<p>A long-exposure photograph shows a ghost-like image of a man sitting at a beach in the <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destination/united-states" target="_blank">United States</a>.</p>

A long-exposure photograph shows a ghost-like image of a man sitting at a beach in the United States.

Photograph by Maciej Toporowicz, Aurora

The creepiest adventures on Earth

These spooky adventures are for the brave souls who aren't afraid of what goes bump in the night.

In honor of all things creepy and crawly, we've compiled the eeriest adventures we could find—from swimming through skeleton-filled lagoons to wandering in gloomy, isolated forests. These destinations are guaranteed to give you chills, but if you're bold enough to embrace the goosebumps and face your fears, you'll be rewarded with a thrilling escapade most people will never experience.

If you're the kind of person who would investigate that strange noise in the dark, these hair-raising adventures from around the globe are for you.

This photo gallery was originally published on October 24, 2017. It was updated on October 23, 2018.
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