10 Creepy Places Abandoned By God And Man
Michigan Central Station, Detroit
At one time a state-of-the art rail station in the thriving industrial town of Detroit, Michigan Central Station reflects the decline that the city as a whole has seen. It was the tallest station in the world when it was built, and hosted many famous passengers, averaging over 4,000 passengers per day through its doors. In operation for 75 years, it closed in 1988. While it has been in limbo as far as use, it has received plenty of attention through being featured in films, television stations and music videos. It is considered a Historic Place, and recently there has been a push for renovation and repair.
Live by the atom, die by the atom. Pripyat was a town built to house the workers of nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Founded in 1970, it was a major rail stop, a port city, and home to almost 50,000 residents. Only 16 years later, on April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl disaster occurred, releasing radioactive particles. Pripyat, the closest city, fell within the Alienation Zone, and had to be evacuated in short order. Two days after the evacuation notice, Pripyat was abandoned. It is still abandoned, standing as a monument to the dangers of nuclear energy.