The Southwestern Ghost Town of Fairbank

Fairbank

[Mysteriousheartland.com] A forgotten cemetery on a sun-baked hill in the desert, rattlesnakes coiled on an old wooden porch, and tumbleweed drifting through dusty, abandoned streets all bring to mind the quintessential southwestern ghost town. Located off State Route 82 along the San Pedro River in Cochise County, Arizona, Fairbank is just such a ghost town. […]

The Legends of Caryville

Caryville

I first visited this area back in February of 2006. My friend and I had been wanting to check it out and find out if some of the stories were true. Would we see the “phantom cars” out there? Would the sad yet beautiful ghost of a young woman named Mary Dean reach out to […]

The Claustrophobic Confines of Winston Tunnel

Winston_Tunnel

[Mysteriousheartland.com] The entrance to the Winston Tunnel, covered with iron bars like a gatehouse in a medieval dungeon, sits deep in the woods several miles southwest of Galena, Illinois, just off Blackjack Road, near the tiny community of Rice.  It has sat empty since 1971, and nothing but a few intrepid explorers and the rattlesnakes […]

Abandoned Oasis: Ochopee’s Monroe Station

Monroe_Station

[Mysteriousheartland.com] A narrow road called Tamiami Trail runs through Big Cypress National Preserve between Naples, Florida and the Miami suburbs. The 720,000-acre preserve was added to the United States National Park System in October 1972. An abandoned white, clapboard building sits conspicuously at the intersection of Tamiami Trail and Loop Road, beckoning travelers to pull […]

Bloody Brunckow Cabin

Bloody Brunckow Cabin

[Mysteriousheartland.com] Crumbling adobe walls sit on a hill overlooking the dry, meandering bed of a San Pedro River tributary. Ants and snakes burrow into the rocky soil, past the bleached bones of unfortunate prospectors and outlaws resting in shallow graves. At night, a cold chill descends on the desert floor of the San Pedro Riparian […]

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