Top 10 Most Famous Haunted Places
The Joelma Building is a 25-story building in Sao Paulo, Brazil, located at 225 Avenida 9 de Julho. At 8:50am on 1 February 1974, an air conditioning unit on the twelfth floor overheated, starting a fire. There were 756 people in the building at the time. Because flammable materials had been used to furnish the interior, the entire building was engulfed in flames within 20 minutes. The fire was extinguished at 1:30pm, with 179 deaths and 300 people injured. After its reconstruction, the building was occupied again as an office center, but the number of renters began to rapidly decrease. According to office workers at the Joelma building, sometimes various noises and groans could be clearly heard coming from the building. Also, some sense something burning as well.
#9 Diplomat Hotel
Diplomat Hotel is an old abandoned former hotel located at Dominican Road, Baguio City, Philippines. It is famous for being a haunted place. The Philippines is like a paradise on earth, but even in there exists a building with a dark history. People who live near the Dominican hill in the town of Baguio hear at night hear chilling screams, groans and tramping of many feet. These sounds, in their words, are heard from the abandoned Diplomat Hotel. This building has a terrible history. During the Second World War, this hotel was a refugee camp which got bombed, and a lot of nurses who worked there to assist refugees were killed by the Japanese.
#8 Brissac Castle
Brissac Castle is a mysterious place in the Loire Valley in France. It was originally built as a castle by the Counts of Anjou in the 11th century. Many tourists who have visited the castle talk about two ghosts that they saw in the walls of the building. One ghost appeared as a woman dressed in green. The other ghost, in the form of a man, can be seen only by female tourists. According to the legend, they are the ghosts of Charlotte de Valois and her lover, who were murdered by Charlotte's husband for betraying him. Fans of extreme feelings could spend the night in one of the bedrooms of the castle to try to explore ghosts.
#7 The Salesian School
Salesian High School, located in New Rochelle, New York, United States, was founded in 1920 as a private Roman Catholic secondary school for young men in grades 9 through 12. In the middle of the twentieth century, this was well-reputed Catholic school for boys. But in 1964, a tragedy happened. Paul Ramos, a student, fell from the roof of the educational building and died. Until 2000, everyone thought that it was a tragic accident, and only after the turn of the millennium people noticed that the body was too far away from the walls of the building to be an accident. Now dilapidated building is closed for visits, but passers-by often see in the window of the second floor a blurred silhouette of a boy.
#6 The Stanley Hotel
The Stanley Hotel is a 140-room neo-Georgian hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Located within sight of the Rocky Mountain National Park, the Stanley offers panoramic views of the Rockies. The Stanley Hotel in Colorado has inspired the writer Stephen King to write his bestseller "The Shining." At this hotel people often observe the ghosts of the first owners of the hotel, and on the 4th floor screams of children are often heard when children should not be there. Also on the ground floor, there is a piano that plays by itself from time to time, frightening the hotel guests. But the current owners have cleverly used the existing situation by constantly playing the Stanley Kubrick film "The Shining," in the televisions and offering a special overvalued rate for rooms where paranormal activity is highest.
#5 The Waverly Hills Sanatorium
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is a closed sanatorium located in southwestern Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky. It opened in 1910 as a two-story hospital to accommodate 40 to 50 tuberculosis patients. Since the death rate was quite high, people had decided to build the tunnel, through which dead bodies could be taken away from the walls of the sanatorium. Now, this narrow tunnel has the highest paranormal activity. Here you can see the silhouettes of people that dissolve in the air when you get closer to them. Also, in Room 502, you can sometimes see the silhouette of a hanged nurse who killed herself when she was pregnant and realized that she contracted tuberculosis. Access to this room is allowed only for tour groups.
#4 Berengaria Hotel
Berengaria Hotel in Cyprus suffered a sad fate. In the beginning, it was a popular hotel and brought in huge profits to its owner. Opened in 1930 for wealthy visitors, it was famous throughout the world. After the death of the owner, the hotel was inherited by his three sons, who were unable to work together. The hotel gradually fell into decay, and then all three brothers died one by one under circumstances unknown. Later, all the property of the hotel has been stretched by inhabitants of nearby villages, who talked about three ghosts settled in the walls of the building. It seems that the three brothers have finally agreed on one thing.
#3 Fort Bhangarh
Bhangarh is a town in India that is famous for its historical ruins within the Bhanghar Fort which was built in 1613. Fort Bhangarh in India is a dark place. Bhangarh is at the edge of the Sariska Tiger Reserve. The modern village has a population of 1,306 in 200 households. Bhangarh is also a popular tourist attraction. It is situated in such a place, that its shadow covers the Hindu sacred place for meditation. Because of this, according to the legend, the magician has cursed all the people who lived in the fort, so after death they all remained in Bhangarh as disembodied inhabitants.
#2 Bannack, Montana
Bannack is a ghost town in Beaverhead County, Montana, United States, located on Grasshopper Creek, approximately 11 miles (18 km) upstream from where Grasshopper Creek joins with the Beaverhead River south of Dillon. With decreasing of gold reserves, people started to leave the village, and at that time paranormal activity started to manifest. First, the ghost of a girl who drowned in a creek in 1916 started appearing. This ghost is mostly seen by children. A little later, another ghost appeared in the village, a ghost of an old woman, which appears in the window on the second floor of a local hotel. No one still knows who this woman is or what her story is.
#1 The Borley Rectory
A house that keeps a terrible secret is located in the English town of Borley. Borley Rectory was a Victorian mansion that gained fame as "the most haunted house in England". Built in 1862 to house the rector of Borley Church and his family, it was badly damaged by fire in 1939 and demolished in 1944. But they were caught while escaping. The nun was hung, and she was bricked up alive in a wall of the monastery. The family of the priest started to live in a house, built on the place of that old monastery.
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