These Abandoned Places Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

Eerie, sad, but oddly beautiful. OK, we’re not sure if we want to learn more about these places anymore.

Battleship Island - Japan
Battleship Island

Located about 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Nagasaki in Japan, Hashima Island is notable for its abandoned concrete apartment buildings and the surrounding sea wall.

Abandoned Places

The island was a host to people from 1887 to 1974 as a coal mining facility which played an important role in the industrialization of Japan. When petroleum replaced coal in the country, the mine was closed and the place is now considered a ghost land.

Chair-Filled Swimming Pool – New York

An abandoned swimming pool filled with chairs


When the old female gymnasium on the on River Campus at the University of Rochester was closed down in 1982, it was turned into extra facility for larger classes and its swimming pool became this super cool landfill of extra desks and chairs.

Mar Sem Fim – Antarctica


Mar Sem Fim, or the “Endless Sea,” was a Brazilian yacht which sunk and subsequently got frozen in ice in Maxwell Bay in Antarctica two years ago. It was manned by four crews who were filming a documentary off the Antarctic coast when the boat capsized. The frozen boat submerged under 30 feet of water was a spectacle to behold. It was later rescued in the following year.

Chateau Clochard – France


The Chateau de Pont Remy Somme in France once played host to royalty, such as Mary Queen of Scots, passing through. The site now remains abandoned and has been named Chateau "Clochard," meaning chateau of the "homeless man."

Villa Epecuén – Argentina


The once-bustling tourist village located in the Buenos Aires Province in Argentina was developed in the early in the early 1920s. When a rare weather pattern broke a nearby dam, it caused mayhem and destruction all over. The place remains abandoned now.

United Artists Theatre Building – Detroit


Built in 1928 and 18 stories tall, The United Artists Theatre Building in Detroit, was a movie house and office space. The theater accommodated 2,070 people before closing in 1984.

Dan Marbaix’s Haunted Asylum – Germany


Photographer Daniel Marbaix, who has a fascination with urban decay, captured these images of this haunting abandoned doctor's house in Germany.  Seeing the equipment still in place suggests that these people fled in a hurry. Why? Nobody knows.

In a Reddit post, Marbaix suggested, “It looks like most of the family were killed in a car accident (found head stones for them in the house) and the lady of the house died shortly after leaving everything behind from work stuff... to personal photos and kids paintings.”

OK, we’re not sure if we want to learn more about these places anymore.

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