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Unread 11-03-2008, 12:13 AM   #811
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wow took me a night, but i made it through the 54 pages. gonna be up late doing the homework i should have been doing instead of reading this thread.
Haven't found to much besides what people have already mentioned so far. Found some quarries, investigated a old dam tunnel, that went back a few hundred feet. Found an old 70's jeep truck. Nothing really big at all.
The weirdest story i have though did involve wheeling. We were on four wheelers and tractors, because we were logging. my brother and two nephews were up there halloween weekend, and we we're staying over out at the family hunting camp, so as to be able to start cutting early. My brothers coming up the hill on his tractor, and im standing there waiting for him, when i see a light out over the valley. its a strange blue/ red mix, almost looked like fireworks but with a long thick tail. It shoots up out the trees to a height a couple hundred feet. Then takes a hard 90 degree turn, comes to a full stop. Then blasts straight up into the sky, and is gone. lasted about 10 seconds.
well my brother pulls up on the tractor, and i ask him if he saw the light. and he goes, ya. said there was a light that was hovering over the trees at the bottom of the hill. He had watched it for a sec thought it was strange but probably nothing. I don't believe in aliens, but it did something no aircraft i've ever heard about could do. not to mention this is all in vermont.

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Unread 11-03-2008, 01:24 AM   #812
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when i was about 8 or 9, my dad and i used to love going hiking together (he's just too old for adventures now). at that point we lived in the panhandle of WV. i was too young to remember where exactly we were. we were hiking on pretty clear paths, we came across a somewhat elderly man, just sitting on a lawn chair in the brush. eyes closed, hands folded. my dad and i were somewhat spooked, it looked really strange. but when the guy heard our footsteps he looked over at us, said hello to us and said he was out enjoying God's kingdom...he went on to tell us about how he loves spending time in nature because he said "I can witness the work of God out here"

more recently, my friends and i have come across alot of really cool stuff back at frick's lock, PA...a small abandoned town near me. stuff like an old busted typewriter, household appliances, books, so on, so forth.

as much as i would love to have a few souvenirs from the place i was raised under the old "take only pictures, leave only footprints" ideal. if you respect these types of places and follow that mantra, chances are higher that people will continue being allowed there. Frick's Lock is to this day getting hit hard by vandals and disrespectful kids. as a result, you will be escorted away from there if they find you.
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Unread 11-03-2008, 01:29 AM   #813
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Unfortunately this is what I found yesterday....Poor Jeep

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Unread 11-03-2008, 09:21 AM   #814
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Hey Vermontguy97, where in VT are you? I'm in Middlebury.



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Unread 11-04-2008, 08:32 AM   #815
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as much as i would love to have a few souvenirs from the place i was raised under the old "take only pictures, leave only footprints" ideal. if you respect these types of places and follow that mantra, chances are higher that people will continue being allowed there. Frick's Lock is to this day getting hit hard by vandals and disrespectful kids. as a result, you will be escorted away from there if they find you.
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Unread 11-04-2008, 10:18 PM   #816
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when i was young (8-9) I went for a hike with my dad from our cabin to a A place he called the "Whistle farm" story has it that a elderly man had a whistle collection of all kinds trains to ordinary whistles and set them up to a massive steam engine of some sort and every time it was the end of shift or lunch for the loggers in the area this man would set off all of the whistles my grandfather told me it could be heard from miles away... there isnt much left the man who built it died in the 80s I belive
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Unread 11-05-2008, 11:18 AM   #817
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Unfortunately this is what I found yesterday....Poor Jeep

dam thats pretty new too, at least 2003 or newer (b/c of placement of sport and wrangler sticker) and that thing is super messed up, i wonder what happened with it? theft and dumped then stripped?
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Unread 11-05-2008, 11:26 AM   #818
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I came across this:



If you look closely, you can see it from the top in this satellite picture (it's on the south side of the clearing):
http://terraserver.homeadvisor.msn.c...93&Y=23821&W=2


Back in WWI it was part of a TNT factory, but the area blew up and most of the buildings burned.


Haha!! I recognize this - we used to wheel my old Bronco II out there back in College. I had a buddy in Camillus that ran all over this place.
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Unread 11-07-2008, 10:42 PM   #819
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Unfortunately this is what I found yesterday....Poor Jeep

Just a TJ, no biggie.....
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Unread 11-09-2008, 10:33 PM   #820
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ya theres a lot of pot farms in northern california. that was the scariest and wierdest.
Another NorCal pot story...

I must have been around 12 or so back in the early to mid 80's. I was out with our Boy Scout troop up near Butte Meadows. We were taking the scenic route to town, or back from town not sure which, following a stream that was about two to three feet wide.

Stream drops off about 6-8 feet onto some smooth rock. There must have been about 10-20 burlap sacks with mature plants growing out of them. We turned around and headed back to camp.

Several of the older boys went back later and allegedly made a special trip home with several large plastic leaf bags (~20-30 gal. size) full of what they cut down.

In hind sight, they're lucky they didn't get shot.
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Unread 11-10-2008, 08:56 PM   #821
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out of leadville colorado we find tweird things all the time. old buses with old hippie stuff in it. old mines. explosives. a year ago we found this old mining dump truck, it was huge, with a cummins motor. it had been left there recently. needless to say, it had an extra fuel/water sep in the glove box. we got it running. someone had prepped it for the winter haha. we went back about a week or 2 later, and it was gone. who knows where it went. im guessing someone found out we were jackin around with it and brought it somewhere safer.
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Unread 11-10-2008, 10:57 PM   #822
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Wow, some awesome stories/places and I didn't even read them all. I can add 2 short stories but nothing like some of the stuff I read here so far.

I am in the Adirondacks a lot because it is my back yard so to speak. So about 20 years ago I decided to take this dirt road and ended up at the Tahawis Mine. It was closed down in the 1950's and was a Titanium mine. There is a dirt road going in there and a steel gate and it was open so I drove the jeep in and parked part way down the road because I could see a vehicle parked down at the main building. Now this place is supposed to be closed. My GF is with me and we kinda just walk up there (it's all wide open) and are real close to the building and hear machinery running. Lights are on. There is something going on in there. We walk around the building whoch is a very large old warehouse type with real large doors and is maybe 300 feet long...not a sole around...... just the noise of machinery running......and on the other side of the building is an fj40, old and beat but looked in running condition with the key in the ignition. Big mountains of slag everywhere. (it was an open pit mine) Another real long building about 6 stories high and in rough shape with a large conveyer system running through it. It started to get spooky like someone was watching us so we high tailed it out of there. Anyway, there is a "ghost Town" for the lack of a better term down the road. This was a community of mine workers when the mine was in operation. It was like a company town. There were a couple hundred people living there until the mine shut down operations supposedly sometime in the 1950's.. There are about 10 houses left there in various stages of falling down along with the remains of a giant smelting furnace. This place is really in the middle of nowhere. Anyway, I go up there 2 or 3 times a year since then as there is a NYS trail system that runs close by. Also there is a guy that has a buffalo ranch with about 50 - 60 head left now and a small store and I always stop and look at the herd and talk to him. He sells buffalo meat and other things. He had a bull that weighed 2,000 pounds and he became totally unmanageable and so now his head is hanging on the wall. Just an enormous buffalo. Course, I don't get to see too many buffalo, so to me he was just enormous.

Years ago I was in a campground right outside of Tombstone Az. The next town over was Bisbee and there was a Turquoise mine there and we drove over to see it. When we left town we went a different way because I was itching to get back to Tombstone to the campground over this mountain in 4wd. (cause this old guy gave us directions telling us it is 25 miles over the mountain and comes out in Tombstone) So here we go all alone in 4x4 up over the mountain (yea, I only had 1/2 a brain with me ) We get up to the top and stop to eat and drink and I find this old mine. Beat up old sluce and busted pieces of boards and stuff. I walk into the mine about 15 feet and that is as far as I dare to go. Started to get spooky and we took off and the road did eventually go right to Tombstone just as the old guy said.

That's all I got. Nothing too exciting.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 01:18 PM   #823
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Found this yesterday:




According to the signs that were posted... these are some sort of radio antennas. I'm guessing they are no longer functional at this point anymore though.


This is back at the beginning of the trail, but it's right along a road that just about anyone could get to...


And this was on the fence. Again, I'm not sure that it's even used at this point anymore. The back door to the building in the picture above this was opened. It went into a room with a pretty big generator. I opened it, peeked in, and then went back around the front. There is a second building off to the side of this tower. There looks to be some sort of underground pit that's covered with a grate. But again, I didn't look around much more than that since I was by myself. There was the usual garbage and party supplies in that building.

There was a sign posted of who owned these towers... But I forgot to upload it. I know I visted their site before, but it didn't give any real information on what they were there for.

There are stories about the large tower posted above... About a kid back in the 60's who climbed to the top with a chicken. His plans were to throw the chicken off the top to see if it would live, but he either fell or was pushed. There are stories of the "gap monster", as this sits along Deibler' Gap Road... I'm hoping to find out some more info on what they are... So if anyone has ideas, that'd be great.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 04:23 PM   #824
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Some of those stories are just amazing.

No stories here yet, although im sure i will have some eventually because i live near Ellsworth AFB and they have old Missle Silos out in the boonies.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 05:53 PM   #825
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Found this yesterday:

And this was on the fence. Again, I'm not sure that it's even used at this point anymore. The back door to the building in the picture above this was opened. It went into a room with a pretty big generator. I opened it, peeked in, and then went back around the front. There is a second building off to the side of this tower. There looks to be some sort of underground pit that's covered with a grate. But again, I didn't look around much more than that since I was by myself. There was the usual garbage and party supplies in that building.

There was a sign posted of who owned these towers... But I forgot to upload it. I know I visted their site before, but it didn't give any real information on what they were there for.

There are stories about the large tower posted above... About a kid back in the 60's who climbed to the top with a chicken. His plans were to throw the chicken off the top to see if it would live, but he either fell or was pushed. There are stories of the "gap monster", as this sits along Deibler' Gap Road... I'm hoping to find out some more info on what they are... So if anyone has ideas, that'd be great.

We have towers identical to that where I live. Theyre microwave transmitters. They relay data streams from one city to another. I know its an antiquated technology....but dont really know exactly what information is being sent through those (telephone maybe?). Ours are still in operation, and a few smaller ones were erected in just the last decade or so.
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