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Originally posted by research100
in the same vein: abandoned japanese amusement park called dreamland (disneyland rip off) www.lovethesepics.com...
another japanese park based on gullivers travels weburbanist.com...
six flags of new orleans (ruined by hurricane katrina) www.lovethesepics.com...
the gullivers travels pic are really creepy. someone started a thread about the abandoned six flags with pics and some really haunting music a while back. [/quote
Wow, is all I can say for the six flags link. Creepy & I would love to take a look around. I cant believe its still in this state. ( Although I understand money to rebuilding homes would be of major concern to this area). Thanks for the links
Originally posted by gwydionblack
I live near Centralia. The inspiration for the Silent Hill video game franchise. Definitely can see where the creepiness comes from. The place feels like a gateway to Hell itself and the road to it has earned the nickname of "Hell's Highway".
The entire roadway has been gratified to insane proportions. You can, however, still drive to a spot that leads right into the main part of town, and there is even a road that goes right through town. Only one house still stands, a church, an inactive fire station with a working whistle, and a memorial to those lost. The rest are a bunch of cement foundations where homes once stood.
Every couple of feet there are cracks in the ground where smoke is coming out of the ground, and at some portions it is advices to be careful due to cave ins. You can feel the heat against rising up from the earth all around you and then, when the sun is just about to set - the fire whistle goes off. For those who are familiar with the Silent Hill games, you would recognize the terror things brings to people standing in Centralia for the first time after playing those games. It certainly isn't fun, that is for sure.
Most definitely one of the creepiest places I have ever been. There is no wildlife or humanity left there, and the vegetation moves away with every passing day. I'm never one to believe in paranormal, but if ever there was a place where I felt something spiritual as in, from the afterlife, that is the place I feel it. Certainly a unique experience.
Please view this website through the eyes of a Elena, a Russian physicist who travelled through the ghost city of Chernobyl via motorcycle, and dedicated these pictures and stories of her journeys through this haunting place. She is a friend of an old schoolmate of mine, and he posted her story on facebook for all to share. I believe he was inspired to post this after he saw the photos from this thread that I had to share with some of my friends on facebook who are fascinated with these subjects. Thank you once again "Feeling Connected" for this enlightening thread!