Wednesday, October 17, 2012

10 Creepy Abondoned Cities in America (Of The Day)

From Blastr: "Some of these locales have served as creepy backdrops and inspirations for horror films (including Silent Hill), while others live on as interesting points on local maps, luring in the occasional adventure-seeking tourist."


Arguably the creepiest place on this list, the famed city of Centralia was all but abandoned when a coal mine underneath the city caught fire, releasing toxic fumes that made for a dangerous city and one creepy setting. Interestingly, the town actually served as the inspiration for Silent Hill. Fifty years later? The fires still burn. 


One of many boomtowns during the prospecting rush, Rhyolite grew quickly in the early 1900s, and crashed to nothing just a few years later once the mines were emptied. The town’s remnants were used as a backdrop for some films in the late-to-mid 1900s, and what’s left of the town is a quiet window into a long-gone era.


A small island just near Manhattan, it’s creepy to think that North Brother Island is so close to the modern world. The island, located in the East River, housed a quarantine hospital and base—and is famously where Typhoid Mary was kept at the time. It later housed WWII vets studying under the GI Bill, and even later, drug addicts. The place shut down in the 1960s, and what’s left behind looks like the perfect setting for season two of American Horror Story.


With an old railroad station and a very creepy, abandoned downtown, Thurmond is definitely a must-see. Though its mostly a tourist stop, the town is technically still a town, with 6 of the city’s 7 residents seeking office in a recent municipal election.


This is definitely the hardest-to-find ghost town on the list, located at the end of a long, dead end road in Alaska. Once a bustling mining town, most residents caught the last train out once the mines dried up. A fair amount of the town remains, and for those who can get there, it’s an interesting look back at a mid-size Alaskan city frozen in the early-to-mid 1900s.


This now-abandoned town briefly served as the Alabama state capital in the early 1800s, until everyone figure out the city’s fatal flaw: It flooded. A lot. Most folks left, though some classic, Southern gothic homes and buildings remain in what has become a state historical site.

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News Of The Day: Family Makes Disturbing Discovery on Facebook About Home


Family makes a disturbing discovery on Facebook about their home

Oct. 4, 2012

TEGA CAY, SC (WCNC) – A South Carolina family made a disturbing discovery on Facebook. They found pictures of people partying in their home while they were away on vacation.

One of the pictures showed a teen dancing around with a funnel in his hand. The other one was throwing up in the sink.

“I’m looking at this saying this is inside my house,” said the homeowner who did not want to be identified. “There’s someone in my son’s room sleeping. Other people walking walking around doing lewd acts.”

The 39-year-old father said he did not want his name released in an effort to protect his children – who were not invited to or even in town for the party being thrown at their own house. It took three months, but details about the party eventually started to leak out on Facebook.

He said the party goers told his children they broke into the house through an unlocked window. When the family returned from vacation, the father said noticed the window screen was broken, but he thought nothing of it because nothing was missing inside the home. 

“They came back the next day we come to find out and cleaned everything up before we came home, put everything back, even did the dishes,” he said. 

“If the kids weren’t bragging about it or showing off via Facebook, nothing would have come about of it. They would have got completely away with it.”

After verifying the pictures were taken inside his home, the father called police.

“You know you’re sitting here just feeling completely violated cause how do you know when I’m not around, if the little kids are home, when they could come do this too or someone could come into your house,” he said. “It’s makes you feel pretty vulnerable then.”

Police said thanks to Facebook’s photo tagging feature, they were able to compile a complete list of suspects.

So far no charges have been filed in this case, but police consider this an active investigation. 

Scared People At A Haunted House (Of The Day)

Pics taken at the Nightmare Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Canada. I wish I knew what they were looking at.


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