Worldwide people are safe in the comfort of their homes while the worst pandemic in modern day has hit the entire map. We figured we’d share the BEST virtual tours in an effort to ease the stress of being at home. You might be in self-quarantine, but you can tour one of the creepiest locations on Earth and in space with a click of your mouse!
TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE PARIS CATACOMBS
In the late eighteenth century, when major public health problems tied to the city’s cemeteries led to a decision to transfer their contents to an underground site. Paris authorities chose an easily accessible site that was, at the time, located outside the capital: the former Tombe-Issoire quarries under the plain of Montrouge. The first evacuations were made from 1785 to 1787 and concerned the largest cemetery in Paris, the Saints-Innocents cemetery.
The site was consecrated as the “Paris Municipal Ossuary” on April 7, 1786, and, from that time forward, took on the mythical name of “Catacombs”, in reference to the Roman catacombs, which had fascinated the public since their discovery. Starting in 1809, the Catacombs were opened to the public by appointment. (Source)
Take your virtual tour of the Paris Catacombs now, HERE.
VIRTUAL TOUR: CHERNOBYL GHOST TOWN PRIPYAT
Pripyat was founded in 1970 for workers of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, sited just two kilometers away. The city was built for an estimated population of 75,000. According to the last pre-Chernobyl census in 1985, Pripyat had around 48,000 inhabitants. The town was home to five schools with more than 5,000 pupils between them. Work on the construction of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant began in the same year—1970.
The town’s peaceful existence was cut short by an evacuation order on the afternoon of April 27. At 2 pm, buses started taking residents from their homes under police protection. A temporary evacuation was announced at first, but the people never returned to their abandoned houses. The explosion at the 4th reactor unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant occurred on the night of April 26, 1986. Two people were killed as an immediate result. But dozens of nuclear power engineers died later from radiation sickness.
After residents were evacuated from Pripyat and other nearby settlements, a 30-kilometer exclusion zone was set up around the nuclear facility. The reactor unit destroyed by the blast was enclosed with a special concrete sarcophagus. The other three units were deactivated and decontaminated, involving the removal of radioactive material. (Source)
Take your virtual tour of Chernobyl/Pripyat now, HERE.
WALKING TOUR: THE STANLEY HOTEL
Based on the movie “The Shining”, The story of the Stanley Hotel itself began in 1903 when Yankee inventor Freelan Oscar Stanley arrived in the valley, weak and underweight from the symptoms of consumption. To his amazement, just one season here was enough to restore his health to better than before! Overjoyed, he vowed to return each summer for the rest of his life.
However, he and his wife Flora were used to the sophistication of East Coast society, and the little community of Estes Park offered little to stimulate and challenge this multi-talented genius. Together, they resolved to build a beautiful grand hotel – and when the Stanley Hotel opened in 1909, the first guests who pulled up in stylish Stanley-designed steam cars were astonished at what they saw. Here in this mountain wilderness, surrounded by the rustic haunts of the hunter and homesteader, was an edifice that withstood comparison to the posh hotels “back east.” Electric lights, telephones, en suite bathrooms, a staff of uniformed servants and a fleet of automobiles were at their disposal. Naturally, Stanley had also done much to develop the burgeoning town. By 1917, it was an official municipality with water-works, a power plant, and civic organizations that were all, in some way, thanks to Stanley.
By the 1970s the hotel’s splendor had faded due to lack of care and investment. It might have eventually have succumbed to the wrecking ball, if not for a fortuitous visit by author Stephen King. A stay of one night was enough to inspire his third major work and the first hardcover bestseller The Shining, which remains a landmark masterpiece in a long list of novels.
The hotel stands today as a beautifully restored testament to its glory days when it served as a holiday retreat for wealthy urbanites. A range of tours highlights the history of this magnificent historical structure while a tempting menu of amenities, culinary experiences, and lavish spa treatments provides all the comfort and glamour required by even the most discerning modern visitors. (Source)
Take your video tour of The Stanley Hotel now, HERE.
The International Space Station Tour
The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station (habitable artificial satellite) in low Earth orbit. The ISS programme is a joint project between five participating space agencies: NASA (United States), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), and CSA (Canada). The ownership and use of the space station is established by intergovernmental treaties and agreements.
The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct experiments in biology, human biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology, and other fields. The station is suited for the testing of spacecraft systems and equipment required for missions to the Moon and Mars.The ISS maintains an orbit with an average altitude of 400 kilometres (250 mi) by means of reboost manoeuvres using the engines of the Zvezda module or visiting spacecraft. It circles the Earth in roughly 92 minutes and completes 15.5 orbits per day. (Source)
Click HERE to view tours of the ISS
England’s iconic historical site, in Wiltshire, comprises a ring of stones. Each stone weighs 25 tons, with a height of 4.1 meters and width of 2.1 meters. The site possibly dates back to 3000BC, and it is assumed to be a burial ground.
Human remains were even found at the site from 3000 years ago and some believe its haunted to this day. Read more here on that part – HERE
To take a tour of Stonehenge click HERE
Acropolis of Athens – Gods and Goddesses
The ancient Greek site is situated on top of a 150-meter-high hill, to the south of Athens. It is home to numerous historical landmarks, built in the 5th century BC, like the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, and of course the Parthenon—temple of the Greek goddess of wisdom Athena.
The Acropolis Virtual Tour website offers virtual tours of the ancient citadel and its most important buildings. You can navigate between them by clicking on the face-shaped icons or on the names of the buildings on the title bar.
VIRTUAL TOUR: BRAN CASTLE, THE CASTLE THAT INSPIRED BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA
Bran Castle, Romanian Castelul Bran, a medieval stronghold in the Transylvanian Alps (Southern Carpathian Mountains) of Brașov county, central Romania. Popularly—if inaccurately—identified with the fictional Castle Dracula, Bran Castle is one of Romania’s top tourist attractions.
The first known fortress near Bran Pass (now called Rucăr-Bran Pass), a trade route across the Carpathian Mountains, was erected after 1211 by knights of the Teutonic Order but was held only briefly. In 1377 King Louis I of Hungary authorized the Transylvanian Saxons of the Brașov region to build a castle as a bulwark against northward expansion of the Ottoman Empire. The castle was completed by 1388; it also served as a customs house for Transylvania, then a voivodate (province) of Hungary. In the early 15th century, King Sigismund of Hungary temporarily handed over possession of the castle to Prince Mircea the Old of Walachia, an adjoining territory that was being menaced by the Ottoman Turks. In 1441 János Hunyadi, voivode (governor) of Transylvania, defeated an Ottoman army at the castle.
Bran Castle is often associated with the fictional vampire Count Dracula. The Romanian castle resembles Castle Dracula, as described in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula (1897), in that both stand on rocky precipices and command spectacular views. But Stoker, an Irish writer, is not known to have ever visited Transylvania. Moreover, Vlad the Impaler (Vlad III Dracula), the historical personage most closely identified with Stoker’s Dracula, never ruled Bran Castle, although some sources claim that he was held prisoner there for two months. Vlad, grandson of Mircea the Old, was a 15th-century voivode of Walachia. (Source)
View the Tour of Bran Castle HERE.
Salem Witch Trials Tour
In January of 1692, nine-year-old Betty Parris and eleven-year-old Abigail Williams, the daughter and niece of Salem Village minister Reverend Samuel Parris, suddenly feel ill. Making strange, foreign sounds, huddling under furniture, and clutching their heads, the girls’ symptoms were alarming and astounding to their parents and neighbors. When neither prayer nor medicine succeeded in alleviating the girls’ agony, the worried parents turned to the only other explanation; the children were suffering from the effects of witchcraft. As word of the illness spread throughout Salem Village, and eventually Essex County, others began to fall ill with the same alarming symptoms. The afflicted complained disembodied spirits were stabbing them, choking them, and jabbing them with pins. Soon names were cried out as the afflicted began to identify these specters. Neighbors, acquaintances, and total strangers were named in the statements and examinations that followed. Gossip and stories from decades prior were dredged up as fear continued to spread. Over the course of the year 1692, approximately 150 people across Essex County were jailed for witchcraft. Ultimately, nineteen people were hanged and one man was pressed to death after being examined by the Court of Oyer and Terminer. This was the largest witch-hunt to ever take place in America, and would be the last large-scale panic to take place in the New World.
The online tour of the Salem witchcraft trials sites allows you to view locations around Essex and Middlesex counties and a few key sites in and around Boston that are related to the events of the year 1692. You may select a town or city below to view pictures (where available) and read about the sites in these locations. This section contains descriptions of the sites from the witchcraft trials which can still be seen today, including original houses, foundations, grave sites, and sites marked by historic markers. To give you an idea of the proximity of one site to another, we have also included the approximate locations of the homes of key figures that are no longer standing and have provided additional information about the roles these people played in 1692. Please visit the websites or call ahead to historic sites you plan to visit for admissions information. Many locations included here are private residences and are marked accordingly. They are included here to help provide a complete map of the affected area. Please treat these locations with respect and note they are not open to the public. (Source)
The Winchester Mystery House
Located in San Jose, California, is possibly America’s most famous haunted house. After her husband’s death, Sarah Winchester — heiress to the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. — moved to San Jose and began building a sprawling mansion, on which construction seemed unceasing from 1886 until her death in 1922. The house’s sprawling, nonsensical architecture — so convoluted that a hidden room wasn’t found until 2016 — has made it a popular destination with both ghost hunters and skeptics alike. With the historic site closed to the public for the foreseeable future, the Winchester Mystery House made a 40 minute video tour available for anyone to view.
The Winchester Mystery House offers 41 minutes of heart-pumping adrenaline rushes and secret passageways to explore as the eerie sound of laughing children follows you in the distance.
The late owner reportedly designed the house to confuse ghosts who were haunting her.
Plenty of rooms are tricky to navigate and some staircases only lead to the ceiling.
According to the official website, travelers can virtually visit the house until April 7. The video walks you through some of the haunted histories, so prepare for a serious case of the eebie jeebies.
Built in 1884, this property is said to be possessed by the ghosts of those who died by Winchester rifles. The owner of the home was the heir to the gun fortune.
Inside, there are 1,606 rooms!
Yes, you read that right. Among them include 2,000 doors, 40 bedrooms, multiple ballrooms, and basements, and even secret passageways to explore.
International UFO Museum and Research Center
Calling all UFO fanatics! This is the place to visit, The International UFO Museum & Research Center at Roswell, New Mexico was organized to inform the public about what has come to be known as “The Roswell Incident.” The Museum is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the collection and preservation of materials and information in written, audio and visual formats that are related to the 1947 Roswell Incident and other unexplained phenomena related to UFO research. The Museum endeavors to be the leading information source in history, science and research about UFO events worldwide. The International UFO Museum’s constituents are committed to gathering and disbursing to all interested parties in the most qualified and up-to-date information available.
Finally – Here is a new show that I thought I would just throw into this article because it flows with the vibe of creepy stuff – There is actually a HOUSE FLIPPING SHOW ABOUT FLIPPING A SERIAL KILLERS MURDER HOUSE into a nice FAMILY HOME! It’s Called Murder House Flip. Right down my alley of entertainment! Gruesome yet aesthetically pleasing. I will post my review in the comments on my FB page after watching it! It just came out yesterday. Watch The trailer below!
BLOWS my MIND! I Can’t wait to watch it! It’s streaming right now on an app called Quibi – I assume is downloadable and has a FREE trial.
I really hope you all enjoyed this content! I know it’s super hard to stay inside and keep interested while doing so. Enjoy some you time and stay educated on all these true stories and some mythical. Stay Healthy and Mystical my friends. – The Divine Moon
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