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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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Project Riese and Complex Osówka

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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/
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(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.

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

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(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.
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Yeah I was reminded of that train too. After it was mentioned in the news, things got very quiet:

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


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The dig was halted after seven days when no tracks, tunnel or train were found.[23] The radar images thought to have been the train were revealed to be natural ice formations. An official from the town admitted tourism was up 44% for the year, and said "the publicity the town has gotten in the global media is worth roughly around $200 million. Our annual budget for promotion is $380,000, so think about that. Whether the explorers find anything or not, that gold train has already arrived." The town mayor was considering naming a roundabout after Koper and Richter.[23]

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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?

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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.
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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
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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.

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Yes and that's even assuming they did use torches. I suppose fire was known at the time, but creating a torch might be more complicated than making a fire for say cooking. Then you need to carry that torch somehow while climbing down the pits. OTOH, maybe blind prehistoric individuals could make themselves useful as cave explorers, being blind making them better at navigating total darkness.

When I was a child we played hide and seek in a large pitch black basement, and even in rooms we were familiar with from before the light was switched off we quickly lost orientation in the dark. And those rooms were just simple rectangular shapes, with straight walls and a horizontal floor.
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30 Cities Around the World That No Longer Exist
http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/smart-living/30-cities-around-the-world-that-no-longer-exist/ss-BBGHJvf?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=AARDHP

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Frozen in time: abandoned hotels and resorts
http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/article/frozen-in-time-abandoned-hotels-and-resorts/ss-AAtXvW1?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=AARDHP

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One of those slides linked to http://www.preciousdecay.com/
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Yep. A Lot of good stuff there like this:

MILITARY & STATE:
http://www.preciousdecay.com/Preciousdecay-Photo-Stream/Urban-Exploration/MILITARY-STATE/

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Strange Argentina ghost town that was underwater for 25 years re-emerges as tourist attraction
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/photos-ghost-town-argentina-re-emerges-article-1.1340247

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Vitim River Bridge

"Located in Siberia, the Vitim River Bridge is one of the most spectacular bridges in the world. It’s an old train bridge crossing the Vitim River which leaves drivers precariously navigating a tiny six-foot-wide path. Its old metal structure is covered with rotting wooden planks, which can be slippery due to frequent ice in the area."

http://www.dangerousroads.org/eastern-europe/russia/4363-vitim-river-bridge.html
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Kadykchan: Siberian ghost town built by gulag prisoners
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/kadyckchan

The town that disappeared
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/the_town_that_disappeared

Abandoned coal mining town in Siberia: Kadykchan, Russia
https://sometimes-interesting.com/2011/07/24/abandoned-coal-mining-town-in-siberia-kadykchan-russia/

Ghost towns - Kadykchan, Russia
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Here I must point out that the -50 degree C winter temperature in Kadykchan (and much of Siberia) is the same as on the ice planet in Mass Effect Andromeda. But in the game you only survive for about a minute, despite the futuristic space suits.
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Don't Miss the Super Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse on 31st of Jan 2018

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Divers in Mexico have discovered the 'world's longest' cave
http://www.bbc.com/news/video_and_audio/must_see/42718624/divers-in-mexico-have-discovered-the-world-s-longest-cave

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Take a Tour of a Soviet-Era Ghost Town at the Edge of the World | Short Film Showcase
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Kowloon Walled City
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kowloon_Walled_City

Step Inside The Most Densely Populated Place on Earth...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwmY1XUTBpE

City of Imagination: Kowloon Walled City 20 Years Later
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Archeologists used lasers to discover thousands Mayan structures in Guatemala
https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/4/16970706/lidar-lasers-mayan-civilization-guatemala-archeology

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The Mysterious Black Mountain of Queensland
http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/12/the-mysterious-black-mountain-of-queensland/

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Most Travel Restricted Places In The World
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There's a Six Flags in New Orleans that has been abandoned for 13 years — and the photos are haunting
http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/theres-a-six-flags-in-new-orleans-that-has-been-abandoned-for-13-years-%e2%80%94-and-the-photos-are-haunting/ss-BBJezaj

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20 seriously weird places around the world
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Inside Chernobyl
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Some of the rooms seem remarkably well preserved, but picture #10 doesn't quite look like the game.
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Move Over Chernobyl, Fukushima is Now Officially the Worst Nuclear Power Disaster in History
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Sandby Borg massacre

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/25/swedish-archaeologists-uncover-brutal-5th-century-massacre
https://www.archaeology.org/issues/207-1603/features/4158-sweden-sandbyborg-massacre

"Archaeologists in Sweden have uncovered startling evidence of a massacre more than 1500 years ago, when the inhabitants of a small village were struck down in their houses or as they fled along the street, and their bodies left to rot where they fell – with their treasures including beautiful jewellery and Roman gold coins."
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Strange Places Around The World
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25 Cultural and Natural Wonders in Danger
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50 Weird Yet Fascinating Places All Across the World
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A Fire Has Broken Out at Chernobyl
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Chap in Pompeii had his block knocked off by a block of stone as he limped away from volcano:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/30/headless_man_found_dead_in_lavas_embrace/
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Abandoned 'ghost village' in China becomes overgrown https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-44412576
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Chernobyl contaminating cow milk 30 years after nuclear meltdown - study
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As California’s largest lake dries up, it threatens nearby communities with clouds of toxic dust.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/6/17433294/salton-sea-crisis-drying-up-asthma-toxic-dust-pictures

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This Ghost Town Was Swallowed Up by Nature and Now It's an Eerily Beautiful Hiking Destination
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a "hunted" lake in Italy

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Ghost towns of Chernobyl becoming wonderland for wolves
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Recovering Lost Photos of Life Before the Chernobyl Disaster
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Chernobyl wolves could spread MUTANT genes as animals take over nuclear disaster site
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Varosha: The abandoned tourist resort https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25496729
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Colorful Yuncheng Salt Lake: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1112279.shtml
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Colorful Yuncheng Salt Lake: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1112279.shtml
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That can't be natural can it?
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That can't be natural can it?
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It seems so, apparently the color is produced by a salt-tolerant bacteria. The salt lake itself appears to be natural as well according to
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuncheng_Salt_Lake

More pictures: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-07/24/c_137345728.htm

Edit: maybe the geometrical patterns are made by humans harvesting salt, maybe this has resulted in different salinity in each section, which in turn has made the bacteria produce different colors?
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Elk rescued from radioactive water tank in Chernobyl after being trapped for three days
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/elk-rescued-radioactive-water-tank-13260731

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Elk rescued from radioactive water tank in Chernobyl after being trapped for three days
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/elk-rescued-radioactive-water-tank-13260731
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I really hope this Elk survives after puting that effort into it. Most humans would be face-down after that.
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The Zoo Tower in Berlin

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

The Zoo flak tower...was a fortified flak tower that existed in Berlin from 1941 to 1947. It was one of several flak towers that protected Berlin from Allied bomber raids. Its primary role was as a gun platform to protect the government building district of Berlin, in addition the Hochbunker (blockhouse) was designed to be used as a civilian air-raid shelter. It also contained a hospital and a radio transmitter for use by the German leadership, and provided secure storage facilities for art treasures.
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As the bombing continued, the facility was also used to store art treasures to keep them safe. The Zoo tower in particular stored the Kaiser Wilhelm coin collection,[4] the Nefertiti bust, the disassembled Altar of Zeus from Pergamon, and other major treasures of the Berlin museums.[10]
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The heavier 12.8 cm FlaK 40 anti aircraft guns obliterated Soviet armour, particularly when hitting it from the side.[15]

With thousands of civilians crammed into the facility, conditions in the Zoo tower towards the end were close to unbearable; it was crowded and had little water, and the air was hard to breathe.
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The two towers resisted all attempts to destroy them by air attack and ground forces. They withstood the heaviest Soviet gun, the 203 mm howitzer.[16] Even after the war, with full access and planned demolitions, only the Zoo tower was completely destroyed.
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CNN: Duga radar: Enormous abandoned antenna hidden in forests near Chernobyl.
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/duga-radar-chernobyl-ukraine/index.html

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Duga radar

This was very interesting.


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"Amid growing fears of nuclear war some claimed that the low-frequency "Russian signal" could change human behavior and destroy brain cells.

Was there a connection to the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant? It's speculated that the doomed facility was built in the particular area in order to provide the enormous radar with energy.
Supporters of this idea point out that the Duga radar cost the Soviet Union twice as much as the power plant, despite its questionable military capabilities.

The explosion at Chernobyl on April 26, 1986 was the beginning of the end for the Duga array. The complex was closed due to the radiation contamination and its workers evacuated..."
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This above seems to be the inspiration for much of the Stalker SoC plot (a bit ironic though that the Duga Radar itself didn't fill any function when you approach it in Clear Sky's Limansk level). The pile of decoders in picture 10 look interesting too.
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Chernobyl: The secrets they tried to bury - how the Soviet machine covered up a catastrophe
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/chernobyl-secrets-tried-bury-soviet-machine-covered-catastrophe1/

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Melting ice threatens to unearth buried US military base
http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/science/melting-ice-threatens-to-unearth-buried-us-military-base/vi-BBUEnjU

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/science/melting-ice-threatens-to-unearth-buried-us-military-base/vi-BBUEnjU

So basically they thought they'd be able to use it like a toxic radioactive dump site & save a few quid, not taking Global Warming into account as we weren't as aware of it back then.

There's another radioactive dump on some Pacific island where they put a big concrete dome on top of it & now they're worried it's leaking out, Now I think about it I might of read about that one in this thread?.
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HBO Miniseries on 'Chernobyl' Shows the Terror of 1986
https://www.thevintagenews.com/2019/03/31/chernobyl-hbo/

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Chernobyl’s cover-up is a warning for our nuclear future
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/04/chernobyl-nuclear-power-climate-change-health-radioactivity

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Big clean-up at Chernobyl, Ukraine, ahead of 33rd anniversary of nuclear accident | Euronews
https://www.euronews.com/2019/04/14/big-clean-up-at-chernobyl-ukraine-ahead-of-33rd-anniversary-of-nuclear-accident

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Chernobyl: Photos show illegal urban tours around abandoned nuclear disaster site
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/photography/chernobyl-tour-ukraine-nuclear-disaster-hbo-sky-tv-series-a8902981.html

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UK drones map Chernobyl's 'Red Forest' - BBC News
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48193866

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Chernobyl: Heartbreaking story of how one family ALL got cancer after nuclear disaster
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1127065/Chernobyl-nuclear-disaster-cancer-ukraine-poland-nuclear-accident-HBO-sky-atlantic-spt

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Landslide sweeps through traffic
https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2019/06/14/china-fujian-landslide-orig-vstan-bdk.cnn

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Chernobyl and the dangerous ground of 'dark tourism'
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/dark-tourism-chernobyl/index.html

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That HBO mini series sure has brought Chernobyl to the masses.
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Chernobyl digger claw so radioactive one touch would kill you 33 years after disaster uncovered in forest
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9465528/chernobyl-claw-radioactive-kill-one-touch/

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'Bizarre as Hell': The Disappearance of the Yuba County Five
http://mentalfloss.com/article/532063/bizarre-hell-disappearance-yuba-county-five

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Toxic lake in Russia’s Siberia becomes selfie sensation

https://apnews.com/e97e928813254cc5ab0531a80550d62f

"Siberian Maldives"
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The Human Remains of Skeleton Lake – Visible Only when the Ice Melts
https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/08/21/roopkund-the-skeleton-lake/

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Rural Nevada not equipped for big 'storm Area 51' turnout
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/rural-nevada-not-equipped-for-big-storm-area-51-turnout/ar-AAEYXj0

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The Forbidden City: inside the abandoned Soviet camp of Wünsdorf

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jan/11/forbidden-city-inside-abandoned-soviet-camp-wunsdorf-east-germany

https://www.abandonedberlin.com/2013/09/forbidden-city-nazis-russians-lenin.html

Seems the place even had Stalkers:

"...locals usually needed special permission to enter what later became known as Die Verbotene Stadt – the Forbidden City.

“There were also illegal ways in,” says Naumann, who remembers how soldiers were bribed by East German consumers to be allowed in to shop at the new miniature city’s stores. “There were some things you couldn’t get outside. A lot was cheap, because the Soviets didn’t pay VAT. So cigarettes were cheap, schnapps was cheap.

“You could get in but, of course you had to be careful to be back out again punctually. So if you went in in the morning you had to be out by around 4pm at the latest. Anyone who missed it had bad luck. You’d be held for 24 hours and made to peel potatoes for the troops.”"

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Horrifying Search and Rescue Stories | "Im a Search and Rescue Officer for the US Forest Service.." - A couple of these seem to fit in here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhkgXOUDetc

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The Most Notorious and Deadliest Roads In The World
https://upbeatnews.com/the-most-notorious-and-deadliest-roads-in-the-world/

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Abandoned and suspended in time: Haunting images show grand palaces and mansions from around the world that have fallen into ruin
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/abandoned-and-suspended-in-time-haunting-images-show-grand-palaces-and-mansions-from-around-the-world-that-have-fallen-into-ruin/ss-AAHx7OC

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The most chilling abandoned places in America
http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/article/the-most-chilling-abandoned-places-in-america/ss-AAHSX3s

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WISH YOU WERE BEER Scantily-clad women flock to Oktoberfest for world famous beer festival
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10076459/scantily-clad-women-oktoberfest-world-famous-beer-festival/

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Extreme living at the edge of the world
http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/home-and-garden/extreme-living-at-the-edge-of-the-world/ss-AAItEdH

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Scans reveal ancient Khmer city hidden in Cambodian jungle
http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/science/scans-reveal-ancient-khmer-city-hidden-in-cambodian-jungle/vi-AAIPLJP

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London's underground Mail Rail tunnels

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/17/reg_vulture_mail_rail_tunnels/
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Inside creepy abandoned mansions around the world
http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/did-you-know/inside-creepy-abandoned-mansions-around-the-world/ss-AAI7KXI?

9 Abandoned Mansions That Will Make Your Toes Curl
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Buried in Ice - The Franklin Expedition Cemetery - Secrets of the Ice
https://secretsoftheice.com/news/2019/10/28/franklin-expedition/

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Chernobyl shocker as endangered wild horses take up residence in the Exclusion Zone
https://www.foxnews.com/science/chernobyl-endangered-horses-residence-exclusion-zone

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50 Most Evil Looking Buildings on Earth
https://mentertained.com/evil-buildings/

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Thousands of Ants Trapped in Polish Nuclear Bunker Turn to Cannibalism to Survive

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The ghostly radio station that no one claims to run
https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20170801-the-ghostly-radio-station-that-no-one-claims-to-run

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The countries that no longer exist
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/the-countries-that-no-longer-exist/ss-AACF9ui?li=BBnb7Kz

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Scientists excited to find the deepest point on Earth below Antarctica's Denman glacier
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7 Mysterious Geological Formations That Still Baffle Scientists
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