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    24 KB Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:22 No.8077315  
    ITT: Real-world locales that are just begging to appear in the World of Darkness.

    To start, the Great Blue Hole (pic related). If you've been on the web more than ten minutes you've probably seen this picture, but seriously:

    This sinkhole lies near the centre of Lighthouse Reef, about 100km off the coast of Belize. It's about as close to circular as natural holes get, and is 300m across and 125m deep. This means you could drop the Statue of Liberty in there, pedestal and all, and forget about it. You probably couldn't even see the tip of the torch from the surface of the water. Oh, and at the bottom of this hole lies a cave that used to be dry, ten thousand years ago.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:26 No.8077367
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    Centrailia, Pennsylvania.

    Been burning since 1962 thanks to an underground coal seam that caught fire. It's what Silent Hill was based on.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:26 No.8077368
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    For number two: Hashima, also known as Gunkanjima (Battleship Island).

    This is an island in Nagasaki-ken, about 500m long, and remarkable because it was abandoned completely in 1974. The official story is that, being based entirely around an underground coal mine, when the mine closed due to a greater reliance on petrol in late-20th Century Japan, everyone was moved away post-haste. But really, who believes that? More pictures to follow, because Gunkanjima is rad and I need to think of some more cool places.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:28 No.8077377
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    These people left Hashima so fast they forgot their television. And you're telling me there's no vampires involved. Right.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:29 No.8077383
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    And I used the wrong image. Ugh.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:30 No.8077397
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    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:30 No.8077398
    We should stick a few landfills down that hole.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:32 No.8077413
    San Martin, California.

    Look it up O_o
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:33 No.8077424
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    So... what do you suppose they really found buried down there in the mine?
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:35 No.8077446

    some boring ass town?
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:36 No.8077454
    Only after you look up the Aokigahara Forest.

    Why so suicide, Batman?
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 02/14/10(Sun)04:36 No.8077458
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    Does Pripyat count?
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:37 No.8077468
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    The Hill of Crosses.

    This is a hill in Northern Lithuania that is covered in crosses. It's in the middle of nowhere (even by Lithuanian standards) and is estimated to have as many as 100,000 crucifixes scattered around, some of them almost 200 years old. The creepy is that the Soviets, being not-so-keen on religion, completely bulldozed the site at least three times, and it never worked.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:38 No.8077477
    Wikipedia sez
    >San Martin enjoys a mild, Mediterranean climate
    >San Martin is a large producer of garlic and table mushrooms.
    >Summer months are characterized by coastal fog which arrives from the ocean around 10 p.m. and dissipates the next morning by 10 a.m


    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:38 No.8077478

    Instead of me looking it up, why don't you guys give us some handy synopses to make the thread worthwhile?
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:39 No.8077482
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    Don't know the story here. Looks like a fucking apartment building is buried in a field.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:40 No.8077485

    How do you mean, "Never worked,"? Like, the crosses came back, or they were unable to demolish the place?
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:41 No.8077503
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    >San Martin (pronounced San Mar-'teen) is a census-designated place (CDP) and an unincorporated town in Santa Clara County, California, United States. The community has been considering incorporating into either a city or town since 2004, but no official action had been taken by the end of 2009.

    >Like neighboring Morgan Hill and Gilroy, San Martin is a large producer of garlic and table mushrooms. It is also home to the volunteer-run Wings of History aviation museum, located next to South County Airport.

    Real fucking fascinating. Wanna tell me why I should care and save me the time of thumbing through google?

    Also, pic is my contribution. I have no idea what the source is, but it looks real enough to where I can call it a real-world locale, and no one can stop me, teehee
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:42 No.8077505
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:42 No.8077510
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    On the Aokigahara forest

    What Niagara Falls is to weddings, Aokigahara is to suicide.

    Hundreds of Japanese people have hanged themselves among the countless trees of the Aokigahara forest, which is reportedly so thick that even in high noon it's not hard to find places completely surrounded by darkness.

    Besides bodies and homemade nooses, the area is littered with signs displaying such uplifting messages like "Life is a precious thing! Please reconsider!" or "Think of your family!"

    In 2002, they found 78. But who knows how many they missed?

    Pic actually from forest. You don't want to look for more.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:42 No.8077516
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    Just finished the new one, Pripyat is actually boring compared to the rest of the Zone. But it would totally make for an awesome WoD location.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:42 No.8077517
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    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:42 No.8077522
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    Out there on the high seas, who is to say what horrors have been committed in these empty rusting fortresses.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:43 No.8077527
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    For those who care, the obligatory tour through the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:44 No.8077537
    stuff will grow on roofs if left alone long enough. They're abandoned apartment complex it's just a good angle from one of the roofs.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:44 No.8077538
    The fuck I don't!


    I still want more!
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:46 No.8077550
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    The island of Poveglia. Located in the Venetian Lagoon, for those of you playing at home. Looks kind of nice, right? Cool place to spend the summer.

    Oh, except that it's full of corpses. Possibly up to 160,000 of them packed into an island about 7km long. The theory is that it was used as a quarantine and burial area for Italians suffering the bubonic plague back in the 16th Century. And then, if that wasn't enough, there's a creepy local legend about a mad doctor and a mental asylum to go with it.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 02/14/10(Sun)04:46 No.8077551
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    Lots of Monolith though and good loot.
    I'm gonna go to one the Chernobyl tour again soon. Last time the guide play us a song on the piano.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 02/14/10(Sun)04:47 No.8077565
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    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:48 No.8077569

    I'd happily live there. Every last square inch of the planet has had something dead on it at some point. If you freak out about corpses from 500 years ago, you're probably also the kind of person that goes nuts about fecal coliform bacteria.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:49 No.8077578
    >The Soviets repeatedly removed Christian crosses placed on the hill by Lithuanians. Three times, during 1961, 1973 and 1975, the hill was leveled, the crosses were burned or turned into scrap metal, and the area was covered with waste and sewage. Following each of these desecrations local inhabitants and pilgrims from all over Lithuania rapidly replaced crosses upon the sacred hill.

    Note "rapidly". Why do these locals need so many fucking crosses right, right there, all the time? At the expense of pissing off the occupying Soviets, no less? Whatever is on/around/under this hill, it's got more incentive behind it than a column of battle tanks.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:49 No.8077580
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    I you're heading to Pripyat, don't forget to visit your old friend Lenin.
    >> Golden Neckbeard !!MA40nsGlj/I 02/14/10(Sun)04:49 No.8077583

    ...pretty much just pirate radio stations, and maybe the occasional crazy homeless art student or something.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:50 No.8077594

    By the way, this thread is creeping me out.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 02/14/10(Sun)04:50 No.8077596
    That would make a good setting for a zombie survival LARP.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:50 No.8077598
    Faith is stronger than communism, my good friend.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:50 No.8077600
    Huh. That is a fucking creepy thought.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:51 No.8077605
    or maybe they really fucking hated the russians and they could say it anonymously
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:51 No.8077611

    The master of horror.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 02/14/10(Sun)04:51 No.8077612
    Faith can't protect you from bullets.
    I really need to go find that statue next time I go on a tour.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:52 No.8077615
    Silly Anon, did you disregard my advice and investigate Aokigahara further?
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 02/14/10(Sun)04:52 No.8077621
    >crazy homeless art student
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:52 No.8077622
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    The Soviet Arctic Circle radioisotope-powered lighthouses.


    Pictures actually unrelated; this one's the well known Aniva lighthouse, which was manned and only about a hundred miles north of Japan.

    The lack of pictures of the real things anywhere is possibly because they are truly remote, hundreds of miles from anywhere in some of the most miserable environments on Earth, and several of them have actually been lost - archives being destroyed during the collapse of communism means nobody actually knows where they are any more.

    Some might even still be working out there, shining faintly into the endless winter night.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:52 No.8077623
    Neither can communism.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:53 No.8077624
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    Here's some more Gunkanjima. Man this place would be cool to visit.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:53 No.8077626
    >Faith can't protect you from bullets.
    So does communism.
    Or have you forgotten the Eastern Front in WW2?
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:54 No.8077637
    I see a ramen shop.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:54 No.8077638
    Been there, it's not actually bad.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 02/14/10(Sun)04:55 No.8077650
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:55 No.8077654
    Or was that actually faith in communism?
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:55 No.8077662
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    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:56 No.8077669
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    Burning mountain, a coal fire that's been continuously burning for at least 6,000 years.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:56 No.8077673
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    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 02/14/10(Sun)04:56 No.8077677
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    But atleast Communism supply you weapons and ammos.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:57 No.8077688
    I can't eat an ak47.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:57 No.8077694
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    The Sedlec Ossuary is a small Roman Catholic chapel, located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints in Sedlec, Czech Republic. The ossuary is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, many of whom have had their bones artistically arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel.
    >> Gateway !A0rZLfg4Oc 02/14/10(Sun)04:58 No.8077696
    My friend used the Bermuda Triangle as the home of Atlantis, which was like a convention center for Order of Hermes.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:59 No.8077706
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    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)04:59 No.8077707
    I sense a fellow Cracked reader.
    For the lazy.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 02/14/10(Sun)04:59 No.8077709
    You can use your AK to hunt for food.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 02/14/10(Sun)05:00 No.8077719
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:00 No.8077723
    >faith in communism

    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:01 No.8077732
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    Meet the Guatemala Sinkhole.

    This is another pit that could easily swallow the Statue of Liberty, at just over 100m deep (as the pic so handily informs us - thanks Google!). It opened without warning in a poor neighbourhood in Guatemala City in 2007, swallowing three people. It's still there. The excuse the experts provided was that it was caused by sewer water eroding the ground beneath it, so that when the pipe finally buckled, there was nothing left below it.

    Sewer water eroding 100m of stone, straight down, without anybody noticing. Sure.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:02 No.8077741
    There is absolutely nothing unique about the Bermuda Triangle.
    >> Not Spartacus 02/14/10(Sun)05:02 No.8077745
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 02/14/10(Sun)05:02 No.8077750
    Except the fact that it "swallow" planes,ships and etc.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:03 No.8077756

    By the way, in case anyone was misled by the black and white: these photos were all taken last year. It really looks like that.
    >> I apologised on 4chan !!O1JS15Z6lxy 02/14/10(Sun)05:03 No.8077758
    >Sewer water eroding 100m of stone, straight down, without anybody noticing. Sure.

    It's Guatemala, the nobody noticing isn't where your conspiracy sensors should be going off, it's the idea that Guatemala has a sewage system in the first place.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:03 No.8077759

    no, that's your mother
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:03 No.8077761
    Except that it never has. There is no higher rate of disappearances there than any other similar strip of ocean.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:04 No.8077774

    It actually didn't. Look it up. It was all a big scam to sell books to the 20th century equivalent of /x/philes.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:05 No.8077784
    That is chilling. There's something mind-numbingly horrifying about abandoned human structures lost where no humans ever go. It's worse than if it was just a terrifyingly remote natural location.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 02/14/10(Sun)05:05 No.8077790
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    My mother is DEEEEAAADDDDDDD
    Oh ok.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:06 No.8077803

    But since we're talking about a WoD campaign, the sewers would make a great, creepy way for the PCs to have to get in (avoiding detection by authorities) to investigate the ancient evil that *obviously* lurks down there.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:08 No.8077821
    Nobody's mentioned Roanoke?
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 02/14/10(Sun)05:09 No.8077834
    Also http://www.hauntedamericatours.com/toptenhaunted/hauntedworld/
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:09 No.8077838
    Nothing creepy about that. An early American colony is underfunded and undersupplied so they shack up with the nearby Croatan indians who obtain genes for blond hair and blue eyes? Not much of a mystery.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:11 No.8077860
    Colonist: That is some hot ass on that squaw.
    Colonist #2: But they're a WHOLE ISLAND AWAY! And the crown would nevar approve!
    Colonist: Pshaw, as if they'll find us.
    9000 years later...
    Crown Inquisitor: WTF is with these Indians?
    Mixed Pocahontas/white toast: I dunno, Lol.

    This hypothesis is not entirely unlikely, and is supported by a considerable amount of evidence.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:11 No.8077862
    Except that wasn't it at all.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:12 No.8077874
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    The Kowloon Walled City. Though demolished by the Chinese government in the 1980's, it was famed around the world for its tightly-packed buildings and dense living space. If you were in Hong Kong and you needed to hide from the authorities, you went to Kowloon.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:14 No.8077903
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    Graboids did it
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 02/14/10(Sun)05:17 No.8077939
    The Mist just start showing. Now I realize any place can be scary with fog everywhere.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:18 No.8077960
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    It's misty AND it's night.

    Good luck seeing those bloodsuckers...
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 02/14/10(Sun)05:19 No.8077973
    Just look for the moving bright yellow in the black.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:22 No.8078014
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    The Skeleton Coast


    Thousands of wrecks litter it's 500km stretch, just rusting in the sun-scorched sand. Thousands more would be there if the wood hadn't already rotted away - the area was terrifyingly treacherous to European sailors stretching back centuries.
    >> Gateway !A0rZLfg4Oc 02/14/10(Sun)05:23 No.8078033
    Dyatlov Pass.

    Journalists reporting on the available parts of the inquest files claim that it states:

    * Six of the group members died of hypothermia and three of fatal injuries.
    * There were no indications of other people nearby apart from the nine travelers on Kholat Syakhl, nor anyone in the surrounding areas.
    * The tent had been ripped open from within.
    * The victims had died 6 to 8 hours after their last meal.
    * Traces from the camp showed that all group members (including those who were found injured) left the camp of their own accord, on foot.
    * To dispel the theory of an attack by the indigenous Mansi people, one doctor indicated that the fatal injuries of the three bodies could not have been caused by another human being, "because the force of the blows had been too strong and no soft tissue had been damaged".[1]
    * Forensic radiation tests had shown high doses of radioactive contamination on the clothes of a few victims.[1]

    The final verdict was that the group members all died because of an "unknown compelling force". The inquest ceased officially in May 1959 due to the "absence of a guilty party". The files were sent to a secret archive, and the photocopies of the case became available only in the 1990s, with some parts missing.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:23 No.8078040
    Why the fuck?
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:25 No.8078054
    OP is taking a lot of these historical buildings out of context or making them creepier than they really are.

    Biggest problem with /x/ was the paranoia that came along with it, they thought everything was evil/fucked up.


    rumored to be exactly it was out of Silent hill, however I doubt it's as creepy as it looks
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:26 No.8078068

    Half of that is incorrect/made up. The remainder is simply explained by hypothermia and scavengers.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:27 No.8078085

    I declare you the official winner of this thread.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:28 No.8078096
    A shoggoth got them. Case closed.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:29 No.8078109

    Which is of course completely ignoring the weird cases of disappearances THAT happened.

    Nice strawman anyway.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:29 No.8078110

    That's kind of the point. WoD is supposed to be just like our world, only all the sinkholes that are for us really neat diving attractions are now the maws of ancient beasts, long aslumber.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:30 No.8078115
    That's how WoD works.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:35 No.8078181

    Did you even read the text?
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:36 No.8078187
    Actually it's been pretty well decided that they were all killed by an avalanche.

    That accounts for them rushing out of the tent, the wounds they suffered, and why they were wandering around for several hours with half their clothes on before dying of hypothermia. The only thing that isn't explained is the radiation, but that's a tidbit that was creatively added by some smartass since there was no actual evidence of radiation.

    tl;dr avalanche kills hikers on death mountain
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:36 No.8078189
    lol, /tg/ trying to outdumb /x/
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:37 No.8078200

    Killed by an avalanche.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:38 No.8078209
    Ships and planes disappear all the fucking time. Have you ever seen the ocean? I mean actually stood on the beach and seen it? Or better yet, been on a boat? It's fucking god-damn huge, and you expect to find everything that's ever crashed and/or sank in it? There's tons of ships that have disappeared in the Great Lakes, but no one ascribes anything weird to that because no one made shit up about the Great Lakes to sell books. Hell, if you dig around a bit, you'll eventually find complete history of the single asshole who originally created the entire idea.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:41 No.8078237
    It was weeks after the event that they even found some of the bodies, and they had to wait until the spring thaw before they could find the others.

    It is far more likely as well as logical, that an avalanche killed them.

    Shoggoths are great for camping stories though.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:41 No.8078238
    > To dispel the theory of an attack by the indigenous Mansi people, one doctor indicated that the fatal injuries of the three bodies could not have been caused by another human being, "because the force of the blows had been too strong and no soft tissue had been damaged
    what wounds were on the bodies?
    >> Gateway !A0rZLfg4Oc 02/14/10(Sun)05:43 No.8078252
    Three of them had fatal injuries: the body of Thibeaux-Brignolle had major skull damage, and both Dubunina and Zolotarev had major chest fractures. The force required to cause such damage would have been extremely high, with one expert comparing it to the force of a car crash. Notably, the bodies had no external wounds, as if they were crippled by a high level of pressure. One woman was found to be missing her tongue.[1] There had initially been some speculation that the indigenous Mansi people might have attacked and murdered the group for encroaching upon their lands, but investigation indicated that the nature of their deaths did not support this thesis; the hikers' footprints alone were visible, and they showed no sign of hand-to-hand struggle.[1]

    There was evidence that the team was forced to leave the camp during the night, as they were sleeping. Though the temperature was very low (around -25° to -30°C) with a storm blowing, the dead were dressed only partially, and certainly inadequately for the conditions. Some of them had only one shoe, while others had no shoes or wore only socks.[1] Some were found wrapped in snips of ripped clothes which seemed to be cut from those who were already dead.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:43 No.8078256
    >To dispel the theory of an attack by the indigenous Mansi people, one doctor indicated that the fatal injuries of the three bodies could not have been caused by another human being, "because the force of the blows had been too strong and no soft tissue had been damaged"
    >dispel the theory of an attack by the indigenous Mansi people
    They probably paid a doctor off to say that. Regardless of whether it was avalanche, monster or the Mansi people, the last thing the government would want is a mob of angry peasants out looking for blood.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:43 No.8078261
    Blunt force trauma, the doctor described some of them as being as if the person were hit by a car or truck. Which makes sense if they're in the middle of an avalanche and get flung into a boulder at 30mph.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:47 No.8078292
    Or you know, getting slammed by a wall of snow weighing several thousand tons.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:49 No.8078308
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    Thought they heard an avalanche in the night, ripped their tent open in the rush to escape. They stumbled out of their tent into a freezing snowstorm, then they were caught in a real avalanche.

    What exactly are the signs of an avalanche weeks later, especially one that took place during a storm?
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:50 No.8078312
    Man, I've heard about this story for ages, but knowing that it was probably an avalanche which killed them all kinda takes some of the fun and mystery out of it.

    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:52 No.8078329
    Wasn't this the one that was solved a good few years ago and isn't half as mysterious as you make out? There were programs about it after all.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:52 No.8078331
    A radioactive avalance that can crush a man's chest while leaving the extremeties untouched.?

    I'd say there's still room for some speculation.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:52 No.8078336
    or if they were FALCON PUUUUUUNNNNNNNCH'd!
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:56 No.8078370
    Again, a lot of the "mysterious" details like the radiation were added in after the initial reports to make it sound more interesting. Same exact shit with the Bermuda Triangle, where people would report more on ships/planes that disappeared there rather than in other locations, leading many to believe there was something fucked up about the place.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:57 No.8078377
    >Anything not fitting into my theory is a lie

    Very scientific.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)05:59 No.8078398
    I'd ask you to prove that those details were added, but I honestly don't care enough about the fate of a few dead Russians to debate you over this.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)06:00 No.8078403
    We call that skepticism. Generally you have to prove something before people will accept it. I know that's kinda hard with things considered "supernatural".
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)06:00 No.8078405

    I believe you mean PAAAAAAAWWWWNCH'd.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)06:02 No.8078424
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)06:04 No.8078445
    Why? Some good stuff early on, but the thread has derailed horribly.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)06:05 No.8078460
    >We call that skepticism.

    No, we call it bias.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)06:09 No.8078498
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    I'd be more worried about the hideous powers that Sealand imbues on its chosen ruler. Chosen being the keyword - they can't keep Prince Roy away.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)06:11 No.8078536
    Power enough to resist /k/'s ongoing efforts to conquer the little island kingdom.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 02/14/10(Sun)06:17 No.8078607
    Anyone remember that /k/ invasion plan thing? I lol so hard.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)06:22 No.8078660
    I just imagine a few fatties being rolled into the ocean and given a compass and map to sealand. Maybe they'll get there one day.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)06:33 No.8078750

    Newzealandfag here...I've been here: beenhereblockx

    They sell candles and shit for heaps of money so people like my old lady are all QQ at the bones and pay like 5 dollars for a tealight candle. Stupid foreigners.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)06:48 No.8078883
    Enlighten me. Did involve a plastic kayak and a potato gun?
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)07:15 No.8079197
    hmmmm you wouldnt by chance happen to a former afrofag from long ago would you?
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)07:18 No.8079228

    Or sauce on where to get similar.

    Not that I buy the /x/ crap, but these are good inspiration.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)07:35 No.8079379
    Looks pirate-y
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)07:37 No.8079397
    Clearly it's time for a /tg/ fieldtrip. Everyone sign your permission slips, grab a bag ocf cheetoes, a bottle of mountain dew, a shovel, sourcebookks, dice, maps and GM screens. Let's STRIKE THE EARTH.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)07:44 No.8079451
    We did a sewer mission in one mixed nWoD game. We had to track down a vamp that was ruining the masquerade by posting pics of one of our number feeding and using vampiric powers so it obviously had to be us.
    He had a hard on for riddles and traps to say the least. Fucked over the mages with a gun that detected the manipulation of mana. At the end of the puzzles he left us a bomb, the ST gave us 10 minutes of real time to guess a final puzzle to deactivate all the traps on the way back. Even so the werewolf smelt of burnt hair for the rest of the night.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)08:01 No.8079609
    Fuck yes, I love abandoned buildings and I love this thread!
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)11:45 No.8081450
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    The Derweze area is rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971 geologists accidentally found an underground cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of about 50-100 meters. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to burn the gas. Geologists had hoped the fire would go out in a few days but it has been burning ever since. Locals have named the cavern The Door to Hell.

    Next to capturing the gas, flaring is safer and friendlier to the environment than releasing the methane into the atmosphere as methane is a relatively potent greenhouse gas with a high global warming potential of 72 (averaged over 20 years) or 25 (averaged over 100 years).

    Looks far more creepy by night, but it's still damn impressive.

    >> Gateway !A0rZLfg4Oc 02/14/10(Sun)13:11 No.8082356
    Recontributing with the hope of keeping the thread alive.

    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)13:33 No.8082607
    I'm imagining a city much like Kowloon, except larger, with catwalks crossing between the buildings in many places. The city is situated on an archipelago, with most of the actual street-level being flooded like a nightmare version of Venice where the sun barely reaches. Most people never see the street level, mind you, because you usually stay near your home for fear of crossing some mafia or cult, and there's a lot of vertical space.

    The intense density of buildings is broken up by a handful of eerie monuments. A great watery hole, a giant flaming pit, a field with millions of crosses. There are some buildings leaning in over these locations, but these edifices are invariably no more than a few months old, and only the foolish try.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)13:37 No.8082659
    >>8077522Out there on the high seas, who is to say what horrors have been committed in these empty rusting fortresses.

    "want to play a game of pretend?"
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)13:39 No.8082699

    religious fanatics work hard for strange things, nothing new
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)13:45 No.8082792
    This is fake
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)13:46 No.8082808
    Poveglia wasn't just used to dump plague victims in the 1600s. The Romans did it earlier. The second time, during the bubonic plague, they put all the diseased people on the island, and then burned the dead ones, and sometimes the living ones too.

    Charred bones still wash up on the shore.

    Also, they built an asylum there in 1922. Here's what Cracked had to say about that:

    "According to legend, this particular hospital featured a doctor who routinely experimented on his patients with such things as lobotomies (performed with a hammer and chisel), for what was most likely described as "shits" with a potential for "giggles." As the legend goes, the doctor tortured his patients in the bell tower (we totally saw that shit coming), and ignored their cries that they heard and saw the ghosts of plague victims.

    The doctor was then thrown off the tower by the ghosts of plague victims and, while in the dirt struggling to stay alive, was "strangled by a mist that arose from the ground." We would actually be tempted to disbelieve that part if this were any other island. Though we guess a much more plausible explanation than "the doctor was murdered by plague ghosts" is "the doctor was murdered by all those lunatics he tortured."
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)13:47 No.8082814
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    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)14:02 No.8082970
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    >lobotomies (performed with a hammer and chisel)

    Freeman performed nearly 3500 lobotomies in 23 states, mostly based on scanty and flimsy evidence for its scientific basis, but more significantly he popularized the lobotomy. A neurologist without surgical training, he initially worked with several surgeons, including James W. Watts. In 1936, he and Watts became the first American doctors to perform prefrontal lobotomy (by craniotomy in an operating room).

    Seeking a faster and less invasive way to perform the procedure, Freeman adopted Amarro Fiamberti's transorbital lobotomy and began to perfect it, initially by using ice picks hammered into each frontal lobe through the back of each eye socket ("ice pick lobotomy"). Freeman was able to perform these very quickly, outside of an operating room, and without a surgeon. For his first transorbital lobotomies, Freeman used an actual icepick from his kitchen. Later, he utilized an instrument created specifically for the operation called a leucotome. In 1948 Freeman developed a new technique which involved wrenching the leucotome in an upstroke after the initial insertion. This procedure placed great strain on the instrument and in one case resulted in the leucotome breaking off in the patient's skull. As a result, Freeman designed a new, stronger instrument, the orbitoclast.

    Freeman embarked on a national campaign in his van which he called his "lobotomobile" to demonstrate the procedure to doctors working at state-run institutions; Freeman would show off by icepicking both of a patient's eyesockets at one time - one with each hand.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)14:05 No.8083012
    centrallia is in the promethean book
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)14:12 No.8083106
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    El Caminito del Rey (Málaga, Spain)

    Look where the guy is standing.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)14:13 No.8083124
    Well its actually Centralia, not Centrailia, but it is real. What makes you think its fake?
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)14:21 No.8083245
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    ... that was perhaps one of the most terrifying things I've ever read. Damnit. I can't even think of what to say to that.

    Hmm, creepy places though... I suppose the Nazca lines haven't been mentioned yet? More odd than effectively creepy, but still. And the ancient astronaut hoopleheads fawning about them just make me chuckle.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)14:23 No.8083280
    Bump for ideas.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)14:23 No.8083286
    It's an old walkway that was built for a hydroelectric plant up in the mountains. The whole route's over a century old by now as far as I can tell, so what's left of it is a rusted pile of junk.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)14:24 No.8083296
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    "The walkway has now gone many years without maintenance, and is in a highly deteriorated and dangerous state. It is one meter (3 feet and 3 inches) in width, and is over 100 meters (350 feet) above the river. Nearly all of the path has no handrail. Some parts of the concrete walkway have completely collapsed and all that is remaining is the steel beam originally in place to hold it up. One can latch onto a modern steel safety-wire to keep from falling, though it can't hold much weight. Several people have lost their lives on the walkway in recent years; after four people died in two accidents in 1999 and 2000[1], the local government closed the entrances. To this day it remains illegal to cross. However policing is extremely minimal and many adventurous tourists still find their way onto the walkway to explore it."
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)14:34 No.8083454
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    "City," a giant sculpture site by Michael Heizer:

    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)14:46 No.8083650
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    This place is a message… and part of a system of messages… pay attention to it!

    Sending this message was important to us. We considered ourselves to be a powerful culture.

    This place is not a place of honor…no highly esteemed deed is commemorated here… nothing valued is here.

    What is here is dangerous and repulsive to us. This message is a warning about danger.

    The danger is in a particular location… it increases toward a center… the center of danger is here… of a particular size and shape, and below us.

    The danger is still present, in your time, as it was in ours.

    The danger is to the body, and it can kill.

    The form of the danger is an emanation of energy.

    The danger is unleashed only if you substantially disturb this place physically. This place is best shunned and left uninhabited.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)14:51 No.8083727
    Yucca Mountain Waste Disposal Facility.

    This is, in fact, an INTENTIONAL attempt to create a creepy and foreboding place to keep away people who don't know any better.
    In our world, it's full of nuclear waste.
    In the World of Darkness? Something much, much scarier.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)14:52 No.8083735

    >In the World of Darkness?


    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)14:55 No.8083788
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    try the fairy houses of cappadocia. one hell of a dungeon
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)14:57 No.8083806
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    moar cappawhatever
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)14:58 No.8083820
    Zeeky boogy doog?
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)14:59 No.8083839
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    Gobekli Tepe for the win; seriously this place is biblical:

    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:02 No.8083872
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    Detroit's Urban Decline is astounding... it is full of modern ruins, not medieval or classical ruins

    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:02 No.8083878
    No, Zeky. From the Promethean setting.

    Think Frankenstein, but instead of some European guy and lightning bringint it to life, it's a Russian nuke.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:06 No.8083929
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    Leptis Magna is an abandoned roman city in Libya; notable because it is so intact. The desert has preserved it better than almost all other roman cities
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:07 No.8083957
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    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:16 No.8084099


    but also the reason i started internetting
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:18 No.8084117
    zeeky boogy doog.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:21 No.8084156
    >125m deep

    well fuck, way to ruin the hole
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:24 No.8084195
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    baker hotel, mineral wells tx.

    complete little, tiny dump of a town in the middle of nowhere north tx.... with an abandoned 5 star hotel in the middle of it.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:25 No.8084196
    >>8078109 cases of disappearances THAT happened.

    Hilarious emphasis ON wrong words.

    I MEAN who does that?
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:25 No.8084202

    That cracked article was fairly specious, especially when they claimed the Hopkinsville goblins were owls. Made-up maybe, but...owls?
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:26 No.8084208

    And the Soviet coverup isn't suspicious at all, right?
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:27 No.8084218

    If it had been an avalanche, they'd have died in their tent, and the bodies would be more uniformly crushed.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:29 No.8084238
    >daily news
    >christfag blabla

    Oh gee, it's like I'm watching Faux News.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:33 No.8084268

    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:35 No.8084290

    The MPI is even worse idea than Freudian crap.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:41 No.8084346

    I give you:

    The Dance Epidemic
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 02/14/10(Sun)15:42 No.8084353

    First instance of the Masque of Slaanesh.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:46 No.8084405
    you need to look for avalanche tracks
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:47 No.8084416

    "Long ago, the site was deliberately and systematically buried in a feat of labour every bit as remarkable as the stone carvings.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1157784/Do-mysterious-stones-mark-site-Garden-Eden.ht

    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:50 No.8084453
    weird dissapearances happen everywhere at sea, stop being a faggot. if i sectioned off an arbitrary triangle in some other section of ocean i'd rack up thousands of strange dissapearances over the years.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:50 No.8084455
    >>8084238 Oh gee, it's like I'm watching Faux News.

    Didn't read the Article obviously.

    The Daily Mail isn't so awful they make shit up. They just done love themselves some Hitler.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:55 No.8084511

    Necron Tomb
    >> Gateway !A0rZLfg4Oc 02/14/10(Sun)15:59 No.8084553
    Not a place, exactly, but still wicked interesting:

    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)15:59 No.8084560

    Also, do you know how to pronounce "Faux" ?

    Bad pun is bad.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)16:02 No.8084594
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)16:06 No.8084642
    Word up, bro. I too get mildly annoyed when Amerifags pronounce it like a drawn-out "fox".
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)16:24 No.8084818
    >>8084642 Get mildly annoyed when

    ...non amerifags slam amerifags while using amerifag slang.

    What ho, Chap!?
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)16:28 No.8084870
    Any plantation. Especially the ones where the wood hasn't been "restored."

    Especially at dusk.

    Especially without a tour group, which is damn near impossible.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)16:30 No.8084905

    Man, my accents all over the place. Rather the words I use are all over the place. I combine american slang chavspeak and upper crust brit into one unholy form.

    I actually speak like this. because I use them all ironically.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)16:36 No.8084991

    God damn what a horribly written article.
    Next time link to this:

    Also it's not spooky or mysterious in anyway, just really, really old.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)16:51 No.8085240

    >amerifag slang


    >ce n'est pas un homme intelligente.
    >> Azrael 02/14/10(Sun)17:03 No.8085445
    He was referring to the "word up, bro" part.

    You have no reading skills.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)18:10 No.8086473
    All you fags, plz gb2 /x/. Your foray in to my /tg/ has neither been pleasant nor productive. Fuck off.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)18:55 No.8087221

    A massive construction whose whole intent and purpose is to warn away future generations. Awesome.

    Reading more about this, I want to steal this idea and put it in a fantasy setting as a place where Elder Evils are entombed.

    Or maybe just a far-future setting in which humanity is recovering from a long dark age, and discovers a lost site of the Ancients.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)18:58 No.8087293
    >>8086473 Gathering inspiration from real/fictional/bullshit "supernatural/generally creepy places for our games? IM MY /TG/? YOU BEST GET BACK TO EDITION WARS NIGGAS
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)20:00 No.8088307
    Sadly, funding for the monoliths has since been cut. So it looks like we're going to have to build these things to old fashioned way. WITH SLAVES.

    Anyway, there is a mental hospital two blocks from my house. Built on the ruins of an older, abandoned mental hospital. Across the street from a community college, and kitty corner to an abandoned mansion.
    In my friend's upcoming WoD game, said mansion is the site of the Prince's court.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)20:24 No.8088651
    You know, in one of the published Shadowrun campaigns out there, you burn that place the fuck down. With all the poor people inside of it. Something akin to 4,000 dead, and you were right there at the cause.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)20:30 No.8088758
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)20:34 No.8088827
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    Long Description:
    The Yellow Fever Cemetery of Martin, Tennessee located at the corner of Hwy 45E and Lee Street. It contains approximately 300 graves.
    >> Frazer !!NNiZ5EzzZEM 02/14/10(Sun)20:38 No.8088890

    The funny thing about Kowloon is that the city remained a Chinese possession even when the New Territories of Hong Kong became British with the 1898 treaty. There's thus lots of potential there for espionage and skulduggery and other intrigue, not only horror.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)20:41 No.8088933
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    internal view of a cappodocian town.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)21:13 No.8089438
    imo most interesting place so far
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)21:15 No.8089463
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    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)21:19 No.8089512
    the 7 Gates Of Hell in York,PA

    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 02/14/10(Sun)21:21 No.8089531
    >ITT: Real-world locales that are just begging to appear in the World of Darkness.

    New Jersey
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)21:30 No.8089671
    This is fucking true. Science can explain this. It's something to do with the fear of abandonment. It's like you wake up one day and there is nobody there. Nobody. No matter what kind of fucked up fucker you are, your brain shut and you panick.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)21:37 No.8089748

    The Soviets clearly didn't use a FABULOUS opportunity.
    The sheer amount of trolling that could have happened here...

    Just bury a few radioisotopes in the hill.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)21:56 No.8090053
    Long thread is long.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)22:24 No.8090481
    That's my hometown. Nothing scary there except all the old people there, and the lack of booze.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)22:50 No.8090847
    Wow. This one freaked me out. We can only work for a world that never needs to discover this. But one can only dread a culture deciphering this. And their horrified reaction when this warning turns out to be true, unlike all out other warnings.
    >> Gateway !A0rZLfg4Oc 02/14/10(Sun)23:09 No.8091107
    Once again bumping this thread. Come on 24 hours!

    The Roanoke Colony on Roanoke Island in Dare County in present-day North Carolina was an enterprise financed and organized by Sir Walter Raleigh. It was carried out by Ralph Lane and Richard Grenville (Raleigh's cousin) in the late 16th century to establish a permanent English settlement in the Virginia Colony. Between 1585 and 1587, several groups attempted to establish a colony, but either abandoned the settlement or disappeared. The final group of colonists disappeared after three years elapsed without supplies from the Kingdom of England during the Anglo-Spanish War, leading to the continuing mystery known as "The Lost Colony".
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)23:11 No.8091133
    >lack of booze
    That IS frightening.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)23:15 No.8091182

    The only remaining sign was the word "Roanoke" carved into a tree. The fact that the nearby tribe of Indians suddenly acquired a bunch of new light-skinned members is probably unrelated.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)23:22 No.8091289
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    Its a Battlefield, 24/7

    Funny that there is no fighting in this pic
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)23:24 No.8091314
    Roanoke is small-time. Try Mayan Disappearances.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)23:40 No.8091610
    Is this thread oWoD or nWoD? 'Cause if it's oWoD, Croatan werewolf tribe.
    >> Anonymous 02/14/10(Sun)23:40 No.8091611
    You mean living right next to the Aztecs at the same time Smallpox had hit the new world?
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)00:10 No.8092070
    "From the Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut: [2]: On February 28th the Daily Mail published an article by Tom Cox, in which Prof. Dr. Klaus Schmidt, leader of the Göbekli Tepe excavations, is cited as follows: "Göbekli Tepe is a temple in Eden". On the basis of this, the author formulates several conclusions about the biblical paradise, Adam and Eve and other events connected to the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament. Several German- and Turkish-language newspapers and radio stations of german and turkish language have picked up on the contents of the article since its publication.
    "Tom Cox" or "Tom Knox" is a pseudonym of the British journalist Sean Thomas, who used the article to get publicity for his thriller "Genesis Secret", which is due to appear in March in English and simultaneously in German. Since Sean Thomas is using a falsified version of an interview with Klaus Schmidt made in fall 2006, he presents a distortion of the scientific work of the German Archaeological Institute.
    The German Archaeological Institute (DAI) distances itself from these statements and reserves the right to take legal action against further dissemination of the story in connection with the work of the DAI at Göbekli Tepe. Klaus Schmidt neither in an interview nor on any other occasion made the above mentioned statements."
    That's pretty clear, we shouldn't use the Daily Mail stuff. dougweller (talk) 09:22, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

    From the Talk page of the Wikipedia article.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)02:04 No.8093762

    Now; anybody with a casual knowledge of the history of graverobbing and archeology knows this is never going to work, big obvious warnings from the ancients not to disturb their shit only ever serve to attract people.
    >> Gateway !A0rZLfg4Oc 02/15/10(Mon)03:53 No.8094853
    Half-assed bump:

    The area surrounding Bubbly Creek was originally a wetland; during the 19th century, channels were dredged to increase the rate of flow into the Chicago River and dry out the area to increase the amount of buildable land in the fast-growing city. The South Fork became an open sewer for the local stockyards, especially the Union Stock Yards. Meatpackers dumped waste, such as blood and entrails, into the nearest river.[2] The creek received so much blood and offal that it began to bubble methane and hydrogen sulfide gas from the products of decomposition.[
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)05:16 No.8095705

    Mmmm, scary stuff as well. Comes out of nowhere, strikes the rich preferentially, and is characterized by intense paranioa followed by intense sweating and an irresistible urge to sleep.
    Only 2 copies of the primary work describing it remain in existence - under lock and key in the British museum.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)05:39 No.8095898
    And while we're on the topic of things undersea, how about Yonaguni?
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)06:29 No.8096299
    >Aztecs and Mayans lived near each other
    >Mayans were still there when Spaniards got to America
    you need a history lesson, son
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)08:07 No.8096987
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    Bump for the thread that should not die.


    It may not exactly be very WoD, but it's certainly very, very odd. An amazing little island, covered in life, a lot of which only exists there.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)08:10 No.8097013
    is this in the archive already?
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)08:16 No.8097057
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)09:26 No.8097752
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    Suisun Bay hosting the anchorage of the ghost or mothball fleet, a collection of U.S. Navy and merchant reserve ships, created in the period following World War II. Many of these ships were removed for sale as scrap metal during the 1990s, but over 80 ships still remain at anchor in the bay including the WWII battleship USS Iowa (BB-61)
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)09:27 No.8097769
    What's the story behind these, please?
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)09:35 No.8097844
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    Mittelwerk in Nordhausen

    - Nazi industrial bunker network
    - Concentration / Labor Camp
    - V2 Rocket assembly
    - Held by Red Army for 3 years before sealed
    - Opened in part to visitors in 1995
    - Mostly flooded
    - Secret connections to other mines in the area
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)09:41 No.8097891
    Google it. You have name of image, don't you?
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)09:42 No.8097904
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    Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

    Settled by Polynesian tribes when it was an isolated jungle island. Extensive volcanic underground and underwater tunnels. Ecological collapse within maybe 100 years. No trees = no boats + no food. Social regress, death cult, cannibalism. First European ships arrive when population is almost wiped out, bringing new diseases.

    If any backend of the world has fucked itself over again and again, it's Rapa Nui.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)09:47 No.8097939

    Holy shit it's a dwarf fortress!
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)09:47 No.8097944

    >Implying this isn't clearly an island gateway into the Shivering Isles, realm of the mad god Sheogorath.

    Am I the only person who saw this picture and thought this?
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 02/15/10(Mon)09:48 No.8097954
    Now that you mention it...OH GOD
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)09:57 No.8098030
    I remember something from like six years ago that I had heard about in high school from one of my conspiracy theorist friends...

    It might be utter tripe (probably is) but he would go on about the Denver International Airport.
    Not only is the airport filled with all kinds of absolutely mind-fucking artwork, the theory goes that the entire current Denver International Airport was built on top of the previous one, which was closed down, abandoned, and both figuratively and literally buried.
    The entire airport is still down there, dark and abandoned, filled with crazy horror shit or something.

    Someone from /x/ could probably elaborate on this more, I don't believe in this kind of hokey BS. My friend was kind of batshit insane.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)09:57 No.8098032
    Easter Island is probably one of the scariest things here. Because we know nearly every little detail.

    Truly, the greatest enemy of man is himself.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)10:00 No.8098057
    My hometown, Savannah Georgia for Geist. Most haunted city in the country and a delightfully fucked up history.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)10:01 No.8098068
    >Truly, the greatest enemy of man is himself.

    And climatic change, but thank god that that's a lie and never ever happens.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)10:04 No.8098092
    Hrup durp, yep.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)10:07 No.8098118
    Actually, man imported rodents eating the seeds and men chopping and burning the trees is what killed off the tree population, and ultimately the eco system on Easter Island.

    But climate change is always fun, so WTH....
    >> Schrödinger's Cat 02/15/10(Mon)10:08 No.8098126
    Yes, yes, yes.

    I heard about this too a few years ago, likewise from a conspiracy and ocult maniac friend.
    Supposedly the underground structures made people ill, nausea disorientation and so on. Something to do with them being 'wrong' was the term I heard used, that sounds were distorted and looking up made you feel like you were falling. There's also supposedly artwork depicting Voodoo and other Afrikan ritualistic magics that can cause great distress. I also recall him saying something about impalements or the feeling of being impaled.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)10:08 No.8098130

    It's certainly easier believing that people killed themselves rather than admitting that circumstances changed while they did not.
    It's a bit like comitting suicide just to make absolutely sure that you won't have to face that invisible dude in the sky.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)10:10 No.8098147

    Non-euclidean airports? Go figure.
    Sounds trippy.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)10:11 No.8098156
    This troll won't let go.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)10:13 No.8098168

    I actually didn't give a shit about the implied "Temple of Eden" stuff.

    The actual true information is far more interesting.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)10:14 No.8098173
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    I made this for /sci/ but you can have it too, anon.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)10:23 No.8098258
    I can recognize Pripyat when I see it.
    >> Marquis D'Mustache !kK24KJlRV. 02/15/10(Mon)10:40 No.8098423
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    I know their fake but a blast to make!

    trolling farmers 1976
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)10:44 No.8098473
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    >The Roswell UFO Incident was the alleged recovery of extra-terrestrial debris, including alien corpses, from an object which crashed near Roswell, New Mexico, USA, on or about July 8, 1947. Since the late 1970s the incident has been the subject of intense controversy and the subject of conspiracy theories as to the true nature of the object which crashed. The United States military maintains that what was actually recovered was debris from an experimental high-altitude surveillance balloon belonging to a classified program named "Mogul"; however, many UFO proponents maintain that in fact a crashed alien craft and bodies were recovered, and that the military then engaged in a cover-up.
    >> Anonymous Prime 02/15/10(Mon)10:45 No.8098476
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    Guy on /x/ posted these a year ago or so.

    Love elaborate Gothic cemeteries.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)10:45 No.8098477
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    Avebury here

    Stonehenge can choke on a dick
    >> Anonymous Prime 02/15/10(Mon)10:46 No.8098481
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    Wish I could remember where this was.
    >> Anonymous Prime 02/15/10(Mon)10:46 No.8098487
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    >> Anonymous Prime 02/15/10(Mon)10:47 No.8098496
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    >> Anonymous Prime 02/15/10(Mon)10:48 No.8098507
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    The place was crawling with cats most of the time.
    >> Anonymous Prime 02/15/10(Mon)10:49 No.8098533
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    Creepy weathered statues are a bonus too.
    >> Anonymous Prime 02/15/10(Mon)10:49 No.8098538
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    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)10:50 No.8098541
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    >Shortly after this, Boas claimed that he was joined in the room by another humanoid. This one, however, was female, very attractive, and naked. She was the same height as the other beings he had encountered, with a small, pointed chin and large, blue catlike eyes. The hair on her head was long and white (somewhat like platinum blonde) but her underarm and pubic hair were bright red. Boas said he was strongly attracted to the woman, and the two had sexual intercourse. During this act, Boas noted that the female did not kiss him but instead nipped him on the chin.
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    >> Anonymous Prime 02/15/10(Mon)10:51 No.8098563
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    Cats, fucking everywhere.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)10:52 No.8098572
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    >The alleged abduction, according to a variety of reports given by the pair in interviews over a period of time, began on the evening of September 19, 1961, when the Hills were driving back to Portsmouth from a vacation in Quebec. There were few other cars on the road as they traveled south. South of Groveton, New Hampshire, they claimed to have observed a bright point of light in the sky. While Barney navigated U.S. Route 3, Betty reasoned that she was observing a communication satellite and urged Barney to stop the car for a closer look and to walk their dog, Delsey. Worried about the presence of bears, Barney removed a pistol that he had in the trunk of the car.

    >Betty, whose sister had confided to her about having a flying saucer sighting several years earlier, observed the object through binoculars as it moved across the face of the moon flashing multicolored lights. Barney, who had not observed the craft, thought the light was a conventional aircraft.

    >The Hills claimed that they continued driving on the isolated road, moving very slowly so they could observe the object as it came even closer, which they said seemed to be moving in unison with the topography and dipped in front of the peaks and descended slowly in their direction. At one point the object appeared to land on top of Cannon Mountain, but quickly began moving again.
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    And one more to finish
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)10:53 No.8098584
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    >The Grinning Man is the name given to one or more mysterious figures that has become associated with various reports of paranormal activity. The Grinning Man is sometimes described as being an extraterrestrial, Men in Black or a hominid cryptid and was investigated by notable paranormal author John A. Keel and ufologist James Moseley. Arguably the best known Grinning Man was Indrid Cold, who appeared during the 1960s' Mothman sightings.
    >> Gateway !A0rZLfg4Oc 02/15/10(Mon)11:03 No.8098716
    The Original Spanish Kitchen was a restaurant on Beverly Boulevard in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, California that became the subject of an urban legend starting in the early 1960s.

    The restaurant, which opened in the mid-1940s, was a popular eating spot until September 1961, when the Original Spanish Kitchen closed for good. [1] What made the closing of the restaurant so unusual was the combination of its success and the fact that the building's contents were left totally intact for years afterward.

    Even after closing, the tables continued to be set with full place settings and the lunch counter fully stocked with coffeemakers and cooking utensils. The sudden closure of the restaurant gave rise to speculation and the subsequent urban legend that the owners, who lived in an apartment above the restaurant, were murdered at the hands of organized crime. The truth was more prosaic, according to a 1986 article in Tables magazine by reporter Don Ray. He determined that the owner had come down with Parkinson's Disease and the restaurant had been shuttered by his wife after she found that she was not up to the task of running it.
    >> not a place exactly, but discovered in greece Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)11:04 No.8098729
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    Antikythera Mechanism

    The mechanism is the oldest known complex scientific calculator. It contains many gears, and is sometimes called the first known analog computer, although its flawless manufacturing suggests that it may have had a number of predecessors during the Hellenistic Period which have not yet been discovered. It appears to be constructed upon theories of astronomy and mathematics developed by Greek astronomers and it is estimated that it was made around 150-100 BC.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)11:21 No.8098927

    I actually was talking about the parts of climatic change that had been edited out of the "man-made climatic catastroph"-scenario, like the medieval temperature high and the little ice age. Especially the little ice age which was only so unimportant as to cause the massive clash of nomad herders vs settled peasant in Africa. Just because Jared Diamond does not want to have anything above man mar his pretty little theory and you're inclined to believe him because of your own prejudice...well, suit yourself. I'm certain that you can stop earth by running hard and redirect clouds by sneezing loud or something too.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)11:43 No.8099224
    >It is impossible for anything humans do to have a lasting effect on this planet.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)11:56 No.8099361

    That thing is fucking awesome.
    Never ceases to amaze me.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)12:23 No.8099579
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    The Voynich manuscript is a mysterious, undeciphered illustrated book thought to have been written in the 15th or 16th century.[1] The author, script, and language of the manuscript remain unknown.

    Since its recorded existence, the Voynich manuscript has been the object of intense study by many professional and amateur cryptographers, including some top American and British codebreakers of World War II fame, all of whom failed to decrypt any portion of the text. This string of failures has turned the Voynich manuscript into a famous subject of historical cryptology, but it has also given weight to the theory that the book is simply an elaborate hoax—a meaningless sequence of arbitrary symbols.
    >> Anonymous 02/15/10(Mon)13:43 No.8100393
    The artwork is there, I used to fly in and out of Denver all the time. Most of it is barely noticeable though, unless you know what to look for. But the part that really gets me is how it is designed WRONG, and for no apparent reason.
    They used to have the details on Wikipedia, but it looks like some PR person changed the article and removed all the fun facts. Like the miles of unused underground tunnels, and why they decided to place a major international airport in an area of constant crosswinds.

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