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Added by Milena on 30 Aug 2014 01:57
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Spookiest Abandoned Places On Earth

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Ryugyong Hotel – Pyongyang, North Korea

A testament to North Korea’s insanity, construction began during a famine. Not surprisingly the building was never finished although they did eventually manage to coat it with glass to make it look more presentable.
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Mirny Diamond Mine – Eastern Siberia, Russia

This massive hole was dug by Stalin in order to mine for diamonds. It was proved too difficult to continue mining, however, and efforts were eventually abandoned.
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Pripyat, Ukraine

After the Chernobyl Reactor meltdown the city was abandoned due to nuclear fallout and it will probably remain abandoned for quite some time to come.
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Willard Asylum – Willard, New York

Built in 1869 and closed in 1995 most of the patients in this insane asylum died within its walls.
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Six Flags Jazzland – New Orleans, Louisiana

Abandoned ever since hurricane Katrina, some of the rides are still standing.
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Gulliver’s Travels Park – Kawaguchi, Japan

Built right under Mt Fuji this theme park lasted only 10 years before it was shutdown. Its ruins remain until today.
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Bannerman Castle – Pollepel Island, New York

Originally built by a wealthy aristocrat to store surplus ammunition after America’s war with Spain, the ammunition exploded and the place has been abandoned ever since.
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Aniva Rock Lighthouse – Sakhalinskaya Oblast, Russ

Formerly fought over by both Japan and Russia, today the island sits uninhabited between the two nations.
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Chateau Miranda – Celles, Belgium

A favorite among ghost hunters, this castle was first built by people fleeing the French revolution. After that it was used an orphanage during the World Wars and then it was left abandoned.
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Eilean Donan – Loch Duich, Scotland

Deep in the heart of Scotland, this island was abandoned until 1911 when it was renovated by some locals. It once again sits abandoned.
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Red Sands Sea Forts – Sealand, United Kingdom

Built off the coast of England during World War II for coastal protection, these forts are now abandoned.
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The Overgrown Portions of the Great Wall, China

At over 13,000 miles long it is hard to maintain every portion of the wall and some parts have fallen into disrepair.
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Michigan Central Station – Detroit, Michigan

Built in 1913, this was the tallest station in the world. The railway closed in the 80s and renovation plans have failed.
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Dadipark – Dadizel, Belgium

This small playground opened in the 50s and closed right after the turn of the century.
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Eastern State Penitentiary – Philadelphia, Pennsyl

Having held people like Al Capone, this was one of the first modern penitentiaries to be constructed.
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El Hotel del Salto – Colombia

Built in 1928 for rich tourists to visit the local waterfall, the waterfall became contaminated and led to the eventual abandonment of the remote hotel.
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Wonderland Amusement Park – Beijing, China

Intended to be the largest amusement park in the eastern hemisphere, financial issues prevented its completion. Today, farmers tend the land.
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Underwater City – Shicheng, China

Founded 1,300 years ago the city has been underwater for 53 years since the Xin’an River Hydro Plant flooded the area
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Wreck of the SS America – Fuerteventura, Canary Is

This American Ocean Liner wrecked in 1994 after half a century of service.
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Orpheum Auditorium – New Bedford, Massachusetts

Opened on the same day as the sinking of the Titanic, today part of the building is a supermarket but the rest remains exactly as it was for the past century.
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From menacing North Korean hotels to derelict subway stations these are the 25 spookiest abandoned places on Earth.

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list by Milena
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Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Aug 30 16:02
Love this list, it's so interesting! :D

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