Some people deliberately go to a challenging place to test their adrenaline, while other accidentally encounter. If you are among those who love challenges and plan to visit terrifying places, then you should consider visiting these places.
5. Karni Mata Temple, also Known as Rats Temple
The temple is located in Rajasthan, India, which serves as the home to 2,000 free rats. Local people think that rats are the reincarnation of their ancestors. The other legend behind the temple is Karni Mata’s stepson drowned in a lake while trying to drink water.
After that Karni Mata begged (Yajna) the God of Death (Yama) to revive his stepson. The God of Death refused initially but allowed eventually under one condition that her stepson and all her male children will be reincarnated as rats in the future.
Eating the food nibbled on by these rats is considered to be a “high honor”. While the hygienic safety of this practice is questionable, it’s created a sense of respect toward these often neglected, despised creatures.
If anyone accidentally kills any of these rats then it will be replaced with a gold or silver khaba — a pharaoh of Ancient Egypt during the 3rd dynasty of the Old Kingdom — of the same size, shape, height, and weight.
4. Doll Island, Haunted Dolls
The island is located in Mexico, was originally a playground that has a beautiful canal. One day, a little girl died in one of the canals. To salute the little girl, many people hung their dolls. However, there is one issue that says that the doll can move or whisper at night.
Eyewitnesses claimed that they had heard the dolls whispering to each other, while others were on a boat near the island saying that the doll lured them to descend to the island.
It is dedicated to the lost soul of a poor girl who met her fate too soon in strange circumstances. The area has thousands of people, but this small island is home to hundreds of terrifying dolls.
Their severed limbs, decapitated heads, and blank eyes adorn trees. Dolls are threatening, even in the bright light of midday. But in the dark, they are particularly disturbing. So, do you dare try to spend the night on this doll haunted island?
3. Roopkund, Skeletons Lake
Roopkund is locally known as Mystery lake or skeletons lake. It is located on a high altitude glacial lake in the Uttarakhand State of India. It lies in the lap of Trishul massif and is famous for hundreds of human skeletons found at the edge of the lake.
The area is uninhabited, located in the Himalayas at an altitude of 5,029 meters above seawater and surrounded by rocky glaciers and snow-clad mountains. Roopkund is crowned as a skeletons lake because there are many skulls present around the lake.
After the initial investigation, skulls belong to 800 years before and because of the cold temperature, most of it is intact and some even have hairs on it. The path to Roopkund lake is famous among trekkers.
2. The Karakum Desert, a Fire Gate of Hell
The Karakum Desert also spelled Kara-Kum and Gara-Gum is a desert in Central Asia, Turkmenistan.
Its name means Black Sand in Turkic languages, in reference to the dark soil that lies beneath the sandy surface of much of the desert which occupies about 70 percent, or 350,000 km², of the area of Turkmenistan.
Initially, Soviet geologists drilled mine to assess the quantity of oil available at this site. Soon after the survey, geologists found out there was a pocket of natural gas located beneath the drilling rig but the entire camp collapsed leaving a hole with a diameter of 70 meters. Worrying releases of poisonous gases from the cave into nearby towns, the engineers thought it best to burn the gas off.
It was estimated that the gas would burn out within a few days, but it has been burn on fire for 40 years. This place is opened for tourists visit and you can take pictures near to the gate of hell.
1. Iilha de Queimada Grande, Snake Island
The island is located near Sao Paulo, Brazil is also known as the “snake island”, because of every square meter on the island, there are about 4,400 snakes.
The snakes found on this island are quite dangerous because they can have a force 5 times stronger than snakes elsewhere on the globe. Extremely rocky terrain, subtropical landscapes, and isolation make this island totally uninhabitable for humans or any other mammal.
This has had a profound impact on the snake population that has thrived without any predators or human intervention and has sustained itself through feeding on migratory birds that use the island as a resting stop.
The Brazilian government banned all trips to the island due the danger snakes pose to human life, but likewise, due to the danger, humans bring upon the snakes.
The golden lancehead snake is classified as critically endangered and the area is protected in order to preserve this unique population, the only one of its kind on the planet.
Despite the government’s best efforts, poachers still raid the island to capture these vulnerable snakes to sell on the black market. For instance, there is a claim that a golden lancehead viper alone could fetch as high as £17,000 ($24,000) on this market.
There are several stories on this island related to human tragic encounter to this predators. A fisherman who lost power in the engines of his boat after drifting to the island he ventured inland, unaware of the terrors that lay in wait.
When his boat was finally discovered, he was found dead in a pool of blood covered in snake bites. Well, it looks like you should think twice before getting into this dangerous island.
Author: Adam Nicholas