In my recent game I have found a village that is totally left behind. It is absolutely covered in cobwebs and there are no torches or coal blocks anywhere! Can I somehow get back villagers or craft torches in other ways?
Congratulations, you have just found a [Zombie Village!]
From the wiki:
A village has a 2% chance of generating as a zombie village.
In such villages, all generated villagers are instead zombie villagers, and all
doors and light sources are missing.
These zombie villagers do not despawn but have no special resistance to sunlight.
In zombie villages, some wood and cobblestone are replaced by cobwebs and mossy
cobblestone, respectively. All glass panes are also replaced by brown stained glass panes.
The first time I found one, I absolutely FREAKED OUT! I thought It was Herobrine or something.
But I looked it up and it was an actual thing. : https://minecraft.wiki/w/Village#Zombie_villages