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IN OMG! ON 22 May, 2015
There exist things that you often hear about but never seen. Can you guess what it is? That something is a nightmare that wakes you up screaming in the mid-night, and the fear of it remains with you for the long time.
We are talking about the terrifying spirits and their colonies. Believe in it or not. But, there exist the "Ghost towns."
The sad deadly disasters, wars, natural phenomena left the places abandoned which have then turned into the "kingdom of demons." Several times visitors experienced the unusual feelings in these places and so, these scary places on the Earth declared as the "Ghost towns." If you want to visit such places, you can add these ten cities in your bucket list, but you must know the tragic stories of these "Ghost Towns" before you plan your journey.
Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert in Southern Namibia. It was named as "Ghost Town" after a devastating sand storm that made the place abandoned. Though the place is abandoned, it has become a famous tourist spot.
Pegrema is an abandoned village in Medvezhyegorsky District of the Republic of Karelia, Russia, which is situated on a bank of lake Onega, about 10 km from Unitsa. The town was famous for its wooden architecture. But now the houses seem like the deadly places. Even these beautiful greenish spots are not enough to convince for us to be in the town for more than a moment.
Dallol was a settlement in the Dallol woreda of northern Ethiopia. It has been described as a ghost town. Dallol holds the record of one of the hottest places on the Earth. There was a mining community of Italian and U.S. company that mined potash. Due to a volcanic eruption, Dallol was abandoned in 1960s. Most of the buildings here were made of salt blocks and because of the extremely hot environment, the town, factories and many remaining things have become more than a pile of rubble today.
Kilamba New City is a large housing development in the capital city of Angola. It is being built by the China International Trust and Investment Corporation. The town was designed to accommodate a vast population of 500,000 people, and there have 750 eight-storey apartment blocks. In July 2012, the buildings were completed but they are still unoccupied. There are dozens of schools but only one school operates, and children come from the other areas as there is no one living nearby. This beautiful town is almost empty since last three years.
Pyramiden was founded by Sweden in 1910 and then sold to Russia in 1927. It was named "Pyramiden" after a nearby mountain that resembles a pyramid. Before 1998, it had the population over 1,000. On March 31, 1998, the coal was extracted from the mine and the residents permanently left the town. Until 2007, Pyramiden was described as the ghost town as due a frigid climate, most of the buildings here got decay and look like 500 years old from now.
The village of Oradour-Sur-Glane in Haute-Vienne, France was occupied by occupied by Nazi. The town was destroyed on 10 June 1944 when vast inhabitants of the town were massacred by German Waffen-SS company. A new village was built after the war on a nearby site, but the French president, Charles de Gaulle ordered not to reconstruct the village and maintain it as a permanent memorial and museum.
Chaiten town is located in the Los Lagos Region near the Yelcho River. Several times, the city had suffered from violent natural phenomena that left it abandoned and a "Ghost Town." In 2005, small earthquakes occurred below Chaiten and nearby places. After that, 2008 was the most tragic time in the Chaiten's history. There occurred the deadly volcanic eruption throwing up ash and sulfurous steam that rose to 19 miles and covered most of the town. In the same year on 12 May, the devastating flood from Yelcho River destroyed the entire town.
In September 2007, a real estate tycoon Francisco Hernando-"a self-made millionaire" came with the idea of a huge residential complex with the shops and swimming pools. But, due to the increasing interest rates only half of the compound was constructed. Today the whole complex looks deserted, shops and supermarkets are shuttered and the swimming pools have dried up.
The beautiful town of Azerbaijan had the population of 150,000. During the Nagorno-Karabakh war, there were more than 100k deaths. The buildings are now gutted and empty with the a graffiti-covered mosque. The place is entirely turned into a Ghost town.
Kowloon Walled City was located just near the Hong Kong, China during British rule. It was occupied by Japan during World War II and then taken over by squatters after Japan's surrender. Neither Britain nor China wanted to rule over this city, so it became a lawless self-organized city. The population of the town was drastically increasing and reached up to 33,000 within 2.6-hectare borders. The large population increased the crime rates, prostitution, gambling and drug use in the city. In January 1987, the Hong Kong government announced plans to demolish the Walled City. The government emptied the entire town. Well, now some of its areas are converted into Walled City Park for tourist attraction.