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A December day and night in a previously unexplored part of Iola Sanitarium. There were prisoners (and prison guards) on the grounds in the afternoon, apparently this is one of the places the county brings them for exercise.

This room is cleaner than mine. I’m a bit surprised there are no squatters here, especially with the electricity still on!
Living Room

This didn’t quite come out as intended.

This one did…

We called this one the Murder Room. Even if all that got murdered was some film props.

And this is where it gets interesting… all the outlets work, and a few lights are still on!

More photos here

Fluid Dynamics 103

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Third time at the Fluid Dynamics factory; not that I especially wanted to go back, but it’s a place the new Concrete Collective hasn’t seen, and we have a ride out there, so why not go for it…

Watch out where the huskies go, never eat ammonia snow!
So Not Snow

Whittiker’s First Law: Every abandonment has a shopping cart

Whittiker’s Second Law? The front door always opens!

This little gadget is an explosimeter. Properly calibrated, it will let you know if the air where you are standing is imminently explosive. Luckily it is reading a 0% chance of blowing ourselves up. Unfortunately, the batteries are probably dead.

Sulfur. So much sulfur. And brimstone.

See it all.

Colossal Cave Adventures

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It is dark. It is likely that you will be eaten by a grue. At the bottom of a long ladder, there are two passages, both alike. One goes nowhere. The other leads to a long, dark, endless tunnel.


Your headlamp is not bright enough to see very far, so you continue on into the blackness.

Suddenly, something reeks. You look around at the walls, and see this alien life form.

It lets you pass into its chamber. Sound behaves strangely here.

(Most of) our intrepid crew; Josh and Rachel wandered off somewhere, we should probably look for them sometime…

A night at the opera. This room resonates LOUD at low F#.

Aha! I found our missing adventurers

At last, the end. This tunnel is close to 10 miles long, not even counting the branch routes.

A few more I didn’t bother to post here