Damien Rudd is a 33-year-old Australian behind the Instagram account called "Sad topographies" where he collects Google Maps screenshots of the world‘s most depressing sounding places. It all began by accident when Rudd was searching for something and suddenly discovered Mount Hopeless in Australia.

"I typed hopeless into Google Maps to find other places called hopeless, then other synonyms for sadness,” Damien told WERTN magazine. "I screen captured the results and soon had the beginnings of the collection.”

Rudd now has a pretty big collection of world’s most joyless locations and he’s put them all into a book of hand-drawn maps,  together with their fascinating etymologies. When asked about his favorites, Damien replied: "Probably the ones in Antarctica are the most interesting. There is Shapeless Mountain which was named as none of the exploring party could agree on its shape. So shapeless was Shapeless Mountain that when a later expedition attempted to climb it, they scaled the wrong mountain entirely - which they then in turn named Mistake Mountain. There is also a Wrong Peak, which earned its name in under similar circumstances. In 1963 Recoil Glacier was named by a geologist who was said to have "recoiled in disgust" at finding nothing of interest there."

Scroll down to find out where "to go, when you're feeling low," as states Sad topographies Instagram account.

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#1 America

America

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Caroline Huot 12 months ago

* United States of America

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#2 Useless Islands, New Zealand

Useless Islands, New Zealand

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ItsYaBoi 12 months ago

With useless things (not counting animals)

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#3 Why Me Lord Lane, Chester, USA

Why Me Lord Lane, Chester, USA

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jtan 12 months ago

Good question... Whyyyyyyy!!!!!

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#4 Divorce Beach, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Divorce Beach, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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C.Marrero 12 months ago

Kinda ironic that is next to Lovers beach

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#5 Road To Misery, Kennebunkport, Maine, USA

Road To Misery, Kennebunkport, Maine, USA

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ItsYaBoi 12 months ago

A dead end too? Super sad

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#6 Disappointment Lake, California, USA

Disappointment Lake, California, USA

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img 12 months ago

Filled with tears I suppose.

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#7 Nothing, Arizona, USA

Nothing, Arizona, USA

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ItsYaBoi 12 months ago

Nothing to see here

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#8 All Alone Road, Bradford, UK

All Alone Road, Bradford, UK

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Phil The Computer 12 months ago

Intersects with the Boulevard of broken dreams

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#9 Mistake Island, Jonesport, USA

Mistake Island, Jonesport, USA

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CacTusy 12 months ago

Honey i found were you where born

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#10 Mount Disappointment, Victoria, Australia

Mount Disappointment, Victoria, Australia

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aurora.australis 12 months ago

Maybe the australians thought they would climb it, found nothing there and......well you know the rest

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#11 Pain Lane/Suffering Lane, St. George's Island, Bermuda

Pain Lane/Suffering Lane, St. George's Island, Bermuda

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Analyn Lahr 12 months ago

On the corner of Pain and Suffering.

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#12 Dead Woman Pond, Texas, USA

Dead Woman Pond, Texas, USA

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Daria B 12 months ago

Legend says, if a male falls in that pond, later on he will become female any time he gets soaked in cold water. And will tirn back to male with hot water. ♥ (DISCLAIMER: it's an anime/manga reference, not politics)

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#13 Broken Dreams Drive, Arivaca, Arizona, USA

Broken Dreams Drive, Arivaca, Arizona, USA

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K Schildt 12 months ago

Kinda disappointed it's not Broken Dreams Blvd

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#14 Shades Of Death Road, New Jersey, USA

Shades Of Death Road, New Jersey, USA

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ItsYaBoi 12 months ago

50 shades of road

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#15 Pointless Mountain, Squamish-Lillooet, Canada

Pointless Mountain, Squamish-Lillooet, Canada

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Tiny Dynamine 12 months ago

Surely Table Mountain would have been better then.

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#16 Failure Canyon, Samak, Utah, USA

Failure Canyon, Samak, Utah, USA

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ItsYaBoi 12 months ago

I don't think it's a failure

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#17 Bucket Of Blood Street, Holbrook, Arizona, USA

Bucket Of Blood Street, Holbrook, Arizona, USA

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Daria Zotova 12 months ago

I'm curious about the story behind it :D

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#18 Point No Point, Newark, USA

Point No Point, Newark, USA

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Rebekah 12 months ago

Well, it IS Newark. (kidding, kidding)

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#19 Suicide Bridge, Maryland, USA

Suicide Bridge, Maryland, USA

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Phil The Computer 12 months ago

I guess this is where it all started

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#20 Misery Island, Tasmania, Australia

Misery Island, Tasmania, Australia

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Rich Auntie Skeleton 12 months ago

It's not even an island. Damn.

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#21 Grandmother's Hole, Goa, India

Grandmother's Hole, Goa, India

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Courteney Collins 12 months ago

HAHAHAHAAHAH WHAT!???

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#22 Shit, Iran

Shit, Iran

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alwright 12 months ago

when you can't remember the name on a Geography test

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#23 Fail, UK

Fail, UK

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PyroarRanger 12 months ago

Sounds like me

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#24 Road To Nowhere, Iqaluit, Canada

Road To Nowhere, Iqaluit, Canada

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Aine 12 months ago

been there, done that... "Nowhere" is actually quite pretty!

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#25 Lonesome Lake, Washington, USA

Lonesome Lake, Washington, USA

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Hawk 12 months ago

I’m gonna book a trip to there Next valentines day

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#26 Murderers Creek, Murders Kill Road, Athen, New York, USA

Murderers Creek, Murders Kill Road, Athen, New York, USA

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Analyn Lahr 12 months ago

Well, murders DO kill. You usually don't survive a murder.

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#27 Grumpy Lane, Lake Echo, Canada

Grumpy Lane, Lake Echo, Canada

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Analyn Lahr 12 months ago

Maybe it's a neighborhood with streets named after Snow White characters. I used to live near one like that in California.

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#28 Useless Loop, Western Australia

Useless Loop, Western Australia

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Aiko Robbins 12 months ago

WoW world

#29 Terrible Mountain, Vermont, USA

Terrible Mountain, Vermont, USA

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alwright 12 months ago

* wags finger* Bad mountain! Baaaaaad mountain.

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#30 Hell For Certain Road, Hyden Kentucky, USA

Hell For Certain Road, Hyden Kentucky, USA

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Analyn Lahr 12 months ago

Isn't Kentucky in the Bible belt?

#31 Die, France

Die, France

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Annemarie Elshout 12 months ago

its only funny in english, in Dutch its saying: that

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#32 World's End, Aylesbury, USA

World's End, Aylesbury, USA

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Anonymous Hobiest 12 months ago

Is that "Phallic Symbol Lake"?

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#33 Nasty Pond, Oregon, USA

Nasty Pond, Oregon, USA

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Eva Teodorescu 12 months ago

"ah, stop it you nasty pond"

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#34 Lake Of No Return, Osage Township, Ar, USA

Lake Of No Return, Osage Township, Ar, USA

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PyroarRanger 12 months ago

Scary...

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#35 Desperation Lake, Alaska, USA

Desperation Lake, Alaska, USA

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Mela is still a killjoy 12 months ago

Haha same *smiling through the pain*

#36 Agony Island, Marshall Islands

Agony Island, Marshall Islands

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PyroarRanger 12 months ago

Who wants to come with me and go into the woods?

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#37 Miserable Island, Banner Township, Illinois, USA

Miserable Island, Banner Township, Illinois, USA

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alwright 12 months ago

Mid life crisis probably

#38 Depressed Lake, California, USA

Depressed Lake, California, USA

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PyroarRanger 12 months ago

I'm going to dive in it now.

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#39 Lonely Island, Ontario, Canada

Lonely Island, Ontario, Canada

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Eva Teodorescu 12 months ago

it does look lonely

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#40 Hopeless Road, Dandridge, USA

Hopeless Road, Dandridge, USA

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Mela is still a killjoy 12 months ago

Look, it's me!

#41 Ugly, West Bangal, India

Ugly, West Bangal, India

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#42 Kill, Ireland

Kill, Ireland

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Aine 12 months ago

Means "church" in Irish Gaelic, no?

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#43 Suffering Street, Menzel Jemil, Tunisia

Suffering Street, Menzel Jemil, Tunisia

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Miztre 12 months ago

That's where I've been living for a while now. Time to move to Happy Drive :)

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#44 Hopeless Way, Bunkerville, Nevada, USA

Hopeless Way, Bunkerville, Nevada, USA

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img 12 months ago

This is dead end. So quite helpful

#45 Despair Island, Maine, USA

Despair Island, Maine, USA

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img 12 months ago

But there's Hope in the horizon

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#46 Pity Me, Durham, USA

Pity Me, Durham, USA

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Анастасия Конева 12 months ago

I've been there, it's in UK, not US. Unless they copied the whole layout

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#47 Crying Child Island, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA

Crying Child Island, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA

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alwright 12 months ago

D:

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#48 Lonelyville, Fire Island, New York, USA

Lonelyville, Fire Island, New York, USA

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PyroarRanger 12 months ago

Hey, this is where I live!

#49 Crack Is Wack Playground, Harlem, New York, USA

Crack Is Wack Playground, Harlem, New York, USA

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Neeraj Jha 12 months ago

"Sup with the whack playstation sup"

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#50 Heartache Rd, East Helena, USA

Heartache Rd, East Helena, USA

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Cactuar Jon 12 months ago

Just off heartache avenue

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#51 Massacre Island, Subd, Canada

Massacre Island, Subd, Canada

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Just a Purpler 12 months ago

What part of Canada is called Subd...?

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#52 Deception Island, Antartica

Deception Island, Antartica

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PyroarRanger 12 months ago

That is actually a fitting name when you look at the island

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#53 What Cheer, Iowa, USA

What Cheer, Iowa, USA

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img 12 months ago

Well you could read it WHAT CHEER!!!! sounds happy to me. :p

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#54 Murder Island, Argyle, Canada

Murder Island, Argyle, Canada

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Daniel Trigueros 12 months ago

Like a used condom to be precised !!!

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#55 Dead Women Crossing, Oklahoma, USA

Dead Women Crossing, Oklahoma, USA

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_WEIRD_ONE_ 11 months ago

welp... thats reassuring!!

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#56 Sad Lake, Oregon, USA

Sad Lake, Oregon, USA

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Bobbi Newell 12 months ago

Whiskey Lake is nearby.

#57 Accident, Maryland, USA

Accident, Maryland, USA

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donewithlifeu 12 months ago

lol i think my parents went there to have me

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#58 Worthless Road, Laytonville, USA

Worthless Road, Laytonville, USA

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Annemarie Elshout 12 months ago

so why built it?

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#59 Hearts Desire Ave / Broken Heart St, Las Vegas, USA

Hearts Desire Ave / Broken Heart St, Las Vegas, USA

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Analyn Lahr 12 months ago

So, how many wedding chapels are on Hearts Desire Ave?

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#60 Misery, France

Misery, France

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Shruti Naik 12 months ago

look at all of these Routes coming out of misery

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#61 Emptyness Drive, Cypress, Texas, USA

Emptyness Drive, Cypress, Texas, USA

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alwright 12 months ago

the suburbs :P

#62 Melancholy Waterhole, Sturt, Australia

Melancholy Waterhole, Sturt, Australia

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alwright 12 months ago

just a hexagonal waterhole questioning life

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#63 Abandoned, Hartwick, New York State, USA

Abandoned, Hartwick, New York State, USA

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img 12 months ago

Maybe they abandoned working on the road. ...So aptly named eh?

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#64 Murdering Beach Road, Heyward Point, New Zealand

Murdering Beach Road, Heyward Point, New Zealand

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Daria Zotova 12 months ago

For some reason, I don't feel like going there...

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#65 Sadness Street, Jemil, Tunisia

Sadness Street, Jemil, Tunisia

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Iris Omri-Engler 12 months ago

Same place where you find Suffering Street; not really a lucky place it seems

#66 Dubious Reservoir, Oregon, USA

Dubious Reservoir, Oregon, USA

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Magsterrrrrrrr 12 months ago

Seems suspicious to me.

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#67 Miserable Lake, Banner Township, Illinois, USA

Miserable Lake, Banner Township, Illinois, USA

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PyroarRanger 12 months ago

Poor lake...

#68 Disappointment Road, Barbourville Ky, USA

Disappointment Road, Barbourville Ky, USA

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Shruti Naik 12 months ago

you can walk down disappointment road or float down disappointment creek

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#69 Desperation Drive / Solitude Way, Shingle Springs, Ca, USA

Desperation Drive / Solitude Way, Shingle Springs, Ca, USA

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Shruti Naik 12 months ago

You can either continue to be desperate or you can find happiness in your solitude!

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#70 Poverty Island, Michigan, USA

Poverty Island, Michigan, USA

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Neeraj Jha 12 months ago

My month-end place!

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#71 Haunted Lake, Francestown, New Hampshire, USA

Haunted Lake, Francestown, New Hampshire, USA

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img 12 months ago

Don't worry the SCO(O)BY Gang will help you.

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#72 Purgatory Pond, Dunbarton, USA

Purgatory Pond, Dunbarton, USA

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Magsterrrrrrrr 12 months ago

Better than hell.

#73 Labour In Vain Road, Stansted, UK

Labour In Vain Road, Stansted, UK

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Greta Toločkaitė 12 months ago

apparently a woman on the road side went into labour, but later turned out it was just outdated tacos..

#74 Camp Suicide Road, Michigan, USA

Camp Suicide Road, Michigan, USA

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Ana 12 months ago

D:

#75 Dead Dog Island, Killarney, Canada

Dead Dog Island, Killarney, Canada

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Lizzievee 12 months ago

A bunch of killer cats must live there

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#76 Sorrow Islands, British Columbia, Canada

Sorrow Islands, British Columbia, Canada

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img 12 months ago

Yeah we gettit.. don't have to keep repeating yourself! Ugh

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#77 Nameless, Tennessee, USA

Nameless, Tennessee, USA

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Eva Teodorescu 12 months ago

something named nameless is kind of a paradox

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#78 Little Hope Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

Little Hope Island, Nova Scotia, Canada