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Scariest Places On This Planet, I Suggest Not To Visit Them…Never

Posted by on Apr. 22, 2014 at 8:22 AM
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Scariest Places On This Planet, I Suggest Not To Visit Them…Never


1. Jacob’s Well, Texas

Jacob's Well-Scariest Places on Earth

Jacob’s Well, Texas: Jacob’s well is a tunnel opening (12 feet in diameter) in a small perennial spring that goes straight down for about 30 feet before leveling off into a huge underwater tunnel system. At least eight divers having died in this system trying to explore the caves.

2. Death zone, Mt. Everest, Nepal

The North Face of Mt. Everest-Scariest Places on Earth

The higher altitudes of Mt. Everest (greater than 8000 m)is called Death Zone. Lack of oxygen, exhaustion, extreme cold, and climbing hazards all contribute to the high death toll in this zone. Since rescuing or carrying an injured climber back to basecamp is impractical, they are typically left behind to die. About 150 bodies have never been recovered and it’s not uncommon to find corpses near the standard climbing routes. Even experienced climbers have perished in this zone.

3.  The killing fields, Cambodia

Killing Fields-Scariest Places on Earth

The killing fields, Cambodia. Killing fields were a number of site where at least a million people were killed at the end of Cambodian Civil War by Khmer Rouge regime between 1975 to 1979. Human bones can still be seen sticking out of the dirt paths. There is huge stupa full of human skulls with holes in them from where they were bludgeoned to death.

4.  Sulphur mine in Kawah Ijen volcano, Indonesia

Kawah Ijen-Scariest Places on Earth

Kawah Ijen is an active volcano in Indonesia. The miners scale 2,600 meter tall (8,660ft) Kawah Ijen volcano trek up to the crater, then down to the shore of a 200-meter-deep crater lake of sulfuric acid, where they retrieve heavy chunks of pure sulfur to carry back to a weighing station. They do all this without any protective masks or gear. Here are some awesome photographs caputed by Olivier Grunewald/

5.  Mexican Doll Island, Mexico

Mexican Doll Island-Scariest Places on Earth

In the canals of Xochimico near Mexico City is bizarre island and what might be the world’s strangest and scariest tourist attraction. However, sad island was never meant to be a stop on tourists’ holiday itineraries. The Island of the Dolls was dedicated to the lost soul of a poor little girl who met her fate too soon. There are hundreds of dolls that are strung to tree and poles.

6.  Mariana Trench, Pacific

Mariana Trench-Scariest Places on Earth

Mariana Trench is currently the deepest known point on earth. It is deeper than average cruising altitude of commercial airliners and harbors some of the strangest life form known to men. The one pictured above is called scaly dragonfish.

7.  Aokigahara Forest, Japan

Aokigahara-Scariest Places on Earth

More than 500 people have committed suicide in Aokigahara since the 1950s. In 2010, 247 people attempted suicide in the forest. Most people hang themselves or die of overdose. Due to the density of the forest, the government only cleans up the place once per year. There are several youtube videos, which show people going in to explore and find others who are considering suicide camping in the tents.

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VooDooB
by Platinum Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 8:25 AM

8.  The Wall, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

The Wall-Scariest Places on Earth

The Wall is a two mile straight vertical drop off to the ocean floor. The water is shallow, warm, and perfectly clear as you start out, tiny colorful fish dart about, scattered coral formations dot the ocean floor. Not even a quarter mile from the beach is the wall. The depth is recorded from a mere 1,000 foot drop off to 2 miles straight down. The clear turquoise water shifts to a deep blue for a few feet and then solid black. You are floating directly above a black abyss.

9.  Door to Hell, Derweze, Turkmenistan

Door to Hell-Scariest Places on Earth

The Derweze area is rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971, Soviet geologists tapped into a cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of 70 metres. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, the best solution decided was to burn it off. They had hoped the fire would use all the fuel in a matter of days, but the gas is still burning today. Locals have dubbed the cavern “The Door to Hell”.

10.  Poveglia Island, Italy

Poveglia Island-Scariest Places on Earth

Poveglia Island is considered the most haunted location in Italy. In 2007, mass graves were found of bubonic plague victims. In 1922, the existing building were convered in a hospital for mentally ill. According to a local folklore, the treating doctor tortured and butchered many of the patients, before going “mad” and jumping to his death from the bell tower. In 1968 the hospital was closed and the island was completely abandoned.

11.  Odessa Catacombs, France

Odessa Catacombs, Paris-Scariest Places on Earth

These catacombs run over 2,500km, and to get a sense of how much tunnel system that really is, it is only 2138 kilometers from Odessa to Paris. Once lost, it is very difficult to find an exit from the maze of dark, unlit tunnels and it is fairly easily to get lost in here. Recently, a girl got lost while drunk off her head in the Odessa catacombs while partying with some friends. Months later they found her shriveled corpse in one of the tunnels.

12.  Gas chambers, Auschwitz, Germany

Auschwitz Gas Chambers-Scariest Places on Earth

Auschwitz, known as the Death Camp, was an extermination center created by the Nazis to eliminate the Jews. It was estimated that 2.1 to 2.5 million Jews, Soviet soldiers, Gypsies and Poles were gassed to death in this place, and their bodies were burned in piles nearby. Tourists who visit the Auschwitz concentration camp are gripped with a sense of despair. Some even break down in tears. There are accounts of people feeling spooked at this place. The picture above is of the inner wall of gas chambers and those white lines are nail marks of the people gassed, who were desperately trying to escape.

13.  Ilha da Queimada Grande (Snake Island), Brazil

Snake Island-Scariest Places on Earth

This is an island, which is so densely populated by poisonous snakes the Brazilian Navy has quarantined it and a biologist once said that when on the island you are “never more than three feet from death.” For each 5m2 there are three to eight VENOMOUS snakes and the coral snake (considered the most dangerous snake from Brazil) got a little adapted for that island. It’s hermaphrodite.

14.  Hashima Island, Japan

Hashima Island-Scariest Places on Earth

This was a mining island that was abandoned in 1974. It was completely evacuated overnight. The rotting remains of everyday items are still scattered around it. You can only get there a certain time of the year, so if you get trapped on that island, may God help you. It’s also off the cost of Nagasaki. And guess what you can explore it on Google street view. Here is the link.

billsfan1104
by Jules on Apr. 22, 2014 at 8:25 AM
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Very interesting. I love reading these things.
stormcris
by Christy on Apr. 22, 2014 at 8:26 AM

I think those places are very interesting. 

VooDooB
by Platinum Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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There is more to come....


"Hang on, let me send a PM to Jesus so he can join this name calling ignorance ...he's into that these days ...at least according to his peeps."
- sak

VooDooB
by Platinum Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 8:30 AM

I do too! I actually had to google more than once place to learn more about them.

Quoting billsfan1104: Very interesting. I love reading these things.


"Hang on, let me send a PM to Jesus so he can join this name calling ignorance ...he's into that these days ...at least according to his peeps."
- sak

lga1965
by on Apr. 22, 2014 at 8:38 AM

 We saw the Dachau concentration camp, in Germany in 1972. We saw the ovens where thousands were gassed, and photos of piles of dead bodies,photos of men who had been part of medical experiments with the top half of their skulls removed , brain exposed, but they were kept alive and their brains used, little kids and their moms . It was so awful. Depressing. Pretty much like Auschwitz.

billsfan1104
by Jules on Apr. 22, 2014 at 8:44 AM
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You mean the ovens where they were burned?? Because at Dachau, the gas Ovens were never used, because the Americans liberated the camp. They didn't get a chance to use them.
Do you remember the photo of the man who they did a medical experiment on, regarding high frequency sounds on the eardrums?? They had four photos. The first photo haunts me until this day.
Dachau is place that everyone should visit.


Quoting lga1965:

 We saw the Dachau concentration camp, in Germany in 1972. We saw the ovens where thousands were gassed, and photos of piles of dead bodies,photos of men who had been part of medical experiments with the top half of their skulls removed , brain exposed, but they were kept alive and their brains used, little kids and their moms . It was so awful. Depressing. Pretty much like Auschwitz.

VooDooB
by Platinum Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Yes, I dislike changing the titles of articles, but I do disagree with this one. Some of these places should be visited.

Quoting billsfan1104: You mean the ovens where they were burned?? Because at Dachau, the gas Ovens were never used, because the Americans liberated the camp. They didn't get a chance to use them. Do you remember the photo of the man who they did a medical experiment on, regarding high frequency sounds on the eardrums?? They had four photos. The first photo haunts me until this day. Dachau is place that everyone should visit.
Quoting lga1965:

 We saw the Dachau concentration camp, in Germany in 1972. We saw the ovens where thousands were gassed, and photos of piles of dead bodies,photos of men who had been part of medical experiments with the top half of their skulls removed , brain exposed, but they were kept alive and their brains used, little kids and their moms . It was so awful. Depressing. Pretty much like Auschwitz.


"Hang on, let me send a PM to Jesus so he can join this name calling ignorance ...he's into that these days ...at least according to his peeps."
- sak

VooDooB
by Platinum Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 8:49 AM

15.  Mt. Huangshan, China

Mt. Huangshan-Scariest Places on Earth

Mt. Huangshan is most famous for its beautiful peaks and cliff side paths. There are thousands of hand-cut steps in the stone, stretching for miles and miles and they are just the basic paths. There are more advanced ones, where you got to literally walk on planks while anchored to safety cables.

16.  Darien Gap, Panama

Darien Gap-Scariest Places on Earth

Darien Gap is an undeveloped swampland that separates Central and Southern America. It is full of plants that can kill you, insects that can kill you and if you think you can avoid them, there are insurgents that kidnap you. They only release you to your family safe on receiving the demanded ransom. It is considered one of the most dangerous places on earth.

17.  Bolton Strid, England

Bolton Strid-Scariest Places on Earth

Bolton Strid (pictured above) is the most innocent looking stream, but is one of nature’s most deadly booby traps. Though it looks like you could just hop across the rocks, but if you miss you will die for sure. It packs very rapid currents just a couple of feet below its surface. No one really knows how deep it really is. Nobody who has ever fallen into the Strid has survived. It has a 100% fatality rate.

18.  The Overtoun Bridge, Scotland

Overtoun Bridge-Scariest Places on Earth

On the Overtoun Bridge of Scotland for some odd reason dogs leap to their death. When someone takes their dog on that bridge, it tries with all of its might to jump off and kill itself. If it survives the fall, it will get back up, and try to jump off again. Nothing the owner does to restrain their pet seems to stop the dog from trying to kill itself.

19.  Catacombe dei Cappuccini, Italy

Catacombe dei Cappuccini-Scariest Places on Earth

The Capuchin Catacombs display endless rows of preserved corpses and lots of them are small children and babies. The friars who were buried there were part of the Capuchin order, and there’s a saying there that translates: “that which you are, we were; that which we are, you shall be.” They weren’t scared at all of their deaths, they just accepted the cycle of life. The catacombs are decorated with their bones to sort of symbolize how humble they were and how they submitted to a higher power.

20.  The Gates of Hell, New Jersey

The Gates of Hell-Scariest Places on Earth

This legendary passageway that leads to a network of underground tunnels and storm sewers, and some say to the lair of the evil one himself. It is a very old tunnel with an arched stone ceiling about eight feet high. Generations of local teenagers have told stories of what lay deep inside these darkened corridors, and have dared each other to venture forth. There are local folklores that red eyed mike guards the gates to hell and that the portal to hell is down in the groove.

VooDooB
by Platinum Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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21.  Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Crying Meri-Scariest Places on Earth

This place is listed as one of the world’s most dangerous places and the least desirable place on earth by The Economist. Theft, rape, murders and auto theft is rampant on a daily basis, and it is also recommended not to use public transportation. Beside all these concerns, the entire area is prone to seismic activities, landslides and tsunamis.

22.  Corryvreckan Maelstrom, Scotland

Corryvreckan Maelstrom-Scariest Places on Earth

Corryvreckan Maelstrom is very powerful permanent whirlpool just off the coast of Scotland. Complex tidal forces and the unique geological formation combine to create an incredibly powerful, perpetually spinning whirlpool of death. A documentary team once equipped a mannequin with a life jacket and a depth gauge, and then tossed it into the Corryvreckan. When it was eventually found, the depth gauge had a maximum reading of over 650 feet and it was severely damaged.

23.  The Boiling Lake, Dominica

The Boiling Lake-Scariest Places on Earth

The Boiling lake in Dominica is 200 feet wide and boils 24×7. Temperatures reach 197 degrees F (82-91.5 C) on the edges. No one has ever dared to measure its temperature at the center where the water actually boils. Yes laser thermometer is an option, but the lake is located in an island and its residents are incredibly poor. On top of that the trek up to the boiling lake is arduous at best. Amateur hikers are told not to attempt it. The approach to the lake is steep and rocks at its edges are very slippery. The last time someone got too close, he fell in and died of his injuries.

24.  Erta Ale, Ethiopia

Erta Ale-Scariest Places on Earth

This is a continuously erupting volcano in the middle of a desert surrounded by sulfur pits. It has very high temperatures and among native people it’s infamous for attacking/executing outsiders, including those near Erta Ale.

25.  Somalia

Somalia-Scariest Places on Earth

Somalia is considered one of the most dangerous places in the world and not at all recommended for the tourists. It has become infamous for its piracy in the recent years. In fact, there is a pirate ‘stock exchange’ in Somalia where locals can invest in pirate gangs planning hijacking missions. (H/T Hound)




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