The town of Thistle, Utah was established in 1883. It flourished for a time as farming and ranching community, and became a major stop on the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad.

Then, in April of 1983, a massive landslide, the costliest in U.S. history, dammed two creeks, flooding and destroying the town.
Terrified residents fled with whatever they could carry. The town was buried under 100 feet of water and because Thistle Lake. The lake’s been drained since, but the creepy, subterranean remains of the town are bone-chilling.

Searchers report seeing mysterious muddy footprints going nowhere, and finding water stains soaking their belongings stacked on dry ground.

Utah Ghost Town Documentary Thistle



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