How well do you know the world’s ghost towns?

From creepy islands to deserted mining communities, how many of these abandoned villages and towns around the globe can you identify?

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1. Can you identify this famous ghost town? (Clue: It was evacuated in less than 36 hours in 1986)

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2. Abandoned Hashima Island is best known for featuring as the villain’s base in the Bond film Skyfall. What country does it belong to?

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3. Bodie was once a popular gold-mining town. Now, it’s one of the most well preserved ghost towns with 200 ramshakle buildings to visit, including saloons, a Methodist church and post office. What US state is it in?

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4. What is the reason residents suddenly deserted the Argentine village of Villa Epecuén in the mid-1980s?

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5. Can you identify this eerie ghost town in Italy? (Clue: Landslides forced residents to move out in the 1960s)

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6. This island isn’t really abandoned. It’s home to thousands of toy dolls (yes, creepy) just 17 miles south of Mexico City. What is it called?

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7. This near-ghost town in Philadelphia has around 13 residents remaining after a fire spread through its underground coal mines in 1962 (which still burns today) causing sinkholes and releasing toxic fumes. What’s it called?

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8. In 1944, German soldiers invaded this French village and massacred its residents. The ruins still remain as a WWII memorial. What is its name?

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9. Approximately how many lost settlements are in the UK?

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10. Closed in 1966, Grytviken in South Georgia was originally established as what?

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11. On the Old Ghost Trail in New Zealand you’ll pass fragments of deserted town settlements. How long is the trail?

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12. In what US ghost town will you hear stories of paranormal activity and Pegues’ ghost?

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13. These abandoned futuro structures are now known as the UFO Houses of Sanjhih. Which country will you find them?

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14. Which of these is NOT a ghost town in the USA?

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15. Kolmanskop is an abondoned diamond-mining town in Namibia which is now swamped by sand dunes. What creepy coastline is it located?

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16. This ghost village in North Yorkshire is one of the largest and best preserved in England, thought to be abandoned in the 1500s. What is it called?