History Main / GhostTown

19th Feb '18 11:58:52 AM Commander_Ysenir
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* The province of Québec has a few:
**[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val-Jalbert Val-Jalbert]] was established in 1901 with a pulp mill powered by the nearby waterfall provided the bulk of the jobs. When it closed down in 1927 the village was quickly abandoned. With its 70 buildings, it's one of the most well-preserved ghost towns in Canada and it became a national park in 1960.
**The city of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gagnon,_Quebec Gagnon]] had, at its peak, 4000 habitants and was established very remotely in the north of Québec by [[CompanyTown Québec Cartier Mining Company]]. Construction began in winter of 1957 and it was formally established as a city in 1960. Despite being only accessible by plane, it was fairly well-thriving, with churches, an arena, schools, a hospital and a shopping center. By 1985 the mine was closed down as it became unprofitable to exploit it and the town was nearly completely demolished, with only the airport runway and main street remaining. Today the old main street is part of Québec Route 389 and a sign reminds travelers that there once was a town there before the wilderness reclaimed it. As an interesting bit of trivia, Gagnon was the first town in Québec to have a black mayor, Haitian immigrant René Coicou who held office from 1973 up to the end in 1985.
16th Jan '18 5:37:40 PM Reparman30
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* ''VideoGame/Fable II'' The town of Oakvale in the first game used to be a small village of farmers and carpenters deep in the forest coasted by the sea, surrounded by a haunted cursed forest called Darkwood, a peaceful and quiet village that was sacked by bandits and later rebuilt, this village was home to the great hero of Oakvale, the protagonist of the first game.
After 300 years from the first game, the town had enlarged and the Barrow fields region was unified with Oakvale,however , a young man from Oakvale that in the future would be known as Reaver, wanted to live forever and was afraid of death, so he made a deal with the Shadow Court, an evil and magical organization, that granted his wish for eternal youth, only the price that he payed was too much, the villagers of the small town were all killed and the town was cursed. Eventually the small town was abandoned, and in few decades the Darkwood forest had claimed the village and the surrounding areas turning in a dark and haunted marsh called Wraithmarsh infested with undead, balverines and banshees.

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* ''VideoGame/Fable II'' The town of Oakvale in the first game used to be a small village of farmers and carpenters deep in the forest coasted by the sea, surrounded by a haunted cursed forest called Darkwood, Oakvale was a peaceful and quiet village that was sacked by bandits and later rebuilt, this village was home to the great hero of Oakvale, the protagonist of the first game.
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After 300 years from the first game, the town had enlarged and the Barrow fields region was unified with Oakvale,however , a young man from Oakvale that in the future would be known as Reaver, wanted to live forever and was afraid of death, so he made a deal with the Shadow Court, an evil and magical organization, that granted his wish for eternal youth, only the price that he payed was too much, the villagers of the small town were all killed and the town was cursed. Eventually the small town was abandoned, and in few decades the Darkwood forest had claimed the village and the surrounding areas turning in a dark and haunted marsh called Wraithmarsh infested with undead, balverines and banshees.
16th Jan '18 5:36:09 PM Reparman30
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* ''VideoGame/Fable II'' The town of Oakvale in the first game used to be a small village of farmers and carpenters deep in the forest coasted by the sea, surrounded by a haunted cursed forest called Darkwood, a peaceful and quiet village that was sacked by bandits and later rebuilt, this village was home to the great hero of Oakvale, the protagonist of the first game.
After 300 years from the first game, the town had enlarged and the Barrow fields region was unified with Oakvale,however , a young man from Oakvale that in the future would be known as Reaver, wanted to live forever and was afraid of death, so he made a deal with the Shadow Court, an evil and magical organization, that granted his wish for eternal youth, only the price that he payed was too much, the villagers of the small town were all killed and the town was cursed. Eventually the small town was abandoned, and in few decades the Darkwood forest had claimed the village and the surrounding areas turning in a dark and haunted marsh called Wraithmarsh infested with undead, balverines and banshees.
*When the player enters the Marsh from the first time, he enters the area once known as "Barrow fields" and can see a small ruined sign with "Oakvale" written on it.Going forward after some ruined farms, the player sees the ruined bridge that was once the signature structure of Oakvale where the town could be gazed on, unfortunately the path leading in the inner town is flooded with water making it unable to progress further in the abandoned town, but the player can see in distance the ruined buildings of the former village.
*The saddest part is that in the first game the town used to be a hub and the hero's home, with the same buildings seen from the first game like the fields where the Hero of Oakvale brought her sister Therese her gift when the two were kids appearing.
24th Nov '17 2:42:26 AM RedScharlach
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* In ''Film/FriedGreenTomatoes'', all that's left of the town was a graffiti laden cafe that's been closed for years.

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* In ''Film/FriedGreenTomatoes'', all that's left of the town was a graffiti laden graffiti-laden cafe that's been closed for years.



* In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', Silva has has his base in an island ghost town.

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* In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', Silva has has his base in an island ghost town.



* Subverted in the opening scenes of ''Film/TheBlob1988'', which show the small Rocky Mountain town where the story takes place looking totally deserted, with dead leaves blowing through empty streets and a lone cat wandering about ... because every person in town is at the high school football game.

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* Subverted in the opening scenes of ''Film/TheBlob1988'', which show the small Rocky Mountain town where the story takes place looking totally deserted, with dead leaves blowing through empty streets and a lone cat wandering about ...about... because every person in town is at the high school football game.



* In the US ''Series/LifeOnMars2008'', Sam tracks a man to a ghost town [[spoiler:- Hyde, the town Sam is supposed to have been transferred from]].

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* In the US ''Series/LifeOnMars2008'', Sam tracks a man to a ghost town [[spoiler:- [[spoiler:-- Hyde, the town Sam is supposed to have been transferred from]].



* ''Franchise/SilentHill'' was once a prosperous large town that seemed to have been suddenly abandoned by everyone except a handful of locals and people who either purposfully or accidently end up in it. Perhaps it was the dwindling tourism industry or, more likely, the monsters and the periodic threat of the Otherworld that led to its abandonment. It has been theorised that the abandoned version of Silent Hill is in fact an alternate dimension, and in the real world it is a normal, prosperous town.

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* ''Franchise/SilentHill'' was once a prosperous large town that seemed to have been suddenly abandoned by everyone except a handful of locals and people who either purposfully purposefully or accidently accidentally end up in it. Perhaps it was the dwindling tourism industry or, more likely, the monsters and the periodic threat of the Otherworld that led to its abandonment. It has been theorised that the abandoned version of Silent Hill is in fact an alternate dimension, and in the real world it is a normal, prosperous town.
13th Oct '17 8:39:24 PM RaineyH
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** Gatlin, Nebraska, in King's short story "Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn".

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** Gatlin, Nebraska, initially appears to be one in King's short story "Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn"."Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn". [[ReligionOfEvil It is not.]]



*** And the titular town of Literature/{{Desperation}}.

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*** ** And the titular town of Literature/{{Desperation}}.



** Now the Mythbusters second abandoned location to casually drive cars through.

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** Now the Mythbusters Series/{{Mythbusters}}' second abandoned location to casually drive cars through.
10th Aug '17 3:53:50 PM Unregistered
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** [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Puerto del Hambre (Port Famine)]] is the country's oldest ghost town. It was funded in the Straits of Magellan in 1584. By the time that English explorer Thomas Cavendish arrived to the place three years later, the town was in ruins; starvation and the harsh climate having killed all of its inhabitants.

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** [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Puerto del Hambre (Port Famine)]] is the country's oldest ghost town. It was funded in the Straits of Magellan in 1584. By the time that English explorer Thomas Cavendish arrived to the place three years later, the town was in ruins; starvation and the harsh climate having had killed all of its inhabitants.
1st Aug '17 7:12:47 AM Unregistered
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** Chaitén was devastated by a volcanic eruption in 2008. The survivors were relocated to Santa Barbara to the North of the now abandoned settlement.

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** Chaitén was devastated destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 2008. The survivors were relocated to Santa Barbara to the North of the now abandoned settlement.
1st Aug '17 7:09:41 AM Unregistered
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** [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Puerto Hambre (Port Famine)]] is the country's oldest ghost town, it was funded in the Straits of Magellan in 1584. By the time that English explorer Thomas Cavendish arrived to the place three years later, the town was in ruins; starvation and the harsh climate having killed all of its inhabitants.

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** [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Puerto del Hambre (Port Famine)]] is the country's oldest ghost town, it town. It was funded in the Straits of Magellan in 1584. By the time that English explorer Thomas Cavendish arrived to the place three years later, the town was in ruins; starvation and the harsh climate having killed all of its inhabitants.
** Chaitén was devastated by a volcanic eruption in 2008. The survivors were relocated to Santa Barbara to the North of the now abandoned settlement.
1st Aug '17 7:01:34 AM Unregistered
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* The aptly named Ghost Port Kolobos form ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyBraveExvious''. Once a bustling port, the town died down once crystal farming, the main industry of the island, was not longer able to sustain it.

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* The aptly named Ghost Port Kolobos form ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyBraveExvious''.''VideoGame/FinalFantasyBraveExvius''. Once a bustling port, the town died down once crystal farming, the main industry of the island, was not longer able to sustain it.
1st Aug '17 6:56:51 AM Unregistered
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* The aptly named Ghost Port Kolobos form ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyBraveExvious''. Once a bustling port, the town died down once crystal farming, the main industry of the island, was not longer able to sustain it.



* The former mining towns of Humberstone and Santa Laura in Chile. Everyone moved away after the nearby sodium nitrate mines closed down.

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* Examples from Chile:
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The former mining towns of Humberstone and Santa Laura in Chile. Laura. Everyone moved away after the nearby sodium nitrate mines closed down.down.
** [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Puerto Hambre (Port Famine)]] is the country's oldest ghost town, it was funded in the Straits of Magellan in 1584. By the time that English explorer Thomas Cavendish arrived to the place three years later, the town was in ruins; starvation and the harsh climate having killed all of its inhabitants.
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