10 scary tourist attractions + photos
These churches, crypts, crypts, museums and scary crime scenes will frighten even the most daring visitors.
Stepping into Portugal’s Bones Church, the first thing you notice is that you are surrounded by the remains of about 5,000 people who have perished throughout history. There is no escaping these bones – they are scattered all over this church and everywhere you look you see one.
This church that has been turned into a cemetery is not unique. Admitting the mortality of humans, these terrible places attract countless tourists from all over the world every year and prove that there is no escape from death.
Why is it so exciting for humans to watch scary places and exhume the dead? Maybe because going to these places is like watching a scary and exciting movie. For example, going to the Church of the Dead in the Czech Republic, which is 90 minutes away from Prague, is very interesting and scary. Imagine entering a 15th century church and witnessing the bones of 40,000 people. Are you willing to spend the night there alone? Certainly not!
Join us to learn about the scariest attractions in the world.
1- Chapla do Osos – Evora, Portugal
The Royal Church of St. Francis is located in one of the most beautiful villages in Portugal called Evora, and from the outside it looks like an ordinary religious place of worship. But this is only the appearance of the matter. Inside this church is the chapel of Osos, which means the place of worship of bones. Due to the lack of space to bury the dead, the diligent monastics in the 16th century brought the bodies of about 5,000 dead to the holy shrine of the church and, like Martha Stewart, decorated the space there with the bones of these bodies.
The main horror: Two rotting corpses of an unidentified man and a small child hang precariously from a rope.
2- Torture Museum – Amsterdam
In this small museum, historical torture devices are on display and viewing is not recommended for the faint of heart. Only fans of animal cruelty and brutality of the Middle Ages can see torture devices for breaking skulls, tearing joints of hands and feet, and killing devices such as guillotines.
The main horror: The display of a man hanging naked from his ankles like butcher meat and cutting his body in half with a chainsaw is the most horrific work in this museum.
3- Arthur’s Gate historical place – Tasmania
This 19th century Australian place was once home to thousands of dangerous criminals who were exiled to “Hell on Earth". The autopsy of the rooms of this building is a proof of this. Scary situations, brutal beatings, loneliness and isolation in the dark and tiger cells have all been the reason for the death of about 2,000 people here. This tragic story goes back to April 1996, when a professional killer killed 35 people with a gun, and this is the biggest mass murder in this country so far.
The main horror: Sometimes it is reported that ghosts are seen in this place, which of course are not for criminals but for a woman and her child.
4- Museum of Death – Hollywood
This disturbing museum is a place to display murder and dissection of corpses, murder instruments, photos of gruesome accidents, famous crime scenes and the beheading of Bluebeard (the legendary character who married women one after another and killed them) with the guillotine. Is.
The main horror: Visiting this fascinating museum only takes an hour, but watching the images of autopsies and decomposing bodies adds to this time and creates a terrible horror in the viewer’s heart.
5- Museum of mummies – Mexico
In this Guanajuato museum, about 111 mummies exhumed from the Santa Paula temple between 1865 and 1989 are kept and protected. The faces of these mummies are very scary – many of them seem to be screaming and saying the word “no", their clenched fists sticking out from under their tattered clothes. This museum is like a preparation room for zombie movies.
The main horror: These small mummies wear local and traditional clothes.
6- Winchester House of Horrors – San Jose – California
It took Sarah Winchester 32 years to build this 160-room spiral royal mansion. The idea came to him at a meeting to commemorate those who had lost their lives due to Winchester rifle bullets. This mansion has 2 thousand doors, 10 thousand windows, 47 fireplaces, 47 staircases and at least three wandering spirits. The corridors and spiral staircases of this mansion are designed in such a way that it increases the illusion of seeing ghosts and spirits in people.
The main horror: Visitors who visit this mansion at night hear sounds and witness the movement of light and the turning of doorknobs and other ghostly activities.
7- Crypts of Capuchins – Sicily
The port of Palermo may be the birthplace of the mafia, but the people of this city are not the only strange and terrible things in this city. Beneath the streets of Palermo, a collection of 8,000 mummified bodies, buried in their best clothes, is kept. The unforgettable hellish sight of these skins and bones that were once monks, poets, virgins and ordinary people is not something that can be easily passed by.
The main horror: “Sleeping Beauty" is the most gruesome part of this museum: two-year-old Rosalina Lombard, who died in 1920, her body is correctly displayed in this museum.
8- Acton Tunichill McNall Cave – Belize
Brave people who want to visit this archaeological site should go there on foot with a guide. This route starts with swimming in knee-deep extremely cold and murky waters. We recommend people with high imagination not to go to this place. The Mayans used to sacrifice countless people in this cave for their religious ceremonies, and the remaining skeletons are proof of this claim. Among the skeletons, the bones of a teenage girl named Crystal Maiden should be mentioned.
The main horror: If the bats and spiders in this cave don’t scare you, the old ceramic bowls there have death holes and were used for religious ceremonies to sacrifice innocent people and spill their blood. throw
9- Sedlak Ossuary – Czech Republic
Stepping into this 15th-century Gothic cathedral in Kutna Hora, 90 minutes from Prague, the first thing that comes to mind is its creator: Frantisek Rint, who earned his design degree from the University of Hodes. Is. The basement of this church contains 40,000 skeletons, which are decorated with chandeliers and lanterns, giving it a scary look.
The main horror: A ring of skulls with hollow eyes hangs from the dome ceiling of this church, and a bone pyramid made of 40,000 skeletons is another sight of this terrible church.
10- Mather Museum – Philadelphia
In collaboration with the long-standing Philadelphia College of Physics, this museum is curated to be unique, shocking, and thought-provoking. The history of this museum is full of unusual events and diseases that have destroyed human flesh and skin.
The displays of this museum include gangrenous hands, syphilitic hole bones, diseased livers and colons weighing 18 kg. Colossal skeletons, conjoined twins, dwarfs, and severed human brains are all on display in this fascinating museum.
The main horror: The remaining soap from the 19th century, which has turned into a soap-like substance, is called “Lash Piye" – a greasy and wax-like substance that is created in corpses left in moisture.