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10 Mysteriously Abandoned Places around the World

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The saying goes that change is the only constant thing in the world. The same is observed in the old buildings, cities, railway lines, cities, and even amusement parks worldwide. Some of these neglected and abandoned locations across the globe have a gloomy and eerie tinge to these places.

Amid all this dust and corrosion, many stories are not told about these abandoned locations across the world. Learn the details about these abandoned sites.

1. Bannerman Castle, Pollepel Island, New York

Francis Bannerman VI built an enormous storage area after purchasing a massive American military surplus during his time in the Spanish war. But, a large portion of it was demolished after an explosion that destroyed ammunition in 1920. The remnants of the castle were removed.

2. Dundas Castle, New York

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Architect Bradford L. Gilbert designed the beautiful New York castle for his Scottish wife, Anna Dundas. Gilbert passed away before completing the structure, and Dundas took her place in the Sanatorium. Even though nobody could spend a lifetime in the castle, there are stories of Dundas’ ghost. Dundas roams the rooms of the defunct castle.

3. Miranda Castle, Belgium

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Count Liedekerke Beaufort is one of the most prominent Belgian politicians who was made to move from his home and his entire family onto a nearby area in the French Revolution. In 1866, the English engineer Edward Milner was commissioned to construct a summer residence. However, before the castle was finished, Milner died. The castle was later used as a prison camp for Nazis in World War II, a holiday camp for the National Railway Company of Belgium, and an orphanage. The castle was closed in 1991 due to the expense of maintaining it.

4. Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

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In the early 1400s, Kilchurn Castle served as the home of many compelling individuals in Scotland. However, despite its impressive setting, the castle was demolished in the early 1700s and continues to be a perfect photographic spot.

5. Bodiam Castle, England

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It was constructed in the 14th century East Sussex (England) to defend the region from the French. The castle fought many wars until it was eventually closed. Nowadays, it is an important tourist attraction in England.

6. Witley Court, Worcestershire, England

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The Perseus and Andromeda fountains are located in the Witley Court Country house in Worcestershire England

The 19th century’s lavish Witley Court was never able to restore its glory following the devastating fire of 1937 completely. After some minor restorations to the vast estate, the area is now an attractive tourist destination. Visitors can walk through the gardens and view the massive fountains from Perseus along with Andromeda.

7. Dome Homes, Florida

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Just away from the shores of Marco Island in Cape Romano (Florida), The Dome Homes is a structure that was constructed to serve as a holiday home. However, the alien-spacecraft-like design eventually became abandoned following a series of hurricanes and the declining coastline.

8. Craco, Italy

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Craco in the night, an empty village that lies in Basilicata in southern Italy

The tiny hill town of Basilicata (south Italy) came into existence around the year 540 AD. However, the town’s location eventually led to its demise. Due to the poor farming and the landslide of 1963, the flooding in 1972, and the continued instability of the hill upon which Craco was situated, Craco was eventually abandoned completely in the mid-90s. But, it was featured again in the movie The Passion of The Christ.

9. Kayakoy, Turkey

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It is located in The Taurus Mountains, Kayakoy town in Turkey is now deserted in the 1920s because of the population exchange between Turkey and Greece. With more than 350 homes vacant, the city is one of the most famous abandoned cities around the globe.

10. Fordlandia, Brazil

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It was established by Henry Ford – the founder of Ford Motors in 1927. Fordlandia was planned to serve as a huge plantation of rubber located in the Amazon Forest. Ford designed a city for business around it, complete with every form of luxuriousness that could be imagined. Swimming pools, golf courses, bungalows, a golf course, and even an area to practice the American national dances were supposed to be part of the city’s corporate. But the thought of an alcohol prohibition enraged the native residents who threw their vehicles in the water and chased the city’s managers into the forest in the 1930s. Since then, this city was left to rot.

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