Before he wrote his best-selling first novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, author Ransom Riggs traveled to Europe to explore abandoned castles. And by “explore,” we really meant “break into.”

What would become the backdrops of his successful story began as an adventure that would take him to some of the spookiest places on Earth. Luckily, Riggs documented his journey for all to see, and the results are, well…take a look!

That’s so interesting. Imagine the fascinating history behind all these places!

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