1 Mysterious Texas Ghost Town Up is Now For Grabs
Lobo, Texas, the Texas ghost town you've never heard of.
THRIVING AND STRIVING
Back in the day, Lobo was a thriving town. It served as the region’s hub for a thriving cotton farming community. Steam trains filled their water tanks before heading out further west. However, as much foot traffic came into town, Lobo never officially had more than 100 people living there.
PUMPED DRY AND WORN OUT
In the 1980s the town's aquifer was nearly pumped dry, and by 1991, the once thriving community was now a ghost town. The few structures in town quickly began to decay; the town stayed empty for decades.
In 2001 a handful of artists from Frankfurt, Germany, decided to buy it and make it their own. "One of my friends drove by it in 1999, so [two years later, in 2001] we pooled our money and bought the town,” recalls Alexander Bardorff, one of Lobo's owners.
PEOPLE FROM ALL AROUND EXPERIENCE LOBO
Lobo has been used as an escape from reality for many. The town has hosted music festivals and film festivals, and artists around the world have experienced Lobo, Texas.
However, as the owners grow old, their desire to keep the ghost town declines. “I’ll be seventy years old in a month, and all my other friends are in Germany, so we’re just running out of energy,” says Bardorff.
If owning a ghost town has been on your bucket list, now is your time to shine. Lobo is up for grabs and there are endless possibilities for what could be formed on this unique and desolate piece of land.