Raccoon City, a tranquil town at an undisclosed location within the U.S., was brought to national attention earlier this month when it was nominated as one of the CIA’s Top Secret Training Facilities in “I’d Tell You, But…” Magazine. The city featured prominently in Capcom’s “Resident Evil” video game series, though its location remains undisclosed; “I’d Tell You, But…” reported that Raccoon City is “quaint, easily navigated and well-developed” in its features.
“It’s important to keep in mind the plusses of any town during a visit. Sure, you’re going to get a lot of folk who seem to have woken up on the wrong side of the bed, but you take the good with the bad,” said Quinn Erwin, features editor for the magazine.
“The town is a little dark for my taste, but what do you expect from a city at the foot of the legendary Arklay mountains? The town has the feel of a old European village, but thanks to multinational conglomerate The Umbrella Corporation, the town has access to unprecedented security personnel and countless other security measures. Not to mention a curiously low cost of living, given the lovely location.”
Despite constant and unsolicited government warnings to vacate the area, residents of Raccoon City claim to “absolutely adore the Umbrella Corporation” and “have a certain nervous excitement about them.”
Erwin’s attempts to better understand the appeal of the quiet hamlet were met with apprehension among the town’s population.
“Lengthy interviews with the townsfolk were difficult, as many residents seem to enjoy spending much of their time indoors,” he told DailyER reporters.
“It’s like they aren’t keen on having strangers around. I’m not complaining though. The folks at Umbrella were more than gracious; they escorted me everywhere and never let me out of their sight. They even paid all my expenses and for a same day flight out of Raccoon City before nightfall. Swell guys.”