abandoned town


Real Life Creepy Places: Centralia, Pennsylvania

Hi all! After my absence last time (what can I say, life intervened) I'm back with another Real Life Creepy Place. And this one is an oldie but goodie. Welcome to Centralia. Also known as the inspiration behind the Silent Hill games. Centralia is one of the most well-known ghost towns in North America. Abandoned since the eighties, it's situated near a town called Ashland (Ashland? I mean... really?), along a part of Route 61 that's now blocked off. Centralia used to be an ordinary small Pennsylvania town of less that 3000 inhabitants, a mining town that mainl[...]