This past weekend I took the road less traveled and decided to get some biking in, what I didn't know is that I was about to stumble across an entire town sitting completely empty. First thing that ran through my head was, "Did I just roll up on a legit abandoned town, or is this the new set of The Walking Dead?" I can't tell... but something isn't right here. From the moment I crossed the threshold from dirt path to crumbling asphalt road, it felt like I was being watched. I kept having these The Hills Have Eyes kind of moments where I couldn't see anything physically, but it felt as if someone was lurking about keeping their eye on me.
Check out the eerie barren wasteland for yourself below...
I'm sure it was just my imagination, but you have to wonder what kind of residual energy is left in a place like this. I mean this place is huge. It has schools, a hospital, clinics, a power plant, water treatment plant, a neighborhood on the outskirts, a chapel and the list goes on. This had to be a fully functioning town at some point, so what could have happened that everyone just picked up and left? Maybe there was some kind of environmental catastrophe? Some kind of biohazard or mandatory evacuation ordered? A government experiment gone wrong? I don't know for sure, but what I do know is that this place is creepy and has a very strange energy to it. Do I think it's haunted? I doubt it, but I do believe in residual energy and there was definitely something weird resonating throughout.
Living in Florida for over 25 years now, I have explored quite a bit, but I have never on my own found anything this big before. This place has acreage and from the looks of it, has quite a storied history too. Judging by the architecture of most of the buildings, this place has been here for at least 50 years or so now. Not much lasts for that long in the heart of the Everglades, so it was very surprising to see the building in this nice of shape.