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There is nothing that could be able to attract attention and also frighten so much as unexplained phenomena. Mysterious stories equally amaze both children and adults, which often go to distant countries in search of thrills and castles with ghosts. In England, the ghosts have long been a national feature. Only in this country you can see road signs telling "Caution, ghosts" and join one of the many clubs of ghost hunters. Literally every city of the world has buildings enveloped with mysterious histories and beautiful legends. Ancient castles and palaces, deserted hospitals and hotels hide many secrets; thousands of skeptics and travelers fond of enthusiastic mystical stories come to unravel them.

Renwick Smallpox Hospital, USA

Mysterious legends associate not only with ancient fortress, but also with some abandoned old hospitals. One of them is Renwick Smallpox Hospital, Roosevelt Island, US. The hospital named after its creator, James Renwick, is among the prominent landmarks of the state. Prisoners of a nearby prison were involved construction of the hospital. The facility was opened in 1856.

Renwick Smallpox Hospital, USA Originally this medical institution was focused on smallpox patients, so not all of thousands inmates were able to leave it. According to statistics, about 7,000 patients have been treated in the hospital every year; more than 450 people of them died yearly. The hospital operated until 1973, and then come to desolation. Nowadays this once grand building in the Gothic Revival style is inevitably collapsing.

Many mysterious stories are associated with this deserted building; not all brave skeptics dare to stroll through the corridors of this deserted building. Many tourists are eager to get to Roosevelt Island in evening to watch the old hospital illuminating at the nightfall. The nature of this phenomenon remains the main mystery of the hospital. According to one version, one of the residents of the Upper East Side illuminates the building. So far, there’s no evidence unconvincing this version; every night, regardless of the time of year and weather conditions the building is embraced by glowing mist. Next - Baldoon Castle

Baldoon Castle, United Kingdom

Baldoon Castle, United Kingdom A true world leader in terms of mystical castles and palaces is the United Kingdom, as beautiful and mysterious legends are associated with literally every historic site of the country. Some legends don’t have confirmation, but the history of Baldoon Castle clearly isn’t one of them. There are many locals who have seen the ghost of a young girl living there. According to one legend, that’s a ghost of Janet, the successor of the famous nobleman, James Dalrymple. Complete article

Woodchester Mansion, United Kingdom

Woodchester Mansion, United Kingdom Woodchester Mansion located in the eponymous park, in Gloucestershire, is also enveloped in mystical stories. Features of this attraction can be estimated even before acquaintance, as the mansion is situated in one of the most secret areas of the park, at the bottom of a deep valley. Construction of the mansion was begun by one wealthy gentleman in the second half of the 19th century; in 1873 construction was halted due to sudden death of the owner. Complete article

Berengaria Hotel, Cyprus

Berengaria Hotel, Cyprus The main mystical attraction of Cyprus is the abandoned Berengaria Hotel. Its opening has taken place over 80 years ago. The luxury hotel has been focused on the wealthiest tourists and has brought considerable income to the owner. After the founder's death, his business was inherited by three sons, but they have failed to establish the work. They often quarreled and became hostages to their own greed, so once brothers turned into bitter enemies. Soon all three died under mysterious circumstances, and the once luxurious hotel was abandoned. Complete article

Waverly Hills Sanatorium, USA

Waverly Hills Sanatorium, USA One of the most mysterious objects in the United States is Waverly Hills Sanatorium situated in Louisville. At the turn of the 18th-19th centuries, locals suffered from a terrible and incurable disease of that time, tuberculosis. It took lives of hundred thousands of people; many towns and villages were emptied during epidemic. The large-scale sanatorium complex was designed specifically for rehabilitation of patients; its opening took place in 1926. Complete article

Chateau de Fontainebleau, France

Chateau de Fontainebleau, France Stories about the mysterious Chateau de Fontainebleau are known worldwide. This unique historic building enveloped by many amazing legends never ceases to attract romantic natures and fans of ghost stories. Built in the 16th century, the castle is considered the most populous ghost object of France; even staunch skeptics are lucky enough to see spirits here. The most recognizable ghost is Red man who can often be found in a park near the palace. Catherine de Medici was one of the first who happened to see the ghost; he predicted the tragic death of her sons. The ghost of the Red man was also seen by Henry IV; that time the former has predicted a violent death too. Complete article

St. John's Hospital, United Kingdom

St. John's Hospital, United Kingdom Back o topic of abandoned hospitals, it’s certainly worth to mention St. John’s Hospital situated in Lincolnshire. It was opened in 1852. The hospital was initially focused on the mentally ill from the local poor. Obviously, local doctors didn’t even try to help people, dozens of years incredibly cruel medical experiments were hold there. The hospital has been working more than a hundred years, and in 1989, the local authorities decided to close it. Complete article

Crenshaw House, USA

Crenshaw House, USA The mysterious Crenshaw House is situated in Illinois, US. It was built in 1838 and belonged to the local slave owner John Crenshaw; there were real legends about his cruel nature. According to one of them, he equipped some sort of prison in the attic of the villa; there he kept entire families of slaves illegally kidnapped in northern states. Locals treated cries and moans of the slaves coming from the attic as tricks of ghosts. That’s why Crenshaw House became known as a haunted house. Complete article

Castle Tower, United Kingdom

Castle Tower, United Kingdom Exciting Castle Tower of London also has its mystical guardians; many tourists consider meeting these spirits to be a great success. Locals believe that the ghost of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, who was killed on the order of King Henry II, can be seen in the walls of the castle. The headless ghost of Anne Boleyn can also be found in the corridors of the Tower, as well as the ghost of the Countess Margaret Pole, which is considered the most terrible. Her execution took place in the castle in 1541; Henry VIII put Countess to death just to liquidate the hated Plantagenet dynasty. There are also ghosts of children, which are often called ‘the little princes.’ The young King Edward V, who was only 12 years old and his 9-year-old brother Richard succumbed there. Complete article

Diplomat Hotel, Philippines

Diplomat Hotel, Philippines The abandoned Diplomat Hotel has to be mentioned among the unique attractions of the Philippine Islands. Locals don’t dare to approach to this building even in the daytime. This amazing facility was built on top of Dominican Hill in Baguio in 1911 and housed the seminary. During the World War II it came to desolation, and then was used as a shelter by Japanese deserters. During the war, dozens of bombs fell there and a great number of people were killed in its walls. Complete article

Castle Rozmberk, Czech Republic

Castle Rozmberk, Czech Republic The Czech Republic has also a lot of amazing mystical symbols, including the beautiful Castle Rožmberk, which was built in the 13th century. The fortress bears the name of its founders. According to one legend, spirit of Perchta, the daughter of Ulrich Rosenberg, lives there. When the girl was 20 years old, her father decided to marry her to a nobleman Jan Liechtenstein. Perchta many years lived in misery eating the dust from her abusive husband, his mother and sisters. Complete article

Bhangarh Fort, India

Bhangarh Fort, India Among the historical attractions of India a special place is occupied by the Bhangar Fort situated in Rajasthan. Notoriety of the old fort is so strong that there is a special table warning of dangers of these places. It’s prohibited to enter the territory of the fort from dusk to dawn. Local residents believe that these places were cursed. Complete article
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