2. Island of the Dolls, Mexico
The Island of The Dolls is an uninhabited island in Xochimilco, Mexico. According to legend, a girl died in the canals surrounding the island, after which dolls began to wash ashore constantly. The island’s sole inhabitant took to hanging the dolls around the island as a vigil for the deceased girl.
6. Kryziu Kalnas, The Hill of Crosses, Lithuania
Originally Kryziu Kalnas was a ceremonial site where Lithuanians would mourn the dead lost at war. The Soviet Union twice bulldozed this area, only for locals to build it bigger. Today, over 100,000 crosses stand on the hill.
8. Akodessewa Fetish Market, Togo
Since over half of the population of Togo continues to practice indigenous beliefs, fetish markets command huge sails. Just imagine: shrunken heads and skulls as far as the eye can see.
10. The Catacombs, Paris
The Parisian Catacombs function as a gigantic ossuary and cemetery for approximately 6 million bodies. Beyond just bones, there is also the non-tourist section of the Catacombs, where a mostly illegal and unpoliced second city extends for miles beneath Paris.
13. Leap Castle, Ireland
Reportedly one of the most haunted castles in the world, Leap Castle’s hallways are patrolled by the Elemental — an unexplainable force. Also, Leap Castle was the site of historic slaughter, and it was also built on top of a torture pit.
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