Not For Faint-hearted

Warning: Images in this post might be disturbing for some readers.

Four  “bloodcurdling scary” — some more other less so — places from the list of 20 such places found everywhere on earth:

Pripyat, a ghost town in northern Ukraine.pripyat

Named after the nearby Pripyat River, Pripyat was founded on 4 February 1970, the ninth nuclear city in the Soviet Union, for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979, and had grown to a population of 49,360 before being evacuated a few days after the 26 April 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

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Photo: ThisIsMyHorror.

Island of the Dolls in Isla de las Munecas – 17 miles south of Mexico City, Mexico, is a floating garden  –a chinampa. It belonged to Julian Santana Barrera, a hermit who lived on the canal in near complete isolation.

Mr Santana Barrera created the exhibit of dolls in memory of a drowned girl-child whose body he found floating in the water near his home. Some days later he discovered a doll in the same spot. Believing the girl’s spirit lived inside it, he hung the doll to the tree. From then on, he’d collect dolls to add to the shrine. Locals, too, when they found out about this island started bringing dolls to add to the collection.

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In the 1990s, during the works to clean up the canal, shrine was “officially discovered” and became a popular tourist attraction.  Oddly, in 2001, Mr Santana Barrera has drowned in the canal, supposedly in exact spot where he has found the little girl’s body.

Ghost statues of St. George’s church in Lukova23

Ghost statues by artist Jakub Hadrava are placed at the St. George’s church near Plzen on November 16, 2014 in Lukova, Czech Republic. 24Artist Jakub Hadrava created 32 empty plaster life-size ghost statues, which symbolize Sudeten Germans who lived in the village. St. George’s church, which was built in the north-western Bohemian region of the Czech Republic in 1352.tumblr_nchumdBC481rdredko1_500

Witch Market in Togo.

The largest religious group in Togo, 51% of the population, are those who hold indigenous beliefs. This market, largest of its kind, has everything you’d ever need for witchcraft and shamanism. 30 (1) 29 (1)


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