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Hof van N.. Villa NI believe that this beautiful villa is only still standing because of the enormous ivy that's has grown over the whole house.

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13 Spooky-Looking Houses That Have Inspired Ghost Stories

So the story goes, after both parents committed double suicide in the Sayer House their four small children raised themselves for more than a decade in this home in Kentucky.

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Forest Haven

This massive asylum has been abandoned for so long that the coffins in the cemetery have started to poke out of the ground.

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Inside the lost island of New York: Eerie pictures of the abandoned leper colony just 350 yards from the Bronx

North Brother Island in New York. The main staircase to the western wing of the nurses building. Photo taken by local historian & photographer Ian Ference.

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Global Urbex: 12 Haunting Abandoned Buildings and Places

Halcyon Hall (Bennett College), New York. Built in 1893, Halcyon Hall was the main building of Bennett College, a women’s college in Millbrook, New York. At its peak, Bennett College schooled 300 students, but the increasing popularity of coeducation during the 1970s led to the institution’s closure in 1978. Halcyon Hall lies in ruins today.

Ghost stories like the one about Le Beau House in Arabi (across the river from New Orleans), an abandoned sugar plantation.Francoise Barthelemy LeBeau bought the land in 1851. The house was finished in 1854. For about 50 years it stayed in the LaBeau family. They had a history of mistreating their slaves to the point of death and burying them in adjoining fields. The deceased slaves came back and one by one, the LaBeau family went insane. Two members hanged themselves on the second floor.