Ghost Town in Mexico Draws Religious Pilgrims

It’s that time of year to celebrate the scary, the creepy, and the eerie. And there is no better ghost town in North, Central, or South America than Real de Catorce in Mexico.

By Paula Froelich – Editor in Chief, Yahoo Travel

Located high up in the Sierra de Catorce mountains, Real de Catorce had a grisly start: Always considered the home of sacred spirits by the Chichimeca and Huichol people, it was named after the 14 Spanish soldiers killed trying to establish the town by local Chichimeca warriors in the 18th century. Despite indigenous opposition, the town was finally settled and for 100 years thrived in the silver mining industry. But in the late 19th century, the bottom dropped out of the silver market and Real de Catorce was all but abandoned.

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