13 World’s Most Creepy Abandoned Places


Lying on the beach or quiet park picnics are not for you? Then those creepy locations are what you need. Would you dare to visit at least one of these terrifying places?

1. Kolmanskop – Namibia

Sorce: by Damien du Toit, a view of Ghost Town Kolmanskop, Namibia

Kolmanskop was one of the wealthiest towns in the world. It was built by German miners because of the plentiful diamonds of the Namib Desert. But as quickly as Kolmanskop’s diamond boom began, it ended. The area’s diamond deposits were depleted, and another, larger deposit was discovered near the Orange River. Because of the human absence the sand began to overtake the once-grand homes, filling the parlors, dining rooms, and bedrooms where families once lived.

2. Chateau Miranda – Celles, Belgium

This castle was built in 1855 – 1866 by English architect Milner and was used as a summer home for the Liedekerke-Beaufort family.  After World War II, the Castle was serving as an orphanage. In 1980, it was abandoned and now it remains as a favorite ghost hunting destination among people who visit it.

3. Salto Hotel – Colombia

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The Hotel De Salto opened in 1928 in Columbia for tourists who came to see the Tequendama Falls. The hotel had to be shut down in the early 1990s after people visiting the waterfall suddenly lost interest. In 2012, it became a museum.

4. Pripyat – Ukraine

Source: obukhovich.by

Perhaps one of the most mysterious and dangerous places of pilgrimage of tourists is Pripyat in Ukraine. Located three kilometers from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, this “dead city” has been attracting scientists and fans of thrill tourism for many years. And it’s no accident, according to Forbes magazine, the territory of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is named the most exotic place for tourism on the planet.

5. Ross Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands – India

Source: By Mukul Banerjee on www.flickr.com

This overgrown island was home to British government officials, as well as a penal settlement set up after the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Today, tour groups visit the island almost every day to experience the atmosphere of those times and to feel the spirit of the “Paris of the East.”

6. Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works – Chile

Source: fromheretonowhere.com

The Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works in northern Chile are part of a forgotten mining town. During the early 19th century there were a lot of miners who harvested saltpetre. This industry was booming in the town until synthetic nitrate was invented during WWI, rendering Humberstone and Santa Laura obsolete.

So, the mining town was shut down and abandoned, although many of the buildings still stand today and are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

7. Ghost town in the Sierra Nevada mountains – Bodie, California

Source: Notesfromcamelidcountry.net

Well-known Bodie, California ghost town in the US as it is a state park now. However, don’t think it lost its authenticity.  The former gold mining town will show you a life during the California gold rush of the late 1800s. Some people believe that the town is haunted by former residents. If you’re brave enough you can stay for night and try to “catch” one of them.

8. Hillside ruins in Craco – Italy

Source: Michaelgimberblog.com

The crumbling hillside town dates all the way back to the Medieval period. This town was destroyed because of many earthquakes landslides, and other natural causes so now it is one more empty ghost town. Despite this Craco still has a lot of tourists who came to see the ancient ruins.

9. Letchworth Village, Rockland County – New York, US

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Letchworth Village was a residential institution located in Rockland County, New York. There was located a mental institution that has around 130 structures, from medical buildings to dormitories to a synagogue. Now it is a perfect place for extreme searchers and abandoned places lovers.

10. The abandoned Wonderland Amusement Park outside Beijing – China

Source: news.nationalgeographic.com

This supposed to be an amusement park in Disneyland style located outside of Beijing several years ago. However, the construction was abandoned in 1998 after a dispute over land prices.  Now it’s a mysterious place for tourists all over the world who want to take unusual photos in lost Disneyland park.

11. I.M. Cooling Tower, Old Power Station – Belgium

Source: yanshee.deviantart.com

If you happened to visit Belgium don’t hesitate to see this amazing I.M. Cooling Tower. Today it looks like something from a Star Wars scene.

We in Nexter are sure you won’t be disappointed.

12. The Last House on Holland Island – US

Source: www.newsweek.com

This house was built in 1888 in Victorian style fight shoreline erosion on Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay for well over a century. It used to be a part of small island colony in Chesapeake Bay in the U.S.

Unfortunately, this house collapsed in 2010.

13. The abandoned hanging room in a coal mine (Miner’s bathroom) – US

Source: abandonedzone.deviantart.com

This creepy place is used to serve as a Changing and Drying room for workers at the coal mines and steel mills in the mid-20th century. But coal miners in Greene County, where this photo was taken, is usually referred to as the Bath house.

The dirty mining clothes aired in special chains while their clean clothes were hanging in baskets with padlocks to secure the valuables.

Whereas it looks spine-chilling, as you can see, the explanation is quite simple and ordinary.


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