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27th Jun '16 11:33:54 PM thatmadork
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* Wellington Wells, the fictional English town which is the setting for ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew''. Actually probably counts as a SubvertedTrope, as the people of Wellington Wells don't ''really'' have a dirty secret, and [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial they certainly didn't do a Very Bad Thing during the war]], right? Nah, of course not, so just chill out and [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul take your Joy]]! I mean, you're not a ''[[DefectorFromDecadence Downer]]'', are you? Well, are you!?... Oh God, you ''are''! Quick, [[BigBrotherIsWatching someone call the police!]]
17th Jun '16 4:15:22 PM zarpaulus
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* Lakeside in ''Literature/AmericanGods'', which also seems to be [[Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion Lake Wobegon]] with the SerialNumbersFiledOff.

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* Lakeside in ''Literature/AmericanGods'', which also seems to be [[Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion Lake Wobegon]] with the SerialNumbersFiledOff. Though the only living resident who knows the secret is one old man [[spoiler: who's actually a Germanic tribal deity who made a deal with the town's founders. In exchange for ensuring Laketown's prosperity he kills one child every winter.]] The other residents weren't told by their ancestors who made the pact and chalk the disappearances up to runaways or custodial disputes.
17th May '16 10:35:20 PM TairaMai
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundown_town Sundown Towns]]: Towns where "those people" would be driven out "after sunset". TheSixties and the Civil Rights movement drove a lot of these towns to change and the more rabid elements went underground. However many cities had this status at one point in their history, one town finally apologized in ''2015''.
11th May '16 10:13:22 PM foxley
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** ''Series/TheNewAvengers'' had "The Eagle's Nest" where a remote Scottish island was harbouring a dark secret. The island had been secretly taken over by Nazis at the end of WorldWarII, and the monastery as being used to house the cryogenically frozen body of Adolf Hitler until such time as they could revive him.
27th Apr '16 1:54:52 AM erforce
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%%%* ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes''

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%%%* ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes'' ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes2006''
8th Apr '16 4:27:58 PM Jarl
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* [[http://scarfolk.blogspot.com/ Scarfolk Council]] is about the town of Scarfolk in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. Here in Scarfolk, pagan rituals blend seamlessly with science; hauntology is a compulsory subject at school, and everyone must be in bed by 8pm because they are perpetually running a slight fever. "Visit Scarfolk today. Our number one priority is keeping rabies at bay." For more information please reread.

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* [[http://scarfolk.blogspot.com/ Scarfolk Council]] Blog/ScarfolkCouncil is about the town of Scarfolk in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. Here in In Scarfolk, pagan rituals blend seamlessly with science; hauntology is a compulsory subject at school, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking everyone must be in bed by 8pm because they are perpetually running a slight fever. "Visit Scarfolk today. Our number one priority is keeping rabies at bay." For more information please reread.
fever]].
2nd Apr '16 3:10:33 AM JackG
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* In ''Literature/BrotherhoodOfTheRose'' by David Morrell, the intelligence services of the world have set up several luxury "retirement" communities, each regarded as neutral ground where no-one is allowed to be harmed. Only the men running them know that the residents (ambitious men who've fallen from grace, cooped up in a gilded cage which eventually palls) are frequently DrivenToSuicide.

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* In ''Literature/BrotherhoodOfTheRose'' ''Brotherhood of the Rose'' by David Morrell, the intelligence services of the world have set up several luxury "retirement" communities, each regarded as neutral ground where no-one is allowed to be harmed. Only the men running them know that the residents (ambitious men who've fallen from grace, cooped up in a gilded cage which eventually palls) are frequently DrivenToSuicide.
24th Mar '16 12:04:17 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Literature/{{Masterminds}}'', it's increasingly obvious that Serenity is this. Everyone has a place to work and live, the kids always get whatever they ask for, and there's no crime, violence, or even dishonesty--but over time things just don't add up, and the kids catch their parents in lies. The secret turns out to be that Eli and 10 other kids are clones of notorious criminals, raised in a safe environment to determine what made someone bad.
12th Mar '16 2:43:42 PM Nulono
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The episode "Cutie Map", the gang finds a strange town in the middle of nowhere, where all the ponies have an "=" as their cutie mark, everyone acts *disturbingly* happy, and everyone has TheUnSmile. Pinkie Pie is noticeably creeped out. Turns out she had a reason to be, because [[spoiler: the BigBad of the episode had literally stolen everyone's cutie marks and magic (and hence personalities).]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The episode "Cutie Map", the gang finds a strange town in the middle of nowhere, where all the ponies have an "=" as their cutie mark, everyone acts *disturbingly* ''disturbingly'' happy, and everyone has TheUnSmile. Pinkie Pie is noticeably creeped out. Turns out she had a reason to be, because [[spoiler: the BigBad of the episode had literally stolen everyone's everypony's cutie marks and magic (and hence personalities).]]



* The town of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Oregon is home to everything from magical creatures to government conspiracies, which are slowly uncovered with the help of a journal the main characters found in the woods. [[spoiler: It turns out there was a secret society erasing people's minds of the wonders they encountered, but with it gone, some of these secret may into the light sooner]].

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* The town of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Oregon is home to everything from magical creatures to government conspiracies, which are slowly uncovered with the help of a journal the main characters found in the woods. [[spoiler: It turns out there was a secret society erasing people's minds of the wonders they encountered, but with it gone, some of these secret secrets may come into the light sooner]].
28th Jan '16 10:32:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* Taiji, a town located in Higashimuro District, Wakayama, Japan, conducts an ongoing dolphin hunt off its coast (as made well-known in the 2009 documentary film, TheCove). Mercury levels among its citizens are much higher than average as a result of the sale and consumption of dolphin meat in Taiji. The film depicts a cover-up orchestrated at all levels, from the fishermen themselves up to the town's mayor, revealing a town striving to hide its dark secret from the rest of the world.

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* Taiji, a town located in Higashimuro District, Wakayama, Japan, conducts an ongoing dolphin hunt off its coast (as made well-known in the 2009 documentary film, TheCove).Film/TheCove). Mercury levels among its citizens are much higher than average as a result of the sale and consumption of dolphin meat in Taiji. The film depicts a cover-up orchestrated at all levels, from the fishermen themselves up to the town's mayor, revealing a town striving to hide its dark secret from the rest of the world.
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