13 Scariest Abandoned Places In The World

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, November 1, 2016
  • Here are the top 13 most frightening abandoned places from creepy doll factories to Chernobyl the worst nuclear accident ever!

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    7. Glenwood Power Plant
    Looking creepy enough to be used as a filming location for horror movies, this power plant has been abandoned since its closure in 1963. The plant was built to provide electricity for the New York Central Railroad tracks and became operational in 1906. The structure was abandoned for 50 years and today is littered with graffiti and almost completely empty. Recently the Goren Group started a project to convert the building into an arts-focused events complex that will include a hotel, restaurants, and a marina.

    6. Oradour-sur-Glane
    Technically this village was never abandoned. The inhabitants of the town were slaughtered on June 10, 1944, when a Nazi company massacred 642 of its residents, including 247 women and 205 children. French president Charles de Gaulle ordered the village to be maintained in its original state as a permanent memorial and historical site after the war. Today the village endures as a popular tourist site, with many people claiming to see ghostly figures roaming the vacant streets late at night.

    5. Florida Dome Homes
    Once upon a time, these dome homes were the self-sustaining, state of the art dwellings of an oil tycoon. Today they lie abandoned and run down, a mere shell of their former greatness. Oil producer Bob Lee built the futuristic homes as a vacation spot on Cape Romano for his family in the 1980’s. The problem with Florida beachfront property is that it can be susceptible to hurricanes, which often plague the area. The Dome Homes were severely damaged several times and after requests to build a seawall were denied the property was ultimately abandoned.

    4. Port Arthur
    Said to be one of the most haunted places in Australia, Port Arthur in Tasmania has seen plenty of tragedy and death in its time. The port was a penal colony in the mid-1800’s and was home to some of the hardest British criminals and had some of the strictest security measures in the British penal system. Much like Alcatraz Island, it was often billed as an inescapable prison. In 1996 28-year-old Martin Bryant went on a killing spree in the small town in which 35 people died, making it the worst mass murder in the country's post-colonial history. This event led to a severe crackdown on firearms throughout the nation in which 640,000 weapons were turned into authorities.

    3. The Bhangarh Fort
    Often dubbed the most haunted place in India, this 17th-century fort is completely ruined today. There are many myths about the place that have added to its haunted reputation. According to legend, a wizard is said to have cursed the fort and everyone in it after being rejected by a princess with whom he had fallen in love. The curse endures to this day and there are plenty of people who have reportedly had contact with ghosts or felt evil spirits when visiting the area.

    2. Willard Asylum
    This hospital opened in 1869 as Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane in New York. The first patient was a woman named Mary Rote, who had spent the previous 10 years of her life chained up in a room. The asylum helped improve her condition and by 1890 the hospital had over 2000 patients. By this time the location had become completely self-sufficient. Patients grew their own food and tended to their own medical needs. There were even a morgue, a cemetery and a bowling alley on site. A huge push for deinstitutionalization occurred throughout the country in the 1990’s, leading to the asylum’s closure in 1995. Over half of the 50,000 or so patients who called Willard Asylum, their home also died there. Since the asylum closed its doors it has become widely recognized as a haunted location.

    1. Pripyat
    The infamous Chernobyl disaster of 1986 left an entire city which once had a population of nearly 50,000 completely abandoned. Thanks to the high amounts of radiation that escaped during the terrifying event the land is sure to remain untouched for hundreds of years. Chernobyl was the worst nuclear accident in history. While two human deaths occurred during the actual event, hundreds of thousands of people and animals in the area are thought to have been affected detrimentally by the high amounts of radiation exposure that the accident caused.
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    Couldn't get past the first place due to the monotonous tone of the narrator. =(

  • Endorphins27


     7 days ago

    Boring voice sorry

  • Keith Evans

    Keith Evans

     7 days ago +1

    Oh MAN, your monotone voice HURTS :( I cant watch this!

  • Cherry Melanin

    Cherry Melanin

     7 days ago

    It's funny you say that but if it was built in the 1800's, it was enslaved black people who made it, white homie ain't built shit.

  • Elektro lytic

    Elektro lytic

     7 days ago

    Wow. I would like to share three very important quotes with you that i try to share with as many people as i can. Jesus said “if you do not repent (turn away from sin: lying, stealing, getting drunk or high, pre-marital sex, commit adultery, hate, murder, suicide, witchcraft, homosexuality, using God's name in vain, praying to statues/pictures/paintings or anyone else but God, etc) you will all likewise perish (eternal fire)."

    Jesus also said "no one comes to the Father except through me (no one else).

    And third quote: “those who believe and are baptized will be saved, but those who do not believe will be damned.”

    God takes sin very seriously. If I steal a car just once I will go to jail, likewise God warns that if we sin just once we will go to Hell, if we lie, steal, have sex before marriage, commit adultery, get drunk or high, etc, just once. But God does not want us to go to Hell.

    God became a human being in Jesus. He took the blame for us and took our punishment. He went to Hell and came back, Jesus paid our fine, then arose from the dead because He is God, he can do that. He paid for us to go to Heaven, the door is open for everyone, but to be forgiven there are three things we must do besides just asking God to forgive us.

    # 1. Trust in Jesus. #2. Turn away from everything that is a sin because Jesus is not a license to keep on sinning. If you are in sin you are following sin into Hell and not following Jesus into Heaven. You are going the opposite direction. Just saying sorry and asking God to forgive you can’t help you if you are going the wrong way. You have to change direction. #3. Get baptized. Baptism means submersed under water, not just water on your head. Also, baptism is a choice you must make. When people are babies they cannot choose to get baptized. If a person is not submersed under water by there own choice to be baptized to Jesus then it is not a baptism. You do not want to be damned to eternal fire so if you haven’t yet, please get right with God as soon as possible; trust in Jesus, turn away from sin, and get baptized. Please do it today, you may not have tomorrow and eternity is a long time to be regretful. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I care about where you will spend eternity.

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  • snappy


     21 days ago

    Oradour-sur-glane breaks my heart. Fucking nazis monsters.

  • David Drinkwine

    David Drinkwine

     21 days ago +2

    Learn to pronounce words.. I cant even watch this

  • Keith Alcorn

    Keith Alcorn

     21 days ago

    Penal is pronounced PEA NUHL not PEH NUHL. And now you know. And knowing is half the battle.

  • R.A.


     21 days ago

    The castle was not in "despair. " It was in DISREPAIR . Please learn to speak properly before narrating a video. There are too many stupid people already and they are breeding every day.

  • Jenny Caneen

    Jenny Caneen

     21 days ago

    Ok I know these sorts of videos are pure clickbait, but can't the producers of these things find someone who can narrate the script as if English were their first language?

  • Janet Shaffer

    Janet Shaffer

     28 days ago

    Great sites shared. Thank You...(A couple glaring pronunciation problems distract from an otherwise well-spoken narrative.)

  • banana peaches

    banana peaches

     1 months ago

    6:04 - let me finish that sentence for you ... “and there hasn’t been another mass shooting since” ... do you see how that works? Maybe because our population is smaller 🤷🏼‍♀️ or maybe we’re not all batshit crazy 😜

  • The Compilation Channel

    The Compilation Channel

     1 months ago


    Help a small YouTuber out. Please help me to get 1k subs one day.

  • Sams Metta Future

    Sams Metta Future

     1 months ago

    #4 Martin Briant was a Patsy. Set up by government officials for a staged event. Never stood a chance against media portrayal all designed to convince the public he was a madman. He is still in solitary confinement in prison and heavily medicated 23 years later. after 6 months of pleading not guilty he was manipulated or forced to plead guilty and never got a trial or any evidence before a court. an easy target as he was a simple man with very low IQ . most likely under some mind control too.he was not capable of such accuracy in shooting not capable of being a shooter in 2 locations in time frames that dont match up to be possible. many more key points to his innocence, but you can look for yourselves if you were not aware of this awful act of corruption and mass murder. This was the beginning of false flag events we see today. and the planned attck to begin disarming the population. so in respect to your topic in this video, yes .... many restless souls would be stuck there in port arthur . namaste

  • jeremiah masese

    jeremiah masese

     1 months ago

    Horrible narration. Boring voice

  • Rhea Wilmore

    Rhea Wilmore

     1 months ago

    Wow I’m impressed, thank you so much for sharing!!!

  • Vikki Nicholson

    Vikki Nicholson

     1 months ago

    Port Arthur was a "pen al" colony? how about "penal" pronounced "peenal".

  • Denise Black

    Denise Black

     1 months ago

    This isn't scary at all this is 😎

  • Paul Lindley

    Paul Lindley

     1 months ago +1

    The diamond mine looks like that thing out of Return of the jedi

  • mistyangel501


     1 months ago +1

    a lie is a lie when the person you're telling it to believe it. I don't believe this guy is not reading on a 3rd grade level.