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Centralia, The Real Silent Hill


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#1    Wolfman 1993

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:06 PM

So this isn't as much as an experience as it is an idea. If you've heard of Centralia, PA, you'll know what kind of background it has. Years ago, after a mine fire, toxic gases leaked out of a mine in the city and killed off the residents, bringing this city to a ghost town. Today, mines are still burning underground, but there are some accessible parts of the city. I think a place like that would be amazing for spirit activity. What do you guys think? Below is a link to a youtube video with information on Centralia. And no, that's not me. He's a youtube guy that went to a cool place. Everyone wave to youtube guy! XD



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:30 PM

That is crazy, I just read up on it on wiki

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:31 PM

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:47 PM

I think that you are getting facts and the fantasy of the game/movie mixed up.
Yes it was a mine fire that released toxic gaseous… but I could find no record that anyone ever died as a direct cause from the mine fire or from the fumes. Most of the residents accepted buyout offers and moved to nearby communities … they did not die off. While there is no doubting this is a creepy and dangerous place… I am not sure that it would be one that is especially prone to ghostly activity.. at least no more than the rest of the world.


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:52 PM

My band's got a song called Centralia! :w00t:

Just to clarify is it Cen-tray-lia or Cen-trah-lia? Youtube is going to buffer ridculously slow here in the 3rd world country of Scotland so it's nae easy to check :P

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:54 PM

That is crazy, it will burn for 250 years.  Do wonder about those mineral rights.

Could be spirit activity, never know where you will find it.


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:58 PM

The molly maguires did kill some people there back in the middle 1800's. So even if no one died because of the coal fire there were still murders in the area.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:16 AM

View PostHilander, on 05 January 2013 - 11:54 PM, said:

That is crazy, it will burn for 250 years.  Do wonder about those mineral rights.

Could be spirit activity, never know where you will find it.

Personally I think it's just once again our misuse and disregard for the planet we live on. Will we learn?

Isn't this similar to that Dewerze crater? There isn't a lot that scares me, but the human race genuinely terrifies me.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:16 AM

View PostOverdueleaf, on 05 January 2013 - 11:47 PM, said:

I think that you are getting facts and the fantasy of the game/movie mixed up.
Yes it was a mine fire that released toxic gaseous… but I could find no record that anyone ever died as a direct cause from the mine fire or from the fumes. Most of the residents accepted buyout offers and moved to nearby communities … they did not die off. While there is no doubting this is a creepy and dangerous place… I am not sure that it would be one that is especially prone to ghostly activity.. at least no more than the rest of the world.

  maybe

Edited by Wolfman1993, 06 January 2013 - 12:18 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:43 AM

I love Centralia.

Hilander: That's a new one on me. Years ago I heard that there were some ghosts around the town. I don't know if that's true or not.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:32 AM

The fires of Centralia = portal to hell?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:33 AM

View PostHilander, on 05 January 2013 - 11:58 PM, said:

The molly maguires did kill some people there back in the middle 1800's. So even if no one died because of the coal fire there were still murders in the area.

So coal fires and murders make ghosts but not natural deaths?


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:57 AM

View PostI believe you, on 06 January 2013 - 03:32 AM, said:

The fires of Centralia = portal to hell?

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Very interesting theory. I like it. Who know's? Maybe they are. I'll be taking a trip out there as part of my criptid/paranormal tour in a  few years. That's definitely something I'll take into consideration


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

If you read down at the bottom of the Wikipedia article, it does state that the 2006 horror film was based on this town, but like Overdueleaf said, there's no documentation that anyone died from the fires or from the fumes.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

View PostHilander, on 05 January 2013 - 11:54 PM, said:

That is crazy, it will burn for 250 years.  

Unless they do something to extinguish it. But no one will because it would be too expensive. It's like the Springfield Tire Yard Fire on the Simpsons.





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