Holy Land USA
Holy Land USA was once an 18 acre Bible-themed park located in Waterbury, Connecticut. The park had about 40,000 visitors a year until it closed in 1984 for renovations. Holy Land USA never opened back up again due to the death of owner John Greco in 1986. It has been abandoned ever since. The abandoned acres of the theme park have been watched over by groups of nuns for decades, but the place keeps getting more and more creepy as the park continues to deteriorate.
On top of the vandalism and eeriness the park gives off, a teenager was murdered on these abandoned grounds in 2010. Since then police records have shown that the amount of trespassers have been decreasing which just means abandoned Holy Land USA is as creepy and deserted as ever.
Pictures of Takakanonuma Greenland and its spotty, mysterious back-story has attracted the attention of urban explorers around the world. The amusement park opened in the mid 1970’s and quickly closed down in the next year or two. Rumor was that it closed down so it could be improved and attract more people. In 1986, the park tried to open up again after being closed for about 10 years but it was closed again in 1999 and abandoned. In the following years, the park’s amusements became rusty and overgrown by plants. According to most sources, it is not recognized on any maps of Japan and is as remote as it is unknown to cartographers. The creepiest part of Takakanonuma was that the place is almost always covered in a heavy fog.
Unfortunately, there are no recent pictures of the amusement park. It lies in a hazard zone due to the recent nuclear meltdown in Fukushima (2011). Although it is tempting to visit, Fukushima still keeps a prohibitive level of radiation in the area.
Six Flags in New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina
Disneyland opened in 1955 and was talked about all around the world. Some people visited Disneyland, and other people built their own. Nara Dreamland was built in 1961 and was, in a lot of ways, a straight up copy of Disneyland. The maps of both parks were pretty much identical with the entrance, monorail, jungle cruise, and main street. In 1982, Disneyland finally opened in Tokyo and caused a slow and long decline for Nara Dreamland. What really killed Dreamland was when Universal Studios opened up in Osaka in 2001. Nara Dreamland permanently closed in 2006.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Manchac Swamp, which looks like any ordinary swamp in Louisiana, is supposedly haunted. Legend says that there are far more creepier things than just alligators hiding in this swamp. Manchac Swamp is supposedly home to the blood sucking Rougarou, the Cajun version of a werewolf.
Not only is there Rougarou to fear, but also the ghost of Julie White, a voodoo princess. Legend has it that White used to sit on her front porch and predict the destruction of close towns and sing, “One day I’m gonna die, and I’m gonna take all of you with me”. On the day of her funeral in 1915, a hurricane struck the area and wiped out three towns. The swamp is now a tourist sanctuary and a tourist haven thanks to the occasional body that floats up. Night tours are offered regularly to check out the mass graves and the red eyed crocodiles staring at the boat slowly go by.
Me in the middle of the woods