Everyone has heard tales of haunted houses, but how many really live up to their reputation? From war-torn battlefields to abandoned asylums and ancient castles, here is our list of the top 10 most terrifying, haunted locations in the world.
A series of unexplained incidents took place in the early 19th century at the Chase Vault, in the cemetery of the Christ Church in Oistins, Barbados. Each time the vault was opened to bury a family member, all coffins but one had changed position.
In 1998, the Guinness Book of Records officially recognised Pluckley in Kent as the "most haunted village in England". Locals say the village and surrounding area has between 12 and 16 ghosts, the Guinness World Records, puts the number at 12.
Eastern State Penitentiary is regarded as one of the most haunted buildings in the world. During the 1940’s officers and inmates started to report paranormal activity, which has increased significantly since the prison was abandoned in 1971.
South Pittsburg Municipal Hospital opened in 1959 in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. On the deserted first floor a tricycle is said to move up and down the corridors ridden by an unseen child, and has also been known to vanish and appear on different floors of the hospital.
Nunnington Hall is a country house in North Yorkshire. Children's voices have been heard and books have been thrown across the room by unseen entities. TV's Most Haunted visited Nunnington Hall and also witnessed the paranormal activity.
The Ostrich Inn has seen it's fair share of murders over the years, with over 60 committed here. Most famous of all were those committed in the 13th century by the landlord, Mr Jarman, who made a very profitable sideline by murdering his guests.
A decade before the world famous Amityville and Enfield poltergeist cases came to public attention, a little heard of, but acknowledged as Europe's most violent haunting, took place in the town of Pontefract.