This Abandoned Ghost Town In Alaska Is Downright Bone Chilling

On the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula lies an abandoned ghost town called Portlock, with only a few rotting houses left of the once vibrant village. Although Aleut people have lived on the Southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula for thousands of years, no one had a settlement in the Portlock area until the 1780s. The town remained until everyone abandoned the village in 1950, with most residents moving to nearby villages down the coast. A mine tunnel, house pilings, and rusted cannery equipment are all that remain of Portlock, and the reason why is terrifying. An unexplained hairy creature continuously assaulted and stalked the villagers until they all abandoned the area.

Interactive Map of Portlock here.

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Have you been to Portlock? Were you “bothered” by “something”? Tell us about it in the comments below!