Thursday, January 28, 2010

Silent Hill

Beneath Centralia and surrounding areas lies a rich deposite of anthracite coal; very hard and compact, which burns slowly at a high temperature. Since the initial fire in 1962, the underground mine fires have spread some 400 acres, forcing the evacuation of homes in Centralia.


2 comments:

The Frog Queen said...

Wow, I have run into a lot of abandoned places lately, this one has come up several times, really interesting story. Enjoyed reading about and there are some amazing pictures out there.

Cheers!

JHMDF said...

I think I see Rotten Hill in the background...