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Palestine, Texas. My grandfather lived there... we used to go visit... I remember my grandmother - I really liked talking with her. She had covered the house with interesting nick-nacks... and one night she asked me to pick one to take home with me. It took me forever, but I finally chose a pretty doll in a yellow dress. That was the last time I saw her - she died of cancer...

Founded in 1904, the town of Rhyolite, Nevada, peaked in 1907 with electric lights, water mains, telephones, newspapers, a hospital, a school, an opera house, and a stock exchange. By 1910, the mines played out and the town failed. By 1920, Rhyolite was totally abandoned, a classic American ghost town. Today, only a few shells of buildings remain, including this, the famous Cook Bank building.

Adamsville- Adamsville was a populated place in Pinal County, Arizona. Once a thriving farm town, it became a ghost town by the 1920s. Adamsville is located at an elevation of 1,450 feet, on the south bank of the Gila River, west of Florence, Arizona.

In 1985, a dam burst and buried the town in 33 feet of salt water, rendering it a modern-day Atlantis. Initially, people waited on their roofs, hoping for the water to recede. It didn’t, and within two days, the place was a devastated ghost town.

- Villa Epecuen, an old tourist town south of Buenos Aires that spent a quarter of a century underwater. Established in the 1920’s on the banks of Salt Lake - population 5,000 In 1985, a dam burst and buried the town in 33 feet of salt water, rendering it a modern-day Atlantis. Initially, people waited on their roofs, hoping for the water to recede. It didn’t, and within two days, the place was a devastated ghost town. In 2009, the waters began to recede and what emerged resembles an…

Perusing the internet for ghost stories I came across this interesting one up in Sacramento (yes I know the website isn't called Weird Sacramento, but bear with me). The location is actually an old paddle wheel boat docked on the banks of the Sacramento River in Old Town. The boat is named the Delta King of Sacramento and was built sometime in the 1920's and plied the Sacramento River between San Francisco and Sacramento from 1929 to 1940 and was used as a troop transport ship during World…