There are many abandoned places around the world, and every single one has its own special history. Some of them carry an atmosphere of fear; others inspire an intense feeling of awe.
USA Time selected the 8 most abandoned places that will fascinate you or just give you goose bumps.
8. Michigan Central Station, Detroit
At the time of its construction in 1913, it was the tallest rail station in the world. The station closed in 1988, but in late 1990 it opened to the public. Later that year, the station is shut down because of numerous acts of vandalism. Nowadays it remains closed and guarded by state security.
7. Pripyat, Ukraine
Pripyat is a ghost town in northern Ukraine. On April 27, 1986, after the Chernobyl disaster, the government ordered an immediate evacuation of the area. No one can’t bring away any personal possessions. In order to avoid mass panic, people has promises that they would be able to come back home as soon as possible. Today the city is relatively safe to visit, and some people take tours of the surroundings.
6. SS America
In 1941, the ship change it work for service as a troop transport and they rename it the USS West Point. Postwar years transformed SS America into a passenger vessel. In 1980, a new owner wanted to convert the ship into a prison. In 1994, the dispatch sailed into a thunderstorm in the Atlantic Ocean and ran aground near the coast of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. The crew aboard was rescued by helicopter.
5. Discovery Island, Florida, USA
Discovery Island is build on Walt Disney World property in 1974. It was open for visitors as an attraction center, where they could admire many species of local fauna. In 1999, the appeal center was shut and left abandoned ever since.
4. Hotel del Salto, Bogota, Colombia
Hotel del Salto stop working in the early 1990s, mainly because the prolonged reconstruction gradually because low tourist interest in the area. However, rumor has it that the hotel was the scene of several suicides. Some people believe that the whole place is haunted.
3. Beelitz Military Hospital, Brandenburg, Germany
During World War I, the Imperial German Army used this hospital as the largest health complex for soldiers. The Red Army forces had it from past due 1945 until 1995. Adolf Hitler was one of the most famous patients. Local people and tourists say that the huge territory of the hospital concentrates paranormal activity and an eerie atmosphere.
2. Miranda Castle, Celles, Belgium
This magnificent neo-Gothic castle has stood deserted and completely abandoned since 1991. The costs to maintain the picturesque château were too large, and a search for investors failed. The directors of the famous American television series Hannibal used Miranda Castle as a filming location.
1. Power Plant of Charleroi, Belgium
In 2006, Greenpeace made several negative announcements regarding this power plant. The report claimed that Charleroi created a mass release of carbon dioxide of about 10% in the country. Shortly after this, in 2007, the power plant closed and added to list of abandoned places.