Iama guy who has been living alone in an abandoned ‘ghost town’ for over 6 months. I bought the town just over two years ago. AMA!
My name is Brent and in July 2018 I purchased the former mining town of Cerro Gordo with my biz partner Jon and some friends. Cerro Gordo was once California’s largest producer of silver and once had nearly 5,000 residents and 500 buildings. Today, there are 22 buildings left, and I’m working to restore the town for more to be able to enjoy it. It’s an important piece of history.
They pulled nearly $500,000,000 worth of minerals out of Cerro Gordo and in it’s heyday, the town averaged a murder per week. That’s led to many paranormal experiences, rumors about hidden treasures, and many more legends around the town. I came up here in mid-March to act as caretaker. I imagined coming up for a few weeks. It’s been over 6 months now. During that time here was a few snowstorms, a devastating fire, earthquakes, a flood that washed out the road, and a lot more.
I did an AMA back in March or April and a lot of redditors suggested I start taking videos of the experience, so now I post on YouTube, and Instagram about the town. This video is recap of the 6 months here.
The 6 months has definitely changed me fundamentally and I plan on staying here full time for the foreseeable future.
Anyway, I’m here hanging in my cabin, and figured I’d do an AMA. So, AMA!
PROOF: photo of town today