5 Haunted Places You May Have Never Heard Of
Feeling the Halloween spirit? Ready to have chills run up and down your spine and feel the goosebumps on your arms? These stories will either make you want to visit these places if you’re a thrill seeker or steer clear if you cannot stand the thought of being some place surrounded by folklore and scary stories the locals swear by. These tales originate from the Caribbean and Central and South America – so you know what’s next is spooky. You’re going to want to have your lights on for this…
Bahoruco Highlands, Dominican Republic
It is said Biembiens, half-human creatures dating back to the 1700s who sacrifice and eat humans, live in Bahoruco Highlands. Legend has it that African Slaves and Indigenous people who escaped Spanish masters ran to the mountains to escape and lived in the wilderness until they mutated into ugly, wild beings, haunting nearby areas. Some people trust in the story of these creatures being harmless and shy – which story do you believe?
Casa de Los Tubos, Mexico
This home was built in the 1970s in Monterrey, Mexico. It’s called “house of tubes” because of the tubes outside of the house and the hallways inside structured as cylinders. It is said that a rich family was building the home to accommodate their paralyzed daughter, making the house accessible to the child. One day, their daughter lost control of her wheelchair as she roamed the halls and flew out a window, falling to her death. Her father later committed suicide because the tragedy haunted him. Now Casa de Los Tubos is seen as a cursed place, even after it was remodeled.
Pasco and Alberti Stations, Argentina
These train stations are two of the most haunted subways in Argentina. Multiple people have died at these locations, so it’s claimed to be haunted. A couple of construction workers were killed during the night shift when a wall collapsed on them, and then years later, the station was bombed and six people were killed. Claims suggest the subways are haunted by spirits because security cameras go black at night, followed by ghostly figures staring right into the lens.
El Castillo del Gringo Loco, Ecuador
This castle is unfinished and said to be haunted by the spirit of a Frenchman who lost his wife and children. The story states that a WWII veteran and his family started a new life in Ecuador after the war. The veteran had PTSD and was deemed the “Gringo Loco” by the locals, which can be translated to “Crazy White Man.” One day, the couple’s babies died under unusual circumstances. The hallucinations came after. His wife began waking up in the middle of the night, seeing their babies crawling around their home. She followed them deep into a cave one night and suffocated to death after being trapped. It is said that when her husband found her, he lost his mind and was never to be seen again. Locals claim he never left the tunnels and that you can hear his cries for his wife echoing.
Isla de las Muñecas, Mexico
This Island is home to thousands of dolls, and according to locals, you can hear crying coming from them and around the island itself. A man named Julián Santana Barrera used to inhabit the island and care for it. Word has it he saw little girls playing in the river one day and when one of them began to drown he dived in to save her -- but could not. He must have felt horrible. When he came across the little girl’s doll, he hung it from a tree and continued to hang dolls all around the island, hence the name “Island of the dolls.” He mysteriously died in 2001 in the same river the young girl died. Now the Island creeps people out because of the dismembered dolls they swear can be heard crying along with the distant cries coming from within the island.
Scary stuff, right? Share these stories with friends and family this Halloween! And if you’re craving more, check out our blog post on Dominican urban legends here.