If you like the hairs on the back of your neck to stand on end, or your skin to have that slightly crawling feeling, you’ll undoubtedly be titillated by the world’s creepiest attractions. These aren’t haunted places, or places of paranormal activity: they are places that for a variety of reasons “creep you out”. They have a distinct, even if it’s intangible, atmosphere that makes you shudder and maybe makes you want to turn around and leave, but a kind of macabre fascination holds you there. If that sounds like the sort of thing that interests you on your travels, here are some of the creepiest attractions around the world to put on your sightseeing list.
1. Most Morbid Market – Akodessewa Fetish Market (Lome, Togo)
Looking for a good mummified bat for your dashboard, an elephant foot for your mantlepiece or a monkey skull for your black magic ritual? Well, look no further than Akodessewa Fetish Market in Togo, the market favored by West African voodoo practitioners. A far cry from any other market in the world, this creepiest of creepiest attractions includes categorized animal parts in all states of decomposition. The sight and stench of the stalls is one of a kind, and you can even cross “attending a traditional voodoo ceremony” off your bucket list, as there are plenty on offer.