About: Centralia - Hell on Earth - Town destroyed by ever burning coal mines
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.
I have to laugh about all the citizens blaming and accusing the government. ARE they blaming their own town leaders who started this fire and failed to put it out? No. THey expect the feds to come in to rescue them. Why? Why is this a federal problem? Or even a state problem for that matter. "Oh my", cries one resident, "the government will only give me $17k for my home!!!" Did he ever stop to ask himself why he expects the state or feds to bail him out of a problem created by himself and his own neighbors? There should have been a class action lawsuit brought against the borough and their insurance made to cough us to buy up the properties at a fair market value.
The statement being made @ 6:15
is so true. It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: "Change only happens when the people who are unaffected are just as outraged as the people who are."
Similar to the Downfall of Times Beach Missouri
The was a comment made by one couple that when the bore holes were drilled near their home they originally tested at 54 degrees. Some time later one tested at 300 degrees and the other at 600 degrees. It would be hugely ironic if the bore holes directed the fire by providing air.
The makers of this film forgot about the Mobil gas station in town. The Amoco station wasn't the only gassy here.
Perfect example of the government mishandling a problem and screwing over the citizens.
The government drilled holes to see where fire was. Anyone knows you ad air to fire if you ever want to put it out. The government killed the town on purpose.