Jack the Ripper is the most infamous serial killer of all time, and despite over a hundred years of research, we still don’t know who the mysterious villain was. Learn more about The Whitechapel Murderer on this interactive virtual tour led by Ripper expert Richard Jones via Zoom.
More than six million people are buried in a vast network of tunnels underneath the streets of Paris, and even if you’re stuck in America, you can still enjoy a terrifying tour of this underground labyrinth.
The Mütter Museum is hands down one of the coolest museums we have in the US. It’s packed full of medical history and human anatomical oddities enough to make anyone recognize the horror of being trapped in a human flesh body (and the horror in our treatment of the disabled and ill). Check out the collection of eye pathologies and say hi to the famous Soap Lady from the comfort of your home.
This museum features objects and information related to Icelandic Witchcraft, including the famous Nábrók, a replica of necropants, a pair of pants made from human skin, that was supposed to grant the wearer magical riches. Check out the pants and other witchy exhibits online now.
Frances Glessner Lee was one of the founding mothers of forensic science, and her wonderfully and morbidly detailed crime scene miniatures are a main reason for that. She created these “nutshell studies” so that investigators could practice looking at a crime scene, and in order for them to be useful teaching tools, she had to include every grisly detail. Now, thanks to modern technology, you can tour each of her mini murder scenes yourself.
When the No. 4 reactor shut down and exploded in 1986 in Chernobyl, the whole world became aware of the horrors of a nuclear disaster. The area was so saturated with radiation that now it’s a ghost town. You can go to Google Maps and explore the area, and you don’t even have to worry about lingering nuclear fall out!
This island in Mexico is without a doubt one of the creepiest places you’ll ever see. Legend says that a local fisherman hung dolls from every tree on the island after he started being haunted by the ghost of a little girl who drowned nearby. Turn off all your lights and go on a video tour of the island tonight.
Tour the Sowden House where Elizabeth Short may have been tortured, murdered, and dissected in the basement. One of the most infamous murders in Hollywood history, Elizabeth Short, aka The Black Dahlia, was brutally murdered and dismembered in January 1947. The crime went unsolved, but the cop son of this house's former owner believes his father killed Short -- and possibly other women -- in this famous home designed by Lloyd Wright, which is available for virtual tours.
The Queen Mary has far more than its fair share of ghost stories, from lights turning on and off, to faucets running on their own, to full body apparitions appearing to guests. The luxury ship is permanently moored in Long Beach, but you can search the ghost ship on Google Earth, or go to YouTube for a whole series of virtual tours.
If you’re into creepy history, look no further than the Salem Witch Museum. This online tour doesn’t just cover the museum itself, but goes around to cemeteries, courthouses, jails, and even the site where a dozen innocent people were executed for the crime of witchcraft.