8 Scariest Places on Earth - Slideshow

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8 Scariest Places on Earth - Slideshow

The Paris Catacombs

The Paris Catacombs

The Parisians had a putrefaction problem in the 1800s. People kept dying, and the cemeteries were overstocked with decomposing bodies, so the French government moved them to an abandoned quarry, now the Paris Catacombs. Those who tour the Paris Catacombs had best be prepared to look death in the face. Literally.
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The Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel

If you want a haunted, ahem luxurious, place to stay while visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, you should check out the nearby Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Co. When Stephen King stayed, he was inspired to write The Shining.
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The Paris Catacombs

The Parisians had a putrefaction problem in the 1800s. People kept dying, and the cemeteries were overstocked with decomposing bodies, so the French government moved them to an abandoned quarry, now the Paris Catacombs. Those who tour the Paris Catacombs had best be prepared to look death in the face. Literally.
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The Stanley Hotel

If you want a haunted, ahem luxurious, place to stay while visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, you should check out the nearby Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Co. When Stephen King stayed, he was inspired to write The Shining.
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Edinburgh Underground

Just south of the Royal Mile and underneath the arches of the South Bridge is a series of vaults, which witnessed murder, mayhem and more in the 1800s. Today, visitors can tour the vaults but are told to beware the active poltergeists.
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St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans

The St. Louis Cathedral is just south of the St. Louis Cemetery # 1, where Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau is buried … and allegedly stalks. The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum offers ghost tours for those interested in meeting Mme. Laveau.
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Tower of London

Take a twilight tour of the Tower of London, and you might just find yourself face to face with a long-dead tortured soul -- that is if the face is still intact. Many prisoners of the Crown were decapitated here, including Henry VIII's second wife, the notorious Anne Boleyn.
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The Lizzie Borden B&B

You don't want to sing this rhyme to the kids in the nursery: "Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her mother 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41." Although she was acquitted of all charges, fingers still point to Miss Lizzie after the murder of her parents, which allegedly occurred in this very room.
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Beechworth Lunatic Asylum

At the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum, it was much easier to get in than it was to get out. Likewise, several thousand patients -- some of whom didn't even need mental help -- died within its walls.
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Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania is one creepy place. You can almost imagine the fictional Jonathan Harker coming up the road to meet his fate in Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel. But real -life sadist, Vlad the Impaler, also hiked these mountains.
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