Freaky places to be – Centralia, near ghost town in Philadelphia

We thought we would make todays article about another freaky place to be. It’s a near ghost town of Centralia in Philadelphia. Town was affected with an underground coal fire, that started back in 1962, although there are other theories about the start of the fire. Since the start most of the city residents have left, leaving less than 10 people living within the city limits.

Freaky places to be – Centralia, near ghost town in Philadelphia

At its height Centralia had more than 1000 people living there, but since the fire that number has dwindled significantly, leaving empty buildings, overgrown with grass, and unmaintained roads and other town infrastructure behind.

Reasons for people leaving the town were multiple. For starters, ground of the areas affected with fire would be burning hot. Fires would also let out dangerous gases, making the air unsuitable for people to breathe in. Lastly, fires made ground prone to collapse due to burnt coal that was no longer there. Check out the video above where some YouTubers visited Centralia and walked around to show how things are there today. For the most part you wouldn’t even know that something was wrong, until you come across hot spots. Very eerie indeed.