Chilling Facts You Didn’t Know About the Catacombs of Paris

You Will Be Greeted With A Creepy Welcome Message

4. You Will Be Greeted With A Creepy Welcome Message

No matter how many people visit the catacombs, one thing still holds true – it is not a place for the faint-hearted. With its dark, dingy atmosphere, walls upon walls full of skulls and bones, and general spooky ambiance, it can easily freak out people who are claustrophobic or of fragile disposition.

It was perhaps for this very reason that a creepy but necessary message was engraved in the late 1700s over the catacombs entrance. The message, in big, bold, black letters, reads “Stop! You are entering the empire of the dead”. Short, and accurate!
Let’s be honest, no matter how daring you are, this message is bound to send a slight shiver of fear (or excitement, depending on who you are) down your spine! 
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