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Niagara Falls Ontario Power Station [21 Jan 2007|10:02am]

I have nothing to do with these guys (though I wish I did). But in any case, I thought everyone here would be interested in these intrepid explorers.
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Movie Screening at Buffalo Central Terminal [05 Jun 2006|01:41am]

Horror Movie Screening at Buffalo Central Terminal
On June 23rd at 6pm EST, Red Scream Films LLC, in association with The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, Buffalo Nickel Productions, Sound Video Solutions, Fright World and The Voodoo Dollies will present a sneak peek screening of the feature film Prison of the Psychotic Damned to Benefit the Buffalo Central Terminal restoration efforts.

Prison of the Psychotic Damned is the first feature film by Buffalo based production company Red Scream Films LLC. This suspense-horror film is about five ghost hunters who come to the Terminal to investigate whether or not it really deserves its reputation as one of the most haunted places in the world. When the sun sets they find the terrifying answer.

Prison of the Psychotic Damned was shot on location in the Western New York area with the majority of the film shot inside the Buffalo Central Train Terminal. The film was directed and edited by D.W. Kann from a screenplay by Red Scream Films LLC CEO David R Williams who also produced. Plans call for several of the film’s cast, including stars Melantha Blackthorne and Demona Bast, to attend. They will answer questions about the film and sign autographs.

“This will be a unique film experience,” said Williams, “The audience will not only be the first audience to get to see this film outside a small group of production people, but they will also get the opportunity to watch the film where it was shot.”

Built in 1929, the Central Terminal is a massive art deco masterpiece that time, weather, uncaring owners, and vandals have not been kind to.

“The purpose of this event is not to promote our film,” said Williams, “The purpose is to help restore the Buffalo Central Terminal. We were shooting here for a full nine days and everybody, cast and crew alike, fell in love with the place and by the end of the shoot, nobody wanted to leave. This is our way of giving something back and hopefully generating publicity for the terminal and the efforts of the CTRC to save it.”

Digital Projection equipment is being provided by Sound Video Solutions. punk girl-band The Voodoo Dollies will perform the opening credits song “Suffer Cake” as well as several other numbers. Special BCT copies of the film will be available for purchase.

Date and Time: June 23rd, 2006…Doors open at 6pm.
Digital Production Services by Sound Video Solutions.
Tickets: $5 at the door.
The Buffalo Central Train Terminal is Located at 495 Paderewski Drive in Buffalo, NY.

WARNING! Prison of the Psychotic Damned has not been rated. It features nudity, violence, gore fx and scenes of extreme terror. No one under 17 admitted.
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[17 Apr 2006|03:26pm]

I had this dream I was in the malting company on Niagara last night and lordy it was disturbing. All around us staircases were falling apart, those rusty metal ones that never seemed too safe. If my dream is true, this place is getting more and more dangerous. one stair case lost both guard rails while one of my dream friends was on it, another was only attached at the top. I put my foot through another stair durring this dream. A few weeks ago I had anpother dream where I dropped through a section of walkway that wasn't there, caught myself like woah and didn't die (but in the dream, many weeks later I was still sore like hell) This is one of the coolest buildings to explore (in your dreams) but needs to be attacked with extra care. There are a four sets of stairs in the basement, one is utterly destroyed (near the front offices, past those are the best cement stairs) and two metal sets. The metal stairs in a stairwell are safe, the ones that are in a large room are not. If you want any other prophecies, give me an IM.


p.s. I almost died in both my dreams, don't fuck around, as much as I'd like a set of human bones, I don't want to have to hide your dumb corpse four weeks after death, when i find it.

p.p.s. Super kick ass graffiti to who ever was there on saturday, the mario looked great (in my dream).
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High St. and Main [05 Oct 2005|12:53pm]

I'm pretty sure we were the last people to walk the halls of this 12 floor apartment building. Built around 1925 (we found news paper clippings behind a broken bathroom mirror), the apartments had some minor wood work (all painted over), glass cabinets in the kitchen and a large variety of simple light fixtures. The pent house on the roof had a single apartment (with marble tiles in the bathroom) and a large room that was filled with debris, some graffiti said "I met the girl of my dreams here" and "N.I.P. RIP 1933-2000".

We entered through a demolished wall, but found easier access through the Main St. door, one of our crew had sandles (it was a surprise entry) and wasn't able to deal with the rubble. Pretty unremarkable inside, but a lovely view of the city.

We entered Monday night, one wing had already been demolished and I doubt there is much left by the time you read this. It was pretty amazing to be the last life in a vanishing building.
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the pendleton castles [19 Aug 2005|10:00pm]


these are in no particular order.

more pix behind the cut........Collapse )

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[24 Jul 2005|02:59pm]

Has anyone here ever been in the Terrance Building at the Rochester Psychiatric Center? I've been looking at it recently and would love some more information.
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A Visit To The Rochester Subway...just a teaser [11 Jul 2005|06:00pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

where: the rochester subway

fact: the world's smallest city to have a subway (ok, non-functional one).

Rest of the photos are in my livejournal (way too many to post here, and I would love to but it would be impossible!) Part 1 | Part 2. So here's a teaser of a few photos from the beginning of the trip...

just a few to get you started on your journey into the darkness...Collapse )

while I'm at it, I wanted to ask you all about what you have found to be the best flashlights (and worst) from your personal experience? My flashlight was pathetic, and am now looking for an excellent one.

cross-posted to urban_decay, urban_explorers

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Urban Exploring On TV!!!!! [27 Jun 2005|06:12pm]

[ mood | excited ]

I know this isn't an image post, but it's information about urban exploring on TV!

There's now a TV show dedicated to Urban Exploration!

On the 29th, they will be exploring BUFFALO!

Discovery Channel now has a show called Urban Explorers and this is the link to the schedule

Synopsis: Milwaukee
Debut: Inner-city explorations of little-known structures and buildings. First up: Areas in Milwaukee are visited by a team of experts that includes an urban historian, a structural engineer and two urban climbers.

Category: documentary
Release Year: 2005
Rating: TV-PG
Length: 60 minutes

The rest of the week:
06/28/2005 (5pm): Chicago
06/29/2005 (5pm): Buffalo
06/30/2005 (5pm): Pittsburgh
07/01/2005 (5pm): Denver

my only complaint is that it's not closed-captioned and I have no idea what's going on (I'm deaf). But it was awesome actually seeing live video footage. Just thought I'd give you guys a head's-up!

I hope they go to Rochester and go inside the Psychiatric Center. That would be of teh awesomeness. And to Danvers, Massachusetts to visit Danvers State Insane Asylum as well!

x-posted to urban_decay, urban_explorers, desolation_ue, wnyexplored

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has anyone been in the tunnel on the Central Terminal grounds? [18 May 2005|11:27pm]

I was over there last sunday and we came across a rather long tunnel in the north east area of the grounds. It had a layer of water over the floor but it didn't smell bad at all. If I had a light and better boots with me, I might have ventured into it. It split off into two directions pretty soon after going under ground, it was big enough to drive into, and I'm guessing atleast a 1,000 feet based on echo times. Well, I'm heading back as soon as I think its dry, this time with someone who's up for a little fence hopping. Even without the tunnel and fence hopping I couldn't belive how much accessable space there was. the auxillary building were so amazing, burned out rooms, old metal, papers on the ground, wino debris, a room where someone once lived and decorated, it was so lovely... ahhh...decay....
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Old power station near Rainbow Bridge [19 Apr 2005|02:43pm]

I'm new to the community and live in the Falls (Canadian side). Has anyone ever gone into the gorge and explored what's left of the old powerstation that collapsed into the river (it was a long time ago that this happened). You can't really see anything from the American side but it would be roughly where that weird aquarium building is, just to the left (if you're coming from Canada) of the Rainbow Bridge.

Actually, if you are at the Bird Aviary on the Canadian side, you can see it perfectly from the second floor!

I was also surprised to see such huge schools boarded up in Niagara Falls, New York on the way to the shops on Military Road, etc.
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REA Terminal, Buffalo [05 Apr 2005|12:41am]

[ mood | geeky ]

Last year my friends and I traveled into the decayed skeleton of the REA Terminal. Read more...Collapse )
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[28 Nov 2004|05:25pm]

In Buffalo, check out the Ohio St. bridge....... that scares me every time I cross. There is also an old Blacksmith's shop in that area........I think behind the HSBC Arena...... All the tools and such are all supposedly inside the shop. It is like the Blacksmith died long ago, and the shop remains undisturbed. There are tons of interesting things to explore in downtown Buffalo and the East side.
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this community is dead already D: [21 Jun 2004|12:09am]
ok, this isn't really exploration, but whatever. its my community! I recommend going to Three Sisters Islands in niagara falls. they're a good place to get pictures. they're super small, so its not a hike or anything, but you can get super close to the water...actually touch it. they're connected to goat island. and, they're neat!
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Love Canal [08 Jun 2004|05:09pm]
has anyone been to love canal recently? I went last week, becos I live 5 minutes away, and never went there. I guess *all* of the abandoned houses are gone now, but I didn't really see anything interesting. but, its still kinda neat cos you can drive down the streets, and theres still driveways and sidewalks but no houses. can anyone think of anything interesting that I didn't see?
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Nike bases in WNY.. [07 Jun 2004|07:23pm]

Nike Sites were separated into two facilities. Control "C' and Launch "L" There is a site with info that I now relay to you folks..
Nike sites in NY It is important to note that only sites designated 'BU-XX' and 'NF-XX' are of interest here. They are obviously and respectively Buffalo and Niagara Falls the 'NY-XX' sites were to cover Gotham..

Poor general map of some of the Nike sites in the area
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neat sites! [07 Jun 2004|04:03pm]
heres a couple of web sites with pics of places to explore. these should generate some interest :D
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