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.

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


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