Continuing our research into the darker realms of urban exploration, we came across this gallery of images taken from various tours of the abandoned Six Flags amusement park in the eastern section of New Orleans.
The park was shut down after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and now seems haunted by the ghosts of good times past... plus it looks a little dangerous, in more ways than one.
Curated by photography blog Lovethesepics.com, the set of 75 images reflects the spooky atmosphere of a once-joyful place, now being slowly and deliberately devoured by the elements...
...and vandalized by intruders who exploited the area's apocalyptic vibe, as you can see below.
The 140-acre property is closed to sightseers, but that hasn't stopped daring urban explorers from sneaking in to capture disturbing images like these... some of which seem conjured by the evil carnival owner Mr. Dark of Something Wicked This Way Comes.
Wait, isn't that Mr. Dark himself, lurking atop this long-dead rollercoaster?
The photos in this set were provided by a variety of different photographers, some of whom enhanced their images digitally, but for this article we're focusing mainly on the area's already intense natural creepiness... which assorted vandals have accentuated in suitably spooky ways, of course.