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- Of all the places on this Earth,

humans are drawn to that which is different,

often the most beautiful or warmest climates.

But there are some places that were discovered

for reasons that are less than beautiful.

Some that are purely sinister.

The following locations I'm about to show you

are some of the scariest locations known to man,

that have been documented to revolve around

the paranormal, the occult and yes, death.

So prepare yourself to discover some of the scariest places

that humans have ever discovered.

Because here are the 10 creepiest places on Earth.

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Number one, are the Catacombs of Paris.

Paris, France is known for its rich culture

of food, fashion and beautiful architecture.

However, beneath it lies a dark underbelly

that reeks of death.

Beneath the same streets that over 32 million

unsuspecting tourists walk upon every year,

are a collection of horrifying ossuaries.

Over six million bones line the walls of these catacombs.

Stretching for over 322 kilometers,

in a series of eerie tunnels and caves,

that date back to the 18th century.

It was during that time that Paris

found its cemeteries overflowing with corpses.

So it decided to begin using the quarries and tunnels

beneath the city as a burial site.

The catacombs were blessed and consecrated in 1786,

and then again in 1867.

And after nearly 80 years of arranging the dead,

the catacombs opened to the public in the early 1900's.

This means that you can visit it anytime that you wish,

if you're brave enough.

Number two is Snake Island.

Located off the coast of Sao Paolo, Brazil.

The Ilha da Queimada Grande is a

430,000 square meter island

with a population of over 4,000.

But not 4,000 humans.

Known as the world's deadliest island,

it is home to over 4,000 Bothrops insularis,

also known as the Golden Lancehead pit viper.

These snakes are found only on this island,

and have a venom five times

more potent than any other viper,

which can actually melt human flesh.

With a bizarre mixture of everything,

from bare rock to rainforest,

this island is uninhabitable by humans,

and is banned from human visitation

by the Brazilian government,

as anyone who steps foot there is almost certain to die.

Number three is the Maunsell Sea Forts.

Built in 1942, the Maunsell Sea Forts are located

in the North Sea, off the coast of England.

And stand as an eerie reminder

of the horrors of World War II.

These rusted forts were decommissioned in the late 1950's,

after which they quickly fell into disrepair.

These hollow and abandoned forts have been

the site of countless war deaths,

and even some accidental civilian deaths for those who

have been unfortunate enough to visit the site.

Although now, technically open to the public,

it is not recommended to visit these isolated structures,

due to their poor structural state,

as well as the voices of the dead,

that echo in the silence within them.

Number four is the City of the Dead.

Hidden within the mountainous region

of North Ossetia, Russia, is the village of Dargovs,

which many know as the City of the Dead.

This foggy mountain contains a countless number

of small buildings that were never built for the living.

The city is actually a cemetery,

and the buildings are stone crypts,

that date all the way back to the 16th century.

In a bizarre twist that has never been explained,

each body kept within each crypt is encased

in a wooden structure with a well,

in front of each and every crypt.

And although most of these tombs are off-limits,

they are still accessible today by the public.

But watch your step, as the ground is littered

with mummified and skeletal remains of thousands of corpses.

Number five is the Sanctuary of Tophet.

Discovered in 1921 by archaeologists in Carthrage, Tunisia,

the Sanctuary of Tophet is believed to have been a place

where an ancient civilization conducted human sacrifices.

Or, more specifically, child sacrifices.

Over 20,000 urns were discovered here,

containing the cremated remains of children,

who's short lives were lived between 400 and 200 B.C.

Most disturbingly is that the majority of the remains,

were of newborns or kids under the age of four.

Unbelievably this terrifying resting place

of tens of thousands of children who have had

their lives taken from them, is in fact open to the public.

So, if you feel like walking around an unsettling graveyard

of children's bodies, you're free to do so.

Number six is the Hoia Baciu Forest.

Considered to be the Bermuda Triangle of Romania.

The Hoia Baciu Forest is located in Transylvania.

And it's famous worldwide for its frequent

and very paranormal phenomena.

It's been reported that people who enter this area,

often feel nauseous, anxious or get migraines

for no discernible reason.

And in fact many leave the woods with strange

and unexplainable burns on their bodies.

Multiple UFO and ghost sightings have occurred there,

as well as screams that ring out in the night,

with no apparent source.

Even the trees in the forest themselves are affected.

Growing in warped ways,

with some of their trunks showing charred markings.

All of this has led to local lore that claims

that the Devil himself lives in this terrifying forest.

Number seven is the Overtoun Bridge.

Overtoun Bridge is located in Westdunbartonshire, Scotland.

And is seemingly a normal bridge,

except for the peculiar number of human and animal deaths

that have occurred there.

Since the 1960's over 600 dogs have reportedly leapt

to their deaths from that bridge for no apparent reason.

The bridge has also been the site of human tragedy.

In 1994, Kevin Moy threw his two week old son

from the bridge to his death,

because he believed that the son

was an incarnation of the Devil.

He himself then attempted to commit suicide several times.

First, by attempting to jump off the bridge,

and then later by slashing his own wrists.

To this day, there is still no explanation

as to why this particular spot is wrought with such death.

But, it has morbidly made it a popular destination

for those who are fascinated

with the occult and the paranormal.

Number eight is St. George's Church.

Built in 1352, and located in Lukova, in the Czech Republic.

St. George's Church was abandoned many years ago,

due to many believing that the building was cursed,

as well as structural problems with the roof,

that caved in on a funeral service in 1968.

However, in 2014, artist Jakub Hadrava,

created several human-sized ghostly characters in the pews,

and around the outside of the building,

using plaster and various white sheets.

Unbelievably this once boarded up place of misfortune

is now a site where tourists flock

to experience the paranormal brought to life.

And yes, you yourself can experience a service at any point,

if you're willing to sit beside a real-life ghost.

Number nine is Leap Castle.

Located in Coolderry, Ireland.

Leap Castle currently holds the title

as the most haunted castle in Ireland.

It's unknown exactly when the castle was constructed,

although it's believed to have been created

around the year 1250.

Although it's being slowly restored,

much of the castle still sits in ruin.

Countless ghost sightings have occurred

within Leap Castle's stone walls.

Including encounters with a priest

who was stabbed to death in the building's chapel,

by his own brother in the 1530's.

This incident led to that particular room

to be called the Bloody Chapel.

Additionally, the castle is said to be haunted

by a supernatural entity known as The Elemental.

An ancient and terrifying creature,

with a human-like face and black pools for eyes.

And number 10 is the Bermuda Triangle.

Also known as the Devil's Triangle,

the Bermuda Triangle may seem like an ordinary

area of water in the Atlantic Ocean.

But what has occurred there is far from ordinary.

This mysterious triangle,

which has corners touching Florida,

Puerto Rico, and of course, Bermuda,

is where multiple ships and planes

have vanished through the years,

without a trace and under mysterious circumstances.

Several explanations have been put forward

throughout the years as to why this phenomenon occurs,

all based on the paranormal, from UFO's to ghosts,

even to sea monsters.

And some even believe it to be something more unexplainable.

Even scientists have come forward to try to offer

an explanation for these disappearances,

that they believe may be due to compass failure,

human error, and of course, violent weather.

But, whatever the reason this tragic region

has been responsible for an eerie amount of deaths.

Good luck on your next cruise vacation out of Florida.

So, those are the 10 creepiest places on Earth, part two.

But, I want to know from you in the comments,

which location on this list was the scariest to you.

Or, is there another location out there,

that I was not aware of that should've been on this list?

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