The Spookiest Town in California

Photograph courtesy of Flickr user tofuart

    Bodie State Historic Park near Bridgeport, California, hasn't changed since 1877.

Photograph courtesy of Flickr user tofuart

Bodie State Historic Park near Bridgeport, California, hasn’t changed since 1877.

A gold-mining town of 10,000 in its heydey, it’s now in a state of “arrested decay,” which sounds much, much more terrifying than anything you’ll see today (save maybe the hordes of bowtie-sporting, wannabe rappers doing Halloween Gangnam-style).

Bodie, through the eyes of the Flickr community:

The famous Bodie junkers (by Flickr user praphulm)

Nearly 100 buildings remain, including a schoolhouse, stable, and firehouse (by Flickr user Gouldy99)

By Flickr user The Digital Story

The Methodist church, built in 1882 (by Flickr user RevTimMedia)