October 2011Monthly Archives
Rather than just another Halloween article, we thought it would be fun to offer a whole selection of spooky tales drawn from the Urban Ghosts archives, from Jack O’Lantern carvings to haunted hotels and creepy urban legends. Happy Halloween!
In the spirit of Halloween, it seemed appropriate to discuss an eerie London tale that may or may not be an urban legend – the Dead Body Train, which some say ran between Whitechapel Tube station and the Royal London Hospital.
Welcome to Part 10 of Urban Ghosts’ top links of the week, bringing together yet another assortment of great articles from our friends, partners and publishers we like around the web.
There may not be much left, but its distinctive tail section and grey-green camouflage scheme identify this downed British aircraft as an RAF Harrier GR3, destroyed during the Falklands War in a raid on Goose Green.
It looks like a crashed flying saucer, but this abandoned retro-futuristic home is a Futuro House, designed by Matti Suuronen during the late 1960s. Only about 100 were built, of which perhaps 50 still exist across the globe.
The world boasts numerous abandoned towns and ghost cities that span modernity. Some are largely untouched due to their remoteness, while others lure countless tourists. This article explores 50 of the world’s most impressive deserted settlements, covering every continent.
This MiG-25 Foxbat fighter jet was uncovered from the sands of Al-Taqqadum airbase in Iraq by US-led forces in 2003. Missing its wings, the dusty interceptor was dragged out and ultimately transported to America for preservation.
This abandoned Union Pacific caboose near Rhyolite ghost town in Death Valley is one of many to be found across America’s Old West. But urban explorers should be mindful of rattlesnakes while taking a closer look.
The Whaley House in Old Town San Diego is reportedly haunted by the ghosts of several generations of the same family, including Thomas Whaley, a California settler who built the house for his wife and children.
This somewhat retro-futuristic theatre in the coastal desert city of Namibe, southwestern Angola, is one of many buildings abandoned in the wake of Portuguese colonial decline in the region.