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7 strangest places in the world

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All of us would agree that the world is a truly strange place. Its people, its nature, its places―everything is strange and beautiful in its own right. Some places make you take in a sharp breath in delight while others knock the wind out of you in terrible fear. Be that as it may, all of these supposedly bizarre places are some of the most awe-inspiring and hair-raising. While we may want to explore these places in depth, it’s also advisable to tread with caution! Check out the 7 strangest places in the world and get ready for the shivers that will no doubt run down your spine!

Cincinnati’s Abandoned Subway, Ohio

Cincinnati’s Abandoned Subway (Ohio)

This one will surely delight people with one too many adventurous bones in their body. In the early 1900s, there were plans to build a subway system in Cincinnati. However, the funding stopped and so did the construction. The tunnels that were constructed before the funding stopped still stand, eerie and unexplored.

Island of the Dolls, Mexico

Island of the Dolls (Mexico)

This is a deserted island in Xochimilco in Mexico. Legend goes, a girl died in the canals surrounding this island. After her death, dolls started washing ashore constantly. The island’s caretaker then started hanging these dolls on trees in memory of the girl who died.

Maunsell Sea Forts, North Sea, England

Maunsell Sea Forts (North Sea, England)

This place doesn’t seem too strange from its name, does it? But there is a reason why it made it into this list of the strangest places in the world! These sea forts were built to protect England from a potential Nazi invasion during WWII. Today, these forts stand empty in the restless sea against an endless sky, looking fearsome.

San Zhi Resort, Taiwan

San Zhi Resort (Taiwan)

Supposed to be a tranquil place where people could come and relax at, the resort site saw a lot of deaths that took place during its construction. No wonder then that San Zhi Resort ended up being abandoned and reportedly haunted.

The Catacombs, Paris

The Catacombs (Paris)

The Parisian Catacombs are a gigantic cemetery and ossuary located beneath the city’s streets. Apparently, there are roughly 6 million bodies put to rest in the catacombs. Is it just us or is it really freaky to know that there’s a whole city of the dead just beneath the glam and romance of Paris?

The Door to Hell, Turkmenistan

The Door to Hell (Turkmenistan)

How bizarre is it to have a huge part of a field blazing in fury the whole time? The Door to Hell was once a gas field until the Soviets set it on fire. Today, that pit of fire has been burning for the past 40 years, and some say it will never stop burning.

Varosha, Cyprus

Varosha (Cyprus)

There is an actual, honest-to-god deserted city in the world! This totally abandoned resort city on the coast of Cyprus was invaded by the Turkish. It was quickly evacuated, never to be occupied again. Varosha now stands testimony to the way of life as it was in 1974.

Are you weirded out yet? Which other place would you add to this list of the strangest places in the world?

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Nikita is a total and complete bookworm. She’s also a writer and a dreamer who dreams of travelling far and wide. Her other very important dream is to one day, very soon, write books for children.

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