This guy found a creepy abandoned WWII site
Now I don't know about you, but I have watched enough scary movies to know that history can inspire the most terrifying of stories. Whether we're talking about creepy serial killers of times past or a bloody battle waged in the medieval era, history is always a rich resource when it comes to horror.
Certainly, Hollywood has drawn much inspiration for their coterie of horror flicks from ancient times. The list is endless; most recently there has been Crimson Peak, but I'm sure that you're more acquainted with names like Dracula, Young Frankenstein and Black Death. Personally, however, I find such movies much more frightening than the gore-ridden slasher films that have become incredibly popular of late.
Imgur user CanadaSpeedoMan proved my point perfectly when he took to the platform to share what happened when he stumbled across a forgotten military site in Greenland...
"Just last week my wife and I had the opportunity to take part in a backcountry expedition to South East Greenland", the Imgur user wrote.
"After days and miles and miles of trekking through the fjords, we arrived at the site of 'Bluie East Two'. It was EXTREMELY remote and pretty eerie to find that far away from civilization."
What the man had stumbled on was a minor United States Army Air Force airfield. Located in Ikateq, East Greenland, it was operational from 1942 to 1947.
As he then explains, "the site was used to refuel planes travelling from the USA to Europe during the war".
"The site could only be accessed by boat during several months of the year. Otherwise, it was completely inaccessible because of the sea ice
Thousands upon thousands of barrels for fuel were left. Some still with fuel inside
When they abandoned the air strip, it appears everything was left as is."
The user also shared a picture of an abandoned hangar.
"The local Inuit people salvaged much of the usable material that could be transported by foot or with their small fishing boats," he added.
The user posted a picture of his wife crossing an old bridge, saying: "ALL the wood had to be brought in by boat. There are no trees in South East Greenland. Any driftwood found comes from Siberia".
And he sourced some pictures of what the airfield looked like back when it was in use - as you can see everything was a lot tidier:
"I could have spent a week here and not have had the chance to see everything. Hope you enjoyed!" The Imgur user wrote before providing interested readers with some more background information on the historic site.
Well, how creepy was all of that? While I'm not going to be flying out to Greenland just to spend some time in an abandoned airfield, if you are keen to visit the site, you better go soon, because as the user explains, it will be undergoing a clean-up process, which is due to start in 2018.