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He Went Into This Abandoned Town And The Pictures He Took Define The Word Creepy

There are towns all over North America where you have to wonder how in the heck some of them are even called towns anymore.

Whether they are ghost towns or places where most of the residents just slowly filed out of the front door they are always fascinating places.

For example, there is a town in Michigan that is the smallest city in the state and when you drive through it you get the feeling like there wasn’t a single thing that has changed in that town in thirty or forty years.

It’s almost like a little time capsule. The landscape of the continent is dotted with places like that.

Places where it almost seems like someone just took a pre made town and left it somewhere and then forgot about it.

Via Buzznick:

There is such a place and it is beautiful. It’s a small town on the northeastern coast of British Columbia, Canada.

The name of this almost perfect town is Kitsault, B.C. I say almost perfect because one very important part of this town is missing. The most important part in fact, the people. Kitsault B.C. is a town with a very unique story.

A sad story that is fading away like the fall leaves that cover the grounds before winter.

Guy Went Into Abandoned Town and Captured Photos That Are As Stunning As They Are EerieKitsault, British Columbia was founded and built by the U.S. mining conglomerate, Phelps Dodge in 1979.

Guy Went Into Abandoned Town and Captured Photos That Are As Stunning As They Are EerieThe town was built to sustain a mining operation for molybdenum, which is a metal used in steel production.

Guy Went Into Abandoned Town and Captured Photos That Are As Stunning As They Are EerieAt its peak the town housed over 1,200 residents, and had a hospital, a sports center, a theater, and a grocery store with the promise of growth and prosperity.

Guy Went Into Abandoned Town and Captured Photos That Are As Stunning As They Are EerieOnly 18 months after the town was opened, the price of molybdenum crashed and residents were forced to leave.

Guy Went Into Abandoned Town and Captured Photos That Are As Stunning As They Are EeriePhelps Dodge purchased the homes back from the residents and asked them to leave. Some were forcefully removed from their new homes, and the once booming town was seemingly closed over night.

Guy Went Into Abandoned Town and Captured Photos That Are As Stunning As They Are EerieEverything was simply abandoned, as it would have been more expensive to sell it off than to just leave it behind.

Guy Went Into Abandoned Town and Captured Photos That Are As Stunning As They Are EerieThe books were even left on the shelves of the library.

Guy Went Into Abandoned Town and Captured Photos That Are As Stunning As They Are EerieAs you can see, everything was left as is.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. joe

    January 8, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Why were those who wanted to stay forced out of their homes, and why is none of this property for sale?

  2. Bruce Walters

    January 8, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    That’s what I’d like to know

  3. James

    January 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Phelps Dodge is waiting for the cost of the product to rise again and make his town profitable once again. jwstx

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