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Why Are These People Living All Alone In Abandoned Towns?

Can you possibly guess their reason?

Why Are These People Living All Alone In Abandoned Towns?
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Many of us often complain about the stress stemming from the bustle of modern life, and the urban atmosphere. And it's not uncommon to hear people say that they are willing to leave everything and move to somewhere in the countryside where there are peace and serenity. But when it finally does come down to it, how many do you think will truly be willing to get down with it? Would they really get up and leave the urban, populated areas to move to less-populated areas? And what would it be like to live in one? Well, here we are with stories of people who live in abandoned towns, and their story might provide some insight. Check it out.

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1. Story of Lorraine Thomas

1. Story of Lorraine Thomas

Lorraine Thomas and her husband live in the town of Wittenoom, Australia, which has been abandoned to such an extent that its name has been removed from the official maps.

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The town has only three residents

The town has only three residents
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Ms Thomas runs the local gems and souvenir shop at the place where sometimes tourists visit.

The government declared the place unfit for human habitation

The government declared the place unfit for human habitation
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All credit goes to the asbestos level there that resulted from previous asbestos mining activities.

However, Ms Thomas is dismissive of the health risks

However, Ms Thomas is dismissive of the health risks
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She says that she has lived more than half her life here with no problem. If there's any hazard at all, it's just the dust.

2. Story of Liu Shengjia

2. Story of Liu Shengjia
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The town of Xuenshanshe in China is an abandoned ghost town. It has just one resident.

Other residents have either left for cities or have died of old age

Other residents have either left for cities or have died of old age
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In order to get himself some company, Mr Shengjia tends a few sheep.

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He says even he will move to some other place when the time comes...

He says even he will move to some other place when the time comes...
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What is still a mystery is why he hasn't moved yet and what holds him back. Is it the ties to the place and the memories associated with it? Or is it that he just likes being in his own company?

3. Story of Juan Martin and Sinforosa

3. Story of Juan Martin and Sinforosa
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They live in the abandoned town of La Estrella, Spain.

Two major reasons led to the town's folk to migrate out

Two major reasons led to the town's folk to migrate out
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The flood of 1883 and Spanish Civil War which ended in 1939 caused everyone to move out of the area.

The village has everything that one might need to function

The village has everything that one might need to function
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It even has a church and two schools!

Their children moved away when they got older.

Their children moved away when they got older.
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Juan says he too would have moved away years ago, but his wife prefers to stay in the town.

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Are you going to move to an abandoned area after reading this story?

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