The Creepiest Places in the World

I found this title at another blog, and it got my attention probably as much as it now has yours, lol. has an interesting series on the world’s creepiest places. The places that make the top ten are… very creepy, indeed. There’s a nifty Google Map for it, too.

Surprisingly, no New York State tourist attractions made the list. Oh well, the Legislature will soon be gone for the season, anyhow.

One place they did include is Chernobyl in the Ukraine. When I was a schoolgirl in the 80’s, the news was filled with the shady and unaccounted-for reports of what was happening after a fire at a nuclear power plant (this was before glasnost). Over the past twenty years, the horrors of the nuclear fallout have come to light. Those poor, pitiable people. Years ago, I read a blog about a young woman who drove her motorcycle through the area. She snapped photos, and her narrative made you ache along with these plighted, peopleless homes. Her journal is riveting. Be prepared to spend hours going over it.

About the Author

I've been traveling throughout New York State since I got the travel bug after touring the Herkimer Home on a school field trip as a youngster. We've been blogging about our travels since 2006 and have visited over half of New York's 62 counties so far.

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  1. […] searching for “utica ny nuclear fallout”! Whoa! They happened to get my post about the Creepiest Places in the World. Utica is pretty scary, but it’s not in the […]

  2. TourPro says:

    I hate to even suggest such a thing, especially since I’m in the cheerleading business.

    It would be kinda fun to get a “Creepy Places in New York” thing going. We (our growing cadre of NY bloggers) could all write up something creepy near us. Maybe even a Flickr Photo Pool? Then we could narrow things down somehow and come up with the Creepiest Place of New York.

    Oddly enough, “Creepy” might sell. Heh.

  3. Hey, TourPro, “creepy” sounds cool. We’ve been through the New York State Senate chambers. How’s that for creepy? 😉