World scariest ghost towns
Ghost towns — former settlements that were left by their residents — resemble giant time capsules and attract many curious tourists every year. We will tell you about the most frightening and scary ones.
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Godfield — ghost town in Nevada. This city is interesting for its history. Once in 1890 it was a mining town and for those times developing, it had three salons, several shops, a smithy, a market and a school.
After several unsuccessful attempts to resume gold mining, the city really revived for some time from 1910 and inclusive until 1926. But everything turned out to be in vain. After more than 115 years of oblivion, travelers from all over the world began to visit this gold mining city. Now you can inspect the remaining empty houses and shops and get to know the life of cowboys.
Bodie Ghost Town, California. 7,700 feet above the sea level. The snow drifts, the ferocious wind howls between empty dilapidated houses and knocks a pair of almost fallen off doors. The body was flooded with gold diggers, cheaters, bandits, women of easy virtue and other ruffles.
Now from the city of Sin there were some dilapidated houses on grassed streets, empty bottles and dishes on tables, billiard chips in an empty bar. It seems that people just got up and went somewhere or were carried away by a dank winter wind.
Calico in California. It was founded in 1881, as a silver miner’s city. Over the next 12 years the city flourished: there were shops, hotels, bars, restaurants, a school and even a local newspaper was produced. By 1890, the price of silver fell and to keep the city became economically unprofitable. By 1907 Calico was completely emptied and turned into a ghost town.
This is not the end of the story, because in 1951 a man named Walter Knott purchased the land on which the city was located and created a park-museum for tourists on this site.
Glenrio, Texas and New Mexico. At one time it was part of the famous highway 66, and here travelers often stayed to rest in one of the motels. Previously, Glenrio was a thriving railway town, but the traffic of the convoys began to fade due to the discovery of the famous highway 66.
The period of active development of the city ended in 1975. Now the city buildings are abandoned and can’t be restored. Glenrio is included in the National Register of Historic Places, and now the ghost town has a lot to entertain with its dull kind of tourists from all over the world.