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?
Italian sculptor Guido Galletti put his statue at a depth of 55 feet.
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The Xin’an River Hydro Plant flooded the area in 1961 and the 1,300 year city went underwater.
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The station was closed down in 1945 due to the low traffic.
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.
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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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.
There is a story that suggests the island was abandoned after a human-killing bacteria was detected in the surrounding waters.
Most of the castle was destroyed by an explosion of ammunition in 1920.
The Park opened in 1997 and was in service for only 10 years before it was abandoned.
Jazzland has been abandoned since Hurricane Katrina struck.
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Construction of this 105 story building was abandoned several times due to economic reasons. It remains unfinished to this day.
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.
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.