The Ghost Town left Behind by an American Sect of Hollow Earth Believers

In 1894, the Koreshans — a religious group that believed in gender equality, a hollow earth, and immortality through celibacy — made the banks of the Estero River in Florida their home. Despite the locals’ wariness of the settlement, known as the Koreshan Unity, they were tolerated because the rest of Estero benefited from their hard work. That was until the Koreshans decided to make an enemy of the local politicians by threatening their income, causing the death of their founder, Cyrus Teed.
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