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All that remains of this small town is its mass grave and the enduring legend of the voodoo priestess who predicted its demise.
Added by Gemfyre
West Alexandria, Ohio
This unincorporated community in western Ohio got its peculiar name from John "Daddy" Baker.
Added by AaronNetsky
Corte do Pinto, Portugal
Mina de São Domingos (Sao Domingos Mines)
An abandoned mine now resembles a post-apocalyptic landscape of derelict buildings and blood-red pools of water.
Added by Gradius
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Little Beaver Town
An abandoned amusement park based on the popular 1940s Red Ryder comic strip.
Added by Eirik Gumeny
Barron Ghost Town
Hundreds of hopeful gold miners came here to get rich, but only two years later the small town was deserted.
Added by lykstadtrevor
The remains of a deserted 1800s farming community can be found in Little River State Park.
Added by Entropical Paradise
Ruins of St Dominic's Catholic Church
On a dusty county road sit the ruins of a ghost town's abandoned church.
Added by sueley
Midas Ghost Town Saloon
A hidden gem of a saloon in the middle of a ghost town.
Added by lewblank
Kudirkos Naumiestis, Lithuania
The Extinct Town of Schirwindt
You would never guess that before World War II this lonely field was a bustling German city.
Added by Vladas U
Visit the Ghost Towns of Nevada
The abandoned treasures of the Silver State.
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A 19th century pearling and fishing village abandoned before Qatar's economic boom.
Added by Max Cortesi
St. Omer Cemetery Witch Grave
This grave in a ghost town cemetery marks the death of a witch on a day that never happened.
Added by TaunyaD
Pirou-Plage Ghost Village
An abandoned beach resort in Normandy reclaimed by artists.
Added by Meg
Gold King Mine Ghost Town
Once the product of an inexplicable gold strike, this ghost town is now home to one man and his love of classic machines.
Added by Welby
Erie Street, Historic Lowell
A living snapshot of a different America from another time.
Added by cassidyac
Gilmore Ghost Town
A few dilapidated structures are all that remain of this deserted former silver mining town.
Added by rplothow
North Bend, Washington
Lester Ghost Town
A short hike into the mountainside forest reveals a decaying 1890s town.
Added by Blindcolour
Kennicott Ghost Town
What once was the richest known copper mine is now a completely deserted ghost town.
Added by varvara shishok
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