If you drive through what remains of Avilla, Missouri, you'll see that it's mainly a tiny community supported by farmers. Why then is it considered a Route 66 ghost town haunted by "shadow people"? The tales go back to a character known as Rotten Johnny.
It's a reality that businesses come and go, but sometimes history gets lost in the process. That's definitely the case for a once-great Missouri motel on the famous Route 66 that is now abandoned and has been mostly trashed.