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The tragic reality of a town riddled with rumors of haunts, chemical spills, and serial killers.
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Coastal dunes, site of buried Egyptian movie set and former utopian colony.
Plaster Citizens of Pompeii
The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
Abandoned City of Pripyat
The ghost town left by the worst nuclear disaster of all time is being taken over by nature and urban explorers.
Rome's ancient Etruscan rival, now a park full of ruins.
Drowned Village of Vilarinho da Furna
A submerged village appears when dam levels drop.
This 14th century castle withstood years of battle but is now sliding off the hills into the Danube.
The Drowned Church of Potosi
A town church once nearly submerged by the damming of a river is now hauntingly visible as the water recedes.
Vilanova de Sau, Spain
Sant Romà de Sau
This Romanesque tower appears when water levels drop.
Port Royal, Jamaica
Sunken Pirate City at Port Royal
Nature took her revenge on the "Wickedest City in the World."
Submerged ruins of a Neolithic coastal settlement, where houses, wells, graves and skeletons have been unearthed.
Rokers Point Settlement, The Bahamas
Underwater Plane Wreck Near Staniel Cay
One of the most accessible undersea plane wrecks in the world.
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An abandoned NSA listening post on Berlin's "Devil's Mountain."
Al Ula, Saudi Arabia
Within the Saudi Arabian desert lies a 2,000-year-old ghost town made of stone and mud.
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The Rise and Fall of the World's Most Unlikely Pub
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The largest hewn stone in history
Lake Arrowhead, California
The first franchised theme park in the world is now a ghost town of crumbling facades and forever interrupted fun-time rides
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Valle dei Mulini (Valley of the Mills)
An Italian crevasse filled with abandoned buildings gives visitors a look at the world without humans.
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