Abandoned places? It's what you don't see that can scare you
Want to be frightened? Here are five places that have been abandoned, their emptiness creating a kind of eeriness. Strangely, most of them are now tourist attractions. From a devasted town in Hawaii to an abandoned Greek village in Turkey to a former disaster site in the Ukraine, here are VirtualTourist's “Top 5 Ghost Towns.” Just remember: The lights aren’t on, and no one is home.
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Nestled in the hills of the Taurus Mountains, the village of Kayakoy is about 5 miles south of the coastal city of Fethiye. At one time, the village was inhabited by 2,000-plus Greek Orthodox citizens. In 1923, after World War I and the Greco-Turkish War, Greece and Turkey agreed to a compulsory population exchange based on religious ideology, forcing Greek Orthodox citizens of Turkey and the Muslim citizens of Greece to move. The citizens of Kayakoy were repatriated to Greece. When they left, the village was abandoned. Today, it is a museum and historical monument.