There’s so much about our planet that remains unexplained and we will probably never truly know the reality of everything that goes on here.
1. The abandoned Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, New York
You don’t expect to see creepy, abandoned places in bustling urban areas but the Domino Sugar Factory is one of the creepiest we’ve ever seen. It opened in 1882 and was once the largest sugar factory in the world. It was abandoned in 2004 after long labour strikes rocked the company.
2. An abandoned church in the Czech Republic
This abandoned church would be creepy enough without all of the ghostly figures draped in sheets. Seriously people, why did you have to drape things in sheets? It’s like you’re trying to terrify us!
3. Pripyat in Ukraine
The city of Pripyat was abandoned in 1986 when the Chernobyl power plant disaster took place. The whole city had to be evacuated and has remained untouched ever since, due to the radioactivity in the area. As if the creepy abandoned city weren’t enough, there’s also a creepy abandoned fair ground there too, just in case your nightmares weren’t scary enough.
4. An abandoned house in Virginia, USA
I don’t even want to think about what must have gone on to leave the place looking like this. That’s the stuff of nightmares, right there!
5. A staircase in an abandoned factory in Italy
This abandoned staircase looks like something from an M.C. Escher painting and I get the feeling that it goes on forever!
6. The Maunsell Sea Forts in England
These alien-looking buildings were constructed in the Mersey and Thames rivers in England to provide some defence against German air and naval raids during World War II. They were abandoned in 1950 but have since been reclaimed by the likes of pirate radio stations and the Principality of Sealand, which claims to be an independent foreign state.
7. An underwater city in Shicheng, China
This underwater city is 1341 years old and is also known as Lion City. The city was suddenly submerged in 1951 when a hydropower station was being built on the Xin’an River. The water has kept the city immaculately preserved.
8. An abandoned mining track in Taiwan.
Anyone else expecting the Blair Witch to stalk out of that fog and attack them? No, of course I don’t think that’s going to happen right now. Definitely not. Not at all… Somebody call my mommy for me, please?
9. A sunken yacht in Antarctica
There’s something indescribably creepy about old sunken boats, they just look haunted by default and this one is no exception to the rule. This yacht sank after it was taken to Antarctica by a Brazilian film crew to film a documentary. Strong winds are what sunk the ship, and the water that washed over it froze, leaving it as you see in the picture.
10. 102 year old floating forest in Sydney, Australia.
This floating forest lives on the remains of the SS Ayrfield, which was wrecked in Homebush Bay, Australia after World War II. Nature reclaimed the ship making the whole thing look supernatural.
11. Nara Dreamland park in Japan
The Nara Dreamland park opened in 1941 and was built with Disneyland replicas in mind. The park contained it’s own version of Sleeping Beauty’s castle and other signature attractions, but was shut down in 2006 due to lack of interest from the public.
12. The SS American Star in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
This United States Lines ocean liner was wrecked in Playa de Garcey in 1994. It broke in half and lost it’s rear within a year of wrecking. Most of the ship’s remains are now entirely submerged.
13. Kolmanskop in Namibia
The town of Kolmanskop is now entirely deserted after people left in the 1950’s. Nowadays it looks like something from a horror movie about the world being covered in sand.
14. An abandoned Soviet submarine base
This abandoned submarine base was left over from the Cold War and is now abandoned and being left to rust over.