Do ghosts exist? It’s a question that has haunted mankind ever since the first sentient human lost his pet mammoth in a tar pit, and wondered, heartbroken, where Mr Trumpets would be resting eternal. If Mr Trumpets had returned as a ghost, it would be proof of an afterlife, and wouldn’t we all rest so much easier?
Though, sad to say, there is still no real evidence of ghosts, mammoth or otherwise. Are there a bunch of questionable, often blurry, and commonly badly acted YouTube videos claiming to show ghosts? Certainly. But proof ghosts it is not. If you won’t rest until you’ve seen a ghost with your own eyes, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are a bunch of ghost sighting hotspots to be visited around the world.
Does the fact that these locations are all tourist traps, most of which earn their money based on visitors seeking ghosts, hence motivating them to propagate ghost rumours, make them as questionable as the acting in the afore mentioned YouTube videos? Certainly not. Ghosts!
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Is a catacomb under Paris holding the remains of an estimated 6 million skeletons about as creepy as any tourist attraction could possibly be? You better believe it. Why are there 6 million skeletons in a catacomb under Paris? Because, in the 18th century, a great many people died and had nowhere to be buried. Most chilling of all is that, contrary to popular belief; the catacombs were still receiving new guests as recently as 200 years ago.
Are ghost sighting common? Obviously. Who wouldn’t be seeing ghosts when walking up dank, dark corridors, with endless rows of skulls staring at them from the walls. It’s a wonder anyone doesn’t see a ghost or two. Point being; take your proton pack.
The Island of the Dolls, Mexico
You thought the catacombs were creepy? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Hidden among the canals near Mexico City is a little island, referred to as the Isla de las Muñecas. It is simply an island strung up with dozens of creepy dolls. Rumour has it that a little girl drowned in the canals, and the man who lived on the island hung up dolls in her memory. Lots and lots of dolls.
Yes, it does sound a touch like those afore mentioned propagated rumours, spread in the name of getting a bit more cash in tourist guide pockets, but the mere concept is creepy regardless. You’re waiting to hear about your ghost? The little girl inhabits the dolls, and can be heard whispering via their mouths if you listen closely. Genuine shiver.
Aokigahara Forest, Japan
As far as creepy, ghost infested locations go, this is hands down one of the most infamous in the world. It’s a bit difficult to make jokes about Aokigahara Forest, especially since a certain YouTuber posted a video of a genuine suicide victim. Yes, this is the forest where, in 2010 alone, around 200 attempted suicides were reported. It’s really not much of a joking matter.
Still, tourists flock there, mostly due to endless stories of hauntings. If you ever were going to see a genuine ghost, my money would be on this forest giving you a sighting!