Behold the haunting, unsettling majesty of a Spanish village that's been underwater in a reservoir since 1992
· Feb 13, 2022 ·

It can be fun to revisit the ol' hometown for a bit of reminiscing every now and then—and anyone who lived in Aceredo, Spain prior to 1992 finally has a golden opportunity:

A ghost village that has emerged as drought has nearly emptied a dam on the Spanish-Portuguese border is drawing crowds of tourists with its eerie, gray ruins.

With the reservoir at 15% of its capacity, details of a life frozen in 1992, when the Aceredo village in Spain's northwestern Galicia region was flooded to create the Alto Lindoso reservoir, are being revealed once more.

"It's as if I'm watching a movie. I have a feeling of sadness," said 65-year-old pensioner Maximino Perez Romero, from A Coruna. "My feeling is that this is what will happen over the years due to drought and all that, with climate change."

Not sure I'd call that a "ghost village." Maybe a mermaid village? I guess ghost mermaids could live there if they wanted.

Here's some footage so you can fully appreciate the abandoned mermaid weirdness of it all:

Here's a shot of the village apparently just before it went fully underwater thirty years ago:

Former residents of Aceredo: If you're looking for that old locket or penknife you lost back in 1991, now's your chance!

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