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    • By Maniac
      http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/man-found-dead-cambridge-street-9661663
      Sad to read, hope it wasn't anyone from the community.
      Please, stay safe out there
    • By Vancolen Kevin
      this repo is a combo of 2 visits :
      Enjoy
      Horrorlabs 2 revisit by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr
      Horrorlabs 2 revisit by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr
      Horrorlabs 2 revisit by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr
      Horrorlabs 2 by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr
      Horrorlabs 2 by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr
      Horrorlabs 2 by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr
      Horrorlabs 2 by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr
      Horrorlabs 2 by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr
      Horrorlabs 2 by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr
    • By Ghostpast
      Beneath a large town in Belgium there is an underground graveyard. Back in the 1800's they realised there wasnt place left to bury the dead, so they went underground.
      Its been closed for many years now, because of the possibility of collapsing. They are started to renovate it by now, but there wont be any people left who actually knows any of the burried people.
      Excuse me for my bad grammar
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    • By Norfolk Explorer
      Visited this place that I found online while researching other bits and pieces for a day out in Norfolk. So thought it would be a shame not to visit... Did not have high hopes for it, but it was not to bad... 5 of us rolled into the house and being it was only a two bedroom cottage there was not a lot of room.
      Over all it is in not bad condition, and has a few interesting bits and bobs left behind including a Dead bird in one of the bedrooms..
      I searched online and could not find any history for the place, apart from what is listed on the estate agents websites.. All in this pukka little cottage as it stands will only set you back £250k.








    • By Paulpowers
      The original draining guide everyone reads was written for the Australian drainage systems and didn’t cover many of the issues found in draining in the UK.
      If you are thinking of heading into your first drain I would personally recommend starting with a culvert where you normally wouldn’t find methane or H2S gasses.
      You should also consider if you have claustrophobia or arachnophobia, some people don’t think of this first but when your thigh deep in water with spiders the size of a child’s fist above you it really isn’t the best time to discover you don’t like being in a wet, dark, enclosed space with massive spiders.
      On the note of spiders, most UK spiders are not poisonous but the Faux Widow and a couple of others can give quite a nasty bite, these spiders are normally found in the south/ south west of England.
      http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life ... der-bites/
      1. Culverts/Underground Watercourses.


      A culvert is a drain or pipe that allows water to flow under a road, trainline, town, or similar obstruction.
      It is not uncommon for Combined Sewers (see below) in close proximity to a culvert to have an overflow within the culvert, conveniently out of the gaze of the general public. Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO) allow an amount of flow from the sewer to discharge into the culverted watercourse during times of excessive rainfall, usually via a screened overflow set-up, to avoid the sewer becoming surcharged.
      The dangers in culverts are varied but include; trip hazards from debris washed in, tidal flooding, flash flooding, bad air and build-up of gasses from attached sewer outfalls.
      Culverts are safer than sewer or CSO systems.
      2. Storm Drains.

      Storm drains by their very nature are designed to handle a large amount of water in a hurry.
      Most of the time storm drains will have little water but have a large catchment area and can fill quickly.
      The most common UK storm drains that get visited are;
      Bunker – Warrington
      Dreadnaught – Bristol
      Flo-Selecta – Derby
      Storm drains can have CSO systems attached as well as storm water holding tanks.
      The dangers of culverts are still present in storm drains but the risk of flooding is far greater.
      Always check the weather before heading into a storm drain and in the case of the system out falling onto a major river also check the local tide times.
      3. Sewers and CSO systems.

      A sanitary sewer (also called a foul sewer) is a separate underground carriage system specifically for transporting sewage from houses and commercial buildings to treatment or disposal. Sanitary sewers serving industrial areas also carry industrial waste water.
      A combined sewer is a type of sewer system that collects sanitary sewage and storm water runoff in a single pipe system. Combined sewers can cause serious water pollution problems due to combined sewer overflows, which are caused by large variations in flow between dry and wet weather. This type of sewer design is no longer used in building new communities, but many older cities continue to operate combined sewers.
      Sewer systems are the most dangerous drainage systems to explore with risks such as potentially explosive methane gas, bacterial infection, sudden flooding from rain or a penstock opening further upstream releasing a large flow of what can barely be called water and the big one hydrogen sulphide H2S is a colourless, odorless gas that at higher concentration is more dangerous than cyanide http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_sulfide
      Another issue is Weil's disease which is passed along in infected water from animal urine, after 3 days or so you suffer severe headaches, red eyes, muscle pains, fatigue, nausea, fever and in some cases a rash and hallucinations.
      If its really bad dose symptoms include hemorrhaging from the mouth, eyes and internally. There is significant and rapid organ damage: liver and kidney failure can occur within 10 days, leading to jaundice (these are the only cases that can properly be called Weil's disease). Hospitalization, followed by antibiotics and often dialysis, will be required if the patient is to survive. Recovery can take months.
      Drain exploration can be a very rewarding and here in the UK we don’t have many of the risks found abroad such as animals that will kill you with a bite or intense sudden downpours of rain resulting in flash flooding.
      Once you understand the risks and use a little common sense you’ll be wading around underground in no time.


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