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Re: UE thread
« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2011, 09:13:34 AM »
CREEPY.
There will come a day for every man when he will relish the prospect of eating his own shit. That day has yet to come for me.

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Re: UE thread
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2011, 04:23:58 PM »
Scouting NY disturbs some graves...


http://www.scoutingny.com/?p=4680

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Re: UE thread
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Re: UE thread
« Reply #34 on: March 03, 2012, 02:12:16 AM »
Wow.
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Re: UE thread
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2012, 12:40:18 PM »
Patuxent Mental Institution

http://vimeo.com/40005142

And behind the scenes...

http://vimeo.com/40272714

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Re: UE thread
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2012, 10:07:10 PM »
Interesting! This place is up in my neck of the woods.

http://g.co/maps/a8ctm

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Re: UE thread
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2012, 12:47:18 AM »
Interesting! This place is up in my neck of the woods.

http://g.co/maps/a8ctm

Hmmm. He says. Maybe someone should email someone sometime.

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Re: UE thread
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Re: UE thread
« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2012, 10:40:41 AM »
http://blastr.com/2012/07/10-of-the-creepiest-aband.php#1

The two that caught my eye (which I'd not known about) were Thurmond, WV and the Seattle-beneath-Seattle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Underground

Seems like it's become more touristy than UE-worthy...


Thurmond, as well, is not quite abandoned. The article says 7 residents...but it has a tourist info center and an active Amtrak stop...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurmond,_West_Virginia

So...I guess, blah. Not a good update for the UE thread. But, still, any excuse to celebrate urban (and rural) decay.


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Re: UE thread
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2012, 12:08:55 PM »
Been reading about the GNAL -- the Georgia Nuclear Aircraft Laboratory which, sometime soon (if not already) will be at the bottom of a manmade lake.

Shamelessly ripped from SA:

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From 1958 to 1971, the area inside that fence was a test site known as the Georgia Nuclear Aircraft Laboratory. On the original plans, it's identified as a "Lethal Fence," meaning deadly force was authorized if anyone crossed it. In the middle of that fenced off area was a 10 megawatt nuclear reactor with no shielding that was used to irradiate military equipment to test the feasibility of building nuclear-powered aircraft, and later to irradiate building materials and surrounding wildlife to determine what to expect and how to rebuild after a nuclear war.

The reactor was held in a pit where you now see a big patch of green grass. It was surrounded by a railroad loop, and rail cars of material were parked at various distances from the pit. Warning sirens would alert personnel to retreat to the large underground complex and the reactor would be hoisted out of the pit and run suspended in the air, usually for minutes or hours, but on several occasions extended runs lasting days were carried out.

Other remaining parts of the site are hot cell building where research on irradiated materials was done, and cooling-off area where rail cars of irradiated material were left to sit for a few days after being irradiated to reduce exposure of personnel to radiation. Both are fenced in and off-limits because radiation levels are elevated, although they're currently only slightly above background level.. The hot cell isn't going anywhere because its walls are 4 feet thick steel-reinforced concrete and it's a lot safer to leave it in one piece .

The underground complex is flooded and entrances are buried under huge piles of dirt, but people have dug them out and explored on many occasions.

The link to that post has a Google Maps image:

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3370055&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=21#post398813720

So my Google searching brought up some great Urbex stuff:

Vintage newsreel:

Insane fucks who dug out one of the tunnels:

http://www.uer.ca/locations/show.asp?locid=29719

A wonderful history here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=405686

A failed trip report:

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread230310/pg1

A collection of Urbex links on the site:

http://jayntguru.com/wordpress/archives/301

Amoung those links is a Youtube channel of a guy who videoed the site:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Ratz667#p/a


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Re: UE thread
« Reply #41 on: November 29, 2012, 01:29:47 AM »
Wow...what a rabbit hole that was...

Near Nubbins' old stomping grounds, no?

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Re: UE thread
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2013, 01:19:07 PM »
The Henryton thread bumped for a pre-Condo/demolish/shitfuck visit. Trying to put that together...

Reading about the fate of Henryton threw me down a rabbithole. Here's another spot that isn't long for the world:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Dale_Hospital

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.961461,-76.811407&num=1&t=h&z=18

So...pick a Sunday morning, park there across Annapolis Rd, walk in.

http://www.opacity.us/gallery57_vines.htm




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Re: UE thread
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Re: UE thread
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