A Midnight Scream

Roll them bones: The skull-encrusted walls of the Paris catacombs.  (Nathan Borchelt)

The pleasures of "double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble" need not be isolated to the knee-high set. Halloween offers an opportunity to shed your skin, slip into a mask, and make a fun fool out of yourself for one night—without being held truly responsible for all that gloriously immature activity. To inspire a little bit of playful gloom and doom, we offer an overview an overview of the world's creepiest places and two spooky photo galleries.

Our Favorite Haunts
Skull-lined passageways in Paris; restless Civil War ghosts defying gravity; a bone-laden church outside of Prague; San Jose's Mystery House; Hawaiian Marchers of the Night; the gardens of good and evil; and more.

Photo Gallery: October in West Virginia
Discover what two intrepid Away.com employees unearthed one eerie October night atop the otherworldly, fog-enshrouded environs of Snowshoe Ski Resort and its surrounding badlands.

Photo Gallery: The World's Creepiest Places
The birthplace of Dracula; the City of the Dead; the burial site of kings; the commoner's catacombs; and more.

Published: 22 Oct 2003 | Last Updated: 16 Feb 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication



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