7 Spookiest Ghost Towns in the World
There is still some debate as to whether or not ghosts actually to exist. However, if ghosts actually do exist, they are most likely to reside in one of these ghost towns that can be found all over the world. If you happen to be visiting one of these places, are you going to be brave enough to explore one of the spookiest places in the world?
Pripyat was a nuclear city located near the Chernobly Nuclear Power Plant. It was a thriving place with roughly 49,000 people before the disaster. It took a couple days to rescue the people of Pripyat. Pripyat is nothing but a ghost town today. The buildings still have the belongings of the people that once occupied them.
The residents of Imber were evicted during WWII. The War Office bought the and so the arm had a place for training. The villagers were promised that they could return after the war; this never happened. Now visitors can visit the old training camp on weekends.
Hashima Island, Japan
Hashima Island has been abandoned since 1974. The coal mine that was one the Island was closed and resulted in people leaving the Island. People left the island so quickly that they left their belongings behind. The disarray of items is still in the buildings today.
Villa Epecuen, Argentina
The tourist resort found itself under water when a dam burst in 1985. The water rose to 10 meters causing the area to be evacuated. After the water receded over 25 years later, remnants of the town remain. Red Bull Media has used the area for an advertising campaign.
Bodie is the home of a real gold-mining ghost town. The area was abandoned in 1917 and quickly was dubbed a ghost town. This place is still a popular tourist attraction, especially when the sun goes down and the ghost come out.
St Elmo, Colorado
St Elmo was a mining town that was served by the railroad until it shut down in 1922. There were roughly 2,000 residents before the town was abandoned. There are still people living in St Elmo today, but the preserved buildings make for attractions for visitors.
In 1927, Pyramiden was sold to the then Soviet Union. The last resident left the coal mining town in October 1998. There is a museum in the old hotel.