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30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

When the US economy started to tank, the automobile industry was hit hard. And it wasn’t just a little hit. The hit took out entire cities, forcing people to leave their lives as they knew it behind, and find work and a new home elsewhere. This is most apparent in the MidWest from Indiana to Pennsylvania. Anywhere there were cars being manufactured really got knocked down. Some cities have adjusted, while others haven’t. These pictures tell a story about what it used to be like and how it is now. Some of these pictures of abandoned buildings brought a tear to my eye when I realized what used to be. These photos were taken by Seph Lawless as he visited different areas of the Rust Belt.

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Amusement Park – Canton, Ohio

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Apartment – Chicago, Illinois

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Asylum – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Asylum – Scranton, Pennsylvania

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Automobile Plant – Detroit, Michigan

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Building – Flint, Michigan

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Building – Augusta, Maine

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Building – Flint, Michigan

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Building – Racine, Wisconsin

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Prison Church – Cincinnati, Ohio

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Church – Cleveland, Ohio

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Church – Gary, Indiana

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Factory – Cleveland, Ohio

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Factory – Detroit, Michigan

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Building – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Factory – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Hospital – Toledo, Ohio

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Hotel – Baltimore, Maryland

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned House – East Cleveland, Ohio

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned House – Albany, New York

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned House – Baltimore, Maryland

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned House – Bedford, Kentucky

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned House – East Cleveland, Ohio

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned House – South Bend, Indiana

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned House – Wheeling, West Virginia

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Mansion – Chester, Pennsylvania

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Mansion – Dayton, Ohio

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Police Station – Chicago, Illinois

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Theater – Gary, Indiana

30 Insanely Creepy Abandoned Places That Will Scare You Silly

Abandoned Theater – Youngstown, Ohio

As you can see the devastation of the economy hit a lot harder in some areas of the US than it did in others. These pictures are absolutely heartbreaking. Auto manufacturing has made a come back in many areas of the rust belt You can view more of Seph Lawless’ work here.

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