If you enjoyed reading our recent article, which included a guide to the strangest places on Earth, you will certainly want to check out this guide as well. Here you will find information on the “scariest” places on the planet. While one can visit some of the following locations we are about to share, there are other areas on this list where humans are not allowed. That is simply because if you do enter, you may get seriously injured, die or get attacked by a ghost.
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The following locations may cause extreme fear, injuries and even death. Therefore, it is crucial that you read up on the details before you make any plans. Make sure you don’t enter any sites where humans are not allowed. If you dare to visit any of them, enter at your own risk.
The scariest and most dangerous haunted house in the world by far is Mckamey Manor in San Diego, California. This is no ordinary haunted house. Owner Russ McKamey describes it as a “survival horror boot camp” experience, which takes place in his own backyard. In order to get in, guests must sign a liability waiver. Guests are warned that if they dare to enter this terrifying place, they may go home with unwanted haircuts, cuts, bruises and even broken bones.
Below are just some of the horrible things you may experience at Mckamey Manor:
- Your nail forcefully taken off
- Forced to eat and drink unknown substances.
- Drugged and experience hallucinations
- Bound and gagged
- Unwanted haircuts
The tour lasts between 4 to 8 hours and have made even the toughest people actually beg staff to let them go. One example includes two men who McKamey described as “tough dudes.” After just 20 minutes, they said they were sick to their stomachs. One man said he would not recommend it to anyone besides “terrorists.” According to McKamey, there has been one guest who had a heart attack while taking the tour.
Daredevils from around the world come to Mckamey Manor in hopes of completing the entire tour. It is open year round, but there is a long waiting list of over 24,000. Interestingly, not a single person has yet to complete this brutal haunted house in its entirety.
Country: United States
Price: Either one bag of dog food, or four cans of dog food is required to enter McKamey Manor. The food is donated to Operation Greyhound.
The Riddle House
The Riddle House is an old Edwardian house that was built in 1905. It is located in Palm Beach County, Florida. Originally a funeral parlor, which was known as “Gatekeeper’s Cottage,” The Riddle House was dismantled and later moved to Yesteryear Village in 1995. In 2008, the building was featured in an episode of the paranormal television series Ghost Adventures.
There are many reports of hauntings by the spirit of a past employee named Joseph. The man committed suicide by hanging himself in the attic. The ex-employee killed himself in order to escape his unwanted financial difficulties. Below are some examples of reported hauntings.
- While on a private tour of the Riddle House, a visitor claimed to have been struck in the head by a piece of wood in the staircase.
- While cleaning the building, a maintenance worker reported being attacked. The worker refuses to enter the haunted house ever again.
- There have also been reports of a hanging torso in the attic window.
- Security guards claim to have seen lights going on and off throughout the building.
Country: United States
Price: If you are brave enough to take a tour through the Riddle House property, your tour guides are said to be dressed in period costumes. In addition to the tour, you will also hear about their own paranormal experiences that occurred in the building. Although ghost tours do exist, unfortunately, we were unable to find any information on the cost to enter.
Website: No official website found.
The Stanley Hotel
The Stanley Hotel is a 420-room hotel located in Estes Park, Colorado. It opened on July 4, 1909. The hotel is most famous for inspiring Stephen King to write his 1977 bestseller called The Shining, which lead to the creation of Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film also called The Shining. In addition to a horror novel and horror film, the Stanley also has a well-known reputation for reported paranormal activity that is said to take place in many parts of the hotel.
Guests have reported experiencing eerie ghost activity such as orbs roaming around the hotel, spirits passing through walls, kids playing and laughing, doors slamming and toilets flushing. Some claim to have had their luggage unpacked. There have been many other unexplained events that have puzzled even the most experienced paranormal investigators.
According to USA Today, the Stanley is one of the most haunted hotels in the world.
Country: United States
Price: Prices range from $242 – $439 (which are based on average rates for a standard room).
Tour prices range from $17 – $23 per person.
Death Valley: The Hottest Place In The World
Death Valley is a desert valley found in Eastern California. This place is so darn hot, it is recommended that even if you have plenty of water available, you should avoid going hiking in the low elevations unless it is in the early morning hours.
Death Valley’s most dangerous temperatures occur in the summertime, with average highs in July reaching 115 °F. It is common to see daily temperatures in the summer reach 120 °F or greater. The desert holds the current world record for the hottest recorded air temperature at 134°F (measured on July 10, 1913). Death Valley also holds the world record for the hottest surface temperature at 201.0 °F (recorded in July 15, 1972). Interestingly, in the summer of 2001, the desert had 154 consecutive days with a temperature of 100 °F or higher.
The Extreme Temperatures That Caused The Death Of A Harry Potter Actor
Dave Legeno was an English actor and mixed martial artist who played one of the villains in three Harry Potter movies (including other films such as Batman Begins). On July 6, 2014, Legeno’s body was found by hikers in Death Valley. His death was caused by heat-related issues.
Despite its extreme and rather dangerous temperatures, Death Valley attracts millions of tourists every year. It was also a location where several Star Wars scenes were filmed.
Country: United States
Price: Entrance fees vary and range from $12 to $25 (for a 7-day period). Find more information on fees at this link: https://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/fees-2016.htm
More information: https://www.nps.gov/deva/index.htm
Greyfriars Kirkyard Graveyard — Edinburgh, Scotland
Greyfriars Kirkyard is a very old graveyard (established in 1561) surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland. With estimates of over 100,000 dead bodies buried here, it is no surprise that this cemetery is haunted. In recent times, there have been reports from visitors and tour guides of hauntings which involve various sensations such as cold/hot spots, scratches, bruises, bites and cuts.
George Mackenzie: The “Mackenzie Poltergeist”
The violent hauntings are believed to be caused by those who come in contact with George Mackenzie, or the “Mackenzie Poltergeist.” Sir George Mackenzie (1636/1638–1691) was a lawyer, writer, a member of the Scottish Parliament and the Privy Council of Scotland. He was also the Lord Advocate during the rule of Charles II. Mackenzie was a torturer and a murderer of the covenanters who were imprisoned in a section of Greyfriars Kirkyard. He died in 1691 and his body was placed in a mausoleum located within the Greyfriars Kirkyard graveyard.
The series of reported hauntings did not occur until 1999 when a homeless man was seeking shelter in Mackenzie’s mausoleum. The man fell through the floor and ever since, there have been claims of ghost activity adjacent to the tomb.
Although tourists are allowed to tour the Greyfriars Kirkyard graveyard, the doors to Mackenzie’s mausoleum are locked. However, you are allowed to catch a glimpse of the mausoleum.
Price: Tours cost $13.10 per person (USD).
Website: No official website (regarding the graveyard), but for information on tours, visit GetYourGuide.com.
Isla de las Munecas—The Island of the Dolls
It’s been over a half-century since Don Julian Santana was believed to have left his family and moved to an island on Teshuilo Lake in the Xochimilco canals of Mexico. Today, the small island has earned the name Isla de las Munecas (Island of the Dolls).
According to the legend, a little girl drowned in the lake. With intentions of showing respect for her spirit, Santana collected hundreds of dolls found in the canals as well as in the trash near the island. Despite them being dirty and in terrible condition (which included missing parts), it didn’t stop Santana from putting the beat-up dolls in the trees. While one would find the doll collection to be quite creepy, Santana saw them as “beautiful protectors.”
In 2001, Santana’s body was discovered drowned in the same area in which he claimed the little girl lost her life.
Santana spent years collecting dolls and decorating the island all to honor a girl he claimed drowned in the lake. However, most others, including his own relatives say the girl was nothing more than his imagination. But if the little girl really existed and had actually died the same way Santana did, it would make for an even more bizarre and extremely creepy story.
Scary Claims Regarding The Dolls At The Island
Today, Island of the Dolls brings in many visitors who come to see the hundreds of hanging dolls. Over the years, there have been claims that the dolls are possessed and will move their heads and arms. Some claim that they will open their eyes and even whisper to each other.
Price: While prices vary, the usual price for a boat trip is $15.50 an hour (USD). The amount of hours needed depends on the distance required to reach the island.
The Kamchatka Peninsula: The “Valley of Death”
The Kamchatka Peninsula is a 1,250-kilometre-long peninsula located in the Russian Far East. In the eastern part of the peninsula is the Kihpinych volcano, which is where you will find the “Valley of Death” at its foot. Due to high concentrations of toxic volcanic gases (such as hydrogen sulphide and carbon sulphur), mammals, birds and plants that enter the valley, die quickly.
Humans who visit the valley will experience a sudden deterioration of their health. Reported symptoms include dizziness, weakness, nausea and fever.
The Valley of Death is mainly accessible to scientists. However, despite it being extremely dangerous and deadly, around 3,000 tourist per year travel to the Kronotsky Nature Reserve (a nature area reserved for the study of natural sciences in the remote Russian Far East), with many of them coming just to see the Valley of Death.
So You Don’t Mind Risking Your Health Just To Visit This Toxic Place?
As you would expect, if you want to get a chance to see the Valley of Death and don’t care about putting your health at risk, you are first required to go through a long process. To find information on how you can visit the Kronotsky Nature Reserve, visit this link: http://kronoki.org/eco_excursions/permission
Price: According to Wikipedia, it costs around $700 (USD )for a single day visit to the Kronotsky Nature Reserve by helicopter.
Website: There is no official website for the Valley of Death. However, this is the official website for the Kronotsky Nature Reserve: http://kronoki.org
Snake Island — The Most Dangerous Place On Earth
When you think of an island, you probably think of a beautiful piece of land that is surrounded by water. However, if you took a trip to Ilha da Queimada Grande, located off the coast of Brazil in the Atlantic Ocean, you would probably die not long after you take you first step. You would quickly understand why this 110 acres of land is called “Snake Island.”
According to researchers, there are between one and five snakes per square meter, and up to 4,000 total. And these snakes are far from harmless. The island is infested with Bothrops insularis (also known as the golden lancehead), which is a venomous pit viper species.
In addition to thousands of deadly snakes, there are also a population of 41 recorded bird species that live on Snake Island. Luckily, they can avoid the threat of the golden lanceheads. For a darn good reason, it is currently illegal for humans to pay a visit to Snake Island.
Country: (Off the coast of Brazil in the Atlantic Ocean)
Website: No official website found.
For a list on the scariest places on the Internet, visit our post titled “Scary Shit On The Web”.
We hope you enjoyed reading our comprehensive guide to the most terrifying places our planet has to offer. Please remember that if you dare to make plans to visit these locations (especially sites where humans can get sick or even killed), take caution and enter at your own risk.