The owner and only resident of this ghost town Lucin, Utah is a former Prague University engineering student who at 24 escaped the Iron Curtain in 1984 using his DIY glider powered with a 600cc Trabant engine, and landed undetected at Vienna International Airport.
There’s a ghost city in Cyprus that no one has been allowed to enter for over 35 years. Since the city has been under the control of the Turkish Army, Turks have been trying to use the area as a bargaining chip.
Home of Truth, Utah was a religious utopian community in the 1930s whose leader claimed to receive divine revelations through her typewriter.
A restaurateur purchased a ghost town so that he could re-name it to Bikinis, Texas.
Picher, Oklahoma is considered the most toxic place in the United States. The town has been ravaged by industrial mining; so much so that a majority of it’s inhabitants have fled and it’s current population is 20. There have been numerous reports of sinkholes appearing overnight as mine shafts collapse. Often, underground water, highly acidic and concentrated with heavy metals, come bubbling into these sinks and turns them into toxic ponds.
The state of Texas has over 450 ghost towns.
British Columbia has the most ghost towns of any jurisdiction in North America, estimated at more than 1500.