5 of the world’s scariest places

A fascination with the unknown and a fear-induced rush of hormones drive many travelers to some of the most disturbing corners of the world.

To help you choose where to get your next horror fix, here’s a list of spooky destinations that should be on any fear-hunter’s radar.

The Ancient Ram Inn, in the village of Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, is a quaint, 11th-century inn and one of the oldest in the country. It’s also considered the most haunted house in the U.K.

Ancient Ram Inn (Gloucestershire, England)

Aokigahara Forest — also known as the Sea of Trees or, more creepily, the Suicide Forest — is a beautiful wooded area sprawling 13.5 square miles northwest of Mount Fuji.

Aokigahara Forest (Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan)

Subject of numerous local legends, Shades of Death Road is a winding two-lane road that stretches nearly seven miles alongside Jenny Jump State Forest in central Warren County, New Jersey.

Shades of Death Road (Warren County, New Jersey)

Today, these tunnels are said to be haunted by the aggrieved spirits of those who died in the dark confines beneath the city.

Shanghai Tunnels (Portland, Oregon)

King stayed in room 217 during his visit, thought to be haunted by the hotel’s head housekeeper, but the oddities aren’t confined to one room. Guests staying on the fourth floor have claimed to hear children running, giggling, and playing.

The Stanley Hotel (Estes Park, Colorado)

Sometimes this is an abandoned place with a violent past, said to be haunted by tormented souls.

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