There’s A Town In Kentucky That You Won’t Ever Be Able To Find On A Map, And For Good Reason

Flickr / Donnie Nunley
Flickr / Donnie Nunley

You won’t find Elsewhere, Kentucky on any map.

The overgrown gravel road leading to the abandoned settlement doesn’t even connect to a main road. As with most places you shouldn’t go, even Google satellite images have been scrubbed with what looks like a bad use of a blur tool. It was located in south-eastern Calloway County just off the shore of Kentucky Lake. Elsewhere sat surrounded by forest. Until recently, several buildings remained.

I’d heard stories about Elsewhere growing up. Being a Calloway County native, I heard most of the local folklore and ghost stories. I spent several nights in Asbury and Old Salem cemeteries looking to verify stories of creepy ghosts and various monsters. The most I ever got was spooked friends and a bad case of the willies. I was volunteering at the Senior Citizen’s center when Earl, a man of about 80 years old, told me a story about the fall of Elsewhere.

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  • http://randommetaphor.wordpress.com abooklover2012

    Reblogged this on random metaphor and commented:
    Great Story!

  • Jonas

    you should consider writing a novel about this if you have the time. really a great story!!

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