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Unread 09-24-2008, 09:02 PM   #766
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Here my find on Eglin AFB Reservation last September. I'm not very versed with my jets but maybe someone here can identify fuselage.


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Unread 09-24-2008, 11:25 PM   #767
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Looks like a F-105(?) starfighter.
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Unread 09-26-2008, 10:29 PM   #768
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Well after a year of owning the CJ, I’m just getting it legal to drive but back in the early 80’s I had a 71 waggy with warn hubs and winch. Central Texas is all private property and hard to find any place to play, but in the few odd places you can, I’ve found the usual stuff like striped, stolen vehicles and appliances. The fun place to go is Corpus Christy. Hit the beach, hang a right, and try to make the 70 miles of beach and back. There is a cut across the island so you can’t drive quite to Brownsville but close. I had two 20 some gallon tanks in the waggy and drove until one ran out. I never made it to the cut because I’d use too much fuel getting through the soft sand. When you get wayy down the beach There’s all kinds of junk that washes up. The only really odd thing I’ve found was an old 70’s car buried up to the hood in the surf. It had been there a long time and couldn’t have gotten there any other way that driving on the hard packed sand in the surf. I almost lost the waggy doing that once, the packed sand of the surf started going down in a big dip to where there was about a 10-15 foot steep embankment back up to the top of the beach and a wave was about to break over the top of the waggy. Well that ol 360 ci had enough guts to push that loaded down truck up and over that embankment of verry soft sand when I cranked the wheel hard right and punched it! If you screw up down there it’s not likely you’ll be able to recover your rig before the tide comes in. The Coast Guard use to fly over maybe once a day.
Anyway back to the weird finds. A buddy of mine said he had his Blazer down there once back then doing some fishing when this big black block about the size of two hay bales washed up. He drug it out of the water and cut the plastic. He said it was a just a great big bale of Alfa. It was dry on the inside but didn’t smell quite like Alfa and made him a little suspicious. So, he threw it in the back of the Blazer and headed back up the beach when he got close to Corpus Christy, he found a beach patrol and stopped them to show them what he found. Well, he thought they would be glad he turned this bale in but instead they handcuffed him, searched him, checked him for warrants, and harassed him for hours threatening him with felony drug smuggling! Needless to say, he was really PO’d at the way they treated him. Then to make him really mad, when he got back to San Antonio he told his younger brother what had happened and his bro told him “You stupid SOB! You could have brought that back and sold it for enough to buy a brand new Blazer!
If he ever finds another bale like that I don’t think he’s going to be in any hurry to turn it in.
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Unread 09-27-2008, 09:18 PM   #769
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I drove by a river and some guy had his dogs running around and apparently they absolutely love cars and both started following us for over a hour. we drove back the first time and the owner (who had no control over them) got them to stay, but as soon as we headed up the trail, we could hear the dogs following us, so we just kept going and eventually one was smart enough to turn around but the other one kept going and a little while later it got tired out and stopped. We tried to catch it and bring it back but we couldnt so we just left it. I felt like a jerk but there was another group we passed that went the way we came so they prolly found it. Stupid dogs

Ive also seen two overturned and burned trucks. one with the entire bed like 30 feet away, and the other with a Dunkin Doughnuts hat inside for some reason (which was in relatively perfect condition). and a burned dirt bike.
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Unread 09-27-2008, 09:19 PM   #770
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Here my find on Eglin AFB Reservation last September. I'm not very versed with my jets but maybe someone here can identify fuselage.
looks like a kind of military jet or something to me. thats pretty cool!!
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Unread 10-03-2008, 11:46 PM   #771
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I went out yesterday to find Cyclopic ghost town in Arizona. found it, but I didn't expect to find this thing:







such a surreal find. the pic doesn't do it justice.


oh, and a shack out in the boonies just added for fun.

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Unread 10-04-2008, 12:15 AM   #772
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i RODE bicycle from san francisco to Washington Dc summer 2007 and saw some of the wierdest stuff ever in the Nevada desert and western cali...New mexico too like ghost towns everywhere very freaky....20 miles out of roswell there are huge masses of these grass hoppers that u just run over and spray you its gross...
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Unread 10-04-2008, 12:21 AM   #773
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I drove to Reno once, in June, and just happened to pick the monarch butterfly migration...lord, it was nasty...all those monarchs decorating the radiator.
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Unread 10-05-2008, 08:59 PM   #774
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Wow after 2 good mights of reading I have come to a couple conclusions and thaughts I will voice .

1st . I normally carry a gun everywhere I go but for some reason after searching the memory banks I relized that I never carry one while wheeling , from now on that will be fixed via Sig Sauer 226 and bushmaster M4A3 .

2nd . There has been some confusion on drug labs , if there are several hundred pot plants its a pot farm . If you find an abandoned building and its ok its not a meth lab , You will know when you find a Meth Lab it will reek of chemicals for every pound of meth cooked there is 25 pounds of toxic waste produced . If for any reason you think you have found one Alert your Local LEO , Haz-Mat or DEA it needs to be cleaned up before it does any damage to the enviorment . Dont touch anything it is very hazzardus stuff can cause all kinds of problems health wise .

3rd . Im not calling anbody a lier , but Im finding it very hard to believe that some of you have run up on these so called " Goverment Instalations " with the guys in "Black Suburbans" in "Black Suits" not once but twice and in some cases 3 times , if for any reason you see the signs that say "Lethal force is athorized " its not a joke they can kill you for tresspassing further more if they do see you there not going to just chase you off your going to be detained and searched and as mentioned by the guy they will take all film and SD cards . I think there have been some heavy exagerations or your just really exitable and have watched to much Scifi .
On the same token I find it highly belivable about finding the old nuke silo's there are several in central and north-east Texas .

4th . If it looks suspeciuos report it to proper athourities .



As for me nothing to interesting yet , just typical burned out vehicles , few old homesteads and typical trash dumped .
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Unread 10-07-2008, 12:01 PM   #775
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Excellent thread.took almost 4 days here and there reading but well worth it. no stories from me but please keep em coming..
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Unread 10-07-2008, 12:16 PM   #776
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Anyway back to the weird finds. A buddy of mine said he had his Blazer down there once back then doing some fishing when this big black block about the size of two hay bales washed up. He drug it out of the water and cut the plastic. He said it was a just a great big bale of Alfa. It was dry on the inside but didn’t smell quite like Alfa and made him a little suspicious. So, he threw it in the back of the Blazer and headed back up the beach when he got close to Corpus Christy, he found a beach patrol and stopped them to show them what he found. Well, he thought they would be glad he turned this bale in but instead they handcuffed him, searched him, checked him for warrants, and harassed him for hours threatening him with felony drug smuggling! Needless to say, he was really PO’d at the way they treated him. Then to make him really mad, when he got back to San Antonio he told his younger brother what had happened and his bro told him “You stupid SOB! You could have brought that back and sold it for enough to buy a brand new Blazer!
If he ever finds another bale like that I don’t think he’s going to be in any hurry to turn it in.
That sucks for your buddy....but i heard that the authorities actually will drop those in the water after the bust a higher up and see who goes and claims them. The lowers dont normally know that the higher up drug lord (or whatever you want to call them) has been busted they just know that they are supposed to go and pick up the packages. Then the authorities wait to see who goes and picks it up and then they get to bust all the lowers to. I heard that it happens in Florida a lot because of all the smuggling in from cuba and countries of that sort.
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Unread 10-07-2008, 01:19 PM   #777
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that is centralia, Pa ... i live about five minutes from there and up until about 6-7 years ago you could drive down that road... just an old mine fire that was burried in an effort to put it out and it kept burning the whole town is basically gone now too and the local cemetery may have missing occupants because of the fire burning the graves... nice little piece of history in my backyard...
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Unread 10-07-2008, 01:23 PM   #778
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As stated before i live by here and my friends an i go here all the time so here are some pics....

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...4&id=650660849

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...0&id=650660849

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...4&id=650660849

Hope it works all my pics are on facebook

Check it out if you are in central pa
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Unread 10-07-2008, 02:54 PM   #779
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Awesome thread. The best one I have is when we were riding dirtbikes at rattlesnake bay down by camp shelby. We had just hit the trailhead when my buddy and myself noticed the trees swaying and it wasn't a windy day. We stopped about the same time and looked up and a military helicopter was hovering above us. We hauled *** and came out on the backside of the trails into a cleared area and there were about 4 tanks with white things in the barrel out there. One of them turned his turrent to us and we boogied on. We stopped up by the last tank because the guy came out the top and flagged us down. He told us that we need to head back to our vehicles. We didn't get maybe a half mile and a whole group of soldiers came out of the woods and escorted us to the gravel road where a humvee was waiting and we followed him back. They were having war exercises needless to say and it was pretty dang cool.
We had been there times before and have seen f-16's, a-10's and such doing maneuvers. That place was fun to ride and not just because the trails rocked!
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Unread 10-07-2008, 09:48 PM   #780
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I went out yesterday to find Cyclopic ghost town in Arizona. found it, but I didn't expect to find this thing:







such a surreal find. the pic doesn't do it justice.


oh, and a shack out in the boonies just added for fun.


What exactly is that thing...?...Deposit or natural formation? Dump?
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