Strange noises, clicking, white shadows… Sometimes the history of a place or the events taking place in that area can cause paranormal stories to be born. There is only one truth about these stories, which are true for some and rumors for others, and that each story is truly creepy! Let’s take a look at those mysterious destinations that are associated with paranormal events together…
Mary King’s Close, Edinburgh
Mary King’s Close was a place of death and pain after death during the plague epidemic. As a result, all roads and alleys leading to Mary King’s Close in Edinburgh city at that time were closed. Since then, many people have expressed that they have felt a paranormal presence in this mysterious town and mysterious events have taken place. In fact, the allegations were so intense that a team was sent in 2012 to investigate paranormal phenomena.
If you happen to be in Edinburgh, you can visit this town, which is about 45 minutes away from the city center, accompanied by authentically dressed tour guides. If you don’t have claustrophobia, you can also visit the underground labyrinth rooms, which have a very scary atmosphere.
Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia
The Eastern State Penitentiary, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, was built as the “House of Repentance” in the early 1800s. Because it was thought that the word prison would leave a bad image in people. The criminals were serving their sentences in the cell without speaking to anyone. So much so that it was forbidden to both talk to the guards and communicate with other criminals. Even the architecture of the prison was designed accordingly. Those who did not comply with the ban were given terrible punishments, which we can describe as torture. Cold water baths, confinement to small cells full of insects and more… These harsh conditions of the prison had caused many inmates to lose their sanity.
The prison, which closed in the 1970s, still exists today as a tourist attraction. However, there have been rumors for years that mysterious events took place in the prison. Many tourists who visit this place state that they hear scream-like painful sounds. The owners of these voices are believed to be prisoners who were tortured in prison years ago.
Sterling Opera House, Derby
The Sterling Opera House opened on April 2, 1889, to serve both political and entertainment purposes. Many famous names, including Harry Houdini, took the stage until 1965 in the building, which is located in the Derby region of England.
What makes the now abandoned Sterling Opera House interesting is that some people who visited the building claimed to see objects moving by themselves. Although there are no stories of tragic deaths that occurred there, locals believe the spirit of Charles Sterling, after whom the building is named, is there. A few visitors even claimed to have seen a small child playing with a soccer ball on the balcony seat.
Old Fort Niagara, New York
Fort Niagara was a fortification built by the French to protect their interests in North America and specifically to maintain control of the area between the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. It was claimed that many deaths occurred in this place, which was later transferred to the US army and used as a headquarters for a long time. Moreover, it is believed that the spirit of a French soldier who was beheaded during the duel is still there. This story was so widespread that it was the subject of paranormal events in Old Fort Niagara in the October 2010 episodes of the Discovery Channel program Ghost Lab.
West Mountain Sanatorium, Scranton
This creepy building in Scranton, originally built as a sanatorium but later turned into a tuberculosis hospital, is also known for its mysterious stories. People who are particularly interested in paranormal activities visit it frequently, as many people believe that the hospital campus is haunted. It is possible to see patient beds, various medical equipment and cabinets on the hospital campus, which is now in ruins.
Precious Blood Cemetery, Woonsocket
The Precious Blood Cemetery, located in Woonsocket, Rhole Island, USA, was the place most affected by the first degree hurricane in 1955. The hurricane was so violent that many corpses were exposed. When the dust settled, the inhabitants of the city first began to re-bury the bodies. However, the destruction was so great that some of the bodies did not match the tombstones. After that, the locals began to tell stories about the spirits belonging to the corpses haunting the city. According to the claims of many, frightening figures are seen in the cemetery and different voices are heard.
In the 19th century, the cemeteries in Paris were full to capacity. At the same time, the city’s drinking water was polluted by these cemeteries. That’s why it was decided to move all human bones above ground underground! This underground cemetery, also called the Paris Catacomb today, now houses the remains of more than 6 million people. Although there are no paranormal stories about the tunnel, which is 20 meters below the ground, the atmosphere inside is found to be chilling by many visitors.
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Weston
We have come to the end of our article about paranormal events! However, if we do not add the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum to this list, it would not be possible to add the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum to this list. This mysterious building, which was used as a psychiatric hospital from 1864 to 1994, and was named Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum after it was opened as a tourist attraction, has been keeping its mystery for years. There were many visitors who said that they heard strange noises in the building, where many deaths were claimed to have occurred during the times when it was used as a psychiatric hospital. People who are interested in paranormal events can visit the building during the day with a guide.
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