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Stunning video, a glimpse into what a post apocalyptic world might look like

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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 10:39 PM
Closer to home I was always fascinated by the Centralia PA story.

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 03:10 PM
What a interesting post, my compliments.

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 08:23 PM
reply to post by davespanners

So the military had some thing atomic (1) there and flooded the entire area to cover it up?
and when people moved near it everything including them died from the residual leakage except the old man that lives in a dryed clay house. Or was it moved (1) after the others died and then he moved in.

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 04:47 AM
With the CDC releasing details on how to get away from Zombie Hordes, things in this world just keep getting stranger and stranger, even if you are a skeptic you have to take note.

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 10:52 AM
reply to post by timmhaines

No, the military had nothing atomic there...

Whee did you get that???

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 11:29 AM
reply to post by davespanners

Absolutely fantastic! I'm sure others have said it, but it is no mystery how someone might have visited this place and come up with that idea for the movie, 'The Hills Have Eyes". Question is, did the graffiti come before or after the production of the movie..???

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 11:42 AM
reply to post by lpowell0627

...why would the video show belongings, shoes, etc. and say it was evidence of the urgent need to vacate the area....

It wasn't. The film skewed reality a bit. The photos, shoes, and oddball furniture were placed there by squatters - transients, the homeless. The place stinks to high heaven (um.. hell, rather), and none of the shoreline area residences are code-approved for habitation. The property can't legally be occupied, renovated or transacted. Thus, they are left to rot and opportunists, free-loaders, gang-bangers, smugglers, drug-dealers/manufacturers, and a wide assortment of other vagabonds move in and "live" rent-free for a while.

As one might expect, personal problems/tragedy, fight-or-flight, or just the lawmen keep these folks, good and bad, on the move - sometimes in a hurry.

Keep in mind this dump is within spitting distance of that Hollyweird/pseudo-celebrity golf-crazed mecca of Palm Springs, with all it's flash-in-the-pan blingy restaraunts, casinos, and designer handbag shops. If you want to be near that 'life-style', for whatever motive, but have nowhere near the means to put the air-conditioned swimming pool cabana/clubhouse roof over your head - then a rusted, putrid, shell of a ghost-home a few miles down the desert highway may be your only choice.

By the way, I did a GIS contract for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California some years ago, and while working with some of the engineers and cartographers there was told that the "accident" that created the Salton Sea was really intentional. Why? Because legislation was pending that would give Mexico a greater share of the Colorado River water and the "accident" would divert that water into a reservoir north of the border to provide irrigation to the Imperial Valley agricultural community. It only kind of turned out as expected...

p.s. Think for minute: how long do you think photos tacked to a wall in the briny salt air would last? A few months at most, no? These are recent possessions you were viewing, not old abandoned ones. My guess is there were a few ticked-off transients close-by wondering what some U-tubey "photo-journalist" was doing poking around their stuff!
edit on 5/20/2011 by Outrageo because: p.s.

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 03:29 PM
Quite the amazing video. The amount of deterioration in such a relatively short time is intense.
I've always been shocked by peoples' abrupt leaving of their households. Leaving behind their memories like they were insignificant. Makes me wonder if it's a step forward, leaving their old lives behind, or simple apathy of the human experience.

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 07:53 PM
That is pretty stunning... I'd like to visit there sometime.

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 10:09 PM
reply to post by weedwhacker

follow some of these links you will see a
Alex M. Sturrock actually also wrote a book.

posted on May, 21 2011 @ 09:36 PM
I've been there! Spring of 2007 I was living in L.A. ... my friend Jon flew in from the UK and we drove my beater car out to the Salton Sea. I had kinda been obsessed with since I saw the Val Kilmer movie of the same name.

It was fantastic in real life... very surreal!

posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:19 PM
reply to post by davespanners

This is alittle creepy
Fall out kinda stuff. I pray to god this kind of atmosphere only stays there, and does not spread through atomic warfare, etc..

posted on May, 30 2011 @ 07:37 PM
OMFG I'm going there, it looks like its right out of Fallout! Thankyou so much for sharing this place with us!

posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 06:02 PM
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this one, since i didnt read the entire thread but they had a good doco series about the world if all of humanity just vanished called "Life After People" a few years back, while not exactly post apocalyptic (they had no scars of war and no humans were left to start primitive communities) it was interesting to show that more or less all evidence of humanity in such situations more or less vanishes in 300 years or so... and the vast majority of it disappears a few hundred years before that.

The only problem with it is the series got a little redundant after the first few episodes...

Our footprint should we ever wipe ourselves out will be brief, real brief... probably for the better I guess.

I personally dont think any sort of nuclear apocalypse or environmental version will turn the world into a vast desolate desert. Theres lots of examples of nature shrugging off mans stupidity and accidents, its kinda arrogant really to think that we'd have that sort of impact on the earth should we ever go in some blaze of glory...

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posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 11:38 PM

Originally posted by Stratus9
Actually, a truly post apocalyptic world would look like the one we ruined on the last go round.

I'm starting to believe some stories about mars. I won't go into the few conversations we have had on this forum about mars and stuff I said. But here's a couple of things that I thought about. One, what if we are the descendants of our martian forbearers. They came here because of some cataclysm and landed on a planet that was alien to them (what if that is the real dark secret about this whole situation, what if our race came to this planet and displaced the neanderthal and the other hominids on the planet). I mean having the edge (after the technology is gone) in having intelligence, they where able to out think their opponents. Then there is the theory that Richard Hoagland came up with is that Mars was a moon of another planet that exploded and the survivors of that exploded planet came to earth.

Go to google or youtube and search for Rush Limbaugh says we are from mars. I know it's rush limbaugh, but I listened to the 10 minute radio rant and it was telling. It was during his radio show that he went on this tangent, some said he was making a joke but thats BS. It was during his pill shopping problems and him being high that this happened. I think he is part of the elite or was inducted into what they believe. I think in his drug induced haze, he let loose something that he wasn't supposed to say. You don't make a joke like this, it wasn't even in jest he was telling a story that was told to him.

posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 11:32 PM
reply to post by hoghead cheese

Here's a story for you about just this subject and Richard Hoagland and me. I was on the net early and was actually a guest on Art Bell back when it was worth being on. If you remember when all his archives were available for free- then you know the good old days.
So some very high rez mars images were released by NASA (and I think it was 99 but would not swear to it now) and so we were all looking through them as fast as they dumped them. Anyway, I found this picture that looked EXACTLY like a type of undersea worm fossil formation (amateur anthropologist here). The problem was- from the description it was several miles long. But regardless, it looked EXACTLY like these fossils I had collected.

So I did a dirty thing. I contacted a premier expert on ancient ocean fossils (at the time at the University of Alabama) and I sent him the image- no explanation as to location. So after a couple days he wrote me back and told me what type of fossil he guessed it was (same as I had theorized- family anyway, if not the exact species).

He asked me what type of rock it was in and approximate size so he could narrow it down. I had done some research on that and discovered that this area was highly loaded with silicon. And I actually considered that the worm built its casing with Silicon. None here on earth at that time were found to be silicon based- but I left it open for consideration.

So I wrote him back and spilled the beans. He was pissed at first - but then became fascinated. I also told him my theory that possibly this was Silicon based. It would make it unlike any known worms here- but it would be able to withstand higher pressures, cold and heat.

Ok so here is where it gets weird. I got a letter back from him about a month later with a link directing me to the MARS odyssey. The MARS trip was sponsored by Woods Hole and it was a trip to investigate some massive oceanic worms that were living in deeper depths and in a hotter environment (undersea volcanic blowholes) than had ever been discovered. So all we could do was laugh about the acronym- but I was suspicious nonetheless.

I had come to the conclusion by then that our undersea worms had also existed on Mars. And possibly hitchhiked here in egg form. So I regularly checked on the MARS expedition. Well they found the worms- and also discovered that these worms used SILICATES instead of CARBON to form their casings. So my mind was totally blown and I wrote Hoagland about it. Sent him copies of the emails etc- for his research. I got a quick 'thank you!' letter back.

Then about a week later- guess what the headline on Hoaglands site is?


I was sooo pissed off.

But I had put together a Geocities site on it in the meantime.

Ok long enough post.
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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 08:29 PM
I still come back to watch this video often.

posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 12:51 AM
just saw "The Divide" (2011)

realistic... its quite depressing how bad it gets -- even survivors kill each other, basically every man and woman for themself, to say the least.

why are we so selfish, destructive... and yet self-destructive - where is our HUMANITY?

posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 03:31 AM
This is interesting, seems the problem is getting the salt out of the lake. From the wiki I read it was formed by the Colorado River. Seems like mother nature decided that the Colorado river should dump into the Gulf of California at sometime or other. So what do we do, stop the flow and Dam it up ( Hoover Dam).

The continuing intermittent flooding of the Imperial Valley from the Colorado River led to the idea of the need for a dam on the Colorado River for flood control.


The creation of the Salton Sea of today started in 1905, when heavy rainfall and snowmelt caused the Colorado River to swell, overrunning a set of headgates for the Alamo Canal. The resulting flood poured down the canal and breached an Imperial Valley dike, eroding two watercourses, the New River in the west, and the Alamo River in the east, each about 60 miles (97 km) long.[6] Over a period of approximately two years these two newly created rivers sporadically carried the entire volume of the Colorado River into the Salton Sink.[7]

They should have left this alone and let the river take it's course. That desert would be green with a 300 foot water fall. ('
I'm sure it would be stunning to see mother natures original plan. Do we really need Las Vegas? I guess when the big one hits California mother nature will proceed with it's intended river plan. At least we know a little what a new California will look like in the future.

The Southern Pacific Railroad attempted to stop the flooding by dumping earth into the canal's headgates area, but the effort was not fast enough, and as the river eroded deeper and deeper into the dry desert sand of the Imperial Valley, a massive waterfall was created that started to cut rapidly upstream along the path of the Alamo Canal that now was occupied by the Colorado. This waterfall was initially 15 feet (4.6 m) high but grew to a height of 80 feet (24 m) before the flow through the breach was finally stopped. It was originally feared that the waterfall would recede upstream to the true main path of the Colorado, attaining a height of up to 100 to 300 feet (30 to 91 m), from where it would be practically impossible to fix the problem. As the basin filled, the town of Salton, a Southern Pacific Railroad siding, and Torres-Martinez Indian land were submerged. The sudden influx of water and the lack of any drainage from the basin resulted in the formation of the Salton Sea.[8][9]

I wonder how much property is going for in Salton these days, could be valuable in the future. My hotel will have nice view of the 300 foot waterfall. ('
') Kind of reminds me of that Fantasy Island show.

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posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 09:17 AM
Well I just done some research and apparently they were meant to be starting work there to restore it this year!
Some plans have been approved apparently... wish I wasn’t at work coz researching this further is limited as my lunch is finished, I seem strangely attracted to this, I have never heard of it and now I just need to know more. What caused the problems, how the lake was made, why did it get abandoned.... KNOWLEDGE I NEED IT!!!

Regards Jamie

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