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8 Scary Travel Destinations

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8 Scary Travel Destinations

By Julia Austin, Planet Green

If you watch shows like “Medium” and “Ghost Hunters” itching for a chance to experience paranormal activity, these destinations are your ticket to terror. If you’re someone who firmly says you don’t believe in ghosts, then you should have no problem visiting these either, right?

The Paris Catacombs
Paris, France

Sure, it’s all croissants, fake Louis Vuitton Vendors and Moulin Rouge above ground, but just 60 feet beneath this city of love is the stuff that nightmares are made of. The Paris Catacombs is an underground crypt of epic proportions, housing approximately 6 million pulse-less Parisians.

Due to over-population in graveyards, the Parisians began digging up bodies and moving them to what is now a popular tourist destination, but was then just the useless outskirts of the town.

Artistry runs in the Parisian’s blood, so logically the walls of the crypt had to be “ornamented” in bones and skulls. Breathtaking. Literally.

Tours are not recommended for the faint of heart or claustrophobic. For all others, look into tours and other experiences in Paris at My Parisian Tour.

The Stanley Hotel
Estes Park, Colorado, USA

Any place that gets the creative wheels pinning of Stephen King is naturally ranked high for its freaky factors. Room 217 at The Stanley inspired the cult classic “The Shining.”

You can’t help but feel bad for this hotel, which probably had no intention of being a destination for ghost-hunters. But it is now. Guests have claimed to see apparitions all over the property.

See them for yourself by booking a room at The Stanley’s official website.

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8:22AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Some fascinating places to see while others are somewhat chilling given the histories and some were very abusive to people unlucky enough to dwell within their walls.

8:03PM PDT on Sep 27, 2011

Interesting. Some do look like a fun place to visit.

9:52AM PDT on Sep 20, 2011

I'd love to visit these places.

6:59AM PDT on Aug 24, 2011

WIERD BUT WONDERFUL.

3:51PM PDT on Aug 23, 2011

Thanks for the warning. I would like to avoid them. Those who are interested are wVelcome to go -- not on me, and you may write and tell others about them.

8:05AM PDT on Aug 23, 2011

I must visit at least the Bran Castle!!!

9:59AM PDT on Aug 21, 2011

LOL, cool. ;)

4:52AM PDT on Aug 21, 2011

creepy....cool article though :)

12:16PM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

"Do something that scares you everyday." great travel suggestions! thanks!

8:01AM PDT on Aug 15, 2011

It'd be interesting to go to the underground system in Paris.

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