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  1. USA Prison (U.S)

    Built in 1896 and in continuous use until 1995, this pinwheel style quaker prison was a reflection of a similar one located nearby. You can tour that one for a few dollars and take as many pictures as you like. This one was not so easy.... It was the site of a controversial decades-long dermatological, pharmaceutical, and biochemical weapons research projects involving testing on inmates. The prison is also notable for several major riots in the early 1970s. The prison was home to several trials which raised several ethical and moral questions pertaining to the extent to which humans can be experimented on. In many cases, inmates chose to undergo several inhumane trials for the sake of small monetary reward. The prison was viewed as a human laboratory. “All I saw before me were acres of skin. It was like a farmer seeing a fertile field for the first time.” Dr. X One inmate described experiments involving exposure to microwave radiation, sulfuric and carbonic acid, solutions which corroded and reduced forearm epidermis to a leather-like substance, and acids which blistered skin in the testicular areas. In addition to exposure to harmful chemical agents, patients were asked to physically exert themselves and were immediately put under the knife to remove sweat glands for examination. In more gruesome accounts, fragments of cadavers were stitched into the backs of inmates to determine if the fragments could grow back into functional organs. So common was the experimentation that in the 1,200-person prison facility, around 80% to 90% of inmates could be seen experimented on. The rise of testing harmful substances on human subjects first became popularized in the United States when President Woodrow Wilson allowed the Chemical Warfare Service (CAWS) during World War I. All inmates who were tested upon in the trials had consented to the experimentation, however, they mostly agreed for incentives like monetary compensation. Experiments in the prison often paid around $30 to $50 and even as much as $800. “I was in prison with a low bail. I couldn’t afford the monies to pay for bail. I knew that I wasn’t guilty of what I was being held for. I was being coerced to plea bargain. So, I thought, if I can get out of this, get me enough money to get a lawyer, I can beat this. That was my first thought.” I expected to find an epic medical ward only to be filled with disappointment. The practice was so common I can only assume it was conducted everywhere. Many advocates of the prison trials, such as Solomon McBride, who was an administrator of the prisons, remained convinced that there was nothing wrong with the experimentation at the Holmesburg prison. McBride argued that the experiments were nothing more than strapping patches of cloth with lotion or cosmetics onto the backs of patients and argued this was a means for prisoners to earn an easy income. The negative public opinion was particularly heightened by the 1973 Congressional Hearing on Human Experimentation. The hearing was supposed to discuss the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and clarify the ethical and legal implications of human experimental research. This climate called for a conscious public which rallied against the use of vulnerable populations such as prisoners as guinea pigs. Companies and organizations who associated themselves with human testing faced severe backlash. Amidst the numerous senate hearings, public relation nightmares, and opponents to penal experimentation, county prison boards realized human experimentation was no longer acceptable to the American public. Swiftly, human testing on prisoners was phased out of the United States. Only a renovated gymnasium is considered suitable for holding inmates. That building is frequently used for overflow from other city jails. The district attorney launched an extensive two year investigation documenting hundreds of cases of the rape of inmates. The United States had ironically been strong enforcers of the Nuremberg Code and yet had not followed the convention until the 1990s. The Nuremberg code states: “[T]he person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision.” The prison trials violated this definition of informed consent because inmates did not know the nature of materials they were experimented with and only consented due to the monetary reward. America’s shutting down of prison experimentation such as those in the prison signified the compliance of the Nuremberg Code of 1947. You look so precious.
  2. Located In Columbus Ohio. Very popular urbex place.
  3. USA army of the 12 monkeys

    lil place in my backyard... i've been coming to this spot for over a decade. tragically i've only picked up a camera a few years back. it's nice to be able to visit a location many times in the continuation of self improvement and documenting the destruction of a location. heres a few shots from over the past year: pano from last summer. i ran here one day as the sun set. i wanted to catch the lighting. belly of the boiler. behind the controls. another scrapper hard at work i see. test shop. looking down the next year would be sad times as kids from all over began to populate this place. i used to be able to walk around for weeks without running into a soul, and now there could be 30 kids here. in a short period of time shity taggers would desicrate the temple. angering the gods. even the snow doesnt cover that grime. she sure is a beauty tho. i've been to quite a few generating stations and none compare it felt like a train station grande hall. standing in the freezing cold taking a pic of snow falling (or ceiling) so ladylike everyones favorite hallway which was in a movie for 3 seconds. (relax-its photoshopped.....or is it???) until next time . . .
  4. Hello everyone. I was refereed to join the forum from the Facebook group. Im from Ohio, USA and have followed urban exploring for a while. Recently I started getting out and doing it myself. I mainly film videos and post them on youtube but I also take pictures when I'm scouting new areas. I was out the other day scouting an area and took some pictures. I'm looking forward to going back.
  5. urbex usa

    Fairly new to this site, but I have been urbexing for years. is anyone from the USA? That is where I am from and would love to talk to people about places
  6. The Mcneil Mansion burlington city new jersey..Mcniel was a pipe maker he created his own enclosed town..he had his own electicty factory,his own firehouse,all next to his pipe factory as it once looked There was amovement to tear it down...i tried my ancient hebrew curse resh resh...to stop it..and so far its worked t parts of the mansion are dangerous..my foot sank a few times that a sign to move quick the main stair case..there are a few other stairways up each room has its own decay it had its own elevator he had huge walk in safes in the basement some parts of the mansion wre in good shape the mansion is ust one of the bjuildings on the site theres many more..some are in the video...a few ghost voices are caught including my name being called
  7. USA Need Places to explore

    I am looking for anywhere to explore near the Akron Ohio area. The places need to have access points already created since we do not want to be breaking and entering. We are relatively new, but have gone to a few places such as the Akron Rubber Bowl (which is easy to get into, but has been vandalized heavily) please help me out, if you need contact info, here is an email address. assmitty97@gmail.com
  8. The St. Nicholas Breaker, once the world's largest coal breaker, capable of processing 12,500 tons of coal per day,described as sounding "like thunder" during operation..injury and death were common..... located between Mahanoy City and Shenandoah in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania on rt54 Despite its decay the steps floors and railings were very sturdy..i walked to the top with ease..but its very very dirty hold those railings and your hands trun black at this spot in the video i heard a very clear male voice saying look at me the workers wash basin..though this work was so dirty is did little to clean dee broke the toilet This was dirty dirty place..its being torndown slowly its very poor up there so its gonna take awhile..i caught some very clear ghostly voices in there..this castle of pain...that killed so many
  9. This was the first presbyterian church of trenton nj built in 1870 but in its last incarnation it was the imanni church ..before it became abandoned some of the stained glass are tiffany stain glass I think thats a red rosewood steinway..fully restored its worth about 30,000$ it had its own theater this was on odd find in the basement a walkway..to me this looks like graves were buried here..but no records could be found it had a baskerball court And ktichen My Video walkthough..this was an awsome place in very bad neighborhood...got some ghost voices and footsteps too
  10. USA The Scammell Mansion

    The Scammel Mansion Yardly PA..orginal built in 1790s or so added onto though the ages..the scammel family made porcelin...I used to post on the WeirdNJ site but they closed the fourms..with no explanation so now ill post here..i walked right into this place years ago but now they have built up mcmansions all around it..dont know how accesable it is..but its still there ahh death I began filimg my walkthoughs because it show better what my experience was...then i began to notice voices when i watched the video later...such as here.. a door shuts on its own...too..let me know what you think...i find the same ghost evidence inthe day light..no walking around in the dark for me...
  11. First I must apologise for not being around too much lately, other things have been going on and I've barely found the time or energy or want to explore stuff here. However I have just got back from a three week trip to the States where I saw many wonderful things and places. As many of you know I love my industrial explores, they are my favourite kind of abandonment. However, incredibly, this was the only industrial location I managed to explore on my latest trip! Still, it was one I had wanted to see for absolutely years and my main reason for heading to Detroit in the first place, everything else I managed to explore there was a bonus. The Detroit Harbor Terminal was built in 1925 by The Detroit Railway and Harbor Terminals Company. The ten-storey warehouse was intended to relieve a shortage of available storage space elsewhere. Cargo ships would unload materials at the dock, which were then stored or loaded onto train cars. To support the tremendous weight of so many tonnes of freight, the floors and columns were made out of reinforced concrete, which spread the load across the length of the building. On the north side of the plant was a single-story building that provided heating and cooling, as well as massive engines to power the air compressors. The building is sometimes referred to as the Boblo Island Warehouse because of a huge advertisement for the old Boblo Island Ferry painted on one side. In 2003 the port closed down and the warehouse was abandoned, but the port was reopened in 2005 handling mostly steel products and the occasional Navy ship docking there, whilst the warehouse building remains vacant to this day. It used to be an absolute breeze to get into here, with an old fence full of holes and an open loading bay door all that separated people from the inside. However recently a new fence has appeared along the entire length of the road and all but one access point into the building has been sealed. We found our way through the fence after a fashion, and following a very speedy run around the side of the building away from the highly visible road we were in and straight to the roof just in time to catch the sun rise over two countries. The river next to it is the river which separates the USA from Canada and as such there are border patrol boats who like to hang around, so it was very important to not get too close to the edge as they aren't best pleased when people trespass as you can imagine. After we'd had our fill of the beautiful sunrise we headed down and explored the rest of the huge building. It's pretty samey as nine out of the ten floors are exactly the same in construction, but the ground floor power plant compressor room is extremely cool. Thanks for looking
  12. USA Kings Park Psych Center

    Over this spring break i'm planning to go to Kings Park Psych Center on Long Island with a few friends of mine to take some photos and explore, i've been to a few abandoned houses around my area but this is the oldest building i'm going to yet and i know there's a lot of mold and asbestos in there and the floors are a bit unstable, do any of you guys have advice on how to stay safe while i'm there and what i should bring with me? Thanks a bunch! ~ Bella
  13. Afternoon All, Here is another hospital i visited whilst in the States. Was about a 3.5 hour drive from where i was staying in Rhode Island so was up early for this one to make our way here. Once there, we parked up and was shocked to see how much more snow there was here than there was in RI. Making our way up the hill out of sight was a mission on its own through the knee deep snow, but once up and in the building, it was all good.....until we had to move to the other buildings, it would be obvious to security someone was there due to us leaving tracks, but we made our way over the the main buildings and got inside. It became apparently that we must have been alone that day as when we were relaxing on the roof in the sun, we hadnt seen anyone else, heard any cars or anything. ALl of the roads inside the campus had been ploughed, but we must have just got lucky i suppose. Some history from the interweb The Hudson River State Hospital, is a former New York state psychiatric hospital which operated from 1873 until its closure in the early 2000s. The campus is notable for its main building, known as a "Kirkbride," which has been designated a National Historic Landmark due to its exemplary High Victorian Gothic architecture, the first use of that style for an American institutional building.[2][3] It is located on US 9 on the Poughkeepsie-Hyde Park town line. Frederick Clarke Withers designed the hospital's buildings in 1867. Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted designed the grounds. It was intended to be completed quickly, but went far over its original schedule and budget. The hospital opened on October 18, 1871 as the Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane[4] and admitted its first 40 patients. Construction, however, was far from over and would continue for another 25 years. A century later, it was slowly closed down as psychiatric treatment had changed enough that large hospitals were no longer needed, and its services had been served by the nearby Hudson River Psychiatric Center until that facility's closure in January 2012. The campus was closed and abandoned in 2003 and since then has fallen into a state of disrepair. Authorities struggle with the risk of arson and vandals after suspicion of an intentionally set fire. The male bedding ward, south of the main building, was critically damaged in a 2007 fire caused by lightning. The property was sold to an unnamed buyer in November 2013.[5] Heres afew shots i took 1. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 2. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 3. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 4. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 5. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 6. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 7. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 8. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 9. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 10. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 11. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 12. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 13. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 14. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 15. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 16. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 17. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 18. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 19. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 20. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 21. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 22. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 23. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 24. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 25. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 26. Hudson State Hospital by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr Thanks for taking a ganders DJ
  14. USA Boston construction site, March 17

    No info on this one im afraid, i litrally got to Boston and met up with some friends for some dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe then started drinking, drunk way too much tbh, more than i intended as i was wanting to do a rooftop on the first night in the states, but by time i actually got away from all the bars was 01:41am and i just went wondering in search for a construction site. Stumbled across this one and saw the coast was clear, so hopped the fence and found a way to the top, was only about 17/18 stories but a nice view none the less. I had time to switch lenses up there too and had no trouble getting out either which was nice Heres some pics, little bit grainy but hey ho. Boston Rooftop by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr Boston Rooftop by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr Boston Rooftop by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr Boston Rooftop by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr Boston Rooftop by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr Boston Rooftop by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr Boston Rooftop by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr Boston Rooftop by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr Boston Rooftop by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr Boston Rooftop by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr Boston Rooftop by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr Boston Rooftop by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr Boston Rooftop by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr Thanks for looking DJ
  15. Morning All, This report is very picture heavy i do apologise I recently went over to America for the first time ever to meet up with some American contacts who had said in the past if i was ever over in the states, they would be more than happy to show me around So i upped and booked it, not knowing that i would land in Boston the day before St Patricks day and that 2 of my mates from work were out in Boston to celebrate, so on my week in the states i stayed in Boston for the first 2 nights (i hit a rooftop on my first night, i shall get a report up when i can) and then my friends from Rhode Island came to pick me up on the Saturday to take me exploring. This was the first place we visited and spent a fair few hours here to be honest, the campus is massive, but once we were in one building, we used the tunnels to get around the rest of the campus, as this was safer due to the security driving around the grounds and potentially spotting our footprints in the snow. History stolen from Wiki: Westborough State Hospital or "Westborough Insane Hospital" is a historic hospital along Lyman Street, north of Chauncy Lake and junction of Milk Street and MA Route 9 Westborough, Massachusetts, which sat on more than 600 acres (240 ha). The hospital was established in 1884 on the grounds of the State Reform School for Boys. The existing buildings were renovated to accommodate the needs of a mental hospital and was opened on December 1, 1886. This was the first homeopathic hospital for the insane established in New England; but such hospital existed in New York, Michigan and perhaps other states.[2] The Hospital was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. The hospital was closed in 2010, led by Chief Operating Officer, Joel Skolnick, in anticipation of a new Worcester State Hospital opening in 2012. The 10 bed Deaf Unit, The 2 Adolescent Units and the Intensive Residential Treatment Program (one step below State Hospital Level) programs were closed by June 2010.[3] The pioneering African-American psychiatrist Solomon Carter Fuller spent the majority of his career practicing at the hospital. While there, he performed his ground-breaking research on the physical changes to the brains of Alzheimer's patients. On May 9, 2015, a memorial service was held in nearby Pine Grove Cemetery for the more than 500 patients who died at Westborough State Hospital and whose remains were unclaimed and subsequently buried in a potter's field. The service was part of a larger effort to put names to the graves of the deceased.[4] On with my photos 1. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 2. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 3. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 4. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 5. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 6. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 7. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 8. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 9. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 10. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 11. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 12. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 13. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 14. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 15. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 16. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 17. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 18. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 19. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 20. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 21. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 22. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 23. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 24. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 25. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 26. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 27. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 28. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 29. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 30. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 31. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 32. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 33. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 34. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 35. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 36. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr 37. Westboro Asylum by Dirty Jigsaw, on Flickr If you made it this far, thanks Cheers for looking DJ
  16. Throwing up something else from the vaults, visited not quite a year ago with a non OS member. This house, built in 1883, was described at the time in a local newspaper as “perhaps the most elegant country home in Middle Georgia.” The home changed hands between three families, the first in 1889, the second in 1978. Unfortunately in 2001 the house suffered a fire, which severely burnt the back portion of the house, stairs, and part of the roof. The owners have since been trying to find someone to buy and restore the house. I must say, the fireplaces in this house were absolutely gorgeous. 1. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 2. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 3. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 4. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 5. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 6. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 7. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 8. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 9. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 10. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 11. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 12. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 13. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 14. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 15. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr Thanks for looking! Full set here https://www.flickr.com/photos/137551524@N06/albums/72157667286175486/with/26510570046/
  17. It's recently been posted all over the local social media groups and pages, and in the local news. The real life Silent Hill is now off limits. The Pennsylvania town of Centralia has been a bit of an attraction not only for explorers, but tourist from all over clamor the the tiny town know for it's raging underground mine fires. For over 50 years the town has been burning from below, chasing out residents and being the inspiration for the Silent Hill series. The PA State Police are now cracking down and citing people for exploring the iconic Rt 61, also known as Graffiti Highway. Back in November, my exploring partner and I took a trip to film. I did a series of three videos back then, but in lieu of resent events I did a fresh edit on the location.
  18. USA Abandoned Company Town

    This location may have been abandoned by the company, but it has been adopted by many others. Ranging from urbex, to looky-lous, to paintball/airsoft players, to band photos, to first responder training. It opened up to high level employees or the Rail Road who spoke English as their first language. This only last roughly 13 years before it was abandoned. We chose an incredibly muddy day to head back here and the Jeep got stuck. IT really only made the day better. https://youtu.be/SjpsNPFUGd8
  19. The Martin Office Building, also known as the American Life Building, and the Stonewall Building, was built in 1925. it originally housed the Birmingham City Commission as well as various other firms and tenants. Sometime in the sixties The American Life Insurance Company moved their headquarters into the building and it came to be known as the American Life Building. ALI later acquired the Stonewall Insurance Company, which occupied the building until around 1979. The building gradually started being vacated until it's only function was as a document storage building until 2000. It has been essentially vacant since then. There have been numerous proposals and plans to renovate the building, all of which have fallen through. The farthest any proposal got was in 2008 when work got started to turn the building into some apartments. The work had gotten as far as complete asbestos removal, about 90% of the building being gutted, and the top floor almost being completely renovated into the new apartments when the 08-09 economic collapse completely stopped the project in it's tracks. it has since sat empty, with only a few vague proposals that went nowhere. I do wish I would've been able to see this building prior to the 2008 renovation work, as the old architecture and interiors are still very photogenic even being almost entirely barren. There's also a significant amount of squats in the building, we didn't run into any sqautters while we were roaming around however. We did run into a group of obnoxiously loud 15-16 year olds who we heard coming into the building while we were on the sixth or seventh floor. We decided to spook them in the staircase as they made their way up. 1. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 2. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 3. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 4. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 5. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 6. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 7. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 8. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 9. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 10. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 11. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 12. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 13. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 14. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 15. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr Thanks for looking! more pics here https://www.flickr.com/photos/137551524@N06/albums/72157664452679664/with/25954177700/
  20. A deadly explosion in 1997 finally shut down the GOEX Black Powder complex. 20 years later I go back for a look around to see what remains of this massive complex. Open from 1912-1997 there have been many deaths here over the years. The most resent would be in 1991, killing 3 men and 1997 killing 2 men. Not much remains after 20 years of being left to sit.
  21. USA Abandoned Ewen Machine Shop

    This was my first exploration video. I shot it in early November. It took me months to find out what the building actually was. There was nothing on line, I could find no public records of it. Finally a local FaceBook page led me to some answers, and a video walk through of the building someone had done years earlier giving the history of the building. A link to that video can be found in the description of my video. I also recently found out that the whole back area of the building was a DIY skatepark at one time. all the ramps have sense been removed/destroyed. I also went back a couple weeks later and did some drone shots. This was the first test of my drone after it tried to run away from home. The drone flew under my control the whole flight, but was still a little shaky. It has sense been fixed.
  22. USA Abandoned Mining Fan Complex

    My friend and I explore some old mining remains. This was the Hillman Fan Complex, that was part of the Dorrance Colliery. The main fan house holds the remains of the only known surviving Guibal fan. This fan was used to force fresh air back into the mine, while the two smaller fans pulled out air containing dangerous gases. This complex was build in 1883/84 and was in operation until 1935. Several of the mining tunnels ran underneath the Susquehanan river, that was only about 100 yards from the complex. The river breached one of the tunnes flooding the sections of the mine down stream from the main Colliery, which was about 1/4 mile up river. Ultimately the mining operation shut down in 1959 following the Knox Mining Disaster that took place near Pittston PA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SZcPdkF81E
  23. It's been a little bit since I've posted anything but that doesn't mean I've been slacking on exploring. The last week of December and early January me and my exploring pal decided it was a good time to get down and dirty scouting, researching, and exploring places here around Birmingham, since he had a few weeks off from college classes. Despite a recent revival in the downtown area of Birmingham, it's still a town filled with lots of blight, and is consistently mentioned as one of the more dangerous big city in the country. A blight filled town is great from an exploring standpoint, not great from any other standpoint. But on with the pics. I unfortunately haven't been able to find much of any information about this little church tucked away in the ghetto. About all I know is that it's an old Methodist church. It's very nice and impressive from the outside, but unfortunately the inside has been victim to some terribly cheap renovations. The good shepherd stained glass window is still very impressive however. 1. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 2. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 3. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 4. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 5. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 6. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 7. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 8. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 9. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 10. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 11. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 12. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr 13. Untitled by Alex, on Flickr Thanks for looking More pics here https://www.flickr.com/photos/137551524@N06/albums/72157677093111320/with/31843941052/
  24. Well I'm going to start off and say I'm new here and that I hope I'm doing this right haha, but Fairview training center was an insane asylum for children all the way up to adults. The asylum opened in the early early 1900s and finally closed in the early 2000s, 2002 I believe ultimately because there were just too many people there and then Patient abuse. The property originally had around I wanna say 22 buildings, but that's counting from the time it closed and they're slowly starting to take the buildings down. Only about 9-10 buildings remain plus the tunnels. after all this I was atcually gonna put pictures but I'm not sure how to do that, if someone could reply and help me with that lol that would be great.
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