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Old dilapidated houses that are ready to collapse at any moment, abandoned amusement parks with rusty carousels and deserted hospitals with littered chambers make us afraid and attracted at the same time. Buildings and places where once life was in full swing, come into disrepair for many different reasons. Hospitals and amusement parks turn unnecessary, owners of some old houses expel ghosts, or sometimes the authorities simply do not have enough funds to maintain social institutions. Some of the abandoned buildings and areas are under strict protection, while a significant portion of the places abandoned by man are absolutely free to attend. Thus, they attract fans of extreme vacations.

Lier Psykiatriske Sykehus, Norway

The mere mention of the mental hospitals can cause uncomfortable feelings. Abandoned mental hospitals feature very special sinister atmosphere. The Norwegian city of Lier has the old psychiatric hospital Lier Sykehus. The latter is known to the whole world, because terrible experiments on patients have being conducted there for many years. This hospital is a historic place. It was opened in 1926 and occupied a complex of more than a dozen huge buildings.

Lier Psykiatriske Sykehus, Norway In 1985, the hospital management decided to close four buildings. The reason for this decision is unknown. Today, local youth and curious tourists come to walk along old abandoned hulls. At the first glance it's clearly seen that all buildings were left in hurry. Furniture, medical equipment, and even personal belongings of patients can be found in old buildings. According to official figures, facilities have been closed because of the small number of patients. What was the reason for hospital staff to keep all equipment in buildings - is unclear.

Within a few days all the windows and doors were boarded. All the settings were left untouched. Over time, inquisitive locals found a way to get inside abandoned buildings. Only a few years ago it became known that Lier Sykehus conducted illegal experiments with LSD, as well as lobotomy operations. Just on rough estimates, about 2 500 operations of this kind were carried. Lier government recently decided to demolish the old hospital’s buildings, but so far fans of walking in eerie places still have an opportunity to visit them. Next - Kowloon Walled City

Kowloon Walled City, China

Kowloon Walled City, China There are lots of abandoned industrial areas in China. ​​Kowloon located in Hong Kong is considered a special area among them. It is not by chance called the Fortress City. That's a real city within a city that for hundreds of years hasn't obeyed to the authorities and has been entirely run by a mafia. In 1994, all the inhabitants of the district were resettled, and some of the old buildings were demolished. At the same time, several historical constructions survived. Today, absolutely everyone can stroll along the deserted area. Complete article

San Juan Parangaricutiro Church, Mexico

San Juan Parangaricutiro Church, Mexico Towns and villages affected by the destructive elements are always a depressing spectacle. The church of San Juan Parangaricutiro is a witness of a devastating natural disaster. The sight is located in the former settlement of the same name in Mexico. In 1944, during an eruption of the Paricutin volcano the town was completely destroyed. The church building is one of the few that managed to survive. Complete article

Kolmanskop, Namibia

Kolmanskop, Namibia Namibia has an amazing ghost town of Kolmanskop; a walk around it is not for faint-hearted. The town is located right in the middle of the desert. Today many of its ruined houses with broken window frames and doors are covered with sand. The history of town foundation is very amazing. It was built in an area, where small diamonds have been found in sand. For a few years the town's population has increased to several thousand people. In addition to residential buildings, hospitals, schools, sports stadiums, and many other important facilities were constructed. Complete article

Nara Dreamland, Japan

Nara Dreamland, Japan In Japan, there is an abandoned Nara Dreamland amusement park, which may also scare many tourists. The opening of the park took place in 1961. It has worked for a little over 30 years and was closed due to lack of funding. A walk in the park gives an impression that it went deserted overnight. All its rides have perfectly preserved after decades. You can find slot machines with toys and a lot of other equipment in old abandoned buildings. Complete article

Michigan Central Station, USA

Michigan Central Station, USA In the United States there are too many abandoned buildings that can scare even the most experienced travelers. One of these buildings is the Michigan Central Station, which was built in 1913. At the time of completion, this railway station was one of the largest in the country. Even today, the historical building is striking in its majesty. The last train from this station departed in January 1988. After that, it has lost its original meaning and had almost 30 years by slowly being destroyed. Complete article

Jazzland Theme Park, USA

Jazzland Theme Park, USA In New Orleans, there is an abandoned amusement park. Today Jazzland looks like an illustration for a horror movie. Corroded and partially destroyed rides, punches of grass and wild shoots, and broken clown figures with eerie grin are everywhere. The history of the once colorful and cheerful place is very tragic. Throughout the lifetime Louisiana was suffering from devastating hurricanes. Jazzland park was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Complete article

Canfranc Rail Station, Spain

Canfranc Rail Station, Spain In Spain, there is the abandoned train station called Canfranc. Once trains that connect Spain with neighboring France were departing from there every day. On the way of these trains there has been a bridge that collapsed during an accident. Because of this, trains have to be suspended. The structure hasn’t been restored, and the train station went completely empty with time. Complete article

Chateau Miranda, Belgium

Chateau Miranda, Belgium One of the most frightening abandoned buildings in the world is found in the Belgian city of Celle. It is the beautiful Miranda Castle, which was built by the French aristocracy in the post-revolutionary period. During the Second World War, the castle was converted into an orphanage. It came to desolation in 1980. Today the castle attracts paranormal researchers from around the world. A lot of scary legends are telling about it. Many witnesses claimed that they have met ghosts while walking through the dark corridors of the castle, as well as have heard unexplained creepy noises. Complete article

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland There are many mysterious haunted castles in Scotland. Not everyone dares to go there. A special place among them belongs to the Eileen Donan Castle. It is situated on the rocky island of Loch Duich. The castle has an interesting and eventful history. The place came into disrepair in the 19th century, during Jacobin uprisings, and remained in a dilapidated state until 1911. Complete article

Orpheum Theatre, USA

Orpheum Theatre, USA In the US city of New Bedford, you can visit the abandoned Orpheum Theatre. Its opening took place in 1912. At that time, it was a true architectural masterpiece. Surviving fragments of the decoration of the old theater represent skilful stucco, elements of artistic painting, and fine reliefs. The theater has worked for 47 years. The last performance took place there in 1959. Complete article

El Hotel del Salto, Colombia

El Hotel del Salto, Colombia One of the most unusual sights of Colombia is the abandoned Salto hotel. It is located in incredibly beautiful natural surroundings, close to the Tequendama Falls. This natural attraction began to attract people more than a hundred years ago. Travelers from around the world came to admire it. In 1928, it was decided to build a hotel next to the waterfall. The luxury facility has been working for more than 60 years. Then it was closed due to unprofitability. Complete article

Winchester House, USA

Winchester House, USA Another deserted place that is able to frighten not only with its empty premises, but a huge number of horror stories, is Winchester House in the US city of San Jose. This is a very beautiful huge house that has 160 rooms. It is situated in a picturesque landscaped garden. The owner of the house was the son of Oliver Winchester who was the inventor of the world-famous rifles. He lived in the house with his wife Sarah. All lifelong the couple was chased by a terrible misfortune. Complete article

Hovrinskaya Hospital, Russia

Hovrinskaya Hospital, Russia In Moscow, fans of walking through abandoned places can visit Hovrinskaya hospital, which some locals call the Residence of Evil. Construction of the hospital, which was planned to serve about 1 300 people, has begun in 1980. Five years later, construction work stopped. During its existence the hospital has not worked even a single day. The first floors of the huge unfinished edifice are flooded today, and the building itself is slowly sinking into the ground. Complete article

Spreepark, Germany

Spreepark, Germany There are areas and places that will appeal to fans of thrills and unusual attractions in Berlin. An excellent example is the amusement park Spreepark, which is considered one of the most mysterious and mystical places of Berlin. The place reached its heyday in the days of East Germany. Today, only rusty carousels and paths that are overgrown with bushes and grass remind about the cheerful atmosphere of the park. Complete article
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