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6. Dudleytown

Back in the infancy of our country Dudleytown was a small settlement in Cornwall, Connecticut. The Dudley family owned the land, but never turned the area into an official town. For decades they allowed others to settle on their plot. Unfortunately for those trying to forge a life in the settlement the land wasn’t very good for farming and it was ultimately abandoned sometime in the 19th century. Trees had their way with the land for centuries and starting in the 1980’s rumors of ghost activities began. This lead to increased vandalism. As a result the owners closed the land to the public and today it remains private property.

5. North Brother Island

Urban explorers and history buffs alike are drawn to New York’s North Brother Island, a 13 acre stretch of land that was once home to Riverside, a quarantine hospital. The medical facility operated from 1885 until 1963, during which time it famously housed Typhoid Mary. After it’s closure the hospital was left totally abandoned. With no one there to keep things tidy, nature has had her way with the building. Trees and roots run rampant in and around the structure creating a fascinating site for those brave enough to traverse the desolate island.

4. Thurmond

This town in West Virginia, which is almost completely vacant has become a relic of the past. Today much of it is owned by the National Park Service but it still looks the way it did when it was a booming coal town in the 1920’s. Though it’s mostly a ghost town there are, at last count five people still living within its borders. In 2005, during city elections, six of Thurmond’s seven residents sought election.

3. South Pass City Wyoming

In the mid 1800’s South Pass City was used as a stage and telegraph station along the Oregon Trail. Gold was discovered in the vicinity in 1866 and by 1870 the town was filled with thousands of prospectors. Everyone hoped that large deposits of gold lay further under the earth, but none were found and by the mid 1870’s the population was down to around 100 individuals. A few businesses continued to forge a living in South Pass City, but these pioneer families finally moved out in 1949. By the end of the 20th century many of the town’s homes were in a state of disrepair until finally being restored as a historic site for tourists.

2. Cahaba

Cahaba established itself in the history of Alabama and the United States by becoming the first permanent state capital in 1820. It’s low elevation and location at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba rivers meant that the village was subject to seasonal flooding. Consequently the capital was moved to Tuscaloosa in January 1826. Cahaba would remain an important town and become a major distribution point for cotton. During the Civil War the Confederacy seized Cahabas railroad and turned a large cotton warehouse into a prison, where roughly 3,000 Union soldiers were held. Floods persisted throughout the town’s history and by the turn of the 20th century most of it’s buildings and people had been relocated. It became the subject and setting of many ghost stories. Today Cahaba is a fascinating historical site where visitors can still see old streets, cemeteries and government buildings of what was once the state capital.

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1. Bannack Montana

Montana may not be the most popular or talked about state in America, but it’s a really cool place to go, especially for those with a love of the outdoors. Just outside of Bannack State Park, in Beaverhead County lies Bannack a small town named after a tribe of Indians that has long since been abandoned. Founded in 1862 when gold was discovered in the area, Bannack briefly served as the capital of the Montana Territory in 1864. It persisted as a mining town, though its population dwindled steadily until the last residents left in the 1970’s. Today Bannack remains a very well preserved ghost town with buildings like the Methodist Church and Hotel Meade looking as though they could be put into full use at a moment’s notice.



  1. MattShizzle

    September 18, 2017 at 3:33 am

    Byrnesville? I live in Bernville, PA. It was almost abandoned and flooded in the mid 1970s for the Blue Marsh Dam/Lake. They chose nearby farmland instead. Was meant for both recreation and flood control after 1972 hurricane Agnes. I wouldn't have had to move. I was 5 and moving at the time and moved here then (1979) right before they did the flooding. Had they chosen to do so, the house we moved into wouldn't have been for sale. We drove on a road a couple times before moving now under the lake.

  2. Vinny B.

    September 18, 2017 at 4:35 am

    Worst narrating yet! Why don't you talk faster????

  3. Kyle G

    September 18, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Scary my ass

  4. J C

    September 18, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Vacant buildings are scary too? I have to write this down.

  5. Nick Walters

    September 20, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    How bout New York City

  6. LambentLark

    September 20, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    I am having a hard time trusting any of this info because; I know the info on the first city, Seattle, is wrong. According to the history tour of the underground, they lifted the city because when they would have real high tides, all the ceptic systems would start backing up. This was definitely cause for change.

  7. Poppys Bench

    September 21, 2017 at 5:03 am

    Hardly scarey

  8. Shaun Rogers

    September 21, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    I would stay away from these places. If you live within 50 miles of these locations don't go. There is a chance you will be followed while your there and when you leave.

    Some of them are old derilect buildings, the others well lets just say something lives there now, thst had to do with why it was abandoned its not ghost activity that is responsible for vandalism. And i bet the ghost activity involves bad stuff where people got scared. Ghosts as week think of them do not exist. This does not mean supernatural phemenomena is not real,just its not caused by our dead relatives.
    People see shadowy figures that move faster than they can, the sound of footsteps, bangs, doorslams,indistinct voices these phenomena are physical in order to hear these sounds something must be physically incorrect with the source of the sound. Why does a ghost need to open doors?
    How does a weightless spirit cause the floor above your head to groan and creek like some one is walking, this implies real
    Mass. Ghosts can't kill people. How's does a ghost scratch you? This requires a sharp Instrument of some sort. So either all ghosts have claws,or have weapons of some sort ? This is illogical, the whole concept arose from people not understanding the cause for some phenomena, so it's simply ghost. So they have attributed the cause of these phenomena to an entity we don't know exists, or even how they are created or how they can be destroyed, we understand zero percent of the origins of this phenomena. I my self have had odd paranormal experiances personally.

    It's not our dead ancestors, if so ehere is the ghost of my ancestor form 1000 years ago, he should walking around speaking something similar sounding to faeroese.

    It does not happen.
    The experiance of cold air is due a increase in human body temperature not the air losing temperature.

    What they call ghosts or spirits all through out the world are creatures a majority of us don't know or do not think exists.

    So to describe the sounds of an animal u don't know exists its much simpler to say ghosts are responsible which is basically saying we don't know.

    You cannot attribute strange phenomena to something you cannot explain. So there are no exinations for how a ghost moves an object, acording to the laws thermal dynamics it requires energy.
    So the next explination is ghost use beat from the air to do it.
    Well if the cold air phenomena is due to a rise in body temperature then there is no energy siphoned off.

    Never mind the thought that ghost function like an air conditioner. So now they have the ability to convert heat energy and store it somehow to be used however they like. So why arn t places like bakeries, or forges, furnaces, all infested with poltergeist activity? Plenty of heat available they should be able to flip. A car.

    How do ghosts speak ?
    We have an organ in our body that is unique only to humans as that it allows up to talk. So how does a ghost do that?

    Why would a ghost want to live in an abandoned building? Are all ghosts emo at avoid humans?

    ghosts who we don't existence is hard to prove with out personal experiance, whose creation and destruction we cannot explain and do not understand , cannot go through walls, theu must open and close doors the old fashion way. Cannot travel freely, and do the same thing evry time. Even to the point that we have exact times that phenomena occurs at every night or every other night.
    the ones inside buildings are clumsy enough to know over bottles, have no body, must function like n air conditioner and somehow siphon off heat energy then somehow convert that into physical energy to only then effect our reality? So basically ghosts are magic. This is why people get hurt or vanish is these abonded locations. To anything living in the area only the biggest and strongest predators live in these structures, I'm sure we have all scene trash in the places soda bottles,food wrappers, soda cans, and though I wonder who came in here to eat some oeros and have a coke? How many people say let's stop of lunch and eat in the dark underground in building infested with rats.way out in the woods.? Very few people.

    To these creatures these places offer shelter from elements, security, privacy, and hiding places.

    How many places like these have old axe murderers, or an escaped mental patient or a crazy homeless guy lives there.

    These locations have limited entrances and exits, but plenty of space to hide in, in Pennsylvania there are places like pennhurst asylum.
    There are things that live in these places if it has tunnels definitely don't enter them. Else wise well you came for ghosts what you'll encounter wont be a ghost, it's living breathing and intelligent and the last thing you want is to corner it deep inside the building by surprise. The fact that they haven't been torn down is a warning even demolition crews won't wont go there u start knocking it down and it's occupant comes outside…….


  9. Doctor Death.

    September 22, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    It would be cool if you do more stuff on train's and coal mines.

  10. Scary Hobo

    September 23, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Why isn't Trenton New Jersey on this list?

  11. Scott Webster

    September 24, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Duddley town in Cornwell Connecuit is well reseached in Weird USA, or Weird New England

  12. 765respect

    September 24, 2017 at 4:45 am

    Love yr videos, ty for the research.

  13. richard r

    September 24, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    same pics used over and over!

  14. Patti Rice

    September 25, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Slow down dude.

  15. Car1999

    September 26, 2017 at 1:00 am

    This summer we traveled Route 66 and pasted Glenrio all you can hear is a dog barking.

  16. Boss Carnage

    September 26, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Can you guys make a list of the most peaceful places in America

  17. nvsbl2

    September 26, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Did you know that Bodie, CA, also has at least one home where you can look into windows and see their table set for a meal and just left? And places still have their merchandise, just left there. It's so quiet there that it did seem eerie… it was a dead place. All you hear is the wind. I went on a late Fall day, so it was cold, and there was no one else there. A park ranger does patrol.

  18. Emperor Palpatine

    September 29, 2017 at 3:47 am


  19. Stephen Rowe

    September 29, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Go to the seattle underground agian

  20. John Clogston

    September 29, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    I think the dude talked so fast because of time constraints by Youtube. Each video is allowed a certain allotted time frame for audio and video and they do what they can to make it all fit. This is also why a lot of them use PC generated voices.

  21. Colleen Spiess

    September 29, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Not scary I would go see them all

  22. David Whitfield

    September 30, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    I mean this critique in the least unpleasant way possible, but please speak slower in subsequent videos. It was genuinely quite challenging to take on the information at parts during this video.

  23. Dawn Pettersen

    October 1, 2017 at 1:41 am

    The narrator is in a rush to go somewhere? Gees he's a fast talker. Just add a few more minutes to the video and you won't have to.

  24. Pariah

    October 1, 2017 at 2:45 am

    Disliked because of your click bait title.

  25. porsche skye

    October 1, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Why are u speaking at 400mph?

  26. James D. Lethgo

    October 1, 2017 at 8:56 am


  27. J Parnell

    October 2, 2017 at 4:01 am

    Speak faster, because you know, not allowed to have a 15 minute video…

  28. Katherine Goddard

    October 3, 2017 at 1:00 am

    All these wasted places. Let the homeless redo them for there own place to live. Also let the low income have a home and help them rebuild them. Also let people reuse the building materials. Otherwise its a sad waste.

  29. shawn oldsmith

    October 3, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    i like this but does it have to talk so fast

  30. Christian Palmer

    October 5, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Great video, but please slow down. There's an underlying uneasiness in watching because you are speaking so fast, the experience feels rushed. Sloooow down. Thank you.

  31. Eridu Sirius

    October 5, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    WHOA! Slow the F#*ck down

  32. Michael Jones

    October 8, 2017 at 2:05 am

    Slooooow Down.

  33. Joe Blow

    October 8, 2017 at 11:57 am

    ? wow who thought it would be a better idea to build with brick and stone instead of timber.

  34. Shaelah Sherman

    October 8, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    twelve areas that can be rebuilt and populated for money to be their Gods they disrespectfully waste it

  35. 1964 Impala SS

    October 10, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    That was my first car that white 1968 Pontiac, Executive wow I've never seen another before that's the first time I seen one from this video.

  36. Taireen

    October 11, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Stop fucking rushing damn

  37. Mark Miller

    October 27, 2017 at 5:34 am

    where is the scary part ?

  38. Mark Miller

    October 27, 2017 at 5:35 am

    I though Neal was developing the mother lode mine

  39. adam vesely

    October 27, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    I LIKE ghosts & stuff. I invite/encourage all. If I am somewhere I detect oppressive type, I DECLARE myself, DEFINE myself, and I CHALLENGE. Sometimes they try to heat/spook you, so you can't go to sleep. I go to sleep ( : This weak fucker answered my declaration/challenge as i went to sleep. While still in "dream" it made me sit up reach into the grass & grab a spider it had brought. As I was bitten, I woke, realizing what had transpired. For a minute, I was frightened, UNTIL I REALIZED – This – was his LICK to my challenge. Weak – ass attack ( try to FRIGHTEN me ) , & so I laughed at him & WENT BACK TO SLEEP. Never saw this fucker again….Listen, if you cannot go down(sleep), & you are having, like, sick-type hallucination/dreams and are not sick, there is something waiting, this is what is keeping you awake. I ACCEPT ALL CHALLENGERS. If GOD is not seeming to fix it/you cannot RELIEF, If you are afraid and desperate, SEND IT TO ME. I am happy to take your position, I ASK for your position. I'm serious.I have some weight, though i dont know what it is. You tell it "Adam Charles Vesely in San Jose, California said to tell you – He Wants To See You" ( :

  40. Willem Nijenhuis

    October 30, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Don't forget to breath wenn your talking.

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