Feb. 5, 2022

Urban Exploring: Locations and Encounters

Urban Exploring: Locations and Encounters

In this episode we build off our bonus episode with urban explorer Cory and dive into some abandoned locations located around the US and tell the encounter stories of some urban explorers. Urban exploring is not only dangerous but it's a world where sometimes paranormal encounters occur as well. Crazy places where death and despair has lingered in the halls, shadow figure encounter stories, hard hit natural disaster locations where buildings have been left as a time capsule. Let's dive into these locations and share the stories of urban explorers.

Locations Talked About
Union Park Mill: Manchester, Connecticut
NC Abandoned Plane Wreck: Sylva, NC
Stonewall Jackson Reform School: Concord, NC
Charity Hospital: New Orleans, LA
Jazzland And Six Flags New Orleans: New Orleans, LA
Alabama: Jemison Center Northport, AL
North Carolina: USS Wilmington: Wilmington, NC
North Dakota: San Haven Sanatorium: Dunseith, ND
TN: Elkmont Historical District: Gatlinburg, TN
Utah: Home of Truth Utah
Michigan: Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital: Detroit

Urban Explorers Mentioned
Cory from @cory_med_explores (IG)
Frank Horror on YouTube
Charlie & Erica: TravelzTogether on Facebook

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Transcript
Isaac:

welcome to the podcast, we talk about all the things that are hidden in the shadows. This is Isaac,

Megan Sanchez:

this is Megan.

Isaac:

And today's episode is

Megan Sanchez:

all about urban exploring abandoned locations and stories from urban explorers.

Isaac:

Yes. Well, in all honesty, we have don't have a haunted update do we?.

Megan Sanchez:

No, oh, I can talk about that weird thing though.

Isaac:

What weird thing?

Megan Sanchez:

I don't know if I mentioned in the last anyways. So when we were talking about the haunted Camp Lejeune episode, if you've listened to that, I was thinking about going by the USO and filming the outside of the building to give you guys like some perspective, because obviously I can't go in and across is the river area. And that's where I was intentionally gonn park and then give you guys some footage of the USO because that's one of the locations we talked about. Anyways, every time I would go there, like in my mind to like, set a plan. I kept feeling like the car like the water was rising, grabbing the car and taking the car into the river. And I was like, What's going on with that? Every time I would try to go down there. Something would prevent me from going like, my guides would say hey, don't detour Hey, you know, like, I don't think today is the day. Anyways, long and behold, there was a crash, that the car went off the bridge and into the river right in the spot that I would have been parked at.

Isaac:

Oh yeah I remember you saying something about that.

Megan Sanchez:

So I don't know if I mentioned that in the last episode. But no, because the last episode would have been Haunted Camp Lejeune episode. But I just thought that was insane. And yeah, I was like, with that abilities, sometimes when you get like, validation or when things connect like that you still like it still makes me go like, Oh, man, what the heck?

Isaac:

Yeah. Well, on to today's episode.

Megan Sanchez:

Yes

Isaac:

Onto today's episode,and it also if you enjoyed the bonus episode with Cory, it's kind of what leads into today's episode. Because in all honesty, paranormal investigators when we go places, especially places that are not necessary off limits, but are hard to get to because they're abandoned. are usually places people investigate. So in all like basically, we're kind of paranormal investigators and urban explorers are kind of in the same ballpark. Because we have to sometimes not all the time, crawl, jump across walk to get to a location, that's all in reality, like abandon because it was left behind hospitals, insane asylum, stuff like that. Or even battlefields and such, but it comes to a sense that we become urban explorers, to the minor degree, and not to the extent to some urban explorers do. And some urban explorers become paranormal investigators, because some of the places they go tend to be haunted.

Megan Sanchez:

Yeah, yeah, not every place is haunted. Not every building is haunted, just to get that out there. And there's some urban explorers that don't believe in the paranormal just, they just want to urban explore. So there's that and that I found out too, like, because doing the research, And a lot of I know, one of the main things that they get asked is why to urban explorers, like when they post stuff in those forums, why they don't share the location. And that's just because, you know, a lot of them want to preserve what the building is. And you have people that unfortunately, vandalize and do things to the buildings. And sometimes it's like darker things that they do. I.e like, rituals and weird stuff. So and I think Cory talks about that a little bit on the bonus episode, right?

Isaac:

Yeah. Yeah. I remember, he was talking about a sense how, cuz I asked him like straight up, have you found anything like, you know, like, satanic rituals done and stuff like that? He was oh, yeah, I see it a lot. And he goes, and I asked like, where? he was like kind of every room but most times the basement. Yeah, you'll find pentagrams you'll find like a ritual with candles leftover. Sometimes even like blood, we didn't know which human or animal.

Megan Sanchez:

Dang. Most times he doesn't want to find out Yeah. But some of the we have a couple of different stories and then when we cover the places, there's like people's retelling of stuff that they experienced because um, you know, with this stuff the paranormal, especially with asylums in the hospital. and stuff like that. Things that you know, places where people were treated, right died, you know, an hour is left. And sometimes there's personal belongings in there. Like a lot of these places we're going to talk about personal belongings belongings are still there. And especially if it was, you know, like, for instance, a kid been thrown into an insane asylum in the 30s, or 60s, and the parents just didn't really give a shit. And they died in the same asylum. And they feel like that's the only place they could call home because that's where they were stayed, you know, so I

Isaac:

think wasn't a prison or something we were supposed to investigate, there was a bin.

Megan Sanchez:

Yes, so it's further out than we anticipated. But apparently, they used it in the 1800s. And I want to say it's closer to Raleigh, so it's about two to three hours out. But I'm starting to collect places. Some of them obviously aren't abandoned. But some places that I think when we start really going out and traveling a little bit more, we're going to hit up because there's a couple places I think that I'm even going to talk about in here that are in the North Carolina area that I definitely want to look at. And see. Because just from the photos and some of these places, I'll tell you exactly like what I feel from the photos. So yeah, I'm gonna get into that.

Isaac:

Well, before I say something is that this is investigators that we have done investigating places we've gone, we have really gone to an abandoned building, we spent most of our times either in the woods, or in a building that's already established and taken care of.

Megan Sanchez:

Yeah, we've been alive even though the one place that we did go and almost look like there is a foundation of a house. And then when we looked at almost look like an abandoned when we looked on the map, it looked like an abandoned subdivision remember?

Isaac:

Yes. The what we found in the woods was like the the foundation of was at a house. Yeah, it actually had a basement, but the basement was covered up in dirt.

Megan Sanchez:

Yeah. So yeah, so there's, there's who knows?

Isaac:

So I mean, basically, I was gonna say that maybe the point was making that we really haven't done much urban exploring into buildings. We spent most of our times out in the woods. Yeah. Yep. So we did it doesn't mean it isn't haunted in. In a sense, it is because I think, you know, what, just a poll, would you put up? Would you find is more scary to investigate haunted woods, or haunted building? I think people would say would just because there's not only dealing with ghosts, you might be dealing with animals or creatures or even like, crazy people in the woods or something.

Megan Sanchez:

Yeah,

Isaac:

there's more elements.

Megan Sanchez:

But I don't know. I don't know why. Like that is, even though I'm working through fear, like through like healing and stuff with the spiritual awakening stuff. Um, I look at some of these places. And I'm like, I feel like when I'm there, I might, I wouldn't be scared, but like looking at it and thinking about it. I'm like, yeah, and then to I get urban explorers, props, because they got to not only deal with the law, sometimes, they got to deal with security guards, they got to deal with finding, like, ah, there's some areas that I'm going to talk about that there's just like some weird stuff that they find like body parts and some of the hospitals toxic waste, asbestos mold, like I give them props, and they're just going in there to get get the black land. Oh, my God, no, but to get like, just to show like, hey, you know, like, this was a bustling place, and now it's not. So you're ready to begin to? Okay, so the first place that I looked into was a place called union Pons mill. And there's a guy on YouTube. He goes by Frank core, and he actually goes to places and he's gone to this location once, and he doesn't really go there with like a paranormal viewpoint, he kind of just goes on to explore anyways, the entire time on the first video, he kept feeling like this black shadow was behind him. So he ended up doing a second video of a spirit box. But a little bit about this a Union Park mill, so it's in Manchester, Connecticut. It's an abandoned Victorian era mill in the middle of modern Manchester. A great article about this location was posted by abandoned wanders exploring abandoned locations in New England. It was once a thriving staple of local community wearing different hats over the years. Now, it's nothing more than a dark interest a reflection of its former self. It was first built in the early 1900s working with both wool and paper Yeah, so the first video the Frank horror guy, he which I, I recommend looking at his videos, I was very intrigued sometimes when I watched the, like urban exploring and stuff like that depending on the person I can get kind of bored kind of easy. But this guy, you know, he's funny, he looks at the locations with an open mind and stuff like that. So um, yeah, another location that's in North Carolina that this like, I want to go to this without like if we are on the western part of North Carolina and doing investigations or anything like that vacation even. I want to go to it. The only problem is that it's a hike, and it's located in Sylva, North Carolina, and it's an a blank abandoned plane wreck, and the plane is still there. Two people died that were in it. And it's from the 80s it is at water rock nob. There's actually a plane crash wreck that took place in the 1980s and is still there. You can see some of the video footage online and on tick tock that goes into detail and shows you like what the area looks apparently, the hike is pretty treacherous. Like it goes up a lot with a lot of like, twisty rocky situations.

Isaac:

Yeah. We can continue to skip hiking stuff. Yeah, well, we say Would we be but mostly Flatland.

Megan Sanchez:

Yeah. flatlands? Yeah, this is hiking only in our state like that. Website covered an article about it. And they even gave directions so after the initial flat paved service, the trail soon turns fully uphill and requires some sure footing as you scramble up several rock stairs. That sounds fun. You have to watch where you're going. But once you reach your destination, you'll be rewarded with quite a sight to see and it's basically um, I don't I guess they they took the bodies out or in sending graded I don't know. So a little bit about what happened was the the plane was in route to silver on the night of November 24 1983. In some undefined precipitation and low lying cloud cover. The plane crashed shortly before 6pm And the two people aboard the plane died. So basically, it crashed 11 miles before the planes dish donation. There's a guy he goes by Florida Trailblazer. We go on his YouTube, you can actually see him hike up to the place which is kind of cool. While there wasn't any like recordings of paranormal happening, I feel like it's one of those places that it's kind of interesting to see whether or not there's paranormal stuff or not. So so this is the next one. And this one, put it to you this way when I was researching it, and I was looking at the stuff, the photos of it and reading it and I was kind of obviously when I read stuff and I can I can kind of connect with it. I can get images of some of the stuff in my third eye anyways Okay, so there is a place called the Stonewall Jackson reform school. And so this is about like an hour north of Charlotte. And there is a a urban exploring like, I guess like blog website that covered the backgrounds of this location, and it's on urban X underground. And the way they described it was good intentions gone horribly wrong, served as a time capsule of cruelty. So that tells you a little bit. So the school was basically created as an alternative for bad kids to give them an option to avoid prison time with grown adults and give a formal education such as the trade. Everything was okay until after World War Two. Were when asylums and mental hospital hospitals were on a rampage for a miss treating patients. Stonewall Jackson served as a site to first test out vasectomies. So basically, they would test out and trial run vasectomies on teen boys. Six total work completed at the location. They actually had people interviewed who were part of the school and one of the guys His name is Wasel beard so that there were a lot of assaults and One boy got ran over by a dump truck and killed, including boys who were badly beaten. So this place has a lot of dark. I mean, there was sexual assaults taking place. There was one guy that said he had been to war. And he had seen more blood being shed at this place than when he went off to war. So that tells you right there.

Isaac:

Yeah, there's a there's a I forgot where it was. They talked about on Ghost Adventures and abandon school for challenge kids, right? And how they were treated badly. Like no one ever cared. There was enough nurses for the amount of kids people that were there to a point where they got bandied. Remember, that was the episode where they heard like a big like, huh, right, like a big bang or something. And they went up and they found a desk. That was like, old and heavy. And it was moved. Dang. Right. And I remember they interviewed some nurses on the who worked there, like years before when it was open. And if anything, they never said what the name of the school was. Yeah, but the location is near us. I will say northern East area. Wow. But um, yeah, the kids are treated badly there. Is this left to their own devices? A lot of them basically what is covered in neural poo and stuff like that? Just yeah, it's terrible, terrible, terrible things.

Megan Sanchez:

Yeah, well, like when I did the behind the scenes like interview that I did the blog post with Corey. And I asked like, what was the most like, intense thing that he's been to he specifically said, reform schools are the worst, because you know how, like, there's evidence when you go in there, how they were treated. And when I read the story about the dump truck, I mean, the apparently like dump trucks were just coming in not pay attention to what was around them. And the dump truck just totally came in and smashed a kid and didn't care. And I don't understand. I just don't understand the parents viewpoints either. I mean, I get it your kids bad. But obviously, it stemmed from somewhere, it's not just out of the bullet, you can act like that.

Isaac:

And that kind of emotion taking suddenly it sticks in state.

Megan Sanchez:

Yeah. And the the crappy part is, it's still owned by the state, I think it stopped stopped in the 1960s. So there's people out there that were part of this reform school, that are still living today. And the thing it just, it sucks, because investigators and people like that are not allowed in to help these these boys in the spirits cross if they want to. Because it's literally like, I mean, it's boarded up. There's like a fence going around it with barbed wire. So in their head, you know, if they don't realize like, hey, you know, I die, you know, whatever, they could still have that feeling of being stuck and trapped there. You know. So another, another place. So like I said before, I'm on a bunch of different forums, Facebook pages on abandoned locations. And so one of my research things was like digging deep into the comments and places that they had mentioned. And one a couple places that came up a lot was New Orleans, because of what happened with Katrina, and how a lot of places had to be left abandoned because of the hurricane. And we know that firsthand over here, because even with Florence, there's some houses that start on livable. Yeah, that are still condemned, that are technically abandoned. So this location is in New, New Orleans. And they specifically were talking about, like, it had like 140 comments of people talking about this location. So it's an abandoned hospital in downtown New Orleans, like it's, it's huge. I've seen I've seen them pictures. And it's huge. It hasn't been open since Hurricane Katrina. But before the hurricane, it was one of the oldest hospitals in the United States. And they really don't let allow a lot of people in there just because of the stuff that I'm going to tell you here in a second about it. So there's still boxes of blood, there's used needles, there's rotting body parts still there because you got to think you know, a hurricane especially with them if they thought oh, you know, this is just gonna be a category three and it's no big deal. And then it goes back and then comes back and hits you at a five they only have a certain amount of time to get people the hell out of there. So the last thing on their mind is probably removing body parts and needles and stuff like that, you know? And then to when you have the water rise inside the hospital if it did, I don't know exactly how it rose on that, but I'm guessing it did. You know, it's gonna disperse everything and then make everything gross. So yeah, So um, the hospital's called Charity Hospital and it had significant flood damage in Katrina and that is one of the things is like literally walk in there you could see mold. Apparently when they how they evacuated patients made national headlines, but it never reopened. There is a photographer that wasn't allowed in there. He specifically goes around and I guess, photographs like these abandoned places in the southeast. He goes by the name abandoned SE and he said that he saw tons of body parts. I think he was saying like pieces of gallbladders fingers, just things that never got restored, because you know, it's an active day at the hospital and then bam, we get hit. Whatever's left is whatever is left. So that makes me question I don't know, they didn't answer it. But uh what about the bodies in the morgue?

Isaac:

Yeah, leaving those behind.

Megan Sanchez:

Yeah. And then so I mean,

Isaac:

you're floating skeleton on the river. Oh, my God, I

Megan Sanchez:

could not even imagine. Even toxic wastes. So poo infected poo. Like people that have problems with stuff all over the place. We call it toxic waste. But yeah, I would say toxic wastes do. So yeah, decaying fingers, gall bladders, specimens thrown, it's all over the wall wards. So the hospital is still patrolled by security. If you look at the pictures, you can see the moldy wallpaper peeling from the walls and hazardous chemicals piled up in the hallways. They say nobody's actually reside there. I guess they say they were able to remove them. I don't know. Like, to me, that would be the last thing other than like, the actual body parts. That's gonna suck if you had something like you gave part of yourself for them to look at. And then it gets lost in the hurricane. And you're like, damn, I gotta give the other piece now. Oh, there was a guy waiting for a new leg. Oh my gosh, that's. So I looked at some of the comments. And there was one specific lady that kept going around and say Eric not going around, but kept saying that she said she even had a hard time standing because you got to think this place probably was haunted to begin with, because of the sheer fact that it's I mean, it's one of the oldest hospitals in the US. They had a lot of a lot of make way with, you know, like deaths and destruction and stuff like that in different periods of American history. I mean, I think I can't tell you the exact day that it was built, but I think it was in the 1700s or 1800s. So it was a long time ago. And she said, just standing on the ground is insane. Plus, you have a natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina, where everything is in dismay, everything is crazy. You know, a lot of stuff. So one person also said that they had a photo of an apparition in one of the windows but it got deleted. Now the crazy thing about this location too is apparently there's no electricity. And yet there's a window light that comes on all the time.

Isaac:

Was that story I heard ever so long ago about like, police station getting a call from a bet in hospital, like a lot to a point where they said that stopped ignoring it. Because they would answer the phone and we know behind it or to hear screaming or something.

Megan Sanchez:

Well, I some people in the comments were saying like, Oh, it could be the homeless because apparently downtown New Orleans has a lot of homeless people. So it could just be someone you know, looking for in the VISTA. Oh, yeah. Linda Vista. I

Isaac:

totally forgot about that. And the VISTA hospital which now is used as a tourist attraction to toast haunted tours. So is that so much abandoned as it's preserved? Yeah,

Megan Sanchez:

there's a lot of there's also a lot of places that I'm going to touch on a little bit later that is like that like they're not abandon they use that mean they're technically are they're abandoned from their original use, and no one uses them other than to show like Time Capsule what was it was like, but another place in New Orleans that I believe Corey, you mentioned, I'm not sure. In his on the blog interview was the Six Flags New Orleans, apparently in 2002 Because I think Katrina hit in 2005 2002 they had an add on part called Jazz land. And it was they got hit by Hurricane Katrina. And if you look at the pictures like it is eerie as budge, like any

Isaac:

amusement park being would be to be joy and you just see like the after left effect of like, animatronics or faces rotting away. Yeah,

Megan Sanchez:

apparently there's a lot of clowns there. If you're scared of clowns don't go there. There have been plans to reopen it. But redevelopment issues have halted a lot of the progression to try and reopen it between the city of New Orleans Six Flags parent in the vibe of it is so creepy that is attracted and been on the bucket list of tons of urban explorers and paranormal investigators. According to go city tours who did an article on places in New Orleans that is abandoned and also have a paranormal history says if you walk through that area you immediately feel a presence you feel the eyes of someone watching you. Some have reportedly heard metal banging and motors like the the which we'll call it the rides like gearing up reading, you know

Isaac:

scratching metal sound using films, like a metal slick swing or like a fierce will moving on its own.

Megan Sanchez:

Hey, yeah, and then you can hear whispers in some of the areas. Again, reports of lights being turned off, but there is no electricity a photographer that goes around and while he specifically went around to New Orleans during after Katrina and continues to go there to take photos of places that you know were hit hard with Katrina and technically are still abandoned and to show the progression of you know, the areas. His name is Skip Boland, and he said that he was drawn to this amusement park like it, there's something very weird. Let me see. Okay, so then after moving on to this, I was very curious about like other states because there's a lot of places around this area, apparently that are abandoned that we haven't even attempted to go to yet. And apparently, each state has their spookiness of being in place. So starting off, I thought was interesting in Alabama, right? They have something called the Jefferson center in North Emerson Gemma's Jemison, Jemison center in Northport, Alabama. Why are you looking at me like that? Oh, no, I just don't think we've seen it wrong. Jemison. gambassi Jimmy song well, Alabama, so

Isaac:

I'm assuming Hey.

Megan Sanchez:

Also known as Old Bryce this equation has many different uses over the years. It started as a plantation house in the early 1900s and transition into a nursing home until it was closed doesn't three. Apparently there's some Dark Legends and darker history surrounding by it, but you have to really dig to find those kind of be like in the local lore. So Jemison center maybe if we go through that area, we would have to go through Alabama to get to Texas. So if we vacation to st or better places in Alabama nowhere to go to visit. Oh, isn't sauce furnish now? Boom. Right. Yeah, I think. I think so. Is it? I don't know. I know we would. It's one of those days that we like one of the South states that we would pass I've ever seen it. So North Carolina Funny enough, actually. And this is one of the places that is abandoned, but they did just not abandon like you don't have to jump through hoops to go and USS North Carolina at Wilmington.

Isaac:

Battleship Yeah.

Megan Sanchez:

So I know a lot of people locally that says they have had stuff happened. You didn't have your abilities yet. When the last time we went, we weren't even doing paranormal stuff. Last time we went No. So maybe I'll know as a treat for you guys. We won't actually like investigate but maybe take you guys around on it. I don't know exactly how they feel about videotaping and stuff. I think your as a lot of I remember when I was there, I got a lot of vertigo. And then I kept getting like very very hot spots on my chest. And I think it was used in World War Two. So it did a lot of the like the naval.

Isaac:

But no, I just thought it'd be pulling the whole damn ship. Oh, I don't know. Maybe I pulled entire acres of land and ship wouldn't be a problem. Yeah,

Megan Sanchez:

maybe not. I don't know.

Isaac:

What is he talking about? Go back to our episode where I talk about my ability

Megan Sanchez:

so yeah, so a lot of a lot of people say they've seen like ghostly things like figures and voices and I'm trying to think I don't think we have any video or any footage from when we went there. It's definitely interesting to go just to go because you know it's a battleship cool but I know I did get a lot of vertigo but that's also could be the ship Yeah,

Isaac:

so should was a move.

Megan Sanchez:

I don't know I get vertigo when I'm on the ship. So I was thinking maybe just the warping of the ship in general.

Isaac:

They're just filling me like seasickness from sailors who were there

Megan Sanchez:

I don't know but it was it I don't like the close quarters or the steps I'm a weird thing was steps I don't know if I ever fell off steps in a past life maybe I don't know died that way. I don't know. But I have a weird thing was step so does Megan though, on our paranormal team the other Megan? She I remember. I don't know. Like I remember When we were at the library and it has that big staircase and we had a scoot down it because we kept feeling like we were going to get pushed. So and like the basement steps. I'm not a fan of those type of things.

Isaac:

Like I feel that when I was a kid, but

Megan Sanchez:

I have to say, I'd rather scoot down look retarded or look bad. Then

Isaac:

like making it's five steps.

Megan Sanchez:

I don't care. I go skirt down. Could you imagine this big buildings like does? Especially in the dark. I'm scooting. I choose to scoot.

Isaac:

Alright, I'll see in a couple hours.

Megan Sanchez:

I choose to scoot. Anyways. So North Dakota because I thought was interesting because you normally don't hear too much about North Dakota with like, I know there was buildings there. Oh my gosh. They apparently have one that was featured on Ghost Adventures called the San Haven sanatorium and done Seth. I could be saying that wrong. Don't come at me. We have anybody listening. Dakota. The San Haven sanatorium is located just north of done Seth and has been abandoned since the facility was shut down in the 1980s. Apparently, there's a lot of experiences there. From seeing like shadow figures, hearing things to somebody voices, doors closing that kind of thing. And it was featured on an episode of Ghost Adventures. It must have been one of the earlier ones.

Isaac:

I don't remember at least the non exciting ones.

Megan Sanchez:

So I thought this was interesting. Because they're in Tennessee, there's a place called Elkmont Historic District and Gatlin Burg Tennessee. It's within the Smoky Mountains, which that area there's a lot of Lourdes and stuff like in that area to begin with. Rest and abandon resort community that was once home to a hotel, an Appalachian clubhouse and several single family lodges, parts of the little ghost town still exist and is rumor that those killed in horrific logging accidents still roam the village. That area has a lot of ghost towns. I noticed there's even that ghost town I forgot what it's called. But they used it as a backdrop I think for district 12 or 13 in Hunger Games. Yeah, and Western North Carolina.

Isaac:

I never suspect Tennessee to have it. But I know California, Arizona and most mining towns and stuff like that become ghost towns afterwards because all the gold gone. So there's no reason for anybody to live there anymore. And they just they move back up a chute and leave. So it's like ghost towns. I know there's one Tennessee or the somewhere around northeast or Central East area that was the town inspired solid Hill. Oh, you're talking about no name for the name of it. The mining facility underneath there where they stayed mind cold stuff like that caught fire is still burning today the whole city had to leave because there was smoke and ash coming from underneath the ground and set fires that burned the entire town down. So people will die and stuff like that. But a fire still burning in the minds underneath it the whole towns like a ghost town essentially. That's what inspired salad Hill,

Megan Sanchez:

you know, talking about? No,

Isaac:

no effect. Anyway,

Megan Sanchez:

I kind of want to go through and plot all these places and like do road trips like I'm so for. I know Cory had mentioned like, Hey, you ever come on to Massachusetts, you know, returned to Boston. I know. I just came out. If you ever come up to Massachusetts, you know, I'll show you around. I'll show you these places. And I'm like, yes, we need to plan a trip to Massachusetts. I'm sorry, I'm so pumped about I don't know why. I don't know. It's not even pumped. It's like I'm scared internally. But I'm excited to see these places. I don't know. But I was excited researching all this stuff.

Isaac:

Very interesting because a lot of places over there I know that are really haunted and stuff in the fact that Boston itself is one of the original cities from the creation of United States. So a lot of history there. Yeah.

Megan Sanchez:

So Utah, home of truth. Now this place makes me want to do a haunted Utah episode. Okay, so apparently this location is abandoned, located in the middle of nowhere in San Juan County and the former house to a utopian Colt. There's also a slew of burial sites on the property and mummified corpses

Isaac:

in Utah in San Juan, almost like contradicting names and a Utah would have a Hispanic city sounding city in a way

Megan Sanchez:

but yes, sir That was interesting. I mean, it. Like when I looked at the thing it kind of looked like almost like deserty Ranchi looking like almost like Skinwalker Ranch kind of like the entrance, I thought was interesting. But oh no, I was like, dang. And then there is a Michigan, the Northville regional psychiatric hospital located in Detroit. It was created in 1952 and closed in 2003. That was not that far along, like far away. 19 years. Oh, dang, it is long. I'm Oh, geez. Okay, nevermind, I was thinking like, Oh, that was yesterday. I know. Well, I guess like, compared to other than high school in 2003. I think it was like, compared to like, you see, like, oh, close the 1990. Closed in 1985. Close the 1963. You know what I mean? And then you see Oh, two in the 2000s. You know, anyways, okay, well, just gonna continue on. The former Northville regional psychiatric hospital is known to be a hotbed for paranormal activity. The grounds are completely off limits due to asbestos. But people have managed to get inside of shared stories of hearing disembodied voices and footsteps. So it seems like a lot of the stuff especially I'm sure, a lot of these places, you know, it's a lot of residual too. Especially Cylons. Especially like mental hospitals. What, actually is the same thing, I don't know why. So like that. Hospitals. Okay, so I just wanted to get some of those locations out just so you guys can kind of know what's like around your area, if you're listening kind of, you know, areas. But we did have someone reach out to us, she and her husband or not husband or boyfriend. urban explorer, essentially, and kind of evolved the paranormal into their urban exploring. And they visited the Babcock center on Bull Street in Columbia, South Carolina. And it's actually a video and if you guys want the link, make sure to reach out to us on Instagram, and we'll share it. But you see them going into this location and they're just talking with each other. And you hear this little kit, it's it's pretty clear, I would say it's close to a class A like it's clear, you can hear this little kid. Just I don't know exactly what it's saying or what the kid is saying. But you can hear the little kid. And it was a part of the war that they had never been to. But as they're walking you can hear like like, I mean, it's clear. It's freaky. Shit. Yeah. Well,

Isaac:

nothing. Nothing dangerous for us.

Megan Sanchez:

Now I asked.

Isaac:

I found some urban explorers stories.

Megan Sanchez:

Yeah. Because there wasn't very much other than like, just typical, like, they go to these locations. You hear footsteps, you go to these locations. You know, like the typical kind of paranormal stuff that you would hear. door slamming on their own, you know, kind of residual stuff, that kind of thing.

Isaac:

But yeah, urban exploring scary stories. From our favorite website,

Megan Sanchez:

cattle love that place. They have such interesting articles.

Isaac:

Yes. This one is called we found bloodstains across the ground. At a hotel in my hometown, that everyone breaks into. It is the most famous building in our town. And our downtown is super rundown. So he didn't say where just like a good idea where, anyway, me and my two friends crawls through the basement from the site entrance. And initially, all we see is spray prank graffiti, which is normal. But as we make our way up to some really steep steps, we see a bunch of dead cats have been dragged around and left bloodstains on the ground. We pretty much booked the hell out of there. After that. We're probably going back in a couple of weeks and that should still bear better still be there. Because it was not that means people were using it for political reasons.

Megan Sanchez:

That's and that's I think what would freak me out because not only are you dealing with like, the paranormal that can I mean, a lot of these places could harness dark energy regardless, like demonic stuff, whatever. depending on you know where you're at. And then to have got someone that conjures stuff up with stuff like that. I mean, like, could you imagine it freaks me out, but like adrenaline rushes me, I don't know. freaks me out, though.

Isaac:

As you remembered one It wasn't an episode of Ghost Adventures. But it was a bet in hospital. I remember that much. I can't go to damn name of it. But remember the story was told to you I think it was Zach or whoever's doing the interview the time. But the abandoned hospital which was abandoned that they went to was famous for hearing a scream, wishing to catch while they were there, but that was the sort of thinking I was thinking the story I was told him was that one time while he and his team were investigating it that a giant white figure walked around the corner that was probably eight feet tall. That his its face look like hands. But it had hands and his eyes are glowing white.

Megan Sanchez:

Yeah. Seen.

Isaac:

Oh, this one's really short. But now it makes you want to know what it is because this from our home state. It says I found a gigantic cemetery vault. Sorry, seamen vaults, under the Arlington National Cemetery. Super spooky, and not on any map. If you know anything about the Arlington national cemeteries where they bury majority of the soldiers all across the United States, right. So they have a giant secret vault underneath it is very suss. Yeah.

Megan Sanchez:

I think Texas when I was looking at that article, or they were talking about like, in each state, like the most intense, like abandoned location that's, you know, got haunted stuff. One of the places in Texas that they mentioned was the Alamo. Which even though it's not abandoned, you don't have to, like break through anything to get in there. But and they use it more of a museum like the USS Wilmington, you know? Yeah, yeah.

Isaac:

And America is another story. I better watch a video on YouTube. It was part of a list of like, Scary Encounters urban exploring counters, and get us way back. Like maybe not I think about about was 10 years ago. But now the guy was still started. He's urban explorer, this building in a city. I think you said Detroit or New York, if ever which one? Some big city. And he always went to this place of urban explore because he was abandoned and stuff like that. And it's pretty cool to take pictures like Cory does. But one of the times he was there, he was upstairs and he heard these guys coming and talking. And he peeked around and saw they were to like gay mayor guys. Like they look like that they had guns in their inner in their, their pants, they can see clearly, and they're having to carry drugs with him. But what he found earlier that day was a backpack left behind that he thought maybe some left behind. But when he looked in the backpack, there was there's money in it. And he's like, oh shit, he thought to himself, this is probably left behind for drug busts. Yeah. And then lo and behold, no more than five minutes later, those guys show up for the money and leaving behind the drugs. So he literally hid. And you can see the footage from his camera where you had with him was he was hiding somewhere and you can hear the guys talking. This book will begin to build nuclear bugaboo if you could hear talking shit like that. Right? He's talking hiding in making sure that he's not seen because I guarantee if he was caught, he was likely to be killed. Dang. So not only you're dealing with ghosts you're dealing with probably Yeah.

Megan Sanchez:

Because that same website that you found the thought of that thought catalog that breaks down. It's a really good article. I believe they grabbed most of these from Reddit because it looks like Reddit usernames. Yeah. But there was one that was called there were scratch marks inside of the closet. Yeah. And it was by the name you see the thing is,

Isaac:

you see the thing is

Megan Sanchez:

anyways, this is a story that they brought in. I was in a house that the police confiscated from a biker gang that right there does not seem fun. My job was to access the damage for an insurance company. The walls were all painted white and the floor were sheets of plywood painted red or dark red. I was going around measuring each room opening doors no problem. I then open the linen closet and it had deep scratch marks on the inside and dents on the back of the door like someone was trying to escape. The freaky part was straight ahead at my head level was a round red splatter pattern on the back wall that had been painted over with a coat of white paint freaked me out like somewhat made me think like someone was trapped in there and then someone opened the door and shot them in the head. So yeah,

Isaac:

I asked CORBA here dealt with anything he said most of the time. He's only ever running from security guards or cops. Yeah, he never had to deal with any like that. But then in the in the Boston area, which we talked Whether before of how north east or even northern states seem to have more abandoned buildings, they versus the South as most because people live in a north are moving to the south, midway through their lives. So places like that get abandoned because they are no longer using for development.

Megan Sanchez:

And it's crazy to like, because over here, like what the hurricanes like, but there's like, a weird house in North Woods, right? And like that area, it's on Sue drive. It's got articles about it. Apparently, it's been abandoned for like since the 80s. And no one knows why no one has a story as to why that apparently this guy in November of this year of last year actually bought the house and is renovating it. But it's kind of makes you think like, okay, all of these years not a single person and tempted to buy the house. Like what's wrong with it? I mean, it does. It's very nice. It's big. Like it's got good structure to it. Maybe I should drive by Yes, I'm to drive. Yeah. But so when you look, when you look at the Thought Catalog, apparently you get weird stuff like that, like some some explorers have seen Bloods and weird animals touched by ghost or something unseen door slamming apparitions. Corey did if you guys haven't checked it out on Instagram, he let us post it but it's a picture of he was at I think he said I think it's called the Lakeville hospital. It was one of the first places he went. And it was an apparition in the window. And he was thinking that it was like a nurse. Which is crazy. Because like when he before I even zoomed in, like my third eye, I saw a woman looking down at like, I don't know, like, I like a folder looking thing book thing. So I don't know. Scene.

Isaac:

So in summary, when it comes to urban exploring, from what I've seen it funny enough, I remember, before we even met, I was one of the exploring because I would like to go to places that are abandoned and take things that otherwise would be worth stuff. I don't know. They're just by you thought when I was my, my teens I would now know that 100 objects, stuff like that as well. But then again, anything I will touch or something, I could probably take the hunted out of the Haunted object. But no, I now if I wanted to do it, like urban explorer place like that is just mostly for history reasons, because I like learning about the past and stuff like that. So see, like something a file that was in like the early 1800s, or like 1920s, or something like that reading the language or they use or something like that, or will happen in medicine or whatever, like any of that, like to see a medicine cool left behind that, you know, that's a worse something was cool collector thing that you keep yourself, I mean, but when it comes to parallel investigating, and urban exploring, they kind of go hand in hand. Yeah. Because not every location you go to is going to be laid out taken care of and available for you to investigate someplace, it's gonna be hard to get to someplace, you're gonna have to, you know, trudge through the mud or to the woods. And then you finally find the building that's falling apart. And you got to be careful to walk here, walk there. So you don't go to the floor and up in the basement, from the second floor. And go into locations like that is necessary for the reason that some spirits that are stuck there. hardly get anyone to contact with because no one's ever going to make it out there. Or into a certain spot that's relatively hard to get to. Yeah, so I think when we investigate more, we need to try to find place like that. Ran. It's gonna be a pain in the ass now, because we're not the most fittest people in the world. Most likely, I probably wouldn't try to fit I just try to bust my way through things. Yeah, just take him through.

Megan Sanchez:

No, no. Well, yeah, there's

Isaac:

not gonna fit to this door. Now I am.

Megan Sanchez:

Well, yeah, if we ever had to get chased by like, security guards or whatever. I might as well just get caught.

Isaac:

He kicked me out of here.

Megan Sanchez:

I'm sorry. I can't run. Um, but yeah. I don't know. I don't know. I did. For some reason. This is coming up. I don't know why. Maybe someone listening needs to hear it. I'm not sure. But it's kind of crazy because I don't know if anybody out there has ever dreamt about abandoned places. Like I tend to dream about this abandoned aquarium and abandoned water park all the time. I don't know if someone out there like is like Yeah, I have to, but there's a lot of abandoned like places that I've been to in on the astral plane. So not actual, they're not actual places that I know of who knows if they are, but I don't know. I'm curious to know if anybody else's dreamt of abandoned places.

Isaac:

The one place that I would like to go to that would cause Merve exploring skills to be used, but also a boat and breaking the law would be good to pavilion. That would be probably imagine the energy pool from there. But anyway, so next week's episode

Megan Sanchez:

is Dhaka one. Yes. It's called we're calling it the devil's places. Or the devil's place. Kind of like the devil's please better.

Isaac:

Sounds like a crappy restaurant.

Megan Sanchez:

A the devil's place your Bongo will burn when you leave here. Bad tacos? Anyways?

Isaac:

No, there's a place no as I called it, it's all Oh, I

Megan Sanchez:

was bad to say there's big game plays. Well,

Isaac:

I think it's off. There was backbone I think it was called but there was back room restaurant and Sam San Marcos area. Oh, yeah. And this is my hometown, Texas. It's called there was backbone because it's twists and turns highway this way up in the hill area. So if you drive off the edge here most likely gonna

Megan Sanchez:

put it to you this way. Sometimes the hills in that area are so well. It's called the hill country, but are so bad. I remember when I first started driving. I actually cried like it. It. Some people live on the side of the cliff in the hills. And it's just it's scary.

Isaac:

Yes. The Devil's places in a call to approximately four to six months and a Mudassar is cool. Bonus episodes. We are coming up.

Megan Sanchez:

Yeah. So one of the places that we are going to talk about that we've mentioned I think I forgot which episode we actually mentioned it on. But but so basically a doubles place or places is going to hit really dark haunted locations, like really dark places that apparently, like just Mark Yeah, exactly. So one of the places the devil's tree, I mean, it's got the name in the thing.

Isaac:

Yeah.

Megan Sanchez:

And we have a paranormal investigator that has been there multiple times, and can give you firsthand encounters. And that is Mike for War Party Paranormal. Yes.

Isaac:

But yeah, so look for that next week.

Megan Sanchez:

So the episode is gonna come out on the 11th. And then the following Wednesday, that's when Mike's bonus episode is gonna come out. And then that Friday, too, it'll have another episode that'll tie into everything.

Isaac:

Kind of a weird way to announce it. But all right. Yeah. Yes. So we got a bonus episode, Mike. No. Yeah, we have our episode. I did a following week, as I'm saying, Oh, yeah. Yeah. So yeah, bonus episode, Mike the following week after the episode. Yes. Yes. So yeah. That makes any sense to anybody.

Megan Sanchez:

Yeah.

Isaac:

Yeah, so yeah, look for that. In the bonus episode with Mike. We talked about investigations to places he's

Megan Sanchez:

Yeah cause he's been to a lot. He's been to been.

Isaac:

And yeah, Waverly Hills too.

Megan Sanchez:

Yeah.

Isaac:

So I also got another bonus episode. Don't know when it's going to be scheduled but I'll talk about that more next week. About what and who it is with but yeah, so as always,

Both:

catch your weirdos

Isaac:

Dare Don't you dare. Steal my line!. You're not going to hear me go yeah.

Megan Sanchez:

I don't know why my energy is all off right now. All over the place anyways. Okay, go ahead.

Isaac:

Stepping on my damn toes.

Megan Sanchez:

Go ahead.

Isaac:

As always, we'll catch you weirdos in the next one.

Megan Sanchez:

Yes.