That chill in the air and long, dark nights can only mean one thing — Halloween is here! With the spookiest day of the year at our doorstep, is there a better way to celebrate than to share some ghost stories?
With the COVID-19 pandemic making nearly any travel risky, we focused on scary stories from around the world, if only to have a little seasonal escapism. The pandemic has slowed a bit but continues to make travel potentially unsafe, especially for the unvaccinated, so we’re doing a mix this year. Two of the locations will be in the continental United States, meaning you can visit without getting on a plane (though, again, we suggest you travel only if you’re vaccinated). The third location is outside of the United States and one of the more terrifying places we’ve ever come across. In fact, let’s start with that one!
The idea of any particularly haunted graveyard can be an unsettling thought, but Edinburgh’s Greyfriars Kirkyard is notoriously one of the most haunted and active spots in the world. It certainly looks the part, at least, with its aging and sometimes moss-covered graves and a certain heaviness hanging over the yard. The graveyard is over 400 years old and over a million guests tour the grounds each year. You may even come across the grave of a certain dark wizard,