Author Ransom Riggs has a beautiful way with words. It is precisely this skill that allows him to paint the wasteland of the Salton Sea into a beautifully strange place. Most people would never dream of being a tourist in a ghost town, but Rigg's beautiful commentary makes it seem almost otherworldly - as he says in the video it's most likely as close as you can come to "being on Mars." 

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