There are things you see in movies that you would never do in real life. Near the top of that list might be exploring dark, creepy, and abandoned places. That’s exactly what these friends decided to do.
Last week, a group of friends thought it would be a good idea to explore an abandoned Titan I Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) silo in the Colorado countryside. To say these pictures are creepy is a vast understatement. Just wait until you see the “hydraulic fluid” they found.
The Russian writing on/near the doors may indicate that this isn’t a Titan silo but a Russian one.
Here are the friends approaching the entrance to the silo. This is already getting creepy.
The Titan I ICMB was an important player in the early Cold War. It was capable of delivering a nuclear payload anywhere in the world.
Because of the age of the silo, everyone had to wear masks to keep from breathing in asbestos.
Entering the silo. Talk about creepy. This would be about the time I turned around and went home.
Setting off down a long, creepy tunnel.
Inside the main chamber.
The floors, and walkways were accidents waiting to happen. Many of them were falling apart or missing grates.
Not to mention they were all pretty rusty.
Descending further into the silo.
All they had with them were these flashlights. Otherwise it was just pitch black down there.
Some old machinery, maybe used for absorbing the vibrations of the generators.
This creepy, dark figure was painted in multiple places throughout the silo.
Something is watching you.
More of thecreepy shadow creature.
Another shadow creature. This one was painted on with fluorescent paint for the eyes.
The walls were covered in graffiti on the main level.
Some of it was actually quite good.
Others were just downright freaky looking.
Who would come down here into the darkness just to graffiti the walls?
Finding this in the darkness would absolutely scare me for life.
At this point, navigating the treacherous walkways was even more dangerous. Below here was flood water about 20 feet deep.
Someone apparently tried to navigate the water with an inflatable raft.
At one point, they came across this. It looks like blood at first, but turns out it was just hydraulic fluid. Or at least that’s what we all hope it was.
That last section was really similar to what one man found in an abandoned German bunker… Inside were doors like you would find in a bank vault seemed to be torn from their hinges.
They were heavy and covered in letters that were difficult to decipher.
Pointing to an exit.
Possibly connected to the periscope pipes?
As they went further down, the bunker became more and more decayed.
This is the series of heavy vault doors anyone would need to pass to get through here.
“Hello, Satan, I love you.”
The corridors smelled of disgusting sewage.
The bottom levels were not holding up so well.
Some of the major hallways and rooms were flooded.
It just added to the creepiness factor.
This pile of trash, in the dark, looked like a man sitting and waiting for them…
Another impassable, strange corridor.
The “great hall,” one of the biggest rooms they discovered.
In the middle was a strange machine…
Random gloves, left in the great hall.
Some ghoul or ghost forgot their shoe.
A hatch, but leading where?
A growth on top of a deep, deep cavern.
Anyway, back to the Silo… they came across this hatch. It was about 50 feet to the surface. So they decided to make their escape.
Looking back down into the silo.
This is where the escape hatch let out. It was an open field that was pretty much in the middle of nowhere.
Here is one the silo doors. Luckily they never had to open for anything.
Looking back at the silo from the other side.
This could have very easily turned into the true story for a very creepy horror movie. Luckily, no one was hurt and nothing too creepy happened. I just hope that it was just hydraulic fluid. Either way, I don’t think I’ll be visiting this part of Colorado anytime soon.