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.
8Varosha, Northern Cyprus
During the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, almost a quarter of the Cypriot city of Famagusta was vacated by its inhabitants, a location that remains vacant ever since. In all fairness, most of the people inhabiting that part of the city were tourists to begin with, which explains why they would try to flee as quickly as they did. What’s creepy about it is that although the war has been over for quite some time, an entire quarter of a city along with tall buildings, shops, and beaches, has turned into a ghost town.