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.
http://sleekupload.com/uploads/5/dscn0381.jpg (penis graffiti)
http://sleekupload.com/uploads/5/dscn0382.jpg (penis graffiti)
http://sleekupload.com/uploads/5/dscn0387.jpg (penis graffiti)
http://sleekupload.com/uploads/5/dscn0388.jpg (penis graffiti)
http://sleekupload.com/uploads/5/dscn0392.jpg (penis graffiti)
http://sleekupload.com/uploads/5/dscn0397.jpg (not sure wtf this is)