Where the Ghosts Live: See the Most Popular Abandoned Places on Earth

Once they were the ambitious projects, but these huge buildings and even the whole towns are now the monuments of human defeat. Peeling walls and empty windows look frightening, but this is the price that civilization has to pay. Would you spend the night at any of these places?

Eastern State Penitentiary – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Railroad in the Fall – Lebanon, Missouri


Christ of the Abyss – San Fruttuoso, Italy

Italian sculptor Guido Galletti put his statue at a depth of 55 feet.


El Hotel del Salto – Colombia


An Abandoned Rocket Factory – Russia


Częstochowa Train Depot – Poland


Wonderland Amusement Park – Beijing, China


Abandoned church with chairs still standing


Empty Organ Room

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Military Hospital – Beelitz, Germany

Dadipark – Dadizel, Belgium


Michigan Central Station – Detroit, Michigan


Overgrown section of the Great Wall – China


Red Sands Sea Forts – Sealand, United Kingdom


Abandoned Domino Sugar Factory – Brooklyn, New York


Underwater City – Shicheng, China

The Xin’an River Hydro Plant flooded the area in 1961 and the 1,300 year city went underwater.

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Wreck of the SS America – Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Abandoned Power Plant – Belgium

Orpheum Auditorium – New Bedford, Massachusetts


City Hall Station – New York City, New York

The station was closed down in 1945 due to the low traffic.


Abandoned Mill – Western Quebec, Canada


Hashima Island, Japan

Hashima Island was once inhabited by coal miners, but petrol eventually replaced coal as a main source of Japanese fuel. About 5,000 miners left the island.


Eilean Donan – Loch Duich, Scotland

Chateau Miranda – Celles, Belgium

The Castle served as an orphanage until 1980 before it was abandoned. Today the castle is a favorite hangout for ghost-hunters.

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Abandoned Coal Plant – France


Canfranc Rail Station, Spain

Canfranc Rail Station was part of a railway between Spain and France. A train derailment demolished a bridge on the French side of the mountains, and the French decided not to reconstruct the bridge, so the railway was abandoned.


Aniva Rock Lighthouse – Sakhalinskaya Oblast, Russia

Disney’s Discovery Island – Lake Buena Vista, Florida

There is a story that suggests the island was abandoned after a human-killing bacteria was detected in the surrounding waters.


Bannerman Castle – Pollepel Island, New York

Most of the castle was destroyed by an explosion of ammunition in 1920.


Gulliver’s Travels Park – Kawaguchi, Japan

The Park opened in 1997 and was in service for only 10 years before it was abandoned.


 Six Flags Jazzland – New Orleans, Louisiana

Jazzland has been abandoned since Hurricane Katrina struck.

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Sanzhi UFO Houses – San Zhi, Taiwan


Willard Asylum – Willard, New York


Ryugyong Hotel – Pyongyang, North Korea

Construction of this 105 story building was abandoned several times due to economic reasons. It remains unfinished to this day.


Mirny Diamond Mine – Eastern Siberia, Russia

Mirny is a former open pit diamond mine, now inactive. Mirny Diamond Mine is the second largest excavated hole in the world, after the Bingham Canyon Mine.


Pripyat, Ukraine

This town near Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was totally abandoned in 1986 after the nuclear disaster.

Do you think any of these places could be haunted? Have you explored interesting abandoned places? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

What do you think?


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