FROM ABANDONED AIRPLANES AND SHIPS, TO THE UNUSUAL HIDDEN SPOTS IN OUR CITIES, THESE ARE 12 STRANGEST ABANDONED PLACES AND MACHINES !
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LOCATION - MOSCOW
The Khodynka Airport was built in 1910 with donations from aviation enthusiasts, it was the official, and only airport in Moscow until the 1930’s.
It was used and cherished for almost a 100 years, until its eventual shut down in 2003. The area was repurposed and part of it became the airport graveyard that we see in these pictures.
Many planes, commercial and military are housed here, left to collect rust, and provide an eerie reminder of what used to be.
11.Teufelsberg Devil Tower
LOCATION - BERLIN
Teufelsberg is a manmade hill, its made of approximately 75 million cubic meters of debris from the destruction of Berlin during WW2.
The eerie tower on top of the hill, was used as a “listening tower” by the U.S. Government during the Cold War. The project was completed by the NSA, and it was believed to be a big part of the global ECHELON intelligence gathering system.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the station was no longer needed, the NSA gathered all of their equipment and closed up shop… except…. They decided to leave the building intact.
Over the years, the station has become a cool spot to explore, and even though they were some talks of bringing it down, a local Veterans Group is opposed to any such plans. They want to turn the whole hill into a memorial for fallen soldiers during the war.
LOCATION - BRISBANE
There is not a lot of information about this strange factory, if you didn’t know milk was processed here, it might seem like something out of a mad science movie.
Flickr User DarkDay explored the abandoned milk factory and managed to take some amazing photos....
9.Abandoned DC-4, Gila River Memorial Airport
LOCATION - ARIZONA
This is not the first abandoned place in Arizona that we have seen, not by a long shot… Anyway, the Gila River Memorial Airport was used until the 80’s, primarily for cropdusting flights *PSSST WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT CHEMTRAILS?*
As time progressed, the airport turned into a boneyard for retired aircraft. The airport is not very accessible, and police have been spotted around, yelling at many modern explorers...
8.Wreck of SS America
LOCATION - THE CANARY ISLANDS
The SS America was finished in 1939, it was originally intended to be a passenger ship, but due to the progress of the war in Europe, in 1941 the ship was acquired by the U.S. Navy....
7.The Skeleton Coast
LOCATION - NAMIBIA
The skeleton coast got its name from the numerous seal bones that littered it during the height of the whaling industry. Nowadays, the metal bones of shipwrecks have replaced them....
6.The Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard
LOCATION - BANGLADESH
This specific location is hardly abandoned, quite the opposite really. This is the biggest ship breaking operation in the world, and it employs more than 200,000 people. The work they do is so dangerous, that on average, 1 worker dies every week...
LOCATION - BERLIN
Spreepark was originally opened in 1969 under the name Kulturpark Planterwald, when the Berlin wall fell in 1989, the park took on its current name. It operated until 2001, when massive debts and sketchy owners closed the park down indefinitely.. .
4.Pegasus Airplane Crash
LOCATION - ANTARCTICA
On Oct 8, 1970, the C-121 Lockheed Constellation aircraft named “The Pegasus” crash landed by the McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
The plane took off from Christchurch, New Zealand and found itself in the eye of a vicious storm over Antarctica, they did not have enough fuel to return back to New Zealand safely, so they tried to land...
3.St. Nicholas Coal Breaker
LOCATION - PENNSYLVANIA
This coal breaker was once the LARGEST in the world, capable of processing 12,500 Tons of coal PER DAY !
The site was built around 1861, and the 2nd breaker was built in 1931. Even though it was the safest, and biggest operational machine of its kind, it shut down a mere 30 years later...
2.Sathorn Unique Tower
LOCATION - BANGKOK
The story of this huge 47 storey luxury condominium building starts in 1990, it was designed and developed by Rangsan Torsuwan, a famous architect and developer in Thailand.
In 1993, Rangsan was accused of plotting the murder of the President of the Supreme Court of Thailand…. The case dragged on until 2010. The building was not touched much since 93, and to this day it is an eyesore...
LOCATION - ITALY
When you hear “Ghost Town” you immediately think of the American Southwest, not Italy. But, Craco is exactly that, a ghost town. It was abandoned because of natural disasters
It looks like something out of a hollywood set, which might be due to the amount of movies filmed there, including Quantum of Solace and The Passion of The Christ...
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