Summer is over, which means Halloween is right around the corner. This time of year, many people love the excitement of visiting a local haunted house with the kids, while some extremists take it to a whole new level by seeking out the real deal. To get ready for Halloween, we’ve put together a list of 31 of the most terrifying, truly haunted houses from around the world. Think you’re brave enough? See if you can handle these photos first.
Fear Factory in Salt Lake City. This 19th century cement factory was closed down after a number of workers died violent deaths (think electrocution or being crushed to death) and locals began to believe the joint was haunted. It went on to be shunned and abandoned for years until Fear Factory embraced it and its petrifying history by reopening it as a haunted house.
Lost Souls Alley in Krakow, Poland. Not for the faint of heart, visitors are given one flashlight upon arrival and then left to search around in the dark, clinging to the mere hope of finding a key or a code to get out if (and most likely when) they come upon a locked door … or two.