HAUNTED: 10 Abandoned Places in USA for Students to Visit

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Are you planning a getaway with your buddies during the summer break? If you're a student on a budget, there's nothing better than visiting strange and haunted places! Previously, the Typical Student team has told you about HAUNTED: 6 Abandoned Places in Europe Students MUST Visit in Summer 2018 This time we've focused on the abandoned places to visit in US. Check out our list of 6 haunted places for students to visit!

#1 Six Flags Theme Park (New Orleans, LA)

This abandoned amusement park was left in ruins when hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. The park was under 10 feet of water during the storm. The most action it has seen in recent years has been as a film set location for movies such as Jurassic World and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Sounds interesting?

 

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#2 Red Hook Grain Terminal (New York City, NY)

Still looking for an answer to the “abandoned places near me” question? What about Red Hook Grain Terminal that used to be a key part of Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront? Built in 1922, it was immediately redundant upon its completion, as it failed to generate profit. 

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#3 Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark (Kennecott, AK)

If you are interested in the scariest places in the world, check out Kennecott. This is 20th-century copper mining city in the middle of Alaska’s Wrangell–St. Elias National Park. As a company town, it included a hospital, general store, school, skating rink, tennis court, recreation hall, and dairy. However, by 1938 the copper ore was tapped out, and the Kennecott Copper Corporation abandoned the town.

 

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#4 Western State Hospital (Lakewood, WA)

Any abandoned hospitals near me? Might be too scary. This abandoned mental hospital has a chilling history. During the institution’s operation, it was believed that mental illness was hereditary and those who suffered needed to be sterilized. The ghastly procedures that followed stood in sharp contrast to the asylum's early days, when patients could freely roam the grounds and healing gardens. Today, the buildings are being renovated into luxury condominiums (which will definitely not be a haunted asylum).

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#5 Belchertown State School (Belchertown, MA)

If you are fascinated with the abandoned buildings, you will probably love visiting this abandoned school. Belchertown State School for the Feeble-minded started out as a progressive institution for the care and treatment of mental illness. It eventually became a horrifically overcrowded and unsanitary facility full of human suffering.

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#6 Abandoned Subway System (Cincinnati, OH)

Cincinnati’s Abandoned Subway is a legend of innovation, politics, and failure. It was built in the early twentieth century as an upgrade to the Cincinnati streetcar system, but was abandoned due to escalating costs, the collapse of funding amidst political bickering, and the Great Depression during the 1920s and 1930s. And now it is in the list of haunted places near me.

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#7 Salton Sea Resort (Salton City, CA)

 

Salton Sea was a thriving spot in the late 1950’s as a resort area was close to Hollywood. The resort was called the “American Riviera” and “the miracle in the desert”. However, by the 1980s, the place was completely abandoned.

 

 

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#8 House of Death (New York, NY)

House of Death is one of the most famous haunted mansion in US. And if you have been to New York, you probably passed it by. Over the years, the house has some famous residents that have lived at 14 West 10th Street. The house is said to have been witness to at least 22 deaths. Residents say they have seen visions of a lady in white and a gray cat.

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#9 Essex County Jail Annex (North Caldwell, NJ)

Essex County Jail Annex is an abandoned haunted place. It was constructed in 1873 to solve that familiar old problem of overcrowding in Newark’s jails and shut down at the end of 20s century. After several vandalism incidents caused by teenagers and thrill-seekers entering the grounds, Essex County began demolishing the historic buildings.

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#10 Abandoned Wonder Bread Factory (Buffalo, NY)

If you want to explore this abandoned warehouse, make sure to wear a mask! It is easy to find, as it is right next to a school. It is also easy to get into. Go around the left side of the building into the alley for access inside. Enter at your own risk.

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