Check out 10 creepy abandoned cities still haunting America

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Dec 17, 2012

For a relatively young nation (in international terms), the United States has seen its share of cycles—but even with boom towns and urban sprawl, there are still quite a few forgotten cities around. If you're looking for a creepy road trip, here are some good places to start.

When a town is abandoned, the buildings and infrastructure typically remain. The only thing missing? The people. And that equation can make for some truly eerie, frozen-in-time scenarios.

Some of these locales have served as creepy backdrops and inspirations for horror films (including Silent Hill), while others live on as interesting points on local maps, luring in the occasional adventure-seeking tourist.

So what are some of the creepiest abandoned cities still standing in these United States?