The World’s Most Haunted Cities
Destinations with a dark past.
Visiting the world’s most haunted cities often connotes getting spooked right in time for Halloween. And of course, that’s true, and there are many sites around the world that have a chilling beauty to them. But on the other hand, a haunted city or place can really be synonymous with a history-filled city. Because when you really boil down the idea of the most haunted cities, that’s what you’re left with: a city with a past. (Arguably, a more sordid past than other cities, but a past nonetheless.)
And when you really stop to think about the chilling pasts of cities, you’ll start to realize: we keep some creepy things on this planet. There’s a crypt underneath Paris that you can visit for just a few-euro entry fee: the catacombs in the 14th arrondissement. You can tour the pyramids and the Egyptian museum, where you’ll find canopic jars filled with intestines of former pharaohs. The relics that you can be found in the corners of the globe are enough to mystify even the most well-traveled among us. With that in mind, when planning your next trip to an history-rich locale, consider these haunted cities: