URBAN EXPLORATION. PHOTOGRAPHY. HISTORY. THE ENVIRONMENT. (and bacon) (oh yea and zombies)
It’s happened to all of us. We take a wrong turn and find ourselves on a road which doesn’t feel right. The houses look like something out of Deliverance or Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and something in your bones tells you to drive as fast as you can before something bad happens. Maybe you know someone who stands out because they’re just a little different, someone so unusual that the entire town knows about it. Perhaps you’ve seen a UFO or strange lights in the sky, or maybe you’ve seen something unusual sitting on the roadside, like a 10 ft tall giant robot made of scrap metal, or a house that looks like a cookie jar.
This site is dedicated to all those people, places and things that make NJ unique; that make us go “woah” or say WTF?!? In this blog I will share with you what I’ve seen in my explorations. Now that this site is blog based, it will afford a lot more interaction between me and the reader. Have you seen something strange or unusual? I find these places one of three ways. I read about it in the mass media; I keep my eyes open for anything out of the ordinary; or someone tells me about it directly. I want to hear your tales of midnight riding, of getting trapped in an abandoned psych facility, and of course I welcome your photographs. Maybe just maybe, you’ve discovered the next Clinton Road and you don’t know it yet!
I am for the most part, non-judgmental about what I hear and what I see. I read a survey that said that 70% of people believe in UFO’s but only 10% would believe a friend who said he saw a UFO. For most of us, seeing is believing. I like to check things out for myself because I want to experience it for myself. I’m not here to debunk anything or tell anyone that what they experienced isn’t how it happened. I do believe that most events have much more mundane explanations then the wild reasons that are often thrown about, but that doesn’t mean I’m right. I’m not Charles Forte, Ripley, or even a Mythbuster. I like a good tale as much as anyone else, so share with us your strange adventures and I’ll tell the world on this site.
For me this is about so much more then urban exploration. I love photography and I love history. When i visit an abandoned factory, I want to know what it made, why it went out of business and what these wonderful machines did. This blog endeavors to be more then just “Oh look, pretty pictures”. I hope to let you know what it is you’re looking at. If I were a reader, i’d sure want to know.
This blog also focuses on the evnironment. NJ has over 20,000 superfund sites, more then any other state. There are a lot of abandoned factories and assorted properties leaking god knows what into the soil. I am very concerned about the environment and will cover such stories when they come across my radar.
Finally, I love bacon. I loved bacon long before it became a fad on the internet. I post about anything bacon related. It’s like bacon porn to me. So comes for the urban exploration. Stay for the bacon.