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.
Number 10 - The Rolling Hills Asylem, New York, USA
Rolling Hills Asylum has served as a research center into the paranormal, and hosted numerous Ghost Hunts. It was also home to the Rolling Hills Paranormal Research Society and has been featured in an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters.
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Number 9 - The RMS Queen Mary, California, USA
The RMS Queen Mary is one of the most famous cruise ships of all time. Paranormal activity that has been reported throughout the ship include the sounds of knocking, doors slamming and high pitched squeals and drastic temperature changes.
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Number 8 - The Tower of London, London, England
The Tower of London is the oldest fortress, palace and prison of its type anywhere in Europe. It is no surprise that it is one of the most haunted Castles in Britain. Hundreds of ghost sightings have been reported over the years.
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Number 7 - Waverley Hills Sanatorium, Louisville, USA
With an atmosphere darkened by a chilling history of death and patient abuse during its latter year's as a geriatric hospital, it is no wonder that Waverly Hills Sanatorium is considered to be one of the most haunted buildings in America.
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Number 6 - Glamis Castle, Strathmore, Scotland
Glamis Castle is regarded as one of the most haunted castles in Britain. It certainly has more ghost stories and legends attached to it than any other castle within the British Isles, with up to twenty different spirits residing in the castle and it grounds.
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Number 5 - The White House, Washington DC, USA
The White House has long had a reputation for being haunted, and according to legend, by the ghosts of dead former Presidents and First Ladies. The ghosts have been seen and heard on numerous occassions over the years by high profile people.
Number 4 - The Site of The Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsyvlania, USA
On July 1, 1863, what began as a skirmish soon escalated into the pivotal battle which would ultimately decide the American Civil war. Over the years extremely high levels of paranormal activity have been recorded at the site and surrounding area.
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Number 3 - Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, USA
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.
Number 2 - The Whaley House, California, USA
Whaley House has been long known to be haunted. In fact, it is commonly referred to as the most haunted house in California, and is only one of two properties recognised by the United States government as being officially haunted.
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Number 1 - Houska Castle, Blatce, Czech Republic
Houska Castle, known locally as the Gates to Hell in the Czech Republic it is thought to be one of the most haunted locations in the world. Demonic entities are said to be seen in the chapel, along with strange moaning, screams and voices.
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