Creepy, desolate places have their allure. They never fail to entice the thrill seekers and those who love to wander the face of the earth in search of the bizarre and the untouched spaces around. We have come up with a collection of these unusual places for you and others who share the same interest. Don’t forget to let us know which of those in this list you found most intriguing.
1.) Floating Forest in Sydney, Australia
This is an eerie image of a forest-like hull of the SS Ayrfield, one of the ships that were abandoned in Homebush Bay, Australia after WWII. After more than a century, trees filled the empty hull and transformed it into what it is now.
2.) The Maunsell Sea Forts in England
These small fortified towers, which were named after their designer, Guy Maunsell, were built in the Thames and Mersey estuaries during WWII to help defend the United Kingdom. After they were decommissioned in the 1950s, they were used for other purposes.
3.) The last house in the Chesapeake Bay
Until 2010, this house in the Chesapeake Bay in Holland Island remained standing enticing those who may be within sight to wonder what could be keeping the house alive after the island’s mud and silt coast eroded rapidly making it impossible for any shelter to remain standing.
4.) Pripyat, Ukraine
This is part of a ghost town which was once the home of several Chernobyl nuclear power plant workers. The plant was abandoned after the disastrous Chernobyl disaster in 1986 when one of the four nuclear reactors at the Chernobyl power station exploded.
5.) The Door to Hell in Turkmenistan
Of all other doors, this one is perhaps the most terrifying. You wouldn’t want to get close to this continually burning core, which used to be a gas field that was set afire by one of the Soviet scientists working in the area.