Drought is generally known to bring many problems and cause people to flee, but it has not led to the rise of a village so far. However, there is a village in Spain that has emerged as drought has nearly emptied a dam on the Spanish-Portuguese border. Many tourists have been visiting the location and are amazed to see the drought-spanned area turned ghost village, and it is reported by The Guardian.
The village of Aceredo in Spain’s northwestern Galicia region has reemerged from underneath the Limia river for the first time since 1992 when the area was flooded to make way for a reservoir. In this area, which later became a tourist village, the people can witness life, which got frozen in 1992.
When someone walks around the ghost village, they could see the collapsed roofs, bricks and wooden debris that once made up doors or beams, and even a drinking fountain with water still streaming from a rusty pipe, which itself creates a haunted place atmosphere.
Although the country has been blamed for the lack of rain in the area, the specialty of the ghost village stood different and attracted tourists across the world. Any way to find a solution for the current drought problem, on Feb. 1, Portugal’s government ordered six dams, including Alto Lindoso, to nearly halt water use for electricity production and irrigation, due to the worsening drought.
“The area exactly looks like a haunted place and it dares to walk over the village as fear arises deep from the lower part of our stomach if w enter the premises,” said 65-year-old pensioner Maximino Pérez Romero who visited the place.