If you are brave enough to explore the world’s scariest and spookiest places, then this article is just for you! I’ve researched and shortlisted five places from around the world that have a scary past and a haunting history that is sure to send chills down your spine. From Australia to Mexico to Japan, all these countries around the world have towns that are ghostly and haunted.

Here is the list of 5 such places which are not just hard to reach but also scary as anything.

#1. Hashima Island, Japan



Hashima Island, Japan

This island looks like a huge ship hence, it’s popularly known as the Battleship Island. The island is an abandoned coal mining facility where you would find crumbling concrete buildings and the dust-covered remnants of its former inhabitants. Since 1974, no one has lived there.

#2. Pripyat, Ukraine

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This is a ghost town in Ukraine which no one has lived after the Chernobyl disaster of 1986.

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#3. Oradour-sur-Glane, France

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The 1944 Nazi massacre wiped out the population of this town. Since then, the place remains abandoned and untouched. Despite it being a tourist destination site, during the night, locals claim there have been sightings of strange figures roaming the empty streets.

#4. Humberstone, Chile

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This town was the world’s largest ‘saltpeter’ (potassium nitrate) deposit where thousands of people lived and worked.

#5. Port Arthur, Tasmania

Port Arthur, Tasmania
This small town is one of the most haunted places in Australia. It used to be a home for many criminals and it is the site of Port Arthur massacre that took place 1996.


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