In the foggy mountains in northern Spain you find the abandoned town of La Mussara. It is said that people have disappeared into the fog, perhaps been transported to another place as well as hearing ringing from the empty belltower.
Spain is home to a haunted and abandoned town, where the ghosts of its former inhabitants still linger. It is an eerie reminder of a once thriving community that has now been left to decay.
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The abandoned town in Spain has become a popular destination for thrill-seekers looking for a unique experience. But it’s also an important reminder of how quickly our lives can change, and how even those who have lived in one place for centuries can suddenly be gone without a trace. While exploring this haunted ghost town, we must remember the past and honor its inhabitants by learning from their stories and respecting their memories.
The Abandoned Town in La Mussara
Northern Spain has some fantastic hiking routes and wonderful nature to experience. It is also a mysterious town at 995 meters above sea level that is said to have swallowed up the people that used to live there.
La Mussara Mountain in Tarragona is a mysterious place in Catalonia, Spain. The mountain was named after the abandoned ghost town that was deserted in 1959 in the range.
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Why was the town abandoned? Some say it was because of the insects that destroyed the local vineyards and the inhabitants livelihood. Others say it is because of a more ominous reason and that the people left because they knew the town was doomed.
The Rocks That Takes People Away
People also claim this is a place where strange things like time jumps happen and where people just disappear without a trace.
According to local legend, there is a giant rock in the village called La Piedra del 6 next to a farmhouse.
It is said if you jump over it you will be transported to another dimension and lost forever in the worst case. Some claim that you will get transported to another town, some call it Vila del Sis, some claim it is another place in the USA you get transported to.
The Missing People in the Fog
Over the years several people have gone missing from La Mussara after visiting and haven’t left a trace. The writer Lorenzo Fernandez Bueno claims in one of his books that features the abandoned town, that the number of disappearances is much higher in these parts than in the rest of the country.
What happened to them is unknown but the legend coming from the locals, says there is a mysterious fog that covers the countryside around the town, like opening a gateway to another dimension or world. The hikers and visitors have according to this been swallowed and transported because of this fog.
One example of a mysterious disappearance was the case of Enrique Marinez Ortiz, a 37-year old man who disappeared in the area in October 1991. He was with a group of friends and walked past where the TV-antennas are. They were walking and talking when one of the friends asked Enrique a question. When he didn’t answer, the friend turned and saw he had disappeared.
They searched for days and even brought in 200 soldiers from Los Castillejos to completely sweep the era. They didn’t find a single trace.
The Strange Interference With Electrical Equipment
There is also something weird going on about the electric stuff in the area. And with the case with Enrique who disappeared close to the TV Antennas, people think it is something more.
Because of this, the abandoned town also attracts UFO seekers to peer to the sky in search of the strange object that is rumored to be seen there.
There are also talks about some electromagnetic interferences that have been measured in the abandoned town.
The Bells Ringing from an Empty Belltower
There are the remains of the church of San Salvador from the 12th century with a belltower from 1859. According to people they claim that they hear the church bell ring, even if the church has been empty for decades.
People have also said they have heard strange voices. They have also said to have seen ghostly figures, perhaps trying to get back from beyond the veil.
The Foggy Haunted Road to La Mussara
Also the road to the town is said to be a haunted stretch. It always seems to be covered in the same fog found in the village surroundings and the wind is constantly howling.
This old road T-704 leads to the ruins of the town of La Mussara now abandoned and looks like the perfect setting for a horror movie and is considered one of the most haunted roads in Spain.
Also on the roads it is said something strange is happening. Once a German engineer drove through the place in 1995 and claimed to have disappeared for three hours. He reappeared in an unknown place and didn’t know what had happened.
The Legends of La Mussara
The place has had rumors of terrible things for centuries and it is as if the town is cursed. Some say it was just bad luck that made the town deserted. But why would this town be cursed?
There are those that claim this place was a center of satanic rituals and is a cursed place where misfortune happens, and many claim it was just a quaint mountain town where the inhabitants were drawn to the bigger cities.
Now, the only life there is in the Refugi La Mussara, a bunkhouse for hikers as well as supernatural seekers that was built in the 80s. Here you can take refuge from the thick fog that comes down the mountain and swallows you whole. And who knows, perhaps you can hear the faint ringing of the bells from your bunk bed late at night?
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