Our planet is a marvellous wonder with so much to explore and see, but there are also some truly creepy places. Most of these destinations are popular with tourists who are looking for a spooky adventure. What makes them truly creepy is the realness behind them. All of these places have strong historical roots with lots of culture which means they have been well preserved by locals.
You might enjoy travelling and even a scary movie from time to time, but trust us when we say, these destinations are not for the faint of heart! From a church made out of human bones to a tiny village filled with life-sized dolls, come join us as we travel to some of the creepiest places around the world.
Hanging Coffins of Sagada, Philippines
The Igorot people live in a remote village nestled in the Cordillera Central mountains in the Philippines. Travel here and discover an ancient burial ritual that is both haunting, and remarkable. According to BBC Travel, the elderly carve their own coffins and paint their names on the side. When they pass away, they are placed inside the coffin and then nailed or hung to the side of a cliff.
This practice is believed to date back 2,000 years and allows the deceased to be closer to their ancestral spirits. Before a corpse is put in the coffin, they are placed in a wooden chair, “tied with leaves and vines and covered with a blanket.” The body is smoked to delay decay so relatives can pay their respects. Afterwards, men install metal pegs into the cliff face to suspend the coffin in its final resting place. Mourners then come and let fluids from the decomposing body drip onto their body believing it will bring them good luck.