Published: November 1st 2011October 31st 2011
Photo by none other than Ralph Eugene Meatyard.
Romance (N.) From Ambrose Bierce #3 from Portfolio 3, negative 1964/1974
Halloween or not, these places are creepy all year.
1. Murder Castle, Chicago, IL, Weird and Haunted Chicago Tours
The tour takes you into the building for an intimate look at the torture hotel of H.H. Holmes, considered to be United States first serial killer, where he practiced his sick talents at the 1893 World's Fair Columbian Exhibition. Not your fancy? Weird and Haunted Chicago have many more tours that are much more…palatable.
Book here: http://www.prairieghosts.com/holmes.html
2. Voodoo Market, Lome, Togo
Play some tricks, get some treats at this extensive voodoo supermarket.
BBC Image Collection: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/picture_gallery/05/africa_togo0s_voodoo_market/html/1.stm
3. Explore with abandon: Visit the abandoned buildings and towns near you!
In a house: Russia Country Manor
On a train: Abkhazia Railway
In a subway: Newark, New Jersey Subway Tunnel
On a boat: Staten Island Boat Graveyard
At the amusement park: Opko Land, South Korea
At the warehouse: Brussels Warehouse B
At the waterpark: Barcelona Water Park
At the…missile silo? Lambarte, Latvia Soviet Missile Silo
In an asylum: Cane Hill Lunatic Asylum, Danvers State Insane Asylum in Massachussetts
In a church: Gary, Indiana City Methodist Church
In a research center: Russian Brain Research Facility
In a hotel: Pick Fort Shelby Hotel
4. Spend a day with the dead in the Paris Catacombs.
Neil Shea tells us more in National Geographic "Paris Catacombs": http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/02/paris-underground/shea-text
5. Aokigahara Jukai Forest, also known as "Suicide Forest" in Japan.
Rob Gilhooly reports for Japan Times about spending time in this "Sea of Trees": http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20110626x1.html
Personally, I am just in it for the free candy.
Happy Halloween everyone! Stay safe!