The Halloween season is upon us, and with it comes the chance to explore some of the world’s creepiest haunted sites in distant destinations. Hidden in plain view, it turns out some are more gruesome than you’d think.
Mary King’s Close, Edinburgh, Scotland
Situated in Edinburgh’s Old Town, mysterious Mary King’s Close (“street of sorrows”) is a warren of streets hidden beneath the Royal Mile. According to urban legends, hauntings resulted after plague victims were quarantined and built into the walls or left to die in the close. Now a commercial tourist attraction, the close offers a glimpse into Edinburgh’s past from the 16th to 19th centuries. Continue Reading ›