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What’s the creepiest place you’ve ever been too?

Anywhere you can think of

by Anonymousreply 173January 23, 2022 10:47 PM

Indiana

by Anonymousreply 1January 3, 2022 2:20 AM

Florida. It felt like the pre-Sixties color line was still in place.

by Anonymousreply 2January 3, 2022 2:25 AM

Auschwitz

by Anonymousreply 3January 3, 2022 2:29 AM

Bombay Beach, California (Salton Sea) before it became "artistic." Mind-bogglingly surreal and accompanied by the stench of millions of dead fish and birds.

by Anonymousreply 4January 3, 2022 2:32 AM

Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 5January 3, 2022 2:32 AM

Atlanta in the 60s with all those freaky Dioramas and glorification of dead American traitors in a citywide saturate tribute to dead relatives and The Lost Cause of the War of Northern Aggression.

by Anonymousreply 6January 3, 2022 2:36 AM

Trump's Asshole

by Anonymousreply 7January 3, 2022 2:37 AM

Gary, Indiana

Hammond, Indiana

Barstow, California

by Anonymousreply 8January 3, 2022 2:38 AM

R8, I went grad school in Hammond. I concur with your post.

by Anonymousreply 9January 3, 2022 2:39 AM

Biloxi, MS after Katrina hit

Seaside, FL, where they filmed The Truman Show

agreed on Gary, Indiana

Dachau

by Anonymousreply 10January 3, 2022 2:39 AM

Alcatraz prison. Bad vibes as soon as I walked in (and I’m not usually perceptive like that.)

by Anonymousreply 11January 3, 2022 2:41 AM

The area between Beaumont and Lake Charles and North Louisiana, anywhere 5 miles north (off-limits to blacks) or south (off-limits to whites) of I-20.

by Anonymousreply 12January 3, 2022 2:41 AM

I'm not a "oh! my stars! the city!" priss. I've been in a lot of Rust Belt towns that have seen better days, and lived in a few of them. But yes, even with that experience, Gary was surreal to see.

by Anonymousreply 13January 3, 2022 2:44 AM

Madge's vag.

by Anonymousreply 14January 3, 2022 3:08 AM

I don't get this feeling often...but I agree about Gary, IN...just totally depressing

other parts of Indiana are bleak too

by Anonymousreply 15January 3, 2022 3:12 AM

A few years ago I went to an art show in Chelsea. It was an installation and you entered by climbing through a hole in the wall. Then you were in a series of rooms from the 70s, all very seedy with pornography on the wall. One room was a trashed and abandoned dentist’s office that also looked like a drug lab. That was the creepiest place I’ve ever been to. It was a relief to crawl out another hole and leave. Creepiest real life place.. Bethlehem, Penn. just gave me the creeps with the ruins of the steel mills.

by Anonymousreply 16January 3, 2022 3:19 AM

the old industrial plant that I work at It's been cleaned up significantly since I started but the basement is still creepy

by Anonymousreply 17January 3, 2022 3:28 AM

An interstate highway in Alabama that went through a forest in the middle of the night. I was on a road trip, driving alone. I passed a car that looked as though it had been in a wreck. I pulled over and started walking back to check for passengers. It was so dark and isolated I got the worst case of creeps I've ever had. I tried to go on, then turned and ran back to my car. As I sped away, I called the highway patrol so they could check it out.

by Anonymousreply 18January 3, 2022 4:29 AM

Cairo, Illinois

by Anonymousreply 19January 3, 2022 4:50 AM

Mar-a-Lago

by Anonymousreply 20January 3, 2022 4:56 AM

Kind of obvious, but the Winchester House did actually have some very bad juju going on there. Chaco Canyon, where basically the whole population dissolved into thin air and disappeared also was a weird experience and I had unsettling dreams afterwards.

by Anonymousreply 21January 3, 2022 4:57 AM

R16 I think you might mean this installation called Black Acid Coop in SoHo by the artists Jonah Freedman and Justin Lowe, which had an exploded meth lab at the center of it. It was a very unnerving space, especially with the burnt and melted things that gave off a smell.

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by Anonymousreply 22January 3, 2022 5:07 AM

An orphanage outside Bucharest, Romania in the late 90s. It was horrible even then, but i couldn't even imagine what it was like prior to the revolution in 1989

by Anonymousreply 23January 3, 2022 5:11 AM

An orphanage outside Bucharest, Romania in the late 90s. It was horrible even then, but i couldn't even imagine what it was like prior to the revolution in 1989

by Anonymousreply 24January 3, 2022 5:11 AM

The Capuchin Crypt in Rome is disturbing with its extensive bones and skull art through various chapels below in a church. And the catacombs in Paris were definitely creepy with it bones and skulls piles and being freezing cold and so far below the city.

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by Anonymousreply 25January 3, 2022 5:12 AM

Some friends and I stopped at an antique store in Rockaway Beach on the Oregon coast. As I walked through the store I kept feeling like I was being watched and the vibe got stronger and stronger. I told my friends I would meet them outside but they all said they were leaving too. When we got out we all talked about the creepy vibe and they said they too felt like the walls had eyes. This was probably 20 or 25 years ago and I'm still freaked out by the memory.

by Anonymousreply 26January 3, 2022 5:17 AM

The Paris Catacombs, Church Of The Lord Jesus in Jolo West Virginia (a snake handling congregation), and Boone, Logan, and Mingo Counties in West Virginia.

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by Anonymousreply 27January 3, 2022 5:18 AM

I second Alcatraz. I felt claustrophobic after a little bit of time there and had the internal feeling of “get me the hell out of here!”

Runner up: Glore Museum in St. Joseph, MO. The museum was housed in a former state hospital and had (torturous) devices used to treat mental illness and mementos like a bunch of nails that a woman in the hospital had swallowed, etc. bad vibes in there too. Couldn’t wait to get out of there after walking through it. Just felt oppressive and heavy.

I would love to visit Pripyat and see the abandoned places there from the Chernobyl explosion but may never scratch that one off my bucket list. I suspect I’d get creeped out there, too.

by Anonymousreply 28January 3, 2022 5:24 AM

Me.

by Anonymousreply 29January 3, 2022 5:26 AM

I wrote about this before, maybe in a similar type thread. While I was in Rwanda we went to visit a genocide memorial at the church in Nyamata, from the outside looks like a typical 1970s suburban community red brick church. Inside are tables with bundles of decaying shoes and clothes belonging to the hundreds of victims who died there. The walls have rust colored swatches, which is where they bludgeoned babies and toddlers against the wall. The tin ceiling is pierced with holes, which I though at first was like an art installation, as if a heavens were created with starlight seeping in from above, but what really happened is that hand grenades were tossed into the church and shrapnel pierced the ceiling. There is just such an overwhelming feeling of sadness and despair that hangs over the place. Outback is an underground crypt where bones and skulls are on display.

And this isn’t just a singular memorial like this, we saw another church nearby that also left all the clothing and belongs people ran with in the church with bloodstains over everything. This article below has some photographs of the churches.

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by Anonymousreply 30January 3, 2022 5:34 AM

Omg

by Anonymousreply 31January 3, 2022 5:35 AM

The Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia is very eerie and creepy. Scenes from the 12 Monkeys were filmed there fir the mental hospital.

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by Anonymousreply 32January 3, 2022 5:38 AM

[quote] Omg

Dyatlov right?

by Anonymousreply 33January 3, 2022 5:38 AM

A drive from Oregon to Boise. Idaho is everything Stephen King writes about. It also harbors racists, fringe humans and decrepid ghetto towns, population 5, with 17 more hiding in the weeds. Hand painted signs that say: next gas station 217 miles to entertain you. Fucking Idaho.

by Anonymousreply 34January 3, 2022 5:39 AM

[quote] Outback is an underground crypt

Coincidentally an Outback Steakhouse is one of the creepiest place I’ve been. The bloomin’ onion’s weird shape sent shivers up my spine.

by Anonymousreply 35January 3, 2022 5:39 AM

R30 that is heartbreaking. I would never forget seeing that either.

by Anonymousreply 36January 3, 2022 5:39 AM

I saw a creepy-ass dying fir tree in a forest that gave me chills.

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by Anonymousreply 37January 3, 2022 5:41 AM

Eerie, Indiana.

by Anonymousreply 38January 3, 2022 5:43 AM

The House on the Rock. Defies description, really.

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by Anonymousreply 39January 3, 2022 5:44 AM

R30 here again. When I originally wrote my post I used the word thousands, but went back and changed it to hundreds because thousands seemed incomprehensible, but checking it is said 10,000 died there. Here’s an image soon after with the bodies.

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by Anonymousreply 40January 3, 2022 5:47 AM

R29, I’ve never been there.

by Anonymousreply 41January 3, 2022 5:50 AM

I’ve only read about it and not been there, but the abandoned town of Dogtown, Massachusetts, which dates back to the late1600, is supposed to have a very disturbing aura and lots of bad things have happened there historically and still to this day.

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by Anonymousreply 42January 3, 2022 5:54 AM

A guy I hooked up with lived in a creepy farm-style house off a dirt road in the middle of nowhere. It reminded me of the farmhouse scene in Sin City., very dark, no one around, bad vibes. We went to his bedroom, which looked like an abandoned attic, which was filled with mannequins & dress forms. I thought, ok, this guy is a serial killer in his spare time or something. He was really nice, but we’d only met once before at my place. He also had OCD & would say these really weird euphemistic things during sex, never anything “dirty” or remotely normal.

After we had sex, I ran outside & hopped in my car, was never so relieved to get back on the highway. I never saw him again…

by Anonymousreply 43January 3, 2022 5:58 AM

Devil’s Den at Gettysburg, as well as many other places in the town has some very creepy energy. This has some neat period photos vs. the same place today that you can seen what little has changed.

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by Anonymousreply 44January 3, 2022 5:59 AM

The lobby of the Cecil Hotel.

by Anonymousreply 45January 3, 2022 6:06 AM

Men’s room. Train station. Rural Romania. 1981.

by Anonymousreply 46January 3, 2022 6:09 AM

R46, you forgot “Picture it”.

by Anonymousreply 47January 3, 2022 6:11 AM

Filled with tourists during the day, I'll visit the area where Seven Magic Mountains is, but around 1am.

For some reason, something draws me out there, and I can't quite place what it is. I do get an eerie feeling, even though the busy 15 Fwy is not too far behind me, but it feels as though I'm the only person in existence, and this fascinates me. I never see another car go by while I'm there, and the stars are at their brightest since there is no light nearby. There is even a random low humming sound, but this could be distant sound from that freeway with the big rigs and all.

As of 2021, when looking at the structure from the road I'm on (Las Vegas Blvd S), there are now extremely bright white lights to the northeast, several miles away. I wonder if they're just another solar panel farm, but it's Nevada, so who knows what is out there.

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by Anonymousreply 48January 3, 2022 8:19 AM

Whittier, Alaska. Only a couple of hundred people lived in the entire town, and they all lived in a highrise building. Also, there was an abandoned military installation, and I still remember the sight of the deteriorating theater with rows of warped seats.

The town was very depressing.

by Anonymousreply 49January 3, 2022 8:28 AM

Tasmania. A lot of VERY damaged DNA in the backblocks, as you'd expect from a small place that was formerly a penal colony. Had some quite freaky experiences, and met a gay priest who did welfare work there, who confirmed the worst.

by Anonymousreply 50January 3, 2022 8:39 AM

Did Gary used to be a normal city like when the Jackson’s were growing up there?

by Anonymousreply 51January 3, 2022 8:44 AM

Drove into one town at sunset and it seemed like every inhabitant was slowly gathering on the corners staring at us with open mouths like Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It seriously disturbed the people I was with, and got worse when we got to the motel, which was like something from a murder movie. Will never forget the tufted acyrlic carpet in mottled shades of piss, glinting in the dying rays of the sun, that ran across the floor and up the walls. WTF?!

by Anonymousreply 52January 3, 2022 8:45 AM

R42 I’ve been hiking in Dogtown on weekend afternoons. Didn’t get any creepy vibes. The huge boulders are pretty cool.

by Anonymousreply 53January 3, 2022 9:28 AM

St. Augustine Church Confessional! I was 12............ and Jewish!

by Anonymousreply 54January 3, 2022 9:38 AM

Los Angeles,CA - What a dump!

by Anonymousreply 55January 3, 2022 9:46 AM

Condemned section (death row), San Quentin

I worked as a medical consultant with the CA Dept of Corrections

by Anonymousreply 56January 3, 2022 11:17 AM

Ken Biros murder house. The cinder block shed out back where it took place I believe is still standing, the rest of the house is gone though. It's a gruesome story.

Even creepier, I used to be drinking buddies with his brother.

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by Anonymousreply 57January 3, 2022 1:13 PM

Anne Frank’s attic. The gloom was overwhelming, We all wept upon exit.

by Anonymousreply 58January 3, 2022 1:19 PM

The Fish Room

by Anonymousreply 59January 3, 2022 1:26 PM

Staten Island. It was like a flashback to the 50s.

by Anonymousreply 60January 3, 2022 1:46 PM

Pattaya, Thailand

by Anonymousreply 61January 3, 2022 2:38 PM

Some of you guys need to give detail as to why the places you mention are creepy.

by Anonymousreply 62January 3, 2022 3:32 PM

Casablanca

by Anonymousreply 63January 3, 2022 3:41 PM

Hiroshima. Not creepy so much as haunted.

by Anonymousreply 64January 3, 2022 3:44 PM

The Kings Park Psychiatric Center at Kings Park, Long Island. It comprised many (ugly) buildings over hundreds of acres and closed over 20 years ago. Yet the buildings were left standing and are now part of a state park! Careeeepy.

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by Anonymousreply 65January 3, 2022 4:01 PM

I've had many weird experiences in random old European hotels. I hate them.

by Anonymousreply 66January 3, 2022 4:09 PM

[quote]A drive from Oregon to Boise. Idaho is everything Stephen King writes about.

Another vote for Idaho! The drive from Salt Lake City, while only about 3 hours, feels sooo lonnng. There is nothing out there once you get into Idaho. I was terrified of my car breaking down since I'm sure that the people from The Hills Have Eyes are still waiting out there.

There are areas in the Northern Neck of VA that are a Trump Shrine! TRUMP FOREVER! TRUMP IS KING! All over the place! Yeah, you see a lot of Trump signs in rural areas, but it's just over the top scary. Think Children of the Corn, only Children of the Dump.

The stretch of the Croatian coast held by Bosnia. A very weird, bleak no man's land

by Anonymousreply 67January 3, 2022 4:12 PM

R62 if you want details Pattaya is creepy because of depraved sex tourists and "farangs" who are just living in the country to visit prostitutes,..or worse. The place makes Bangkok look tame.

by Anonymousreply 68January 3, 2022 4:20 PM

Yes Thailand in general is creepy, except for the northern area, Chiang something or else. We stayed on floating "rooms" on a lake, very peaceful.

The rest of the country is full of ugly/and or obese sex tourists/pedos.

by Anonymousreply 69January 3, 2022 5:54 PM

Chicago train. You will see a lot of lunatics doing creep stuff on it, especially on winter night.

by Anonymousreply 70January 3, 2022 6:28 PM

A funeral home. I was eight and a half. First death in my family that I was aware of. My mother took me up to see the body. I remember squirming to get away. The whole thing was overload but since then I've had a real discomfort with funerals. I can still see it clear as day as I type this and it was.. many decades ago.

by Anonymousreply 71January 3, 2022 6:47 PM

R22, thank you. Those were the artists that did the installation. Even the video is too creepy to watch.

by Anonymousreply 72January 3, 2022 7:03 PM

Friends were recently in Flagstaff and realized simultaneously that THEY HAD TO LEAVE. Evidently other people have had this reaction..

by Anonymousreply 73January 3, 2022 7:32 PM

R73 No way. I lived there 15yrs there’s nothing like that there and I feel it all.

by Anonymousreply 74January 3, 2022 7:36 PM

Cheryl’s hole!

by Anonymousreply 75January 3, 2022 8:21 PM

[QUOTE] Yes Thailand in general is creepy, except for the northern area.

R69 I lived there for a couple years (long time ago). I don't find the whole country creepy, just Pattaya and parts of Bangkok. But I will say that I was shocked at how pervasive prostitution is there. Before I moved there I'd thought it might be limited to parts of Bangkok but it is all over the country, except perhaps the Muslim provinces in the far south -- not sure about those areas.

by Anonymousreply 76January 4, 2022 1:46 AM

R9 - Grad school in Hammond? What did you major in, liquor store robberies?

by Anonymousreply 77January 4, 2022 1:51 AM

Newark

by Anonymousreply 78January 4, 2022 1:58 AM

State Mental Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia. No wonder Flannery O’Connor wrote what she did.

by Anonymousreply 79January 4, 2022 2:04 AM

Area around Eureka CA/Redwoods Park. Such a beautiful area but really felt abandoned and creepy. Very isolated.

by Anonymousreply 80January 4, 2022 2:44 AM

The Siskiyou Mountains always gave me an eerie vibe when I would be there. My parents use to take us camping there once every summer. Always strange events went on during those trips. Most notable was in the dead of night "something" lit up the entire area we were in with a bright light. It was the type of light color you see when lightening strikes close to you. Everyone froze, then my brother starting screaming. The light lasted maybe 10 minutes. We grabbed our stuff, ran to the car, and left the rest of things. Tent included. My parent's got a room in some creepy motel in Kirby, OR. That too had a funky vibe to it.

Parts of Northern California, coastal Oregon, and the Olympic Peninsula in Washington (I grew up there) have some strange areas.

by Anonymousreply 81January 4, 2022 3:29 AM

The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. Supposedly haunted, but that is not what creeped me out. There were things that were just surreal, like looking down the hallway and noticing that there were no straight lines and everything was subtly curved, and walking into that little box at the back of the ship to see the dimly lit propeller, and thinking, "I'm seeing something I was never meant to see, from a point of view that is humanly impossible." It's just creepy.

by Anonymousreply 82January 4, 2022 3:33 AM

R82 Lol I went to a HS prom on the Queen Mary. Didn't find it creepy, it was pretty fun.

by Anonymousreply 83January 4, 2022 3:43 AM

I didn’t find Newark creepy. Just depressing.

by Anonymousreply 84January 4, 2022 3:46 AM

New Orleans.

by Anonymousreply 85January 4, 2022 3:53 AM

Vienna, Austria. My parents took my brother and me on a summer holiday to Vienna in 2006. I was really excited as it was the home of Mozart and Beethoven, but the Nazi creepiness got to me. The whole feel of the city just seemed dark. Maybe it was just me, but I couldn't shake the feeling of the anti-semitism that existed before and might still be there.

by Anonymousreply 86January 4, 2022 4:02 AM

It's probably the history of the buildings but deserted / abandoned mental asylums are usually creepy as hell. Years ago, went urban exploring at Philadelphia's Byberry Hospital and it was so incredibly unnerving. Strange noises, definitely not animals or other people, heard by myself and others. Shadows out of the corner of your eyes. Pennhurst Asylum, about 30 miles from Philadelphia, is even creepier. You can practically feel the presence of the place as you get closer. Like Byberry, a lot of odd noises, shadows and just overwhelming emotion (look up it's history to understand).

by Anonymousreply 87January 4, 2022 4:36 AM

Stull Church (and cemetery) outside of Topeka, KS was a church that had either partially burned or was just dilapidated and had no roof or doors or windows anymore. But the walls of stone still stood and as you drove by ona rural highway, you could see through the doorway, against the back wall, a grandfather clock, leaning at an angle that it should not have been standing at all. The graves were on a hill near the church with one tree that looked like an olive tree that you could see in the distance. It was creepy as hell. Locally it was said to have been a gate to hell, whatever that meant. A friend of a friend stayed nearby just for fun with friends when he was in college and refused to talk about it. Friends of mine drove us out there one night (I was like 17) and I was terrified and told them to leave because I felt like something bad would happen if we got out of the car. So we left. This was over 20 years ago. The place just had bad vibes and I don’t know why.

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by Anonymousreply 88January 4, 2022 5:21 AM

We lived in Calumet City and shopped at the Kroger's in Hammond. Spent many a Saturday at the Hammond Civic center for WWA wrestling. The best elevators were the ones at Goldblatz.

Loved Hammond Indiana.

by Anonymousreply 89January 4, 2022 6:07 AM

Down a well in a basement with Precious.

by Anonymousreply 90January 4, 2022 7:54 AM

Joan Crawford's makeup trailer.

by Anonymousreply 91January 4, 2022 7:59 AM

Wasn’t a scene in Silence of the Lambs set in Calumet City?

by Anonymousreply 92January 4, 2022 1:39 PM

What is "the worst", R50?

by Anonymousreply 93January 4, 2022 4:19 PM

Scranton.

by Anonymousreply 94January 4, 2022 4:31 PM

I went to a party in the restaurant which was at the top of the World Trade Center, think it was called Windows on the World.

Even though the party was for one of my closest friends, I couldn't wait to leave. Think I'd only been in the WTC a handful of times, every time I went in that building I had a feeling of dread.

I always got en extremely bad creepy vibe about the WTC. I hate very high buildings, so that was part of it. I don't mind flying, but there is something about very tall buildings which freaks me out. The WTC totally freaked me out.

by Anonymousreply 95January 4, 2022 5:07 PM

R95, a few years ago someone on the DL wrote about going to the WTC in the summer of 2001 and getting a bad feeling. His companion did too and they both left quickly.

by Anonymousreply 96January 4, 2022 5:16 PM

Hardees

by Anonymousreply 97January 4, 2022 5:24 PM

My family thought Hemet, CA, was creepy. I think we were just projecting our feelings of grief as we were there to settle the affairs of our late uncle. It wasn't somewhere I'd want to live, but it had a spare, desert beauty. I got buzzed by a hummingbird while having a quiet moment outside my uncle's house, which brought a smile as it had personal significance to me.

I do hate driving in the countryside at night, doesn't matter where. Afraid my ride will break down, and I'll wind up stumbling onto the Leatherface estate to ask for help.

by Anonymousreply 98January 5, 2022 5:23 AM

Gary, Indiana was bad in the 1960’s. The endless blocks of decay was extremely depressing. The original homeowners were furious that black families were moving in. I know, my summer job was working for my dad. I was assigned to assist this older man who raved endlessly about it.

Black families flooded north post Civil War seeking freedom and jobs. Whites were furious and froze blacks from union jobs. This impacted my strong views about civil rights and my commitment to fight segregation. Gary, Indiana was/is a depressing example of white privilege.

by Anonymousreply 99January 5, 2022 8:14 AM

Rosslyn Chapel, the elevator to the top of the World Trade Center, alone in an ancient graveyard at 4 am

by Anonymousreply 100January 5, 2022 10:35 AM

R100-Punctuation was never your strong suit, was it?

by Anonymousreply 101January 5, 2022 5:03 PM

Detroit. Unfortunately, I was born there. I refuse to ever step foot there again. I got as far away as I could. Weddings, funerals, etc doesn't matter. Not going!

by Anonymousreply 102January 5, 2022 5:52 PM

R101-Y-e-s-i-t-'-s-a-f-a-c-t*

by Anonymousreply 103January 5, 2022 7:17 PM

A house viewing when we were looking around a few years ago. It simultaneously felt like there was a porn movie shot there (modern decor) and that somebody was murdered there. The bathroom had an open bottle of shower gel lying on its side, with some gel still in the bottom. I had seen enough at that point and we left.

by Anonymousreply 104January 5, 2022 8:10 PM

When I returned from a business trip to Birmingham, Alabama back in the late 90s, I told my boss that I never saw so many mean-looking white people in one place before. They and the city creeped me out.

by Anonymousreply 105January 5, 2022 9:19 PM

When I was a kid we referred to Hardee’s as Hardons.

by Anonymousreply 106January 6, 2022 12:06 AM

The Ambassador Hotel.

by Anonymousreply 107January 6, 2022 12:35 AM

A little boy and I were once walking together into the woods. It was a bright summer day but the deeper we went in the darker it got due to the dense leaves and then everything got dead silent. The little boy instinctively put his hand into mine for reassurance and said "This is creepy. I'm getting scared."

"You're scared?" I replied. "I've got to walk back to the car by myself"

by Anonymousreply 108January 6, 2022 12:50 AM

Are you a nàhgą, R108?

by Anonymousreply 109January 6, 2022 12:51 AM

[quote]The WTC totally freaked me out.

Well, it was an insatiable bottom.

by Anonymousreply 110January 6, 2022 2:36 AM

Andy Cohen's prolapsed asshole.

by Anonymousreply 111January 6, 2022 10:51 PM

I moved to New York from North Carolina in the early 70s. I worked downtown for several years and usually took the train down to the WTC station and then walked over to my building. Later I worked midtown but my job involved several trips down to the WTC for conferences and training sessions.

The WTC was the most cold, sterile public space I've ever been in. Creepy is the word. The lobbies were awful. The plaza between the two towers was ghastly. You'd expect it to be full of people eating and having a smoke during lunch hour but it was always empty and desolate. Inside the upper Towers the sway was disconcerting and the speed or the elevators disorienting.

But I have receipts for the books I bought at the North Tower Borders dated 8pm, September 10, 2001.

by Anonymousreply 112January 6, 2022 11:24 PM

Has anyone here been to the WTC area before it was built? Was it creepy then, too?

by Anonymousreply 113January 6, 2022 11:44 PM

It was docks and tenements before the area was cleared. The World Financial Center across the street that now abuts the river was built on landfill excavated from the WTC site.

by Anonymousreply 114January 6, 2022 11:50 PM

A few years ago they found a Revolutionary era ship beneath the WTC.

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by Anonymousreply 115January 6, 2022 11:55 PM

A party at Andy Cohen's.

by Anonymousreply 116January 6, 2022 11:59 PM

Was there anybody on it?

by Anonymousreply 117January 7, 2022 12:00 AM

great thread; thanks, bitches

by Anonymousreply 118January 7, 2022 12:38 AM

Georgia, California

by Anonymousreply 119January 7, 2022 1:03 AM

Great thread. This and the Amboy, CA thread are right down my alley.

by Anonymousreply 120January 7, 2022 1:58 PM

Picture it. Sicily. 1912.

by Anonymousreply 121January 7, 2022 5:58 PM

Paris Catacombs, Pompeii

by Anonymousreply 122January 7, 2022 9:21 PM

Lexington and East 125th st, NYC. Where inbred schizo homeless junkies abound

by Anonymousreply 123January 7, 2022 9:25 PM

Los Angeles. Has a really dark strange vibe, the sunshine juxtaposed over so much desperation. Just weird vibes. A former psychiatric hospital in Columbia, SC that's supposed to be haunted my friend and I drove around. Really creepy. A lighthouse I visited in Florence, OR. Gorgeous ocean, but so desolate and strange feeling. I could go on.

by Anonymousreply 124January 7, 2022 9:38 PM

R26 do you think the store was haunted?

by Anonymousreply 125January 7, 2022 9:43 PM

R92 I was just thinking the same thing!! And I swear that just before reading your comment I was thinking of Jame Gumb's basement... Eerie!!

by Anonymousreply 126January 7, 2022 10:03 PM

The Everard Baths was creepy by the late 1970s. The showers stunk of piss. And of course there had been a murderous fire there. It had a bad vibe, man.

by Anonymousreply 127January 7, 2022 10:18 PM

This sculpture garden near Algoma, WI, tucked into a nearby wooded area. We took a trail into the woods where we encountered a fence and metal gate that had “Arbeit Macht Frei” spelled out in metal lettering above it. I thought white supremacist militia types were going to jump us.

by Anonymousreply 128January 7, 2022 10:30 PM

Antiquarians with at least strong OCD and some with mental illnesses on top, got together to make "Christmas Houses". Each year was creepier than the previous year.

by Anonymousreply 129January 7, 2022 11:07 PM

[quote]Each year was creepier than the previous year.

Oh, indeed. I have a Christmas-house story that would curl your toes!

by Anonymousreply 130January 7, 2022 11:20 PM

I was terrified driving at night up through rural eastern Pennsylvania, past Scranton and Wilkes Barre. Then about thirty miles into New York State, I felt calm again. Pennsylvania feels more desolate and ominous to me. The people are creepy too. They have just gun stores and porn shops in the middle of nowhere.

by Anonymousreply 131January 8, 2022 12:03 AM

uranus

by Anonymousreply 132January 8, 2022 1:03 AM

Rural America is creepy, period. Especially if you’re not white.

by Anonymousreply 133January 8, 2022 1:06 AM

My hoo hah.

by Anonymousreply 134January 9, 2022 2:06 AM

R124 what part of LA? LA downtown??? I have been to different cities in the larger LA area (spouse lived in NoHo for a year) and found most of them to be beautiful and unique in their own way, or at least not creepy. People definitely dressed like they wanted to be seen (ie full makeup and over the top outfits when hiking Runyon Canyon) but I just found it annoying.

by Anonymousreply 135January 9, 2022 2:21 PM

R87

[quote] Strange noises, definitely not animals or other people, heard by myself and others.

Oh Dear.

by Anonymousreply 136January 9, 2022 8:08 PM

[quote] Some friends and I stopped at an antique store in Rockaway Beach on the Oregon coast. As I walked through the store I kept feeling like I was being watched and the vibe got stronger and stronger. I told my friends I would meet them outside but they all said they were leaving too. When we got out we all talked about the creepy vibe and they said they too felt like the walls had eyes.

I just wanted to ask if you had yet found yourselves a treasure! (sob!)

by Anonymousreply 137January 9, 2022 8:11 PM

Binghampton, NY. Depressing and creepy.

by Anonymousreply 138January 10, 2022 8:31 PM

R138, I know what you mean about Binghamton, NY. I lived there about a year around '67-'68 in a huge apartment complex across from a huge car lot. I never remember the sun shining there, though it must have. Everything seemed grey and cold and low energy all the time. Then my family moved to Santa Clara, CA. What a change!

by Anonymousreply 139January 10, 2022 10:19 PM

R82 yes. That propeller viewing area was disturbing. I visited in grade school and still get goosebumps thinking about it.

by Anonymousreply 140January 10, 2022 11:38 PM

Niagra, NY. Worse than fucking Scranton.

by Anonymousreply 141January 11, 2022 2:02 AM

R140 - I watched propeller room video and saw pictures, and it does not look creepy. I guess you have to be there and feel it.

by Anonymousreply 142January 11, 2022 7:03 PM

A lot of New York state is creepy... there's so much evidence of former industrial prosperity... old factories, grand homes, half empty towns. I drive through every summer on my way to Vermont and it's not creepy to drive past, but sobering. I imagine if you went, stayed, it would be. I got a very drab, dull feeling when out of curiosity I stopped in Sharon Springs, NY, which is trying to make a go of it - and a credible go - but still missed the mark.

New York is over. O V E R. Over. Find me a window

by Anonymousreply 143January 11, 2022 7:57 PM

"What’s the creepiest place you’ve ever been too?"

Some people think I'm creepy, but it's okay

Because I've never been to me

by Anonymousreply 144January 11, 2022 8:06 PM

144 posts and no one gave the OP an " Oh, Dear" for the title.

by Anonymousreply 145January 11, 2022 9:00 PM

R144 I’ve been reading this entire thread anticipating this post!

by Anonymousreply 146January 12, 2022 3:46 AM

[quote]New York is over. O V E R. Over. Find me a window

Perhaps some little NY state hick towns are over, but the main big cities are still going strong.

I was shocked when a friend moved upstate NY a few years ago. They figured it was time to cash in on a Brooklyn house they only paid $50,000 for. Their partner always worked from home and they make much more money teaching upstate than downstate. Who knew.

The downside, they need to drive, they must drive everywhere. What happens when they both are both no longer able to drive, they will be literally stuck in the boondocks.

by Anonymousreply 147January 12, 2022 5:26 AM

Has to be Moore's Cottage at Yosemite. Told this story here before. The BF witnessed it with me. The hotel just looks plain haunted when you drive up. They put us in a cottage with four rooms. There was a connecting door to the room next to us. Just as we were falling asleep there was a lot of noise coming from that room and we could see the light come on through the door edges. The voices were loud and frantic-sounding but then everything calmed down. The next day that room was empty and I asked who had been there the night before. The clerk said nobody was in the room. A couple of years later, I found a ghost story about the hotel. In the 1920s a pilot crashed his small plane on the grounds and was pulled from the wreckage and taken into Moore's cottage, in that same room next to where we stayed. The pilot died before the doctor got there and his ghost has been seen around the hotel ever since.

by Anonymousreply 148January 14, 2022 2:17 AM

Just relax, R147, it was a joke. God, you big city marvels are thin skinned delicacies. Don't take yourself too seriously, do you?

by Anonymousreply 149January 14, 2022 2:27 AM

Red Roof Inn, Madison, Wisconsin.

by Anonymousreply 150January 14, 2022 2:43 AM

Mauthausen

by Anonymousreply 151January 14, 2022 7:07 AM

[quote]Just relax, [R147], it was a joke. God, you big city marvels are thin skinned delicacies. Don't take yourself too seriously, do you?

I wasn't the douchebag who posted: "New York is over. O V E R. Over. Find me a window"

Amazing how thin skinned you flyovers are. Why don't you stay in your home states and try to get some high-paying jobs there?

There's got to be a reason why so many ex-pats and flyovers want to live in NYC. Brooklyn is now populated with tons of people who are not even from NY, let alone from the US.

NYC is not the center of the universe, go move somewhere else.

by Anonymousreply 152January 14, 2022 7:39 AM

Guys, you have to tell us what is creepy about these places, not just throw a name out.

by Anonymousreply 153January 14, 2022 8:33 AM

To me, creepy is scary, eerie, ominous. A lot of the places listed are just depressing or fading shadows of a former glory.

by Anonymousreply 154January 14, 2022 8:36 AM

Agree that creepy is more about being ominous. Towns in decline aren’t so much creepy to me as they are just profoundly depressing. Rural inbred backwaters have more of a creep factor because they may have some really peculiar or disturbing social dynamic. The place that I was unexpectedly the most creeped out by was visiting the Nazi rally grounds in Nuremberg. Between the history and large scale, it left me with an awful vibe.

by Anonymousreply 155January 14, 2022 8:49 AM

Nebraska City, Nebraska. What a depressing little shithole.

by Anonymousreply 156January 14, 2022 11:55 AM

Sorry. Very early in the morning and I misread the thread title. Nebraska City isn't creepy. It's just a depressing little shithole.

by Anonymousreply 157January 14, 2022 11:56 AM

R156, I can’t believe I’m seeing Nebraska City here! My mom is from there but moved straight to NYC when she was 20. Totally agree with you, there is something a spooky about it.

Even Arbor Lodge is creepy. And John Brown’s Cave is the creepiest of all.

by Anonymousreply 158January 14, 2022 9:57 PM

Having grown up in a busy city, most rural areas are creepy to me. Especially certain parts of New Jersey and upstate NY.

by Anonymousreply 159January 14, 2022 10:22 PM

This is very specific, but the Tacoma area of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. It's just your average suburban shopping area, but I always feel uneasy when I have to go there.

by Anonymousreply 160January 14, 2022 10:31 PM

Aw R39, I loved the House on the Rock when I visited it with friends. Definitely weird, but it seemed charmingly quirky rather than sinister to me.

Creepiest place I've been was a youth hostel in New Orleans that I stopped at on my way home from Florida. Instead of giving me a bed in the main house, I was put up in a deserted bunk room in what used to be a carriage house out back. Wind was whistling through cracks in the walls, everything was creaking, I couldn't relax at all. Finally I went downstairs to the kitchen and sat in a chair with my blanket wrapped around me until morning. If I'd known how the place would make me feel I would have just parked my car in a hotel parking lot and slept in it instead.

Birmingham, AL gets my vote for creepiest community I've been to. I normally have a great sense of direction, but I get lost every time I attempt to drive through it and end up spending way too much time on backroads until I find my way out. Everything looks like it's been slowly decaying since the 1950s. And I can echo R105's impression of the residents.

by Anonymousreply 161January 14, 2022 11:34 PM

bump

by Anonymousreply 162January 23, 2022 3:43 PM

One night, when walking east on Bourbon Street, my husband and I were enjoying the New Orleans party atmosphere of the crowd, until we went just one block too far. Suddenly, the mood changed and it was creepy. We quickly did an about face and rejoined the party.

by Anonymousreply 163January 23, 2022 3:52 PM

To me.

by Anonymousreply 164January 23, 2022 4:12 PM

R163, that's happened to me before. New Orleans is one of those places that goes from one type of atmosphere to very scary within a block.

by Anonymousreply 165January 23, 2022 4:37 PM

I’m not that poster, but *yes* r165! New Orleans is where I almost got mugged, and it was literally one block outside the French quarter. That city is no joke, you need to know where you are going.

by Anonymousreply 166January 23, 2022 7:17 PM

Relative if mine lived in Nola within walking distance to the Garden District. He said his block was pretty quiet but it was a war zone 2 blocks behind him and he was mugged twice walking from his car, parked in the street in front of his house, to his front door.

by Anonymousreply 167January 23, 2022 7:54 PM

Data Lounge

by Anonymousreply 168January 23, 2022 8:19 PM

R167 do you remember what streets were around him? I went to New Orleans years ago and stayed in the garden district. I went walking a few blocks away to see some historical sites and ended up where the magnolia projects once were. Around there were blocks of abandoned homes and churches. Then I wandered some more and ended up walking past a men threading another mans life for owing him money. Saying he was going to kill him if he didn’t get it to him by 11. It was surprising how close all these areas were to each other all of it was still so hauntingly beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 169January 23, 2022 8:40 PM

I lived between Baronne and St Charles in the lower Garden district, right next to the Magnolia projects. I had some kids climb into my window and steal some stuff, but never got mugged. I’ve been lucky in some respects my whole life. I was friendly with the drug dealers across the street and they were always up in the wee hours when I came home from being out at clubs, I felt protected by them.

by Anonymousreply 170January 23, 2022 9:27 PM

I attended a Microsoft convention in NO (TechEd). The year before I went an attendee was killed by a stray bullet when walking to the convention center. I think that was the same year everyone got food poisoning from chicken salad sandwiches.

by Anonymousreply 171January 23, 2022 10:15 PM

Monte Carlo Red Cross Ball

by Anonymousreply 172January 23, 2022 10:21 PM

This is going to sound odd but I found ​The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes to be creepy. Right near a busy road but all of a sudden it got dead quiet. No cars, no birds...silence. And the air felt heavy. Very strange.

by Anonymousreply 173January 23, 2022 10:47 PM
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