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The 39 Most Haunting
Abandoned Places On Earth

These real life ruins offer an eerie
glimpse into a world without humans.
...
Pripyat, Ukraine
Pripyat, a city of nearly 50,000, was totally abandoned after the nearby Chernobyl
nuclear disaster in 1986. Due to radiat...
Abandoned building in Vallone dei Mulini,
near Sorrento - Italy
Mirny Diamond Mine
Eastern Siberia, Russia

The world's second largest man-made hole, Mirny was constructed by Stalin to s...
Farmhouse - Seneca Lake, New York
This abandoned farmhouse in New York state also acts as a graveyard for many vintage
cars which are now empty shells of th...
Ryugyong Hotel - Pyongyang,
North Korea
The Ryugyong Hotel is a true
display of North Korea's
madness. Work started on thi...
Willard Asylum - Willard, New York
Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane was built in 1869 and closed in 1995. Housing 4000
patients at its peak, more than h...
Sanzhi UFO Houses - San Zhi, Taiwan

T
These homes were intended to be sold to U.S. military officers when
construction be...
Six Flags Jazzland - New
Orleans, Louisiana
Severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, Six Flags Jazzland has been
abandoned since. Several of the rides still stand, a te...
Gulliver’s Travels Park
Kawaguchi, Japan

Constructed in the shadow of Mt Fuji, this theme park opened
in 1997. Despite fi...
Bannerman Castle - Pollepel Island,
New York

Bannerman Castle's owner, Francis Bannerman VI, built the structure as stora...
Disney’s Discovery Island
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

A former wildlife attraction in the heart of Disney World, it is
rumo...
Aniva Rock Lighthouse
Sakhalinskaya Oblast, Russia

A formal penal island used by the Russians, Aniva was once sought afte...
Canfranc Railway Station, Spain

Canfranc Rail Station was part of an international railway route through Spain
and France...
Chateau Miranda - Celles, Belgium

The castle was originally built by French aristocrats fleeing the revolution. During
an...
Abandoned Coal Plant - France
Eilean Donan - Loch Duich, Scotland

Located in the Highlands of Scotland, the Eilean Donan island sat abandoned until
191...
Hashima Island, Japan
In the past Hashima Island was rich in coal, with over 5000 miners once living on the island.
When petrol replaced coal as...
Abandoned Mill
Western Quebec, Canada

A 100 year old Ontario mill
City Hall Station - New York City,
New York

City Hall Station was built in 1904 and closed in 1945 as only around
600 peo...
Orpheum Auditorium - New
Bedford, Massachusetts
This Auditorium
opened on the
same day that
the Titanic
sunk, April
15th, ...
Holy Land USA Waterbury, Connecticut
Holy Land USA was a theme park based on passages from the Bible. At its peak in the
1960s and 70s, the park attracted arou...
Abandoned Power Plant - Belgium
Wreck of the SS America
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Underwater City - Shicheng, China

Shicheng has been under water for 53 years since the Xin'an River Hydro
Plant flooded t...
Abandoned Domino Sugar Factory
Brooklyn, New York
Red Sands Sea Forts Sealand, United Kingdom

Originally built during World War II to protect the River Thames, these
forts...
Overgrown section of the
Great Wall of China

The Great Wall is 13,170 miles long and vast sections receive little mainten...
Michigan Central Station
Detroit, Michigan
Built through 1912 and 1913, Central Station served as the passenger rail depot
for Detroit and was the tallest train stat...
Dadipark - Dadizel, Belgium

A simple playground, Dadipark opened in the 1950s and closed in 2002
Military Hospital - Beelitz, Germany
Abandoned church
with chairs still standing
Empty Organ Room

This church was left to decay with the chairs still standing and a baby's coffin still visible
Wonderland Amusement Park
Beijing, China

Designed to be the biggest amusement park in Asia, Wonderland was
never complete...
Częstochowa Train Depot - Poland
An Abandoned Rocket Factory
Russia
El Hotel del Salto - Colombia
Hotel del Salto
was built in 1928
for wealthy
tourists visiting
the nearby
Tequendama Falls....
Christ of the Abyss
San Fruttuoso, Italy

Guido Galletti built this statue of Christ in 1954 and placed it
into the water ...
Railroad in the Fall
Lebanon, Missouri
Eastern State Penitentiary
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Operated from 1829 until 1971, Eastern State was one of the first modern
penitentiaries. Now a national landmark, the pris...
Well, I’m abandoning
2013 and good
riddance, as far as I’m
concerned!

Here’s to a better
2014 for everyone!
HAPPY NEW YEA...
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  1. 1. The 39 Most Haunting Abandoned Places On Earth These real life ruins offer an eerie glimpse into a world without humans. Their dark walls inspire a sense of wonder like never felt before
  2. 2. Pripyat, Ukraine
  3. 3. Pripyat, a city of nearly 50,000, was totally abandoned after the nearby Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. Due to radiation, it has been left untouched ever since the incident and will be for many thousands of years into the future. Nature now rules the city in what resembles an apocalyptic movie
  4. 4. Abandoned building in Vallone dei Mulini, near Sorrento - Italy
  5. 5. Mirny Diamond Mine Eastern Siberia, Russia The world's second largest man-made hole, Mirny was constructed by Stalin to satisfy the Soviet Union's demand for industrial diamond. Further digging efforts were eventually abandoned when it became too difficult to continue digging this massive hole
  6. 6. Farmhouse - Seneca Lake, New York
  7. 7. This abandoned farmhouse in New York state also acts as a graveyard for many vintage cars which are now empty shells of their former selves
  8. 8. Ryugyong Hotel - Pyongyang, North Korea The Ryugyong Hotel is a true display of North Korea's madness. Work started on this 105 story hotel only a few years before a massive famine plagued the country. Abandoned for 16 years, work once again began in 2008, when it was coated in $150 million worth of glass. Foreign guests have reported that although the structure now looks complete on the outside, a lot of the interior is still abandoned and incomplete
  9. 9. Willard Asylum - Willard, New York
  10. 10. Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane was built in 1869 and closed in 1995. Housing 4000 patients at its peak, more than half of the 50,000 patients who called Willard Asylum their home died within its walls. This makes the asylums morgue (pictured above) one of the creepiest places we can imagine. By its closure, most patients were eventually integrated back into society, but in the early days "people didn't leave unless it was in a box."
  11. 11. Sanzhi UFO Houses - San Zhi, Taiwan T These homes were intended to be sold to U.S. military officers when construction began in 1978. In 1980, work was halted due to loss of investment
  12. 12. Six Flags Jazzland - New Orleans, Louisiana
  13. 13. Severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, Six Flags Jazzland has been abandoned since. Several of the rides still stand, a testimony to the resilience of New Orleans. Several companies have plans to develop the park, but until then it will remain as the perfect setting for a horror movie
  14. 14. Gulliver’s Travels Park Kawaguchi, Japan Constructed in the shadow of Mt Fuji, this theme park opened in 1997. Despite financial help from the Japanese government, it lasted only 10 years before being abandoned
  15. 15. Bannerman Castle - Pollepel Island, New York Bannerman Castle's owner, Francis Bannerman VI, built the structure as storage space after buying the American military surplus from the war with the Spanish. After 200lbs of ammunition exploded in 1920, much of the castle was destroyed and the rest abandoned
  16. 16. Disney’s Discovery Island Lake Buena Vista, Florida A former wildlife attraction in the heart of Disney World, it is rumoured that the island was left to run wild after bacteria capable of killing humans was discovered in the surrounding water
  17. 17. Aniva Rock Lighthouse Sakhalinskaya Oblast, Russia A formal penal island used by the Russians, Aniva was once sought after by both the Russia and Japan. This now Russian controlled territory sits uninhabited in the seas between Japan and the eastern coast of Russia
  18. 18. Canfranc Railway Station, Spain Canfranc Rail Station was part of an international railway route through Spain and France. An accident in 1970 destroyed a nearby bridge and ended international rail links between the two countries, leaving Canfranc deserted
  19. 19. Chateau Miranda - Celles, Belgium The castle was originally built by French aristocrats fleeing the revolution. During and after World War II, Miranda Castle was used as an orphanage. It was abandoned in 1980, with the family refusing to allow authorities to care for the structure. Because of its past, this haunting castle remains a favourite amongst ghost hunters
  20. 20. Abandoned Coal Plant - France
  21. 21. Eilean Donan - Loch Duich, Scotland Located in the Highlands of Scotland, the Eilean Donan island sat abandoned until 1911, when it was restored by a prominent retired military officer
  22. 22. Hashima Island, Japan
  23. 23. In the past Hashima Island was rich in coal, with over 5000 miners once living on the island. When petrol replaced coal as Japan's main source of fuel, the settlement was left abandoned. Now the once thriving town is creepily abandoned, with only shadows remaining
  24. 24. Abandoned Mill Western Quebec, Canada A 100 year old Ontario mill
  25. 25. City Hall Station - New York City, New York City Hall Station was built in 1904 and closed in 1945 as only around 600 people used it only a daily basis
  26. 26. Orpheum Auditorium - New Bedford, Massachusetts This Auditorium opened on the same day that the Titanic sunk, April 15th, 1912. A supermarket now occupies some of the building, but the rest remains beautifully deserted
  27. 27. Holy Land USA Waterbury, Connecticut
  28. 28. Holy Land USA was a theme park based on passages from the Bible. At its peak in the 1960s and 70s, the park attracted around 40,000 visitors annually. It was closed down in 1984, though the grounds remain intact
  29. 29. Abandoned Power Plant - Belgium
  30. 30. Wreck of the SS America Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
  31. 31. Underwater City - Shicheng, China Shicheng has been under water for 53 years since the Xin'an River Hydro Plant flooded the area. The city was founded 1,300 years ago
  32. 32. Abandoned Domino Sugar Factory Brooklyn, New York
  33. 33. Red Sands Sea Forts Sealand, United Kingdom Originally built during World War II to protect the River Thames, these forts are now lifeless. Except for those that have been claimed by Sealand, a micronation off the shore of England
  34. 34. Overgrown section of the Great Wall of China The Great Wall is 13,170 miles long and vast sections receive little maintenance because of the enormous cost of caring for such a monumental structure
  35. 35. Michigan Central Station Detroit, Michigan
  36. 36. Built through 1912 and 1913, Central Station served as the passenger rail depot for Detroit and was the tallest train station in the world. With the closure of the line in 1988, Central Station fell into disuse and all restoration plans have failed
  37. 37. Dadipark - Dadizel, Belgium A simple playground, Dadipark opened in the 1950s and closed in 2002
  38. 38. Military Hospital - Beelitz, Germany
  39. 39. Abandoned church with chairs still standing
  40. 40. Empty Organ Room This church was left to decay with the chairs still standing and a baby's coffin still visible
  41. 41. Wonderland Amusement Park Beijing, China Designed to be the biggest amusement park in Asia, Wonderland was never completed after financial issues. The land has since been cultivated by local farmers
  42. 42. Częstochowa Train Depot - Poland
  43. 43. An Abandoned Rocket Factory Russia
  44. 44. El Hotel del Salto - Colombia Hotel del Salto was built in 1928 for wealthy tourists visiting the nearby Tequendama Falls. Eventually, the waterfall was contaminated and visitors lost interest, leading to the hotel’s abandonment
  45. 45. Christ of the Abyss San Fruttuoso, Italy Guido Galletti built this statue of Christ in 1954 and placed it into the water at a depth of 55 feet
  46. 46. Railroad in the Fall Lebanon, Missouri
  47. 47. Eastern State Penitentiary Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  48. 48. Operated from 1829 until 1971, Eastern State was one of the first modern penitentiaries. Now a national landmark, the prison was designed in a revolutionary wagon wheel shape which became a globally adopted style. Eastern State held the likes of Willie Sutton and Al Capone. If only walls could talk!
  49. 49. Well, I’m abandoning 2013 and good riddance, as far as I’m concerned! Here’s to a better 2014 for everyone! HAPPY NEW YEAR! PF

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