Do you love watching scary movies or reading horror stories? With Halloween approaching and the days getting darker and colder as fall nears, it’s high-time for spookiness.
Mexico celebrates Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) between October 31st and November 2nd, so if you’re planning a Halloween trip there, it perfectly coincides with their spooky festivities! While Day of the Dead is completely different from Halloween, the celebration is equally as festive with face paint, mini coffins, candy, papier-mâché skeletons lining shops, homes and cemeteries. Beneath the cheerful surface, Mexican belief in the supernatural runs deep and dates back to the Maya and Aztec periods. Some people still go to shamans for healing and others believe in the use of an ofrenda (altar) as a mythical conduit to Mictlán (a spiritual antechamber) to contact the dead. With such deep-rooted beliefs, it comes as no surprise that a culture so close to its dead is known for haunted locations and portals to the Underworld.
If you aren’t spooked enough by the allegedly haunted Mexico City International Airport on arrival (videos have apparently captured a ghostly girl staring at people from an abandoned plane on the property) here are five more places in Mexico that will give you the shivers!