Devil’s Pool, Australia
Devil’s Pool is a natural pool created by surrounding boulders and a waterfall that feeds it, and as beautiful as it is, people say it’s cursed. According to legend, Oolana, a young woman from the Yindinji Tribe, drowned herself in the pool after being separated from her true love. Still searching for him today, she lures young men to their death in the green waters. Sixteen young men have died there in the past 50 years, reports News.com.au.
Manchac Swamp, USA
According to local legend, Julia Brown, a practising voodoo priestess, used to sit on her front porch near the Manchac Swamp in Louisiana and sing, “One day I’m gonna die, and I’m gonna take all of you with me,” reports MentalFloss.com. That curse turned out to be true: On the day of Brown’s funeral in 1915, a category 4 hurricane tore through the area, causing hundreds of drowning deaths. These days, people say that Brown can be heard cackling on the shores of the swamp. Spooky, right?
Truk Lagoon, Micronesia
If it’s shipwrecks that make your spine tingle, then look no further than Truk Lagoon in Micronesia. That’s where the wreckage of 40 Japanese ships and 25 American aircrafts that went down in the waters lay. They went down during Operation Hailstone, the ill-fated WWII battle. The underwater scene is described as a massive “ship graveyard.” Photos of the wreckage are absolutely chilling and a haunting reminder of all the lives that were lost in that one battle, alone.