Some of these places have some seriously haunted reputations. From the woodlands in Mount Fuji to haunting scenes in Chernobyl…. These sites can’t escape some of the tragic tales that have haunted them for decades. Many of these places have driven their owners or anyone who steps near the sites to insanity.
Aokigahara is a forest at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan where more than 500 people have ended their lives by hanging. This tragic pattern supposedly began after Seicho Matsumoto published Kuroi Kaiju (Black Sea of Trees) where two of his characters commit suic*de in the thick dark forest.
In addition to the bodies and homemade nooses, the area is plagued with signs displaying such inspirational messages like “Life is a precious thing! Please reconsider!” or “Think of your family!”
Winchester Mystery House
Can you imagine a house with extensive rooms designed just like a maze that has mile-long hallways, hidden passages, dead ends and fake doors that enter into blank walls or staircases? Sounds like something straight out of a Disney movie, only this isn’t. This house is the result of the sadness Sarah Winchester felt after the death of her husband and daughter. She’s also heiress to the Winchester rifle wealth and was once told by a fortune teller that all of the spirits who were victims of the rifle, would haunt her forever.
She needed to make peace with them by and in the most unimaginable way: The continuous building of a house (bizarre, I know). Basically, she needed to keep building a house or else she would die. And so it began in 1884 that Winchester started construction of the bizarre San Jose mansion, and continued non-stop for 38 years right until she finally passed.
The house ended up so large that you could literally get lost in it. And that’s exactly what she wanted the spirits to do, get lost.
The Sedlec Ossuary
This is the bone decorated chapel that inspired Dr. Satan’s lair in Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses. It’s called the Sedlec Ossuary and it’s completely decorated with thousands of human skeletons. Frantisek Rint was the interior designer appointed to arrange the churches bone collection.