Ghost towns are a common sight in the movies, but in real life, not so much. It's extremely rare in the real world for urban settlements to be fully equipped with all human requirements but not have a living soul in them. Even more rare is the opportunity to go back and see what's happening at these sites years after they were abandoned.
Japanese city of Tomioka is one such place. Completely evacuated following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, this town now resembles those abandoned places in zombie movies.
It was once a town full of life where 16,000 people used to live in 6,000 households. The high radiation level of the area means that no man can be allowed to visit the place. This is where technology comes to our help.
More than three years after the earthquake-triggered tsunami that caused this nuclear disaster, a Tokyo-based photography company decided to send a drone into the city to document the place's present state. HEXaMedia's expertise in capturing multicopter aerial video means they had an edge from the onset, and their drone successfully managed to accomplish the task it was sent for.
The captured video paints an extremely creepy image of Tamioka. Stranded boats on roads remind us of the tsunami waves this town had to endure, and wrecked homes tell the stories of life that once dwelled in them. Its devastated state also shows us the ugly side of nuclear activity.