Some Friends Explored an Abandoned Missile Silo. What They Found is Nightmarish.

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.

Here are the friends approaching the entrance to the silo. This is already getting creepy.

Here are the friends approaching the entrance to the silo. This is already getting creepy. Imgur

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.

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. Imgur

Because of the age of the silo, everyone had to wear masks to keep from breathing in asbestos.

Because of the age of the silo, everyone had to wear masks to keep from breathing in asbestos. Imgur

Entering the silo. Talk about creepy. This would be about the time I turned around and went home.

Entering the silo. Talk about creepy. This would be about the time I turned around and went home. Imgur

Setting off down a long, creepy tunnel.

Setting off down a long, creepy tunnel. Imgur

Inside the main chamber.

Inside the main chamber. Imgur

The floors, and walkways were accidents waiting to happen. Many of them were falling apart or missing grates.

The floors, and walkways were accidents waiting to happen. Many of them were falling apart or missing grates. Imgur

Not to mention they were all pretty rusty.

Not to mention they were all pretty rusty. Imgur Imgur

Descending further into the silo.

Descending further into the silo. Imgur

All they had with them were these flashlights. Otherwise it was just pitch black down there.

All they had with them were these flashlights. Otherwise it was just pitch black down there. Imgur

Some old machinery, maybe used for absorbing the vibrations of the generators.

Some old machinery, maybe used for absorbing the vibrations of the generators. Imgur

This creepy, dark figure was painted in multiple places throughout the silo.

This creepy, dark figure was painted in multiple places throughout the silo. Imgur

Something is watching you.

Something is watching you. Imgur

More of the creepy shadow creature.

More of the  creepy shadow creature. Imgur

Another shadow creature. This one was painted on with fluorescent paint for the eyes.

Another shadow creature. This one was painted on with fluorescent paint for the eyes. Imgur

The walls were covered in graffiti on the main level.

The walls were covered in graffiti on the main level. Imgur

Some of it was actually quite good.

Some of it was actually quite good. Imgur

Others were just downright freaky looking.

Others were just downright freaky looking. Imgur

Who would come down here into the darkness just to graffiti the walls?

Who would come down here into the darkness just to graffiti the walls? Imgur

Disturbing…

Disturbing... Imgur Imgur

Finding this in the darkness would absolutely scare me for life.

Finding this in the darkness would absolutely scare me for life. Imgur

At this point, navigating the treacherous walkways was even more dangerous. Below here was flood water about 20 feet deep.

At this point, navigating the treacherous walkways was even more dangerous. Below here was flood water about 20 feet deep. Imgur

Someone apparently tried to navigate the water with an inflatable raft.

Someone apparently tried to navigate the water with an inflatable raft. Imgur

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.

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. Imgur

Then they came across this hatch. It was about 50 feet to the surface. So they decided to make their escape.

Then they came across this hatch. It was about 50 feet to the surface. So they decided to make their escape. Imgur

Looking back down into the silo.

Looking back down into the silo. Imgur

Almost there.

Almost there. Imgur

This is where the escape hatch let out. It was an open field that was pretty much in the middle of nowhere.

This is where the escape hatch let out. It was an open field that was pretty much in the middle of nowhere. Imgur

Here is one the silo doors. Luckily they never had to open for anything.

Here is one the silo doors. Luckily they never had to open for anything. Imgur

Looking back at the silo from the other side.

Looking back at the silo from the other side. Imgur

H/T: Imgur

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. 

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Elias Holloway Pop Locks his way into SYTYCD 5 Audition with brother Enich

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Great pop locking moves here from brothers Elias, (18) and Enich, (16) Holloway of Sante Fe, NM. Unfortunately, Elias didn’t make the cut for Vegas as he struggles a bit in the choreography round. Judges said he needs more training but urges Elias to train more in other areas and come back to audition next time!

Dance Song: “Techno Rock” by Heiko And Maiko


Does Same-Sex Ballroom Dancing “Alienate” You? Nigel Lythgoe Thinks so… then Apologizes! Watch the Controversial Audition!

Misha Belfer and Mitchel Kibel, both 26 yo from Denver, CO
Misha Belfer and Mitchel Kibel, both 26 yo from Denver, CO

Nigel Lythgoe Tweets this earlier today:

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and sends an official apology statement through the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD):

So You Think You Can Dance Judge Nigel Lythgoe Issues Apology

May 23, 2009 – On May 22, GLAAD released a Call to Action in response to remarks made the night before by judge Nigel Lythgoe on the popular reality competition show So You Think You Can Dance. Today, GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano and Senior Director of Media Programs Rashad Robinson spoke with Mr. Lythgoe. He expressed his apology over his misuse of words and released this official statement:

“I sincerely regret the fact that I have upset people with the poor word choices and comments I made both during the taping of the ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ audition and on my personal status update. I am not homophobic and it was extremely upsetting for me to be classed as such.

I have been forthright and consistent with my opinion, as a judge, that professional male dancers should move with strength and agility — like Gene Kelly and Rudolph Nureyev. I now realize how this could be misconstrued.

I have been a dancer, and involved in the dance world, for nearly 50 years. Professionally and personally, I believe the sexual orientation of an auditioner or contestant is irrelevant. All that said, the fact that I have unintentionally upset people is distressing to me and it is obvious I have made mistakes that I must learn from. I trust that my humor will be more sensitive and mindful moving forward.”

Nigel Lythgoe, judge and executive producer, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

“We certainly appreciate the dialogue, and the opportunity for Nigel to help further educate people about how words and images matter,” said Giuliano. “His sincere words are appreciated, and we look forward to words, images and representations of the LGBT community on So You Think You Can Dance that will be fair, accurate and inclusive in the future.”

Kayla Radomski “Blackbird” By Dionne Farris SYTYCD 5 Audition Video

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Kayla Radomski 18 from Aurora. CO interpreting Dionne Farris’ acoustic version of the Beatles original “BlackBird” included on the CD album Wild Seed- Wild Flower.

Brandon Bryant and Natalie Reid So You Think You can Dance 5 Audition Videos

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UPDATE: Natalie Reid was cut! C’mmon! and at a jazz routine where Sonya Tayeh proudly asked Natalie and Brandon Bryant to dance the choreography and show everyone else how it is done. The couple were used as example and yet in the final performance, the judges didn’t like Natalie’s dance. Read more here.

Natalie Reid, 23 | Seattle, WA
Dance Song: “Breakdown More” by Eric Hutchinson

Brandon Bryant, 19 | Miami, Florida

Dancing to “O Fortuna” (From Carmina Burana) by Carl Orff, a powerful song that builds up in tempo and heighten ones emotions, Brandon so moved Mary Murphy that the latter couldn’t help but cry in admiration…

5/21 So You Think You Can Dance Season 5 Opens 2-hour Show with Brooklyn and Denver Auditions

Season 5 of the Summer’s hottest show- So You Think You can Dance is here! The whole gang is back! After bearing with Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) and Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars) for weeks and weeks, Cat Deely’s presence on TV is a pleasant change. She is always full of sunshine and delightful to watch. We can’t wait when she introduces the “jidges.”

Opening up the season, the two-hour show featured auditions held in Brooklyn, New York and Denver, Colorado.

“Nasty Nigel” is his old self. We’re almost positive SYTYCD just lost a good number of viewers upon hearing Nigel Lythgoe’s homophobic comments when two male dancers auditioned together as same-sex partners and have them do choreography to see them perform with female partners. He said that the same-sex partnering would “alienate” the audience. We think Nigel’s comment just alienated the viewers! In the end, after the choreography round, the two didn’t make the cut. (UPDATE on the “homophobia issue” here and the audition video)

Mary Murphy didn’t disappoint when she kicked off the show with her irritatingly loud scream from hell. Guest judges Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo are a couple to watch sharing their inputs in the New York auditions. They have done some really great choreography in Season 4; the most memorable dances were Katee Shean and Joshua Allen’s “No Air” and Mark Kanemura and Chelsie Hightower’s “Bleeding Love.”

photo credit: fox.com/dance
photo credit: fox.com/dance

Sonya Tayeh who was first introduced last season joined Nigel and Mary as guest judge in the Denver auditions at the second half of the show. She left a lasting impression for her jazz choreography of “The Garden” danced by Mark Kanemura and Courtney Galiano. Sonya seemed genuinely impressed with all the contemporary dancers who auditioned and couldn’t quite contain her excitement and awe. (Watch a clip of her first judging stint here.)

gabirojas_sytycdUnfortunately for us, we barely saw any of it as Fox is doing their fast forward thing again- showing quick montages of those who got in and holding back names and faces, yet spend a minute or two to highlight certain people with back stories.

Standouts in the New York and Denver auditions we got to see were amazing.

Gabi Rojas, 24 from Albuquerque NM is someone to watch out for. She received a standing ovation from most of the people inside the theater and from the judges after her audition dance. “If you are not in this year’s top 20, I’ll be surprised. One of the best auditions I’ve seen in five years,” says Nigel. (Watch audition video here)

brandon_natalieThere’s Natalie Reid, 23 from Seattle, WA who came so close last year to getting into the top 20 where it was between her and roommate Katee Shean and the judges eventually picked Katee after a dramatic split decision vote. Sonya Tayeh was left nearly breathless and speechless after Natalie’s audition performance. “Everything was so right. I’m dying… I’m your biggest fan. Your movement was so real… so sincere, didn’t want it to end. You’re really something to see. I hope you make it all the way,” explains Sonya to the misty-eyed Natalie. (Watch audition video here)

Then there’s Brandon Bryant, 19 of Miami, FL who had a similar fate getting the cut last season for a spot in the top 20 in favor of breakdancer Gev Manoukian. He danced so beautifully that Mary was in tears after the performance. And heck, she still gave out that horrific scream! “I have to say I have the greatest job in the whole world, to be able to sit some days and witness something I could never do in a million years. It’s just fabulous to see… technique, artistry, use of stage, intent, commitment. If you don’t make it to the top 20, I think I’ll just die this year,” Mary says tearfully. (Watch audition video here)

We definitely want to see these three make it to the top 20! Special mention goes out to Arielle Taylor, Nobuya Nagahama and Kellen Stancil.

Sample of the Mary Murphy Scream