5 of the spookiest places to visit this Halloween

In the run up to Halloween, there are places in this world more scary than any costume or decoration. [Image Vlastula/Wikimedia]
In the run up to Halloween, there are places in this world more scary than any costume or decoration. [Image Vlastula/Wikimedia]

These places in the world need no decorations or costumes to be scary as they are the real deal at Halloween.

Halloween is the time when everyone gets together, dresses up in costumes and puts up decorations to scare each other. There are several places in this world that do the job just as they are. Let's visit five of them.

1

The Paris Catacombs

When the cemeteries of Paris became too full in the late 18th century, the problem led to people burying their dead improperly or leaving them in open graves. This made the people of Paris sick from the unhealthy conditions in the cemeteries. Authorities created around 200 miles of tunnels beneath the city to store the remains of the dead. Now known as “The Catacombs,” the public can view the remains of some of the approximately six or seven million Parisians that were moved down there.

2

Fort of San Cristóbal, Spain

A huge underground fortress was carved into a mountain in the early 1900s. In Spain’s Civil War, Franco made the fortress into a prison, where thousands of men were incarcerated within its maze of tunnels and corridors. The prison was notorious for its harsh conditions and many prisoners died of starvation, tuberculosis and executions and were buried secretly in mass graves. These days graffiti writers and paranormal investigators explore its subterranean depths.

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