|Mexico’s Island of Dolls (dailymail)|
|The Door to Hell (The Huffington Post)|
|Door to Hell (Love These Pics)|
In 1971, a group of scientists were tasked to set up a drilling rig in the middle of Karakum Desert, Turkmenistan. The ground however collapsed beneath the rig, spreading poisonous methane gas. In their state of panic, the scientists decided to set the crater on fire in hopes of burning off the gas.
|Night view of Door to Hell (Reshareable)|
|Man praying Goddess Karni Mata (dailymail)|
Legend has it that Karni Mata, the goddess of incarnation, attempted to bring her stepson back from the dead, only to be denied by the God of Death so she made a deal with Death, permitting all male descendants in her family to reborn as rats.
|Rats in the temple drinking milk provided by worshippers (Slate)|
Darn, these rats are everywhere! If you can’t stomach the sights of rats, why not set sail to relax and enjoy the canals around Vembanadu Lake instead?
|Dolls just hanging around (Isla de las Munecas)|
Once upon a time, the island’s only inhabitant, Julian Santana Barrera, discovered a body of a drowned child with a doll mysteriously floating by the canal of Mexico. Haunted by her death, he started collecting dolls and hanging them on trees in what we now know as Isla de las Muñecas (Island of the Dolls) as protection from further hauntings and to appease her tortured soul.
|Welcome to the Island of Dolls Reddit|
Okay okay, so you don’t want to go anywhere near the dolls. We totally understand. Contemplate going on a Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Tour for a nature-filled adventure!
Who knew the City of Love is home to the world’s largest grave. Say what?!
|Catacomb of Paris (Lonely Planet)|
|The inside of Catacomb (Tourist Destination)|
Because visitor numbers are restricted to 200 at any single time, there will be a queue snaking outside of the entrance. Skip the line by purchasing a Small Group Walking Tour!
|Hill of Crosses (America Pink)|
The Hill of Crosses was declared as a place for hope, peace, love and sacrifice by Pope John Paul II in 1993. It was believed that the first cross was placed just after the 1831 November Uprising and over the years, statues of Virgin Mary, Lithuanian patriots, effigies and rosaries were brought here by Catholic pilgrims.
|Hill of crosses at dusk (dailymail)|
Which of these five creepiest place to visit on earth is your favourite? Our pick is Mexico‘s Island of Dolls — can you imagine walking among the dolls while they whisper evil nothings to you? Don’t forget to bring your cross, talisman, onion and garlic. Better safe than sorry!