Today is World Tourism Day, and while it’ll be nice to create a list of all the pleasant places you can visit all around the world, that also sounds a bit… boring.
Instead, let’s create a diff list. How about an itinerary for those who have the biggest balls made of steel, who absolutely give little to zero craps?
Here are the 10 most terrifying places on Earth you’ll be friggin nuts to visit.
1. Poveglia Island (Italy)
This secluded island in Italy was the once the Romans’ dumping ground of the diseased and the insane during the Bubonic plague.
Aside from essentially being a former mass grave with the look of an abandoned asylum, we’re betting at least one pissed off ghost is living in its halls.
2. Lome Bazaar, Africa
If you have some type of voodoo fetish, then this is the place to be.
Severed heads, dismembered body parts, you name it, every ingredient you need to practice black magic can be found in the world’s largest voodoo market.
3. Island of Dolls, Mexico
I friggin hate dolls with a passion, thanks to Chucky from the film Child’s Play, which is why you can’t pay me enough money to visit this place in Mexico.
The broken dolls were reportedly scattered around the place by the island’s owner, Julián Santana Barrera, in an attempt to appease the spirit of a girl who drowned in the area years ago.
4. Pripyat, Ukraine
Call of Duty, anyone? This ghost town in Ukraine was first abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster, which is considered as the worst nuclear accident in history.
Radiation levels have since gone down to the point that guided tours are offered within the area.
5. Gomantong Caves, Borneo
While it does look amazing in the pics, this popular spot has a pretty hefty surprise for the average tourist.
If the two million bats living in this cave isn’t enough to scare you shitless, then the multitude of cockroaches and centipedes that feed off the bat droppings will prob do you in.
The number of bugs is so great, they can easily skin alive a dying bat in minutes.
7. Yungas Road, Bolivia
While most of these places on this list are notorious due to their creep factor, Yungas Road is a different kind of scary.
This winding path is only 10 feet wide, has no protective barriers and STILL travels in both directions. Thousands have died traversing or falling off the 2,000 foot drop.
7. Intramuros, Manila
As someone who studied behind these fortified walls for four years, trust me when I say that Intramuros has its fair share of stories that will chill you to the bone.
Ghost sightings of headless guards and priests are persistent rumors in this historic spot. Still, it’s one of the most beautiful places you can visit in Manila.
Just don’t get caught walking alone at night, alright?
8. Karni Mata Temple, India
This temple houses over 25,000 black rats, which are fed and revered by the locals. That alone deserves a big ‘NOPE.’
The adoration for these holy rats is so great, to the point that feeding on the critters’ leftovers is considered a great honor.