25 Chilling Photos of Abandoned Places Around the World
The beauty of many of these abandoned places still remains, but some look like they’re straight out of a horror movie.
Church of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Russia
You can still see the remnants of the vibrant blue paintings that once covered the walls of this abandoned church.
This abandoned town is located near the 1986 Chernobyl disaster site. After being exposed to harmful nuclear radiation, Chernobyl and the nearby town of Pripyat were evacuated and left to deteriorate.
Pripyat Amusement Park, Ukraine
Abandoned bumper cars sit rusting over in an amusement park in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The park never actually opened because the nuclear disaster happened before it was set to. If you want to see more photos, this is what the Chernobyl disaster site looks like now.
Six Flags New Orleans, Louisiana
After Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans in 2005, this Six Flags amusement park was abandoned. The severity of the storm caused so much damage that they weren’t able to re-open. Now, the park is slowly falling apart and covered in graffiti.
Nicosia International Airport, Cyprus
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Before Turkish forces invaded the country to fight off a Greek coup in 1974, this was Cyprus’ central airport. After the invasion, the hub closed and it now sits in the United Nations-controlled buffer zone between the north and south of the country.
Nara Dreamland, Japan
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This eerie amusement park was built in the 1960s but was later abandoned in 2006 due to low visitor numbers. It was designed after Disneyland in California. Everything still remains in the park from when it was abandoned; there are even still chairs in the coffee shops. If you’re prepared to have nightmares tonight, check out these creepy photos that will give you the chills.
This abandoned French town was massacred by the Germans in World War II. Rubble and pieces of homes and local buildings still remain today. The town is purposely left alone by the French government as a testimony to the devastation that occurred there.
The village of Craco was built in medieval times. Despite its population suffering from many plagues and crime, it was left abandoned due to a series of landslides in the 20th century that took out the town.