Personally, I’ve always found the idea of a ghost town to be simply fascinating…even after I was old enough to realize they aren’t just towns populated with spirits. This fascinating article on Woman’s Day takes a detailed look at some of America’s greatest ghost towns, including Gleeson, Courtland and Pearce, Arizona (pictured above).
Some of them have been shown here before, but most of these are new.
I think my favorite is the “futuristic resort” (left) in Taiwan. They supposedly are haunted by those who died in their creation, making them one of the
few that really lives up to the “ghost town” name.
The one on the right is one of the more famous modern distaster zones -Chernobyl. Those living here had to leave pretty much all their possessions behind after the “accident.”
I’ve just discovered a ton of posts on WebUrbanist featuring abandoned towns, buildings and more. The pictures are incredible and the stories behind some of them are just plain insane.
Russia, Europe, the US, Africa, and Asia are all included. It’s pretty nutso.