Centralia Burning Ghost Town – Pennsylvania USA

Centralia, Pennsylvania was nearly entirely evacuated following a coal mine fire, burning beneath the town since 1962.

Centralia’s fire started in 1962, when residents turned an old strip mine into a dump, and setting the rubbish alight. The fire spread through an unsealed opening to the underground coal mines, igniting a seam of coal, and the fire has been burning to this day.

In 1992, Pennsylvania condemned the town and claimed it under eminent domain in an attempt for force the remaining residents out. Some sued, and were allowed to stay.

A section of State Route 61 was abandoned after it began to buckle and crumble from the underground fire.

The fire stretches 12km, and burns underneath an area of 15 square kilometres, 300 feet below ground, authorities say the fire could burn for another 250 years.

The town now mostly attracts tourists who visit an abandoned highway, where many profanities and obscene pictures are spray painted onto it, over time the highway has earned the nickname Graffiti Highway.

Centralia is rumored to have inspired Silent Hill.

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    1) At 3:40, he says “March, 2019”? – For some reason people are hearing me say 2019 at 3:40, I listened to the video, and I clearly hear 2018, which is what I said.

    2) Where did all the houses go? – I have not researched this answer, it is just a guess, but I would assume either the government relocated the houses to new plots of lands in another town, or once people moved out the government demolished the houses, so homeless people could not live in them.

    3) The cheerful jingling music doesn't really fit the video – Yes I know, but I made this video when I was using that music a lot, as I own the licence to it and it was kind of my theme music, but I started using more appropriate music for the topic as time went by.

  2. 🤔 hmmmmm,
    Now I could be wrong about this but I hope I'm not and if I am I do apologize.
    I think this is where they made that horror movie silent Hill at, I don't know if they made both parts here or just the first one. They actually need to do a movie on this,
    Like the history and on how it was before this happened and after it happened. I saw this way people will know they're all truth about this city or town

  3. With the technology we have now in the 21st century a solution can be developed that would restore this town there are methods to put out the fire one is a concept I'm still working on that I feel confident can put out at least 75% of the fire.

    One day I'm going to go there to do a survey for a project that may help

  4. I was just there a few days ago–everything is extremely grown over now. The vents aren't visibly smoking but I'm sure there are still gasses being exhausted. Every now and then you'd catch a tar/asphalt smell. Great spot to do a little off road driving as well. I didn't see a soul in the 2 hours I spent exploring.

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