There’s a chill in the air, days are getting shorter, leaves are falling, and the spicy scents of autumn fill our homes.  That can only mean it’s almost Halloween and we’re all in the mood to get just a little bit scared.

This time of year we usually list some of the scariest places you can visit to get in the Halloween spirit and possibly get the pants scared off you!  But travel is challenging these days and physically visiting anywhere may not be possible.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t take virtual tours of some of the world’s scariest places.  That’s right you can visit some of these places without ever leaving the safety of your home or the comfort of your couch!

Here are Virtual Tours of 5 of the world’s spookiest places, I’m sure you’ll find one that will send chills up your spine!

Chernobyl

Near the Ukrainian town of Pripyat the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant’s reactor exploded in 1986.  This disaster forced thousands to evacuate and the town became a ghost town.

It’s no wonder it’s one of the spookiest places on earth.  In recent times under very strict safety protocols visitors have been allowed to visit on day trips.  I’m not sure if these tours have resumed, but honestly the safest way to “explore” these ruins is virtually.

This YouTube video will take you on a virtual tour of the abandoned town and will even let you travel inside derelict buildings still filled with the evacuees belongings.

RMS Queen Mary

Docked in Long Beach, California this luxury liner turned into a luxury hotel is said to have been haunted since its maiden voyage. I’m certain that having 60 people die on board since 1936 plays a big role in earning this ship her haunted reputation.

There have been haunted tours of the Queen Mary for years.  It’s been a favorite of paranormal investigators and some parapsychologists insist that there’s a vortex to a supernatural realm on the ship that makes her more vulnerable to hauntings.

This virtual tour of the Queen Mary follows the path of the actual tours on board.

The Stanley Hotel

Located in Estes Park, Colorado the historic Stanley Hotel was the inspiration for Stephen King’s novel The Shining.

Room 217 is said to be haunted and not even the toughest folks will stay in it.   The  King of Horror claims that the novel was inspired by a terrible nightmare he had while staying in that room.

The virtual tour give you a glimpse of the entire hotel then takes you on a ghost hunt in the infamous room.

The Lizzie Borden House

“Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother 40 whacks, when she saw what she had done, gave her father 41.”  So the rhyme goes.

The murder in this family home may be the most recognizable and infamous murder mystery in America.  The home currently a Bed & Breakfast located in Fall River Massachusettes was the scene of a particularly grisly murder.  Lizzie Borden who lived in the house with the murder victims who were her father and stepmother is believed to be the perpetrator.  But to this day no one has been able to prove it.

But after such a horrific event it’s almost certain that the house is haunted.  This virtual tour is well done and actually pretty scary.

Pennhurst Asylum

For almost 80 years patients were tragically abused, neglected, and brutalized behind the closed doors of this facility.  Located in Spring City, Pennsylvania this building once housed the region’s mentally and physically disabled residents.  The facility started treating patients in 1908 and finally permanently closed its doors in 1987.  It’s said that paranormal activities linger in it’s halls; no wonder given the amount of human suffering that occurred within its walls.

Which virtual tour will you take?  I’m sure whichever one or two you choose will give you goosebumps!