving his luggage on the bus.

Eight year old Paul Jepson disappeared on October 12, 1950, while his mother was busy feeding the pigs. Despite having a highly visible red jacket, none of the search parties formed were able to find the boy.

The last disappearance was a woman named Frieda Langer. On October 28, 1950, she was hiking with her cousin on Glastenbury Mountain when she slipped in a stream. She decided to go back quickly and change her clothes, and, if you’ve been paying attention so far, you’ll surmise that she was never seen again. Well, not exactly—she’s the only victim whose body was ever recovered, though it was only found on May 12, 1951 (about 6 months later), in an area that had been thoroughly searched after her disappearance. The body was in such a mangled shape that no cause of death could be determined.

With so many bizarre disappearances left unsolved, accompanied by a million and one theories, the sign is very clear – stay away from triangles!

#15. Bridgewater triangle

The IT house looking creepy as ever
Even the IT house wouldn’t be out of place

No, seriously—stay away from triangles. Especially this one. The Bridgewater Triangle, an area of about 200 square miles in Southeastern Massachusetts just south of Boston. It’s like an all you can eat buffet of the supernatural. Yum yum

Among other things, the area has been subject to numerous cryptozoological sightings. Since the 1970’s there have been several reports of tall, hairy, ape-like creatures roaming the swamp.

There have also been numerous sightings of Thunderbirds, giant Pterodactyl-like creatures that have been seen fighting in midair. In 1976 there was a report of a man who saw a giant, ghostly, red-eyed dog rip the throats out of two of his ponies.

Besides these cryptids, there have been numerous reports of mutilated animals (mainly cows and calves) in the region. Some credit these mutilations to satanic cults, but no one has come forward and no one even knows where the animals came from.

As if all this weren’t enough, the Bridgewater Triangle is a hotbed of UFO sightings, dating all the way back to 1760, when a “sphere of fire” was reportedly seen hovering over New England.

Since then there have been numerous sightings of unexplained objects in the sky—including mysterious black helicopters. One from 1976 describes two UFOs landing along Route 44 near the city of Taunton, and another from 1994 recounts a strange triangular object with red and white lights seen by a Bridgewater Law Enforcement Officer.

In 1908 on Halloween night, two undertakers who were traveling to Bridgewater noticed in the sky what looked like a “giant lantern”. They watched it for almost 40 minutes before it disappeared.

The Bermuda triangle isn’t looking so bad anymore, is it? There’s deffinetly more mysterious and weird places on earth, just don’t visit them.

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