The most terrible places on Earth

The world is huge and beautiful. But among its technogenic and natural wonders there are also terrible areas, in which a sensible person does not venture to go.

Introducing the seven worst places on Earth


  • 7. Miyakejima, Japan
  • 6. Fetish bazaar in Lomé, Togo
  • 5. Farms bodies, USA
  • 4. Forest Hoya-Bachu, Transylvania
  • 3. Pripyat, Ukraine
  • 2. Serpentine Island, Brazil
  • 1. Catacombs, France

7. Miyakejima, Japan

The species of this volcanic island has more in common with films about Mad Max than with the Land of the Rising Sun, to which we are accustomed. Back in 2000, the main volcano of the island( Mount Oyama) began to spew poison gas, forcing evacuating all people living on the island.

When the residents of Miyakejima were finally allowed to return in 2005, they faced the need to constantly wear gas masks due to the increased level of toxic sulfur dioxide. The whole island is "jammed" with sensors that activate the alarm signal, when the content of toxic substances in the air rises.

6. Fetish Bazaar in Lomé, Togo

Locals consider the Akodeszew market to be a place where any disease can be cured. True, such medicine can cause vomiting in a tourist. After all, the sacrifice of animals plays an important role in the rituals of voodoo, with the help of which healing takes place. The smell of death permeates the air thanks to the rotting corpses of countless animals - dogs, leopards, monkeys, etc.

5. Farms bodies, USA

Contrary to its name, these are not places where clones are grown. These are research institutions, where anthropologists and forensic experts study the decomposition of corpses under the influence of various circumstances. Such farms( they are in Texas, Tennessee, Illinois and North Carolina) are located at a safe distance from living people, and in their territory there can be up to 50 corpses simultaneously.

4. Les Hoya-Bachu, Transylvania

Any place located in Transylvania, in the homeland of Dracula, has already been marked by a halo of mysticism. However, the forest of Hoya-Bachu is not known for its vampires, it is famous for being a place of paranormal activity. UFO is often seen here, and people are missing. The local flora is also unusual: tree trunks with strange, twisted trunks, not to mention places where nothing grows at all, for some strange reason.

People who found the courage to stroll through the forest, later noted that they suffered from nausea, extreme anxiety, severe headaches, and some had mysterious burns and scratches. The daredevils also claim that they felt that they were being watched, heard crying and a mysterious giggle, although there was nobody around.

3 . Pripyat, Ukraine

This humble Ukrainian city was included in the list of the most terrible places on the planet after the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986.Once it was inhabited by more than 47 thousand citizens. At present it is a ghost town filled with radiation and echoes of the past. At the same time, some people( there are about 300 of them) risked returning to their homes, and are engaged in subsistence farming.

2. Snake Island, Brazil

The worst nightmare of Indiana Jones is on the second line in the top 7 of the most terrible and dangerous places in the world. On Keimada-Grandi, there is an island botsrops. His bite leads to rapid tissue necrosis and death. For every square meter of the island there are 5-6 snakes. And this is not harmless, but the most that is poisonous snakes. Victims of the Botrops were many people who tried to colonize the island from the XIX century.

Fortunately, now even the most brave( or crazy) adventurers will not be able to get to the Keimada Grande. This "paradise" for snakes is so dangerous that the Brazilian authorities banned its visit to all but scientists.

1. Catacombs, France

Under the streets of Paris is a complex system of tunnels and caves made from bones from 6 to 7 million dead Parisians. The ossuary( the place where the skeletal remains are stored) appeared in the catacombs in 1786.There were buried corpses from various local cemeteries.

During the Second World War, the network of tunnels was used by members of the French Resistance, and in August 1944 they moved their headquarters there. At the same time, only 500 meters separated the headquarters of the French partisans from the secret German bunker.

Although the catacombs are a popular Parisian landmark, you are unlikely to want to walk there alone.