Abandoned Scary Places Around the World

Article by Sherry Ott

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Abandoned Scary Places Around the World was originally published in Otts World

Every country has them: abandoned scary places. Places that give you goosebumps and make the hair on the back of your neck prickle. For Halloween, I thought I’d compile my best scary and creepy pictures from around the globe. It’s heavy on abandoned buildings and cemeteries since those are two things I love to photograph.

Let’s hope you don’t ever get stuck in some of these places alone at night! Trick or treat!

Photo above: The abandoned cafeteria of Beelitz Heilstätten, a sanatorium for tuberculosis treatment methods in the early 20th century near Berlin.

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An old crumbling house in Connemara Ireland

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Graves in Delhi, India

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Situated in old East Berlin, the abandoned Alte Fleischfabrik (Old Meat Factory) was owned by the Konsumgenossenschaft (KGB), a consumer association, and was established in 1899.

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Graves of the sisters at the Presentation Convent Cemetery in Cork Ireland

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A broken lock at one of the many buildings of Beelitz

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Voodoo graves in New Orleans

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A grave remains in this residential area in Kauai, Hawaii

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St. Michael’s Indian Residential School in Alert Bay, BC, Canada. Abandoned school where the First Nations people were forced to assimilate into Canadian Catholic culture.

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Abandoned home on Maui, Hawaii

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Beelitz Sanatorium near Berlin also had a dental room—not a place I’d like to be for a toothache.

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Muckross Abbey in Killarney, Ireland. Old graves intermingle with new among the ruins of an old Abbey. Creepy to walk around on a rainy day.

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Old STASI prison cell in East Berlin.

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Abandoned house that reminded me of a scene from Poltergeist. Found on Prince Edward Island, Canada. The weeds/flowers are a nice touch

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Abandoned printing factory outside of Berlin (above)


1. Beelitz room—not too cozy 

2. A destroyed and abandoned resort along the Lycian Way in Turkey

3. Cemetery next to the raging sea on Prince Edward Island, Canada

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