If you’re looking for somewhere spooky to travel this fall, there are destinations all around the world filled with terrifying tunnels, frightening forests, and more than a few ghoulish ghost stories. Prepare to be spooked with our team’s list of the most haunted travel destinations in the world.
- Beechworth Lunatic Asylum, Australia
Whether you really believe in ghosts or simply enjoy the thrill of being scared, the most fun scary travel destination on our list is the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum. Here you can wander through the holding cells and surgical rooms of a former hospital where it is believed that patients who suffered violent deaths still wander the halls. Be sure to sign up with Beachwood Ghost Tours to get an hour-long paranormal investigation tour, complete with infrared goggles, laser grids, spirit boxes, and more.
- The Catacombs, France
A web of tunnels spiraling underneath the city, the catacombs are filled with the bones of people who would not fit in the overflowing graveyards of 18th century Paris. Only come down here if you’re not afraid of the dark and can handle being surrounded by literally countless human skulls and bones piled from the floor to the ceiling.
- Isla de las Munecas, Mexico
The name literally translates to the Island of the Dolls, and this island is among the creepiest places you will ever see in your life. Years ago the man who owned the island found a dead girl in one of the nearby canals and began tying old dolls and doll pieces to the trees around the island to help ward off evil spirits. Today, though the man has passed on, the dolls remain Many people believe that the dolls are possessed by the spirit of the young girl. Some people claim they’ve seen the heads and arms of the dolls move, and others say they have seen the eyes open and close.
- Stull Cemetery, Kansas
If you’d like to stay domestic and still enjoy some scary travel, head to Kansas to the Stull Cemetery. Visit specifically on Halloween or during the spring equinox in order to find a hidden staircase that only appears at these two times of year. The staircase is said to be one of the seven gateways to hell. If you ever find the stairs, it’s recommended that you don’t go down them, as it would be impossible to ever come back up.
Wherever your haunted travels take you, Swift can help you get your passport in order and apply for any visas you might need. After all, nothing is scarier than having to cancel a trip because you don’t have the right travel visa!