Sure, I stole the idea from the film 1408, but giving a rating to gothic/haunted/downright creepy travel sites just makes sense to me. Obviously these rankings are highly subjective. One might visit a site and find not a single hair on their arms rises, while another might come face to face with the prince of darkness. It’s all a question of timing to a degree. But it’s also a question of imagination, how well the location is preserved and the general atmosphere which pervades the site. My suggestion is to look over the Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries, and in so doing, you’ll get a sense of where I’m at. And if that coincides with your own idea of fun travel, then you might find these ratings useful.
5 Crypts: So creepy you can’t wait to get the hell out of there, but want to stick around all the same. Involuntary excretion could occur at the slightest noise out of the ordinary. You decide your next trip will be a Disney cruise.
4 Crypts:Â You might want to fall asleep to the Sound of Music tonight because you’re not going to want to turn off the lights and close your eyes. Gothic moodiness drips from the place in buckets. You find yourself just listening, looking and catch yourself holding your breath.
3 Crypts: Tingly. If you use your imagination and the timing is right, you might notice a palpable quickening of the pulse. It’ll make a good story when you get home, which will only improve with age and lies. Good place to ponder your own mortality.
2 Crypts: You’ve wasted a trip, but take some time to come up with a good story and you might be able to impress a few friends with your determination, and that you were actually dogged enough in your travels that you actually went there.
1 Crypt: Look around, snap a picture and find a pub. Pray there’s a good horror flick on back at the hotel, cause there ain’t no chills here