6 supernatural hotspots

Fancy a haunted holiday? Whether you believe in ghosts or not, why not plan a visit to one of these creepy destinations?

Castle of Good Hope, South Africa

Thanks to the horrific executions that occurred within the walls of this fortress, hundreds of visitors have claimed to see screaming spectres and ghostly figures. (Image credit: Bernard Gagnon/ Wikimedia Commons)

Island of the Dolls, Mexico

The ghost of a child who drowned in Lake Xochimilco is kept at bay by offerings of discarded dolls, which are hung from the surrounding trees. (Image credit: Esparta Palma/ Wikimedia Commons)

Tower of London, England

Visitors have regularly witnessed the spirits of those who were executed on this site, along with spectral sightings of the exotic animals that were once kept here, prowling along the walls of the keep. (Image credits: Bob Collowan/ Wikimedia Commons)

Cachtice Castle, Slovakia

The crumbling ruin that clings to the mountainside was once the home of Countess Elizabeth Báthory, an evil woman who murdered hundreds of young girls before bathing in their blood. (Image credit: Jacomoman78/ Wikimedia Commons)

Borden House, Massachusetts

Visitors at Lizzie Borden’s home have often claimed to see glowing orbs in the bedroom where Mr and Mrs Borden were murdered with a sharpened axe. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

Poveglia, Italy

This abandoned island was once a psychiatric hospital with an accompanying plague pit, but today the only inhabitants are apparently the tortured spirits that haunt its dilapidated ruins. (Image credit: Chris 73/ Wikimedia Commons)

This article was originally published in How It Works issue 131, written by Joanna Elphick

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