15 Mysterious Abandoned Places
These are the places which were completely filled with people living over there. They were all once beautiful places even people all around the world came for a visit. But now, after they have been abandoned, look no less than ghost houses. These abandoned places are taken out of general site for various reasons. So the curiosity and excitement to know the history of these 15 Mysterious Abandoned Places raises. You might have curiousness to know about these but more fear than the anxiety.
Let us get into the discussion and know the story of the 15 Mysterious Abandoned Places all around the world. Only the brave risk-takers will dare to visit these adventurous places.
The ghost town of Bodie in California, USA:
The town in California in the USA was officially founded in 1876. The town was the home to miners who discovered rich deposits of gold and silver in that area. The town was soon occupied with people who came in search of wealth and a better life. As it was full of brothels, the city was reputed as ‘sin city’. In the following years, Bodie started to die out slowly. By the 1940s, it became a real ghost town. And today, it’s become one of the best well-preserved ghost towns in the world.
Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania, USA:
Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania was functioning from 1829 until 1971. Some of the notorious criminals were prisoned in that place. After that, the prison was closed. It was called as the US National Historic Landmark and museum open for guided tourists and art exhibitions.
Czestochowa railway station, Poland:
The railway station in Czestochowa city in the southern Poland was built during the golden age of industrial development. And now it’s not being used and no rails are passing through. So it has become one of the mysterious places in the world.
The Ghost Tower of Sathorn, Thailand:
Thailand experienced the largest economic growth in the early 1990s. During this period, the authorities and business circles demonstrated stability and financial success. This could be initiated by ambitious building projects in which the Sathorn skyscraper was included. The construction was suspended when the Asian financial crisis shattered Thailand’s economy. It was almost completed its construction. Currently, plans concerning Sathorn tower remain uncertain. Experts have proved that now the reconstruction of the tower will cost more than that of building a new one. Moreover, the tower has the reputation of a haunted building.
North Brother Island, USA:
From 1885 until the late 1930s, the Riverside Hospital was one of the places in the USA meant for patients. They may be suffering from diseases like smallpox, typhoid, scarlet fever, and leprosy. The hospital was closed in 1963. Until then, the island served as a drug rehabilitation center for heroin addicts. It’s now an uninhabited bird sanctuary. The building of the hospital is still there but in danger of collapse. Its windows all being broken and paint peeled off the walls.
The Teufelsberg (Devil’s Mountain), Germany:
This relic of a bygone era stands at the top of the highest hill in former West Berlin. The place used to be a Nazi military college. A number of attempts to demolish the building resulted in failure. After which, the Allies decided to bury it under 120 meters of wreckage. This was produced as a result of the massive Anglo-American bombing campaign during the Second World War. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, this abandoned places has had many owners. One of them, the famous director David Lynch, even planned to build a ‘Happiness College’ here to house yoga students. However, the authorities of Berlin turned down the proposals.
Miranda Castle, Belgium:
During the French Revolution, the Count Liedekerke-Beaufort, a Belgian political activist, was forced to leave this castle with his family. They were compelled to move to a neighboring farm. After the Second World War and up to the late 1980s, the castle was taken over by the National Railway Company of Belgium. It was subsequently used as an orphanage and also a summer camp for children. In 1991, due to maintenance costs, the castle was abandoned.
Kijong-dong (Peace Village), North Korea:
Korean village was intentionally built to be empty and uninhabited. This is one of the abandoned places which is located in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. After the ceasefire in 1953, the government of North Korea decided to use the small village as a propaganda tool. Because it’s the only town which can be seen from the territory of South Korea. So it had to look perfect. Although the North Korean authorities have given assurances that ordinary citizens live in the village. Close examination shows that the houses have no glass in their windows and are uninhabited. Lights in the village are all lit simultaneously at a certain time of day.
Established by the American industrialist Henry Ford in 1927, when he started his corporate city project. It was intended to be a huge rubber plantation in the Amazon rain-forest. It included its growth in the east banks of the Tapajos river. Ford developed the idea of a corporate city with every facility imaginable. These added with them swimming pools, a golf course, bungalows, and even a place for practicing national American dances. However, the locals weren’t happy with the whole idea and refused to accept a ban on alcohol. Brazilian workers and American industrialists seemed to be in a permanent state of conflict over the issue. In 1930, the native workers revolted in one of the town’s cafeterias. They threw the cars into the river and chased away the managers into the jungle. Then the city became one of the abandoned places for good.
Abandoned movie theater, Sinai desert:
It was said that the cinema was built by a rich Frenchman. It’s told that when he was walking with his friends in the desert, he thought that a movie theater was the only thing needed there. He bought a generator in Cairo, a hundred seats, and a giant screen. When everything was ready for the first movie, the people over there didn’t at all like the idea. They broke the generator. And this ended before it even began. So now in the heart of the desert, you can still find a white screen that never showed any movie.
In the early 1970s, Varosha was a modern tourist area offering its luxury beaches to billionaires and celebrities. At that time, Cyprus was a famous tourist destination for Brigitte Bardot and Elizabeth Taylor. They took sunbaths right on the Varosha beach. Everything changed in August 1974. This was when Turkey invaded Cyprus and occupied its northern part. 15,000 residents of Varosha fled in fear of a massacre, leaving behind their houses and possessions. Most of them planned to come back soon, but the political situation remained and made it impossible to return to their homes.
The abandoned Hotel del Salto in Colombia:
The Hotel del Salto, also known as “Tequendama Falls Hotel”. It was built in 1924 in the city of San Antonio del Tequendama. Time passed, the Bogota river became more and more contaminated. This gradually reduced the interest for the tourists to visit this area. Many people have chosen this spot to commit suicide. So now the hotel is believed to be haunted.
Discovery Island, USA:
Discovery Island was a Disney amusement park in Florida. Once, some dangerous bacteria was found in the waters of Bay Lake, and the park was closed (in July 1999). It has remained abandoned ever since.
Holy Land theme park, Connecticut, USA:
In 1958, John Greco built a religious theme park in Waterbury, Connecticut. The park was pretty popular back in the 1960s and 1970s, and the total number of visitors exceeded 40,000 people annually. In 1982 Greco temporarily closed the park for reconstruction and expansion, but he died two years later. Then the park was never opened again.
The Orpheum Theater in Massachusetts, USA:
The Orpheum Theater in New Bed-ford is an old abandoned theater in Massachusetts, USA. It was opened in 1912 and closed in 1959. The back of the theater currently houses a supermarket, but the rest of the space is still empty. Some non-profit companies are planning to revitalize New Bed-ford and bring the cultural attraction back.
These are the 15 mysterious abandoned places in the world. However, we may be curious to go or at least, know about those places, fear also gives its companion.
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