Terrible sights from around the world
The majority of fans traveling on vacation abroad did not even know that around the world there are many terrible sights, after a visit which may have nightmares.
In our selection of the answer to the question: Where will go to fans to tickle your nerves?
The banks of this African lake littered with the corpses of fossilized animals. The thing is that high levels of sodium bicarbonate in Tanzanian Lake Natron leads to the fact that any small animals and birds, which fall in the water are killed and their remains harden and coated minerals.
Around the entire lake can be found creepy mummified animals. The high alkalinity of the water in the lake can cause corrosive burns in animals, and its temperature may reach 60 degrees Celsius.
It is interesting that in the soda is quite successful live thousands of pink flamingos and other species of birds that breed in the shallows.
The island of dolls
Julián Santana Barrera, who lived as a hermit on a small island, located on one of the canals in the Xochimilco (Mexico City area), became obsessed with the idea that in the channel near the island drowned a young girl. After that, throughout his life he collected old dolls that hung on the trees across the island to calm the soul of the deceased girl. Today, Isla de Munekas became eerie tourist attraction.
Visitors come to see the thousands of decomposing dolls, pinned on the branches of trees, some of which are headless, others staring blankly into the sky. It looks like a horror film. Some believe that the doll possessed by the souls of dead children, and if you listen closely, you can hear them whispering softly slurred. Temple rats
Hindu temple Harney Mans in the Indian town of Deshnok is infested with rats, but tourists from all over the world flock here, to see such an unusual place. In the temple, home to more than 20,000 rats, and they are considered here as sacred beings.
rats fed rats every day, and even fences were installed to protect the animals from predators. Visitors to the temple are required to remove their shoes before entering. Now imagine for a moment - you need to walk barefoot in the rat droppings, while the rats running around in bare feet (although it is considered a sign of good luck).
Ossuary in Sedlec
The Church of All Saints or ossuary in the Czech city of Siedlce at first sight is nondescript medieval Gothic church. But if you go inside, once it becomes clear that this is not an ordinary chapel. While most churches interiors are decorated with gold leaf and frescoes, "ossuary" is decorated with human remains. In 1870, the crypt under the church literally overflowed skeletons (where people were buried for centuries). To cope with the problem, we hired a local woodcarver to the put in order a pile of bones.
As a result, since more than 40,000 skeletons decorate a church - they decorated the entire interior of the church. The most notable is the huge bone chandelier, for the manufacture of which were used in at least one of the human bones of all varieties. The results seem pretty grim, but unusual church attracts thousands of tourists every year. Capuchin Catacombs of
On the outskirts of Palermo, in Sicily, in the catacombs of the Capuchin parade exposed the remains (skeletons, mummies and embalmed corpses) of more than 8000 people. A visit to this disgusting place not explicitly for the faint of heart. These catacombs date from the XVI century, when the monks of the Capuchin needed to expand its cemetery. They have dug a crypt under the church and moved to his body to the cemetery in various states of mummification. Although initially the catacombs were the final resting place for monks, wealthy citizens started to pay for something that their bodies after death embalmed and put in the catacombs.
These bodies are dressed in their best clothes, placed standing and hanging along the walls. Some well-preserved corpses still remained intact hair and teeth, and their faces frozen forever horrible grimaces. One of the most frightening exhibits - a little girl, Rosalia Lombardo, who died in 1920 and was one of the last, who was placed in an embalmed in the catacombs. Her body is preserved almost perfectly.
death Caves Pnomsampo
Deep in the jungle on the mountainside Pnomsampo located 11 kilometers from the city of Battambang, are "cave of death" - an eerie reminder of the genocide of the Khmer Rouge. Victims brought here and dumped in the cave through a small hole in the rock. Some before that beaten to death, others were thrown alive, and they died from starvation and injuries.
Today tourists visit the cave at the bottom of which there were piles of bones and skulls. This is definitely a frightening and unpleasant place for everyone. Paris Catacombs
At the end of the XVIII century cemeteries of Paris were filled, and the authorities need to urgently find a new place to bury the dead. The citizens began to complain about the stench and disease from the decomposing bodies in the crowded cemeteries. As a result, the body with all the cemeteries excavated and demolished them in the abandoned quarry near the town. Since 1810 the bones of the mountain decided to arrange neatly folded them along the walls. More than six million Parisians who died were buried at the end of XVIII to the middle of the XIX century, these catacombs under the city. Today open for tourists only a small portion of the approximately 320 kilometers of tunnels.
Siriraj Medical Museum
In one of the museums in Bangkok kept exposition of all things related to the disease, death and ugliness. "Museum of death", or Siriraj Medical Museum, with its monstrous exhibits is the oldest hospital in Thailand. It was originally created as an educational resource for health professionals and students. Today, the museum has become a macabre tourist attraction. The exhibition exhibited deformed babies body, preserved in alcohol in formaldehyde, the bodies of victims of accidents and dismembered body parts. The museum is even the mummified body of a notorious serial killer, allegedly exhibited as an exhibit to deter others from repeating his offenses. Other exhibits tumors demonstrate the effect on different parts of the body, and genetic deformity.
fetishes Akodessava Market
You can find all the necessary ingredients for any spell on this bizarre market in Lome, Togo. People who practice voodoo, come here from all over West Africa to buy the head and the other "parts" of monkeys, reptiles and animals. One has only to imagine - a huge market, which laid out on the shelves of the animals in various stages of decomposition ... and a terrible stench. Products on the market range from huge animal bones, which are buried under the door of the house to ward off evil spirits, to the severed paw of which make talismans.
death Museum of
In the Museum's death kept a terrible collection of murder weapons, crime scene photos and memorabilia associated with death. For example, among the exhibits there is a severed head on the guillotine "Paris blue beard" (the serial killer of women beginning of XX century), a collection of body bags and coffins, implements executions and tools for dissection. Surprisingly, visitors every year comes a lot.