Based on the success of last year’s Creepy Places Around the World post, we thought it world be fun to do another one this year. Without further ado, here is our second edition of places from around the world where the restless spirits of the night linger.
The Bones Chapel of Capela dos Ossos – It is estimated that bones from approximately 5,000 bodies were used to cover the walls and pillars of the chapel. The Bones Chapel also features a ceiling made of brick that is painted white with death motifs. To add to the morbidness, two dehydrated corpses, one of which is a child, dangle from a chain. >>> More
Romania’s Spooky Castle Bran – Narrow winding stairways lead through some 60 timbered rooms, many of which are connected by underground passages housing collections of furniture, weapons and armor dating from the 14th to 19th centuries. Have a good look around, but you might want to stock up on crucifixes and garlic if you stay after dark. >>> More
The Wall of Skulls – Tzompantli, otherwise known as the “wall of skulls,” at Chichen Itza was the sacrifice platform where the Mayans displayed the heads of their dead enemies, representing the glory of military conquest and serving as a warning to potential invaders. The platform walls of the Tzompantli have carved reliefs of four different subjects. The primary subject is the skull rack itself. The others show a scene with a human sacrifice, eagles eating human hearts and skeletonized warriors with shields and arrows. >>> More