A mysterious rural ghost town, so secluded that even nearby locals are unaware of its existence, has been discovered by a man exploring the area.
Kaizer Glick stumbled upon the abandoned neighbourhood by chance while venturing through the region, stumbling upon concealed buildings behind a curtain of trees.
After the removal of these trees, which had hidden the strange properties for years, the abandoned town was unveiled to the world.
Kaizer, an urban explorer, later shared his discovery with his 48,500 YouTube followers (@StringerMedia).
“It seems like it was abandoned to make room for a highway expansion or for the construction of a warehouse or apartments,” revealed the 19-year-old independent journalist from Chicago when speaking to http://NeedToKnow.co.uk.
“We encountered many locals who approached us and asked if we were aware of the town – we were just as perplexed as they were. They informed us that they had no idea it even existed until the trees were cut down.”
Spanning 22 acres of land, the site encompasses seven homes and four additional structures, containing remnants of old farm equipment, vintage dirt bikes, and even a solitary typewriter left behind.
Situated in Wadsworth, Illinois, the town has sparked curiosity among many who have taken a glimpse, alongside Kaizer.
“One part of the neighbourhood appeared to be a farm with significant operations taking place. It featured a barn filled with abandoned homemade ceramics, a tractor garage, and a powerhouse or machinery building,” Kaizer described.
“The rest of the area consisted of homes, with most of their contents left behind. There were numerous tractors and useful machinery left untouched, and I even discovered a vintage dirt bike.”
Kaizer’s YouTube video has amassed thousands of views, leaving viewers astonished by this unusual find.
Elmien commented, “It’s creepy, but at the same time, it’s undeniably sad. Those homes once held people who created memories and dreams. To suddenly have to abandon everything, with only a few possessions, and never return… that’s the eerie part.”
Another viewer added, “Such an intriguing sight, only visible in the depths of winter. Street View only extends until November, and even then, everything remains well hidden.”
“Just visited last week and it seemed like they used to make ceramic figures based on all the molds,” shared Jeybee.
Another user, claiming to have visited the site and checked public records, mentioned that the initial properties were built in 1941, with additional ones added in the 1950s. They also stated that the town was sold this past February, although this information remains unverified.