The World’s Only Town in the Open Sea

Have you considered making a house out of some sunken ships? Because someone else did! It may sound crazy, but there’s a whole town built on these things. The ships were deliberately flooded and then connected together with metal bridges, creating a foundation for a real settlement in the sea. It’s probably one of the strangest places on Earth, and there are plenty more of them out there.

So, there’s a mysterious place out in the middle of the Caspian Sea, about 60 miles from the city of Baku, Azerbaijan. Local fishermen gave it the spooky name of Black Rocks, thanks to the dark substance found on the stones there. In the 1940s a geological group went to take a look at the area, and they soon learned that the black stuff was oil. There was tons and tons of it under the seabed, which naturally attracted a lot of attention…

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Oil Rocks – City Above the Sea 00:00
Aogashima Island 3:57
Monowi – The Town with One Resident 4:17
The Kingdom of the Little People 5:09
The largest ghost town in the world 5:48
Town that went underground 6:35
Arcosanti – The City if the Future 7:00
The lightning capital of the world 7:47
Sleepy hollow in Kazakhstan 8:13

View of Arcosanti from the southeast: By Carwil, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60360895
Caricature of Paulo Soleri, founder and architect of Arcosanti: By Simtropolitan, CC BY 2.5 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30010205
The high-rise architectures at Shibam, Wadi Hadhramaut (or Hadhramout, Hadramawt) Yemen: By Jialiang Gao, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1450126
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