Thursday, June 24, 2010

Silent Hill Does Exist In Real Life

The ghost town you’ll see in the pictures can be easily called Silent Hill.

This is Centralia, a ghost town situated in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA. There lived more than 5,000 people in 1960. There have been a movie theater, 3 schools, a dozen of restaurants, a post office and 7 churches. It was an ordinary prosperous miner town. Now, in 2010, only 4 people reside there. Most of the abandoned buildings have been demolished by humans or nature. At a casual glance, the area now appears to be a field with many paved streets running through it. Some areas are being filled with new-growth forest. The remaining church in the borough, St. Mary's, holds weekly services on Sunday and is unaffected by the fire. The town's four cemeteries—including one on the hilltop has smoke rising around and out of it… The reason to all of this is a mine fire that happened in the early 60’s and is remaining unextinguished until today. The fire is will continue to burn for a predicted 250 more years. That’s what David DeKok told about the town (1986): “This was a world where no human could live, hotter than the planet Mercury, its atmosphere as poisonous as Saturn's. At the heart of the fire, temperatures easily exceeded 1,000 degrees [Fahrenheit]. Lethal clouds of carbon monoxide and other gases swirled through the rock chambers.” The burning fire gradually moves in all directions, threatening the adjacent cities. Ironically, the name of one of the nearest towns of Centralia is Ashland…

































































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4 comments :

Anonymous said...

theyre really trying to up the creep factor in these pictures. silent hill was based off of centralia but if you were to visit it youd have a tough time finding anything scary about it. theres mostly just normal neighborhoods around with a few roads unused due to the fires below

Anonymous said...

My cousin died because of silent hill

Anonymous said...

FUCKING CREEPY SHIT

Unknown said...

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