This Entire Neighborhood In Hawaii Was Mysteriously Abandoned And Nobody Knows Why

The United States of America is home to countless sites that have been abandoned some for just a few years and others for centuries. The Hawaiian Islands are no exception. While some of these abandoned sites are abandoned for very clear reasons (like the decline of an industry or extreme storm damage, for example) we are left guessing as to why others were left to deteriorate and become one with nature.

It isn’t often, however, that entire neighborhoods are abandoned seemingly for no reason. But that’s exactly what happened to this neighborhood on an Oahu military base that was abandoned in the last decade, and while there are rumors as to why the neighborhood was abandoned, I can’t find actual documentation to support an specific claims — only internet comments.

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For a better look at this abandoned neighborhood, check out this video uploaded by YouTube user Some FairLife Milk:

Want to learn more about Hawaii’s abandoned places? Check out the abandoned Coco Palms Resort, Marconi Wireless Telegraph Station, or the Koloa Sugar Mill.