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  23:09:11  18 January 2018
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Three Mile Island
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01/18/2018 23:17:08
Tunnels of Gibraltar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunnels_of_Gibraltar


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a veritable warren of tunnels that housed guns, hangars, ammunition stores, barracks and hospitals
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  23:15:06  18 January 2018
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Three Mile Island
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Project Riese and Complex Osówka

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Riese


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Riese [ˈʁiːzə] (German for "giant" is the code name for a construction project of Nazi Germany in 1943–1945, consisting of seven underground structures located in the Owl Mountains and Książ Castle in Lower Silesia, previously Germany, now a territory of Poland.

None of them were finished; all are in different states of completion with only a small percentage of tunnels reinforced by concrete.
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One of the structures called Complex Osówka is described in more detail here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/11/osowka_underground_city/
  04:24:03  19 January 2018
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01/19/2018 4:25:09
Strange, Weird & Unusual Places

(1) Tunnels of Gibraltar

This has always been a fascinating place and situation to me. I remember it's location being used in the James Bond movie with Timothy Dalton in "The Living Daylights" ( 1987 ) and here's a few links related to that:

http://www.007museum.com/james_bond_gibraltar.htm

The Living Daylights - Gibraltar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxMy_-WAT6M

I've always found it fascinating that the Germans never tried to take it in World War II and that it remained in British hands during the whole duration.

(2) Project Riese and Complex Osówka

I actually recently saw an hour long program on TV about this area. It's focus was the search for the mythical "Nazi Gold Train" and the efforts of several Polish locals that they believed it was in this same area. They even went to several locations related to this. When people realize this was not in Poland at the time but was part of Germany, it makes more sense. Here's several short clips related to that subject:

Hidden Treasure: The Mystery of the Nazi Gold Train | NBC Nightly News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxDcBsmEF28

Treasure hunters begin digging to uncover Nazi gold train in Poland | REPORTERBOX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mVA9McKdCE

Adolf Hitler Headquarter "Riese" Owl Mountains Poland Osowka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT-niRqQbTs

Project RIESE , Rzeczka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icleUHD4rb4

Apparently the location was used in a "Call of Duty" Video Game:
Behind The Horror: Der Riese | The Real Life Story of "Project Riese" (Call of Duty Der Riese)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRUTUecCl9k

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Fortunately there's a lot of material on both these two places.

TS
  09:11:57  19 January 2018
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I wonder how much of that tunnel network is explorable but is not so public it has lights and hot dog stands along it.
  12:11:10  19 January 2018
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Strange, Weird & Unusual Places

The Enduring Legend of the Girl Who Died in Odessa's Catacombs
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7bd7ab/dying-in-ukraines-endless-labyrinth-of-catacombs-341

Gruesome discovery beneath Odessa Catacombs illustrates dangers of Urban Exploration
http://weekinweird.com/2014/12/29/gruesome-discovery-beneath-odessa-catacombs-illustrates-dangers-urban-exploration/

Masha And The Catacombs Of Odessa
https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/51d84z/masha_and_the_catacombs_of_odessa/

Odessa Catacombs
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odessa_Catacombs

TS
  01:17:49  20 January 2018
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01/20/2018 1:18:36
Strange, Weird & Unusual Places

Three Mile Island~

Hey, can you delete those other two posts since you've combined them here on a post that we can keep adding to? Thanks.

I've always been fascinated about stuff like the two subjects you've posted about. Military, Historical and/or Urban Exploration topics have always been personal interests of mine.

Had you heard about those crazy tunnels in Odessa, Ukraine or that poor girl that died down there?

TS
  12:40:01  20 January 2018
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Three Mile Island
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Oh, didn't know you could delete topics (despite being a forum member for a decade). I could only find one of them, maybe Don Reba took the other one.

Never heard of the Odessa tunnels before.
  12:49:30  20 January 2018
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Three Mile Island
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Here's a fascinating South African cave: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rising_Star_Cave#Discovery_of_fossils_in_"Dinaledi_Chamber" --Looking at the cross-section, it seems odd that people would have dragged dead bodies all the way in there. Maybe they simply got lost one at the time over the centuries?

If you enjoy claustrophobic cave exploration I can also recommend this fantasy novel: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/876771.Styx
  03:44:32  21 January 2018
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01/21/2018 3:47:36
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Three Mile Island~

That's a fascinating link about that Cave. The thing I always think about is their primitive means of lighting. You have a torch and nothing better. If it goes out and you can't get it relit, you are truly screwed. Especially in a Cave like that with it's narrow passages and it's steep incline dropping into the final chamber.

You just don't realize how crazy exploring that is in ancient times until you see this video:

Inside the Rising Star Cave
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPnmVUcVOhM

First Look Inside the Fossil Cave (Expedition Update) | National Geographic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9mXu1BWI6A

Imagine going in there with the thought your lighting could go out at any moment, especially if there's a strong air current blowing it out.

TS

 

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