Haunted Places on Earth: The ghost town buried in the sand


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Nature has its own ways of taking revenge from the people. Though we believe that human beings are mighty enough to do what we want to do, but in reality the story is that at one point of time we have to lower down ourselves and accept that nature is nature after all. The image you see must appear to be a bit scary, and leave you with many questions as to from where have so much sand came in a house!
The image is of Kolmanskop which is located in southern Namibia, a few kilometres inland from the port of Lüderitz. The story goes way far back in the year 1908 when there was rush for diamond, as it was discovered there is a large amount of diamond in the city, and people rushed into the Namib desert hoping to make an easy fortune. In just a span of two years, the city had a new look!
Once deserted city now boasted of having a casino, schools, shops, and residential area. Man power seemed to have overpowered the nature. But soon enough the excitement tend to wither away with the drop in sales of diamond. 
Mother Nature was at its work, slowly but gradually and within no time after the First World War, the beginning of the end started. Once again in 1950s the town started getting deserted and and the dunes began to reclaim what was always theirs from the beginning.
Soon the metal screens collapsed and the pretty gardens and tidy streets were buried under the sand. Doors and windows creaked on their hinges, cracked window panes stared sightlessly across the desert.  
The fury and the revenge of nature was at its height. Once again, inspite of the advancements, the desert started increasing and crumbling deep inside the houses, streets, buildings and where not.
 Finally the revenge was over! Today it is a Ghost Town.

>Ghost Town of Centralia


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The picture itself speaks the story. Somewhat scary, somewhat haunting. When we went into the details of which place this is, we got to know that it is Centralia in Pennsylvania.
The story goes that in 1962, a little fire in Centralia (Pennsylvania) migrated into an exposed vein of anthracite coal under the town. The flames on the surface were successfully extinguished, but the coal continued to burn underground for many years, so that in 1984 the fire was completely out of control and the city had to be evacuated.
Nowadays, Centralia is an abandoned and ghostly place. What is really surprising is the fact that the fire still burns beneath the town and there is enough coal to feed the fire for up to 250 years. Today, the place is not occupied by any one. People stay away from this haunted city, also called as Mouth of Hell