This article was originally published in December 2016.
Photos of what has to be the creepiest old McDonalds in the world went viral on Reddit recently after a few users took a walk around and shared what they found.
Nicknamed the “McBarge,” the floating McDonalds located in Vancouver, Canada debuted in 1986. It was built as an attraction for Expo ’86, the World’s Fair held in Vancouver, for a lofty $9 million.
The plan was to take the floating McDonalds around the world. But interest in the novelty restaurant — which is only accessible by boat — quickly fizzled, and it has been abandoned for 30 years.
Still, all hope is not lost for the restaurant, which currently looks like the opening scene of your nightmares. It was bought in 1999 by Howard Meakin of Sturgeon’s Developments and he finally mentioned some upcoming renovations in December of last year.
Current ownership says it’s planning a $3 million upgrade to be “restored and refitted” by the end of this year. But no word on if it will again become a restaurant, or even stay in Vancouver.
Anybody who has seen movies like Ghost Ship probably get a really eerie feeling about it.