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5 of the creepiest haunted forests in the world

Few things conjure wonder and excitement in this world like a really creepy forest. Big, dark and full of the unknown. Haunted forests can offer a scary backdrop and terrify the most hardened of paranormal adventurers.

Thankfully for us there is no shortage of examples on our wonderful planet. We’ve put together 5 of the creepiest haunted forests in the world so you can know what’s really out there.

#1 Tawau Hills Park, Malaysia

This national park is an absolutely beautiful place to visit.  With stunning waterfalls and volcanic landscaping, water and fire meet to create some of the most beautiful backdrops in the world. Like most things though, it has a dark side to it's beauty. The locals refuse to stay in the park after dark because they believe spirits lurk there.  Many who have visited the park at night experienced unsettling feelings which are often accompanied by orbs, especially near the waterfall.

#2 Schwarzwaly (The Black Forest), Germany

Every child is connected to this forest. We have been told stories that took place here and many of our nightmares resided here. Think I'm lying? Guess again.  The Black Forest was The Grimm Brothers inspiration for many of their terrifying tales.  It is the perfect backdrop to any dark lore with its tightly packed trees which allows little to no sunlight to penetrates to its undergrowth.

Whether or not The Grimm Brothers made up these tales themselves, or if they are accounts from the locals of what inhabited this dark land, is still up for debate.

#3 Epping Forest, Essex, England

This ancient forest's close proximity to London has made it notoriously useful as a dumping ground. Bodies which have been void of their souls in horrendous acts of violence are often found here. It's no wonder this land is haunted with angry ghosts.

#4 Freetown-Fall River State Forest, Massachusetts, USA

Satanic cults, hazardous waste dumping, ravenous abandoned dogs and even an escaped Emu have been spotted in this forest. No creepy forest would be complete without a few murders, which this one also has. This area is also associated with the "Bridgewater Triangle" which is a hot bed for paranormal activity including, but limited to, UFO sightings, Orbs and poltergeists. Sounds like a fun and quirky place to go camping!

#5 Aokigahara Forest (Suicide Forest), Japan

We now come to probably the most renowned haunted forest. It is the forest people go to die and the home to Yūrei, dead spirits. Every year close to 100 bodies are found in the forest. It has been also said that ubasute, leaving ones elderly behind to die, was practiced here well into the 19th century. Many that enter this bleak forest find themselves lost as compasses stop working. The ghosts of the dead are thought to reside inside the trees themselves and come out to torment visitors as they were once tormented in life.

Written by Diane Beauregard

With a love for all things supernatural, Diane acts as our community manager taking care of our Instagram and Twitter feeds as well as writing and looking for great videos.

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