Urban Exploration TX
Posted 25 May 2004 - 09:30 PM
For anyone unfamiliar with urban ex it's the practice of going where you're not supposed to be. EG: abandoned buildings, churches, schools, hospitals, anywhere with a rich interesting history. Be advised that it is not fully legal, and breaks trespassing laws.
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Posted 15 June 2004 - 02:20 AM
Posted 15 June 2004 - 04:38 AM
What places have you explored in tx? Any results?
Posted 15 June 2004 - 08:37 AM
I always say things like 'not fully legal' because most places are barred off for obvious reasons, people are afraid of vandalism, theft, and being liable for injury. Wheras most people in urban exploration follow rules like:
If there's not a way in, you weren't meant to go in. Breaking locks, doors, or windows is a big nono. (You'd be surprised how many places leave the doors wide open)
Don't steal anything. Your only souvenier should be the pictures you take and the feelings you get by being there.
Leave everything as you found it. It's childish and disrespectful to inscribe another persons property with things like "I wuz here"
Use common sense about dangerous areas, test old floors like you would test ice on a frozen lake, carry fluids, bring at least 1 friend, cell phone (on vibrate), flashlight, first aid kit, work gloves, durable shoes that have quiet soles, clothes you don't mind getting dirty, and although it's not required, I always suggest a HEPA equipped breathing respirator for areas where you might encounter dust or asbestos.
There are places I've obtained permission to explore, but most sites are owned by the state, or by companies who plan to tear buildings down and build condo's on them. It's nearly impossible to get in touch with someone. (I really have no interest in talking to the latter anyhow)
I've never seen any paranormal activity, but I've probably been looking at things the wrong way. I've never taken a tape recorder but maybe I should start.
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