Kolmanskop

Posted: May 30, 2015 in Ghosts, Interesting History, Unusual Findings
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It is a ghost town in the Namib desert, in Southern Nabia, it was named after Johnny Coleman, a transport driver, during a sand-storm he abandoned his ox wagon on a small incline opposite the settlement. It was a small but rich mining community and is now a tourist sight ran by NemDeb. In 1908, Zacharias Lewala, a worked found a diamond and showed it to his supervisor and after miners from Germany settled there because it was rich in diamonds.

A village was built with amenities such as a hospital,. Ballroom, power station and school. It was a prosperous place in its time. After the First World War the town declined, the diamond supply was exhausted and in 1954 they ultimately abandoned the town. Tourists now need a permit to engage and enter the town, Kolmanskop is now being claimed back by the desert and so walking around tourists will find themselves knee deep in sand, but it is still very popular. Destination Truth investigated the town during rumours of it being haunted, it seems that the abandoned town keeps many interested.

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