This Abandoned Facility Was Once Home To Weapons Capable Of World Destruction

In movies, we often see men in suits pushing the “red button” that launches a missile at an enemy nation, but rarely does the camera show us the facility where the missile was launched from.

Urban explorer Jim Sullivan managed to sneak his way into an abandoned Titan I ICBM missile complex in Colorado.

And he took some pretty eerie, but interesting, pictures. ?

At one point this facility was state of the art…

But now, it looks as if it’s from an alternate universe where the Cold War erupted into a nuclear street fight.

This is a map of a typical Titan launch complex.

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In recent years, the Titans have all been decommissioned.

They were replaced by what is currently the only land-based intercontinental ballistic missile, the LGM-30 Minuteman.

There are about 450 LGM-30 Minuteman silos hidden in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

Hopefully, the Minuteman silos are in much better shape.

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And, of course, an urban exploration journey wouldn’t be complete without an eerie shot of a black silhouette hiding in the corridors…

To see more of the abandoned places Jim explores, check out his website!

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This Photographer Did A Father-Daughter Photoshoot…And It’s Entirely Creepy

Have you ever wondered would be like after the collapse of civilization? Personally, it’s something I try not to think about. However, urban explorer and photographer Freaktography isn’t like me. For his most recent series, Freaktography grabbed a pair of old-style gas masks and brought his daughter to an abandoned building.

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There, the two attempted to imagine what life without all the trappings of modern civilization might look like.

“After a devastating nuclear fallout, this father and daughter waited three years before emerging from their underground fallout shelter only to find wide-scale destruction, carnage, and death.”

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“Now it’s time to figure out where to start, scavenge for food, and learn how to live in the new post-apocalyptic world. Today, they navigate room to room searching for any belongings from life before the fallout. The little girl has already found her stuffed doll.”

“Still too unsafe to venture outside, our post-apocalyptic father and daughter are stuck inside. The only entertainment they have is each other and whatever items were left over. Dad discovered a heap of old newspapers. The edition he reads today ironically reads ‘Fresh Air Is Free,’ while the young girl becomes closer with her stuffed toy doll.”

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“When you’re stuck in the same room all day after a nuclear fallout, there is only so much to do. The father and daughter, after scavenging what they could, were able to locate three cards, a white blanket, a stuffed doll, and a stale can of Budweiser.

 So they invented their own card game, anything to keep the girl’s mind off of what was really happening outside.”

“Despite the wide-scale destruction, regardless of the damage, death and shutdown of life as it had been known, life must go on.

The little girl will be taught just as she would have been in life before the fallout. She will learn history, she will learn to read and to write, she will learn survival skills, and she will learn science.

 It’s not known how many have survived, but this father knows that his little girl, having survived the fallout and three years in a shelter, is the key to the future and life carrying on in the new world.”

(source: Freaktography)

For more photos like these, be sure to visit Freaktography’s website. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/post-apocalyptic-life/