Here Are 3 Of The Scariest Abandoned Places

1. Pripyat, Chernobyl, Ukraine

View from inside the abandoned gym in Prypjat ghost town, Chernobyl.
View from inside the abandoned gym in the Prypyat ghost town, Chernobyl, Ukraine.
Pripyat was a nuclear city founded in the 70s. It was once occupied by more than 49,000 people until the Chernobyl disaster. During the catastrophic nuclear accident, many of the residents died due to radiation-induced cancer. Although Pripyat is open to public access, and has become a popular tourist spot, Ukrainian officials say that the place will remain uninhabitable for another 20,000 years. Here’s where you can get some more history on the Chernobyl disaster.

Abandoned Places
2. Kolmanskop, Namibia

Kolmanskop abandoned mining town, Luderitz, Namibia
Kolmanskop abandoned mining town, Luderitz, Namibia
The once-thriving town of Kolmanskop started to die out after the First World War. German miners began to head south, leaving their homes and possessions behind, when they found rich diamond-bearing deposits on a beach terrace located 270 km south of Kolmanskop. The ghost town is now a popular destination for photographers.

3. Chateau Miranda in Celles, Belgium

Chateau Miranda in Celles, Belgium
The Miranda Castle in Celles was built in 1866 in a neo-gothic style. It was commissioned by Liedekerke-De Beaufort family, who had left their previous home during the French revolution. The architect who was in charge died before the construction was finished. It served as an orphanage and also a holiday camp for sickly children till 1970. The castle has been abandoned places since 1991 as the maintenance cost was too expensive. The spooky-looking castle is also featured in the American TV series Hannibal.

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