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Portland, Oregon

The Witch's Castle

These old stone ruins in the Oregon wilderness were once bathrooms and are steeped in legends of murder.
San Francisco, California

Fort Miley Batteries

Big gun installations, built over a massive cemetery, now abandoned & hidden in trees.
Calistoga, California

Castello di Amorosa

California's own medieval Italian castle, authentic down to the 300-year-old iron maiden in the dungeon.
Titulcia, Spain

Cave of the Moon

Mysterious Spanish catacombs of unknown origins.
Bruges, Belgium

Basilica of the Holy Blood

Christ's blood preserved in a Belgian town.
Kansas City, Missouri

SubTropolis

The "World's Largest Underground Business Complex," a 55,000,000-square-foot city underneath Missouri.
Harderwijk, Netherlands

Aqueduct Veluwemeer

While most bridges allow roads to pass over water, this one allows water to pass over a road.
Golubac, Serbia

Golubac Fortress

This 14th century castle withstood years of battle but is now sliding off the hills into the Danube.
Auckland, New Zealand

Maungawhau (Mount Eden)

The platform atop this verdant volcano was built with the help of a royal elephant.
Mexico City, Mexico

Plaza Loreto

One of the world's richest men bought this former paper factory and transformed it into a mall.
Cave City, Kentucky

Dinosaur World

Prehistoric animals decorate this popular outdoor park.
Ivrea, Italy

Battle of the Oranges

A 12th-century Italian skirmish gets reenacted with 500,000 pounds of flying citrus.
Summerville, Georgia

Abandoned Luten Arch Bridge

Bypassed and forgotten, this double arch bridge is slowly being reclaimed by nature.
Mexico

Chicxulub Crater

World's third largest impact crater, and where the fate of the dinosaurs was sealed.
Hacienda Heights, California

Hsi Lai Temple

An unexpected and peaceful oasis on a hillside.
Wentworth Point, Australia

SS Ayrfield

Nature is leading a successful mutiny on this century-old freighter.
Laconia, Greece

Cape Matapan Caves

A cave network located at the southernmost tip of mainland Greece was once believed to be an entrance to Hades.
Laconia, Greece

Vatheia

The historic tower houses of this nearly abandoned Greek town have been compared to the spikes on an iguana's back.
Staten Island, New York

Fort Wadsworth

America's longest-manned military fort is now an just an abandoned hulk.
French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Port Couvreux

Scattered ruins and a tiny cemetery are all that remain of a failed attempt to colonize the inhospitable Desolate Islands.
South Andaman, India

Netaji Shubash Chandra Bose Island

An abandoned settlement originally established by British colonialists in the Andaman archipelago.
Moyenne Island, Seychelles

Moyenne Island

A newspaper editor turned this abandoned island into a tortoise nature preserve that's now the world's smallest national park.
Seaview, England

No Man's Land

This foolish Victorian sea fort was converted to a deluxe hotel.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philbert the Pig

This beloved marketplace mascot poops money and grants good luck.