About: Centralia - Hell on Earth - Town destroyed by ever burning coal mines
I'm writing a novel inspired by this town
seems like all those bore holes would work like intakes for oxygen to feed the fire
My house was taken over by eminent domain for a federal highway project. That was in 2009. No big deal...
Shoulda just routed the entire sewerage system and drainage systems into the burning veins of coal.
The problem goes back to 1876 when the church was in bed with the coal and iron police. Parishioners would be coerced to confess before mass and give up names of the Molly Maguire secret members. Wives and. Widows would not divulge their sons, brothers and husbands names. One Sunday at mass Father McDermott cursed the town and its Irish members for keeping secrets and being members of a secret society, fighting for the rights of coal miners. The priest claimed the whole town would burn in hell and only the church would be left standing. History shows that is exactly what happened. The church was built on bedrock. It's gone now too, I believe.
Good ole Tommy Larkin !
Centralized was hell on earth before the fire. You dummies the firemen were burning trash in an old mine pit !
The black and white film makes this much more disturbing.
Chilling final words... "....in 20 years, there will be no Centralia." And sadly, they were right.
Night of the Living Dead. They're coming to get you Barbara.
Wow insurance fraud must be just starting. That caller shows a con artist at work.
This is why you need to enact and create wet zones during controlled fires. You need at least a mile of a wet zone in all directions radially outward from the fire. It's now inevitable and inescapable that the northeastern sandwich zone states will need to be evacuated because of the unextinguished anthrocite coalmine fire spreading.
What I want to know is.. how that match holding firefighter felt after the fact and was he left to live to tell about it.
Tom Larkin nailed it. "...in 20 years maybe, there will be no Centralia."
Pretty cool.. Also cool seeing my brother mike and I believe his friend also named mike at the end👍👍
The person who spoke the last sentence in the film called it. It's a shame.
. . . ANDY OSTROWSKI HAS REVEALED THE "BURNING" AS A PLANNED DISRUPTION, TO ALLOW LAND-GRAB. THE WHOLE THING IS A MEDIA-HYPED TRICK. CENTRALIA IS WORLD'S LARGEST KNOWN ANTHRACITE COAL DEPOSIT. THINK ABOUT THAT -- THE PEOPLE, INDIVIDUAL LAND OWNERS, HAD TO GO. IN ANOTHER GENERATION OR THREE, THE NEW LAND/MINERAL "OWNERS" (THE GRABSTERS) WILL REAP THE PROFITS. LOOK AT WHAT THEY DID TO ANDY OSTROWSKI.
It's just so sad.I can't imagine having to leave the house I grew up in.Even my Grandparents house was sold and torn down for all new homes.I have not gone down their road since it sold.
This was eerie!!well done film.
Fire department set it on fire. Epic.