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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The Inside Of This Abandoned Asylum Is Just As Unsettling As You’d Expect

Most people wouldn’t feel comfortable wandering around an abandoned mental asylum. Horror movies have taught us that it’s never a good idea!

The photographer behind Freaktography, however, isn’t just anybody. He toes the line between totally creepy and hauntingly beautiful all the time. And this photo set from Buffalo, New York, is no exception…

Armed with nothing more than a camera, Freaktography ventured into the Buffalo State Asylum in New York. The facility had been abandoned since the mid-1970s.

The series of buildings is now considered a historic landmark known as the “Richardson Olmsted Complex.” There are plans to turn it into a resort and conference center, but renovations are far from over.

In fact, much of Buffalo State Asylum has been untouched for over 40 years.

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As a result, dust, decay, and (most likely) rats have taken over.

At one time, patients were segregated by sex. Males lived on the east side of the facility, while females were located on the west.

There was also a children’s ward. A deteriorating picture of Lucy and Charlie Brown can still be seen on the walls.

Freaktography didn’t run across any ghosts or evil spirits, but he did find this unsettling skeleton.

He also explored the labyrinth of tunnels under the facility, which staff once used to move from place to place.

The hospital even had its very own barber shop. It’s wild to think that no one has sat in this chair for more than four decades.

There’s no telling when (or if) the facility will be fully renovated. Clearly, a ton of work would have to be done to get this place up and running again. Not to mention, there’s always the chance of stirring up angry spirits!

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These photos are an incredible look at a space that most people would never see, but they are only a taste of what Freaktography has to offer.

To see more, check out his website, Facebook, or Instagram.

What about you? Would you go wandering around an abandoned mental asylum? Let us know in the comments! Personally, I’ll stick to looking at the pictures.

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