The creepiest place in Europe
There are a lot of so-called “haunted” places and creepy stops across Europe, but the Czech Republic takes it to a whole new level. The country’s best-known creepy spot is the town of Kutna Hora, where a church, known as the Sedlec Ossuary literally decorated in human bones attracts thousands of onlookers every year.
But about an hour and a half outside of Prague in another direction is a far creepier, less-known attraction that is the stuff of nightmares for many people.
The Kostel Svatheo Jiri, or St. George’s church, is a small, previously abandoned church in the village of Lukova. After having been left unattended to for fifty years, it became rumored that it was haunted. Locals didn’t want to go anywhere near the building, that was decaying and on its last legs because they believed it was filled with ghosts.
A local artist decided to take that to a whole new level. He created a permanent exhibit to save the church, and attract visitors, by installing what appear to be actual ghosts in the pews, praying and worshipping.
The trip to the church itself, will require you to drive through what appear to be several ghost towns. As Czechs have flocked to the cities to find work, many small villages have been abandoned, and their buildings are dilapidated and decaying, almost something out of the Walking Dead.
As you get farther out into the quiet country, the sense of isolation descends, until you see the steeple of the church on the hill rising up.
The exhibition inside is every bit as creepy as it looks in pictures, and although other gawkers are sure to be milling around, it’s hard to shake the creepy aspects of this exhibit. For Halloween lovers and fright seekers, this is the perfect tourist destination.
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