Haunted histories

Ghost towns are located across the world, so for the time of the year that’s in it, Tony Clayton-Lea selects his favourites

29th October, 2017
Hashima Island, Japan, is also known as Battleship Island

Decades ago, the towns listed below were once thriving communities full of life, people and hope. Due to a number of reasons (including landslides, flooding, earthquakes, government intervention, war, economic downturn, nuclear plant meltdown, structural bypassing), settled communities abandoned them.

Townsfolk relocated, lights were switched off, doors were left open. All that remained for those who departed were memories. Ghost towns are located across the world, so for the time of the year that’s in...

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