Strange Villages

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posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 09:31 AM
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I spent a little time researching strange villages and weird towns and came up with the following:

Lily Dale, NY, USA

This is an entire village made up of psychics and spiritualists.

Jamel, Germany

According to the Article linked above, the township of Jamel has been taken over by Neo-Nazis.

Tyneham, UK

It appears that this village has been taken over by the military.

Federation of Damanhur

This town was built by an esoteric group that believe in time travel, ancient aliens, etc.

The Villages, Florida, USA

This town does not allow anyone under the age of 19 to enter.

Ordos City, China

This is one of the many newly built Chinese cities that are uninhabited.

Dwarf Village, China

An entire village inhabited by dwarves.

Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa, USA

A whole village full of Transcendental Meditation adherents.

Elista, Russia

There are three remarkable facts about this place: The whole town is chess-themed, it is the only Buddhist town in Europe and the mayor believes he is an extraterrestrial abductee.

Slab City, CA, USA

A town with no laws and no Government.

Cite, New Mexico, USA

Cite is a 1 Billion Dollar Ghost Town that is being built for research purposes.

Any additions of strange villages or more information on these villages welcome!




posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 09:41 AM
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Thanks, the Slab City was interesting. I couldn't get to the Dwarf City page.



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 10:00 AM
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I'll bite:

The villages of the Cinque Terre, Italy

coastal villages, no cars allowed

Bugarach, France

The only place to survive the 2012 apocalypse - yeah that went well...


Rennes le Chateau, France

of Da Vinci Code fame and a general hub for strange...

Rocamadour, France

I like to think of it as mini Minas Tirith (Lord of the Rings)



Do abandoned places count?


Hashima Island, Japan

8 Abandoned Antarctic Whaling Stations and Bases that are Still Amazing

Some of the World's Spookiest Ghost Towns

If they count knock yourself out: io9.com...
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posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 10:05 AM
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The whaling stations were interesting to see and read about. Thanks.



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 10:06 AM
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The village of twins,

en.wikipedia.org...

and

the village without roads,


Giethoorn used to be a carfree town known in the Netherlands as "Venice of the North"[1] or "Venice of the Netherlands".[2] It became locally famous, especially after 1958, when the Dutch film maker Bert Haanstra made his famous comedy "Fanfare" there. In the old part of the village, there were no roads (nowadays there is a cycling path), and all transport was done by water over one of the many canals. The lakes in Giethoorn were formed by peat unearthing.


en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 10:51 AM
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Have a look at this:-




posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 11:02 AM
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This was the village used in the classic cult sixties TV series The Prisoner.
en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 11:03 AM
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I researched that New Mexico "CITE" project by Pegasus Holdings. Apparently, the project has been scrapped. The corporation's website hasn't even been updated since September 2012, and apparently, the locals on the ground can see that no development, or very little occurred at all.

Scratch that one off your list.



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 12:17 PM
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Amazing examples...thanks for the enjoyable read....keep them coming if there are any more....



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 12:48 PM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating

Tyneham, UK

It appears that this village has been taken over by the military.



Yes, the areas around Tyneham in Dorset was taken over by the military for training purposes in 1943 and the entire population evacuated. The area has remained a gunnery training ground ever since and the village remains unoccupied - although, perversely, it has also become quite a tourist attraction (open certain days of the year when military training with live ammunition is not taking place).



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 12:55 PM
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Intresting thread. Nice little documentry by vice about the folks at slab city
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posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 01:17 PM
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Lily Dale is close to my home, about half hour/45 minutes away. Many people around here go up there for tarot card readings and what not. I haven't been there myself but I heard it's pretty interesting.

I soo want to live in Dwarf Village, China. I would be king of the Little People!
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ETAA: Damn, nm, it's only a theme park.
There goes my dream down the tubes.
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posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 01:20 PM
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Vissarion Jesus of Siberia and his 5000 dedicated followers
www.vice.com...

and another town of high number of twins Cândido Godói... Mengele´s lab ??
en.wikipedia.org...
www.dailymail.co.uk...
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posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 03:04 PM
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I once read about a village in Japan where almost all inhabitants live to be over 100.. can't remember the name though..



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 04:05 PM
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Crestone, Colorado



www.hippy.com...

Saguache, Colorado

ufologie.patrickgross.org...

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posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 04:11 PM
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CITE is a conspiracy in itself, I say. A 1 billion dollar ghost town for research purposes?



TextCITE will be constructed over roughly 15 square miles of desert in Lea County, New Mexico, a region in the Southeast corner of the state that covers more than 2.8 million acres, or an area three times the size of Rhode Island.

The central feature of CITE will be City Lab, a 400-acre lab environment that includes all the key elements of a mid-sized American city, including urban, suburban and rural zones.

High-rise buildings, ranch houses, a shopping center, parks and roads will help simulate a real-world environment where new technologies can be tested at scale.

A large portion of the land will also be devoted to CITE's Field Labs, which will test new products for specific industries.

CITE's Backbone, located underground, is the operational hub for the entire CITE facility. It wil connect all districts, buildings and research sites through a network of energy, water, and data systems. Below is the Master Plan.



www.businessinsider.com...

Seriously?? I don't see how all this can be necessary.
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posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 08:15 PM
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Speaking of strange villages, there is a song about such:

Rush: La Villa Strangiato ("The Strange Village") Live 1978



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 09:12 PM
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I saw a documentary about Slab City, there was a guy there in his 70's (I would estimate) who used ordinary rocks to work out with he was as fit as a fiddle, and there was a musical side to the place as well very interesting.

Some of the strangest things I have seen have been in and around villages in the UK, plenty of freaky things and people lol, on a side note and slightly off topic maybe, it has usually been villages where I have spotted the odd door to nowhere....or bunker who knows?
Great Topic.



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 09:23 PM
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And a front page link from today's BBC online ...

Miracle Village in Pahoke, Florida.

I think this one counts as a "village".

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posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 10:40 PM
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good thread!

Centralia, Pennsylvania. the town that the Silent Hill video games are based after.
Centralia

cant think of anymore good ones off the top of my head.

My friends and i are planning a trip to Slab City and Salton Sea (a weird place). Also there was a dwarf town near where i live, with all tiny houses. never been there but my friends did and some crazy lady chased them out. i heard it burned down.





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