Capel Celyn was flooded in 1965 – which took away its chapel, school, post office and 12 houses and a farm.
It was struck by yellow fever during the 19th century – which left it uninhabited.
It’s today a tourist stop for those having a cruise around Antarctica; in reality it was a whaling station but is of no use today.
The war in 1993 led to the entire population of Agdam fleeing towards the eastern side. The enemy devastated the entire town.
An attractive tourist destination in the 1970s, Varosha welcomed celebrity guests such as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. When the Turks attacked in 1974, the inhabitants fled and never returned.
This creepy town was abandoned in 1998 when its 1,000 inhabitants fled with the entire settlement, left intact. Sweden owned this town and later on sold it off to the Soviet Union.
A volcanic eruption in 2008 led to evacuation of the town – the banks of a local river broke apart, and the residents were forced to abandon the settlement.
In the Venetian rule this island was chiseled to serve as a military colony. Its last colony the leper colony was abandoned in 1965 – when its last resident left.
In 1944 642 men, women, and children were butchered during the war – by the hands of German SS. It today serves as a preservation site.
During the property boom in Spain this town saw massive construction activity – with the entire landscape being studded with high rise blocks and holiday properties. The buildings, however, were left incomplete, and have not been sold till now.
In 1995 the eruption of Soufrière Hills volcano immersed the entire town in a sea of ash and mud. Almost half of the population left the island – while UK allowed inhabitants to migrate to its country, sensing more volcanic eruptions there.
In the mid 1900s unusual weather conditions led to a breach in the local dam and the dike burst – forcing residents to abandon the settlement.
Was a rich mining town – but a down-slide in 1963 led to its closure – leaving the entire settlement uninhabited.
Pompeii was devastated 2,000 years ago when Mount Vesuvius erupted. It left Pompeii and the nearby communes covered in 6 meters deep ash and pumice.