#1 Christ of the Underworld (San Fruttuoso, Italy)
This bronze figure was buried at a depth of 17 meters in August 1954. In the beginning, Guido Galletti carved it as a memorial to a SCUBA diver who had perished nearby. Christ’s sculpture is meant to depict Him pleading with God for help.
#2 Train Station in Czestochowa (Poland)
The Polish city of Czestochowa is famous for both this derelict depot and Jasna Gora, a Pauline convent where the fabled Black Madonna picture is kept. The city of Czestochowa was founded in the eleventh century and now has a population of about 200,000. Years of abandonment have left this railroad depot with overgrown plants and carriages covered in graffiti that give the depot a ghostly appearance.
#3 A Mall in Abandonment
Malls that have been abandoned are usually unsettling because when no one is there, commonplace items like escalators and fountains take on a gloomy, forbidden appearance. You are reminded by this mall that everything fresh ultimately ages, rusts, and loses its luster.
#4 Park for amusement Wonderland (Beijing, China)
Wonderland Amusement Park, which is 120 acres large and located in Beijing’s Changping District, was initially intended to be the largest theme park in Asia. However, in 1998, financial problems caused the plans to fall through, and ten years later, construction once more started before being suspended due to lack of funding. The top picture shows the foundation of a medieval castle that was supposed to dominate the rest of the park. In May 2013, all structures were destroyed.
#5 Marlboro Mental Health Center (Marlboro Township, New Jersey, US)
In 1931, the hospital, which was located on more than 500 acres, opened. Although it was designed for at least 2,000 patients, at its peak it only held 800. On the grounds of Rahway Prison, there was a work camp as well. Rumors about a slaughterhouse on the property being haunted by a crazy farmer and that mysterious figures were frequently seen there at night spread after the hospital closed in 1998.
#6 Military Clinic (Beelitz, Germany)
Given that Adolf Hitler recuperated here after sustaining wounded during World War I, the hospital’s walls undoubtedly contain some terrifying tales. In 1902, the hospital first opened; it was abandoned in the late 1990s. Along with some horrific incidents, the abandoned hospital was the scene of a model’s murder in 2008.
#7 Old Floating Forest of 100 Years (Sydney, Australia)
This is the SS Ayrfield, a mangrove-encrusted decommissioned ship in Homburg Bay. The ship, which was given the name SS Corimal in 1911, was built as a steamship before being converted into a transport ship for use in World War II. The ship, which was retired in 1972, is docked in the bay among four other warships.
#8 Discontinued Carnival (Pripyat, Ukraine)
The Pripyat amusement park was set to open to the public in May 1986, but when the Chornobyl nuclear reactor exploded in April of that year, it was temporarily opened to residents to help them forget about the catastrophe before they were all evacuated. The park had four main attractions: swing boats, bumper cars, a ferris wheel, and a paratrooper ride. The radioactivity in the park is still there today.
#9 Diamond Mine of Mirny (Siberia, Russia)
The Mirny mine opened in 1957 and was abandoned in 2004. It was the fourth largest open pit diamond mine in the world at the time, with a 1,700-foot depth. It was known for being muddy in the summer and hard as a rock in the winter. It measured close to 4,000 feet wide. More than 4,000 people were employed by the mine at its peak.
#10 Abandoned Farmhouse (Seneca Lake, New York)
With its stark trees and boarded-up windows, together with the impression that something nefarious and wicked is within the building, this farmhouse has all the hallmarks of a backwoods horror film. The skeletons of numerous old cars left to decompose in nature add to the farmhouse’s unsettling atmosphere.
#11 Unoccupied Hotel (Pyongyang, North Korea)
The only thing that is known about this hotel is that it was never finished or occupied. The only thing that can be verified about North Korea is that the hotel was designed to be the best in the nation to draw guests and revenue. It kind of has the appearance of something that belonged on the Las Vegas Strip.
#12 Abandoned Mental Hospital (Willard, New York)
Insane Hospital opened its doors in 1869. Mary Rote, the first sufferer, was transported in shackles and endured ten years of sleeping on the chilly floorboards while donning nothing but a blanket. Your skin starts to crawl with just one look at this bleak location. The paradox is that Willard was one of the most innovative and humanitarian asylums of the time, and even surprise inspections revealed peaceful, well- behaved patients who were handled with tenderness. There are atrocities to be recounted here. Just goes to show that not all stories can be captured in a single image.
#13 Circles of abandoned homes (San Zhi, Taiwan)
Because of their distinctive circular shape, these were referred to as UFO houses. The completed homes, whose construction commenced in 1978, were intended to draw tourists seeking a hideaway that resembled a resort. But after spending two years on construction, the money ran out, and in 2010 all of the homes were razed to make way for a new resort project.
#14 Craco, an abandoned town in Italy
This is the perfect setting for a spooky house movie with tricky-to-find nooks and corners. The fact that major motion pictures like”The Passion of the Christ,” “Quantum of Solace,” and “King David” were filmed here is thus not surprising. The village, which is approximately 30 square miles in size and lies1,200 feet above sea level, was founded sometime in the eighth century. It was constructed initially to fend off invaders but was abandoned following an earthquake in 1980.
#15 Unoccupied Ski Resort (Iron Mountain, California, US)
This was a well-known ski resort that welcomed guests from all across the United States from 1970 to1995. It is now abandoned, its buildings blanketed in snow, and nothing moves across the expanse of its white landscape. The experience of being stranded in one of the lodges during a winter storm without access to facilities means of communication, and possibly even hope is difficult to fathom. The last image’s abandoned ski boots are unsettling.
#16 Jazzland at Six Flags (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Six Flags Jazzland, which launched in 2000 and had just been operational for five years when the 2005 Katrina Hurricane struck, was another casualty. Ironically, the theme park was preparing to open a water park just as the hurricane’s floodwaters arrived. It continues to serve as a stark and ominous reminder of what Katrina destroyed.
#17 Park in Gulliver’s Travels (Kawaguchi, Japan)
The enormous Gulliver that sits in the midst of the property with his eyes wide and his hands outstretched as if pleading for someone to come and revive the park makes this one of the abandoned theme parks that are possibly the most terrifying. The vibrant park, which opened in 1997 and was designed to resemble the Gulliver’s Travels novel, was closed down in 2001 due to a lack of visitors. The park is situated close to a forest that has seen more than 500 suicides since 1950 and is renowned across the world as a suicide forest.
#18 Miranda Castle is haunted (Celles, Belgium)
The irony of this castle is that it also goes by the moniker “Noisy Castle” but as you can see from the photo, the castle is anything but noisy. The castle, which was constructed in 1886, has a neo-Gothic design that fits well with the atmosphere of gloom and gloom.
#19 Train Station in Canfranc (Spain)
A worldwide transit hub with more than 150 doors and 300 windows, Canfranc station first opened its doors in 1928. When a bridge linking Spain and France was demolished, the station continued to run until it was abruptly shut down for lack of patronage. It has since become a popular destination for urban explorers, but with so many doors and windows, you have to worry about what creatures and worse things might be hiding in this enormous building.
#20 Uninhabited Island (Hashima Island, Japan)
A coal mine under the sea was built on Hashima Island in 1887, and it was only 9 miles from Nagasaki. Over 5,000 people used to reside and work on the island, but after the mine closed in 1974, everyone departed. The island has a 360-degree sea wall and numerous enormous apartment buildings. It is currently a well-liked tourist destination and was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in July2015.