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There are a lot of abandoned places in my area. And I've been wondering, has it ever occurred to someone to actually go and live in one of these abandoned places?

My favorite place so far would be this:



think about getting a boat and just calling yourself the new governor
Are there any laws that don't allow people to live/attend just abandoned places that aren't owned by anybody?
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There has been one off the UK for a while. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Sealand


I did not know about that, thats interesting

I like abandoned things because im weird, if you do to ts then you should check out reddit /r/abandonedporn. its pretty cool

I dunno about the law, but I dont think anybody would care about you living in a place that was clearly abandoned
#4
Probably owned by the state, and I think it might be illegal to claim a part of your country as independent.

But yeah, that first pic. I'd give it a go.
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I did not know about that, thats interesting

I like abandoned things because im weird, if you do to ts then you should check out reddit /r/abandonedporn. its pretty cool

I dunno about the law, but I dont think anybody would care about you living in a place that was clearly abandoned

Thanks for the reddit link I'll check it out.

My entire life, I've been hunting down abandoned places. mainly factories and subway tunnels. I don't know if that's ok or weird or whatever but I feel like there's a purpose behind it or something that has triggered that striving for abandoned places
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Thanks for the reddit link I'll check it out.

My entire life, I've been hunting down abandoned places. mainly factories and subway tunnels. I don't know if that's ok or weird or whatever but I feel like there's a purpose behind it or something that has triggered that striving for abandoned places


I know how you feel actually, I like it too. A few years ago me and my friend found a load of abandoned farming equipment and animal pens and stuff in a forest next to a farmers field. I thought it was really cool and have been interested in that kind of thing ever since

abandoned war stuff is the coolest
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There's an old WW2 camp deep in a forest where I grew up.

From what I've been told, when everyone cleared out at the end of the war, everything was just sealed up and forgotten about. Dunno how true that is, but if it was...Just imagine all the cool stuff there could be holed up in the tunnels!!
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My friend wants to get all our friends to break into an abandoned mental asylum and stay the night. Apparently the electric chair is still there.
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#13
I'm pretty sure that general squatting laws apply to any and all abandoned property. If your squatting claim is successful then go ahead, it's effectively yours. If not then it is owned by someone, but they're just a shitty owner.
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#14
There's an abandoned factory here close to where I live that would like an awesome paintball park thingy.
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#15
My old elementary school is abandoned. k-6 so it's pretty big. But one of the roads to get there is gone thanks to nature and the other is right next to the local Air Bases guarded gate... So that'd be awkward.
#16
Most of the time, as soon as someone claims something the "owner" who has probably never heard of it will suddenly step forward to moan.

Sidenote: There was an abandoned hospital near where I live, empty since 1997 and it was only a year or two ago that they demolished it and started to turn it into retirements homes. Crazy how long it took them to do anything about it.
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#17
I was reading this thing recently about some houses in neighborhoods that are actually pump stations that just look like houses, so no one notices.

Apparently they are way more common than you'd think.
#19
If you took over a plot of land and declared it your own, I guarantee some government would send a military to take it. You can't just declare a land your own.
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If you took over a plot of land and declared it your own, I guarantee some government would send a military to take it. You can't just declare a land your own.


isnt that what America did lol?

i kid

abandoned things that have been overrun by nature are the best, i saw an old railway that had trees growing back over the tracks but there was still a clearing where the trains used to run. It was so cool and I would love to go there
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OP pic reminds me of the oil rig level from BF2.

We'd always fly the helicopter as high as possible, jump from it and open your parachute a second from hitting the ground.

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#24
There's always abandon old shops around LA...so yea there's my abandoned places
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#25
I love photos of abandoned places. There's this old ranch house near where I live that my friends and I went into once and just explored it. There's something so fascinating about abandoned human settlements. Like we have no problem populating so much of this planet, what makes people suddenly not want to be somewhere anymore? I mean other than obvious reasons like natural disasters and such. It's just a fascinating concept to me.
#26
Around Detroit, there are tons of abandoned places:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M34yz47b-w



I've never actually explored the huge abandoned buildings, but I know a lot of people who do and it looks like a great time. I currently live in Flint, and while there are plenty of abandoned houses around this area, I don't think it's a good idea finding out what or who is inside.
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Down like 30 minutes away from me there's a town called fremantle, It's a docking port(i think the biggest one in WA)

Anyways, it's not as busy as it used to be and there's tons of giant abandoned warehouses all over. has a cool vibe
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#28
One derelict place with a lot of history that's situated about 6 miles away from me. I pass it every day at work:

http://www.oblivionstate.com/forum/showthread.php/5612-St-John-s-Hospital-Lincoln-County-Lunatic-Asylum-November-2012

http://hauntedhistoryoflincolnshire.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/surrounding-areas/bracebridge-st-johns-hospital/

It was only abandoned in 1989. Amazing what happens in 25 years. It was known that some horrific 'treatments' were performed in this place.
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There's an old abandoned orphanage near my place. creepy place
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Down like 30 minutes away from me there's a town called fremantle, It's a docking port(i think the biggest one in WA)

Anyways, it's not as busy as it used to be and there's tons of giant abandoned warehouses all over. has a cool vibe

I thought all of Freo was abandoned except for the "trendy cafe strip".
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Thanks for the reddit link I'll check it out.

My entire life, I've been hunting down abandoned places. mainly factories and subway tunnels. I don't know if that's ok or weird or whatever but I feel like there's a purpose behind it or something that has triggered that striving for abandoned places

You're certainly not alone in this hobby.
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I thought all of Freo was abandoned except for the "trendy cafe strip".


Yeah more or less

I honestly haven't spent much time down there, so I really have no idea
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Yeah more or less

I honestly haven't spent much time down there, so I really have no idea

Yeah I actually can't remember the last time I was down there it was so long ago.
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Oh man!

I love urban exploring!
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#37
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Down like 30 minutes away from me there's a town called fremantle, It's a docking port(i think the biggest one in WA)

Anyways, it's not as busy as it used to be and there's tons of giant abandoned warehouses all over. has a cool vibe


90% chance any 'abandoned' building in Fremantle is just full of hipsters telling you how it was cool before the mainstream crowd found out about it.
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Thanks for the reddit link I'll check it out.

My entire life, I've been hunting down abandoned places. mainly factories and subway tunnels. I don't know if that's ok or weird or whatever but I feel like there's a purpose behind it or something that has triggered that striving for abandoned places

Maybe you're a reincarnated rat
#39
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OP pic reminds me of the oil rig level from BF2.

We'd always fly the helicopter as high as possible, jump from it and open your parachute a second from hitting the ground.

This thread is an episode of scooby doo waiting to happen.

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#40
Quote by snipelfritz
OP pic reminds me of the oil rig level from BF2.

We'd always fly the helicopter as high as possible, jump from it and open your parachute a second from hitting the ground.

This thread is an episode of scooby doo waiting to happen.

reminds me of fort boyard
DONT RISK IT, BUY A BASS AMP
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