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Hashima Island: Japan Ghost Island

The small island of Hashima was once bustling with a community of 5000 people, who lived alongside the mines they worked. Abandoned in the 1970s, the island and its buildings had been left to the elements. But calls for its preservation, a cameo role in a Bond movie, and Unesco recognition have all helped make this once-forgotten isle a now popular, ghostly attraction. From abandoned mines to Unesco heritage [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:22:13+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: Constructions, Historical Mysteries|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Hachijo Royal Hotel: Abandoned Holiday Resort

The mid-1960s heralded in an era which saw Japanese tourists travelling abroad in substantial numbers for the first time. Prior 1964, the Japanese Government made it near impossible for the average Japanese to acquire a passport to travel overseas. As comparatively close destinations such as those in Asia and the Pacific were off limits during the earlier part of the decade, the tourism industry looked nearer to home to [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:35:06+00:00 August 26th, 2017|Categories: Historical Mysteries|Tags: , |0 Comments

Bodie Ghost Town in Sierra Nevada, California

There are a thousand ghost towns spread across the western United States -- a whole constellation of loss and ruin -- but most are little more than foundations, or at best a few tumbledown shacks. Its like  the people who lived and died there did anything of note, and if they're lucky, a sun-faded commemorative plaque mounted on a squat stone pillar. The ghost town of Bodie, however, is [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:13:03+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , |0 Comments

Pomona, Namibia: Diamond Ghost Town

Pomona is a ghost town in southern Namibia south of Lüderitz on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It is about 15 km south of Elizabeth Bay, Namibia, in an area called Sperrgebiet, a diamond mining zone with restricted access. Around 1910, at the time of the diamond rush in German South West Africa, diamonds in the Pomona area were so plentiful that they could be picked up from [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:16:34+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , |0 Comments

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