Is this the Creepiest Church Ever?
On the old wooden benches dozens of white-robed figures sit quietly.
They do not speak. Their heads are bowed and they are silently praying to God.
Abandoned since the 1960s, the dilapidated St. George’s Church in Lukova of the Czech Republic, has long been devoid of human worshippers. The 14th century ‘Church of Nine Ghosts’ fell into disrepair after the ceiling caved in during a funeral service. Taking that as a bad omen, locals boarded up the 14th century structure, holding services outside since.
Artist Jakub Hadrava was commissioned to create an installation in the hopes of drawing more tourists to the region, raising money to rehabilitate the historic 1352 church. The end result was unconventional - to say the least.
The ghosts were put in place over the summer of 2014. The strange phantoms were made of plaster and equipped with eerie lighting which make the unearthly installation look even creepier at night.
They also contain phosphorous which after absorbing the rays of the sun during the day cause them to eerily glow once it gets dark. Good thing that they just sit around praying.