The worst place on the planet
Some people prefer to go the standard way and devote your vacation a sightseeing tour of the Eiffel tower and the Coliseum, someone chooses the more difficult option – Hiking in the mountains or dive training. But there is a category of tourists aiming to see the worst place on the planet: chilling abandoned buildings, buildings made of human bones…the thought of such a «hospitable» locations to sweat, but no fear not undermine the intentions of these brave men. Perhaps this is the method they want to overcome their own fears.
The most interesting of the dark monuments are collected in a kind of hit parade. So, let’s hit the road! Brrr…
The estate to Winchester (California, USA)
In the Californian city of San Jose is an estate with a huge mansion in the center: no joke, the house has more than 150 rooms! To the world he is known as the Winchester mystery house.
The story began when Sarah Winchester was a widow and inherited a large fortune of her husband. Once he has had a vision in which the spirit of the deceased said that the money earned at the cost of lives of many innocent people, the family of the Winchesters are cursed, and the ghosts of the dead want revenge. To control them is possible only immediately began building a house. Without stopping – if the noise will stop, the widow will die.
Sarah immediately acquired an old mansion in San Jose, hired workers, and the construction process went. The widow set out to confuse the ghosts, so there were countless spiral staircases, pressed against the ceiling, dead ends, doors that open into the wall, then the street, narrow corridors and secret passages. The creation of the house did not stay more than a day! The obstacle was not even an earthquake that stripped the mansion of the three upper floors. Sarah Winchester gradually went mad from fear, but brought the matter to end: the construction lasted for 38 years, and was completed with the death of a widow in 1922, All the inherited condition, to the penny went into this painstaking work!
Now there is no release from tourists, regular tours. The main Council – not to fend off the group, because you can easily get lost in a confusing web of corridors and stairs. It is better not to bring the case to a meeting with the ghosts!
Ossuary in Sedlec (Czech Republic)
But ghosts are one thing: you can see them or not. Quite another when the sinister atmosphere – a fact from which you cannot hide. Chapel of human bones in the Czech Sedlec, suburb of Kutna Hora, — a spectacle not for the faint of heart.
In 1278 the Abbot of the local monastery Henry was sent by the king to Jerusalem, where he brought a handful of earth and scattered it over the cemetery at the monastery. The news of this spread throughout Central Europe, and the Sedlec ossuary began to arrive hundreds of pilgrims, many of whom wished to be buried in the Holy land. In XIII-XV centuries was raging plague, continued wars in the middle ages, and crowds of people came to the Ghost is here. The plot was not enough.
In the first years of the XV century in the middle of the cemetery built a small Gothic Cathedral with the tomb. Abbots decide to get the old remains from graves to make room for new bodies and store them in the tomb.
Almost 5 centuries the bones and skulls were collected, lying dormant, until in 1870, owned then by the Cathedral, the Schwarzenberg hired by order of the Emperor master tree of Frantisek Rint to make the room shape and figure out how to deal with a pile of bones. Rint spent a lot of time, but the results are dazzling — the interior of the Cathedral is literally crawling with compositions of bones: a huge chandelier, hung with bones and skulls, the master’s signature vases and bowls of bone fragments… According to some, the design of the Cathedral went the remains of nearly 45 000 people!
Bridge Overtown (Scotland)
Remembering the worst place on Earth, not to speak of, located near the Scottish village of Milton bridge Overtoun, which received a notorious «killer» dogs. Since the second half of the last century the bridge began to happen that something paranormal: dozens of dogs for no reason has committed suicide by jumping down a 20-meter height and breaking. Those that survived the fall, came back and did «the rite» again.
The mysticism of the situation added the fact that all four-footed jumped from the same parapet. The tragic trend shocked not only local residents, but also scientists. However, this version of the mass suicide of dog to get so far. Some argue that under the bridge live rodents and rats that make the dogs listen to your instincts and make a leap for prey. Others believe that on the bridge there is a portal between worlds, and interesting dogs in the search for clues rushed there, not controlling themselves.
Magic bridge Overtoun and its impact on animals is still not possible to unravel or explain.
The Lake Of Death (Sicily)
Insanely beautiful Italian island of Sicily is fraught with some extremely dangerous objects. About active and periodically erupting volcano mount Etna, but there is still amazing lake, known as Lake of Death. Around him there is not the slightest vegetation, and life in General. Sinister water of the reservoir contains such a large percentage of sulfuric acid that it, not the existence of even small plankton. Everything that enters here, for a few minutes dissolves. Goes a widespread belief that the Sicilian mafia was thrown into the Lake of Death unwanted people.
The Museum of Auschwitz (Poland)
The state Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau near the Polish town of Auschwitz – perhaps the most important of the remaining visual reminders of the terrible times of the Second World war and, in particular, about the Holocaust. It housed 3 concentration camps, annexed by Hitler’s order to the lands of the Third Reich. In Auschwitz said goodbye to the life of millions of people, mostly Jews.
In 1947, the camp began the creation of the Museum. The opening was attended by thousands of people: relatives and friends of the victims, those who managed to escape, the representatives of the Jewish and Polish communities, many others mourners. Now the Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau is included in the register of UNESCO world heritage site, and is an incredibly popular tourist attraction. Here, everything is literally permeated by an oppressive spirit of the terrible war.
The Village Jatinga (India)
The infamous bridge Overtown, which was discussed above, has a «family place» at the other end of the Earth, Indian village Jatinga. The bridge is not here, but settling scores with the life of birds – weight! Every August over the village flying large flocks of birds that cry and fall down for no apparent reason. This anomaly lasts for several days, and the peak falls at dusk and night period. Most birds die, the rest go blurry. Local residents annually gather to see these amazing and at the same time, a shocking spectacle.
By analogy with Scottish bridge, experts can’t understand why «pricepad». Indians consider it a good sign of heaven. Scientists are inclined to believe that the birds in the sky knocked off course or magnetic anomalies, or strong winds, so that they are depleted and exhausted, you fall over dead.
Teletskoe Abbey (Sicily)
And finally, another custom of Sicily. On the island there are the ruins of an ancient Abbey Teletskogo which in 20-e years of the last century became a place of regular ritualistic fans of the occult teachings, led by the famous hoaxer Alistair Crowley. He founded in this building a secret society, whose members were under the permanent influence of mind-expanding tools. Once Crowley tried a seance to summon the devil. After the death of one of the members of the gang, who was a famous English aristocrat, raised a huge furor, and Crowley left the Abbey.
Now remains only ruins, but these ruins of buildings have survived horrendous wall paintings. Still fans of the occult powers make pilgrimages to Teletskoe Abbey, to try to establish spiritual contact with the ancestors.