Museums are a great place to embrace the beautiful. People come here to learn something new, otherwise look at the creativity, learn about the past. But there are some museums that, if left in memory of a trail, it is only in the form of nightmares. It turns out that you can also talk about terrible things in detail. In such museums you can find things that seem to have come down from the horror films screens.
But usually all the exhibits are real and used for certain and very terrible appointments. Once such museums work, it means there are people who want to visit them. Those who are going to plunge into the world of fear, it is worth recharging with positive emotions and taking everything in terms of humor. Here are the most terrible and impressive museums in the world. Museum of Death, Los Angeles, USA.
This title shows a large collection of works of art created by serial killers. It is impossible to look at what “authors” have created in everyday life without steel nerves. The walls of the museum are hung with photographs of crime scenes of maniacs and autopsy of their victims. And after studying the pictures from the places of road accidents, you do not want to get behind the wheel somehow. The museum has special rooms, which are filled with various funeral attributes and tools for embalming. Here are also photos of various cruel punishments and exhibits, recreating the scenes of murders. A separate room is given specifically to suicides and everything related to this topic. Those who were not afraid to inspect the exhibits of the museum are invited to look at the video of the deaths of real people. The highlight of the collection is the severed head of the famous Bluebeard killer, brought from Paris.
Museum of Ventriloquists, Fort Mitchell, USA.
Today, ventriloquist mannequins already seem obsolete. We perceive these objects as a kind of simple construction, appropriate except for carnivals or old vaudevilles. But if you just look at these mannequins and become really scary. These dolls complain about their lives, and it even seems that each of them has a soul and personality. It is clear that this is actually a trick, but in the artificial likeness of people there is still something terrible. In the museum ventriloquists tell funny stories, roll their eyes in response to replicas and have their own opinion on all issues. If you drop prudence and a critical look, it immediately appears that every such dummy has some kind of secret. And if one doll is not so terrible, then what can I say about seven hundred such exhibits at once? All the dolls sit in armchairs and look blankly at their visitors. The uniqueness of the museum in Fort Mitchell is that it is the only one in the world. It seems that there are simply arranged endless rows of wooden dummies. They are watching the movements of visitors with their own eyes, as if trying to hypnotize from and subordinate their will. In this terrible museum you have to restrain yourself, so as not to break and not scream. Museum of Mummies, Guanajuato, Mexico.
This unusual museum will be remembered by visitors for life. Guests of Guanajuato can get into the real world of mummies. The museum collected 111 dried bodies, once belonged to men, women and even children. Many of the mummies remained with their mouths open in a cry, as they were buried alive. And they are related to the times of the cholera epidemic that erupted here in 1833. Gradually, from 1865 to 1958, the bodies were removed from their burial site. The matter is that the relatives of the deceased could not already pay the tax for a place in the cemetery. And this terrible museum was born. It in fact was created by the tourists themselves, when they began to give employees of the cemetery a little money to look at the dead bodies stored in one of the outbuildings. When viewing this terrible collection, you can even see the smallest mummy in the world. She is not yet born the fruit of a woman who died during an epidemic of cholera.Many mummies are generally dressed in the outfits that were on them during the funeral. Others generally appear naked or in one only shoes. This Mexican museum presents its own sad interpretation of life after death. Museum of Dupuytren, Paris, France.
Reality is sometimes terrible, than the most terrible fantasies. This is exactly what this Paris museum proves. It collected various medical deviations of people. Its museum Dupuytren opened in 1835. It was the famous Parisian surgeon and anatomist, who collected a whole collection of unborn yet ugly people with congenital diseases, skeletons and human organs. The exhibition is really terrible – there are as many as six thousand exhibits, including jars with deformed parts of human bodies. Immediately, you can find fused people, Siamese twins, as well as infants born with open internal organs. The museum also displays wax models of human heads with unusual outgrowths on them, hare lips and so strange defects that can not be categorized. And nowhere to escape from the many glass jars in which the brains of patients with deviations float. Staying in alcohol has perfectly preserved this part of the body. Even the most hardened guests leave from here under the impression. Psychiatric Museum Glor, St. Joseph, USA.
Once you enter this establishment, you immediately get a sense of anxiety and danger. This museum was opened in 1968 on the basis of a psychiatric hospital, which existed in this building since 1874. In the corridors, you just feel physically desperate. Maybe it was the screams of those who were here for years, they drenched the walls. After all, sometimes for the treatment of insanity, very painful and extravagant methods were used. The museum shows that some patients were imprisoned in a huge wheel, like what people put in cages with hamsters. As a result, the patients were forced to run for two days in a row, and all in order to tire them. Other patients sat down on the “tranquilizer chair”, where on the bodies they made incisions for bloodletting. Some unhappy people had to endure such a procedure for six months. And all because doctors then considered the source of insanity in the excessive flow of blood to the brain. Some patients were dipped in vats of cold water, all in order to cause shock. And this was considered permissible for medicinal purposes. When visiting the museum, you are invited to familiarize yourself with all those barbaric methods that were previously used in psychiatry. There are also instruments with equipment that doctors used to eradicate mental illnesses. On the three-dimensional screens, the insanity that was created in the hospital before is recreated. Realism is added and mannequins with wandering on the face of otherworldly smiles. Among the exhibits are also items of unusual art created by the patients themselves. Of particular interest is the exposition of objects extracted from the stomach of one madman. It includes 453 nails, 115 pins, more than a hundred hairpins, as well as buttons, buttons, hooks and needles. Even for those who have a hard life, after visiting this museum, it seems that someone was much worse. The “Mother” Museum, Philadelphia, USA.
This institution also offers a wide variety of medical abnormalities and pathologies. And the museum was opened in 1858. Among the exhibits are the real brains of epileptics and murderers, provided with a detailed biography of the former owners. The walls are lined with skulls, also with explanations. There is also a plaster statue of the infamous Siamese twins Chang and Eng, and their alcoholic common liver. Like the Parisian Dupuytren there are a lot of cans with phantasmagoric creatures floating in them. During their lifetime they were human beings, although they are more likely to believe in their extraterrestrial origin. The museum collection has many photos with the most unusual deformations of the body and terrible diseases.Many experience nausea, looking at the 2.7-meter large intestine of a man in which at the time of removal from the body contained more than 18 kilograms of faeces. This anomalous organ belonged to an actor who performed in a circus under the name of the Great Air Ball. Sometimes it starts to seem that the Mother’s Museum has collected the most sickening exhibits from all over the world. Museum of criminal anthropology Lombroso, Turin, Italy.
The famous and even something of a cult anthropological museum was founded in 1898 by the criminal physiognomist Cesare Lombroso. There are about four hundred skulls of different people for viewing. The fact is that the founder was literally obsessed with the idea that criminal tendencies and unnatural for most behavior are determined by the shape and size of the human skull. So the doctor gathered skulls of various crazy, criminals and soldiers, as well as ordinary citizens. In the collection of Lombroso, there were skeletons in full growth, the human brain, as well as pictures of autopsies. Immediately you can see the ancient weapons and tools used by criminals. And in this museum is really scary. For those who have few acute impressions, it is worth getting acquainted with the creator of the institution. After all, the head of Lombroso is stored in a glass chamber and is perfectly preserved.
Medieval Museum of Torture, San Gimignano, Italy.
This museum gives a vivid notion why the Middle Ages were called the Dark Ages. These are the years when human sadism has blossomed, and under the mask of justice people have acted extremely cruelly. In Italy, San Gimignano collected a collection of more than a hundred instruments, intended solely for the torture of some individuals by others. The museum itself is located in the ancient Tower of the Devil, which was built in the XIII century. It almost physically feels the groans of the victims, tortured here many centuries ago. The museum has a guillotine, diabolical stands for stretching the body of the victim. With the help of the Spanish spider, once busted breasts from unfaithful wives, and the heretic’s fork is a device with sharp spikes, placed under the chin of the victim. With the help of such a sadistic device, the unfortunate was not allowed to fall asleep. Guests of the museum can see here the Nuremberg Virgin. In fact, this is a sarcophagus with blades on its door. Closing, the victim pierced with knives. Thanks to the museum you can understand how dense the Middle Ages were, and also see the depth of evil in the souls of people. Museum of Parasitology, Meguro, Japan.
It’s hard to say how fear really looks. Most people are frightened enough to see the skeletons and tools of torture. In fact, even very close to us are very terrible things. Visiting this museum can make an ordinary person a real paranoid. It turns out that parasites hide everywhere, including things that are innocuous at first glance – water, air, food. The museum of parasitology will convince that it is simply impossible to hide from these creatures. Opened in 1953, the museum is the only one dedicated to the eerie omnipresent parasites. The collection collected more than 45 thousand parasites. Among them are threatening species of beetles, vile caterpillars and worms. And somehow it’s easy to believe that at some point they can quite invade our body. An interesting exhibit is a tapeworm 8.8 meters long, extracted from a living real person. Here you can see the bodies of animals, whose parts have been completely replaced by parasites. This is, for example, a turtle, whose language parasites completely replaced. In the museum you can see a photograph of a huge scrotum of a man who, due to parasites, swelled and hung down to the ankles. At the same time, with its dimensions, this part of the body was quite comparable to the body of the man himself. To forget such a spectacle will be very soon. Catacombs of Capuchins, Palermo, Italy.
The cemetery itself is an eerie place, and sometimes it also becomes a museum. In this case, the burial is terrible and unusual in itself.The underground museum is located directly under the monastery cemetery, in the catacombs. There is a collection of more than eight thousand mummified bodies of people who died during the XVII-XVIII centuries. The bodies are hanging on the stage, and sometimes they just lie on the floor. Their last shelter they found in the underground tunnels of the very city where people lived and died. The corpses have turned gray and dusty, but it is still evident that they were dressed in the most elegant clothes that they had in their lifetime before being buried. Many deceased before death even managed to leave instructions that at some point their old decayed clothes were replaced with new ones. The empty eye sockets of the terrible exhibits and their mouths opened in a smile seem to be laughing at the visitors. In the catacombs, the dead are placed according to a strict classification, which takes into account the status of people in life. In addition, men are kept separate from women and children. In the museum, monks, professors and maidens have their own rooms.