When you hear the word “terangker”, your mind will immediately fall on mystical or scary things. In general, maybe we only hear about the most dangerous places, but what if one city is famous for being haunted? Surely the hair on my neck stood up right away, right? These haunted cities are also scattered in several countries around the world, which cities are about? Here are some of the most haunted cities in the world
1. Craco, Italy
In general, the most terraced city often has a creepy impression, but it is different from this one where the city offers a very beautiful view.
The city is located in the Basilicata area and the province of Matera, about 25 miles from Taranto Bay. The city is filled with rolling hills and expanses of wheat and other farms.
However, in 1891 the population of Craco, which at that time numbered approximately 2000 people, was hit by social problems and poverty so that many of them felt hopeless. Then in 1892 and 1922 about 1300 people moved to North America.
Unwanted events also occur, where natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides and deteriorating agricultural conditions have made people immigrate massively. Some of them moved to a valley near Craco Peschiera.
Until now Craco is still left in a state of disrepair, all that remains is the legacy of its previous inhabitants. But even so, the unique view from Craco is able to captivate a film director. So that this city was used as a setting for films such as The Nativity Story, Quantum of Solace and Passion of the Christ.
2. Dhanushkodi, India
This one city was almost wiped off the map, but the locals refused to leave the area. Dhanushkodi is an abandoned town on the southeastern tip of Pamban Island in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Previously, this place was a very developed trading town. There are police stations, churches, train stations, schools and there are about 600 houses.
Dhanushkodi is flanked by two seas, namely the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. It is because of this that the inhabitants are very dependent on marine products for their livelihoods.
But in 1964, something untoward happened when the city was hit by a big storm which at the same time changed their fate. As a result of this natural disaster, hundreds of people lost their lives. The terrible storm was able to submerge houses, roads and places of worship as high as 5 meters under the sea.
This is what made the city of Dhanushkodi unfit for occupation, and the residents were moved to Rameswaram. Even though it has been moved to a better place. The residents, who are mostly fishermen, cannot escape from the sea, so they decide to return to their origins. In the city there is no electricity, clean water, medical services and others. Not infrequently they are still living in fear of losing their home once again.
3. Great Blasket Island, Ireland
Great Blasket Island is the main island of Blaskets, it is located approximately 2 kilometers from the mainland at Dunmore Head. The area of the island is about 4.29 km2.
The island was inhabited until 1953 when the Irish government decided that it could no longer guarantee the safety of the remaining population because the island was not safe. The island is completely isolated, no wifi, electricity or hot water and limited drinking water.
In addition, this city is also very difficult to access, especially when the weather is bad. Since then, the residents have started to migrate out of the island. Until now, this island still leaves the buildings that are still standing strong.
4. Kayaköy, Turkey
The next island in the world is in Turkey, where the city is located on the slopes of the southwestern coast of Turkey called Kayaköy. Kayaköy is a village of 500 houses built around the 18th century. The village is located about 8 kilometers south of the town of Fethiye in southwestern Turkey. Most of the people here are Greek Orthodox Christians.
This kayaköy, formerly known as Livissi, was built in the 18th century on the site of the ancient city of Lebessus and is thought to have been the site for the inhabitants of the Byzantine Island Gemiler who fled to escape pirate robberies.
Prior to World War I, many Greek inhabitants lived peacefully throughout western Turkey. But when the war started, the Greeks began to feel they were on enemy land. They were completely slaughtered by the Turks, some fled to Greece and some were forcibly deported.
In 1957, there was an earthquake of 7.1 magnitude in Livissi. This earthquake destroyed most of the city’s buildings, the city was renamed Kayakoy and was preserved as a museum and historical monument. But the Turkish government plans to turn this historic city into a city with a tourist attraction that has hotels, shops and more.
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