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Old November 13th, 2008, 01:53 AM   #61
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Even if it isn't haunted and is all made up over 80 years, would you spend a night there, alone?
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Old November 13th, 2008, 01:57 AM   #62
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Battersea Power Station is the epitome of sinister to me
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Old November 13th, 2008, 02:02 AM   #63
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Borley Rectory, built 1863 on the site of a Benedictine Abbey, after which emmediately footsteps would be heard late at night. The most haunted house in Britain (and that's saying something, the UK has reputedly more ghosts per sq. mile than anywhere in the world):

In 1900 four daughters saw the ghost of a nun at twilight, who disappeared after they tried to talk to her. The next four decades reports of a ghostly horse and carriage, along with its headless horseman were reported. In 1927 after a new family moved in a brown package was found in a cupboard, inside which was the skull of a young woman. Shortly after, the family would report a variety of incidents including the sounds of servant bells ringing (on which the strings had been cut), lights appearing in windows and unexplained footsteps. The wife reported seeing a carriage and horses.


















the 'summerhouse'


bricked up passages




a 'figure' seen in the graveyard



1935, many incidents took place with another new family moving in, including bell-ringing, windows shattering, stones, bottle-throwing and wall-writing, and their daughter was locked in a room with no key. Marianne Foyster reported to her husband a whole range of poltergeist phenomena which included her being thrown from her bed.[14] On one occasion, Adelaide was attacked by "something horrible". Twice, Foyster tried to conduct an exorcism, but his efforts were fruitless. In the middle of the first, Foyster was struck in the shoulder by a fist-size stone.




After the mysterious fire of 1939



a 'floating' brick



the nun is still seen walking along a stretch of road where the rectory once stood



the churchyard survives:


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Old November 13th, 2008, 02:35 AM   #64
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No one mentioned the AT & T building in NY? I have no idea what's in it, but its by far the most sinister building i've seen - an entirely windowless skyscraper!
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Old November 13th, 2008, 03:15 AM   #65
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I think something has to be said about the beautiful but incredibly sinister St. Andrews House in Edinburgh:


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Old November 14th, 2008, 08:45 PM   #66
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The Japanese abandoned island of Hasima is beyond sinister:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunkanjima

You can also watch a 15 minutes documentary about the island, to see the desolation of this place.

http://www.videosift.com/video/Aband...apanese-Island

(a bit off-topic, since it's not a building but an entire city)
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Old November 14th, 2008, 11:24 PM   #67
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I think something has to be said about the beautiful but incredibly sinister St. Andrews House in Edinburgh:
I love that building. They considered the parliament for that right? But thought it looked too Speerish? Pity.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 11:51 PM   #68
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Thanks Seyman, here some pix:

the abandoned Gunkanjima, (Battleship Island), once home to 1,391 people per hectare on the built up district, or 139,100 per sq km.


1974, the last year before it was abandoned:















...and 30 years later the photographer revisited...



Silent Hill anyone?
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Old November 15th, 2008, 12:02 AM   #69
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147m Strata, London.

Rumor has it that Darth Vader owns a penthouse here


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Old November 15th, 2008, 12:14 AM   #70
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Old November 17th, 2008, 05:01 AM   #71
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heres one thats pretty creepy

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Old November 17th, 2008, 08:58 PM   #72
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abandoned factory in Bratislava

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Old November 18th, 2008, 01:33 AM   #73
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I have never been there myself but I find the pictures I have seen of Ponte City in Johannesburg quite unsettling for a residential building.



Especially the inside shaft:







Doesn't really help to know that this was a place with a very high crime rate.
But I read it is now under redevelopment.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 12:18 AM   #74
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Wow thatīs scary!
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Old November 20th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #75
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If you are claustrophpbic and masochist looks like a good place where to live...
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Sad for Detroit that the industry that made it also consumed it. Industrial cannibalism at its finest. Detroit is the largest city in the US without rail transportation.
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i guess this goes with out saying, surprised no one has posted this already

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Old November 20th, 2008, 07:18 PM   #78
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I absolutely love the former Buffalo Asylum for the Insane! When I think of sinister I think of this place.



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Old November 21st, 2008, 03:34 AM   #79
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^kewl, what is it used for now?
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Old November 21st, 2008, 03:51 AM   #80
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It's photoshop, this is white steam in reality, not dark smoke.
But still, this photo of Moscow is creepy:

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