Since March 2011, a 30-mile radius around the ruined Fukushima Daiichi reactor has been a designated exclusion zone, unsafe to travel. Over 100,000 evacuees left in a hurry and left behind a snapshot of what life looked like in the moments just before they fled. A brave soul recently snuck in to photograph the…
What if everyone on Earth suddenly vanished, leaving behind pristine cities devoid of human life? These astonishing timelapse videos show us what cities from San Francisco to Shanghai would look like as ghost towns.
Kitsault is a modern ghost town, one that was abandoned some 30 years ago by over 1,200 mine workers and their families. But the British Columbia town still stands just as its inhabitants left it — leaving an Indo-Canadian businessman with an intriguing idea: Why not bring it back to life?
In the 1860s, the California mining boomtown of Bodie was alive with nouveau-riche miners, stagecoach holdups, opium dens, and prostitutes-turned-doctors. Less than sixty years later, Bodie was a ghost town with a population you could count on your hand—the ruins of which are explored in this amazing video filmed via…
At one point, California's inland Salton Sea was a thriving tourist destination and fishing spot. Nowadays, it's a toxic, hyper-salinated cesspool gone stagnant due to pollution and lack of sufficient drainage. Here are snapshots of the Sea's eerie lakeside towns.
Keeler, California was once an attractive lakeside resort on the shores of Owens Lake. But as waters from the lake were diverted to Los Angeles, the shoreline receded, triggering a small, quiet apocalypse in Keeler.