There’s just something about an abandoned town that draws people’s curiosity. The eerie feel of what once was looming in the stale airâthe cobwebs and crumbling structures revealing an unknown history.
These places around the world have been all but forgotten by modern civilization, but for those who venture back to these sites today, they cannot deny the haunting and eerie feelings that loom there.
Don’t believe us? Check them out for yourself. The list gets more and more creepy as it goes…
Ross Island, India
Ross Island dates back to 1788 when the British owned the island and attempted to develop on it. What they hadn’t factored in, however, was the treacherous weather conditions there, making the island uninhabitable. When the Brits left, the Japanese took control of the island but it’s been abandoned now for many years.
This town was once home to over 40,000 people when it was part of the Soviet Union, however, it was the target of frequent bombings by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and the residents fled. The invadersÂ destroyed the town out of spite.
Cahawba was once the capital of Alabama but the area itself was very swampy and prone to flooding. TheÂ capital was then moved in 1825 and residents were forced to abandon the city when Confederate soldiers took it over and consumed all of its resources. Soon after, what remained of Cahawba was severely damaged by flood waters in 1865.