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Friends Explored A Cold War Missile Silo, Discovering The Creepiest Things

During the height of the Cold War, America spent billions of dollars putting missile silos around the country. There were constant rumors about which silos were real (and not just dummy silos), what went on in the silos, and where each silo was placed.

Since the end of the Cold War, many silos fell into disrepair and were abandoned to the elements (without the rockets, of course). This eventually afforded the public the chance to go into the past and see where the greatest agents of death once slumbered.

Recently, a group of friends ventured into an abandoned missile silo near Roswell, New Mexico. What they found changed their lives forever.

The entrance of the silo was once covered with this metal plate, which was pried open by previous visitors.

The entrance of the silo was once covered with this metal plate, which was pried open by previous visitors.

There wasn”t much lit inside, but there were countless black widow spiders lying in wait.

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Gliding past the spiders, the friends headed for the stairs, relying solely on the lights of their camera.

Gliding past the spiders, the friends headed for the stairs, relying solely on the lights of their camera.

Wherever they went in the silo, they found creepy, strange, black paintings like this one.

Wherever they went in the silo, they found creepy, strange, black paintings like this one.

They eventually found the blast door. However, upon review, it was clear that someone had been here first…with a plasma torch.

They eventually found the blast door. However, upon review, it was clear that someone had been here first...with a plasma torch.

They found more graffiti inside, which some believe comes from the 1980s.

They found more graffiti inside, which some believe comes from the 1980s.

Arrows leading the way to control rooms.

Arrows leading the way to control rooms.

It was here where they found the most interesting thing of all…

It was here where they found the most interesting thing of all...

“In the control rooms, there were old plumbing fittings in the floor, as well as broken down wooden walls with carpeting,” according to the explorers. “In the wooden floors, there were holes labeled “HELL.” These holes had grey and black mulch and smelled like rotting flesh. Also in the control room was a massive cement cone pointing downwards. The sign on it read “40 tons of sand. Release in case of emergency!” If there was ever a problem down there, the scientists were trained to release the sand into the silo and climb the hatch where the mass of sand used to be. The cone is still filled with sand from the surface, but we haven”t found the release lever…yet.”

As they left the control room, the explorers moved throughout the silo, continuing to find interesting “art.”

As they left the control room, the explorers moved throughout the silo, continuing to find interesting

They went through more blast doors…

They went through more blast doors...

Until they finally had enough. The group left using the same staircase…and found a parting message.

Until they finally had enough. The group left using the same staircase...and found  a parting message.

(via Reddit)

Creeeeeeepy doesn”t even begin to describe this discovery. I now know where I”m definitely not going when I visit New Mexico again.