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12 coldest and scariest ghost towns in the world (Part 2)

7. Terlingua, USA

When the Chisos mining company was founded in the mid-1800s, workers and their families quickly settled in the town of Terlingua, Texas. The population here was about 3,000 at its peak in 1903, but by 2010, there were only 58 residents in the town. They live off of serving tourists exploring abandoned buildings and churches at Terlingua.

8. Calico, USA

Like Terlingua, this town started with a mining company in 1881. When the silver mine was discovered, it was inhabited by 500 workers and about 3,000 residents. But when the silver mines ran out of bales and the metal price dropped, people were tired. In 1986, the town was completely abandoned and later recognized as a historical site.

9. Pripyat, Ukraine

The city in northern Ukraine may be the scariest ghost town in the world. It was once home to 50,000 residents, before everyone evacuated in April 1986 due to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion. The radiation level is high, making people unable to return to live in Pripyat until now.

10. Garnet, USA

Garnet was once a mining town in the United States before becoming a ghost town today. Guests can explore here for just 3 USD. People can even spend the night at a campsite to experience the cold feeling in town.

11. Virginia City, USA

Once a mining town with 10,000 inhabitants and in 1863, Virginia City today has become deserted and preserved as a national historical monument of the United States. Coming here, visitors have the opportunity to explore the houses and shops still intact over 100 years.

12. Animas Forks, USA

At its peak, the town of Animas Forks had more than 30 houses, hotels, grocery stores, hair salons and post offices, but today there are no people left and only a few small houses remain.

13 coldest and scariest ghost towns in the world (Part 1)

The towns below were once prosperous communities with many people living, but now have become deserted and cold.

1. Craco, Italy

Craco town was built in the 8th century on a cliff about 400m above the ground. In 1963, many people here evacuated after a landslide disaster. The town was virtually devoid of people after the floods in 1972 and the earthquake in 1980.

Today, the town becomes a favorite destination for travelers interested in exploring abandoned buildings and is used as the backdrop for some famous movies.

2. Kennecott, USA

The town in Alaska once created millions of dollars from copper ore mining in the period 1911-1938, but when the scarce supply here became deserted. When the town was ranked as a national historical site in 1986, many tourists started coming here.

3. Kolmanskop, Namibia

Kolmanskop was the busiest town in the early 1900s, when German miners came here to hunt for diamonds. After the new diamond mine was discovered in 1928, miners in Kolmanskop were rushing to a new location, leaving the town deserted and gradually invaded by the desert.

4. Hashima Island, Japan

Hashima Island was famous for its undersea coal mines that began operating in 1881. About 5,000 residents lived here in 1959, but most people left in 1974 when the coal mines on the island ran dry. masterpiece. Today, the abandoned buildings on the island become tourist attractions.

5. Thurmond, United States

The mining town of Thrumond once had a dense population, but by 2010 only 5 people were living there. The local government then decided to turn the place into a relic, including a museum for visitors to learn about the history of the town.

6. Rhyolite, USA

Some people think that this town once had thousands of people living in the 1900s. But in the 1920s, the population here was reduced to zero. Today, visitors can still see traces of the works such as schools, hospitals, shops and hotels.