Amusement parks are generally viewed as cheerful, happy places—but if you look below the bright and colorful surface, you’ll often find something a little spookier. For example, there are loads of haunted theme park attractions in the world—or at least, allegedly haunted attractions. Many of these ghost stories are just that—stories—but sometimes, there’s a kernel of truth to be found there, too.
For more than 50 years, something curious awaited people adventurous enough to visit the Mojave National Preserve in San Bernardino County, California: a solitary phone booth positioned in the middle of the desert. It worked, too—and although the Mojave phone booth, as it was called, went largely unnoticed for most of its lifetime, the last few years of its existence brought with them a notoriety the likes of which most telecommunications devices can only dream. (Insofar as machines are capable of dreaming, that is.)
We tend to think of borders between countries as being firm, distinct lines—and most of the time, they are. Sometimes, though, they’re a little more… let’s say, fluid than that. Sometimes, it’s actually possible for a single place to exist in two countries at once. Heck, in some cases, these places can exist in more than two regions at once.
The world is full of wonders—and there are just as many below the ground as there are above it. Indeed, if “spooky” is your name, the seemingly unending variety of underground tunnel systems you can actually visit throughout the world will definitely be your game.
There are hotels, and there are hotels—the latter being something quite a bit more than just a room with a bed you can crash in while you’re traveling. If those are the sorts of hotels you look for when planning your trips, and your interest skews towards the strange and mysterious, good news: There are tons of spooky hotels around the world you can stay in—hotels that will challenge your very definition of the word “hotel.”