Some places are so creepy that they’ll give you nightmares for years to come. Other places are just weird, but in an amusing way. We’ve all heard of some of these places before—the Sedlec Ossuary, or the Catacombs of Paris—but there are plenty more out there, too! There’s something on this list for everyone who loves spooky and strange vacations.
The Winchester Mystery House
Yeah, it’s that house from the movie. If you’re looking for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this may be it. The Winchester Mystery House is a sprawling mansion in San Jose, California that has been under construction since 1884. Sarah Winchester’s intention was to build a home that would confuse evil spirits so they would not find her. She bought an empty lot from her husband’s estate.
The house was built without any formal blueprints or plans. It features staircases leading nowhere, doors leading into brick walls, windows built into walls for no apparent reason.the list goes on!
Apparently Mrs. Winchester hired carpenters from all over the world to work on their craft during construction (including local carpenter Henry Tobin). They were told only one thing: keep building until Mrs. Winchester had passed away (which happened in 1922).
Bigfoot discovery museum
Located on Humboldt County’s Redwood Highway, the Bigfoot Discovery Museum is one of those roadside attractions you just have to check out. Actually, it is really hard to believe that something like this exist.
I would not even know about it if the channel named somethin’ or other tour didn’t cover it. Check his video for an immersive experience of this weird museum. Dylan Sesco accompanies you through the tour of this museum and along the way, you explore it’s rich history.
It’s been here since 1969. It’s been a museum dedicated to Bigfoot and the search for Bigfoot ever since then. The museum also doubles as a research center for Bigfoot in addition to being home of “the world’s largest collection of sasquatch evidence.”
There are all kinds of interesting things to see here like an authentic Yeti handprint cast in plaster (I’m not making this up). The museum also has an entire section dedicated to Sasquatch artifacts from around the world.
Bone Church in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
The Bone Church in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic is one of the most peculiar places in Europe. It’s a small town built into a mountain, with streets that go up and down, around and through houses, monasteries and cathedrals. The town is also known as “Museum City” because there are so many museums with artifacts from medieval times.
The bone church was built by monks in the 14th century, when they noticed that all their bones were turning to dust due to being buried for so long. So instead of burying them again outside where they would disintegrate even faster, they decided instead to build this church full of human bones!
They only used skeletons from those who had died naturally – no mass graves allowed! You’ll be surprised at how many people have been laid here: up until 1622 there were over 1 million bodies buried here!
Founded by gold prospector James Mentry in 1852. He struck it rich and built a town around his mine. He had a reputation for being kind to his employees and giving them generous wages. The town has a population of around 100 people. This is another one from the long list of places that i didn’t know about. Dylan Sesco made a video on it back then and I found it very intriguing to watch.
The main attraction is the Mentryville Gold Rush Ghost Town, which offers guided tours of the town, wagon rides and panning for gold. He built a church, a schoolhouse and even had his own hotel. Mentryville was a self-sufficient town with its own post office and general store. Mentry left the mine after it dried up in 1856, but before he left he ordered all of the buildings to be destroyed except for his mansion and the church.
Well, that’s our list of the top 10 weird places to visit. There are many more out there and we hope you can find a few to check out.