List of Top 10 Ghost Towns in the World


Today, many areas need to be visited by the people those are charming and attract the majority of people towards them. This universe has abundant areas and towns that have beautiful places out there, and these are the major attraction for the people throughout the world primarily for tourists. All the places have their own history that encourages tourism lovers to visit those places. Every spot has its own attractions some of them are scary, lovely and best for the holidays as well. While on the other hand,  a few places are ranked as the ghost places for their scary stories that have killed many people at those locations. Scary stories bring various visitors of the world while some of them are man made stories that are coated by the people. The people at these scary places has no population for their stories and the ghost history what everyone knows; it is real fact that ghosts exist on the earth. Everyone is interested to find the ghost places and the history behind them. So for those people who are searching for the most ghost towns, here is the list of top 10 Ghost towns in the world with scary,  strong and dangerous stories in them:

Top 10 Ghost Places in the World 2016

At a Glance List of Top 10 Ghost Towns in the World – 2016 Ranking

Rank Ghost Towns Location
1. Pripyat Ukraine
2. Hashima Island Japan
3. Oradour-Sur-Glane France
4. Varosha Cyprus
5. Bodie California
6. Imber England
7. Kolmanskop Namibia
8. Port Arthur Tasmania
9. Fordlandia Brazil
10. Pyramiden Norway

Detailed List of Top Ten Most Famous Ghost Places in the World – 2016 Ranking

10. Pyramiden, Norway

Pyramiden, Norway

Pyramiden is the place that is situated in Norway. It consists of pyramid shaped mountains that have a huge amount of coal mines which was founded in 1998 by the Government. The majority of buildings settled there are still endure which are owned by the Russian firm. These are now converted into the tourists hub. It has a deep and strong history concerning ghosts and scary stories that have killed thousands of people due to these stories and also has a little population of around 1200 people only because of these stories.

9. Fordlandia, Brazil

Fordlandia, Brazil

A beautiful rainforest, Fordlandia is a scary place situated in Brazil that was an attractive creation of Henry Ford in 1928. It consists of various big factories. It is named as the home of Brazilian workers that have suffered many troubles there including different diseases and worries after the World War II. It has numerous stories regarding the ghosts and scary one that’s why all land areas there is sold.

8. Port Arthur, Tasmania

Port Arthur, Tasmania

Port Arthur is known as a very beautiful heritage spot that is positioned in Tasmania. It is regarded as a great attraction for the tourists coming from all around the world because of its history. Once, It was found in Australian Island and has scary stories associated with it. It remained popular till 1996 that has killed nearly 35 people as it is said these people were wounded and killed by the ghosts due to these scary effects. While it is a very beautiful spot that has attracted several people even despite it’s scary area.

7. Kolmanskop, Namibia

 Kolmanskop, Namibia

Kolmanskop is the 7th ghost town that is a place having various family homes and the entire area is filled with sand but was left because of the scary stories and today is positioned in Namibia Island. It is made of specific German style that was highly developed by the discovery of diamonds in 1908. Then it was ruined by the Government in 1954 for its haunted stories linked to this ghost place. It is a totally Sand place but still stands among the attractive places because of its interesting history and position.

6. Imber, England

Imber, England

Imber is a village positioned in England and was fully controlled by the Allied troops of Europe. It was a big training area managed for the training of British soldiers. However, it was also open for the tourists coming from all over the planet on various major occasions such as  Christmas and many other holidays. People living there were sent out of this area and were never allowed to return to this Ghost place. However, this area is only re-open on diverse events because of the scary stories and ghosts who are scaring the afraid people.

5. Bodie, California

Bodie, California

Bodie is a town settled in California state. It is recognized as an interesting example of the town there throughout the period of the gold rush. It had a great number of people living there till the 1940s and was usually named as the historic park in 1962. Later on, it was totally banned. At that time,  the population of that area was only 10,000 people. After some time, all buildings were destroyed to get gold from under the ground, and residents have to leave their apartments. However, still, you can find a few old homes with their previous owners.

4. Varosha, Cyprus

Varosha, Cyprus

Based in Cyprus, Varosha is the place that is listed as the fourth Ghost place in the world. It was named as the most glamorous spot since it has the honor to be loved by many great personalities including Elizabeth Taylor and many others, however, is not entirely destroyed. It was left by the Turkish troops and is still maintained by them. It has numerous stories associated with ghosts that used to frighten people and forced them to left this area for living a comfortable and peaceful life at any other place.

3. Oradour-Sur-Glane, France

Oradour-Sur-Glane, France

Located in France, Oradour-Sur-Glane is the place that was ruined by the end of World War II and has nearly 642 occupants living there in 1944. A new village was built adjacent to this area having the population of 2000 people in it to shift people there from Oradour-Sur-Glane. Nearly, 400 children and women were killed and burned alive in this ghost area that was a great and terrible fact regarding this place, and people didn’t desire to revisit this place even after several years, and it was only because of horror and deadly stories.

2. Hashima Island, Japan

Hashima Island, Japan

Hashima Island is one of the most beautiful places in Japan. Almost all the James Bond fans will identify this place. It is typically referred to the Battleship Island. Nearly, it has 5000 occupants living there and then this island was left. It has suffered great disasters for its different stories regarding ghost. So the people living there, have to left their homes in this terrible and ghost area. It has a huge amount of coal mines in it that have improved the business of Japan by its coal exports to all other countries in the world.

1. Pripyat, Ukraine

Pripyat, Ukraine

Getting the first spot in the list of top 10 Ghost towns in the world, Pripyat is the place settled in Ukraine. Nearly, all the photographers of the world used to visit this ghost place to get best and popular pictures. This place consists of dissimilar properties and classrooms. It was left in 1986 that is named as the most famous ghost place ever found in the world. The elimination of this place has removed the homes of 50,000 people living in this area only because of these scary and ghost stories.

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