Centralia, a ghost town in the United States

Centralia, a ghost town in the United States
Every day we present you dream tourist destinations, the best beaches in the world, impressive landscapes dotted with mountains and many other charming places, which are a must-see. And that's why today we wanted to do something different.

If you are going mystery and frankly curious places, your next tourist adventure is waiting for you at the ghost town, Centralia (United States). A town that will awaken your curiosity, but that is better to contemplate from afar ... Discover why.

Centralia's history

Centralia could have been just another city in the United States, if it hadn't been for the fire that originated in 1962 in one of the abandoned pits of a coal mine.


A fire that has not stopped burning for a single moment, until today. In fact, some experts claim that the mine has enough coal to continue burning up to 250 more years. So the inhabitants of Centralia had to move their home to other locations.

Centralia, a ghost town in the United States

Surely you are thinking why nobody has tried to put out that underground fire. The reality is that there were a few attempts, but all without success.


A visit only for the brave

So if you want to visit this town, you have been warned! Remember that a 13 kilometer long mine Under your feet, streets cracked due to the heat, as well as sources of smoke and steam that come from the underground fire that is still burning in the bowels of this town.

Centralia, a ghost town in the United States
In fact, when you approach this ghost town you find a warning sign. So we better stay at home and enjoy the curious history of this town.

And as an interesting detail, in Hard Hobbit To Break we have learned that this Pennsylvania ghost town served as inspiration to create the series of Silent Hill video games from Konami. That is why Centralia is also known as Silent Hill.

Do you dare to visit it? Better to see it from afar ...

Centralia Burning Ghost Town - Pennsylvania USA (October 2020)


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