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Hey @sixpenceee I thought you and your followers might enjoy this. 

This is the town of Spectre Alabama. My fiancee and I visited this place on our way to Florida,and the story behind this little town is super cool. It’s not actually a town,though! Spectre Alabama is a fictional town in Tim Burton’s 2003 movie “Big Fish”. (based on the novel by Daniel Wallace) And the ghost town you see here is what’s left of a set that was built specifically for the movie. The two trees that make up the entrance to the town are actually built from styrofoam,and the columns you see in one of my pictures is what’s left of Jenny’s house after it was removed after a few years and some flooding. The town is located on a private island in Millbrook,Alabama,but the people who own it are extremely nice and let you have access to the island for the day for $3 per person,or $10 a night if you want to go camping. There’s also a lot of wildlife on the island,and one of the goats followed my fiancee and me around the entire time we were there,letting us feed and pet him (We temporarily named him Luci Fur). Sadly,most of the town was destroyed by a fire,but 6 houses and the church are still standing. However,I did read somewhere that the owners of the island have plans to eventually rebuild the town. If anyone is ever in the area,I highly suggest taking a visit!