13 Eerie Photos Of A Ghost Town That's Been Untouched for 5 Years

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Malaysian daredevil and photographer Keow Wee Loong has scaled the some the world's tallest buildings, and even walked into an active volcano, but most recently he's ventured into the Fukushima exclusion zone to get some awesome yet eerie photos of what is now a ghost town.

Following the Tōhoku earthquake on 11 March 2011, the towns and villages surrounding the Fukushima nuclear plant have remained largely abandoned after residents were swiftly evacuated because of a meltdown of several nuclear reactors. 

Keow Wee Loong took it upon himself to go into the Red Zone (the closest area to the disaster site and usually closed to visitors) and take some strikingly eerie photos. 

Ghost town. "When I entered the red zone, I could feel a burning sensation in my eyes and a thick chemical smell in the air," Keow wrote.

Ghost town. "When I entered the red zone, I could feel a burning sensation in my eyes and a thick chemical smell in the air," Keow wrote.

This abandoned book store hasn't been touched in 5 years.

This abandoned book store hasn't been touched in 5 years.

The abandoned Namie train station. 

The abandoned Namie train station. 

A calendar dated March 2011, the month residents fled the town.

A calendar dated March 2011, the month residents fled the town.

"Everything is exactly where it is after the earthquake struck this town," he said. Indeed, residents left their belongings such as food, money, gold, laptops, and other valuables behind as they left the town in a hurry.

"Everything is exactly where it is after the earthquake struck this town," he said. Indeed, residents left their belongings such as food, money, gold, laptops, and other valuables behind as they left the town in a hurry.

"Have you ever wondered what it's like to be the only person walking in a town where you have 100% full access to every shop and explore? When I was young I always had a dream like this," he said.

"Have you ever wondered what it's like to be the only person walking in a town where you have 100% full access to every shop and explore? When I was young I always had a dream like this," he said.

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Animals are said to have scoured for food in this abandoned supermarket.

Animals are said to have scoured for food in this abandoned supermarket.

A barricade at Okuma Town.

A barricade at Okuma Town.

Some buildings were destroyed during the 2011 earthquake.

Some buildings were destroyed during the 2011 earthquake.

An abandoned pub in Namie.

An abandoned pub in Namie.

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Lots of limited edition CDs were found in this abandoned record store.

Lots of limited edition CDs were found in this abandoned record store.

Source: Says