Creepy Ghost Towns from Around the World

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A ghost town is a place that was once inhabited, but was abandoned for some reason. No matter why it happened, wandering through a ghost town can be a creepy and unsettling experience. Want to see for yourself? Check out any of these ghost towns.
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Kolmanskop, Namibia

Once a great diamond mining city, most of the homes and buildings here are now buried in sand after being abandoned in 1954.
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Port Arthur, Tasmania

When Australia’s worst mass murder happened here in 1996, it was only a matter of time until it was completely deserted.
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Pripyat, Ukraine

When the Chernobyl incident occurred, residents of this nearby city fled and have never returned.
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Oradour-sur-Glane, France

This city was abandoned during WWII when 642 residents were massacred.
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Varosha, Cyprus

Verosha was once a place where the biggest named celebs spent their time. That is until 1974 when the place was invaded by Turkish troops and everyone fled.
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Fordlandia, Brazil

Created by Henry Ford, this rubber plantation was abandoned during WWII due to tension between countries.
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Hashima Island, Japan

This once thriving mining island was completely abandoned in 1974 when the mines were shut down.
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Imber, England

Imber was evacuated during WWII and remains a training ground for British soldiers and is sometimes open to tourists.
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Spinalonga, Greece

Until 1957, this was a leper colony. It is all abandoned now.
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Bodie, California

Bodie is a classic gold rush ghost town that was once thriving, but then abandoned when the gold mines dried up.
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