Garnet Ghost Town is near Missoula, Montana. Back in September, we were visiting while my husband took classes, so I couldn't resist making a side trip.
The best part is we arrived at dusk. Unfortunately, this meant that the buildings they open up during tourist hours were closed. Still, nothing beat the atmosphere. And the lighting was awesome. Just low enough to lend a subdued eerie tone to the scene.
Amazingly, I had no problems being there. No tingles of the spine. No heebie-jeebies. I will admit the cans below confounded me. I was equally repulsed and facinated. The history major in me thought cool, too bad you can't read the labels. The other half of me that gets easily grossed out by stale food tried not to wretch. It's an interesting combination.
The only other spot that left me somewhat off was a little house that I tried to photograph. No matter how hard I tried or which camera settings I chose, I could not get a clear shot of it. All the other buildings and artifacts shot in the same light came out fine. That particular house kept coming in blurry and dark. I gave up and read the plaque. A family had died there of flu or something. Yikes! Still, I did not have my spidey senses set off. Perhaps the ghosts are benign.
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