When Fear follows

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Fear is a common weakness in humans. There are so many emotions mixed with one, peculiar feeling of fear that humans tremble on its mere mention. History of fear is since time millennia but its effect is as original as ever. It works in whatever way it wants, in whatever form it wants.

There are many forms in which fear exist. From woo-doo dolls, unlucky number, graveyards to haunted places, embellished with scariest stories, you have ever heard. We shall, in this article, discover one such form and enlist some scariest of all.

The world is filled with mysteriously haunting places and some have become notorious enough to find a place in the top ranks.

So, without further a do, here is a list of some most haunted, spookiest, creepiest, horrific, goose bumpiest places on planet earth.

1. Castle of Good hope

Built in the 17th century by the Dutch East India Company, this is oldest colonial building in South Africa and has a story of its own.

It is said that the Castle is of the former governor Pieter Gysbert van Noodt. He died on 23 April 1728, the same day he had sentenced to death seven soldiers who were caught attempting to desert the military.  It is said one of the deceased soldier has placed a curse on him and demanded him to witness his execution, which the governor did not and hence, the curse actually killed him and whatnot.

Another famous haunting is of the Lady in Grey. She has been witnessed running through the castle holding her face and crying hysterically. However, since a woman’s body was found during recent excavations her ghost hasn’t been reported.

Well whatever the true story may be, it would be pretty unfortunate and of course scary to meet a ghastly being instead of a prince or princess in this castle.


2. The Tower of London

This building is notoriously known for its centuries old history of execution. The very fact that countless executions of deadliest prisoners have happened within the confines of this building gives it a horrific aura. This has given rise to many stories on apparitions .

A story talks about Lady Jane Grey, who was spotted by a guardsman in 1957. In the White Tower the White Lady has been seen, often standing at window, where she once stood waving to her children on the other side of the building. Another story includes the mysterious appearance of two children. They have been witnessed throughout the rooms of the castle. They’re often seen in their nightgowns, holding hands and with a look of terror on their faces.

A place of execution naturally becomes a frightening place. I would not blame the Tower of London.


3. Chateau de Brissac

Yes, we are talking about Ghosts and scary apparitions but in a more elegant way-The French way.

An articles reports that, “A double murder that occurred sometime in the 15th century  has resulted in one of the more popular ghosts of the Château de Brissac, that of the la Dame Verte, or “Green Lady”. The current residents (the current Duke of Brissac and his family) have become accustomed to her roaming the rooms, but she has scared many a guest. She is often seen in the tower room of the chapel, wearing her green dress. What’s most terrifying however, is her face. If she looks at you, you’ll see that her face has gaping holes were her eyes and nose should be, resembling what a corpse would look like.”

Sigh. I am scared. France will never be the same to me.

Scary places are beautiful

Scary places are beautiful

4. Lawang Sewu

Literally meaning a thousand doors, this place is the most haunted yet the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia. Not just that it beautifully structured, it has its own history of numerous executions by the hands of Japanese and Dutch.

It is said that a lady ghost was spotted here on a TV program and is supposedly a Dutch woman who had allegedly committed suicide.

Ghosts have definitely become international. They would prefer roaming through foreign corridors.

Ghost Tourism is all yours.

Ghost Tourism is all yours.

5. Island of Dolls

You would never hear about any thing as spooky, strange and creepy as this one. While most of us identify dolls as memories of childhood, they might turn out to memories of nightmares.

Legend says that three young girls were playing near the water in the 1920′s, when one of the girls fell in and drowned in the murky waters. Locals believed that ever since her death, the young girls’ spirit has been unable to leave the island. It soon grew quite a reputation as a haunted place, and locals wouldn’t go near it at night for fear of what they may see. In 1950, a man named Julian shifted to this island and found himself under the watch of these girls. He even found his uncle drowned in the nearby lake. His body was in the same spot where the little girl had apparently drowned seventy years before. Today, tourists to the island often speak of the doll’s eyes following them. Others have also reported that the mutilated dolls whisper to them, especially at night. Julian’s ghost is also said to remain on the island, as well as the young girls’.