The UK is number two
BY NATALIE CORNISH
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The UK has been named the second scariest country in the world with its haunted locations and UFO sightings only being out-spooked by the US, according to a new 'Paranormal Activity index'. Premium Tours put together the ghoulish list of the world's 35 spookiest countries on the eve of Halloween. They analysed an array of devilish data such as the number of reported ghost and UFO sightings, along with horror movie locations and haunted historic places to give each of the 35 countries a ranking out of 10 for each category.
Blickling Hall in Norfolk is said to be haunted by the ghost of Anne Boleyn.NEIL HOLMESGETTY IMAGES
The US topped the list with an overall score of 32 out of 40, while the UK was in second with 28 – scoring eight for mythical creatures and nine for UFO sightings.
And it's no wonder that Britain pipped Ireland, Japan and Germany to second place because researchers say it's home to the scariest city in Europe: Edinburgh.
Edinburgh is considered the most haunted city in Europe.JOHN LAWSON, BELHAVENGETTY IMAGES
The Scottish capital is known for its haunting past. Plague victims were sealed up to die in the city's St Mary's Close, and some locals claim their ghosts remain.
Add to that the headless figure of Anne Boleyn reportedly appearing at Blickling Hall in Norfolk on the anniversary of her execution, or skeleton sightings at Somerset's Dunster Castle, and Britain has a very spooky history.
And if you're further afield this Halloween, you can still be spooked. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Portugal, the Netherlands and Colombia also featured in the top 10.
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