The world is full of natural wonders, and many areas on our awesome Earth filled to the brim with their own creepy acts of universal oddity. From unresolved and inherent occurrences to haunting backgrounds filled with mystery, death, and abysmal unknowns, creepy natural wonders of the world are totally real environments that will leave you puzzled and unnerved.
If you're looking for some spooky spots on Earth, a visit to the howling and screaming paranormal forests of the Dering Woods, the cockroach-covered cave walls of Malaysia's Gomantong Caves, or the ethereal and alien landscapes of the cruel, Ethiopian Danakil Depression zone will be the perfect scratch to your eerie itch.
The creepiest natural places on Earth bring you a mix of awe-inspiring and sinister vibes, and for a good reason. Disturbing auras fill every crevice of the world's strange and exotic wonders, and their harrowing tales and ecosystems are sure to leave your nerves on high-alert.
The thick forest of Aokigahara rests eerily in the shadow of the towering mount Fuji, with foliage so thickly packed into the 14 miles of landscape that it has earned the nickname "The Sea of Trees."
A less lighthearted title for the macabre grove is the "Suicide Forest," spawning from the fact that it is known around the world as one of the most popular places to commit suicide. People who take their lives within the forest will go undiscovered for long periods of time – possibly forever.
While Jacob's Well in Texas might be a cool and relaxing getaway for those seeking a refreshing break from the overbearing heat, its waters have been unforgiving for some adventurous divers.
Logged as one of the most dangerous places to dive in the entire world, several have met an untimely end in its 6,000 feet of cavernous depths. While an estimated eight divers have died in its depths, the remains of many others might be lost somewhere inside.
This woodland stretch of Kent, located in South East England between the quaint villages of Smarden and Pluckley, is known to be the most haunted woods in the UK. Stories of horrifying tales and paranormal activities surround the harrowing folds of Dering Woods, including kidnappings, massacres, and cults.
It has earned the nickname of the "Screaming Woods" from these stories, as shrieks and dark shadows are said to emerge from the foliage.
The fact that it's located within Transylvania – which most outsiders like to think of as a Dracula theme park – automatically gives Hoia Forest a mysterious air that is alluring to ghoulish thrill seekers. But there's more than just a vampire legend hanging over this forest; over the years both strange disappearances and sightings have been recorded in the area, from a shepherd going missing with his flock of 200 sheep, to a military technician claiming to have seen a UFO in 1968, despite the fact that to do so was career suicide under Communist rule. With oddly shaped trees, reports of gripping fear and nausea, and people literally trying to find the entrance to another dimension within the forest, Hoia Forest seems to have something for everyone.