Scariest Places on Earth
5) Glamis Castle, Scotland
• Said to be the home of many ghosts and spirits of the rulers of time passed, Glamis Castle is a very terrifying place to be at any time of day. This castle is the oldest inhabited castle in the north of Scotland and is known for being the setting to the tragedy of Macbeth and has the inevitable reputation of being the most haunted castle in the world. There are many ghost stories involved with this castle, but because a lot of information was lost throughout history so it’s very hard to tell if all of the stories and legends are exactly true. One of the most heard of is the Monster of Glamis, who was an heir born to the Bowes-Lyon family on October 21st, 1821. The midwife felt bad for the child, being that his parents did not want such a hideous child, so she hid him in seclusion in the attic of the castle. The child now roams around the castle and haunts those brave enough to enter the forbidding castle.
4) Winchester Mansion, San Jose, California
• This mansion is not the typical celebrity hotspot. It was a mansion built by ghosts, from top to bottom. But not physically; the ghosts somehow communicated with the owner on how to build it. Sometime in the 1990’s, a few psychic investigators stayed overnight in the house and were surprised to hear ghostly organ music, and from an efficient examination, proved to be unplugged. Minutes later, they were shocked by a violent disturbance as the house shook to the very foundation. The investigators asked one of the tour guides, and were dumbfounded to hear that no tremors were reported in the area. The mansion is now open to the public and for anyone who sneers at the fact that ghosts built the house leave the tour seeming awe struck by the spirit of a young female servant, a carpenter who had died at site, and the indomitable Mrs. Winchester, who owned the house from 1884 to 1922.
3) Alcatraz, San Francisco Bay, California
• Alcatraz was constructed in 1912 as a prison to house America’s most notorious criminals. Several soldiers have been said to been driven crazy by very mysterious noises in the night, cold spots which turned their breath to mist even on warm summer evenings and by the sight of two burning red eyes which appear in the jail cells on the lower level. Twenty-two years later, the spirits had company when the prison expanded to also house the most notorious gang members of the prohibition era. But even the toughest inmates feared being thrown into “the hole” where the red-eyed demon was waiting to consume their souls. One night in the 1940’s, a prisoner heard screaming from another inmate until the next morning. When the guards finally opened the screamer’s cell, they found him dead with suspicious marks on his throat. An autopsy confirmed that he had been ‘non self-inflicted strangulation’. A month later, the guard yelled for roll call, and the numbers didn’t add up; there was one more. So, the guard walked along the line checking all the faces in the row to make sure they weren’t playing games with him. He finally found that the man that died of strangulation was standing right in front of him, and the then disappeared into thin air. The guard swore on the life of his children that he say the man who had been strangled in the night.
2) Borley Rectory
• Throughout the 30’s and the 40’s, Borley Rectory had acquired the sinister name of ‘the most haunted house in England.’ It was built on top of Benedictine monastery which had a not so holy history. Stories say that one of the Borley monks had seduced a local nun and they were planning to elope. They were then caught, the monk was executed, and the nun was walled up alive in the cellar. After that night, there have been sightings of a materializing woman, weeping, trying to find her murdered lover. There were many people who had been guests in the house, but when seeing the incredible amount of poltergeist activity, made quick excuses and left quickly.
1) Chillingham Castle, England
• Chillingham Castle is widely regarded as one of, if not, the most haunted places in the world. It is said that it is the one place on Earth where God chose to stay away from. Dating back over 800 years this castle was built for one purpose and one purpose alone, killing. In the heart of Northumberland the castle was the first line of defense, preventing the Scots getting over the border to invade England. The Dungeon is a very small room with markings scratched into the mortar where prisoners have kept count of how many days they have left to live. The prisoners could expect to have had their arms and legs broken before being thrown 20ft down a hole into the Oubliette and left there to die, either from starvation or their injuries. Sometimes prisoners would start to eat chunks of flesh from others and even their own bodies in a vain attempt to prolong their life. It has been reported that if you look down through the grate covering the Oubliette you can see the remains of a young girl looking back up at you. These are the remains of the last person to be killed here. Many people have experienced things here, orbs have been seen and photographed and some people have actually picked up emotions from the room. The room has a depressing feel to it. There are very few that go to Chillingham Castle, but those who are brave enough to survive the spine chilling spirits that try to warn you about what they think you are about to face.