If you’re a lover of all things ghoulish, and you like to travel, then you’ll be happy to know that there are creepy places to visit all over the world. Some of the chart-toppers are actually right here in North America, and there’s even quite a few in California.
TravelandLeisure.com put together a list of the world’s creepiest attractions, and it sure is interesting! They range from The Torture Museum in Amsterdam to several different chapels filled with human bones to a Museo de las Momias, a museum filled with mummified remains in Guanajuato, Mexico. Another famously frightening place also located in California is the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose. Did you know it was built by Sarah Winchester, heir to the rifle empire, to appease the spirits of those killed by the guns sold by her family? It took 32 years for the house to be built. It has 160 rooms, and is rumored to house at least three ghosts. I’ve personally been to the Winchester Mystery House and I enjoyed it, but I didn’t see or feel any paranormal activity.
Receiving a prominent standing in the World’s Creepiest Attractions, the Museum of Death in Hollywood displays photos of famous crime scenes and accidents, a collection of artwork created by serial killers, and even a severed head. The tour itself is self-guided and it takes about an hour if you go through quickly, but it is permitted for visitors to linger to go more in-depth with death footage and videos of autopsies, should they so choose. The museum is located at 6031 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. It is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 am until 8 pm, Friday from 11 am until 9 pm, and Saturday from 11 am until 10 pm. Admission costs $15.