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The Abandoned Sanzhi UFO Houses

The Sanzhi UFO houses, also known as the Sanzhi pod houses, were a set of abandoned pod-shaped buildings in Sanzhi District, New Taipei City, Taiwan. The buildings were constructed in 1978. They were intended as a vacation resort in a part of the northern coast adjacent to Tamsui, and were marketed towards U.S. military officers coming from their East Asian postings. However, the project was abandoned in 1980 because of the dissension of the investors and the buildings were scheduled to be torn down in late 2008. There are many rumors about this place, but many of them are groundless and baseless. Such like the place is haunted or they found many dead body under there. As of 2010, all UFO houses have been demolished and the site is in the process of being converted to a commercial seaside resort and water-park.

Images source: 三芝 Sanjhih, Sanzhi UFO Houses / 三芝淺水灣飛碟屋


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5 responses

  1. bummer. Those places were awesome!

    December 30, 2011 at 17:39

  2. I’m sure the buildings must have been simply GREAT.
    Would be nice if they’d renovated the houses instead of bringing them down.
    Apart from being a recreational center, it would also mark a moment in history.

    December 15, 2011 at 14:52

  3. Ali

    disappointing that these got destroyed. Would have made an awesome resort

    December 6, 2011 at 04:24

  4. I didn’t knew the place, amazing! Thank you :)

    November 12, 2011 at 10:47

  5. Oh man, some body should have made a film here before they were torn down. Apocalyptic Jetsons.

    November 12, 2011 at 03:08

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