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Creepy places on Earth

Any thrill seekers looking for a chilling adventure? Scary story enthusiasts looking for a real life horror location? Well get your notebook out and start packing your bags because some of the most terrifying places could be just around the corner…. 

Island Of Lost Dolls, Mexico  

Located in the canals of Xochimilco just south of the center of Mexico city is an island filled with decaying dolls sprawled across the trees and grass. Legend states that the dolls were put on the island by an old resident, Don Julian Sanatra Barrera. It was said that Barrera heard a girl screaming in the lake but when he got to the lake the girl had drowned. The next day Barrera found a doll drifting down the canal. Believing it was the girl’s doll he hung it on a tree in her memory. As time went by he started hanging more dolls in the trees until the day he died, drowning in the same lake the girl did. To visit the island you have to pay 100 dollars for the four hour round trip boat ride. Be sure to bring a camera and some friends to see all the chilling dolls. 

Beelitz Heilstatten Hospital, Germany 

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A fifty minute drive south of Berlin is the Beelitz Heilstatten Hospital. Between 1898 and 1930 the building served as a tuberculosis sanatorium. The hospital also housed many mustard gas and machine gun victims. The hospital soon became a major treatment center for Nazi soldiers during world war two. Now the hospital has been abandoned, allowing nature to reclaim the hospital and vandals to cause further deterioration. There are guided tours for visitors to see the hospital for only ten dollars. Looking like a building straight out of american horror story, touring Beelitz Heilstatten Hospital sure is a thrilling place to explore.

The Door To hell, Turkmenistan 

Deep within Turkmenistan’s Karakum Desert lies a remarkable feature known as the “Door to Hell.” This name given by the locals, refers to a vast crater spanning 230 feet in width that continues to burn ceaselessly. In 1971, during their oil exploration efforts, Soviet scientists unintentionally tapped into a methane reserve, causing the drilling platform to collapse. As a result a crater was formed and hazardous gas started to be released into the atmosphere. To reduce the situation, scientists made the decision to ignite the creator resulting in a peculiar and persistent flame that has remained for over fifty years. To visit the door to hell there are organized tours that include an overnight stay at the creator. Be sure to bring your phone to take some fire pictures and be careful not to fall in….


Works Cited

Nast, Condé. “The Most Terrifying (but Beautiful) Places on Earth.” Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Oct. 2014,



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