Once A Lost Town Emerges From The Sea 28 Years Later



Who had never heard of Atlantis? Most of us knew ofcourse that it's a legendary "lost" island submerged in the deep ocean of Atlantic. It is often idealized as an advanced, utopian society holding wisdom that could bring world peace.
Unlike Atlantis which we believe will never emerge from the deep again, a strange ghost town that spent a quarter century under water is coming up for air again in the Argentine farmlands southwest of Buenos Aires.
Epecuen was once a bustling little lakeside resort, where 1,500 people served 20,000 tourists a season.



The saltwater lake was particularly attractive because it has 10 times more salt than the ocean, making the water buoyant. Tourists, especially people from Buenos Aires’ large Jewish community, enjoyed floating in water that reminded them of the Dead Sea in the Middle East.

But in November 1985, after a succession of wet winters, the lake overflowed, breaking through the lake wall and into the town.
The town boasted at least 280 businesses, including hotels and lodges. The said town was famous around the world for its ‘therapeutic’ waters, which had salt levels next to the Dead Sea. It is said that Epecuen — or ‘eternal spring’ — can cure depression, rheumatism, skin diseases, anemia, and even treat diabetes.
The area is largely abandoned, as many of the residents fled and evacuated safely as the waters rose. 
After almost 30 years, Epecuen is a place considered as a creepy ghost town with silver ruins everywhere that you can now walk by.
Only one of the town’s residents remains—living on the edge of his submerged home town, 84-year-old Pablo Novak. Novak now greets curious tourists who come to visit Villa Epecuen, and provides tours of the town’s remarkable ruins.
(Source: CBSNews)
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