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STRANGE Abandoned Places Across America



From isolated and desolate islands, to forgotten ghost towns; these are 10 STRANGE Abandoned Places Across America

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5..Johnston Atoll
Location – PACIFIC OCEAN

There are not many places in the world that have gotten as much use from the U.S. Government as the Johnston Atoll. Without getting too crazy, the small island in the Pacific has been used and abused as an airbase, as nuclear and biological weapons test site, a naval refueling depot, secret missile base, a storage unit for Agent Orange, and of course, a bird sanctuary.

The atoll was originally acquired by the United States in 1856 under the Guano Islands Act, which allowed U.S. Citizens to claim any uninhabited island that had guano on it. Guano is bird poop…. The government gave permission to any citizen to claim almost any island, as long as they found bird poop on it… seriously. I hope there was more nuance that I am missing.

Fast forward to 1973, and you will find rows after row of barrels filled with Agent Orange.

After a few decades, the Johnston Atoll had its official last take off on June 15, 2004. Everything was closed down and deserted,
The place was actually put up for auction, but no one bought it, primarily because the place was contaminated beyond recovery

4..Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Location – West Virginia

It wouldn’t be a creepy places list without the inclusion of a lunatic asylum. The construction of the asylum was started sometime in the 1850s and everything was going great…. Until the Civil War. The project was put on hold, and the investment money that still remained was seized by the Reorganized Government of Virginia, aka West Virginia.

In 1863, the building was renamed into the West Virginia Hospital for the Insane. What do you think was a catchier name? Lunatic Asylum or Hospital for the Insane?

The asylum was designed to be self sufficient, there was a cemetery, a farm, a dairy and the total area of it reached 666 acres… or 270 hectares, which lets face it, doesn’t sound so creepy.

This place has been featured on almost every ghost hunting TV show, so its safe to say there MIGHT be something paranormal happening at the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

3..Holland Island
LOCATION – Maryland

Holland Island was a marshy island located in the Chesapeake Bay, it was originally settled all the way back in the 1600’s, by 1910, the island had about 360 healthy residents. It might sound small, but by Chesapeake Bay standards at the time, it was one of the most populated islands in the area.

By 1914, the island started suffering heavy erosion due to harsh winds and tides. Some people lasted longer than others, but the last family moved away from there in 1918, and only a few fishermen stayed until 1922..

You may have seen this picture before, the birds, the desolation, the loneliness. Its one of the last few pictures taken of the famous “Last House on Holland Island”. Built in 1888, the house survived to 2010, that’s a pretty good run ! The island’s total size went from 160 acres (0.65km2) in 1914, to 80 acres (0.32km2) in 2005.

It is now owned by the Concorde Foundation, which aims to bring awareness to the historical value of the island and Chesapeake Bay as a whole.

2..Bannerman Castle
LOCATION – Fishkill, NY

Finally, at #1, located on the Hudson river, and built simply by chance, the Bannerman Castle was the home of the ammunitions dealer Frank Bannerman. Who claimed that he was all about peace, even when the bannerman summer home was also used for a stockpile of goods he hadn’t sold yet !

This also lead to the accidental explosion of 200 tons of shells and powder in 1920. It destroyed a bit of the castle, coupled with declining sales, and the loss of the ferryboat that served the island, the place was completely abandoned by 1968.

Nowadays, the island is owned by the New York State Office of Parks and Rec. and starting in May 2017, you can visit the island again !

1..Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex
LOCATION – NORTH DAKOTA

SRMSC for short, is probably one of the most interesting things you can see in North Dakota, the state that boasts the title of the “Least Visited State”, but hey they also have the lowest unemployment rate in the country… so its even stevens

Anyway, back to the base, this place was a crucial USA defense location, holding 30 SPARTAN antiballistic missiles capable of intercepting nuclear warheads 400+ miles away, and another 70 SPRINT short range anti-ballistic missiles.

The site was first operational on April 1st, 1975, and was deactivated on February 10th 1976. The complex cost $6 Billion dollars to build, and operated for less than a year, that’s about 545,454,545 dollars per month. Hooo weeee

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42 Comments

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    October 14, 2017 at 12:22 am

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