posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 04:14 PM
a reply to: Trueman
Jesting aside, I think it's pretty cool! I S&F the OP!
I love finding weird stuff like this! Stuff which makes you scratch your head and wonder WTH????
Once me and a buddy snuck into this old abandoned powerhouse one time. This was in Wyoming. The place had been abandoned for like 70 years. When we
got inside we were on a concrete slab above a really deep basement. Lots of us kids had been inside over the years, but everyone was too scared to go
into the basement. Part of the reason was, there was a concrete stairway that went down, but there was no railing and it was DEEP! When you'd shine
a light down it you could just barely see the bottom. Nobody was really sure how stable the stairs were because all the supports were missing too.
One day my buddy and I decided to give it a go (must have had a death-wish that day I guess). We got to the bottom and were in this cavernous
basement. There was still some big machines down there (too big to steal for scrap we guessed). All hand riveted steel stuff (really old). This
basement went on forever it seemed, it was much larger than the main floor above, so part of it was actually underground (above). We finally got to
the end and there were these two giant circular openings in the far wall. They were about 10' feet in diameter and they went straight back as far as
the eye could see under the mountain which was next to this power plant. We got inside one of these and walked as far back as we dared go into these
tunnels. At first we thought maybe they were mine shaft entrances (there were some old coal mines in the area). However, the tunnels were just lined
with concrete, like being in these giant storm drains. Plus, there were no signs of rail car / trolley tracks on the floor, so if they were mine
shafts how would they have moved the coal?
Anyway, we walked back into the mountain about a quarter of a mile or so before finally chickening out.
Never did figure out what those tunnels were for. I came home from college one time and they had demolished the plant and I guess they blasted the
tunnels in the process. No amount of researching local history ever led to much of an answer...and now they're gone forever.