One this episode the crew makes a visit to Seale, Alabama and learns a little history with the help of guest star Charlie Tigner. Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/sidestepadventures/ Title Music by BJ Holland https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/bjholland https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tao-of-the-beej/id533253209
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Old Cahawba, Alabama is the second ghost town we visited. Unlike Rodney, Miss. it is now a state park and most of the buildings -- or what's left of them -- are kept up and maintained. There are also historical markers throughout the town explaining the history behind each. We visit a few abandoned houses, a negro burial ground and the former site of a Civil War prison where Union soldiers that were captured were kept.
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I go communing with the dead. My previous ghost town cemetery video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcPTa2cc8IU PDF describing old Bellefonte http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1111/ML111160144.pdf 1817 Treaty with the Cherokee that created reservation land in Jackson County ARTICLE 8. And to each and every head of any Indian family residing on the east side of the Mississippi river, on the lands that are now, or , nay hereafter be, surrendered to the United States, who may wish to become citizens of the United States, the United States do agree to give a reservation of six hundred and forty acres of land, in a square, to include their improvements, which are to be as near the centre thereof as practicable, in which they will have a life estate, with a reversion in fee simple to their children, reserving to the widow her dower, the register of whose names is to be filed in the office of the Cherokee agent, which shall be kept open until the census is taken as stipulated in the third article of this treaty. Provided, That if any of the heads of families, for whom reservations may be made, should remove therefrom, then, in that case, the right to revert to the United States. And provided further, That the land which may be reserved under this article, be deducted from the amount which has been ceded under the firstand second articles of this treaty. Native American (Cherokee) Reservations created in Jackson County Alabama bythe treaty. Some reservations were claimed for children of white/Cherokeemarriages. This treaty did not include lands on Sand Mountain that were not ceded until1835. William Jones near Bridgeport once known as Jonesville Thomas Jones near Bridgeport Thorn near Bridgeport Johnson at Doran's Cove Woods at Doran's Cove John Sumach in Crow Valley Samuel Key near Big Coon Valley Baldridge near Stevenson Bengis near Stevenson at Bolivar William Key south of Samuel Key Harlin, Morgan, and Riley between Hollywood and Bellefonte Lacy at Paint Rock Stevens east of Paint Rock Elliot east of Stevens McNary at Scottsboro Burns southwest of Scottsboro Riley at Goosepond Island Scottsboro Oar (partial) southwest Jackson County
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This is vintage footage of Old Dora in the 1980's around 1986. Dora, Alabama was once a thriving coal mining town around the turn of the century. The town has a hard and turbulent history but was thriving in it's heyday. Progress moved the town closer to a main highway over the years and the old town was left to ruin. Loss of work in the coal mines and a major fire in the 1930's may have helped with the decline. I recorded this video footage of the town as it stood in the late 1980's. This video is a reminder that things in this world are not permanent. That to survive people have to adapt. I think it is important to have documentation of such a great place that was home to so many people.
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Filmed at sunrise at the abandoned part of Fort McClellan Army Base in Anniston, Alabama. DJI Phantom 2 Drone, Zenmuse HD-3D Gimbal, GoPro Hero3 Black (1080p 30fps, Medium), No FPV was used. Big thanks to Aux Verba. Click this link for my photos of Fort McClellan: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rwilly121 **Please do not bring any more of your Monsanto or other contamination talk to my video. Go somewhere else to discuss your misinformation. This video was made to reflect on the positive times that were had at Fort McClellan over the years. Thanks! -R** Edited with Sony Vegas 10 Platinum. Music: Say Something by Aux Verba
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Birmingham, Montgomery, Huntsville, and more! Check out the top 10 most haunted places in Alabama! From creepy cemeteries to scary castles, ghosts, poltergeists, and more! Music: Ghost Story by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300034 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Photos: "Redmont Hotel Nov 2011 02" by Chris Pruitt (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Spyder_Monkey) is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en) "Redmont Hotel Nov 2011 01" by Chris Pruitt (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Spyder_Monkey) is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en) "Sturdivant Hall 001" by Carol M. Highsmith (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_M._Highsmith) is in the Public Domain "Sturdivant Hall Selma" by Altairisfar (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Altairisfar) is in the public domain "Moundville Archaeological Site Alabama" by Altairisfar (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Altairisfar) is in the public domain "Moundville Archaeological Park 04" by Jeffrey Reed (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Altairisfar) is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en) "Le porte-avion USS Alabama, Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile, Alabama" by Nicolas Chadeville (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Nicolas_Chadeville) is licensed under CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.en) "USS Alabama" by Rennett Stowe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tomsaint/) is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) "Harrison-plaza" by Burkeanwhig (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Burkeanwhig) is in the Public Domain "FortMorgan02" by Bob Webster (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Edibobb) is licensed under CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en) "Fort Morgan" by Altairisfar (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Altairisfar) is in the Public Domain "Forks of Cypress" by Alex Bush is in the Public Domain "Forks of Cypress Ruins by Highsmith 02" by Carol M. Highsmith (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_M._Highsmith) is in the Public Domain "Gaineswood by Highsmith 001" by Carol M. Highsmith (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_M._Highsmith) is in the Public Domain "Gaineswood by Highsmith 005" by Carol M. Highsmith (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_M._Highsmith) is in the Public Domain "Sloss Furnace, night fog" by Robert S. Donovan (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]) is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en) "Sloss Furnaces" by Lahti13 (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Lahti213) is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en) "Ladder and window at Sloss Furnaces, image by Marjorie Kaufman" by MiltonPoint (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:MiltonPoint) is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)
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This was probably my favorite place to explore ever. Hidden in the Arizona mountains sets Ruby, AZ the most well preserved ghost towns to exist.Also i hate that i must say this however the town was abandoned in the 40's but it was founded over 150 years ago making a 200 + year old town. So before you comment understand that. Subscribe to Tim. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKRhTLMBV6dU74IvbO8SEJw patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4575018 spreadshirt: https://www.spreadshirt.com/user/301932432 Mail: P.O. Box 71031 Knoxville, TN 37938 Professional Inquires: [email protected] instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Exploration__Unknown/ twitter: https://twitter.com/explor8tion1 facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134993677132723
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Centralia, Pennsylvania was nearly entirely evacuated following a coal mine fire, burning beneath the town since 1962. Centralia’s fire started in 1962, when residents turned an old strip mine into a dump, and setting the rubbish alight. The fire spread through an unsealed opening to the underground coal mines, igniting a seam of coal, and the fire has been burning to this day. In 1992, Pennsylvania condemned the town and claimed it under eminent domain in an attempt for force the remaining residents out. Some sued, and were allowed to stay. A section of State Route 61 was abandoned after it began to buckle and crumble from the underground fire. The fire stretches 12km, and burns underneath an area of 15 square kilometres, 300 feet below ground, authorities say the fire could burn for another 250 years. The town now mostly attracts tourists who visit an abandoned highway, where many profanities and obscene pictures are spray painted onto it, over time the highway has earned the nickname Graffiti Highway. Centralia is rumored to have inspired Silent Hill. Thanks for watching ____________________________________________________________________ CREDIT LINKS ► Joey Underground Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/kurtishamilton1986 ► Abandoned Town of Centralia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TNYN3rEBws ► ABANDONED_PA Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw8JkFvrKJY ► ABANDONED_PA Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw8JkFvrKJY ____________________________________________________________________ ► Wonder World Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wonderworld.ytc.10 ► Wonder World Twitter - https://twitter.com/WonderWorld_YTC For business enquiries, content submission or copyright concerns or disputes, please contact us at [email protected]
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For decades, rumors of paranormal activity on "Ghost Town Road" have haunted the rural community of Salem, Alabama. Murders that allegedly took place there, as early as the 1960's, and the bodies of those victims who were found in the woods that surround Lee Road 246, contribute to the haunting. Rumors that a satanic cult were whispered in the early 1990's and a rash of church fires in the area were thought to be the work of the same cult. Ghost Town Road is haunted. Many who live close to or near by have seen the spectral figures of a headless man, a teenage girl and even sinister looking hooded figures. Beware!
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Carraway Hospital, abandoned for 10 years. Now it's simply a place for people to gather metal and make a few bucks. How to Contact Us: [email protected] Exploring Alabama PO BOX 104 DeArmanville, AL, 36257 I started an Instagram account. Come along with us more often! https://www.instagram.com/alabamaexplorer Check out Exploring Alabama Jr. !!!! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD9Gc9arfkuwJtPEnJ-aKJg All my gear on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/exploringalabama My Gear: My Brute Magnetics 500 lb magnet: http://amzn.to/2ng0xkl My Brute Magnetics 1000 lb magnet: https://amzn.to/2qGhqpx My Brute Magnetics Cone Magnet: http://amzn.to/2noht8R PolarPro Hero 5 Polarized Lens: http://amzn.to/2tPDAFW My Grip N Grabber: http://amzn.to/2pW7NRZ Garrett Waterproof Pin pointer: http://amzn.to/2oVHPx6 Whites TRX Bullseye Pin pointer: http://amzn.to/2oT17Gg My camera: http://amzn.to/2o3cTNx Bounty Hunter: http://amzn.to/2nMrjAY GoPro Jaw Clamp: http://amzn.to/2EeQ0ze Viking Power Pack Jumper: https://amzn.to/2GIxWvr My Muck Water Boots: http://amzn.to/2nWAArv My Muck Work Boots: http://amzn.to/2icetbN
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To contribute to my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4575018 M ail: P.O. Box 71031 Knoxville, TN 37938 Founded as a logging town in the late 1800s, and now is and entire town abandoned and surrounded by a campground. See my return in the link below. I brought a better light. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLlBthYWjV0 FOLLOW me on social media. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/explor8tionu... instagram. https://www.instagram.com/explor8tion... twitter. https://twitter.com/explor8tion1
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Old Cahawba is the site of Alabama’s first state capital (1819 to 1826). Today, it is an interpretative park that is owned and operated by the Alabama Historical Commission. All visitors are welcomed. This video shows some of the sights that you will find in Old Cahawba. For details about activities of Old Cahawba, visit the Alabama Historical Commission website at http://www.preserveala.org/properties/cahawba/cahawba.aspx. CREDITS: Video Provided By: RuralSWAlabama.org Music: Long Road Ahead B by Kevin MacLeod (YouTube Audio Library) Long Road Ahead B by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100588 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Thanks for watching..... 1) Aigleville 2) Arcola 3) Bellefonte 4) Blakeley 5) Cahaba 6) Claiborne 7) Failetown 8) Fort Gaines 9) Fort McClellan 10) Fort Morgan 11) Houston 12) Louina 13) Prairie Bluff 14) St. Stephens Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ghost_towns_in_Alabama I, Kaushik Biswas, hereby declare that all information regarding this video I collect from www.wikipedia.org and all Images use to make this video is from Google Search www.google.com . I use Google Advanced Search to collect those images, usage rights : "free to use, share or modify, even commercially" section. Background Sound of this video I collect from Youtube Audio Library which are free to use. Thank you.
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Cahaba, also spelled Cahawba, was the first permanent state capital of Alabama from 1820 to 1825, and the county seat of Dallas County, Alabama until 1866. Located at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba rivers, it suffered regular seasonal flooding. The town, and later its abandoned site, was the setting for many ghost stories during the 19th and 20th centuries. A widely known one tells of a ghostly orb in a now-vanished garden maze at the home of C. C. Pegues. Cahaba | Alabama | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cahaba,_Alabama Old Cahawba | https://cahawba.com/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/USAGhostTowns Tumblr | https://ameicanghosttowns.tumblr.com/ About my Channel. Welcome to my channel, the OFFICIAL home of American Ghost Towns, I make video's about Ghost Towns in America and other parts of the world, with the HISTORY and FACTS about these towns. Also video's about Travel and People. Don't Forget to Like, Share and Subscribe Here | https://www.youtube.com/c/AmericanGho... Thanks for visiting. #CahabaGhostTown #Alabama #AmericanGhostTowns #Abandoned #AmericanHistory #Cahawba
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This was one of the funnest adventures I have ever been on. The city of Kitsault was built in 1979 to house the workers and families of the near by Molybdenum mine. However in 1982 the price of molybdenum plummeted and the city was abandoned in 1983. It has then been bought and is preserved by a small team of caretaker but has mostly sat vacant from the day the last resident left. The city was built to house 1200 residents and offered restaurants, a pool, curling rink, movie theatre, bar, bank, mall, rec hall, school and all of the essentials for a community. I could spend days exploring this unique town but I was pretty limited in time due to the extensive trip just to get to this city. All in all it was an incredible adventure. Merchandise https://destadv.com Music. Tom Walker, Fly away with me https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/fly-away-with-me/id1120772573?i=1120772575&mt=1&app=music Good day https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/good-day-feat-dj-snake-elliphant/id1203534780?i=1203534880&mt=1&app=music&at=1000lxtf Sammy Blue, I know https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-know/id1218363134?i=1218363615&mt=1&app=music&at=1000lxtf Adventure Gear Main Camera http://amzn.to/2uOFjhh Secondary Camera http://amzn.to/2udP8l9 Drone http://amzn.to/2hhVBul Drone Backpack http://amzn.to/2vc4sDx Adventure Backpack http://amzn.to/2uRv1Lv Spot GPS http://amzn.to/2weWeHx
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From abandoned mining towns with no more gold, to haunted places, here are 10 Mysterious Ghost towns in the US GET TO DYNAMITE TV AND SUBSCRIBE ! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJf35rv_-9uZiXjOi51t3JQ Subscribe to American Eye http://goo.gl/GBphkv 5. Thurmond West Virginia Once a thriving center of Coal mining in West Virginia, Thurmond was a prosperous place of commerce and businesses along the Ohio Railway. It popped up in the 1880’s in the center of the state and consisted of popular hotels, casinos, banks, schools. It was a fairly well organized city with strict laws on drinking. In 1888 a rail station was built which allowed for tourism in the area and also to carry the coal out of the hills. The population reached a peak of 462 people 1930 but steady downfall would occur not too long after. A popular hotel was burnt to the ground which which had startled much of the population and would finally reach 0 in the year 2000. You can see the contrast between the cities built out in the west and out in the east during this time. There was much more technological advancements and the addition of coal to a city at this period of time would allow them to heat their homes. Surprisingly the city hasn’t received too many vandals and much of it’s past is preserved. 4. Salton Sea Gallons of water were sent gushing into a dry lake bed after a storm caused an irrigation canal to flood and break in the Colorado River. So the Salton Sea is basically lucky to exist in that sense. A resort town was built near this body of water, which became a popular location for boating. Many people once flocked here to soak up the sun, go jet skiing and drive fancy yachts in the booming 50’s and 60’s. Stars like the Beach Boys and Bono would encore this lake, right in the heart of California’s desert. It’s probably now the last place you’d want to go on vacation unless you enjoy putrid odors and some of those boats are left abandoned on this decaying lake.. Not all good things last forever and this place quickly turned into an ecological nightmare due to pesticides and fertilizers from nearby farms and the irrigation system. It’s seen as one of California’s biggest environmental blunders of all time It became much too polluted to sustain life even for fish. The inhabitants quickly fled once the smell of the water became unbearable. To this day, dead fish litter the once popular beaches, leaving a rotten egg like smell that would be enough to scare off any urban explorer and it’s certainly not good for tourism. The size of the lake continues to shrink even in 2017 and the smell of rotting fish will continue to get worse. 3. St Elmo Colorado Don’t forget the rockie mountains also have their fair share of gold as well. And where there was once gold, there are abandoned towns.This places is located in the Sawatch Mountains and features well-preserved wooden buildings from the 1880’s after the gold and silver mines sprung up. The town had a general store, a town hall, 5 hotels, dancing halls and saloons during it’s peak around the 1890’s the resources were mined and not much else was left, the railroad was closed so no one kept on coming here. Some residents seemed to stay until 1952 when the postal service was cut off. If you don’t mind high elevation at 9,961 feet, this might be an enjoyable place to visit and it’s our ghost town with the highest elevation on this list.. It’s also one of Colorado’s maintained ghost towns. 2. Virginia City, Nevada Virginia city grew quickly in the 1850’s and 60’s after the huge discovery of the comstock lode which was a major silver deposit in the sierra nevada mountains,. But once the silver was gone, everyone fled the city. You can actually explore one of our most mysterious ghost towns in the US on google maps. Check out the entire well preserved ghost town of Virginia City, which is also rumored to be one of the most haunted places in the US. Besides some of the modern day vehicles, this place is exactly the way it was over 100 years ago and it’s the most haunted place in Nevada. Some ghost towns are quite as accessible on google maps, and this is one of the more detailed ones we were able to find. Ignore the motorcycles and get a good feel for how historic site would have looked, when miners were sifting the the hills in search of gold. Drop into the Silver Terrace cemetery for a creepy flash from the past!
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After diseases from mosquitoes and massive floods, nobody wanted to live in Cahaba, Alabama. What was once the capital of Alabama is today a lonely ghost town with empty streets. What brought everyone here? Why did everyone leave? Learn more about this amazing story by watching this video. Help Create More Videos: http://www.patreon.com/alabamaculture Sources: http://www.civilwaralbum.com/misc16/cahawba1.htm https://cahawba.com/history-and-legacy/cahawbas-black-community/ http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1543 https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/alabama/spooky-small-town-al/ http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/legislature/id/426/rec/2 https://archive.org/stream/memoriesofoldcah00frya/memoriesofoldcah00frya_djvu.txt https://www.loc.gov/resource/hhh.al0114.photos/?sp=1
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Black and white photographs begin at 9:30 Just in time for Halloween, in this video, we explore the ruins of the long gone town of Cahawba, Alabama. This is a ghost town that supposedly really has ghosts -- although luckily I didn't encounter any while I was there. Cahawba (also spelled Cahaba) was once the state capital of Alabama, until floods, the US Civil War, and financial ruin forced people to relocate elsewhere, abandoning their properties. Most of the old buildings were razed so that reusable materials like bricks could be taken to nearby Selma for use in construction there. Today only a handful of eerie, derelict old buildings remain in these deep South woods. I found out after my visit to Cahawba, that the burial ground in the woods is actually an African American cemetery with graves prior to and after emancipation. The latest burial there was 1957. Learn more about Mealy Starke here: http://www.civilwaralbum.com/misc16/cahawba14.htm
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See Photos from our St. Elmo Visit Here: http://bit.ly/St-Elmo-CO St. Elmo was first named Forest City but was later changed because of a California town with the same name. The name St. Elmo was chosen by Griffith Evans, one of the founding fathers, who was at the time reading the novel "St. Elmo". At its peak in the 1890s, the town boasted a general store, telegraph office, town hall, Over 5 hotels, a handful of saloons, dancing halls, a newspaper office, and a schoolhouse. The Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad line ran through St. Elmo (Yes, it's the same South Park you are thinking of). There were 150 mines claimed within St. Elmo. The majority of the folks who lived in St. Elmo worked at the Mary Murphy, Teresa C., The Molly or the Pioneer Mines. The Mary Murphy Mine was the biggest and most productive mine in the area. While in operation, the Mary Murphy Mine recovered over $60,000,000 worth of gold. While the other local mines shut down, the Mary Murphy Mine continued to operate until the "gold standard" was implemented. Which collapsed the price of silver overnight. As a result. The Railroad was closed and eventually abandoned in 1922. Even after the world gave up on this town and its mines, people continued to harvest ore. This was done by hand and miners would haul individual mining carts down the mountain. Once the mining industry closed completely, St. Elmo drastically declined. Miners searched elsewhere for gold, rather than silver. The business district in St. Elmo closed down as well. Few people continued to live in the town. Postal service was discontinued in 1952 after the death of St. Elmo's postmaster. The current population is...three. Have more information about St. Elmo? Want to share? Please comment below or email me here: [email protected] Keep Up-To-Date with Me Here: https://derelictdoug.net Or Follow Me On Twitter: https://twitter.com/Derlict_doug
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Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 6. Dudleytown Back in the infancy of our country Dudleytown was a small settlement in Cornwall, Connecticut. The Dudley family owned the land, but never turned the area into an official town. For decades they allowed others to settle on their plot. Unfortunately for those trying to forge a life in the settlement the land wasn’t very good for farming and it was ultimately abandoned sometime in the 19th century. Trees had their way with the land for centuries and starting in the 1980’s rumors of ghost activities began. This lead to increased vandalism. As a result the owners closed the land to the public and today it remains private property. 5. North Brother Island Urban explorers and history buffs alike are drawn to New York’s North Brother Island, a 13 acre stretch of land that was once home to Riverside, a quarantine hospital. The medical facility operated from 1885 until 1963, during which time it famously housed Typhoid Mary. After it's closure the hospital was left totally abandoned. With no one there to keep things tidy, nature has had her way with the building. Trees and roots run rampant in and around the structure creating a fascinating site for those brave enough to traverse the desolate island. 4. Thurmond This town in West Virginia, which is almost completely vacant has become a relic of the past. Today much of it is owned by the National Park Service but it still looks the way it did when it was a booming coal town in the 1920’s. Though it's mostly a ghost town there are, at last count five people still living within its borders. In 2005, during city elections, six of Thurmond’s seven residents sought election. 3. South Pass City Wyoming In the mid 1800’s South Pass City was used as a stage and telegraph station along the Oregon Trail. Gold was discovered in the vicinity in 1866 and by 1870 the town was filled with thousands of prospectors. Everyone hoped that large deposits of gold lay further under the earth, but none were found and by the mid 1870’s the population was down to around 100 individuals. A few businesses continued to forge a living in South Pass City, but these pioneer families finally moved out in 1949. By the end of the 20th century many of the town’s homes were in a state of disrepair until finally being restored as a historic site for tourists. 2. Cahaba Cahaba established itself in the history of Alabama and the United States by becoming the first permanent state capital in 1820. It's low elevation and location at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba rivers meant that the village was subject to seasonal flooding. Consequently the capital was moved to Tuscaloosa in January 1826. Cahaba would remain an important town and become a major distribution point for cotton. During the Civil War the Confederacy seized Cahabas railroad and turned a large cotton warehouse into a prison, where roughly 3,000 Union soldiers were held. Floods persisted throughout the town’s history and by the turn of the 20th century most of it's buildings and people had been relocated. It became the subject and setting of many ghost stories. Today Cahaba is a fascinating historical site where visitors can still see old streets, cemeteries and government buildings of what was once the state capital. Hey friends hope you’re enjoying the vid. Just wanted to say thanks for watching and if you have any suggestions for something you wanted to see let us know in the comments section and we may just make it happen for you. Have a great day. And now number... 1. Bannack Montana Montana may not be the most popular or talked about state in America, but it's a really cool place to go, especially for those with a love of the outdoors. Just outside of Bannack State Park, in Beaverhead County lies Bannack a small town named after a tribe of Indians that has long since been abandoned. Founded in 1862 when gold was discovered in the area, Bannack briefly served as the capital of the Montana Territory in 1864. It persisted as a mining town, though its population dwindled steadily until the last residents left in the 1970’s. Today Bannack remains a very well preserved ghost town with buildings like the Methodist Church and Hotel Meade looking as though they could be put into full use at a moment's notice.
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An empty town in California complete with a school, church, firehouse, stores, even a morgue! Traveling through California I stopped off at the incredible Redwoods! So amazing to see these giants in person. From there I went on to explore Bodie, an incredibly preserved town in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Bodie was a thriving mining town way back in the 1800's but as time went on it became less and less populated until the 1940's when it was all but abandoned. It was eventually taken over by the state, protected and preserved. Such a cool experience to walk around this place. What a time warp! Visit my website! www.themobileinstinct.com Check me out on Instagram - mobileinstinct Direct link - https://www.instagram.com/mobileinstinct Check out some other videos of mine Abandoned LA ZOO https://youtu.be/jgepM4f9HI4 Border wall at an abandoned beach https://youtu.be/VtmKJw7J6lo The lake is dried up? Dirty Dancing filming location https://youtu.be/q9jz5qGKiEY
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Want to visit a REAL ghost town? Spooky abandoned post-apocalyptic villages aren’t just the stuff of movies - there are plenty right here in America, and some are said to be haunted! 1. Bodie, California This National Historic Landmark is a perfectly preserved example of the late nineteenth century gold mining towns of California. Rumor has it, any visitor who tries to sneak off with an artifact from this ghost town will be cursed with bad luck! 2. St. Elmo, Colorado St. Elmo was a lively mining center with a booming population of 2000 until the local railroad closed down. Apparently, the ghost of former resident Annabelle Stark keeps watch over the town. 3. Centralia, Pennsylvania Centralia is home to 10 stubborn people who refuse to move and was the main inspiration for the horror movie Silent Hill. A mine fire which has been burning under the town since 1962 has caused most residents to leave over the years. 4. Bannack, Montana With a thriving population of 10,000 it was nicknamed the New Eldorado by the hopeful prospectors. It also once had an outlaw gang leader as its sheriff. Each July, there’s a re-enactment festival celebrating the town’s former glory. 5. Cahawba, Alabama Cahawba was once the capital of Alabama but today is an archeological park open to visitors. You can wander around and view the many abandoned streets and ruins of this formerly important governmental center. 6. Rhyolite, Nevada First established as a mining camp near Death Valley in 1905, Rhyolite saw its peak during the American gold rush. It’s a great testament of the boom and bust cycle of this era. 7. Terlingua, Texas Once a district of mining villages, today a ghost town, reduced to several closed mines and many abandoned industrial facilities, businesses and homes. However there’s still a working saloon for those seeking the authentic Old West experience. 8. Oatman, Arizona Located in the Black Mountains it became famous when 10 million dollars worth of gold was discovered in the area. Wild burros now roam the streets and gunfights are staged on the weekends. 9. Glenrio, Texas Formerly known as Rock Island it was a railway town which fell into disuse when Interstate 40 bypassed the community in 1973. Visit the Phillips 66 Service Station and other once-busy buildings that are now ghosts of their former glory. 10. Kennecott, Alaska One of the most remote ghost towns in America, is an old copper mining town. Virtually abandoned since the Depression in the 1930’s, it now has guided tours allowing visitors to explore the abandoned buildings frozen in time… What’s the spookiest place you’ve visited? Comment below!
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A visit to the haunted Old Shiloh Cemetery in Coosa County Alabama.
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Music credits to my amazing wife, Bekah! Here's are links to her songs: https://youtu.be/gKC_GsU-xjw https://youtu.be/Xd7e5Qaw_8I https://youtu.be/4swnyb4d5zY Here's our recent trip some of you have asked for. We got as much footage without being overbearing. We used our nice flood light kit to illuminate the inside of the buildings more clearly. If you want to read on some history check this out: http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/tn/elkmont.html
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Near the town of Lone Pine, California, is a string of “almost” ghost towns. This video takes you on a virtual road visiting these towns, including instructions on how to find them yourself. Learn more details on this trip using our blog at www.BackRoadsWest.com/blog/ghost-town-near-lone-pine This is the second version of this video. Because we used ragtime music of the time of the ghost towns from Scott Joplin, YouTube claimed they all had copyrights. All of Joplin’s music is in the public domain, plus we have used Joplin’s music on other videos, so we’re not sure what YouTube’s problem was.
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Thank you so much for watching. If you liked the video, leave a like, and don’t forget to hit that subscribe button if you’re new here. We will have many, many more videos like this one to come in the very near future. This has been Jake from Web Watch, thanks for watching. 10. Craco, Italy - Craco was once a thriving medieval village located in the south of Italy. It sits atop a large rock formation overlooking the gulf of Taranto. The town was once a monastic center, a feudal town, and a center of education with a university, a castle, a church, piazzas, and more. At its peak in 1561, Craco was a large exporter of grain, oil, vegetables, wine, and cotton. Unfortunately, in 1656, a plague struck Craco, reducing the population significantly. The rest of the population was forced to leave the town. Following this, the city never recovered due to its collapsing infrastructure. 9. Kayaköy, Turkey - Originally built in the 1700s in what was Greece at the time, this town was once home to over 20,000 people in the early 20th century. Unfortunately, when World War I hit, the Ottoman Empire collapsed and Greece lost the land to Turkey. The town was a large Greek Orthodox community, and when Turkey took it over the community was forced to flee. Since then, the town has sat abandoned with approximately 350 homes falling apart. 8. Polyana, Abkhazia - Polyana was once a decently sized town with over 40,000 people living inside it. In 1989, the town found itself caught in the middle of war. The war was between Georgian and Abkhazian armies and forced the people to leave. After the war, only a small few came back. 7. Bodie, California - Bodie, California was built in the mid to late 19th century in eastern California. By 1876, the town had flourished into a boom town thanks to the gold rush. This attracted several thousand residents. By the 1880s, the town also became a mining town. In 1910, the population was recorded at 698 people, which were predominantly people families who decided to stay in Bodie instead of moving on to other boom towns. Just a few years later, the town went into full decline and by the 40s the mines were shut down and the town was left abandoned where it has sat today. 6. Centralia, Pennsylvania - Centralia was founded in the late 1700s after colonial settlers bought the land from the Native Americans. Almost 100 years later, in 1856, the first coal mine in Centralia opened. This was followed by four more mines in the area. Little did anyone know, this would be the cause of the town's abandonment. 5. Cahaba, Alabama - Cahaba, Alabama was the first permanent state capital of Alabama from 1820 to 1825. In 1865, the town suffered a massive flood. The town became defunct, and the capital was moved. The town sits abandoned to this day with churches and old government buildings still lining the old unpaved roads. 4. Fortress of Shali, Siwa Oasis, Egypt - The ghost town of Shali lies near Egypt's isolated Siwa Oasis, about 350 miles west of Cairo. The town was built in the 1200s. It was a large fortress which would act as Egypt’s first line of defense from any westward attack. The buildings were made out of a salt and mud mixture that should not have stood the test of time. Amazingly, the structures, while very weathered, still stand today. 3. Pripyat, Ukraine - What's a video about ghost towns without mentioning Pripyat? Pripyat was founded in 1970 as a nuclear city to serve the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Just 16 years later one of the reactors at the power plant melted down during a test where safety systems were turned off. The reactor exploded and sent radioactive material into the air. The town of Pripyat was completely abandoned in less than 2 days after the disaster. Many people were killed in the following years from radiation-caused diseases, and the town will be completely uninhabitable until at least the year 2200. 2. Varosha, Cyprus - Varosha, Famagusta is an abandoned oceanfront town with a violent past. The city was doing very well until 1974 when the Turkish Army invaded the city. The Greeks engaged them in the streets of Varosha and the 39,000 people who lived there were forced to flee in fear of their lives. 1. Hashima Island, Japan - Hashima Island was just a patch of unsettled land before 1800. When coal was found in 1810, though, miners came to the island in droves. By the early 1900s, multiple mines were created as well as apartment buildings for the miners and their families. At its peak, over 5,000 people were packed onto Hashima Island. By the 1970s, petroleum had replaced coal and the mines on the island began to shut down. In 1974, the last mine shut down and the island was completely abandoned just a few months later.
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This place is amazing and I wanted to share it with you.
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Join us while we explore numerous ghost towns! We visit abandoned structures across the state, left over from the old mining and railroad eras in this full length video. Please like and subscribe to see more of our adventures.
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Join me as I explore this abandoned ghost town that seems like it has been frozen in time. Location : Union Level, Virginia #Abandoned #AbandonedVirginia #Exploring
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The first episode of our series! This will only be available for a limited time! Watch as our crew explores the legends of stories surrounding one of the original 13 Alabama ghosts! The Drish Mansion! All rights reserved. We DO NOT own all of the music included in this documentary.
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In 1819, Cahawba, Alabama's first state capital, was carved out of the wilderness. Ironically, it was built upon the remains of an earlier ghost town, a 16th century Mississippian Indian Village. Alabama's governor incorporated these ancient earthworks into the centerpiece of the capital city!!! Part 2!!! Music royalty free by Incompetech Lost Frontier
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Join us as we count down the 10 most haunted places in Alabama State. From a haunted Insane asylum to Hotels riddled with paranormal activity, Alabama has no shortage of ghost sightings and spooky goings on! - - - - - - - - - Please Like the Video and subscribe if you found it interesting, We are going to cover the most haunted locations in every state of the US, you don't want to miss this! - - - - - - - - - - List Of Locations featured in this video: The Tutwiler Hotel - Birmingham, AL Jackson Ford Bridge - Florence, AL Fort Morgan - Gulf Shores, AL St. James Hotel - Selma, AL Jemison Center aka Old Bryce Hospital - Northport, AL Gaines Ridge Dinner Club - Camden, AL Jack Cole Road - Hayden, AL Highway 5 - Lynn, AL Redmont Hote - Birmingham, AL Sloss Furnaces Birmingham, AL
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Alan Jackson's official music video for 'Midnight In Montgomery'. Click to listen to Alan Jackson on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/AJacksonSpot?IQid=AlanJsMiM As featured on 34 Number Ones. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/AJackson34iTunes?IQid=AlanJsMiM Google Play: http://smarturl.it/AJacksonMiMPlay?IQid=AlanJsMiM Amazon: http://smarturl.it/AJackson34Amz?IQid=AlanJsMiM More from Alan Jackson Remember When: https://youtu.be/TTA2buWlNyM Chattahoochee: https://youtu.be/JW5UEW2kYvc Country Boy: https://youtu.be/JnX2BoZE9w4 More great country anthem videos here: http://smarturl.it/CountryAnthems?IQid=AlanJsMiM Follow Alan Jackson Website: http://www.alanjackson.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlanJackson Twitter: https://twitter.com/OfficialJackson Subscribe to Alan Jackson on YouTube: http://smarturl.it/AJacksonSub?IQid=AlanJsMiM --------- Lyrics: Midnight in Montgomery, silver eagle, lonely road I was on my way to Mobile, for a big New Year's Eve show I stopped for just a minute, to see a friend outside of town Put my collar up, I found his name, and felt the wind die down And a drunk man in a cowboy hat took me by surprise Wearing shiny boots, a Nudi suit, and haunting haunted eyes He said friend it's good to see you, it's nice to know you care Then the wind picked up and he was gone, was he ever really there #AlanJackson #MidnightInMontgomery #Vevo #Country #VevoOfficial
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#KSC_Everyday. #Let_Me_know #Did_You_Know Spanish moss dangles from trees and blows in the wind, a reminder of the life that once thrived in Cahaba, Alabama. The former state capital is now a ruin, with markers for the homes, church, courthouse and businesses that stood there in the 19th century. Indeed, nowadays, it’s a ghost town with lots of scary stories to tell. ----------------------------------------------------- ► Help us to 10,000 Subscribers!. ------------------------------------------------- ► Subscribe : https://goo.gl/TppG39 ► Join us in facebook: https://goo.gl/MkwgyE ► Site web : https://goo.gl/5i6sq5 ► Join us in Twitter : https://goo.gl/RGbuKb Story source: http://scribol.com/ By:Andrea Marchiano Music:Dama-May - Primal Drive by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200086 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ For copyright matters please contact us at: [email protected]
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Filmed at sunrise at the abandoned part of Fort McClellan Army Base in Anniston, Alabama. DJI Phantom 2 Drone, Zenmuse HD-3D Gimbal, GoPro Hero3 Black (1080p 30fps, Medium), No FPV was used. Click this link for my photos of Fort McClellan: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rwilly121 **Please do not bring any more of your Monsanto or other contamination talk to my video. Go somewhere else to discuss your misinformation. This video was made to reflect on the positive times that were had at Fort McClellan over the years. Thanks! -R** Edited with Sony Vegas 10 Platinum. Music - Brings Renewal by MitiS
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Note:From 1 minute in until around minute 3 I messed up the edits while stabilizing...doesn't last long apologies!! In 1819, Cahawba, Alabama's first state capital, was carved out of the wilderness. Ironically, it was built upon the remains of an earlier ghost town, a 16th century Mississippian Indian Village. Alabama's governor incorporated these ancient earthworks into the centerpiece of the capital city!!! Part 1!!! Music is royalty free by incompetech: Lost Frontier
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From Zombie sightings in Mobile, Alabama, to the scariest place in Romania; Take a trip through the 10 CREEPIEST Cities to Explore on Google Earth ! Subscribe to American Eye http://goo.gl/GBphkv 10. East St. Louis 9. Camden, New Jersey 8. Hashima Island, Japan 7. Namie, Japan 6. Sighisoara, Romania 5. New Orleans, Louisiana 4. Virginia City, Nevada Explore the entire well preserved ghost town of Virginia City, that we mentioned on our most haunted places in the US video. Besides some of the modern day vehicles, this place is exactly the way it was over 100 years ago and it’s the most haunted place in Nevada. Some ghost towns are quite as accessible on google maps, and this is one of the more detailed ones we were able to find. Ignore the motorcycles and get a good feel for how historic site would have looked, when miners were sifting the the hills in search of gold. Drop into the Silver Terrace cemetery for a creepy flash from the past! While we're on the subject of ghost towns, we’d like to mention that the city of Pripyat is available now for street view, but since nature has basically taken over the land again, it’s difficult to see anything because of the trees 3. Mobile, Alabama Mobile Alabama might not get too much attention when it comes to exploring on google maps but it’s actually one of the oldest cities in the US. Originally settled by the French, it was deemed the original capital of the Louisiana territory in 1702. It has a large number of historic neighborhood that can get a little creepy to explore sometimes. There’s just something about the trees and the old civil war style mansions on government street that you might find unsettling. But that’s not it, if you venture to the northwest part of town, it appears as though a zombie is glaring at the google streets car. In the abandoned parking lot of a laundromat, someone is all by themselves just standing there for now reason. Also if you got time, you can actually walk on to the USS Alabama that’s been retired in the Mobile River. This was one of the most prolific battleships, that shot down dozens of japanese aircraft during world war II without ever getting a scratch in return. 2. Bogotá, Colombia The capital city of Bogota is one of the most dangerous cities in the world and we’re still pretty surprised the google street car had the courage to drive through some neighborhoods here! If you visit the neighborhood of Altos de Cazuca, you’re going to see one of the most neglected areas in south america. The area is run by local gangs certainly aren’t afraid to get violent. The streets are not paved, there’s quite a bit of pollution, graffiti, you name it.You can also venture off to central Bogota for some virtual exploring and check out La Concordia district. The chances of getting kidnapped in Colombia are greater than anywhere else in the world. So it’s better to check this place out on google maps and maybe you can spot some shady activity. 1. Detroit Michigan Everyone knows that the city of Detroit, Michigan has been going through a rough time and many have fled their homes. This makes it quite the creepy place to explore, without having to feel as though you’re in danger. Not only are there an abundance of creepy abandoned places, this is also the arson capital of the world and no city burns quite like Detroit. So don’t be surprised if you come across some burnt buildings here. As you explore through this city in urban decay, you might not realize at first glance that some places are abandoned, until you look behind some of the trees that have grown in front of them. In the neighborhood of Ravendale 2 out of every 3 houses are abandoned. Some sources even claim you can buy an entire house here for 1000 dollars. It’s chilling to see how some gardens are well kept right next to ones that have become simply out of control!. What’s this Corvette doing here! Something seems suspicious! The Neighborhood of Northwest Goldberg was also quite prosperous at one point in time but all you’ll see now are graffitied buildings and abandoned buildings. It almost seems as though this city will never be the bustling motor city it once was
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In the late 1800s, traveling preacher Robert Sheffey cursed the town of Ivanhoe, Virginia, after witnessing what one female resident describes as “houses of ill repute, fighting, drunkenness, and a rejection of his ministry by the townspeople.” Legend has it that Sheffey condemned the sinful town to sink into the earth and be consumed by the pits of hell. “Whether you believe in it or not, after that happened, we lost everything,” says the same Ivanhoe resident in this short documentary. “We have nothing.” Today, Ivanhoe is even plagued by sinkholes—multiple houses have disappeared entirely into the earth. Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/555359/ivanhoe-virginia-appalachia "The Curse and the Jubilee" was directed by Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan. It is part of The Atlantic Selects, an online showcase of short documentaries from independent creators, curated by The Atlantic.
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Abandoned Town Adventures || Bellefonte Alabama Featuring: JaveyDones Tags: abandoned,neglected,town,city,adventure,adventures,bellefonte,alabama,journey,trek,2018,nickabenson,jetblackrlsh,javeydones,dozer,explore,exploration,travel,travels,traveling,lost,time,history
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