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Old 10-23-2007, 05:43 AM   #46
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Nice tour you've taken us on...
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Old 10-23-2007, 06:01 AM   #47
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"Threads" is a good movie but even bleaker than the others. It's set in Britain and follows a couple generations of people after a nuclear war.

I'd actually like to see it again (haven't seen it in about 20 years), but I hear it's very hard to find on DVD.

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A friend pointed me to this movie on YouTube. It is there chopped up into parts, but the whole thing is there. Low tech effects but still has a strong emotion and message....

http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...&search=Search

hijack off... More abandoned stuff please...
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Old 10-23-2007, 06:57 AM   #48
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Great Report

Thanks for sharing this piece of history.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:41 AM   #49
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...found these last night cruising the net, very interesting article....

http://www.sevendaysvt.com/features/...ombs-away.html

cool pics and actual site coordinates here....

http://asuwlink.uwyo.edu/~jimkirk/atlas.html

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Old 10-23-2007, 07:54 AM   #50
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Cool stuff......good report and a graphic reminder of our somewhat scary cold war history.

It would seem there are many of these sites......

http://www.missilebases.com/
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:52 PM   #51
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Sorry to dig this up but that was AWESOME!!!

I was getting this really enthralled/horrified feeling when you moved into the silo. Massive, rusted structures just have an effect on me

Why was it underwater? Did it just fill up with rain or did the .gov flood it?
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:26 PM   #52
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Amazing pics, thanks for taking us there with you.

Cheers,

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Old 11-14-2007, 03:42 AM   #53
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Sorry to dig this up but that was AWESOME!!!

I was getting this really enthralled/horrified feeling when you moved into the silo. Massive, rusted structures just have an effect on me

Why was it underwater? Did it just fill up with rain or did the .gov flood it?
Over 30 years it just slowly filled up with water.
Of the 12 silo that were built, this was the only one that was partially "above" the water table. All the others are flooded.
There is another silo that is being renovated.

Linky: http://www.killerjeanne.com/

As you can see, it needs a lot of work.

Glad you enjoyed "going there".
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:44 AM   #54
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oh man, how did i miss this thread?

and you didn't even have to go offroad.
next time you go see nuclear weapons sites you gotta take me with you
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:26 AM   #55
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Seeing this silo was definitely one of the coolest experiences of my life. The only problem is that I now want one of my own so badly it hurts.

As it happens, I got an update email from Alex yesterday. He's back home in Australia now, but made a lot of progress while he was here -- including acquiring the hydraulic rams for raising and lowering the silo doors!

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Old 11-14-2007, 09:06 AM   #56
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:42 AM   #57
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Nice ride rpt

Gr8 report Mark....also good to see the mysterious Honda actually exists never seen you on anything but the Triumph
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:31 AM   #58
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You mentioned Level 7

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Level_7

A really chilling book about...... Level 7. Sorry, not sure if it ever got made into a movie.

Great report - WOW!
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:43 PM   #59
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Does that ever bring back memories! When I was in high school near Hutchinson Kansas back in the mid 70s we used to drop acid and go to the missile silo near McPherson. The LCC had about a foot of water in the corridors but ladders/junk had been laid out to form walkways. We would go down to the silo and throw gallon Molotov cocktails out into the void. A good heave would have them smashing into the wall down near the water line. The gas burning on the water would light up the silo in a particularly eerie fashion.

A fellow miscreant, Woody, and I took our dogs up there one time and my dog, a white German shepherd named Snow (only an idiot gives a dog a name that rhymes with "no"), was sensible enough not to go down with us. As we were coming back up we heard this eerie other-worldly moan echoing through the LCC. We looked at each other like "I know we're tripping our balls off, but what the hell is that?!?!" As we cautiously approached the entrance we saw Snow standing there letting out the low howl that sounded so unreal as it echoed down through the LCC.
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:20 PM   #60
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Awesome.

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