As you go about your daily life, it’s easy to forget all of the weird and wonderful things that are tucked away around the world. A Redditor cobbled together 19 of the strangest places on earth, reminding us all of the creepy things that could be hidden in our very towns. Dark forests, abandoned cities, strange museums and other oddities are everywhere. You just need to know how to find them.

1.) Hoia Baciu Forest (Romania): This forest is known as the “Bermuda Triangle” of Romania. Multiple people have gone missing in it, people have sighted UFOs, there has been unexplained electrical phenomena and more.

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2.) The Catacombs (Paris): The Parisian catacombs are a giant ossuary and cemetary that are located beneath that city’s streets. There are approximately 6 million bodies put to rest in the catacombs. There is a city of the dead waiting to be explored beneath the city of lights.

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3.) The Mütter Museum (Pennsylvania): The Mütter Museum is an institution dedicated to medical anomalies. It houses organs, bones, fetuses and statues that’ll leave you with chills. Its medical oddities, anatomical and pathological specimens, wax models, and antique medical equipment are world-famous.

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4.) Varosha (Cyprus): Varosha is a completely uninhabited resort city on Cyprus’ coast. After the Turkish invasion, Varosha was quickly evacuated. Today, Varosha stands frozen displaying exactly how life was in 1974. From a distance it looks like a bustling resort town, but it is completely dead.

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5.) Oradour-sur-Glane (France): This is a small French village that was decimated by the Nazis in WWII. The entire city was burned and almost every inhabitant was executed. The remnants of the village still stand today.

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6.) The Door to Hell (Turkmenistan): This was once a gas field, but the Soviets set it on fire. Now, it has been burning for over 40 years. It seems that the dangerous pit of fire will never stop burning.

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7.) Maunsell Sea Forts (North Sea, England): These were designed to protect England from a potential Nazi invasion during WWII. Today, they stand empty, ghosts guarding the coast (except for the occasional sea bird or vandals).

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8.) Leap Castle (Ireland): The Leap Castle is reportedly one of the most haunted castles in the world. Its rumored that the hallways are patrolled by “the Elemental,” an unseen force. The castle is allegedly haunted because it hosted historic slaughters and was even built on top of a torture pit.

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9.) San Zhi Resort (Taiwan): This resort was built to be a tranquil place, but because of the strange amount of deaths during the construction, it was abandoned. Now, the “pod” resort stands empty and supposedly haunted.

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10.) Wonderland (China): Wonderland was supposed to be China’s version of Disneyland, but much bigger. There were construction problems with the project, leading it to be abandoned. The remains of the theme park are still in the middle of an empty field, open to adventurers.

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11.) Jacob’s Well (Texas): This natural spring is over 100 feet deep. Many locals jump into the well for recreation, even though there are sharp rocks jutting out from all sides. Scuba divers explore the depths of this well, but with caution. Over the years, novice divers have perished in the well.

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12.) Kryziu Kalnas “Hill Of Crosses” (Lithuania): Kryziu Kalnas was originally a ceremonial site where Lithuanians would mourn the dead lost at war. The Soviet Union bulldozed the area twice, but locals rebuilt it to be even bigger. Today, over 100,000 crosses stand on the hill.

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13.) Kabayan Mummy Caves (Philippines): The Kabayan Mummy Burial Caves are manmade caves full of preserved mummies, isolated from most of the world. These mummies are some of the best preserved in the world.

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14.) Muynak (Uzbekistan): Muynak was once a busy port city on the Aral Sea. The Soviet Union drained the Aral Sea for irrigation purposes, destroying Muynak and leaving the remants of a busy port sit in a desert wasteland.

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15.) Centralia (Pennsylvania): This was one a busy mining town, until the coal veins under the city caught fire. This dangerous fire has been burning since 1962. The town was bandoned, except for approximately 10 people who still live there. The creepy town was the visual inspiration for the horror movie Silent Hill.

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16.) Island of the Dolls (Mexico): This place is an uninhabited island in Xochimilco, Mexico. According to legend, a girl died in the canals surrounding the island, after which dolls began to wash ashore constantly. The island’s only inhabitant and caretaker then began to hang the dolls that would wash ashore in memory of the little girl.

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17.) Cincinnati’s Abandoned Subway (Ohio): There were plans to build a subway system in Cincinnati in the early 1900s. The city ran out of funding, but the tunnels that were constructed are still open beneath the city, a maze that is left to be explored.

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18.) Jatinga (India): Jatinga is a relatively normal town, but it’s plagued by massive bird “suicides” that happen every September – October. The en masse bird deaths occur at the end of the monsoon months, when on dark, foggy nights the bird populations are attracted to the lights of villages and are then killed by the villagers. In modern times, conservation groups have made an effort to decrease the amount of bird deaths during this season.

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19.) Akodessewa Fetish Market (Togo): Over half of the population of Togo practices indigenous beliefs, requiring religious paraphernalia you would not find in any normal market. Shrunken heads, skulls, flesh and more can be found in a fetish market like this.

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Some of the strangest places on earth aren’t legitimately haunted, instead they are haunted by the memories of the horrors that were once committed there. The absence of life and positivity in a place that is just an archaic link to the past can be more chilling than any ghost story. Source: Reddit Share these strange places with others… spread the chills that go down your spine.

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Gaming has finally caught on with millions of people. Even casual gamers are addicted to the app-based Candy Crush. You don’t have to play countless hours of World of Warcraft to be considered a gamer. It makes sense that games cost money, and major releases can run upwards of $60. Small, indie games are cheaper, but they will still cost you money.

If you’re looking for something to entertain you during any kind of downtime, check these out. They are games for both mobile platforms (phones and tablets) as well as some computer games. They’re easy to understand, fun to play and have surprising depth…

And did we mention that they’re free?

1.) REDDER

In REDDER, you’re a tiny astronaut on a big planet. Your ship has crashed, and will only be able to fly again if you collect enough crystals. It’s a pretty straightforward platformer, but what makes this one is the design of its world. There’s no imminent danger on this abandoned world (there are some lasers that can explode you, but no enemies), but the place is incredibly eerie. Available to play on Newgrounds.

2.) dys4ia

Anna Anthropy is the creator of several casual-style puzzle games like REDDER. While some, like “Gay Cats Go to the Weird Weird Woods” (that is really what it’s called) are pretty simple in concept, others, like this one, have a little more to say. dys4ia tells of her experience as a transgender woman, and the player has to navigate the transition process. Available on Newgrounds.

3.) Spaceteam

This game is designed to be played on a mobile device with at least one other person, and usually it devolves into everyone shouting bizarre instructions at one another. The object is to keep your spaceship aloft and not on fire by shouting imperative instructions at one another. Your neighbors will be confused. Available on Android and iOS.

4.) Dumb Ways to Die

This game was actually developed with the help of the Melbourne Transit Authority as a sort-of public service announcement about not being dumb around trains because being dumb around trains will probably kill you. It’s also a hilarious game, where you have to prevent your little characters from offing themselves with their sheer stupidity. And yes, several of them are train-themed. Available for Android and iOS, and you can download the theme song, too.

5.) Five Minutes to Kill (Yourself)

Adult Swim isn’t known for always being politically correct, so get used to that. The objective here is to kill yourself, in case “Dumb Ways to Die” was too life-affirming for you. You have five minutes and a cubicle hellscape that’s curiously full of dangerous items. If you don’t do yourself in, you have to attend a meeting. Available online.

6.) Plague, Inc

Too soon? In this strategy game, you can tap into your evil side and unleash a plague over the entire planet. Strategize ways to evolve your bug so that the puny humans stand no chance.

7.) Dots: A Game About Connecting

A better subtitle might be “A Game About Missing Your Stop on the Train Because You’ve Become Obsessed.” This simple game is just about connecting like-colored dots and gaining points, which can be used to buy power-ups. There are awards to unlock, too, but they become harder to get as you go along. It’s not exactly mentally stimulating, but it’s pleasant, easy and good for zoning out. Available for Android and iOS. There’s also a sequel called TwoDots, which is more puzzle-based, but as of now, that’s only available for iOS.

8.) You Don’t Know Jack

This is a snarky take on the quiz game, combining word play, pop references and actual knowledge. New questions are added every week, and reflect topical issues. You can also use a multi-player mode to play with (or against) friends online. It even has fake sponsors and commercials so you don’t miss out on that TV feeling. Available for Android and iOS.

9.) Ready Steady Bang

You can play this quick-fire dueling game alone, and pit yourself against legendary cowboys to collect achievements, or you can play two-player (on a single screen, though) against a friend. Collect all 30 dramatic death scenes. Available for Android and iOS.

10.) Every Day The Same Dream

This game is extremely simple in terms of play, but relentless in content. You play as a nameless, faceless office worker whose life is made up of routine. Unless, of course, you do things differently. But even if you decide to, say, show up for work in your underwear, or skip work altogether and hang out with some cows, are you ever really free? Available on the Molle Industria site.

11.) Bonus! I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1

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Okay, this game isn’t free, but it’s only $1. Come on, it’s a dollar and it’s an endless barrage of blowing the heck out of zombies, complete with original soundtrack and neverending ammo. This is the kind of game that’s fun to play when you’re mad, or at the end of a long night when you don’t have the capacity to do anything but hold A. Available on Xbox.

If these intrigued you, then game on, because remember they are totally free. Let yourself unwind after a long day by playing a fun game. They are mentally stimulating and gaming can actually improve your critical thinking skills.

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