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Some Friends Explored an Abandoned Missile Silo. What They Found is Nightmarish.

NOVEMBER 4, 2014  —  By Mike Cahill  
Mike Cahill

Mike Cahill

Mike is ViralNova's resident Editor of the Weird. If it makes you say "OMG! That's terrible!!!" then Mike probably wrote it. Despite the subject of his articles Mike is surprisingly well adjusted. When he's not writing, he's making music, performing, and producing podcasts.

There are things you see in movies that you would never do in real life. Near the top of that list might be exploring dark, creepy, and abandoned places. That's exactly what these friends decided to do.

Last week, a group of friends thought it would be a good idea to explore an abandoned Titan I Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) silo in the Colorado countryside. To say these pictures are creepy is a vast understatement. Just wait until you see the "hydraulic fluid" they found.

Here are the friends approaching the entrance to the silo. This is already getting creepy.

The Titan I ICMB was an important player in the early Cold War. It was capable of delivering a nuclear payload anywhere in the world.

Because of the age of the silo, everyone had to wear masks to keep from breathing in asbestos.

Entering the silo. Talk about creepy. This would be about the time I turned around and went home.

Setting off down a long, creepy tunnel.

Inside the main chamber.

The floors, and walkways were accidents waiting to happen. Many of them were falling apart or missing grates.

Not to mention they were all pretty rusty.

Descending further into the silo.

All they had with them were these flashlights. Otherwise it was just pitch black down there.

Some old machinery, maybe used for absorbing the vibrations of the generators.

This creepy, dark figure was painted in multiple places throughout the silo.

Something is watching you.

More of the creepy shadow creature.

Another shadow creature. This one was painted on with fluorescent paint for the eyes.

The walls were covered in graffiti on the main level.

Some of it was actually quite good.

Others were just downright freaky looking.

Who would come down here into the darkness just to graffiti the walls?


Finding this in the darkness would absolutely scare me for life.

At this point, navigating the treacherous walkways was even more dangerous. Below here was flood water about 20 feet deep.

Someone apparently tried to navigate the water with an inflatable raft.

At one point, they came across this. It looks like blood at first, but turns out it was just hydraulic fluid. Or at least that's what we all hope it was.