9/10 – The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Italy
Italy has no shortage of creepy catacombs. The Capuchin Catacombs is a burial crypt off the mainland in Palermo, Sicily, and was originally meant to serve just the monks of the Capuchin monastery. Eventually, others were allowed to be buried there, and it became a standing symbol for those allowed in.
8,000 mummies line the walls wearing their Sunday’s best, suspended by hooks, corners are crammed with bones, placed in such how to make an articulate and stylish composition. Creepy, yet, beautiful. The bodies are in varying states of decomposition, looking like they’re able to grab you, wanting you to join them. A frightening and disturbing feeling surrounds you when you walk along the halls.
In the catacombs, many hospitable tourists claimed to listen to whistles, whisperings and even returned to an area to seek out skeletons moved into different positions. Certainly, it’s almost impossible to steer through Palermo’s Capuchins’ Crypt without feeling to be a part of a horror movie. If you’re particularly fearful, you ought to give this place a miss, and definitely avoid it if you travel with children.