Since nobody can be truly certain what happens to us after we die, us humans seem to be a little bit obsessed with ghosts. Whether it's a fascination with scaring ourselves silly, or a natural desire to prove that we don't just cease to exist once our bodies have given out. We don't know but hauntings have been reported for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. It doesn't matter if you really believe in ghosts or not, some places just have a super creepy feeling to them, and you can image why others might say they're haunted. If you want to get spooked, check out these 13 bone-chilling, reported haunted locations!
'Chateau de Brissac' in France was built in the 11th century and used as a working castle until the 15th century. It is said to be haunted by Princess Charlotte, the daughter of King Charles VII, who was killed by her husband after being found having an affair with their huntsman.
This is 'The Beechworth Asylum' in Victoria, Australia. Around 3,000 patients died here during the 128 years it was open, and it seems like more than a few of them were left behind. It is now used as a university building, and many apparitions have been reported, most commonly the ghost of 'Matron Sharpe'.
If you're not creeped out walking through the 'Aokigahara Forest' in Japan, you're braver than most. Although no specific hauntings have been reported, it's the second most popular suicide spot in the world, so you can imagine some troubled spirits roaming among the trees. They even do an annual suicide sweep here, to look for any bodies that haven't been discovered!
Hundreds of people have died in the London Underground in the 100+ years it has existed. There are various ghost stories linked to this network of tunnels, so you might not want to catch a train alone at night.
'The Stanley Hotel' in Colorado was the inspiration for The Overlook Hotel in 'The Shining'. An old chambermaid, Elizabeth Wilson, allegedly haunts room 217.
'The Skirrid Inn' in Wales has stood on this spot since 1110. Back in the day, it was right next door to the town's courtroom and supposedly 180 people were hanged from an oak beam above the staircase of this inn over the years. If that's not enough souls to haunt the place, we don't know what is!
Urban legend says that 'Satan's Hollow' in Blue Ash, Ohio was the scene of a particularly nasty occurrence. It's said that a group of people who were into the occult managed to summon Satan himself to this very spot! There's even talk of ritual human sacrifice. This may or may not be legend, but it's certainly a spooky place to be.
'Rose Hall' in Montego Bay, Jamaica is supposedly haunted by Annie Palmer, who was once the lady of the house, and was found strangled inside. The place was also a plantation, as well, so we wouldn't be surprised if it were also haunted by the poor souls of those who were kept as slaves here!
The 'Old Changi Hospital' in Shanghai was used by the Japanese secret police during WWII. People were tortured and executed here, and there have been all kinds of ghostly happenings reported, including moans, screams, shadow people, strange smells, and the ghostly apparition of a boy who brings a feeling of great sadness to those who see him. Spooky!
Mary King's Close in Edinburgh, Scotland, is a series of underground tunnels that has received reports of being haunted since was back in the 17th century. It was once used as a shortcut to get to various parts of the city, but was closed when the plague hit the city, with some sufferers allegedly shut down there to die. People have reported hearing footsteps behind them, voices around them and seeing different ghostly figures, including that of a little girl named 'Annie'.
Helltown, Ohio was once part of 'Summit Township' but was closed back in the 1970s. The idea was to knock down the houses to make a national park, but it never happened. Today the crumbling buildings are said to be haunted but, at the very least, are extremely creepy.
Franklin Castle in Cleveland was built by a man named Hans Tiedeman in the 1800s, over the years it has been used as a doctors office, the offices of a German socialist organization, as apartments and more. There are a variety of horrific stories surrounding this house, probably too many to be true, but the most reports of ghosts in the house are of a figure dressed in black. This is said to be Hans' illegitimate daughter, who he hung from the rafters after a dispute, to make it look like a suicide!
This is the village of Eyam in Derbyshire, England. It was where the first reports of the black plague occurred in 1665. The people of the village quarantined themselves to try to stop the spread of the disease, and by 1666, around 260 of the 350 residents were dead. Although no apparitions have been seen, visitors report feeling a strange and eerie stillness around the town.