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Sweating Bullets State Hospital

By dave | April 4, 2010

Unfortunately, this is one of those locations where the best parts of the story will have to remain a mystery. There was nothing particularly difficult about exploring this place but, being a 100% active campus with abandoned wings interspersed with active wings, things were definitely very interesting. I remember that the day we went here…

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DeSisto School

By dave | February 3, 2010

The DeSisto School was an experiment in alternative education methods for gifted but troubled children. There are many accounts of former residents of the boarding school on the internet, very few of them positive. Reports of abuse and mistreatment culminate in a story of the faculty allegedly delaying treatment for a girl who swallowed a…

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Eastern Point Light – January 2010

By dave | January 10, 2010
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Central Steam Power Plant – 2009

By dave | December 31, 2009
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Eastern Point Light – December 2009

By dave | December 27, 2009
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Book Tower

By dave | December 10, 2009
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Brewster Projects

By dave | December 8, 2009

These Brush Park housing projects were home to many notable people including Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson. They were also the inspiration for the claymation series “The PJ’s”. I had my reservations about visiting the Brewster projects and the drive through the neighborhood up to them did little to allay my fears.

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C.F. Smith

By dave | November 4, 2009

C.F. Smith was a grocery chain in the Detroit area that operated from 1910 into the 1950s. The buildings we explored were clearly a warehouse set up to store items for the chain. As with so many buildings like this, they had clearly seen a number of uses over the years before finally falling in…

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Jackson Sanatorium

By dave | July 20, 2009

Regarded as one of the easiest explores around, naturally we were spotted on the way in and ejected by the police. ┬áThe officer was very nice to us and called the owner to see if they were willing to let us go. ┬áThis is one time where having a massive amount of camera equipment with…

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Augusta Tissue

By dave | June 16, 2009

This tissue paper mill closed down under somewhat shady circumstances after changing owners several times. The mill was even held by the federal government for a time while the courts worked out what to do with some of the contested assets. During this time the mill was well secured and an extremely risky place to…

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