Ghost Towns

There was a ghost town near where I grew up in Northern California. It was once a mining town but all that's left today is a little cemetery and some very deep mines. High school kids used to go there because it was a "spooky" place and they'd hang out around the mine entrances and do things they weren't supposed to do.

One guy I went to school with told me he once saw a BF there and it freaked him out. He said he'd never go back there after that. He was a pretty tough guy himself so that impressed me.

The mines there are so deep they acted as drains for surrounding mines, which ended up causing the operation to shut down and move somewhere else. Since the surrounding area is pretty desolate, it suggested to me that the BF he saw came from out of the mines, that is, from underground.