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10 CREEPY Abandoned Towns

10 CREEPY Abandoned Towns
the town's on this list were

abandoned

for a good reason here are the top ten most

creepy

abandoned

towns

number ten Pripyat Ukraine Pripyat is a town that was created to support and supply the nearby nuclear power plant Pripyat was recognized as a city in 1979 and 49,000 people called it home but in 1986 when an accident of the power plant caused massive amounts of radiation to spill out into the town Pripyat was immediately evacuated the Chernobyl disaster as it's commonly called was
10 creepy abandoned towns
one of the worst and most devastating disasters that the world has ever seen and the

creepy

remnants of this town speak to this infamous incident 31 people died during the disaster and many more became sick from radiation poisoning the town now sits

abandoned

and decay on radioactive grounds number nine oradour-sur-glane France this eerie

abandoned

town remains as a testament to the horrors of war the town was invaded On June 10th 1944 by German soldiers the soldiers were led by SS stern bond
Fuhrer Adolf Dyke man who ordered his soldiers to Massacre all the residents of the town 642 people were killed that day including 205 children the German soldiers slaughtered the entire population of the oradour-sur-glane but instead of taking down the buildings of the vacant town French president Charles de Gaulle ordered that the town was to remain intact he wanted to preserve the town exactly as it stood on the day of the massacre he hoped that by preserving the town the town would stand to
remind people about how awful and horrific war really is today the town is a very

creepy

and very real reminder of the innocent lives lost in war number eight deception island deception island is a

creepy

abandoned

town that is surrounded by the isolation of Antarctica deception island was once home to the Hecht or whaling station a Norwegian whaling station that was used by both British and Chilean research centers deception Island was also used as a British base during World War two but the
island has seen a lot of deaths mostly by explorers in fact deception Island is home to the largest cemetery in Antarctica as such people claim that the island is haunted by the ghosts of dead explorers the harsh climate and desolate landscape only act to heighten the creepiness of this isolated and Arctic town before we move on be sure to subscribe to daily toptenz with notifications on so you don't miss any of our videos number 7 Poveglia Poveglia was once used as a dumping ground for
people with the plague during the medieval era anyone who showed signs of the Black Death was immediately sent to Poveglia the corpses piled up until the plague passed at which point Poveglia became temporarily

abandoned

that is until 1922 when a mental hospital opened up on the island the mental hospital was rumoured to be the site of horrific scientific experiments including forced lobotomies the hospital didn't remain open for long though and Poveglia has remained mostly

abandoned

ever
10 creepy abandoned towns
since that is if you don't count the numerous ghosts that are said to haunt the island due to the extraordinary accounts of paranormal activity it is actually illegal to visit Poveglia and the island with its horrific past has been called one of the creepiest places on earth number six krakow italy krakow is a very old town it was founded sometime during the 8th century BC but since its founding the town has been plagued by problems Krakow has seen more than its fair share of natural
disasters over the years and these disasters ultimately led to its demise in 1963 a massive landslide destroyed many areas of the town and some residents evacuated only a few years later in 1972 a huge flood exacerbated the situation causing more destruction and more people to flee the remaining residents were finally forced out by an earthquake in 1980 today this ancient town is completely desert and it is locked by gates that surround its perimeters the town is a ticking time bomb of potential
natural disaster number 5 Bodie California bodis the most famous ghost town of the United States in the late 1800s Bodie raised a popularity due to the discovery of gold in the area it morphed from a simple isolated mining village to a full-fledged bustling town by 1879 Bodie had a population of around 7,000 people it had everything you would expect of a bustling town including a bank a school and several saloons but it wasn't long before miners were lured away from Bodie by more profitable
prospects elsewhere by 1910 only 698 people remained today Bodie has become a popular tourist destination Bodie is rumored to be haunted and there are nighttime ghosts walk tours offered as well as ghost mill tours number 4 Port Arthur Tasmania located on the Tasmania Peninsula Port Arthur is often called one of the most haunted places in Australia Port Arthur was once home to convicts and served as a convict settlement between the years 1788 and 1868 more than 160,000 convicts were sent to Port
Arthur it was also used for years as a penal colony a lot of convicts were killed there and it was the site of the Port Arthur massacre of 1996 the massacre was a mass shooting that took the lives of 35 people and wounded another 23 today it's

abandoned

and people who visit Port Arthur claim that there are odd noises everywhere and that from time to time they can hear the

creepy

sound of church bells number 3 Hashima island Japan it's hard to believe that this tiny island in Japan was
10 creepy abandoned towns
once the most densely populated place on the planet the island was home to people who worked at the undersea coal mines nearby the island began its population in 1881 but it didn't hit its peak until 1959 there was a huge demand for mine workers and so people moved to Hashima to gain employment by 1959 nearly 5000 people were crammed onto the island but the workers there didn't exactly live in optimal conditions the island was too densely populated and it was often cut off from the
mainland due to the violent seas that separate the island from the mainland sometimes there wasn't enough food and sanitation became a problem this along with inhospitable conditions forced people to eventually abandon both the coal mining facility and the island by 1974 there was nothing left on the island except for crumbling concrete buildings it's a

creepy

place to visit as it's hard to imagine how this small island could have possibly housed that many people number two spin
illunga grease spin illunga is a Greek island located off the Gulf of Elounda the island is also creepily referred to as leper island the island became a leper colony in 1904 at that time there was no cure for leprosy and people feared the disease as such anyone that was unlucky enough to be diagnosed with leprosy was immediately shunned by all the people in their town their items were seized and they were forced to wear belts to warn others that they were infected eventually it became common
consensus to send these people away so people who were infected were sent to live on spinalonga and were completely segregated for the rest of their lives their living conditions were harsh they didn't have enough food and the sanitation was atrocious of course a cure for leprosy was eventually found and people were no longer forced to live there the town was

abandoned

by 1962 but the remnants of this disease stricken and awful town are still present number one isla de la Monica's Mexico
in a canal just outside of Mexico City is an

abandoned

island that can easily be called the creepiest

abandoned

place on earth the islands trees are full of hanging dolls translated as the island of dolls the island has a history that puts even the best horror movies to shame 50 years ago the caretaker of the island Don Julio and Santana found the body of a young girl in the canal she was entangled in Lily's it had drowned Santana claimed that the spirit of the young girl wouldn't leave
the island and that it began to haunt him he claimed he could hear footsteps at night and strange wailing noises in the wind so in an effort to appease the spirit of the young girl Santana started collecting dolls he got dolls from wherever he could including trash cans and then strung them up in the trees some of the dolls had missing body parts and some were just heads he collected dolls for decades until his own death in 2001 and as if the

creepy

hanging dolls weren't enough Santana's
body was found in the canal in the same spot where he found the girl decades ago today the island is

abandoned

save for the numerous dolls that still hang from the trees people who are brave enough to visit the island of the dolls claim that the dolls whisper that their eyes were all around to indicate the presence of the young girl's spirit this insanely

creepy

Island with its hanging doll parts and spooky legends has earned the island of the dolls the top spot on our list of 10

creepy

abandoned

towns

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