Seaside Sanatorium. Connecticut.

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The Abandoned Sanzhi UFO Houses

These colorful flying saucer-style buildings, located in the Sanzhi district of New Taipei City in Taiwan, were built in 1978 but were forsaken before anyone ever stayed in them. They were originally targeted towards U.S. military officers stationed in East Asia who were on leave, but investment losses and deaths due to accidents during construction caused the project to be abandoned in 1980. The misfortune of the UFO houses is said to have been caused by the unfortunate act of bisecting the Chinese dragon sculpture located near the resort gates for widening the road to the buildings, cursing the project.

For almost thirty years, these strange pod-like structures were left to crack, crumble and decay due to acts of nature and vandalism. Smashed, broken buildings and debris were all that remained of Pod City. It’s sad that such unique architecture and design was never enjoyed by any residents. Unfortunately, this favorite of urban explorers and travelers no longer exists.

The UFO houses were demolished in 2008. A petition to try and save at least one of the buildings failed. Apparently a new beach resort and water park are being developed in its place.  Looking just like pop culture depictions of alien space pods, they were at least around long enough to serve as a minor tourist attraction and a ghost town for urban explorers. They provided a glimpse of a retro future that morphed into ruins from the future

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Holy Land USA,
A former bible-themed amusement park in Waterbury, Connecticut, was closed for renovations in 1884. John Greco, the owner, died in 1986 and nobody really knows what to do with the place.
The property was left to the religious sisters of Filippini. Even though it’s closed, Holy Land USA continues to attract attention and visitors. The web site, Roadside America, has included it in it’s coverage of off beat attractions with the cautionary note that “visitors should explore with caution (and an up-to-date tetanus shot).”
If its creepiness doesn’t make you want to run out of there, maybe the fact that a 16 year old girl was raped and murdered on these grounds in 2010 will.

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A massacre by a Nazi Panzer unit on June 10, 1944 left 642 men, women and children dead.
French President, Charles DeGualle ordered that the town be rebuilt, but to leave the ruins as they were to stay as a reminder of that horrible day. A plaque translating to “So as not to forget,” is the only modern addition.

So sad but so Erie

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Veterinary School of Anderlecht,
Given the name “Horror Labs”, this veterinary school has been abandoned since the 90s! Jars filled with dead animals and animal ‘parts’ fill the rooms of this building. It is the last of the 19 veterinary complex buildings to be untouched.

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