Ghosts of the Colosseum: Most Haunted Place in Rome

Rome, Italy

The Roman Colosseum is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Its imposing facade has stood proudly for thousands of years. Despite the Colosseum’s weathered and worn appearance the stones the building is fashioned from hold the true heart and many truths of Rome’s ancient past. The origins of the Colosseum date back to 72AD when construction on the grand stadium begun. Over the next 8 years, construction would continue on the Colosseum […]

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Edinburgh Castle: Scotland’s Haunted Castle

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland’s most recognizable and most haunted castles. This foreboding fortress towers high over Edinburgh from upon its rocky perch, known as Castle Rock. The land the castle exists upon has been occupied by humans since at least the Bronze Age, with the castle’s construction commencing later in the 12th century. Since Edinburgh Castle was such an important stronghold for ruling Scotland, the rival English and Scottish Monarchies have fought over […]

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Dracula’s Ghost: Where Does Vlad Tepes Haunt?

Romania

Dracula is one of the most recognizable horror icons and has grown in popularity since he first appeared in Bram Stoker’s famed novel ‘Dracula.’ Although Dracula is a fictional character, it is said that his origins may have been forged in some bloody truth. Dracula was supposedly inspired by the real-life historical warlord Vlad Tepes, or Vlad the Impaler. Vlad was born in the Transylvanian town of Sighisoara sometime between 1428 and 1431. He was born […]

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Paris Catacombs: Illegal Tunnels vs Tourist Attraction

Paris, France

Deep beneath the romantic streets of Paris lie dark secrets and death. Long abandoned, ancient mining tunnels, stuffed with the skeletal remains of around 6 million dead people span for kilometers under Paris. These ghoulish, bone-ridden tunnels form the Paris Catacombs and allegedly contain the Gates to Hell. The Paris Catacombs came to be after disease and many other misfortunes ravaged 17th century Paris. This inundated the growing city with human corpses. After the cemeteries […]

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Notre Dame: Fire, Ghosts and the Devil

Paris, France

As wild flames engulf one of the most sacred places in France, onlookers desperately pray that the history and artifacts contained within the Notre Dame Cathedral may be spared. Being one of the quintessential icons of Paris, the Notre Dame Cathedral and its glory will likely be rebuilt after this devastating fire. But what may be lost from this tragedy remains to be seen. Dark stories and legends suggesting the Cathedral may be haunted have […]

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The Terrors of Blood Street: Blutgasse Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

Blutgasse is a rather unsuspecting narrow pedestrian walkway in the heart of Vienna, Austria. Its name directly translates to English as Blood Street. This is for the vast amount of human blood, which once flowed freely through the grooves of the alley’s cobblestone flooring. Though Blutgasse is fairly quaint and quiet by day, sporting galleries, apartments and a street-side cafe, it takes on a different and more sinister facade by night. This is the time when […]

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