The population has slowly dropped since 1962. Today the population is now 10 down from 1000 in 1981. If you go to Centralia the one thing you will notice is that some roads seem just fine and paved over, but some are all cracked,ruined, and smoke billows from the seams of the roads. Pennsylvania Route 61 has some abandoned roads doing just that. A few roads are even hot to the touch.
Spending a night in Centralia to me would be like living a night in the game Silent Hill. The place is spooky and is just strange all together. Even looking down at a Google map of the place makes shivers go down my spine!
So sure the outside is creepy and you would have to pay me a large amount of money to stay there for a night, but think about inside the mine! Readings show some of the hot spots at 187°F! Of course most parts are collapsed plus the Carbon monoxide and heat would kill anyone, but the thought of being down there for even a minute is a very eerie thought.
Centralia at first glance may seem like a normal ghost town (If there is such a thing) but my advice is that if you are looking for that eerie feeling or chill down your spine then take a walk around some of the abandon roads a night. I know i wont.