ByRicky Derisz, writer at
Staff Writer at MP. "Holy cow, Rick! I didn't know hanging out with you was making me smarter!" Twitter: @RDerisz.
Ricky Derisz

There is an unnerving and foreboding silence that becomes almost tangible when viewing photographs of a deserted urban landscape, providing a sense that all is not right, and that something bad could happen at any time.

Perhaps it's the sense of lost hope, the sense of broken dreams, or just the fact it looks a bit weird, but real life ghost towns can be seriously chilling. Just take Imber, in Wiltshire, UK.

The entire population was evacuated during World War II to allow American troops to prepare for the invasion of Europe. Except, those residents who willingly left their homes were never allowed back.

The Result Is An Abandoned Ghost Village

I'm going to go out on a limb and say those people aren't ghosts, but merely civil law breakers who ignored the no entry sign. Naughty.

But The Local Church Is Still Used Occasionally

The Grade I listed building has been saved from becoming a deserted wasteland. Again, just for your own peace of mind, I can confirm these people aren't ghosts. They're volunteers. Probably.

Some Of The Houses Look Weird

Almost as if a really big person decided to play a giant game of monopoly.

And Most Of The Buildings Are Boarded Up

One of the windows is open? Wait, does this mean that... No. I'm sure it's all innocuous. No ghosts to see here people. Move on.

How much would someone have to pay you to spend a night in Imber?

Via: Lad Bible


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