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Old 09-30-2013, 11:06 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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The whole reason for this thread is faulty because the OP implied that an eerie, creepy place is the same thing as a poor depressed place which is obviously not the case and has led to much confusion. I think he should rethink it and try again because it does have the potential to be a good interesting thread. I would like to hear about eerie, creepy places, but have no interest in poor, run down places.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:22 AM
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Location: Ontario
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Lordsburg, New Mexico.

A weird creepy town. Weird eerie vibe.
With a ghost town "Shakespeare" on edge of town.

Berlin, New Hampshire...kinda "The Shining" vibe there.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Kent, UK/ Rhode Island, US
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[quote=Mahatma X;31600495]Philly and Baltimore have some REAL poverty that shouldn't even be allowed in the year 2013. Same with a lot of NYC and Jersey.

Shouldn't be allowed in a first world country like the USA.

You've clearly never been to much of Africa and South America, etc. Real poverty is alive and well in 2013.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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Wiccan City
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:26 PM
 
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Newburgh, NY
Poughkeepsie, NY
Bucyrus, OH
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:46 PM
 
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What are some depressed, weird or eerie cities in your opinion? By eerie, I mean creepy, depressed, unpopular, and just has a weird vibe.

I have traveled almost the entire country and have to say that the following places would be my top five:
  1. Utica, NY
  2. Davenport, IA
  3. Norwich, CT
  4. Bristol, VA
  5. Newburgh, NY
Blythe in Southeastern California, near the Arizona border. Something very eerie about that town.
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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The oddest thing about Utica is that a lot of apartment houses don't seem to have door numbers.

I canvassed that city during an election, and finding the right apartment was usually a crapshoot.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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I am likewise curious to hear why Rochester, NY gave off that vibe. Living here I obviously do not get the same impressions that outsiders might.
I spent most of my time in the downtown area. It was deserted, the buildings boarded over, but tons of people waiting for buses. Weird, and just not an "alive" feeling city.

I hope things have improved ... it was several years back.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:19 PM
 
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I spent most of my time in the downtown area. It was deserted, the buildings boarded over, but tons of people waiting for buses. Weird, and just not an "alive" feeling city.

I hope things have improved ... it was several years back.
Its East End section of Downtown and the Southeastern Quarter of the city has the bulk of the nightlife there. I believe that Downtown Rochester has been seeing an increase in Downtown housing/living too.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Any mountain town in Colorado that isn't a major ski area.
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