Here Are The 5 Creepiest Ghost Towns In The World
If you’re one of those people who loves a good creepy story about an abandoned place, you’re gonna love these five ghost towns. Only the bravest people will be able to walk through these destinations without feeling a shiver up their spine. Do you think you can handle it? If so, pack your bags.
1. Island of the Dolls — San Lorenzo, Mexico
Island of the Dolls, or L’Isla de las Muñecas, is just south of Mexico City and is home to hundreds of old dolls that are missing limbs and are sometimes decapitated. The story behind the dolls is definitely a strange one. According to the island’s website, legend has it that a man named Julian Santana Barrera found a little girl who drowned in the area and strung up dolls to appease her ghost. In 2001, the man was found to have drowned in the same spot that the girl had reportedly drowned.
2. Pripyat, Ukraine
Pripyat was destroyed in the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, which was one of the worst nuclear accidents of all time. The city was immediately abandoned, and all that is left now are crumbling buildings and gas masks. Proceed at your own risk.
3. Oradour-sur-Glane, France
The tragedy of Oradour-sur-Glane is one that hits close to home for many people. This town is a memorial site for the 642 villagers who were massacred by Nazis in World War II. After nearly the entire town was murdered, it was destroyed. The town has a few locals, though they say that no one likes to go out at night for fear of sighting ghosts.
4. Bodie, California, U.S.
American history buffs, you’ll get a true rush going through Bodie, a small Californian town nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This town, which was settled in the late 1800’s, used to be known for its gold mining, but was quickly abandoned. No one knows exactly why everyone left, especially because at one time there were at least 64 reported saloons. You can visit, look around inside at untouched homes and marvel at how time stands still for the destination.
5. Grytviken, South Georgia
Grytviken used to be known as a prominent Antarctic whaling station, but it was abandoned in 1966 because the locals’ hunting destroyed the local whale population. Since whaling was the town’s only resource, everyone fled. Now, you can visit the destination and walk through the remains of the settlement. Rusted boats, whaling materials and even a creepy graveyard, where former workers were buried, await you.
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