Children grow up afraid of the monsters under their beds, yet as they grow, they realize that monsters are walking among all of us. Human beings have always tried to mystify terror as being supernatural via horror stories and film productions, whereas real terror lies in all of us. We often project our fear on places, creatures, or issues that trigger anxiety and uncertainty in an effort to rationalize the fears each and every single one of us feel from time to time.
It is because of our insecurities that we find ourselves fearing the unknown, which is the case with everything that we find obscure or unclear enough. Such is the case with the places we will soon talk about, places in which tragic or scary events might have occurred in the past, yet places surrounded with the type of terror that has lived and will live throughout the ages. So without further ado, let us find out which are the ten creepiest places on Earth at this point in time.
10Leap Castle, Ireland
The haunted Leap Castle in Ireland is one of the most terrifying places in the world, no doubt about it. Built by the O’Bannons in the late 15th century, the castle was eventually taken over by the ruling O’Carrolls, yet after the death of Mulrooney O’Carroll who was the clan’s leader, his sons developed a rivalry over who would rule in their father’s place. Their conflict resulted in one of the brothers getting murdered by the other one in his own chapel, a chapel that would later become haunted by the dead man’s spirit. Over the years, the castle held many other prisoners, many of which were executed. Legend has it that their restless souls roam the castle to this day.