There are many abandoned territories in the modern world. Places
that. for one reason or another, were left entirely intact, yet
completely vacant for sometimes decades on end. From entire
townships fading into obscurity, to rotting amusement parks closed
from lack of interest - they' re " varied " they are manifold. Any
manmade place seems a little unsettling once emptied of its people,
but some places aren' t happy to be merely "unsettling;" some places
aim a little bit higher - shooting for the bullseye that is full blown
terror. And here are some that hit it dead on:
This is , japan, also known as "Battleship Island." It once
had the densest population in the entire world: 1. 4 people per square
meter. Do you realize how insane that is? Let me put it this way: If
you were a fat guy on Battleship Island, there would technically be
another person partially inside of you, like the aftermath of some
horrifying teleporter accident
Battleship Island was built during World War II (thus all the concrete
reinforcements.) and still stands largely intact to this day. ts strictly
off limits to the public, though sometimes adventurous
photographers do sneak into it to take pictures like these, at which
point they' re presumably murdered by the world' s densest
population of angry spirits and fused into their spectral Hive Mind.
Essex Mountain Sanitorium, United States
Listen, because this is important advice: If you ever start a
sanatorium, you need to tear that shit down once you' re done with
it. Not repurpose it or leave it empty or something: that is just
begging - literally begging - for a group of stupid teenagers to sneak
inside of it to have illicit sex, where they will inevitably get
murdered by the ghosts of madmen. ts like a Roach Motel for
horny morons. You may as well put an "Idiots Fuck Here" sign out
front and start up a mortuary next door; you' d make a killing.
Hey. that could be your tag line!
Anyway, this is the Essex Mountain Sanitorium in Verona, New
jersey. I could tell you all about how terrifying this place is. but I' ll
just show you this:
That' s just the kitchen. All they did was make fries there and I still
want to cry just looking at it.
Centralia, United States
Centralia, Pennsylvania was a coal mining town that was been almost
completely evacuated several decades ago. Forty years ago, to be
precise. That' s when somebody started a coal): underground that' s
still burning to this very day. The entire town is burning just inches
beneath the surface, and noxious smoke churns up from every
opening, every sewer grate, and every crack in the highway. The
asphalt of the street forms giant misshapen bubbles from the heat
below, and sink holes randomly open up from time to time - the
ground simply dropping away to the eternal fires raging just beneath.
Forty years ago the fire started, and forty years ago everybody left
because they didn' t want to live balanced precariously on the
precipice of hell.
Well, almost everybody. Centralia still has a population of nine.
Which means that there are either at least nine people possessed by
the devil right now, or else Clint Eastwood cloned himself nine
times. Because he' s the only person I can possibly think of who' s got
balls big enough to shrug off the potentiality of getting eaten by the
fires of hell every time he mows his lawn.
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