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The last house on the northern end of Holland Island has fallen into the Chesapeake Bay.

What remains of Bannerman's castle, an abandoned military surplus warehouse on the Hudson River in New York.

Holland Island from the Air - Mike Young Photos

This US M4 Sherman Tank was stranded on the reef during the invasion of the island of Saipan during WWII. Its turret is still frozen in time, taking aim at a Japanese gun emplacement on the beach.

Poveglia's bell tower. It's one of the oldest structures on the island, the only remnant of a 12th-century church that was abandoned and destroyed hundreds of years ago.

Abandoned Church and Graveyard

Abandoned Graveyards

Since its closing in the late 1960s and again in the mid-1980s, the St. Augustine Monastery on Staten Island, NY as it was originally named, has become a hot topic of interest for both paranormal investigators and urban exploration. The monastery was once used as a school house before being converted into a spiritual retreat in its later decades. Activity reported from those who have entered the abandoned building range from hearing moaning echoes and loud noises.

Eddie and Josie Dimick, children of Otis Dimick, a prominent Rock Island businessman, both died on Oct. 22, 1878, of diphtheria. At first the family dog would visit their graves when the family visited. But soon he visited their graves every day, staying from sunrise to sunset. When the dog died, the family erected a monument memorializing his dedication.

Abandoned graveyard by alanfrombangor, via Flickr