Cahawba, Alabama 0 (0)

Alabama’s first capital and famous ghost town takes its name from the state’s longest river, situated at the confluence of the Cahaba and the Alabama. It was abandoned after the Civil War, and its empty buildings, slave burial ground, and eerie cemeteries are now popular settings for ghost tours and stories of paranormal activity. The most famous tale is…

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Bodie, California 5 (1)

Once home to 10,000 people, Bodie boomed in the 1870s and ’80s, when gold was found in the hills surrounding Mono Lake. It’s now a State Historic Park, with some parts of the town preserved in a state of “arrested decay”—tables with place settings, and shops eerily stocked with supplies. It’s not surprising that there are…

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Boothill Graveyard 5 (1)

The most famous of cemeteries in Arizona, and one of the most notorious in America, is Tombstone’s Boothill Graveyard. Established in 1878 with the whirlwind formation of the surrounding boomtown, it provided the city’s deceased with a final resting place for only six years before it was replaced by the current cemetery. Yet, it acquired…

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