New York’s Ellis Island Was Deserted Back In 1954 – And Its Abandoned Relics Are Seriously Eerie

With the skyline of New York in the background, the steamer slips past the Statue of Liberty and on to Ellis Island. On board, scores of immigrants huddle in the cold, bound for a new life in pursuit of the American dream. Over the years some 12 million people will pass through this spit of land off the coast of the Big Apple. But then its buildings will be abandoned, left to decay into ghostly reminders of the past.