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I may be considered an adult now, but when Halloween rolls around each year, I still feel a little scared. I know the haunted house nearby is more a place of entertainment than anything else, but the mere thought of what may be lurking inside still gives me the shivers. I understand that the blood and gore that are part of some people's Halloween costumes are really just creative makeup or props, but the wounds still make me squirm. Honestly, though, America hardly even scratches the surface when it comes to Halloween celebrations. The best countries to celebrate Halloween 2018 do it real big, so if you're a fan of all things spooky and supernatural, you'll love what these locations have to offer.
Believe it or not, according to data compiled by tour agency Premium Tours, the United States actually ranks highest in the world in terms of haunted locations, and even horror movies. But plenty of other countries have spooky stuff to offer, too. If you're in search of paranormal sightings, for instance, take a trip to Ireland for your chance at encountering something otherworldly. Are mythical creatures your thing? Japan got a 10 out of 10 in that category, according to Premium Tours' data. Here are a few more haunted offerings you can expect around the globe.