There's something unsettling about a museum. Perhaps it's the presence of so many antiquities from around the world, or maybe it's the sensation that the eyes of the portraits follow your every move. And then there are the buildings themselves - many museums were once historic homes or plantations where terrible acts occurred. It's no wonder there are so many scary stories about museums.
Museum ghosts are said to haunt the corners of many cultural institutions. At the Cleveland Museum of Art, one haunted painting takes on an eerie life of its own. Mummy artifacts housed in the British Museum are rumored to carry a dreadful curse. And then there's a museum in Australia - visitors report feeling ghostly touches on their shoulders.
Whether you're a skeptic or a believer, these creepy museum ghost stories are sure to send a chill down your spine. Who knows what you might see on your next visit?
A Man In Gray Haunts His Portrait At The Cleveland Museum Of Art
Disembodied Voices Echo Through The Fremantle Arts Centre
A Mysterious Woman Rises Up Through The Floor At Torquay Museum
The Spirit Of A Torture-Happy Doctor Lingers In The Pharmacy Museum
A Murdered Teenager Haunts The Museum Of The Albemarle
A Spirit Of Unease Permeates Mütter Museum