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Date: 05/22/09 09:07 AM

98 Responses to The 6 Creepiest Abandoned Places

  1. Profile photo of paukau
    paukau Male 40-49
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    May 22, 2009 at 8:56 am
    Link: The 6 Creepiest Abandoned Places - Any place seems unsettling once empty, but some places aren’t happy to be merely unsettling, some places are hellish.
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    5405841 Female 18-29
    527 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 9:25 am
    theres an abandoned insane asylum by my house. There`s also a WW2 missile silo thats pretty creepy with a giant hole in the ground that they launched a rocket into.
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    Sociophobic Male 18-29
    367 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 9:25 am
    I know where my next vacation is going to be!
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    Toucan28 Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2009 at 9:27 am
    I love places like that. Ive seen pics of the Aslylum in England on a photography forum. The guy who took the pics has really captured the atmosphere of the place.
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    KekS Male 18-29
    588 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 9:38 am
    I bet almost everyone want to grab an axe and a shotgun and go zombie-hunting in that asylum. Too bad the only zombies there are druggies and other zombie-hunters.
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    KekS Male 18-29
    588 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 9:40 am
    Even worse, there is no quicksave.
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    habbazoot
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    May 22, 2009 at 9:41 am
    i want to go to the english asylum. not by my self, or with a few people, of course. like 50-100 people would be good.


    drating creepy

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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 9:43 am
    The last one doesn`t even look real.
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 9:45 am
    No Chernobyl? Guess it`s too obvious. I`m fascinated by these abandoned locations but I`m a believer in the unseen, so it creeps me out (especially since it`s 12.45 here)
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    meganfallen Female 18-29
    195 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 9:52 am
    Silent Hill is actually loosely based on Centralia. My family used to go through there practically every summer to visit relatives that lived in upstate PA. It`s pretty cool(no pun intended).
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    Naz14 Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 10:02 am
    theres an old abandoned blind school about 70 miles from where i live (in gary south dakota). it partially burned down cause the boiler blew up... ive never been there but ive heard stories from friends and it sounds creepy as poo! id be more worried about falling through the floor or something..but if you go in the basement theres a bunch of tunnels to different areas of the building and thats where all the weird stuff happens cause apparently alot of people died down there!
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    dance4life Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 10:07 am
    the one with the fire burning underneath it was pretty cool. i`d love to go just look at it
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    mystreT Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2009 at 10:13 am
    very cool post. Only problem was Centralia, PA. I`ve been there several times and the town was so small it is more like an abandoned neighborhood. There`s several towns in the immediate vicinity that are fully inhabited Still, noxious fused coming out the ground is quite a site. The graveyard is quite creepy.
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    Bellatrix391 Female 13-17
    176 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 10:13 am
    Jasonbobdude, that`s because they`re HDR images.

    I didn`t really find any of those creepy to be honest...well, the first looked very claustrophobic but that was it.

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    heartx3jess Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 10:35 am
    I had to stop reading that list. I`m all freaked out and paranoid now.
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    papakilljoy Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 10:45 am
    hey look up metropolitan state hospital in waltham ma it was a mental institute back in the 1960s until in 1994 it got closed down
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    TheFiggy Female 13-17
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    May 22, 2009 at 10:54 am
    Silent Hill o_o.....
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    router52000 Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 10:56 am
    pilgrim State mental hospital is much better
    NY FOR LIFE
  19. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    May 22, 2009 at 10:57 am
    I must pay a visit to Hellingly Asylum, what a fine place!!
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    vancouverite Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 11:05 am
    i think they are missing one.

    Chernobyl

    http://www.kiddofspeed.com/

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    Marcko98 Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 11:14 am
    they had like a wierd ghost hunter or someother crappy show like that in Britain where some people looked around inside there at night it reminded me of dead space silent hill and a few othere horror games and movies


    but then again all asylums look creepy (10 fold) at night

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    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 11:40 am
    Man they should have had Chernobyl in there definitely.

    Still, "Centralia, United States" sounds a lot like silent hill :|

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    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2009 at 11:48 am
    None of these have a patch on this joint:

    http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=22545

    Last pic in particular is a doozy.

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    Bat_Girl Female 13-17
    323 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 12:06 pm
    that asylum scares me
  25. Profile photo of musicofnight
    musicofnight Female 30-39
    94 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 12:11 pm
    Silent hill is based on Centralia. from what I heard.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 12:16 pm
    the fire one is just crazy
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    Pretty much any old abandoned place is creepy especally asylums this ones right near me it`s pretty freaky..
    http://www.opacity.us/gallery162_back_for_one_more.htm
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    Trizz Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    No Chernobyl? Pffss...
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    May 22, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    It is one of my life dreams to explore an abandoned theme park.
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    yappyJAP Female 18-29
    169 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    I love poo like this...not so much being around it but reading about it, definitely.
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    MisAnnThropy Female 30-39
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    May 22, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    Opacity= <3!

    You want to see creepy, definitely check out that site..

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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    ya true probably should`ve just said that.
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    Kayteaface Female 13-17
    133 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 12:55 pm
    Hellingly Asylum reminds me of the "Asylum" episode of Supernatural!
    San Zhi looks pretty cool.
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    lillypadam Female 13-17
    66 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    yeah i was wondering about silent hill! i was like: hmmm..fumes coming from the ground..? mines..?...
  35. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    This link below may have been posted before, But it`s still interesting.
    Mike Tyson`s Ohio Mansion
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    MonzaBird Female 18-29
    218 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 1:20 pm
    There was just a Ghost Hunters episode about the Essex Mountain Sanitorium (full thing on youtube)...it was pretty creepy stuff.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13606 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    Jeebus, Mike Tysons place is awesome, but abandonded like that is just weird!!
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    xParanoia Female 18-29
    768 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 1:57 pm
    Let`s retitle this "6 places I really want to go."
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    SanityInsane Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 2:23 pm
    I`ve been to Centralia, it`s not too horribly far from my hometown, and yeah, it`s creepy as hell. The movie/videogame Silent Hill was based on it. Smoke and steam billowing everywhere, graves in cemeteries sunken in, giant cracks running a hundred yards down a buckled highway... I was in photographer`s heaven.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9186 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 2:41 pm
    "Let`s retitle this "6 places I really want to go."`

    OMG, I 2nd that.

  41. Profile photo of BlackSuit
    BlackSuit Male 13-17
    7 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    Enough about centralia. I live right next to centralia and its really not that bad. I sometimes drive up to the cemetary to have a ciggarette, really nice place to chill out. As far as "creepy" goes, barely. There are about 4 highly populated towns nearby and constant traffic going through, which takes away the ghost town feeling. But maybe Im just used to it.
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    cannibal151 Male 18-29
    1551 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 3:22 pm
    Atom = Cracked???
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    elkingo Male 30-39
    5387 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 3:22 pm
    I hate atom.. this site gets a little lower on my list of places to visit every time I get redirected there.

    atom = lame

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    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
    1412 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 3:36 pm
    Te japanese one and the themepark reminds me of spirited away. And the one with fire underneath is actually so frigging scary :/ I actually am going to have nightmares about that place forever. How did the fire not burn out? Is it because theres loads of coal there? Why would people stay there when there are fires beneath them? Who would want to visit with fire underneath them possibly like, going to kill them? :`( Rarr fire is dead scary :(
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    Nburkie420 Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 3:36 pm
    yea they forgot Pripyat, the ghost town because of Chernobyl, its in cod4 haha
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    whipsmart Female 18-29
    666 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    I`m usually complaining in my comments about other users complaining about Atom, but goddamnit I am starting to see why! I wish Cracked wrote this list.
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    simim23 Female 18-29
    1429 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    You know, that one place, Centralia, Pennsylvania, is what the screenwriter of the Silent Hill movie used as inspiration for the town.

    Frickin creepy.

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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2123 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    @ whipsmart
    Actually, I think Robert Brockway wrote this list, and he is one of the writers for Cracked.
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    krazyluv Female 13-17
    650 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 4:25 pm
    Centralia reminds me of Silent Hill.
  50. Profile photo of krazyluv
    krazyluv Female 13-17
    650 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    simim2 beat me to the silent hill thing.... shoulda read the comments first
  51. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 4:28 pm
    Ohh I`d love to visit some of those...they look so awesome!
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    krazyluv Female 13-17
    650 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 4:29 pm
    Last comment, sorry. >.<
    This list was interesting but Atom REALLY fails at being funny.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2009 at 5:14 pm
    The Sanatorium is freaking creepy. The Tunnels and stuff...yikes.. It reminds me of these three old Army Bunkers form the turn of the last century out here in the Puget Sound.
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    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1200 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 5:22 pm
    I always find these to be very interesting. One of my favorite i-a-b posts was the one about the abandoned city, Chernobyl.
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    LiLTiGeRGrL Female 18-29
    24 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 5:25 pm
    Talking about Silent Hill, I don`t know if someone mentionned it before but Hellingly Asylum reminds me of the hospitals in Silent Hill 1 & 3. I mean, all that`s missing is a zombie nurse...
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    NomNom Female 13-17
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    May 22, 2009 at 5:37 pm
    The asylum is scary...maybe thats just because i hate long hallways though :<
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    lerie Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 6:02 pm
    The asylum and the sanatorium look like taken from Silent Hill...only creepier...
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    drummfreak Male 13-17
    62 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 6:15 pm
    pfft it looks just like home :-D
  59. Profile photo of BlackSuit
    BlackSuit Male 13-17
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    May 22, 2009 at 6:56 pm
    Centralia is part of a section of PA called the "coal region". This region was one of the biggest coal mining regions in the country. The fire in Centralia is a mine fire. It will continue to burn for a long long time, but it is in no way raging.

    I bet your wondering what happened to the people that lived in centralia.....IT REMAINS A MYSTERY!!!

    J/k, the state gave them each poo load of money to tear down their houses and they all live in mansions a few miles from where I live. Really tragic. Matter of fact, drat centralia.

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    Spider13 Female 18-29
    115 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    I used to go crawling around the Danvers Asylum in MA before they tore it down and it remains one of my most favorite places.
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    epiphany101 Female 30-39
    512 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    Coooool...they`d make awesome photography subjects.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 7:39 pm
    Let`s all play hide and seek in hellingly asylum.
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    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 7:44 pm
    Where I grew up, there used to be a sanitorium/resort that was abandoned called "Hot Lake hotel" (in Eastern Oregon near Union).
    It was Silent Hill style creepy with a warm lake that spit up vapor and steam. Theres an operating room and more inside... freaky.
    Some guy eventually bought and restored the place, so its not as fun anymore, but I have some good memories of Trespassing "back-in-the-day".

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    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    What about Jonestown? Isn`t that abandoned? I think that pretty fricking creepy, IMO.
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    crimmeh Female 18-29
    103 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 8:58 pm
    I was going to say that I must be crazy since despite the sanatorium and the asylum, I still found Centralia to be the most fascinating of all. Apparently I`m not alone, though, so I guess I`m not so crazy. That or everyone is.
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    May 22, 2009 at 10:11 pm
    I would love to photograph some of those places. I love reading about them and seeing other peoples photo projects, but to be honest...I`d probably crap myself. lol Too firm a believer in the unseen.
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    baileyabb Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 10:35 pm
    Well...I`m not sleeping tonight.
  68. Profile photo of Binary101
    Binary101 Male 13-17
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    May 22, 2009 at 10:41 pm
    hellingly asylum looks like something out of Fallout 3
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    outfire Male 13-17
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    May 22, 2009 at 11:03 pm
    surprised that there aren`t more "i hate atom" posts. Oh, well, i`ve heard about the coal fire one, pretty freaky. Nothing like any of that stuff around here. Florida can be boring.
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    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
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    May 22, 2009 at 11:27 pm
    yeah damn, where the hell is chernobyl? its the coolest ghost town ever. especially since its in cod 4
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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2009 at 12:03 am
    I really want to see a few of those...Especially the battleship island.

    D:

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    Rauron Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2009 at 12:06 am
    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaant ;-;
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    BoomBox Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2009 at 1:00 am
    I`d love to visit one of those places. :D I love scary stuff.
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    iluvpink13 Female 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 1:21 am
    woah. these are creepy!!
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    Nova666 Female 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 1:40 am
    Geee...centralia= SilentHill? Well maybe not exactly but it certainly does remind you of it.
    Hmmm >.>
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 1:46 am
    Holy f*ckballs in a bucket, I want to take a camera and go visit all of those. I hate how edited the pictures of Hellingly asylum are.
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    dragosal Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 3:21 am
    its great everyone wants to go, ok i say we start stocking up money for a forum trip to atleast one of these places
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    chadders42 Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2009 at 3:27 am
    I`m surprised Chernobyl isn`t on there...
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 3:43 am
    Any Brits wanna head for Sussex? :P
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    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 5:12 am
    I am a Psychology major and I don`t believe in ghosts but there is no way, NO WAY you would ever get me in one of those old asylums. NO WAY.

    Silent Hill is vaguely based on the idea of Centralia`s fire burning hell.

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    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 7:52 am
    *wants to go to hellingly asylum* with a spade and a corpse
  82. Profile photo of perhapsmaybe
    perhapsmaybe Female 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 8:51 am
    Theres this place called Hillcrest Asylum that I live near and its basically just as creepy as that last one.
  83. Profile photo of maceizballin
    maceizballin Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2009 at 9:36 am
    am i the only one that wants to explore these places?
  84. Profile photo of dairy
    dairy Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 9:50 am
    yeah little pete, im up for it :D

    also usfemo girl, thats totally wrong :P

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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 2:26 pm
    Those were all freakishly scary.

    But Centralia. Seriously? Are there still people living there? WHY?!?!

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    keith2 Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 4:15 pm
    they forgot about Detroit
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    KMRocky Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2009 at 12:25 am
    I want to go to Hellingly asylum in England, it looks like something straight from silent hill.
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    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2009 at 12:50 am
    "they forgot about Detroit"
    But Detroit isn`t abandoned, or is it?
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    Guitar101 Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2009 at 5:40 am
    In the comments someone says they would walk that hallway for $20.
    They`d have to go back to get it XD.
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    Chola Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2009 at 4:25 pm
    I`ve passed Centralia many times on the way to my brother`s college, and I`ve always wanted to venture inside to see just how creepy it is. Too bad there are fences blocking the roads with signs that say "Underground coal fire...blah blah" :(
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    Postovoy Male 13-17
    462 posts
    May 24, 2009 at 5:50 pm
    No Pripyat or Chernobyl? for shame!
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    scorpio28 Female 18-29
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    May 26, 2009 at 2:24 am
    Listen, because this is important advice: If you ever start a sanatorium, you need to tear that s*** down once you’re done with it. Not repurpose it or leave it empty or something; that is just begging – literally begging – for a group of stupid teenagers to sneak inside of it to have illicit sex, where they will inevitably get murdered by the ghosts of madmen. It’s like a Roach Motel for horny morons. You may as well put an “Idiots F*** Here” sign out front and start up a mortuary next door; you’d make a killing.
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    scorpio28 Female 18-29
    343 posts
    May 26, 2009 at 2:25 am
    LMAO loved that one and the one about Clint Eastwood. Comedy genius.
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 2:42 pm
    I would so totaly sleep over at hellingly asylum, just for the heck of it.
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 2:46 pm
    how would you get Chernobyl there? its a radioactive wateland pritty much, couldn`t have done much inside pics...

    *pic of outside*

    text: And there was an accident and the place is radioactive so like we cant go like inside like because its like dangerous and i want to like have babies one day and like live without cancer for sure. but yeah, theres like nucler monsters and radioactive poo like i`d guess...

    -.-

  96. Profile photo of vader1
    vader1 Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2009 at 4:03 am
    My big brother (chubbzilla on IAB) has been to Hellingly Asylym with a bunch of his friends. They went visiting haunted places, Plas Teg (down the road from my house) denbeigh mental and hellingly. rather them then me :D
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2009 at 5:14 am
    LMAO!!

    scorpio awesome comment

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