Bodie State Historic Park

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This onetime ghost town was turned into a preserved historic park in 1962 and is visited by about 200,000 people a year. The town has been preserved in its state of arrested decay, meaning the buildings are kept to look like a ghost town. It looks much like it did long ago, with shelves still stocked, and even a gold mill is available for touring. Locals say the site attracts ghosts; many sightings have been reported all around the area.

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    Geographic Information

    Bodie, CA
    United States

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    38.212112611032104, -119.0122222
    Mono County, California
    Nearest Towns:
    Bridgeport, CA (12.3 mi.)
    Mono City, CA (13.9 mi.)
    Lee Vining, CA (18.6 mi.)
    June Lake, CA (30.1 mi.)
    Hawthorne, NV (30.1 mi.)
    Walker, CA (32.7 mi.)
    Coleville, CA (36.3 mi.)
    Mammoth Lakes, CA (39.0 mi.)
    Topaz, CA (39.3 mi.)
    Benton, CA (39.8 mi.)


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    1. In the late 80’s I lived on Eldorado St. in Gardnerville NV. I was 16 yrs. old and admired the beautiful unobstructed view of Jobs Peak from my second story balcony. My family and I visited Bodie ; which is where I decided to take a few old nails home with me not paying any regards to the posted “bad luck” warnings. Almost Immediately returning home bad things were happening around me. I took the old rusty nails and thru them out into the open field in which my beautiful view became a 3 story cement wall where scolaris and other businesses thrived
      then faultered. I believe that property will forever be tainted .

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