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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.
Once a great diamond mining city, most of the homes and buildings here are now buried in sand after being abandoned in 1954.
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.
When the Chernobyl incident occurred, residents of this nearby city fled and have never returned.
This city was abandoned during WWII when 642 residents were massacred.
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.
Created by Henry Ford, this rubber plantation was abandoned during WWII due to tension between countries.
Hashima Island, Japan
This once thriving mining island was completely abandoned in 1974 when the mines were shut down.
Imber was evacuated during WWII and remains a training ground for British soldiers and is sometimes open to tourists.
Until 1957, this was a leper colony. It is all abandoned now.
Bodie is a classic gold rush ghost town that was once thriving, but then abandoned when the gold mines dried up.