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My Trip to the Real Silent Hill

General Discussion - Started 2 years ago by YellowJello - 57 posts - 1 2 3 pages
 
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YellowJello posted 2 years ago

NOTICE -- SOME OF THE PICTURES THAT WE HAVE TAKEN CONTAIN GRAFFITI WITH FOUL LANGUAGE AND... PENISES.. A LOT OF THEM. AN ARMY ACTUALLY. SO DON'T LOOK AT THIS THREAD IF YOU'RE OFFENDED BY CRUDELY PAINTED PENISES!

As a few of you may know, the Silent Hill games are based off of a real town, Centralia, PA. The story behind this town is a somewhat interesting one. The area that this town is in is completely surrounded by mountains, and inside these mountains are coal mines, tons and tons of them. Well, back in the mid-1960s, something happened and started a coal mine fire, and this mine runs right underneath what used to be the town of Centralia, PA.

So now, nearly 50 years later, the coal mine is still burning, and the state is still trying to get the last few residents to leave. The fire has spread so far and gotten so hot that it's warped roads and actually caused a few houses and roads to collapse, in a few spots the ground is torn open to the point that there is a constant flow of smoke fuming out of the ground. In the colder months, the smoke is thicker, which is where the inspiration for Silent Hill comes from, a ghost town torn to shreds by a natural disaster.

Today, a few friends and I decided to take a day trip up there. We drove for three hours, and I have to say that eastern PA is one of the most stunning areas that I've ever seen, and when we finally got to Centralia, I have to say that was quite beautiful too.

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ADay posted 2 years ago

You couldn't just leave the penis pictures out?

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YellowJello posted 2 years ago
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You couldn't just leave the penis pictures out?

They cover the entire town dude, they're crudely drawn and I did leave a note.

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UniversalBomb posted 2 years ago

God lord. A trail.. Reminds me of SuperBad.

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AronOuroboros posted 2 years ago

This would've been a nightmare for people back when 56k was standard connection. :O
Nice pics though, man. And very informative inital post. I didn't know about that until now.

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ADay posted 2 years ago
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They cover the entire town dude, they're crudely drawn and I did leave a note.

The obious ones I mean lol. The pictures that are purely of the drawings.

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YellowJello posted 2 years ago
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The obious ones I mean lol. The pictures that are purely of the drawings.

Alright fine, but the trail has to stay, that one's too funny. lol

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YellowJello posted 2 years ago

It appears as if a lot of the pictures have some kind of errors. I'll fix it tomorrow morning. >_<

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RedX posted 2 years ago

Man, I thought that place would be a lot scarier. :/

Which one of those guys are you anyway?

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jy_626 posted 2 years ago

Wow.... Imagine crude grafitti....in my SH game :S

Not sure if want....

But cool beans though :)

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BurningWound posted 2 years ago

did i read "penises" correctly?

OHHH..nvm

 

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Zcrubby1 posted 2 years ago

I was in Silent Hill once, weird folk over there. The prostitutes kept crawling around everywhere, had to hit them with a meat cleaver to calm 'em down.

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This would've been a nightmare for people back when 56k was standard connection. :O
Nice pics though, man. And very informative inital post. I didn't know about that until now.

The penises?

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BurningWound posted 2 years ago

If i were  you i'd go at night might be  scary then xD. 

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m4fioso posted 2 years ago

if u have "this is silent hill" in your mind it might be scary but if u dont even know what is silent hill, it is just a normal place to you, i remember reading about this town a long time ago, was the floor still hot?

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gamerps360 posted 2 years ago

My slow web connection is taking too much time to upload the pics.

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dreaminstereo posted 2 years ago

Wow, I can't believe how desolate it is. Sounds like a pretty cool place to go explore though. A coal fire for 50 years? That's insane!

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crazycarl posted 2 years ago

I was reading about this on wikipedia, and it reckons thefire will burn for another 250 - 1000 years

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dreaminstereo posted 2 years ago
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I was reading about this on wikipedia, and it reckons thefire will burn for another 250 - 1000 years

Wow.

Also this managed to crash my Firefox :( maybe it is time to move to Chrome...

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SolidRevolver posted 2 years ago

Wow, its like an apocolypse has happened... and the schoolboy penis drawing became god...

Graffiti is always awesome to see too.  Would be awesome to walk up there and look through it all.

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Theonik posted 2 years ago

56k meltdown

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crazycarl posted 2 years ago

I wouldnt wanna be walking around there and fall into a sinkhole or run into some manniquinns, lol

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Zcrubby1 posted 2 years ago

What's up with everything turning into ice every hour or so?

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Natalie_ posted 2 years ago

That's really interesting!!! Thanks for sharing.

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YellowJello posted 2 years ago

Christ, I'm gonna turn these into links, this thread is killing my laptop.

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jmoncur posted 2 years ago

looks like a nice place to go to.

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