Two Friends Came Upon These Strange Pipes In The Woods, But What Was Lurking Below… OMG!
Somewhere in the former German Democratic Republic territory, a couple of weird looking metal pipes have been left sticking out from the ground in the woods. Children have been warned not to play near there. A pair of friends, being the curious guys that they are, decided to dig deeper… and found a terrifyingly awesome secret lurking beneath the ground.
They posted their creepy adventure online and the whole thing reads like a real spooky thriller. Check out their story below (edited for grammatical errors).
So when visiting an old friend in Northern Germany he told me about these weird periscope-like pipes in the woods. They often played there as kids but never were allowed to get near them.
We decided to check them out…
The entrance was not very hard to find, about a hundred meters from the periscopes, and surrounded by coniferous trees. It was covered with a wooden lid that was easy to remove by a crowbar.
View From Inside
The iron door you can see in the picture would swing back in but the lock was broken in the first place, so we couldn’t get trapped inside. Anyhow, the sight of a closed door in an environment like this wasn’t a nice thing to see.
What you can see here is what we would see for the next few minutes – nothing but endless, hospital-like hallways. The acoustics were, in a word, haunting.
A pipe and a plastic bag on the floor, from a local supermarket.
Junctions like this occured several times, we decided to keep straight ahead in order not to get lost. The holes in the wall on the right appeared to be punched with a hammer.
A Dead End
This what you see when you turn left on the intersection seen above. The narrow hole in the floor was filled with dirty water, nothing to see there.
Another Dead End
A little later, at the second intersection, we found what seemed like a clogged entrance covered in graffiti. Obviously we weren’t the first people to visit.
The Long Turn
The hallway, as we found out, wasn’t straight at all. It had several slight turns, expiring to a long one to the left. More random punches in the wall.
At this point we both were uncertain if we should proceed or get the hell out of there.
Notice the graffiti in the top right. The one on the left translates to “help”. The peace sign on the ceiling didn’t really make up for them.
First Heavy Door
This big yellow door came out of nowhere. We were expecting (yet hoping) for an exit or another dead end. Further on we found several of them, torn out with force as it seemed. We had no clue how a single person or even a couple of people would be able to open those, since they seemed as heavy as bank vault doors.
Heavy Door In Detail
There were cyrillic letters that were hard to decipher.
Sign On The Wall
Right next to one of the broken doors. It says “Exit no 2” according to a friend.
Pipes On The Ceiling
Perhaps these were used for ventilation.
After passing a lot – and I mean A LOT – of those heavy safe doors, another sign of human life appeared right in front of us. At this point the rooms seemed more and more wasted, as you can see the decayed walls.
A Look Back
Here you can get an impression of the number of heavy doors any visitor has to pass, placed directly one after another.
Closeup Of Graffiti
Proceeding onwards, the graffiti clearly read “Hallo satan, i love you”. Not something you wanna read down there. The smell at this point turned out to be really bad, like rotten organic stuff and old water. Sewer like, if you will.
Different angle on “satan” graffiti, seen on the wall to the left. We decided to enter the corridor on the front left.
The walls were massive and metal like, my friend and I suspected it to be lead or something similar. Notice small red number on the wall “2211”, and the cryptic painting in the background, made of black lines.
When you passed a few corners in the lead wall corridor, you’d set foot in this flooded area that was set a single step lower than the previous rooms. We only stuck our heads in to take some pictures. I decided to show this one, cause it has a ladder leading to another floor in it.
The Water Chamber
This is what we saw when we turned left. A bigger room, also flooded. I don’t know whether it was me or was the whole chamber slightly tilted. Notice another ventilation pipe right next to the door.
The Sitting Man
This was the first time on the whole tour I literally paniced. Terrified by the silhouette of this pile of rubbish resembling a crouching or sitting man, I screamed and nearly knocked over my friend. He was scared to death as well.
Flooded Hallway II
On the left we were stopped by another unpassable corridor (we didn’t want to ruin our shoes).
The Great Hall
We were already heading back to where we came from when my friend found this spooky gem. It was the biggest room so far, but only visible through little square holes in the walls, like tiny crenels. So he put his camera through and took this shot of a weird, big machine.
Back view of the machine. On the wall in the background, right below the ceiling pipes, you can see the narrow gap, from where he took the picture above.
Found in one of the tiny gaps to great hall.
Random Shoe In The Mud
Sign On The Floor
According to my friend it says something like “stay back” or “keep clear”.
The Submarine Hatch
This was the second last picture we took before our camera battery died. Situated right next to the Great Hall may be a reservoir of some kind. We never found out.
This is the ceiling of the probable reservoir. The spikes looked just like icicles but more likely were some kind of mineral phenomenon. Right after this shot the camera went dead and we headed back to the entrance. As this post proves, we both survived. Nonetheless it was the spookiest trip of my life.