Die Geisterstädte in den USA hatten meist große Goldvorkommen, bzw. dachten das viele Leute und suchten in solchen Städten ihr Glück. Colin Rich aus Los Angeles war in der Stadt Bodie, in der Nähe von San Francisco. Bodie war ebenfalls eine Goldgräberstadt und gilt heute als am besten erhaltene Geisterstadt in den USA. Das Zeitraffer-Video wurde mit der Musik von Johnny Cash unterlegt, was natürlich perfekt passt.
Gold was discovered back in 1859 by William S Bodey and at its apex, the town had a population of 10,000 residents through the 1880’s. Bodie was replete with the makings of old west folklore; gunfighters, saloons, miners, gambling halls and prostitutes, a rough place through and through. But the town’s success didn’t last and faded from ‚glory‘ prior to World War I and was finally down for the count during WWII once all mining operations were halted due to the war effort. It was effectively abandoned with many of the structures retaining the inhabitants belongings because the roads out were toll and weight based; many people simply decided to leave their belongings behind to avoid large fees so the ghost town was born.