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World's Strangest Ghost Towns

The world's strangest ghost towns are home to dark secrets, creepy buildings, and eerie sights, and new discoveries reveal why they were abandoned. The season premiere looks at decaying structures of ten forgotten ghost towns, each with its own unique story to tell and reasons why it was abandoned. Among those visited is Villa Epecuén, a village in Argentina where vacationers from Buenos Aires once flocked to for the salty, therapeutic waters of its lake. When a rare weather disaster in 1985 caused a dam to break, waters rose to 33 feet rendering the village uninhabitable, never to be rebuilt. Thurmond, West Virginia was a prosperous town during the heyday of coal mining in the New River Gorge, but now its buildings stand empty, though some look like they could still be in use. And Bodie, California, which resembles a set straight out of Westworld, was a once-dangerous town that was built on the greed of the gold rush.

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