Are you one of those people who believe in things they cannot see? If you are then you would argue with the non-believers about the existence of ghosts in these abandoned towns. They would probably say that the walls of such towns don’t hide a ghost story inside but you would disagree. Be that ad it may these so called ghost towns look incredible whether they are haunted or not. See for yourself.
1. RYPIAT (Ukraine)- Chernobyl workers’ home
Rypiat was the ninth nuclear-city the “atom city”. Its population was around 50,000 before the accident (read the Chernobyl disaster). From 1970 it housed the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant workers until 1986 when in was abandoned due to the aforementioned reason. Now it looks chilling to look at the photos of the empty leftover buildings.
2. KOLMANSKOP (Namibia)- Buried in sand
This town, once prosperous, is now the biggest ghost town in Namibia. It is located near the port of Lüderitz. People rushed into the Namibia desert hoping to make an easy fortune because of the diamond fever that took over the land. In a couple of years the town, complete with a school, hospital, residential buildings and a casino was established in the desert. However, after the First World War the diamond sales dropped so the people deserted the place which is now a true ghost town covered in sand.
3. SAN ZHI (Taiwan)- a futuristic resort in the North of Taiwan
The haunted Pod Village was torn down in 2009. But before that it was constructed for wealthy urbanites looking to escape the city for the weekend. There are many stories for why it was abandoned one of them being that some mysterious accidents which ended in numerous deaths led to the halt of all constructions. The locals believe that this area is haunted.
4. GUNKANJIMA (Japan)- the forbidden island
Travelling to Gunkanjima was forbidden for a long period but was re-opened on April 22, 2009 after more than 20 years. It was populated from 1887 to 1974 and was a coal mining facility. Its features are the abandoned concrete buildings and the sea wall around it. It is also known as the Battleship Island. It is known as the Ghost Island because it was abandoned when petroleum replaced coal in Japan in the 1960s therefore the coal mines began closing down.
5. CRACO (Italy)- an incredible medieval town
When we think of haunted places, most of us have the picture of a medieval place in which you can see ghosts scaring the living. This is one of such places. It is located in the Region of Basilicata and the Province of Matera. In 1891, the population of Craco stood at well over 2,000 people, it’s number started to decline due to poor agricultural conditions, later on many moved to North America and those who didn’t were left fighting against the harsh living conditions.. The remaining inhabitants got transferred to a nearby valley called Craco Peschiera. Craco is the left behind proof of the people who lived and died in this once incredible medieval town.