The world is a beautiful place but still there exist some places that are abandoned by humans for different reasons. Here is the list of such places of the world share an eerie, haunted quality that is part of what makes them so fascinating.

1) Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana (USA)

The place is riddled with paranormal activity. As a result, people abandoned it and migrated to other places.

2) Kowloon Walled City (Hong Kong)

The place was occupied by Japan during World War II and subsequently taken over by squatters after Japan’s surrender. Neither Britain nor China wanted responsibility for it, so it became its own lawless city. It was a place where brothels, casinos, opium dens, cocaine parlors, food courts serving dog meat and secret factories ran unmolested by authorities. It was finally torn down in 1993 after a mutual decision was made by British and Chinese authorities. People then abandoned it and shifted to China or other nearby countries.

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3) Kolmanskop (Namibia)

The deadliest windswept sand has made its way into nearly every building in the town, which made people leave it and move in 1956. It was once a diamond mining town. Its only residents are now birds, hyenas and other animals.

4) Humberstone (Chile)

Humberstone is a former mining town in the Atacama Desert, a few hundred kilometers from Chile’s borders with Peru and Bolivia. It was the home of workers of Salpeter industry. But after World War, the industry got closed and the people abandoned the place. Humberstone is a ghost town. No-one has lived or worked here for half a century.

5) Wittenoom (Australia)

This place was once home to 20,000 people. The asbestos mining town effectively shut down after the health risks of asbestos became clear in the 60s, and 1,000 residents died of asbestos-related illnesses.

6) Agdam (Azerbaijan)

It was once a city of 150,000 people. It was lost in 1993 during the Nagorno Karabakh war. Agdam residents have moved to other areas of Azerbaijan, as well as into Iran.

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7) Mandu, Madhya Pradesh (India)

This place was once the capital city of a northern Indian Muslim state and has lain abandoned for over 400 years. And the reason is of course, paranormal activities.