Seven Spooky Abandoned Places in the world

History proves that humans have always lived in colonies mainly because we are social animals. A life of seclusion and isolation is a dreadful thought to the mind. Such places even being innocent, induce a certain fear that creeps into the body. There are certain places in the world that once flourished with life but now stand derelict. There raw beauty is enchanting but will bother you if you ever visit them. Have a look at a few spooky abandoned places of the world.

1. Hashima Island, Japan

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Abused for its entrance to undersea coal mines, Hashima island – otherwise called Battelship Island for its shape and Ghost Island – was a flourishing mineworkers town in the late 1800s.On the other hand, the mines were shut in the late 1900s after the nation changed from coal to petroleum, leaving the island to spoil.

2. Bulgarian Communist Party’s Centre


Standing on a high projection of the Balkan Mountains, this powerful bastion takes after an extraordinary solid saucer, embellished with energizing communist trademarks. Presently abandoned, the monument has gotten to be something of a Mecca for urban investigation in Bulgaria; nonetheless, regardless of the quantity of striking photos of Buzludzha in online flow, it appears that few individuals have yet set aside an ideal opportunity to translate the rich history and noteworthiness of the landmark.

3. The town of Craco Basilicata

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Amid the mid-twentieth century repeating seismic tremors started to take a toll on the town. Somewhere around 1959 and 1972, bits of the town were extremely harmed and rendered appalling by a progression of avalanches.

4. The Nara Dreamland Park, Japan


Nara Dreamland was implicit 1961 as Japan’s response to Disneyland, which had opened in California the earlier decade. Towards the end of its life the recreation center battled with low guest numbers and was in the end compelled to close. The area was not reused and the rides never disassembled, leaving the recreation center, in the Nara Prefecture, in a condition of suspended liveliness.

5. Kolmanskop, Namibia.


It was at one time the home to several German excavators frantically looking for their fortune in the Namibian desert. Be that as it may, very nearly 100 years after Kolmanskop topped as a flourishing and clamoring desert garden, it is currently a weather beaten town gradually being recovered by the sand. Travelers and adventurers now run to the zone to see the formally amazing German houses bit by bit sink into desert.

6. I. M. Cooling Tower, Belgium


IM’s hyperboloid cooling tower sits on the waterway’s bank, and the station itself sits on the inverse bank. The water troughs are still there, where the boiling hot water would have streamed in the wake of being pumped out of the expansive gap in the middle.

7. Underwater city Shicheng, China



A Chinese city, forgotten after it was flooded when the government built a dam that turned the valley it was in into a lake, has resurfaced as an underwater adventure park for tourists. The ancient city of Shi Cheng was also known as the Lion City because it was located in the province of Zhejiang, where it was surrounded by the five Lion Mountains.
Founded over 1,300 years ago, it vanished from view 53 years ago when the Chinese government decided they needed a new hydroelectric power station. A dam was built to create a man-made lake, and as the water rose, the city was left at the bottom of this new found body of water. Depending on where on the lake bottom it is, the city is between 85 and 131 feet underwater  And there it remained forgotten until Qiu Feng, a local official in charge of tourism, introduced the idea of using Shi Cheng as a destination for diving clubs.

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