Aniva Rock Lighthouse – Sakhalinskaya Oblast, Russia

Aniva Rock Lighthouse – Sakhalinskaya Oblast, Russia

The Aniva Lighthouse, also known as the Sakhalin Lighthouse located in the Sakhalinskaya Oblast, Russia. This lighthouse is one of many that are part of the Polar Nuclear Lighthouses, this one being closer to Japan than anything. They were put along the coast of Russia to help aid in the passage of … Read more

Detroit, a city in decay – Adandoned and empty!

Detroit, a city in decay – Adandoned and empty!

The city of Detroit, Michigan filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. That was the latest episode in what is a long and painful decline of a once prosperous city. The automobile industry has shrunk, jobs have been lost, and the population has been reduced. During the last 60 years, Detroit … Read more

The Secret Train Platform Under the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan

The Secret Train Platform Under the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan

The Secret Train Platform Under the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan Track 61 is an abandoned, once secret train platform beneath Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City. It was once used by VIPs -most famously by Franklin D. Roosevelt- who wanted to make an entrance or exit the hotel without being seen or having … Read more

Abandoned – Black Canyon Greyhound Park

Abandoned – Black Canyon Greyhound Park

The Black Canyon Dog Track was opened in 1967 by the Funk family. With the newly built I-17, Phoenicians had easy access to the greyhound races in the nearby town of Black Canyon, located 40 miles north of present day Phoenix. Working with Western Racing Inc. from Delaware, the Funk family continued … Read more

The Mojave Airplane Graveyard

The Mojave Airplane Graveyard

The Mojave Airplane Graveyard At the junction of State Highways 58 and 14 sits the old road town of Mojave. Located on the western fringe of the upper Mojave Desert, the town is famous for its large airport where Burt Rutan designed and built his around-the-world-without-landing “Global Flyer” and his more recent … Read more

Abandoned Buildings Turned Into Street Art

Abandoned Buildings Turned Into Street Art

Renowned street artist Hanksy thought it was a shame that an abandoned brownstone in Manhattan was going to waste, so he invited a few friends to join him in turning the multilevel building into a gallery. Guests who were invited to attend the gallery were told how to find the building by … Read more

The Once Abandoned Motorcycle Graveyard of Lockport Now Ashes

The Once Abandoned Motorcycle Graveyard of Lockport Now Ashes

Known as the Motorcycle Graveyard of Lockport this company was established by Kohls Cycle Sales after collecting over 50 years worth of motorcycles and related parts. From the early 1970′s the building on Gooding Street became the headquarters for this growing business. In 1997 the building with all the motorcycles was sold … Read more

The haunted abandoned Willard Asylum – New York

The haunted abandoned Willard Asylum – New York

The haunted and abandoned Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane is a building complex in Willard, New York, near Seneca Lake. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The property once included farmland that was farmed by the residents. The nearby cemetery is the final resting ground … Read more

The creepy Nocton Hall Hospital – Lincolnshire, England

The creepy Nocton Hall Hospital – Lincolnshire, England

Nocton Hall was used by the Royal Air Force, and later the US Air Force before closing down for good in the 1990’s, and is believed to be haunted by the spirits of the men who died there. one of the UK’s most haunted locations.

The Abandoned, Haunted Mansions of Brush Park, Detroit

The Abandoned, Haunted Mansions of Brush Park, Detroit

Conceived in the 1850s by entrepreneur Edmund Brush, the eponymous neighbourhood comprised 24 city blocks totally around 300 Victorian, Second Empire and Romanesque homes, many of them opulent mansions. But Brush Park’s decline came during the early 20th century, when cars and trolleys made it possible for wealthy residents to live away … Read more

The abandoned Yasser Arafat International Airport on the Gaza Strip

The abandoned Yasser Arafat International Airport on the Gaza Strip

Gaza International Airport, Gaza strip Also known as Yasser Arafat International Airport, this airport served the Gaza strip. Opened in 1998, 700,000 passengers passed though it a year, but not for long. In December 2001 Israeli forces shelled its radar station and control tower, putting it out of action. A few weeks … Read more

The abandoned Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Germany

The abandoned Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Germany

Built in 1923, Berlin-Tempelhof closed to passengers in October 2008. Until the construction of the Pentagon, it was the largest building in the world. It played a key role in the Berlin Airlift but over the years it became obsolete. Today ‘Tempelhof Field’ is the largest public park in the city and … Read more

The haunted house of Beijing

The haunted house of Beijing

The beautiful three-story French Baroque-style house at Chaonei No. 81 is a well-known anomaly of Beijing. Small courtyard properties in this area of China’s capital city sell for millions of dollars, and yet this once lavish mansion lies in a state of decay. The reason no one will go near it? Fear … Read more

Abandoned city of Detroit, a real Zombieland

Abandoned city of Detroit, a real Zombieland

As of July 18, 2013, the Motor City officially ran out of gas. Filing for for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, Detroit’s debts–a whopping $18 to $20 billion–represent the largest municipal filing for bankruptcy in United States history. And as its solvency has gone down the drain, so too has its population. In 1950, … Read more

Kolmanskop, Namibia – The ghost town swallowed by sand

Kolmanskop, Namibia – The ghost town swallowed by sand

The old houses of Kolmanskop have long ago been abandoned to the desert ands stand as a silent testament to the grand lifestyle that the staff were accustomed to living in this remote, dry and wind-swept place. Life for the diamond diggers in the desert was made as comfortable as possible. One … Read more

Centralia, Pennsylvania, The modern ghost town

Centralia, Pennsylvania, The modern ghost town

Johnathan Faust opened Bull’s Head Tavern in Centralia in 1841, and Centralia was incorporated as a borough in 1866. The anthracite coal industry was the principal employer in the community until the 1960s, when most of the companies went out of business. An exposed vein of coal ignited in 1962 thanks to … Read more

Bodie The Ghost Town

Bodie The Ghost Town

Founded in 1876, Bodie is the authentic American ghost town. It started life as a small mining settlement, though found even more fortune from nearby mines that attracted thousands. By 1880 Bodie boasted a population of almost 10,000 – such was the boom. At its peak, 65 saloons lined the town’s main … Read more

New Yorks Abandoned Coignet Stone Building

New Yorks Abandoned Coignet Stone Building

Coignet Stone was the first concrete structure in New York City and may well be the last abandoned building in Gowanus. Now a two story lump of crumbling red brick on 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street, its façade was once heralded by the Brooklyn Eagle as the neighborhood’s bright spot: “Located where … Read more

Abandoned Victorian crown court left to rot for nearly two decades

Abandoned Victorian crown court left to rot for nearly two decades

Out of order, order! Inside imposing abandoned Victorian crown court left to rot for nearly two decades Sheffield’s Old Town Hall was built in 1808 and subsequently used as a courthouse for 100 years The Grade II-listed building has remained completely untouched since it was abandoned in the 1990s. These eerie images … Read more

Heritage USA – The abandoned theme park

Heritage USA – The abandoned theme park

Heritage USA – The Abandoned Theme Park This is the amusement park that Our Lady of the Tattooed Eyebrows built. At its height in the mid-1980s, Heritage USA, a Jesus theme and water park built by fiery PTL televangelist Jim Bakker and his then-wife, the late Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, was a … Read more

Abandoned Haunting Seaplane

Abandoned Haunting Seaplane

It’s a beautiful seaplane abandoned between the sea and the desert of Saudi Arabia and it’s been left there for almost 50 years. The plane is a PBY-5A Catalina, a military American seaplane from the 1930’s. It’s is located on a beach off the Strait of Tiran on the Saudi Arabia side … Read more

Buried alive! – The Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

Buried alive! – The Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

The abandoned lighthouse Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse in Jutland Denmark started life on December 27, 1900 (construction started in 1899). The lighthouse is 60 metres above sea level. Until 1908 it operated on gas. Shifting sands and coastal erosion led to the buildings being abandoned in 2002. Prior to their abandonment, the buildings … Read more

Lee Plaza, Detroit – The abandoned hotel

Lee Plaza, Detroit – The abandoned hotel

Lee Plaza Much of the city of Detroit is a dystopian wasteland of abandoned structures. According to the White House Blight Task Force, some 80,000 buildings sit empty in the city. One of the most magnificent and eerie is the Lee Plaza, a 15-story art deco behemoth built in 1929. This residential … Read more

The abandoned Diplomat Hotel

The abandoned Diplomat Hotel

Left rotting for 30 years! Most people around the world flock to tropical locales like the Caribbean to spend their vacations. However, in much of the Philippines, it is so oppressively hot that vacations are often spent in Baguio City, an area known for its cool summers. Baguio is home to many … Read more

Japanese holiday resorts abandoned and left to rot!

Japanese holiday resorts abandoned and left to rot!

Covered in dirt and falling apart, this resort was abandoned 40 years ago and left to the mercy of the elements. The one-time holiday camp in Japan’s Izu peninsula fell victim to changing times at the turn of the 1970s. As in Britain, that period saw Japan’s domestic tourist industry in steep … Read more

The abandoned Grossinger’s Catskill Resort And Hotel

The abandoned Grossinger's Catskill Resort And Hotel

The Grossinger’s Catskill Resort And Hotel has been left to rot for 26 years! Grossinger’s Resort in the Catskill Mountains of New York is probably best-known as one of the inspirations for Dirty Dancing, Patrick Swayze’s star vehicle. During its heyday in the 1950s and ’60s, Grossinger’s was one of the jewels … Read more

Abandoned – The Bokor Palace Hotel And Casino

Abandoned – The Bokor Palace Hotel And Casino

Bokor Hill Station was a Cambodian resort town built in the early 1920s by colonial French settlers, the crown jewel of which was the beautiful Bokor Palace Hotel and Casino. Construction in the remote mountains was difficult and around 1,000 lives were lost in the process. The area flourished for two decades … Read more