Posted by: Jeremiah Graves | August 14, 2012

Nightmare Fodder: Six Flags New Orleans

Abandoned theme parks are pretty spooky, but that’s why they make for great photography.

Last December, I wrote about an abandoned theme park in China where development stopped in the late ’90s as a result of disputes over land prices between the local government and farmers.

Although the backstory was pretty sad, the photos were pretty bad-ass.

The same can be said for Six Flags New Orleans.

The park flooded during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the entire facility spent more than a month underwater. As a result, the park was closed indefinitely and has yet to be re-opened or re-developed.

So why am I talking about a theme park that flooded and closed up shop seven years ago?

Well, earlier today, the fine folks at Buzzfeed put up a selection of photos depicting the remains of the park and I figured they were worth sharing.

Unlike the photos from last December that were hauntingly beautiful, many of these photos are just straight-up haunting.

Seriously, some of these are going to keep you up at night. We’re talking scary stuff, y’all.

Here is a quick sampling of some of my favorites:

Call me crazy, but Six Flags guy with the melting eyeballs and the creepy clown-head staring into your soul live up to the hype, right?!

If you want to see more, hit up the aforementioned gallery over at Buzzfeed or do a simple Google image search, the results are pretty awesome.

About these ads

Responses

  1. The pictures are so sad! And, yes…the clowns are definitely creepy! Clowns are ALWAYS creepy, no matter the context!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 167 other followers

%d bloggers like this: