Scariest Places on Earth Quiz

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What is the Isla de las Munecas?

Dolls (and their mutilated parts) are strung in trees all over this Mexican island in an attempt to keep evil spirits at bay.

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Why did the single occupant of the Island of the Dolls begin hanging dolls in the trees?

He found the body of a young girl nearby, prompting him to fear evil spirits, and perhaps wanted to help free her spirit, too.

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Where is the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum?

Also known as the Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum, this facility closed in 1995 and was considered haunted.

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How many people died in Beechworth Lunatic Asylum during its 120-plus years of operation?

The sprawling facility housed hundreds of people; it was easy to admit someone but hard to get out; release required signatures from eight authorities.

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The remains of how many people may be buried in the dank, dark Catacombs of Paris?

In a testament to the longevity of Paris and its many deceased inhabitants, millions upon millions of people are buried here; you can see stacks of bones and skulls that seem to go on forever.

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How many miles long are the caves and tunnels that make up the Paris Catacombs?

With more than 200 miles of tunnels and caves, there is enough freaky stuff in this one area to keep you terrified for a lifetime.

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Why did the Japanese abandon Battleship Island, a massive coal mining community in the middle of the ocean?

In the 1960s, petroleum gained favor and coal wasn’t as necessary; the huge, creepy is completely abandoned and supposedly haunted.

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In which movie did Battleship Island appear?

It was the hideout for the evil mastermind Raoul Silva in "Skyfall."

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In Lithuania you can visit a hill that’s full of what objects?

More than 100,000 tilted and jumbled crosses are crammed into a small hill, creating a scene that is peaceful in the daytime and scary at night.

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How was the Door to Hell in Turkmenistan formed?

In 1971, Soviet engineers built a natural gas platform that collapsed into an underground cavern; the gas was ignited and it still burns, creating an eerie glow.

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The Tower of London is supposedly haunted by which ghost?

The mentally unstable Henry VI was imprisoned in the tower multiple times and may have been murdered there.

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Visitors to the Tower of London have reported seeing which gruesome scene?

Some say the headless body is that of Queen Anne Boleyn, who was beheaded at the Tower in 1536.

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How many mummified bodies are there in the Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, in Sicily?

Many of the bodies (mostly skeletal) are just hanging out in their nice clothes, waiting to pounce on you if the lights happen to go out.

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Why is the Manila Film Center supposedly haunted?

One hundred and sixty-nine workers died when construction failed and many sank into wet concrete, where they perished; officials were so nervous about the fallout that they didn't allow emergency teams on site for 9 hours.

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The Beelitz-Heilstätten facility was used for what purpose?

It was used for World War I wounded (including Adolph Hitler) and also for many tuberculosis sufferers; the eerie, enormous compound is now completely abandoned.

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Japan's Aokigahara forest is perhaps best known by which nickname?

This dense forest has become an infamous mecca of sorts for people who decide to commit suicide; sometimes the bodies aren't discovered for years.

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What is the most popular method of suicide in Suicide Forest?

Most people off themselves by hanging, but poisoning is also high on the list.

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The Sedlec Ossuary, in the Czech Republic, has artist sculptures and objects made from what?

The skeletons of perhaps 70,000 people were used to fashion all sorts of insane objects, such as a chandelier made from skulls.

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What happened to the town named Oradour-sur-Glane?

In 1944, the Nazis massacred more than 600 people in this French town; its crumbling remains are left as a memorial to their lives.

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What unique feature would you have found inside Iulia Hasdeu Castle in Romania?

The walls of one room were painted entirely black for spiritualism purposes as a desperate father tried to contact his dead daughter.

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Why is the North Yungas Road in Bolivia known as "Death Road"?

This high, winding is so narrow that perhaps 200 to 300 people die every year trying to travel its length.

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Where is the Hell Fire Club located?

It was an 18th-century hunting lodge with a reputation for people who loved the occult (and debauchery); its ruins still stand on Montpelier Hill in Ireland.

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Visitors to the Hell Fire Club are often freaked out by the sighting of what paranormal figure?

This eerie location is open to the public, and you may spot the enormous angry cat if you're really lucky.

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Why did the Parisians begin burying their dead in the Paris Catacombs in 1786?

Cemeteries were so overfilled that they created a lasting stench; the catacombs were a natural solution to an odiferous problem.

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What ghost might you spot if you visit Raynham Hall in England?

In 1936, a photographer captured an image of the Brown Lady, the ghost of Lady Dorothy Walpole, making her one of the most famous ghosts in the world.

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Scotland's Edinburgh Castle sits on top of what feature?

Perched atop an extinct volcano, the huge castle has been considered one of the world's most haunted places for a very long time.

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In 1912, how many people were killed in the Axe Murder House, located in Villisca, Iowa?

Two adults and six children were brutally chopped by a man who was never caught; the house is reportedly buzzing with paranormal activity, and you can sleep there for a night for a fee.

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What can you witness thanks to the Igorot people in the Philippines?

The Igorot hang coffins on the sides of cliffs, leading to a macabre display; the idea is to keep bodies safe from flooding and animals and to speed a soul's journey to heaven.

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What happened to the city of Pripyat, which is completely abandoned?

Pripyat, Ukraine was just too close to the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, which malfunctioned in 1986; the town of 50,000 was evacuated in a single day, leaving behind undisturbed remnants of human lives.

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In 1793, a doorkeeper became lost in the Paris Catacombs and died there. How long was it before his body was discovered?

The catacombs are so vast that no one found him for 11 years; let that be a reminder to you to stay away from Earth's scariest places.

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If you love spine-tingling fun, you'll love these eerie locations. How much do you know about the scariest places on Earth?

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