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Monster Destinations: Places Famous for Their Monsters

Monster Destinations: Places Famous for Their Monsters

Do you love adventure, mystery, and horror? Are you fascinated by the legends and myths of different cultures and regions? Do you want to explore some of the most amazing and terrifying places on Earth? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this article is for you. In this article, we will take you on a journey to discover the world’s most mysterious places, where monsters and creatures of all kinds are said to exist. Whether you believe in them or not, these places will surely captivate your imagination and thrill your senses. From the Himalayas to Antarctica, from Transylvania to Roswell, these are the monster destinations that you need to see before you die. Are you ready to face your fears and uncover the secrets of these places? Then let’s get started!

UFO, Roswell, USA

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Welcome to Roswell sign in New Mexico. Source: Jimmy Emerson on Flickr.

Roswell is the site of a supposed UFO crash in 1947, which sparked a lot of controversy and speculation about the existence of aliens and government cover-ups. The US military claimed that a weather balloon caused the crash. Nevertheless, many people believe that it was actually an extraterrestrial spacecraft that was recovered and hidden by the authorities. Nowadays, Roswell has become a popular destination for UFO enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists, who can visit museums, festivals, and landmarks related to the incident. Some of the attractions include the International UFO Museum and Research Center, the Roswell UFO Festival, and the Roswell UFO Tours.

Vampire, Romania

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An example picture of Dracula the vampire and his lady.
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The best view of Bran Castle in Transylvania, Romania.

Many people used to think that Transylvania was a fictional place. But this mountainous area is completely real and it is as beautiful as a painting. Indeed, Bran Castle is not only one of the monster destinations but a top tourist destination. It is famous for appearing in the story about the blood-sucking vampire – Dracula by writer Bram Stoker.

Loch Ness Monster, Scotland

The famous image of Lochness Monster. Source of image: luvi on Flickr.
Loch Ness area in the Scottish Highlands
Loch Ness area in the Scottish Highlands.

Until now, despite all the denials of researchers, the Lochness monster has always been a captivating mystery of the Scottish people. For nearly a century, tourists have always sought after this monster. They even gave it another intimate name, Nessie.

Yeti, Himalaya

An image of Yeti by AlexKuhn on DeviantArt.
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A picture of Trishul in the Himalayas, the most famous mountain ranges in the world.

Yeti (Snowman) is a tall creature, said to live in the Himalayas of Nepal and Tibet, China. Although scientists have always affirmed that the Yeti is just a part of mythology, to this day there are still many tourists who come to Nepal and Tibet just to have the opportunity to see this Yeti.

Red Dragon, Wales

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The flag of Wales with the image of a Red Dragon.
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North Wales’ Gwrych Castle, one of the abandoned castles in the world.

For the people of Wales, the red dragon is a mascot. It even appears on the Welsh flag and the country’s football team is nicknamed the “red dragon”.

Banshee, Ireland

An example human-made image of a Banshee.
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The abandoned Ballycarbery Castle in Cahersiveen co Kerry, Ireland.

The banshee is a female spirit that is said to wail or scream when someone is about to die. She is usually seen as a pale woman with long hair and a white dress, or as an old hag with a cloak and a hood. The Banshee is a part of Irish folklore, where she is associated with certain families or clans. Some believe she is a messenger of death. Whereas, others think she is a mourner or a protector.

Kraken, Norway

An image of Kraken made by Jimking on DeviantArt.
Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway
Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway is one of the world’s best road trips.

The Kraken is a legendary sea monster said to be extremely huge and it can drag down ships and create whirlpools. It is often depicted as a giant squid or octopus with tentacles and sharp teeth. The Kraken is believed to originate from Norse mythology, where it was feared by sailors and fishermen.

Chupacabra, Puerto Rico

a chupacabra-similar dog
A chupacabra-similar dog.
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Cueva Ventana, a.k.a Window Cave, in Puerto Rico.

The chupacabra, which means “goat-sucker” in Spanish, is a creature that is said to attack and drain the blood of livestock, especially goats. It is described as a reptilian or canine-like animal with spikes, claws, and glowing eyes. In fact, the chupacabra was first reported in Puerto Rico in the 1990s, and since then, sightings have been reported in other parts of Latin America and the United States.

Ningen, Antarctica

An illustrated image of Ningen
An illustrated image of Ningen.
Villa Las Estrellas in King George Island Antarctica
Villa Las Estrellas in Antarctica is one of the world’s most remote destinations.

In Japanese, Ningen means “human”. In fact, it is known as a mysterious sea creature, with white arms, legs, and body. Although it is said to appear in Antarctica, Japan is actually where the name of this creature became famous. However, until now, no one has been able to provide definitive evidence of the true existence of this sea monster.

Bigfoot, North America

Frame 352 from the Patterson Gimlin Bigfoot film that people believe it's a real bigfoot
Frame 352 from the Patterson Gimlin Bigfoot film that people believe it’s a real bigfoot.
Glacier National Park in Montana's Rocky Mountains
Glacier National Park in Montana’s Rocky Mountains.

Bigfoot, also known as the bigfoot, is a giant monster that has appeared in the folklore and beliefs of North Americans for the past 200 years. Although there are many cases claiming to have seen this beast, scientists always tend to deny its existence and emphasize that it is just part of mythology.

However, many people still do not believe the scientists’ claims and enthusiastically hunt for this monster. Oregon, USA is where most people claim to see Bigfoot. Specifically, they saw it appear on Route 224, heading southeast from Portland to the Cascades. This is also one of the monster destinations that attract many tourists to Bigfoot.

Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed this ultimate guide to the world’s most mysterious and scary places. We have shown you some of the most incredible monster destinations that you can visit. These places are not for the faint of heart, but they are definitely worth exploring for their beauty, history, and culture. Whether you are looking for adventure, mystery, or horror, these places will offer you something that you will never forget. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready to embark on the most thrilling trip of your life. And don’t forget to share your experiences and stories with us. We would love to hear from you. Thank you for reading and happy travels!

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Khoi Nguyen builds The Broad Life with a desire to inspire people go exploring the world and live a more interesting, experience, and adventurous life. This blog shares the stories, pictures, and experiences at destinations where he has traveled to.


  • Ramil Hinolan

    I want to travel to North America to see bigfoot. I knew some info about this monster when it was featured in The National Geographic.

  • Stephanie

    What a fun aritcle! My kids are intrigued by monsters so we’d love to search for any of these. We have a February trip to Puerto Rico so we will have to look for the chupacabra.

  • Cindy

    Loved reading about all of the monster destinations. I hadn’t hear of ningen BEFORE, but it sounds creepy!

  • rosey

    Wow the welsh flag is cool with its big red dragon. I didn’t know that information about a banshee. I remember hearing the term before though.

  • Fransic verso

    Very interesting, saving these cool places to visit with my partner. Some of them are new to me.

  • Monidipa Dutta

    This was so fun to read. Your “Monster Destinations” post is captivating! The unique concept and vivid descriptions make it an exciting read. I loved the fact that you have Considered adding more historical context for a richer experience.

  • karletta

    This is a really cool article. i said ‘yes’ to your question about adventure mystery, legends, myths. reading on, i’ve been to two of these places and absolutely loved visiting them. perhaps romania will be next 🙂

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