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  • Rumoured Top Secret Aircraft That Probably Never Flew

    Rumoured Top Secret Aircraft That Probably Never Flew

    There is nothing more fascinating in the aviation world than the “black projects” – aircraft programs that are so secret that even those with the highest security clearance have no idea they exist. But occasionally the veil of secrecy is accidentally lifted, offering a fleeting glimpse into this shadowy world. Here we take to the air with six of the world’s most classified aircraft (assuming they exist, that is!).

     
  • UFO Houses: The “Ruins of the Future”

    UFO Houses: The “Ruins of the Future”

    Some buildings are way ahead of their time, blazing their own trail decades ahead of the curve. Sanzhi Pod City is one such place – abandoned two years after it was begun, it lay abandoned for 28 years before finally being torn down. Up until that time, it was known as the mysterious “ruins of the future”.

     
  • 6 Bizarre Buildings to Boggle the Mind

    6 Bizarre Buildings to Boggle the Mind

    American architect Julia Morgan said: “Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.” Whether or not you agree with Morgan’s sentiments, her words could not have related more perfectly to these bizarre architectural specimens from far flung corners of the world. Here are six buildings that really do speak for themselves!

     
  • 10 Spectacular Aircraft Ejections

    10 Spectacular Aircraft Ejections

    They say any landing you walk away from is a good one. But does the same thing go for ejecting? In this amazing sequence of footage we see aircraft colliding with one another, overshooting aircraft carrier runways and simply breaking apart in mid-air – with the pilots at the controls “banging out” out at the last possible second.

     
  • Mighty O to Great Carrier Reef: Chronology of a Sunken Aircraft Carrier

    Mighty O to Great Carrier Reef: Chronology of a Sunken Aircraft Carrier

    On May 17, 2006 the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany was sunk off the coast of Florida, becoming the world’s largest artificial reef. This article, including 41 great images, examines Oriskany’s naval career from construction to the Vietnam War to her final fate as a haven for marine life and recreation spot for divers.

     
  • Silent Station: Buffalo Central Terminal

    Silent Station: Buffalo Central Terminal

    Buffalo Central Terminal is an imposing Art Deco railway station in Buffalo, New York. Opened in 1929 for the New York Central Railroad, it could accomodate more than 3,200 passengers every hour, but today is a silent relic of its former self.

     
  • In Pictures: Vulcan XH558 – Last of a Legend

    In Pictures: Vulcan XH558 – Last of a Legend

    This mighty delta forms the unmistakable outline of the iconic Vulcan bomber, Britain’s Cold War nuclear deterrent. The Vulcan in the picture, XH558, is the last flying example of the type, kept alive by a dedicated team of enthusiasts and the unconditional support of her fans. But not all Vulcans have been so lucky…

     
  • Is there Beauty in Urban Decay?

    Is there Beauty in Urban Decay?

    The answer is highly subjective, but many urban explorers and those fascinated by hidden history would say “yes”. Smashing Magazine explores the subject of urban decay in a fantastic must-see photo essay, while this collection of 42 stunning images should help you decide. Please let us know what you think!

     
  • The Abandoned Town of Centralia, Pennsylvania

    The Abandoned Town of Centralia, Pennsylvania

    In the small town of Ashland, Pennsylvania, Route 61 takes an unexplained detour, while a sign saying “Keep Out” straddles the original highway. Anyone who ignores the warning will arrive in the abandoned town of Centralia, where an underground mine fire has been burning since 1962.

     
  • The Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia

    The Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia

    The spellbinding Pinnacles in the eponymous Pinnacles Desert are among Australia’s most impressive limestone rock formations. Created from the seashells of an ancient ocean rich in marine life, the shells were broken down into lime rich sand blown inland to form high dunes. From these dunes, the formation of the Pinnacles emerged.

     
  • The Semi Submerged Church at Curon Venosta

    The Semi Submerged Church at Curon Venosta

    Some time ago Weburbanist did a fantastic article entitled 7 Submerged Wonders of the World, highlighting an astounding selection of underwater cities, monuments and statues. Here’s one with a twist! This semi-submerged bell tower is all that can be seen of the church at Curon Venosta, a small Northern Italian town flooded to make way for an artificial lake.

     
  • 6 Overgrown Cemeteries, Tombs and Catacombs

    6 Overgrown Cemeteries, Tombs and Catacombs

    We’ve all experienced those cliched opening scenes of horror films where the wind whistles through the trees of an overgrown cemetery. But some cemeteries are so eerie that it’s hard not to be taken in by the tangled grave stones fit for any Hammer Horror production and catacombs worthy of Indiana Jones.

     
  • The Enigmatic Nasca Lines

    The Enigmatic Nasca Lines

    The mysterious Nasca Lines etched into the desert of Peru are among the world’s most puzzling ancient geoglyphs. Photographer Christian Haugen has captured one of the many carvings fantastically, which also include stylised hummingbirds, monkeys, sharks, lizards and so on.

     
 


 
 
 

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