Bhangarh, India’s Haunted City.

Bhangarh ghost city India 2It has lain abandoned for the best part of 400 years and is said to be the most haunted place in India.

Situated between the cities of Delhi and Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan the true reason for its abandonment has been lost to history, though there are several legends surrounding its fate.

Even today no-one is allowed to enter the ghost city of Bhangarh after twilight – it is said that if they do they will never return.

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Within the grounds there are still majestic temples to major Hindu deities: Shiva, Lavina Devi and Gopinath are represented among others but the throngs of worshipers who clamoured for entrance to the temple are long gone.

The town was first built in the reign of Bhagwant Das, a powerful maharaja, in 1573.

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Read further via Bhangarh – India’s Haunted City ~ Kuriositas

St Peter’s Seminary, Glasgow.

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An aerial view of St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Argyll and Bute. The site was abandoned in 1980. Photograph: Alamy
St Peter’s seminary was built in 1966 and abandoned in 1980.
Thirty-five years of neglect have left their mark, but there are plans to restore it
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Interior view of the ruined basilica, covered in graffiti, and with openings to the sky and trees. Photograph: Alamy
via The extraordinary ruins of St Peter’s seminary, near Glasgow – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian.

The Chatillon Car Graveyard.

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The Chatillon Car Graveyard is a neatly arrayed collection of vintage cars abandoned in the woods near Chatillon, Belgium.
The cars, originally some 500 in number, were supposedly left there by American soldiers who were stationed in Belgium after World War II.
When the soldiers returned to the United States, they were unable to ship the cars, so they left them neatly parked in the woods.
Over the years the cars have dwindled due to cleanup efforts and scavenging collectors.
The cars are faintly visible on Google Maps.
For more photos see these photo sets by Rosanne de Lange and Stefaan Beernaert.
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photo by Marcel Wiegerinck.
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photo by Marcel Wiegerinck.
See more via The Chatillon Car Graveyard, An Eerie Collection of Vintage Cars Abandoned in a Belgian Forest.

Old Car City, a Classic Car Junkyard.

A sign in the front reads “The world’s oldest junkyard jungle, here 80 years.”
Old Car City contains over 4,000 classic cars from the mid century — most of them from year 1972 or older — strewn over 34 acres of forested property.
There are old Fords, big-finned Cadillacs and even the rare 1941 Mack milk truck.
Visiting all of them will take you over six miles of walking old-car-city.
old-car-city-11The roots of Old Car City goes back to 1931 when the Lewis family opened a general store in a small town called White, formed only a few years earlier.
They sold various items ranging from clothing to car parts, tires, and gasoline.
When the United States entered World War II, and resources such as steel and tires became scarce, the Lewis family smartly added a scrapyard business.
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They bought junk cars, scrapped them and sold the parts. By the late 1940s, the general store had turned into a full fledged auto salvage yard.
It was in this environment that Dean Lewis, the current owner of Old Car City, was born.
Dean spent his entire childhood playing with the cars.
One day he is on the racetrack, the next day he is a school bus driver. “I drove ’em a million miles. Never moved an inch!,” he told CBS News.
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Cars and trucks was all he knew. So when Dean finally acquired the business from his parents, in 1970, he had an entirely different plan.
Read on Old Car City: The World’s Largest Classic Car Junkyard | Amusing Planet