Barkerville Ghost Town is situated in a province
of British Columbia in Canada. It was originally found in 1862
and named after prospector
William Barker who struck it rich a year earlier
founding a large deposit of gold.
Although some historians claim that the name of the ghost town
is owed to barking of the local packs of wolves.
Prison (Costa Rica)
San Luca Prison is located on a San Lucas Island (Isla San
Lucas) in Province of Puntarenas of Costa Rica. Before the
arrival of the Spanish conquistadors the island was believed to
be sacred by the local Chara people. Costa Rican turned this
island into one of the worst prisons in the country. Numerous
inmates died here under inhumane circumstances. Today San Lucas
Prison is considered one of the most haunted places not only in
Costa Rica, but all over North America.
Sanatorio Carlos Duran (Costa Rica)
Sanatorio Carlos Durán
Cartín or Sanatorium of Carlos Duran is located 7 km North of
Carthage, in the Cartago province of Costa Rica. It stands in
the shadow of Irazu Volcano as a testament to human tragedy and
charity of those who dedicated themselves to helping others.
is located in the Mexican states of Michoacan. Its sudden eruption in
the middle of the 20th century forced several hundred flee the area.
Additionally flowing lava from the Paricutin Volcano covered nearby
cities, thus preserving them.
Waverly Hills Sanatorium is a massive abandoned
hospital that was constructed in 1924 to treat and prevent
spread of Tuberculosis. It is located on the outskirts of
Louisville in South- West Louisville/ Jefferson County in
Kentucky state. Later it was handed over to Geriatrics
medicine in 1962 after first antibiotic streptomycin was
invented to treat Mycobacterium tuberculosis, causative
bacteria of tuberculosis. It was finally closed in 1980 due to
unsatisfactory care for its patients. It is considered to be one
of the most haunted places in United States.
Trans- Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Trans- Allegheny Lunatic
Asylum is situated at Asylum Drive,
Weston, West Virginia in United States. In the 19th century
society in United States began to shift its views on treatment
of individuals with mental issues and challenges. In the middle
of the century Thomas Kirkbride developed a theory of
construction of a Sanatorium with supportive and curative
environment for the patients. Over 300 such facilities were
constructed across the country. Trans- Allegheny Sanatorium
became one such facility.
America's Stonehenge is
located near Salem. It is arguable the most mysterious places in
USA that is still in the middle of the debates on the age of the
construction and its origin.
Eastern State Penitentiary
State Penitentiary is located in the outskirts of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania in United States. This prison covers an area of 11
acres (45,000 m2) and was
constructed in 1829. It was eventually closed in 1971.
Dale Hospital (USA)
Hospital is located in Glenn Dale, Prince Georges County,
Maryland just outside of Washington D.C., USA. Glenn Dale Hospital was
constructed in 1934 to isolate and treat patients with
tuberculosis. In the early 60s Glenn Dale changed its purpose
due to improvements in medicine and treatment of the
tuberculosis or the "white death". Last 20 years medical center
was transformed into a center for chronically and mentally ill
Ghost Town (USA)
Bodie was named after Waterman S. (Bill)
Bodey who discovered large gold deposit north of Mono Lake in 1859.
Unfortunately for him a winter storm caught him off guard and he froze to
death. A mining camp on the gold mine site was named after him. Things were
going slow for Bodie until 1875 then a large pocket of precious metal was
discovered after an accidental cave in. It quickly swelled to
Bannerman Castle (USA)
Castle is a picturesque structure that implements architecture of the
European castle in United States. It is located on small Pollepel Island
that covers an area of 6.5 acres in the Hudson river about 50 miles north of New York
City. The name of the island of Pollepel is sometimes attributed to a
Dutch words that literally means "a wooden spoon", while other claim it
is named after a girl named Polly Pell who was stranded on the island
Elmo Ghost Town (USA)
Saint Elmo Ghost Town
located in Colorado is one of the best preserved ghost town in United States. It was originally found by gold prospectors in
Initially called Forrest City due to heavy forested area this city changed
its name due to objections at the post office. California already had a city by this name, thus a under
a new name it was incorporated as a Saint Elmo after a popular
novel of the time. At its peak this city had population of 2000.
Pennhurst Insane Asylum (USA)
Pennhurst Insane Asylum is located in Spring City in a state of Pennsylvania, United
States. Pennsylvania Legislature authorized funds to construct a
large complex that became known as Eastern Pennsylvania State
Institution for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic. Pennhurst State
School and Hospital was completed in 1908 with intention to help
physically and mentally disabled individuals to some degree of
State Hospital (USA)
Hospital also known as Illinois Asylum for the Incurable
Insane or Bartonville State Hospital is situated in Bartonville,
Illinois. It was constructed in 1895-1910. It was closed in 1972
and have been abandoned since then.
State Reformatory (USA)
Reformatory is a former prison situate in a small town of Mansfield, Ohio
Despite it small
size made history as a filming location of The Shawshank Redemption (1994).
Besides the Ohio State Reformatory claims to be one of the most
haunted locations in United States.
Axe Murders House in Villisca, Iowa is a famous site of a
gruesome murder of the whole family that occurred here on June 10, 1912.