Abandoned malls aren’t only seen in The Walking Dead scenes, it’s actually a real thing happening across America. While it may seem like everyone in the U.S. is flourishing again, the hard truth is that economic decline is causing malls to go out of business. These once filled shopping centers are now ghost towns. 

It’s truly a sad situation when a shopping center that’s been open since 1956 closes down. Even one mall located in Harvey, Illinois, which was used during the filming of the movie Blues Brothers, is now a barren wasteland. Peep the sad state of affairs happening across our country in the photos below, and go for more photos here

[via BuzzFeed]