Just in time for Halloween, we've pulled together our list of the top 10 scariest adventure spots around the world. We're not talking your average haunted hayride: These destinations have a long history of creepy lore. They're also great adventure destinations, just make sure to pack your garlic necklace and your silver bullets.
Sleepy Hollow, New York
Made famous by Washington Irving's spooky tale The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, this historic town is the quintessential eerie fall destination. By day, experience the colorful foliage on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway: it passes the Pocatino River near the spot where the Irving's Headless Horseman scared Icabod Crane. At night, visit Irving's headstone as you tour the town graveyard by lantern; you might just hear the faint sound of hooves pounding and heads rolling in the distance.
Catacombs of Palermo, Italy
If you thought the catacombs of Paris were creepy, brace yourself. In the Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Italy, you wont just see a few old bones. Skin, hair, and clothing hang on the intact skeletons of people long deceased. Walking among these dead bodies makes for one of the ghostliest adventures out there.St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans's Oldest City of the Dead
One of our 100 Adventure Towns, New Orleans has plenty of non-bone chilling adventures. But walk through the vast cemeteries of above-ground graves known as the City of the Dead, and you'll see why this is one of the spookiest spots around. Visit the grave of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, rumored to have walked the streets of the city even after her death in 1881. If you perform a series of knocks and leave an offering at her tomb, you can channel her power and perform your own Voodoo curse. Or so legend goes. Just make sure to go in a group: Muggers sometimes lurk in the narrow paths between large tombs.