10 of the worst tourist places on earth
Halloween holiday will come soon. But why wait so long to tickle your nerves and “inject” adrenaline into the blood? We offer you a list of the most terrible, in our opinion, tourist places on earth. Have a good trip!
1. Museum of the History of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
The Museum of the History of Medicine in Philadelphia is the largest collection of pathologies, medical equipment and biological preparations. The museum is also known for a huge collection of human skulls. There are a number of unique exhibits: for example, the corpse of a woman who turned into soap because of the specific composition of the soil in the cemetery where he was buried. In addition, Siamese twins with one liver for two, the skeleton of a two-headed child and other frightening exhibits.
Lagoon wrecks2. Lagoon wrecks in Micronesia
A significant part of the Japanese navy of the Second World War period now lies at the bottom of a shallow sea lagoon in Micronesia. The waters examined by Jacques Cousteau in 1971 are full of the remains of ships and airplanes. Currently, the lagoon has become accessible to divers, but many fear that the souls of the dead Japanese pilots and sailors still bear their service. Ships and aircraft have long been rooted in coral reefs, but the number of curious tourists is increasing.
3. Sonora Magic Market, Mexico
Here, for as little as $ 10, Mexican witches offer a means to get rid of poverty or to return a lover. Cages with iguanas, frogs and wild birds are everywhere hung on the market, which is open not only for locals, but also for pilgrims and tourists from different countries who have come here to predict their fate or to be cured of their illness. If you decide to enter the market to buy some blood of a rattlesnake or dried hummingbirds, then remember: witchcraft in Mexico is a serious matter. The local association of magicians even magically intervened in the presidential election to make it fair.
4. Easter Island, Chile
One of the most mysterious places on the planet is Easter Island with its century-old stone idols. Only they know where those who created them have gone. And no one except them knows how it was possible to transport, process and install such huge boulders. The secrets of a once successful civilization have sunk into oblivion.
5. Manchak Swamp in Louisiana, USA
Long strings of lichens hang here from ancient cypress trees, touching the heads of tourists on the boat. And the swamp’s whining sound is attributed by the locals to the werewolf. The Manchak Swamp is considered a “swamp of ghosts.” It is said that a voodoo sorceress cursed him at the beginning of the 20th century, when a hurricane destroyed several villages in the area. Until now, corpses float to the surface from the depths of the swamp. In other matters, this does not happen too often. Fear here is more likely alligators who are not averse to profit from fresh tourist meat.
Paris catacombs6. Parisian catacombs
The walls are lined with bones and skulls, as if this is some kind of warehouse. The air is cold and damp. On the walls of the inscription of the time of the French Revolution, made noble and overthrown and rotted in the dungeons. Once here, you will understand why Victor Hugo chose these death spots as the scene of his novels. The length of the dungeons – about 200 kilometers, they pass under the entire city. Only part of the dungeons is open to the public. It is said that the rest of the sites are patrolled by a special underground police or even legions of the undead. During the Roman Empire, stone was mined here. And when in 1785 the Paris cemeteries were overcrowded, the former quarries found their best use.
7. Winchester House in San Jose, California
Numerous legends and horror stories are associated with this huge building. It is said that Sarah Winchester, the owner of a large arms company, built this house to hide from the souls of people killed with her rifles and pistols. Construction of the house began in 1884 and lasted 38 years. According to the guides, all 160 rooms in the house are literally swarming with ghosts. Residents always complain about the doors opening by themselves, steps at night and other mysterious phenomena. Even those who do not believe in ghosts say that the atmosphere in the house is oppressive.
8. Dead End Mary King in Edinburgh
Some streets in the old part of Edinburgh keep scary secrets. The place where they were locked and left to die the victims of the plague, is known for its ghosts. Something invisible as if touching the hands and feet of passers-by. It is said that this is the ghost of a little girl Annie, who was abandoned by her parents in 1645. The impasse Mary-King very quickly became the favorite place of action for all sorts of scary stories, and a century after the epidemic a new large building was built here. In 2003, a dead end opened to tourists.
9. The Abbey of Thelema in Sicily
English writer Aleister Crowley is perhaps one of the most famous occultists in history. The abbey building served as the site of his satanic orgies. At least, so thought in the 20s of the XX century.
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