Our Top 6 Scariest Places on Earth


2. Sedlec Ossuary in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

Fun fact: an ossuary is a Latin derivative meaning a place to keep bones. The Sedlec Ossuary is a Roman Catholic chapel that doesn’t look like anything special from the outside. Known as the “bone church,” the ossuary isn’t decorated with carvings of saints or other ordinary pieces of Roman Catholic art. Instead, the ossuary is home to an estimated 40,000 skeletons, whose bones adorn the entire building. That’s right, the chandelier, the walls, and decor are all made out of human bones. 

The chandelier is home to almost every bone in the human body, while the building also possesses two massive bone chalices, six bone pyramids, two bone monstrances, bone candleholders, and four bone candelabras. You’d think the bone displays would all be somber and eerie. But no, the entire building is also decorated with chains of bone that have been festively looped around the building’s pillars like streamers at a garden party.