10 Abandoned Places From Around The World [VIDEO]

Ghost towns, abandoned forts, lost churches, all good fodder for horror movies. And very real. While reasons vary from economic down turns to massacres, here are the ten of the creepiest abandoned places the world over.


10. Hashima Island, Japan

Coal mine closure force all residents to leave. Abandoned since 1974.


9. Centralia, USA

Uncontrolled mine fire burning since 1962. Abandoned since 1984.


8. Beelitz-Heilstatten, Germany

Military hospital vacated following Soviet withdrawal. Abandoned since 2000.


7. Oradour-Sur-Glane, France

Left as memorial following a Nazi massacre in 1944. Abandoned since 1944.

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6. Maunsell Sea Forts, UK

Fortified towers built to defend the UK during World War II. Abandoned since 1964.


5. Bodie, California USA

Deserted gold mining town. Abandoned since 1964.


4. Humberstone, Chile

Saltpeter refinery deserted following collapse in global demand. Abandoned since 1964.


3. Kolmanskop, Namibia

Deserted diamond mining town. Abandoned since 1954.


2. Craco, Italy

Recurring earthquakes rendered the town uninhabitable. Abandoned since 1963.


1. Pripyat, Chernobyl, Ukraine

City evacuated after Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Abandoned since 1986.