While we don’t encourage people to explore run-down buildings, when they do — and subsequently share their photos — we can’t help but be in awe of what these daring adventurers find…
To get to an abandoned prison in Burwash, Ontario, Redditor trishm and her friends needed to sneak past an army base in the middle of night — and that was just the beginning of their journey.
When they entered the insanely creepy building, they were greeted with graffiti, decaying walls, and a claustrophobic feeling most likely shared by the inmates that once served their time there.
See that super ominous looking structure? That’s exactly where they were headed!
The Burwash Industrial Farm (also known as the Burwash Correctional Centre) was built in 1914. Between then and when it closed in 1975, the jail held anywhere from 180 to 820 inmates.
When the nearby Highway 69 was built, signs were posted warning drivers that any hitchhikers could very well be escaped convicts.
“Welcome to Hell!” Cheery.
Using inmate labor, a small town was built for the guards, prison staff, and their families. The town housed around 1,000 people and featured a church, post office, and even a public school.
In 1966, convicted murderer Wayne Ford and two other inmates successfully escaped the prison. They walked 16 miles before stealing a car and driving to Toronto (which was more than 200 miles away).
The three were eventually caught and transferred to maximum security facilities.
Here’s one of the prison’s cells complete with a rather uninviting mattress. Feeling sleepy?
Trishm believes that this room was probably used for solitary confinement.
Just a razor blade…and blood! No biggie.
Since Burwash’s closure, the government has proposed many projects for the facility, including turning it into a maximum security prison and even an Angora goat farm.
In 1980, the land was parcelled off to the Canadian National Defense Department, the native Burwash people, and a few others. It’s also used for an annual music festival.
Nearly all of the Burwash facilities have been demolished, except for this building, known by the prison as “Camp Bison.”
In 2012 Burwash’s access to Highway 69 was cut off. The only road to it now is a decommissioned one leading to Highway 637.
Trishm claims she saw a ghost while exploring the prison, and I don’t think I can dispute this claim, seeing as how I personally would never go anywhere near this place!
Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/canada-prison/
Going to the moon is a goal for almost every astronaut, and in the late 1960s, humans accomplished that goal for the first time. It was a monumental technological breakthrough. Many people thought that we would never do it, but in the heat of the Cold War, America made it to the moon.
On our journeys since, some irregularities have occurred. Take these sounds, for example. Bizarre noises were heard on the dark side of the moon, and as you’ll hear in the video below, they were absolutely chilling.
(via Unexplained Mysteries)
If that doesn’t give you the willies, I don’t know what will. I have to hand it to those brave astronauts for going up there. Space travel is clearly creepy.
Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/astronauts/
When Americans first landed on the moon back in 1969, it inspired a wave of excitement about space travel. Many believed that this excitement would lead to settlements on the moon, which would make mankind an interplanetary species. Sadly, that never happened.
Could that be because the first men on the moon weren’t alone up there? It sounds like an outlandish claim, but judging by these NASA transcripts from the Apollo missions, there might be some truth to it.
Here’s an excerpt from that mission:
03 16 44 39 LMP: There’s a strange light down there.
03 16 h4 45 CDR: Is it a bonfire?
03 16 24 47 LMP: It might be campfires.
03 16 h5 03 C5: How does it look?
This one is especially scary.
03 08 20 18 IRP: That’s a spectacular crater.
03 08 20 23 CDR: Did you shoot some pictures while you were over there?
03 08 20 25 CMP: No, it’s just going by. We’d better get it later. There will be better times.
03 08 20 42 CMP: Boy, there must be nothing more desolate than to be inside some of these craters, these conical ones.
03 08 20 50 CDR: People that live in there probably never get out.
Some weird stuff was happening on the Apollo 10 mission.
04 06 13 02 LMP: That music even sounds outer-spacy, doesn’t it? You hear that? That whistling sound?
04 06 13 06 CDR: Yes.
04 06 13 12 CMP: Did you hear that whistling sound, too?
04 06 13 14 LMP: Yes. Sounds like – you know, outer-space-type music.
04 06 13 18 CMP: I wonder what it is.
04 12 09 16 CDR: What the hell was that gurgling noise?
04 12 09 25 LMP: I don’t know. But I’ll tell you, that eerie music is what’s bothering me.
04 12 09 28 CMP: God damn, I heard it, too.
04 12 09 29 LMP: You know that was funny. That’s just like something from outer space, really. Who’s going to believe it?
04 12 09 34 CMP: Nobody. Shall we tell them about it?
04 12 09 39 LMP: I don’t know. We ought to think about it some.
04 12 09 41 CMP: Did you hear it, Tom?
04 12 09 42 LMF: Yes, he heard it.
04 12 09 43 CDR: Yes.
04 12 09 47 LMP: Hell, I just want to get out of this suit.
And what they said during this conversation is more than a little bit freaky.
03 12 22 39 I2_P: Really an interesting one, huh? Got a rugged one right out here with the central peaks.
03 12 23 05: Sure does. Really got a very complex central structure.
03 12 23 08 CR: It’s got one of the biggest central peaks. It’s a very unusual crater. But there are some dark areas in it and Farouk has gone on record saying that they are dikes.
03 12 23 37 CMl: That’s one right down there. Just shows how it dominates the whole photograph. Just an extremely bright crater. Sun angle just isn’t high enough for you to see it here …. Yes, they’re mining it, I think.
If these quotes were taken directly from NASA transcripts, what the heck were these guys seeing out there? Sure, we’re reading them out of context, but they’re freaky nonetheless.
Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/alien-quotes/
Whenever people are in a funk, they usually have a song or a playlist that lifts them out of that dark place. It might be an upbeat, motivational song that gives them the power to get through life’s perils. It could be a song that speaks to them emotionally. The common denominator here is that the song or playlist of their choice is designed to lift their spirits in some way.
But there’s one song out there that reportedly has the opposite effect. In fact, it is so notorious that it has since been deemed “The Hungarian Suicide Song.” Rezso Seress wrote a song called “The World Is Ending” in 1933 at the end of World War I, which is when clinical depression was at an all-time high worldwide. Legend has it that those who listened to the song committed suicide shortly thereafter.
Despite the legend, that song went on to be one of Seress’ greatest hits. An American version was recorded by Billie Holiday in 1941, and it goes by the name of “Gloomy Sunday.” Despite this rebranding, it is still linked with numerous suicides. Are you brave enough to listen to it?
(via Unbelievable Facts)
It does have an incredibly dark feel to it, right? If you did give it a listen, go play some pop music or something to counteract its effects.
Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/suicide-song/