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Ireland's Suburban Ghost Towns Are Just. Plain. Creepy.

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 06.11.2014 | HuffPost Home

Picture a place where Stepford wives meet their eerie Tim Burton-inspired neighbors and you just might find yourself in none other than Ireland. Despi...

There's A Haunted, Abandoned German Village In The Namib Desert

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel

It's one thing to "happen upon" a deserted town, but it's another thing entirely when it's an abandoned German-style mining village -- in the Namib De...

The Abandoned NYC Island You Didn't Know Existed

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.05.2014 | Travel

An island and its medical facilities abandoned after forced drug rehabilitation becomes wrought with corruption, and its residents never to return aga...

Disney's Abandoned Theme Parks Are Our New Creepy Obsession

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.01.2014 | Travel

If you're a Disney fanatic, then maybe you were already aware that Donald Duck was once a Nazi and that Hannah Montana was almost accidentally named a...

The Mysterious New York City Island You've Never Heard Of

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 05.17.2014 | Arts

By Jordan G. Teicher North Brother Island is a secret hiding in plain sight. Located in New York’s East River, it was once an important part ...

28 Abandoned Structures Still As Vibrant As The Day They Were Deserted

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.13.2014 | Weird News

An empty, foggy diner with the tables still set. An abandoned aquarium, complete with shark paintings on the walls. A desolate church, with architectu...

Here's What Happens When You Abandon A Football Stadium

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.29.2014 | Sports

It's been just 12 years since the Detroit Lions moved to Ford Field, a stadium constructed for the NFL team in downtown Detroit. But the Pontiac Silve...

A Stunning Look Inside An Abandoned French Chateau

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.14.2014 | HuffPost Home

It takes a certain type of bravery to purchase a fixer-up, and Karina and Craig Waters have lots of it. The Australian couple's 2013 purchase isn't yo...

Artist Turns 'Ruin Porn' Into The Setting Of A Hauntingly Beautiful Dystopia

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.15.2014 | Arts

The world's contemporary obsession with ruin porn has brought to our attention two themes that seem pervasive in modern art: humanity's collective des...

Body Found At Detroit's Abandoned Zoo

Posted 04.07.2014 | Crime

A body found near an abandoned island zoo in Detroit is being investigated by law enforcement and state park officials. According to a statement f...

Eerie Photos Of A Remote Abandoned Prison Will Give You Chills

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.04.2014 | Arts

Ontario’s Burwash Correctional Facility, which has been out of commission since the 1970s, is so remote one has to travel via canoe just to get ther...

These 21 Failed Chain Stores Aren't Fooling Anyone

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business

They used to house fast food and discount goods, but now...

Heart Bombs 2014: Five Events that Showed Historic Places the Love

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 04.22.2014 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Julia Rocchi Heart bombing the Sattler Theatre in Buffalo Heart bombing: an idea born of love, affection, and untold amounts of con...

This 'Ghost Tower' Deserves Its Nickname

Posted 03.28.2014 | Business

The Sathorn Unique was once slated to be a glistening, stunning addition to the Bangkok skyline during Thailand's economic boom in the 1990s. But in 1...

Forgotten 'Ghost Stations' In Paris

Holiday Lettings | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Holiday Lettings

(Image courtesy of Gonioul. Article by Holiday Lettings) Centuries of social and political development have seen Paris emerge as the "internation...

NCCA Kronstadt: The Flame That Burns Twice as Bright

j.frede | Posted 04.03.2014 | Arts
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As I walk from chamber to chamber the scene is repeated: floors collapsed, walls frozen in their momentary liquid state, stairs that have what resembles a flowing river of lava whose motion was arrested.

Abandoned, Historic & Totally Awesome

Posted 01.28.2014 | Travel

Bokor Hill Station is the trifecta of awesome: it's abandoned, historic and open to the public. The abandoned Cambodian resort town has a dark pas...

Detroit's Abandoned Ruins Are Captivating, But Are They Bad For Neighborhoods?

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home

For some, Detroit is symbolized by hulking ruins like the Michigan Central Depot, a 100-year-old train station that's sat empty for decades and drawn ...

Italy's Abandoned 'City Of Toys'

Posted 12.04.2013 | Travel

It all started in the 1960s, when Mario Bagno, an Italian entrepreneur, bought up all the land in the tiny northern Italian town of Consonno, kicking ...

12 Poignant Photographs Of Forgotten Bank Buildings Across America

Posted 11.12.2013 | Arts

Walk down the street of any historic downtown area, and you're bound to find a piece of architecture that just doesn't add up. Whether it's a drugstor...

Street Art Optical Illusions Bring Mind-Bending To A Whole New Level

Posted 10.24.2013 | Arts

Why should an artist scavenge for empty canvases when the walls of abandoned buildings are calling their names? This is the mantra that guides Fre...

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A Stunning Look At Detroit's Abandoned Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

In Detroit, you can still wander past houses built in the 1800s and towering buildings from the masters of 20th century design. Though the city's arch...

An Abandoned, Believed Haunted, NASA Launch Site You Can Actually Visit

Roadtrippers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Launch Complex-34 is a decommissioned launch site at Cape Canaveral believed to be haunted by the ghosts of three astronauts who tragically died there on January 27, 1967. To this day, some NASA employees claim to hear screams and an overall dark feeling when near the pad.

Abandoned America Is More Impressive At Night

Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel

Want to see America at its most fascinating? Would you mind if it were slightly eery at the same time? You’ve probably never thought about a road tr...

As If This Prison Wasn't Freaky Enough...

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 10.11.2013 | Travel

PHILADELPHIA -- PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An abandoned prison would seem creepy enough around Halloween. Now add blood-curdling screams and gruesome chara...