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Unread 07-05-2010, 11:24 PM   #2281
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holy freakin crap i would poop my self^^^

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Unread 07-06-2010, 12:42 AM   #2282
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First off I really enjoyed this thread, although halfway through I had to start skipping pages. While doing some wheeling about a month ago my brother found a Jeep just sitting off to the side of a trail. A couple weeks later he went back and the Jeep was still sitting in the exact same spot and he could see somebody sitting in the driver seat. He walked up and knocked on the window to see if everything was alright when he noticed the decay. The body was badly decayed and apparently had been there for several months based on the missing person report the cops found. Next to him was a suicide note.
whoa **** that
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Unread 07-06-2010, 07:39 AM   #2283
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Unread 07-06-2010, 10:04 AM   #2284
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Northern Mi Lows are 10K an acre.
Where the hell are you shopping? We bought 9 acres for just under $10k a couple years ago.
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Unread 07-06-2010, 11:14 PM   #2285
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Where the hell are you shopping? We bought 9 acres for just under $10k a couple years ago.
Grand Traverse County (Williamsburg to be exact).
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Unread 07-11-2010, 07:27 PM   #2286
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I suppose this isn't unusual on an off road trail. But hey. It used to be a Toyota pickup or SUV. It's at the bottom of a big hill (see build thread) so I suppose that could have been part of it's demise contrary to what usually happens to stolen cars down off road trails.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 10:56 AM   #2287
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I can still find land in rural Ohio for $1,000 or at the most $1,500 an acre.
You couldn't PAY me $1000 to take an acre of land in Ohio!
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Unread 07-12-2010, 01:02 PM   #2288
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You couldn't PAY me $1000 to take an acre of land in Ohio!
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Isn't Columbus the meth capital of Ohio
I'll tell ya what, I'll drop you off out around Flint (where my ex-wife is from) and you can see the real meth capital.

The ex's family actually wants to move there and only had to pay like $5 an acre.

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Unread 07-12-2010, 06:57 PM   #2289
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While doing some wheeling about a month ago my brother found a Jeep just sitting off to the side of a trail. A couple weeks later he went back and the Jeep was still sitting in the exact same spot and he could see somebody sitting in the driver seat. He walked up and knocked on the window to see if everything was alright when he noticed the decay. The body was badly decayed and apparently had been there for several months based on the missing person report the cops found. Next to him was a suicide note.
My brother found something similar to this, although it was while he was hunting. But he drove his jeep, so I think it counts for this section. Anyways, he was heading out to a spot he thought might have some deer, and smelled something nasty. he tried to follow the smell, and found a guy sitting in a lawn chair, two empty six packs next to him, a 44 on the ground, and the top of his head half gone. he had shot himself under the chin, and had started to decay, which is what my brother was smelling. I cant imagine finding that. I'd flip out.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 08:09 PM   #2290
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(500th post...yay) We were out exploring in the Jeep and found an abandoned prison. It was neat but I couldn't get the better half to get out and explore with me. It looks like there is a lot of stuff the state just left. I did not take anything but pictures even though I would like to have the desk! Looks like every door has been kicked open and you can get into the cell blocks, dining halls and where ever else you would want to look at. Hope you guys enjoy the pics















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Unread 07-12-2010, 08:10 PM   #2291
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(500th post...yay) We were out exploring in the Jeep and found an abandoned prison. I was kinda neat but I couldn't get the better half to get out and explore with me. It looks like there is a lot of neat stuff left. I did not take anything but pictures though. Looks like every door has been kicked open and you can get into the cell blocks, dining halls and everything. Its actually pretty sweet.
So freaking cool. I love Urban Exploration.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 11:14 PM   #2292
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Urban exploration has got me spooked lately. I used to do it a lot. I came up on an abandoned cold war era military base (a decent sized one). It had multiple barracks, a movie theatre, and many many other structures. I went back in there a few times, both in the night and day, just to explore. The last time though, there were fresh trenches dug everywhere extending out from many of the buildings, and there were fresh tire tracks in the tall grass. While on foot, approaching a building, I thought I heard footsteps in the grass. I motioned to my friend to stop and listen. I then heard a loud metallic click about 50 yards off in a patch of trees/ foliage. In my mind it sounded like a gun being charged into battery. I took off about as fast I have ever moved in my life and literally dove back into my topless jeep. My friend, however, didnt take off like me. He just froze there, and didnt know I was gone until he heard the jeep start 50 yards away (probably <10 seconds after I took off, lol).


I dont know if scrappers were digging for copper power lines, or if someone was running some kind of illegal operation out there. In any event, I have never gone back, nor have I done any more exploration of abandoned properties.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 01:14 AM   #2293
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Urban exploration has got me spooked lately. I used to do it a lot. I came up on an abandoned cold war era military base (a decent sized one). It had multiple barracks, a movie theatre, and many many other structures. I went back in there a few times, both in the night and day, just to explore. The last time though, there were fresh trenches dug everywhere extending out from many of the buildings, and there were fresh tire tracks in the tall grass. While on foot, approaching a building, I thought I heard footsteps in the grass. I motioned to my friend to stop and listen. I then heard a loud metallic click about 50 yards off in a patch of trees/ foliage. In my mind it sounded like a gun being charged into battery. I took off about as fast I have ever moved in my life and literally dove back into my topless jeep. My friend, however, didnt take off like me. He just froze there, and didnt know I was gone until he heard the jeep start 50 yards away (probably <10 seconds after I took off, lol).


I dont know if scrappers were digging for copper power lines, or if someone was running some kind of illegal operation out there. In any event, I have never gone back, nor have I done any more exploration of abandoned properties.
what happened to your friend? how deep were the trenches and how fresh were the tire tracks? sounds like a crazy experience.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 10:48 AM   #2294
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what happened to your friend? how deep were the trenches and how fresh were the tire tracks? sounds like a crazy experience.
He ran back to the jeep once he heard it start, lol.

The trenches were about 3 feet deep, and extended for about 50 feet from every building. They were clearly dug within a day or two. The tire tracks in the grass were definitely from the same day.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 08:38 PM   #2295
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wow that's crazy. you really think it was people digging for copper?
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