Are You Afraid of the Dark? The Scariest Places in the World
Before you read any further, you may want to turn a few lights on.
We’ve all settled in for a solitary evening at home, steaming cup of liquid in hand, only to hear a menacing creak, an inconspicuous smash, or a non-descript voice. Even the slightest unfamiliar sound can transform a familiar locale in to something eerie and unsettling. Now, imagine an unfamiliar place with a storied history of odd, unexplainable occurrences.
Today on Travelversed, armed with a flashlight and a few cheesy one-liners, we explore some of the scariest places on the planet. Islands full of doll heads, monster-inspired castles, ghost towns … seriously, this stuff is nightmare fuel. Ready? Don’t worry, neither are we. Let’s go!
Door to Hell
The ever-burning pit in the middle of Turkmenistan is the perfect place to start. This giant pit in the desert has been burning for over 40 years. Why? Well, back in 1971, what is now referred to as the Door to Hell was actually a Soviet natural gas drilling platform. The platform collapsed so the scientists did what any reasonable people would do – they set it on fire to stop the spread of poisonous methane gas. And it’s still burning!