1. Yes. The area is thoroughly lit. (Torches everywhere!) 2. Yes. The area is enclosed. Trust me, there is a villager behind the lantern. RIP Jr. (11 emeralds for loot 3 T_T) (Also it has occurred to me I should have left the lantern up so you could see he was there. ._. my bad) Tp'd to Batsy. When I returned a few moments later: This is located on a Mushroom Island, underground. Nothing spawns while i'm standing around. Even if zombies were spawning, It doesn't explain why the villagers despawn the moment the chunks are unloaded. Any help or assistance to resolve this issue would be wonderful. I tested multiple times to the same result.