Urban Explorers Share Their Biggest 'F*** This, I'm Out' Experience While Exploring An Abandoned Building
It's as if nobody has ever watched the Halloween or Freddy horror franchises. You NEVER go into the abandoned house or building in your neighborhood. You especially steer clear if the place has a history of mayhem and murder. The darkness in the corners of those abandoned buildings still has evil. I know of what I speak. Why do we feel so tempted to explore the darkest, possibly most dangerous places? People need better hobbies. Ghosts are real and serial killers are lurking.... spread the word.Redditor u/Inertia_Comrade wanted to hear about the times when some people found themselves in the middle of a little too much adventure by asking.... People who like to explore abandoned buildings. What was the biggest "f**k this, I'm out" moment you had while exploring?
A Warning<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTAxMjMyMy9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1MTAzNzQzN30.pjX5r_ajSlN69sjGSxlK2jfPSDovemUDuUlWam6FkMQ/img.gif?width=980" id="8f4c0" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="5822c880b04491d586b67c2ae676caa4" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="270" />Im Out GIF by The BachelorGiphy<p>Well, a homeless guy with a knife said I shouldn't be here, I agreed. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kk4ph0/people_who_like_to_explore_abandoned_buildings/gh0z81h?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">OreoCrustedSausage</a><span></span></p>
In Pitch Black<p>A group of us went into an old abandoned care home. (We got in legally). It was pitch black and I mean the type of darkness where you cannot see you hand in front of your face even when you let your eyes adjust. Fortunately we had a few light sources with us. After walking around and finding copious amounts of evidence that there was squatters staying there (not at the time of our arrival thank god). </p>
"prove my story"<p>Broke into an abandoned house in the village I grew up in in England back when I was a teenager, maybe 15 year ago now.</p><p>Was with a couple friends but broke off by myself and ventured upstairs, when I turned at the top of the stairs I saw a figure standing in the darkness just staring at me.</p>
The Vapors<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTAxMjc5OC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0MjQ5Mjc0N30.ON4xvmec4E96YGAyyM7WjwaYn6Q4KtpeX5iC1urC3VQ/img.gif?width=980" id="6ce35" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="e0204a2c446cc0f24415d1e1f66cd0ee" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="270" />dickanddom indabungalow GIF by CBBCGiphy<p>Found a bottle of some liquid in an abandoned drive in theatre building. Knocked it over and the concrete starting smoking and we got nosebleeds instantly. Still no clue what it was but we got the hell out. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kk4ph0/people_who_like_to_explore_abandoned_buildings/gh0wbxr?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Alert_Discipline_213</a></p>
When Trespassing....<p>I used to walk around an abandoned building near a forest which was initially a child hospital in the 70s, a refugee housing in the 90s and a language school for Chinese students till 2007. Since then it's abandoned. The students left quite suddenly, so I found diaries, certificates and even food. It was interesting since the place was not vandalized at that time. Once I was inside the building again when I realized someone else was walking upstairs. </p>
Got you on Camera<p>Late to the party but used to work for a guy renovating houses. He'd buy dumps for like 5 to 10 thousand that had been abandoned for years, we'd fix them up, and he'd rent the houses out. His daughter would go to houses to take pictures after he bought them since he'd buy a lot of them site unseen because they were so cheap.</p>
In the Chapel....<p>Several years ago, a man was murdered in the city I was working in and parts of his body were turning up at various locations. I think his hand and foot had been found and a week had passed. I'm an architectural designer and I was surveying an abandoned chapel that was slated to be renovated into condos. It was apparent that homeless people had been squatting in the chapel but I wasn't sure how recently they had been there. When I went into the basement though, it was clear someone was either there or had just left based on the smell. </p>
finding the dead.....<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTAxMzAxMy9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1MTI3OTYxNn0.Jwxb4st40u2uClsPD-mJnMcSxaSOrgfeGiy25gOX-_A/img.gif?width=980" id="4848f" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="26f2500b92b7168bb739ee4dd86dc5af" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="480" />schitts creek no GIF by CBCGiphy<p>Found a dead deer on top of an old grain mill. All of the stairs were removed so people couldn't climb them. Getting up there is hard enough without carrying a deer carcass on your shoulders. I think about it all the time lol. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kk4ph0/people_who_like_to_explore_abandoned_buildings/gh10c1h?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ericshmurda</a><span></span></p>
I can Explain....<p>Got busted by a soldier who told me, rather calmly, that the spot was used for training with real bullets and that I'd better get out of here before he drags my butt to the cops.</p><p>The guy was really nice, took the time to explain why it was dangerous, and send me on my way. I didn't insist</p><p>Weirdest part is we explored for one or two hours before getting busted and met no one. We weren't hiding or anything. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kk4ph0/people_who_like_to_explore_abandoned_buildings/gh0yfse?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Dahns</a></p>
Piggy? Is that You?<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTAxMzI5OC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1NjI1MjExMH0.Y5wnlFDh_cJqi9RKPGOqvoPtLK7Zm2LJXQPlByJ6p0Q/img.gif?width=980" id="d7f40" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="559abd6a7f5a8263de7074b69aa33f2f" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="370" data-height="208" />scene ms GIFGiphy<p>Found what looked like the remains of a pig and it was wearing lingerie. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kk4ph0/people_who_like_to_explore_abandoned_buildings/gh0ruew?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">BumBustingGreek</a></p>
Danvers<p>Danvers State Mental hospital. Stumbling across an overgrown graveyard full of tiny little headstones with nothing but patient numbers - no names, no dates. The overwhelming inhumanity that all of those nameless graves represented hit me at once. I'm not easily frightened, and exploring an abandoned mental institution in the middle of the night had been an exciting adventure until that discovery. Even then, I wasn't afraid. Deeply saddened and nauseated, I lost my curiosity. I felt ashamed to be intruding on a space that had seen levels of human cruelty and suffering far beyond what I could ever imagine so I left and never went back. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kk4ph0/people_who_like_to_explore_abandoned_buildings/gh1cakt?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank"> logcabinfarmgirl</a><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/logcabinfarmgirl/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"></a><span></span></p>
Abandon the plan...<p>Exploring an abandoned prison part of the ceiling collapsed. It didn't hit me but it was close enough to knock me over. I fell on an old needle. I got tested to make sure I didn't get anything from it but it scared me enough to stay away from abandoned buildings to this day. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kk4ph0/people_who_like_to_explore_abandoned_buildings/gh0v1yf?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">stopfelnolm</a><span></span></p>
The Squatter<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTUzODc0NS9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYyNjM5NjE5NH0.qCCxJmVaXFmdOiu2c9gQQfrLUGAwXC8wsUBWZTdzwb8/img.gif?width=980" id="eb87b" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="46339dec28fe801e842bf5e193fb24a6" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="300" data-height="150" />Scared Asustad GIFGiphy<p>My friends and I went into the Gibraltar Mansion in Wilmington, DE. It was cool until we came across a room with and older man squatting in it. He was terrified of us and we felt pretty horrible, so we left after apologizing.</p><p><strong><em>Edit:</em></strong> Squatting is a term meaning living somewhere illegally. The confusion this caused is absolutely hilarious though. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kk4ph0/people_who_like_to_explore_abandoned_buildings/gh0qyt0?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">pierremanslappy</a></p>
In the Coffin<p>There was a coffin, a real coffin. We were in an abandoned factory that some rich family had owned, and there was this one room with a bunch of personal stuff, letters from the fifties, furniture, old photographs, clothes, even booze, like someone's home had been put in there. In the middle of it all a coffin. I swear. The room was gloomy, it was a late summer afternoon, no power and we didn't have flashlights. </p>
Exploring can be an Issue...<p>Exploring an abandoned manor with some friends. We had been drinking and thought it would be cool. The ground floor entrances were covered with bricks so we had to enter through the first floor (~8 ft height) using an improvised ladder made of old trash and wood pieces. It was quite unstable and hard to climb and we were 5 or 6 people. Being the only way out, and knowing how slow it was, I was on edge the whole time. </p>
Into the Woods<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTUzODc0OS9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0Njc5NzczMX0.uwP4JVgMeMpm_180aXmfCl_VrsAZmEVWLI5bktiSkJ8/img.gif?width=980" id="633ca" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="6ac7d3888363b53477f668e30d1f12de" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="400" data-height="275" />revenge running GIF by HULUGiphy<p>As 12 year old kids, we were exploring the woods as kids do. </p>
Bats Away<p>Wow, I can't believe I have a place to tell this story. When I was in middle school we went upstate in the summer. There was an abandoned house in the woods we explored. Top floor was pretty pristine - the beds were made and drawers/closets shut with stuff neatly arranged inside. There were bats.</p>
Center of the City<p>There's a big abandoned factory near the center of our city that teens regularly visit. My friend was telling me a story about how she and a group of friends were walking around the ground floor (almost pitch black in places) when they saw a lone chair in the middle of a big room. </p>
Cursed<p>Exploring an old trailer that had been left abandoned for years, I found a little stone statue of Jesus at the base of a large, dead tree. I squat down and touched it, causing it to instantly crumble from the pressure. Felt like I'd activated some ancient curse. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kk4ph0/people_who_like_to_explore_abandoned_buildings/gh1cxsd?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The_MSPainter</a><span></span></p>
Teenagers<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTUzODc1MC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0NjU4MjcxMX0.8nxPtz5dd3fJz5uNaCkzCYPHh-NmIMdhvTDzMysVtqY/img.gif?width=980" id="e3b31" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="b2c804e5cf56838070383d1864bec241" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="240" />texting teenagers GIF by A24Giphy<p>Used to break into this old abandoned children's hospital with some friends when we were teens.</p><p>One time (I think perhaps the last time) there was a fresh, child-sized hand print in the dust on a wall, and what seemed like blood droplets/spray nearby. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kk4ph0/people_who_like_to_explore_abandoned_buildings/gh0vlov?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">JARlaah</a><span></span></p>
Teenagers living in small towns without a ton to do all share one distinct quality: they love abandoned buildings.
16-year-old punks also carry another key trait. They are bold as hell. Combine those two and scary things will come their way.