The estadounidense Brent Underwood, Who in March 2020 decided to stay briefly in a ghost town in California and has stayed there ever since, announced that he now does not want to leave Cerro Gordo.
Located in the Inyo Mountains, 3 hours from Los Angeles and 3.5 hours from Las Vegas, the city is a former 19th-century mining town that Underwood and his friend bought in 2018 for $ 1.4 million with the goal of turning it into a tourist destination.
“I don’t have an exit plan. Death here is my exit planHe stated during an interview with SFGate, published this week.
“Now I am here in this ancient mining town. There was one murder a week here and there are rumors of it [el ladrn] Butch Cassidy hid in the hotel, fortunes turned and people died. “
Underwood said he had a “change” during his stay in the city. He pointed out that “there is no running water here, everything is different and you are very aware of this during the first week, but after that, instead of humping, I started to feel a little more comfortable.”
The city of Cerro Gordo was founded in 1865 around the most prosperous silver mine in California history. According to Underwood’s YouTube channel, the 5,000 miners have extracted more than $ 17 million in minerals from the site, a number equivalent today to about $ 500 million. When silver and water ran out, residents left and the city was deserted for more than 100 years.