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Previously: St. Elizabeths Hospital.
You’ve probably heard of it — the town that’s been on fire for more than 50 years. It’s called Centralia, and it’s in Pennsylvania. It’s spooky, but not necessarily because it’s haunted by ghost stories; the fact that there’s been a fire burning steadily beneath its surface for over half a century is spooky enough all on its own.Read more "Abandoned: The Forever-Burning Fires Of Centralia, Pennsylvania (Photos)"
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Welcome to Haunted Globetrotting, an international version of the United States-based Haunted Road Trip feature I run here at The Ghost In My Machine from time to time. Now that we’ve been at it for a few years, it seems like it’s about time to broaden our travel horizons a little, doesn’t it? First stop: Japan.
Running between Arashiyama and Sagakiyotaki in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture is a tunnel. It’s unremarkable in appearance (as these places tend to be); to the casual observer, it looks like a simple, covered through-way — albeit rather a narrow one — connecting one town to the next. But to those who know the stories attached to it, it’s quite remarkable indeed — because Kiyotaki Tunnel has a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in Japan.Read more "Haunted Globetrotting: The Many Spirits Of Kiyotaki Tunnel, Japan"
Got a couple million bucks burning a hole in your pocket? If you do (you lucky person, you), and you’ve always wanted to own an entire spooky town, good news: The Connecticut ghost town of Johnsonville is for sale — again. This is far from the first time it’s been available for purchase in recent years, and honestly, I’m not convinced it’ll be the last; either way, though, it will never cease to amuse me that if you’ve got enough money, you can actually buy your very own ghost town.Read more "For Sale: Johnsonville, The Connecticut Ghost Town That Just Can’t Seem To Find A Buyer"
Previously: The Hollywood Sign.
The haunting of Harden House in Clermont, Fla. begins, as so many of these tales do, with a tragic history — with a crime, and with a victim. And whether what’s haunting the property is a literal ghost or a metaphorical one, there’s no denying how much a place’s past can affect how we feel about it in the present.Read more "Haunted Road Trip: The Harden House — Or Is It Hardin House? — Of Clermont, Florida"
Previously: Zombie Subdivisions.
There’s a reason I’ve tagged an “-ish” to the heading for this installment of “Abandoned”: St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. isn’t totally abandoned. A new building adjacent to the historic East Campus was opened in 2010, providing an updated psychiatric facility that is still in use today, and there are big plans in the work for much of the remaining grounds.
But although there are currently plans to revitalize it, much of the hospital has for years sat largely vacant, not in a state of complete decay, but certainly neglected.Read more "Abandoned(-ish): The Half-Life Of St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D.C. (Photos)"