These locations aren’t only for ghosts and goblins. Everyone who visits them, though, becomes a little scared. Travel with us as we visit some of the world’s most terrifying locations. If you’re brave enough…
This is the path to take.
If you want to visit El Caminito del Rey in Spain, you’ll need to walk steadily and overcome your fear of heights. These most extreme haunted houses in Ohio, which was erected in the early 1900s for laborers passing through the area, began to deteriorate and was eventually closed for ten years. It was reopened in 2015 with wooden walkways and stone roads. Visitors can now take the incredibly frightening trek 100 meters above the river, which is surrounded by nothing but steep rock walls. Be prepared to take a hike down El Caminito del Rey if you dare. It will take roughly three hours to stroll this route.
Feel the warmth
A scary football field-sized crater in Turkmenistan’s desert draws tens of thousands of visitors each year. That doesn’t seem particularly spooky, does it? But there’s a catch: the crater is ablaze. And it’s been going strong for more than 40 years! Geologists lit the crater on fire in 1971 to extinguish the gases it was emitting, but the flames never died out. Some individuals are now venturing out into the desert to witness this spectacular sight for themselves. Take a step back!
You get a boo.
What would a vacation to the world’s scariest locations be without at least one ghost? Chillingham Castle is considered to be England’s most haunted castle, with a famous ghost known as the “blue boy.” Visitors to the castle claim to have heard his shrieks and then seen a faint blue light in one of the apartments. The castle offers a ghost tour during a midnight visit for individuals who aren’t afraid of meeting up with one of these spirits.
Imagine a snake-infested island with over 4,000 snakes. Not just any snakes, but the world’s most lethal. While it may sound like something out of a nightmare, that’s exactly what you’ll discover if you visit Brazil’s Snake Island, also known as Ilha da Queimada Grande. It’s the only known habitat for the golden lancehead viper in the world. Humans are poisoned by this snake’s venom, which is reported to melt skin. A few individuals lived on the island in the early 1900s to manage the lighthouse, but no one lives there now, and the Brazilian government prohibits visitors. That’s a great idea.
If you dare, come in.
One of the world’s biggest mysteries is the Bermuda Triangle. It is situated between Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and Florida in the Atlantic Ocean. In this location, a number of planes and watercraft have vanished. (We’d argue it qualifies it as a frightening location!) While scientists say the disappearances in this location are due to severe weather or human error, others believe there is more to the story and that the place is cursed or that aliens are involved. The Bermuda Triangle’s legend continues on, but it hasn’t prevented people from traveling across it. Every day, a large number of flights and cruise ships pass through this area. Would you do it?
Hold on for dear life – no, seriously!
You’ll need steely nerves to explore this next terrifying location. The Kingda Ka is the world’s tallest roller coaster. This coaster, located in New Jersey’s Six Flags Great Adventure Park, has the biggest vertical drop of any coaster — 128 meters, or more than 30 stories! In less than 3.5 seconds, brave riders reached speeds of 206 kph. (If you’re curious, that’s insanely quick!) The ride takes slightly under a minute to complete. But we’re betting it’ll be one of the most terrifying moments of your life!