Top 5 Scariest Places in the World

A fascination with the unknown and a fear-induced rush of hormones drive many travelers to some of the most disturbing corners of the world. 

To help you choose where to get your next horror fix, here’s a list of spooky destinations that should be on any fear-hunter’s radar. 

The Ancient Ram Inn, in the village of Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, is a quaint, 11th-century inn and one of the oldest in the country.

1. Ancient Ram Inn (Gloucestershire, England)

Aokigahara Forest — also known as the Sea of Trees or, more creepily.

2. Aokigahara Forest (Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan)

Subject of numerous local legends, Shades of Death Road is a winding two-lane road that stretches nearly seven miles alongside Jenny Jump State Forest.

3. Shades of Death Road (Warren County, New Jersey)

Legend has it Portland was a hotspot for “shanghaiing” — a form of human trafficking.

4. Shanghai Tunnels (Portland, Oregon)

Guests staying on the fourth floor have claimed to hear children running, giggling, and playing.

5. The Stanley Hotel (Estes Park, Colorado)