By Vania Raebel | June 21, 2019
Whether you’re fascinated by them or terrified of them, you have to admit, abandoned areas are creepy. Often dark and dreary, they haven’t seen another living soul for quite some time, making them the kind of locale most people would prefer to avoid at all costs… unless, of course, you’re the adventurous type who loves to explore such areas.
Many of today’s abandoned areas were once beautiful and well-kept, with constant upkeep and maintenance. However, due to one reason or another, they were left behind to crumble and deteriorate in silence. Take a look at some of the creepiest (albeit amazing) deserted places in the world. While some look scary, abandonment does add a certain charm and beauty as well.
You’d be hard-pressed nowadays to find many places that are truly isolated, given the huge population of the world. St. Kilda is one of those rare places and Hirta is only one of the four islands in the archipelago to ever have been inhabited. This large island was home to a village in the 1930s.
The village on Hirta was abandoned by the last remaining residents in August of 1930, leaving the entire place completely desolate. The stone homes that were once so full of life still stand on the island, leaving a wistful trace of hope that there may be a second chapter for Hirta in the future.