Friday, October 31, 2014

World’s Creepiest Attractions

Happy Halloween! I hope you all have something fun planned for the evening. We'll be passing out candy to all the little goblins on our street. In honor of the holiday I am sharing this list from T&L on the World's Creepiest Attractions. There are 26 total on the list so I have only highlighted a few, click here to see the full list.

Capelados Ossos, Evora, Portugal - Creepy Factor: Two rotted corpses, of an unknown man and a young child, dangle precariously from nooses

Torture Museum, Amsterdam - Creepy Factor: The disturbing illustrations include one of a naked man hung from his ankles like a wishbone and being sawed in half lengthwise

Port Arthur Historic Sites, Tasmania - Creepy Factor: The most-often reported ghost sightings are not of convicts but of a crying woman and young child

The Museum of Death, Hollywood - Creepy Factor: The self-guided tour takes only an hour, but the truly gore-obsessed can linger over videos of autopsies and actual death footage

Museo delas Momias, Mexico - Creepy Factor: The tiny baby mummies, dressed in local tradition as “Little Angels.”

Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, CA - It took 32 years for Sarah Winchester, reclusive heir to the eponymous rifle empire, to build this labyrinthine 160-room Victorian mansion. She was inspired by séances to quell the spirits of those felled by Winchester bullets. It has 2,000 doors, 10,000 windows, 47 fireplaces, 47 stairways—and at least three ghosts. The quagmire of twisting hallways and dead-end stairways were designed to confuse unfriendly apparitions. I have been here and it is a very strange house!

Capuchin Catacombs, Sicily - Creepy Factor: “Sleeping Beauty,” the miraculously intact body of two-year-old Rosalia Lombardo, who died in 1920.

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, Belize - Creepy Factor: If the bats and spiders don't put you over the edge, the ancient ceramic bowls have “kill holes,” indicating they were used for bloodletting rituals.

Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic - Creepy Factor: A garland of gap-eyed skulls hangs from the vaulted ceilings, and the massive bone pyramids put “40,000 skeletons” into perspective

Mütter Museum, Philadelphia - Creepy Factor: The Soap Lady's 19th-century remains that turned into a soap-like substance called adipocere, also known as “grave wax.”

Manchac Swamp, Louisiana - Manchac is said to be inhabited by all sorts of things that go bump in the night, including the ghost of voodoo princess Julie White and the Rougarou werewolf of Cajun mythology. Also keep an eye out for the eerie landmarks Frenier Cemetery and the Hanging Tree

Underground Paris - Creepy Factor: Skeleton-filled catacombs contain the remains of more than 6 million Frenchmen,

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