The United States of America is home to countless sites that have been abandoned — some for just a few years and others for centuries. The Hawaiian Islands are no exception. While some of these abandoned sites are abandoned for very clear reasons (like the decline of an industry or extreme storm damage, for example) we are left guessing as to why others were left to deteriorate and become one with nature.
Forest ranger finds a mysterious cabin in California’s Arcata Community Forest with a huge surprise inside.
Think ghost town and you’ll probably imagine ruins —roofless houses, dirty broken windows, rotting floors, but at Kitsault, on the North Coast of British Columbia, Canada, you’ll find rows upon rows of immaculately kept houses, shopping centers, restaurants, banks, pubs and theaters, all abandoned and sitting empty but untouched and spotless. The town’s lights are always on, the streets are lined with neatly trimmed trees and there are freshly mowed lawns, yet no one has called Kitsault home since 1982.
“For the first time in my life there was a purpose,” Dirk Benedict said. “I’ll tell you what it’s like. Life without children is like a camera without film. You know, it looks good, it’s fantastic, it clicks, you can focus, but then you don’t end up with anything.
“It was chemical,” Dirk said of the change he experienced. “It stunned me. I couldn’t believe how it changed me.”
A large and abandoned bunker in a dense forest, 10 km from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant has always been of interest. There are almost no roads to the Volkhov Air Defense Complex. Some do not find it the first time. It is also difficult to get there by car. From the nearest road it is necessary to go another 2-3 kilometers.
All human beings experience hopelessness at some point in their lives, but we’re usually able to realize that only by desiring to be positive and productive can human beings actually experience positivity an productiveness. In order to glean more insight into similar revelations about living life, or existing, checkout the list below.
The town of Garnet was actually born in 1895 but faded out when resources became depleted and the struggles of the Great Depression put the ultimate death nail into this once booming town.
Volunteers are chosen annually to work as tour guides and to help with the preservation of the town. You won’t be paid for staying here… however, your food and housing are all covered by the government. Don’t expect internet or electricity or running water for that matter. But, there are a few ghosts to wake you up throughout the night.
Head about 30 miles northeast of Natchez and you’ll find Rodney – one of Mississippi’s most notorious ghost towns. At one time, Rodney was destined for big things; however, a series of unfortunate events completely changed its fate. Today, the eerily quiet town is home to just a few dilapidated buildings and one desolate cemetery that will chill you to the bone.
More than thirty years after the world's worst nuclear disaster, a crumbling concrete and lead shelter called the "sarcophagus" that spared Europeans from fatal radioactive fallout has been replaced—by an even larger, more immense steel structure known as the New Safe Confinement.
A young teenage boy with a strong interest in the ancient Mayan culture and the stars has made a truly amazing discovery. The boy named William Gadoury found that all of the ancient Mayan cities matched up with the brightest stars in the sky. He used satellite images, maps of the night sky and even google maps to found that 117 Mayan cities perfectly matched up with the constellations that we are able to see in the night sky.
Hitler’s hospital: Haunting remains of Nazi sanatorium where rusting operating tables have lain untouched since it was abandoned.
The deep oceans of the South Pacific have been hiding a secret for millions of years. In the waters surrounding New Zealand, scientists recently discovered the planet's seventh continent, the majority of which now lies a kilometer underwater. Now researchers have started to unravel its secrets, by drilling down into the rock and studying what they find.
These 22 haunting spots were long ago abandoned. Although they are all eerie within their own means, there’s also something stunning inside their haunting remains. From Nazi hospitals and coal mining areas to amusement parks that appears like something from a zombie apocalypse picture, these 22 destinations are currently haunting yet strangely appealing.