Graveyard Shift

The Creepiest Abandoned Towns and Cities in the World

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There are places scattered across the globe that have been abandoned due to natural disasters, war, poverty, and technological "advancement." These creepy deserted cities and towns, over time, have generated interest from tourists and urban decay photographers and enthusiasts, but they remain uninhabitable, existing only as the remnants of life and prosperity gone by. Take a look at these abandoned and eerie places, from the derelict houses and buildings left in the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Pripyat, Ukraine, to the lamentably submerged Lion City in China. All of them are haunting reminders of civilizations past.

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