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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.