World's Creepy Attractions
World's Creepy Attractions
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Mutter Museum, Philadelphia. Run by the centuries-old College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Contains chronicles the abnormalities and diseases that ravage human flesh.
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The Mütter Museum in Philadelphia, PA. A collection of medical oddities that educates rather than objectifies. I so want to go here.
The Mutter Museum is one of the leading museums of medical history in the USA. The museum boasts with a collection of antique medical equipment, wax models, pathological and anatomical specimens and medical oddities. The mission of the museum is to educate the public about the mysteries and beauty of anatomy of human and appreciating treatment of diseases and history of diagnosis.
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Image: Human skulls on display at the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (© George Widman)
Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic 90 minutes out of Prague. The basement level chapel contains 40,000 skeletons fashioned into skull candelabras, and towering coat of arms, and one seriously morbid chandelier.
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Outside of Prague, in the Czech Republic, is a small Roman Catholic Church that looks normal on the outside but holds 40,000 to 70,000 skeletons on the inside. Officially called the Sedlec Ossuary, it is often just referred to as Bone Church. Around 1400, thousands of skeletons were dug up so that the church could be built in the middle of the cemetery. The lower chapel was to be an ossuary for the mass graves unearthed during construction. Around 1870, a wood carver was commissioned to make order from all the bones. The dead were arranged in macabre art to form four bell towers, a huge bone chandelier that contains at least one of every bone in the human body, garlands of skulls draping the vault, bones around the altar, a large Schwarzenberg coat-of-arms, the signature of the artist Rint, and many more bizarre artworks. The chapel, and underneath the church and cemetery, are all decorated with bones. People who died in war or a gruesome death which marred the bones were not used too much for decoration. Instead, those skeletal remains are locked away behind gates or form bone tunnels.
Curious Places: Sedlec Ossuary (Kutná Hora/ Czech Republic) The Sedlec Ossuary is a small Roman Catholic chapel, located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints in Sedlec, a suburb of Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic. The ossuary is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, many of whom have had their bones artistically arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel.
Courtesan Macabre - Gothic Fashion, Gothic Style: Kutna Hora Bone Church
Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, Belize. Archeological site near San Ignacio. Mayans practiced human sacrifice here, as evidenced by the cave's most startling skeleton: the Crystal Maiden, a teenage girl whose bones seem to sparkle.
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The Actun Tunichil Muknal caves in Belize hold the skeleton of a teenage girl ("possibly a sacrifice victim") whose bones have been calcified to a sparkling, crystallized pile of hypnotizing creepiness
Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Caves, Belize
Actun Tunichil Muknal Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) is a Mayan archeological site inside of a cave in Belize discovered in 1989. It is considered a very important site due to well preserved stone tools, ceramic pottery and jewelry. Did I mention there is also well preserved skeletons scattered throughout one area of the cave?
Capuchin Catacombs, Sicily. Beneath the streets behold a "human library" of 8,000 embalmed bodies dressed in their funereal finest. Spanning 5 centuries.
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Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, CA. This labyrinthine 160 room Victorian mansion which Sarah Winchester the heir to the eponymous rifle empire built. It's suppose to hold all the spirits of those felled by Winchester bullets.
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Winchester House - San Jose, California
Winchester Mystery House: San Jose, CA. I love ghost stories and haunted places.
The Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, CA, designed by Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune. This 160 room mansion was designed like a maze with mile-long hallways, secret passages, dead ends, doors opening to blank walls and staircases leading to the ceiling, in an effort to confuse the spirits of all the victims of Winchester rifles who had been haunting Sarah. She was instructed by a medium to never stop building the house, or else she would die.
The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. In1881, Sarah Winchester, the widow of famous gun maker Oliver Winchester, became convinced that she needed protection from the evil spirits of all the people killed by Winchester rifles. A psychic advised her to continually add rooms to her San Jose, California, mansion to confuse any ghosts that may try to find her.
Winchester Mystery House is in my top 10 on my bucket list -Trish
Museo del las Momias, Guanajuato Mexico. 111 remarkably preserved mummies were exhumed from the Santa Paula Pantheon.
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Museo de las Momias. The Guanajuato Mummies Museum. Guanajuato, México.
The Museum of Death, Hollywood. This stomach-churning homage to murder, dismemberment, and rigor mortis houses a collection of serial killer artwork, photos of horrific accidents and famous crime scenes, and the guillotine-severed head of the murderous Bluebeard of Paris.
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The Museum of Death, Hollywood This stomach-churning homage to murder, dismemberment, and rigor mortis houses (among other things) a collection of serial killer artwork, photos of horrific accidents and famous crime scenes, and the guillotine-severed head of the murderous Bluebeard of Paris.
Port Arthur Historic Sites, Tasmania. 19th century Australian penal colony was once home to thousands of violent convicts sentenced to "hell on earth", and the dissection rooms here are evidence ot that.
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World's Creepiest Attractions: Port Arthur Historic Sites, Tasmania
Port Arthur Historic Sites, Tasmania. 19th century Australian penal colony was once home to thousands of violent convicts sentenced to "hell on earth", and the dissection rooms here are evidence of that.
A tense moment on the Port Arthur ghost tour. Picture: Supplied
Torture Museum, Amsterdam. Small and unabashedly lowbrow museum chronicles historical torture methods in displays that are not for the squeamish.
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Torture Museum, Amsterdam. Small and unabashedly lowbrow museum chronicles historical torture methods in displays that are not for the squeamish. (side note: my mom has actually seen this in person)
18th Century: Witches Chair, a torture device intending to cause death by blood loss. Seen one of these at a torture museum in Volterra
Portugal's Chapel of Bones. There's no escaping these bones they occupy every sight line.