Abandoned buildings and areas are probably one of the most fascinating things you could find. It's completely insane that people could spend all that money and time building something unique and special, only to have it get left completely barren and empty.
Sometimes the circumstances that led to the buildings getting run down are out of the owner's control, but either way, it's still interesting to look at these abandoned places that used to be filled with so much life. They do have a hauntingly beautiful quality to them, but some are super creepy. Check them out!
Underwater restaurant turned strip club
The entrance to this underwater building was above water with a simple staircase down. It was a restaurant for a little while before it was changed into a strip club.
It was called the Nymphas Show Bar but closed down years ago, taking most of the furniture with them.
British Sea Forts
The British Royal Navy built these sea forts as a way to protect themselves from air rids.
City Hall Subway Station, NYC
This underground station was shut down in 1945, but recently it was reopened for one night as part of an exhibition.
Abandoned Mill, Sorrento, Italy
It was called Valley of the Mills and it was used hundreds of years ago to process wheat. The humidity became too unbearable to work there so the mill was abandoned.
The remains of Pegasus
The former airstrip in Antarctica is no longer used, but the remains of the Pegasus airplane that crashed in 1970 are still peaking out of the snow.
A lot of really unique places are abandoned including mines and theme parks...
Holy Land USA
The former theme park was built in Connecticut, but when the owner died in 1986 no one seemed to know what to do with it. It went into disrepair and gets creepier each day.
Danvers State Asylum
The former asylum used to house many people during the 20s and 30s. Shock therapy, lobotomies and controversial drugs are rumored to have been used but since it was closed in 1992 it has been left abandoned.
San Zhi Resort
This spooky building was supposed to be an exclusive resort for wealthy people, but there were a series of fatal accidents on location so it was shut down.
Mir Mine, Russia
This used to be an open pit mining operation in Russia, but has since closed down. They still have an underground mine that they use, but the open one is closed.
Hotel Salto del Tequendama, Columbia
The building was made in 1923 and was turned into a hotel in 1928. It was abandoned in the 50s after the Bogota River was contaminated.