About: RARE Footage & News Stories - Centralia Mine Fire
Wow! Great that you have saved those VHS videos! Also because there's not much left of Centralia, except for a cemetary and a church ... I sometimes think that goverments want to put things behind closed doors by acting in the ways they do ... But fortunately, there are those VHS tapes you have saved!
WOW! That was very interesting! Heartbreaking!! They could have just flooded the coal mine. However then it would have created more issues than a fire and created more sink holes and so forth. I have never seen anything like this. Thanks for sharing!
This is in my area and it is beyond heartbreaking and sad. The efforts to save this little town have never gone unnoticed over the years since 1962. Even up til this past October 2018 when they hosted the 5th Annual Centralia Cleanup. So many people have gone there to visit Graffiti Highway and to get a first hand experience of what it is today, that so many have thrown their trash all over of what is left there today. Even though it is no longer recognized as the coal mining town that put them on the map, they are now known as Pennsylvania's Lost Town, due to their unfortunate events that took place. It's a shame that so many people had to lose their homes that they thought they would live in for the rest of their lives, but it was "Home" to more than 1,000 residents and only 7 remained in 2013. Even though it's abandoned, that doesn't give people the right to use it as their personal dumping ground. I wish that people could understand that and if they really want to help, maybe instead of bringing their cameras and their garbage, maybe they should get involved in the next annual clean up day or donate to help at least restore what beauty remains...https://www.centraliapa.org/help-cleanup-centralia-5th-annual-cleanup-day-october-20-2018/
So what happens when the whole northeast has to be evacuated because nobody has tried hard enough to put out the coal fire in Centralia? It has and is spreading further than just through Centralia. This is in fact a national threat and really needs to be dealt with. You can get back to your greed once lives get saved and the fire is dealt with.
I live in Harrisburg and I wasn't born yet when this happened but I'm glad I got to see this footage because I've asked some people around here and they remember ALL this but they just put their heads down....they knew it was BAD for the town. Eventually I'm going up there ...I just got the vehicle I need to take a trip
The government really screwed this town over
Great footage. Glad you saved these. Its really sad to see it all gone.
We got some shale or some rocks or some sort from that mine! I don’t actually know what the rocks are
How interesting ...so much visual history for that area would have been lost if you had not rescued this video. It tells the complete story ..and the quality of the picture wasn't bad at all. Thanks for sharing it.
WHOA!! That hair!
they were right, the fire did move on..
I know there is Coal under the Town and in a Close Region of the Town at Least Over 10 Miles also Has Coal under it to but it hasnt bursted to Flames THANK GOD But Seriously it shiuld be Put out maybe close it of and Pump Water into it
Is the blonde lady who was the mayor the former mayor who lived in the last abandoned house in Centralia?
''much more cohesive and much more aggressive
'' (in pursuit of their goals).
Kick them out, put out the fires and then pipe a river in to mix with silt and flood the effing mine.
Great video. I wonder if the government could have done more to put out the fire,
I THINK THE VIDEO YOU DID EXPLORING THE MAYORS OLD HOUSE WAS PRETTY GOOD.. BUT I JUST REALIZED SOMETHING...
THE PROM DRESSES IN THE CLOSET MAY HAVE COME FROM THAT DRESS FACTORY...
BECAUSE I LOOKED AT THE FABRICS AND THE STYLE OF DRESS IN THE VIDEO.. KIND OF LOOKS VERY SIMILAR... JUST MY OPINION...
The distortion in this video <3 I love it.
Let's make an interactive silent hill town out of centralia. Make a shit load of money too.