Many of these cities were abandoned by their citizens due to several factors ranging from natural disasters to wars. Even though these cities have a haunted status, some of them have amazing views because they are overgrown by wild plants or their surroundings do have very beautiful views. Here the continued list for some of the most haunted cities in the world.
1. Lifta, Israel
Lifta is a small city on the outskirts of Jerusalem, this small city has also become a silent witness to the Israeli and Arab wars. Is a very fertile village, there are at least 1,500 olive trees that grow there. Most of the people in this city make a living from farming.
The city is inhabited by about 3,000 inhabitants where their houses are arranged using stones. The majority of Lifta’s population are Muslims of Arab – Palestinian descent, but some are Christians.
But unfortunately in 1947-1948 there was a civil war which made the villagers evacuate. Arabs and Jews fought for Lifta and closed the western route to besiege Jerusalem. Even so, there were still some residents who survived so that the war troops destroyed many buildings so that the residents did not return.
Now Lifta is empty, all that is in these hills are empty buildings and trees. So Lifta is one of most haunted cities in the world.
2. Plymouth, Montserrat, England
Formerly Plymouth was the capital of Montserrat an overseas territory of Great Britain. Here there is a volcano called Soufrière Hills.
In 1995 there was a great volcanic eruption where this eruption devastated the city, residents who lived there had to be evacuated. The city has become completely empty due to dust and rubble.
This natural disaster also led to the closure of two-thirds of the southern part of the island and the abandonment of the capital city of Plymount which was once home to 12,000 people.
3. Hashima Island, Japan
Who doesn’t know this island in Japan, Hashima Island or also known as Gunkanjima which means “Island of Warships”. This island is one of 505 deserted islands in Nagasaki Prefecture.
From 1887 to 1974, this island was inhabited because it was used as the largest coal mining center in Japan managed by Mitsubishi.
Mitsubishi bought the island in 1890 to start a project to get coal from the seabed around the island. In 1916 they built the island’s first large concrete block, which built for the workers and served to protect them from hurricanes.
At its peak in 1969, the island’s population swelled to about 5259 residents living there. Then in 1960 coal mines were closed and replaced with petroleum. In 1974, Mitsubishi officially announced the closure of the mine and finally vacated the island.
Abandoned in inhabitants, this island neglected and neglected, giving the impression of being haunted.
In addition, this island also called Hell Island by the Korean people. This is because from 1940 to 1945 as many as 600 – 800 Korean forced laborers worked as mine workers on Hasima Island. About 122 of them died due to suffocation, disease, hunger, suicide and others. No wonder this island adds to the impression of being haunted.