The era of gold mining in California lasted for a long time. One town that was flourishing with business was old Bodie. At that time, it was home to nearly 10,000 people with lavish restaurants, hotels, and bowling alleys. Currently, the town is abandoned.
A photographer captured what Bodie and some other towns look like right now. It seems as if there are some things that belonged to the owners even now. Mostly, the owners just picked up the essentials and simply vacated the town without a word.
Keep reading to find out more on the mystery town.
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The town was founded in 1860 when a man accidentally found gold there. A freak accident exposed a cave in which a lot of gold was buried. Hence, this became a booming town.
There have been some strange observations about this town. The photographers caught abandoned objects like cars, pool tables and also a cutlery set on the table as though a family was going to return for a meal.
Seems eerie, doesn't it?
Bodie was a victim to a giant fire in 1882. By the time it was the beginning of 1900, out of 10,000 residents, only 700 remained. Eventually, all the gold was used up and the town wasn't doing business anymore. After yet another fire, they had to shut down all transport to and from the town as well.
Now, those buildings and homes just seem to be motionless in time. It was also noted that the town's people couldn't wait to drive out of Bodie into other towns. Maybe they found more opportunities out of Bodie.
Nobody has ever tried to move out the belongings or construct something over this land because they believe they will be cursed by the Curse Of Bodie.
Many people have encountered strange visions of two ghost guards roaming around the town. There's also a legend about a ghost of a Chinese woman who used to kill. Some more people have spotted ghosts of young children just aimlessly walking the lands of Bodie.
As they say, Bodie was abandoned due to the fires that struck the town. No wonder the residents had to leave the town without any of their belongings.
Many people swear by it and that's why they wouldn't touch the belongings. But we won't know until we see it, will we?