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Haunted hotspots? The world of the coolest ghost towns

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Do you ever wonder how the world would look like if the humans were gone? A

Abandoned places can be gruesome and charming at the same time. Summary, frozen in time, and often hidden, uninhabited buildings, towns and cities continue to fascinate. It doesn’t take long for nature to overtake the man-made structures after they have left.

 

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    Oradour-sur-Glane, France

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    Oradour-sur-Glane used to be a small farming village. During the second world War was in the German-occupied part of France. On June 10, 1944, the German troops killed 642 people, almost the entire population of the city, and then destroyed the village, according to the us Holocaust Memorial Museum. After the war, Oradour-sur-Glane was an iconic symbol of German crimes against civilians.

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    Bodie, California

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    This city east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County is described as “a city frozen in time, in a state of arrested decay.” Bodie was founded in 1859 and the people came for the gold. When they do not find as much as they hoped, people. The city is now a State Historic Park. Most of the ghost town is remained intact. Tourists can take a stroll along the deserted streets, and feel that they are in an episode of “Westworld.”

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    Copehill Down, Wiltshire, England

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    Copehill Down is actually a kind of village, built by the British army as a copy of a German city at the end of the Cold War to the practice of urban warfare skills and close quarters combat, according to Amusing Planet. A so-called “FIBUA” (Fighting In built up areas) village, Copehill Down is just one of the handful of such villages scattered about the country.

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    Kolmanskop, Namibia

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    Often referred to as the Namibian ghost town of Kolmanskop was once the site of a diamond rush and a bustling town for German miners, according to Naminibian.org. Finally, it peaked, and saw the decline after the first world War, when the inhabitants left in search of new diamond deposits. Many of the buildings still stand, but much of the city was claimed by the sand. Today, it is already known to give creepy atmosphere that attract curious souls — including ghost hunters from all over the world.

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    Novi Cidade de Kilamba (Kilamba New City), Angola

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    Kilamba is the largest of several cities” being built by Chinese companies in Angola, according to news reports. But it has no inhabitants, even though it was designed to house more than 500,000 people. Located in a secluded spot, about 18 km outside the capital city of Angola, Luanda, Nova Cidade de Kilamba is a mixed residential development of 750 apartment buildings, various schools and more than 100 retail units. The construction of the city will cost about $3.5 billion.

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