Everyone loves a haunted house. But even creepier than a normal, boring haunted house is an historic building that can range from a hotel, to a hospital, to even a lonely stretch of road that supposedly takes lives with reckless abandon due to the overwhelming amount of supernatural activity. If you happen to be taking a trip around the world and love the idea of encountering a potentially evil specter, here are some infamous places you may want to check out. 8.
The Princess Theatre – Australia
In the city of Melbourne, you’ll find the Prince Theatre, which is thought to be one of the most haunted buildings in all of Australia. The theatre was built in 1854, and in 1888 the audience that was in the house to see a performance of Faust got more than they bargained for when an actor named Frederick Baker died on stage. Making this even creepier, he reportedly said “I will give a great performance tonight, but it will kill me,” and while he was no doubt speaking metaphorically he proved to be startlingly accurate. Ever since his death, his spirit is said to wander the theater, starting with that very curtain call. He had died before the performance ended, but his costars swore he was on stage taking a bow right along with them.
Tuen Mun Road – Hong Kong
Remember when we were talking about a stretch of road that supposedly takes countless lives, seemingly indiscriminately? Well, let us tell you about Tuen Mun Road in Hong Kong, which was home to an absurdly high amount of traffic fatalities in the late 1970’s and has been believed to be haunted ever since. Of course the more deathly accidents that take place, the more spirits are said to haunt the expressway, causing even more crashes by jumping out in front of unsuspecting drivers, who then careen out of control and often over the side of a 115 foot cliff just off to the side of the shoulder.
Ancient Ram Inn – England
The Ancient Ram Inn looks like a place straight out of Harry Potter. It’s a quaint little roadside bed and breakfast in Gloucestershire, England, but despite looking like the type of place you’d take your grandmother for a nice cup of tea it turns out it’s actually a great place to scare the pants off of her. That’s because the Ancient Ram Inn is believed to be one of the most haunted places in the UK, with numerous ghost sightings in the centuries since it was built. It’s been featured on several ghost hunting shows, which basically means that if you visit and don’t see a ghost, at least you’ll see a bunch of middle aged dudes walking around talking to themselves in empty rooms.
Castle of Good Hope – South Africa
In South Africa you’ll find the Castle of Good Hope, which is one of the oldest colonial buildings in the entire country. Construction began in 1666, so right away you know it’s got the creepy factor working with 666 right there in the date of construction. It is also believed to be the most haunted place in all of South Africa, with ghost sightings taking place over the years including in 1915, when a six foot tall specter was seen in its basement. This same mysterious phantom has been spotted over and over, including instances where people swear they have seen him leaping over the battlements, because apparently he’s a bit of a show off when it comes to his ghostly vertical jump.