The Ghost Town of Cody, British ColumbiaThe old railway station, serviced by the K & S Railway is one of few buildings still standing in the ghost town of Cody, British Columbia September 23, 2011. The town which surrounded a silver mine thrived in the late 1890s and had three hotels, a livery, blacksmith shop and several laundries. Cody had population of about 200 but by 1910 had been abandoned.
A North Korean Ghost TownA member of a Chinese tourism delegation takes photos at Mount Kumgang resort in Kumgang September 1, 2011. Long grass grows around the idle hotels , shops are covered in cobwebs and a big padlock hangs off the front of the bank at the deserted shopping centre. This is a North Korean ghost-town, one funded by its wealthy southern neighbours. The deserted Mount Kumgang tourist resort was once a symbol of cooperation between the two Koreas, but today is stark reminder of the big divide that still stands between the sides who are still technically at war having only signed an armistice, not a peace treaty, to the end 1950-53 Korean War.
The Goldfield Ghost Town, ArizonaThe Goldfield Ghost Town sits at the base of the Superstition Mountains, and located near the last known address for David Spargo and his company Asseterra in Apache Junction, Arizona, July 6, 2011.
Gary, IndianaAbandoned homes are seen in Gary, Indiana March 31, 2011. The city is a part of America's Midwestern "Rust Belt", the heartland of the country and home to big unionized manufacturers like the auto and steel industries. A Portfolio.com ranking of U.S. cities's relative affluence put Gary in 416th place, near the bottom of a list of 420 cities, using data from 2008.
The Abandoned City of PrypiatThe interior of a kindergarten is seen in the abandoned city of Prypiat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the north of Ukraine April 4, 2011. The 1986 nuclear catastrophes forced residents to flee. The site was officially opened to tourists early this year.
Ukraine's Ghost Town of PripyatGeneral view of Ukraine's ghost town of Pripyat, April 13, 2006, in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the closed Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Around 50,000 Pripyat residents were evacuated after the disaster, who had to move taking only a few belongings.
Matilda House, SingaporeMatilda House is pictured during the Singapore Spooky Tour by the Asia Paranormal Investigators (API) in Singapore February 13, 2009. With tour stops at the house and other places of intrigue, the Spooky Tour is not a ghost-searching expedition, but an educational tour mixed with old-fashioned thrills in the modern state of Singapore. Matilda House is a bungalow reputed to be the most haunted home in the city but whose real claim to fame is that it is the last remaining structure in the northeastern Punggol area from the early 20th century.
Visiting some of the places dubbed as “ghost towns” across the world could be a great spooky idea to spend your Halloween holiday.
When people dressed as ghosts and goblins go around for Halloween costume parties, how about breaking away from the norm a bit?
You don’t need to be in your eerie Halloween costume to visit these places but traveling to some of the ghost towns around the world will certainly up your knowledge quotient this Halloween. Start the slideshow to know about world’s most famous ghost towns.