Ghost World: 6 Most Haunted Sites

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1. Petra, Jordan

The area around Petra has been inhabited since 7000BCE, but these rock-cut ruins date back to the Nabataean Kingdom of the 1st Century.

Bedouin nomads have long associated the valley with spirits known as Djinns. Click to enter, if you dare...

2. Farafra Desert, Egypt

These travellers may be risking their lives! The Farafra Desert is known by local tourguides to be haunted by the cursed ghost of Pharaoh Akhenaten, who angered the ancient Egyptian priests when he abolished and desecrated their traditional gods.

3. Zvíkov Castle, Czech Republic

Make your way through the woods towards the break in the Vltava and Otava rivers and you'll find a spooky surprise.

Zvíkov Castle, haunted by spectral dogs and the Zvíkovský Rarášek, a kind of magical imp. There are frequent reports of cameras breaking, fires extinguishing, and animals behaving strangely. It's said that people who sleep in the tower will die within a year!

4. Agrasen Ki Baoli, India

No records survive to tell us when Agrasen Ki Baoli step well was first built, but it must be at least 600 years old. Its shadowy arches and crevices are now home to bats and insects. It's said that people coming to collect water were often called by a disembodied voice.

5. Mount Pelier Hill, Ireland

The ruins of the Hell Fire Club on Mount Pelier Hill are those of the first Freemason lodge in Ireland. Originally there was a prehistoric passage grave on the summit. Perhaps unwisely, stones from the grave were taken and used in the construction of Mount Pelier lodge.

6. The Catacombs of Paris, France

A real bone chiller. Snaking underneath the city of Paris is a network of small, dark tunnels, cut by hand and lined with the bones of millions upon millions. 

The catacombs were dug at the end of the 18th century, as the city's cemeteries literally overflowed with dead.

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