Yesterday afternoon, I went looking for ghost towns again. This time I only visited three and they weren’t terribly far way but with stops at a few abandoned far it took the entire afternoon. It really is amazing just how few people you see once you leave the main highways!
The first stop was a place called Robinhood. It definitely wasn’t quite a ghost town as there were still some inhabited houses there but there were some abandoned buildings and it was clear that it had once been a more thriving community.
The next town, Whitkow, really did seem abandoned. There was an abandoned-looking Ukrainian church that was locked. Apparently, the town had another church that had been burned down last year so there would have been more to see in the town not that long ago. Still, there was quite a bit to see and it was undoubtedly my favourite place of the day! There were several abandoned buildings. I really liked one that roof was really caving in; I can’t imagine it will be standing much longer. There was also a building that was barely viewable as trees had pretty much surrounded it. There was also a section of old sidewalk. This was clearly once a rather large town.
The third town was called Alticane. There were a couple homes that looked like they were probably still occupied but we didn’t see any people or cars that looked like they were in use. This town had a rather eerie feel to it. There were a number of abandoned buildings though someone is clearly mowing the lawns of some of them and some of their roofs are covered with tarps. So, maybe someone has plans for the place?
Along with the planned ghost town stops, we stopped at three old, abandoned farms. One of them had a closed fence and though it only had a sign saying “no hunting” and not “no trespassing”, I really didn’t feel comfortable going under the fence (there was quite a bit of room underneath) to see the buildings up close. The entrances to the other ones were not blocked at all and it really looked like they’d be abandoned for a long time.
Anyway, it was a very interesting way to spend the afternoon. I’m thinking I will probably go on another search for ghost towns sometime before Thanksgiving.