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Date:

07/23/2011

Name:

Christian

Location:

Coon Rapids

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Dude this site kick asss me and my friends also like doin this exact thing. For instance, we went to the train wreckage and we got kicked out by a cop, who was a dick. Keep doin what you're doin. One love.

 

 

 

Date:

07/08/2011

Name:

Nicole

Location:

St. Paul

Homepage:

None

Comments:

What you guys do is amazing. Keep doing it and keep posting it. I'm hooked.

 

 

 

Date:

07/06/2011

Name:

Brandon Dorey

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

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Date:

06/24/2011

Name:

Mr.Schlappy

Location:

Minneapolis

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Funny we have never bumped into each other in both of our adventures by the way did you ever venture in one of the Ad mill silo's off of Hiawatha? The center one had a series of underground tunnels leading away from it going towards downtown was an incredible experience only thing i didn't like were the "WHITE ASS HUGE FUCKING SPIDERS"!!!!

Anyways the tunnels eventually led to a huge cavern with either underground lake or pond.

Happened upon your site ten years ago and was just tooling around again on the net and bang there you guys are again

 

 

 

Date:

05/05/2011

Name:

Tyler Myers

Location:

Funkytown

Homepage:

http://www.google.com

Comments:

Where can I sign up for the adventure where we adventure through an urban environment overrun by zombies? Also, do I get a choice between zombies that have risen from hell or zombies that were caused by some kind of disease gone out of control? If so, I think I'd prefer the infectious zombies... who knows how hard it would be killing something from hell.. or if they could even be killed. Anyway, what should I wear? Do I need to bring my own bat? Will you provide lunch? Get back to me soon please.

 

 

 

Date:

04/27/2011

Name:

Kyle

Location:

Duluth

Homepage:

None

Comments:

You guys should come up to duluth and check out the old Nopeming Nursing home up here. I think it would good addition to your site. my email is holleyefi@aol.com if you need help finding it.

 

 

 

Date:

04/20/2011

Name:

HAS1

Location:

Southern, Oregon

Homepage:

http://none

Comments:

I always did a lot of "exploring" as a kid, now I am in my early 30's and never knew there was a "group" of amazing and interesting individuals, who had taken my childhood loves of exploring and discovery well into a "movement" of sorts. I have not gone Exploring in years, sad to say but, true.

 

 

 

Date:

04/01/2011

Name:

TJ

Location:

Grand Rapids

Homepage:

http://facebook.com/thilmany

Comments:

what you guys do is great i have always done this stuff in my hometowns if you know of any good places around grand rapids please send me an email and let me know thank you

 

 

 

Date:

03/27/2011

Name:

Doug a.k.a. ohkeepa

Location:

Kentucky

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Sorry for a second entery into the guest book. I had to add some important information to my first signing. About angel cave i had mentioned the final room looked like a rock quary like it had been man made and cut because if the almost flat walls to the naked eye they are flat but im sure if you really measured the walls there would have to be undelation. Anyways the roof of the room is flat as well with about 200 or so yards of earth above it to the surface so there is no way that was man made the only way in the way i spoke of is no where big enouph to get a shove thru in some cases that alone a huge piece of equipment in to cut the room. To the angels my theory on that is the wall they are on is bumpy which all the walls are like rough with a lot of lime deposits that had caught on a spot over the years on the way down the wall in the water from above and started collecting in that spot and many many other spots. So i think the wall had a original surface that was perfect to catch the lime in a certain way to form the angels over the years and years and years of lime deposits.My only guess on the rest of the angels the smaller and smaller ones is as the first one was formed the pattern was able to repeat its self down the wall. My group has several pics of the cave through out but sadly im not in possesion of any ive contacted the group photographer back then in hopes to get copies so i can post them one day.Its a unbelieveable sight the first time, its that ahhh moment that you never forget and makes the mind wonder and question things you have learned to be true and things that were learned to be false.I remember the chill bumps as my flashlight lite up the angels for the first time. Like in the movie urban explorations into the darkness we had several parties in the cave, never to leave trash and we never signed the explorer wall, even though i wanted to add my name to the long list of explorers that ventured in. The 300 yard journey takes about 1 hour and a half to get to the main last room the angel room so round trip straight in and out is a 3 hour trek with a 2 hour prior climb up the mountain and about a hour or so back down mostly sliding on your bottom. Id love to take any true explorer there and one day i might plan a trip on here to see who is interested. Back when i was going to caves a lot i weighed about 40 pounds less. 170 back then 210 now and fat mans squeeze is the one thing i think about when i think im going to make a trip to angel cave.Its a huge boulder that fell out of the ceiling way way back before 1970 because it was noted in the book. It fell in a coridor hallway and wedged against the walls leaving a small space at the bottom to crawl under, someone before us had removed as much of the dirt floor as possible under the rock so we can slide under.Which if you can fit takes 5 seconds to get under, the other option is to climb over the boulder which takes about 10 minutes or more. Last thing the cave is suppose to be haunted, we had some experiences and the author mentioned some things in passing. Our experience and i was a witness, we had 2 new people with us they bought these cheap 2 buck flashlights that comes with generic D batteries. One of the lights gave out on the way in aobut half way in, we tried to fix it but couldnt get the connections inside to stay on the batteries. so we left it taken apart in a spot so we could grab it on the way out. He was able to navigate with the light off his watch, it is that dark in there. He stayed in the back of the line so he could use his watch light. I was the lead man on the way out and we turn a corner and i see a light shinning up ahead and thought another group was coming through basically the couple of friends that was not there that night i thought they had come to try and catch up. I was wrong the left behind flash light was reassembled and on shinning at us as we turned the corner.We have pics of it but how can we ever prove that the pics were not a staged thing so we just laugh at the pics but know the story of the strange picture of a cheap flash light laying on the cave floor shinning bright.Other smaller less things have happened too, nothing worth note.

 

 

 

Date:

03/27/2011

Name:

Doug a.k.a. ohkeepa

Location:

kentucky

Homepage:

None

Comments:

just watched the documentary on netflix, im excited and glad to see the "city boys and girls" finally getting their hands dirty. Just joking and breaking the ice of sorts. I grew up in the foot hills of the appalachian foot hills in south eastern Kentucky, now I reside in the big town of Louisville, which is too too much concrete and pavement and not enouph trees. Littered through out the late 80's thru mid 90's my "country explorers" we did caves mostly. Mainly because thats all we had was mountains full of undeveloped caves and old hand dug mines.The mines not so much very few accually. I had found a guild this fellow wrote in the local libary one day back in my teens which he had mapped out with written explanations of the caves in our area.It soon became our holy grail. We did every cave in the book adding a few along the way except 2 of a 3 part cave system which required scuba gear to get thru to the rest of the caves.Not many scuba companies in the hills of Kentucky.Im writing for 2 reasons, first you have inspired my roots to new avenues I'd never before thought of city exploration I LOVE IT! second to tell a quick story of my own, the cave is called angel cave named by I guess the author of our holy grail book. The cave is unique in that its partly natural cracks in the limestone and water cut.Starting with a 55 gallon drum size hole 2 hours up the side of a mountain, i mean its like some sort of a drill that size cut this enterance but thats not the case its almost perfectly round and its about a 10 yard crawl thru to the first room. Finding this cave these days i would think would be alot easier with GPS back then it was hard, no markers of any kind just alot of trees and rocks, As i remember the book only told where to park your car to start climbing straight up the mountain. It is about 300 yards deep straight back with climbing and crawling. It has about 4 or so side rooms and a couple drop down rooms that are not that big. The thing about the cave is the last room it is a wonder of nature, it looks like a rock quary almost perfectly straight walls that form a almost perfect rectangle. you end in a hole in the wall of the room the floor is said to be 70 feet down and the ceiling is about 30 feet up from where you stand, its like a indiana jones made over feeling. the opposite wall is about 60 or so feet across.So if you can imagine its huge retangle room, while looking to your left you can see the water dripping down the wall which over years has formed a perfect angel as if she is leaving a perch ready to fly off. she stands on the shoulders of another angel, and the pattern repeats down the wall. The top and biggest angel is about 15 or so feet tall you can see her full body head, chest, legs, and wings that are tucked behind her but slightly begining to open, the next one down is about 8 feet tall, the next is about 5 feet and so on each getting smaller. there is about 5 angels each standing on each others shoulders leaning out from the wall. There are names in there from the late 1800's i cant remeber the oldest we found. Last thing the bottom of the room is filled with water and silt or sand from the limestone we dont know how deep but the book author repeled down to measure the room and he said the water goes out somewhere. The sample of the water he took was 98% pure clean water. the limestone acts like a wonderly natural filter. Cant wait to find my first "city" spot thanks.

 

 

 

Date:

03/16/2011

Name:

John

Location:

Minneapolis

Homepage:

http://www.reddit.com/r/minnesota/

Comments:

The photos of Abbott Hospital were really nice. I lived within a block of the hospital for the last few years - it seemed that demolition had started and then stalled somewhere around the credit crunch in 2008.

The hospital is still just a big dark husk - the place creeped me out walking by at night with its hundreds of dead empty windows. Really interesting to see what's inside, as well as some of its history.

 

 

 

Date:

03/02/2011

Name:

Spooky Mulder

Location:

Minneapolis

Homepage:

http://www.google.com

Comments:

Hey Action Squad, this is Spooky Mulder of team X, the info supplied has been very insightful! We have gained entrance into the steam tunnels after a year of exploring, got into subterranean levels of the UofM campus, Montana mills and many others. Was looking for ways we could contribute -The truth is out there

 

 

 

Date:

02/25/2011

Name:

Jeff Fossen

Location:

Hinckley

Homepage:

None

Comments:

I worked at good old Abbott from 1978 until it merged with Northwester in 1980/81. Thanks for all the great photos and all the great history. Keep up the good work!!
Jeff

 

 

 

Date:

02/17/2011

Name:

Ben

Location:

Minneapolis

Homepage:

None

Comments:

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Date:

02/14/2011

Name:

Ray

Location:

Maplewood MN

Homepage:

http://ray.gar41@usfamily.net

Comments:

There is sooooo much history looking at this site. It's awesome.
I love nostalgia and history of St Paul. The Hamm's Brewery certainly had so much history. When I am in that area visting a friend at the Cerenity Nursing Home on Margaret St and Greenbier St, I walk over to the end of the street and gaze at the abandoned building and wonder what it looks like inside after all these years? If those walls could talk...the people that used to work there (I am sure there are some people still living that used to work there. How they made per hour back in those times. If Theodore was good to his employees. Thanks for bringing back some history on this remarkable site. Appreciate it.

 

 

 

Date:

02/13/2011

Name:

Nealster

Location:

Bloomington

Homepage:

None

Comments:

You guys are fucking nuts ;) Sure wish I could go.
My kids do this kind of thing so I have to watch the grandkids while they are gone. Maybe someday...

 

 

 

Date:

01/30/2011

Name:

Greg

Location:

Andover, mn

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Keep it up!

 

 

 

Date:

01/26/2011

Name:

Josh

Location:

Minneapolis

Homepage:

http://www.facebook.com

Comments:

Urbex is the greatest thing ever. In my small hometown, I thought it was boring, until I began exploring and it was well worth it. You guys kick ass.

 

 

 

Date:

01/24/2011

Name:

Pablo

Location:

ct 2 tc

Homepage:

http://giant.com

Comments:

do not approve this...

grand adventure you seek?
a place only I can take you...

I have the key to the golden door.
Start at my IP ... end in paradise.

step 2 ... no way foshay, who would have known.

step 3 ... hands and knees hand and knees ... I will know when you have found it...

after you do better things will come ... im sure of it

 

 

 

Date:

01/21/2011

Name:

jrregan

Location:

Chandler, AZ

Homepage:

None

Comments:

InactionMax? Where are you? Please don't be afraid to admit growing old. You've show you know the concept of mentorship... Perhaps, the helm should be passed?

 

 

 

Date:

01/19/2011

Name:

Dale

Location:

Mpls

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Love it!
I stumbled upon your site about 10 years ago and enjoyed the early adventures at the Ford plant.
Now, today I came across it again. Hey! I remember this site! Wow! Look at all the other cool places that have been explored. I have killed about 2 hours here at work going through it picture by picture.
When I was in my teens and early 20's me and some friends used to explore the caves in St.Paul, and the occasional abandoned building like the flour mills for example along the Mississippi River before the area was sanitized for the use of Yuppies.
So I am right there with you! Maybe not in person, but in spirit.
Damn good times.
Keep up the good work of chronicling these historic places before they are laid ruin.
I'm bookmarking it now.

 

 

 

Date:

01/09/2011

Name:

CatchMeIfUCan

Location:

ny

Homepage:

None

Comments:

If your ever in NY and want to know about a few great places to visit mostly upstate NY but worth the trip....you can reach me @ my facebook page the name is Urban Xploration...

 

 

 

Date:

01/03/2011

Name:

What (Sydney Cave Clan)

Location:

Sydney NSW AUstralia

Homepage:

None

Comments:

just wanted URBAN EXPLORERS -Into the Darkness again love the work you've done!

 

 

 

Date:

12/26/2010

Name:

SteveKlund

Location:

Havelock, NC

Homepage:

None

Comments:

I just saw the article regarding Hillcrest bowling Centre / "Hafner's".
MY first job was a busboy there in 1967 and left there upon enlistment into the Marines in 1971. I have very fond memories. Don was a demanding but fair employer. He expected each employee to give their best and would let you know when you were not. He and his brother Al taught me many lessons regarding life, leadership, and business ethics. I spent many hours learning how to bowl and participating in leagues there. When my wife and I married, we had our wedding dinner / reception there (she worked as a waitress in the Rumpus Room for 3 years prior to us getting married). I remember Don "escorting" more than one teen off premise when attempting to get cigarettes from a vending machine. I also remember the Head Chef "Mac" discussing(?) (with meat cleaver in hand) with a customer why he should not have asked for katsup to put on a filet mignon. The heat of the rumpus room kitchen in the dead of winter matched a day in death valley, standing outside in -20 degree to cool off. I have many memories of Hafner's / Hillcrest Bowling Alley.
Thank you for your article!

 

 

 

Date:

12/18/2010

Name:

Josh Madden

Location:

Minneapolis

Homepage:

http://www.facebook.com

Comments:

Hey. Tried getting onto your site, and this is what comes up:
Multiple Choices
The document name you requested (/index.php) could not be found on this server. However, we found documents with names similar to the one you requested.
Available documents:

/index.html (common basename)
Please consider informing the owner of the referring page about the broken link.

Just a heads up. Maybe it's my computer. Maybe it's your servers. Thanks for the incredible stories. My goal for the weekend is to read every story you've posted. I'm more than halfway there.

 

 

 

Date:

12/16/2010

Name:

Beast

Location:

World

Homepage:

http://www.actionsquad,org

Comments:

Action Squad. Your site is a great addition to the history of MN. Without it we would never know this part of our history. Cruised around the Schmidt Brewery last year and found the urban explorer tags. Some great stuff in there still. the vault door is the most impressive I thought, the mechanisms, gold inlay, and receipts from the 50s in back rooms. Weird how all the stuff is still in there. I was able to grab a floor plan from one of the offices.

Came across your guy Brick at the state fair and he's a fool. His wife is a corrections officer or something? can't trust that!

My five year old has been bitten by the same bug as all of us after we came across a hidden cave at Lilydale and crawled in. Keep the dream alive, I'm going back the Ireland, with access to some ancient crypts in the summer, I'll send some pics. Just taking a trip down memory lane.

 

 

 

Date:

12/16/2010

Name:

abraham lister

Location:

chicago

Homepage:

None

Comments:

I live in chicago and have been urban exploring their lately. Some of the most beautiful decay Ive seen. If youre lucky enough to be in the area, check out braches candy factory and the damen silos.

 

 

 

Date:

12/13/2010

Name:

Jesse Flath

Location:

Hazen, ND

Homepage:

http://www.westernfrontierins.com

Comments:

First found your site years ago, looking for Hamm's stuff on the internet.
Just made my way back to it and your updates to your adventures and the updates to the site are great!
I would have loved to be along on the Hamm's adventure, cant beat history like that!

 

 

 

Date:

12/11/2010

Name:

Laura

Location:

MINNESOTA

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Hi.

 

 

 

Date:

12/07/2010

Name:

BillHicks420

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Great work! Just saw the Urban Exploration docu.

Also,
hairy nude chick is hot!

Seem to be a couple of punk fans doing this. AWESOME

 

 

 

Date:

11/29/2010

Name:

Gabby

Location:

minneapolis

Homepage:

None

Comments:

You Guys Are Amazing. you are all kickass. you guys are so inspirational keep doing what you do you guys killer :))))

p.s Max your very handsome :)

 

 

 

Date:

11/12/2010

Name:

Tak3shi

Location:

Minnesota

Homepage:

http://darcdragon.com

Comments:

Was introduced to this years ago by a group of friends in SE Asia. Did quite a bit of it with them.... Nice to see there are some folks here who have the same ideas... Had not done much of this the past few years. but grateful to a friend who introduced me to the site and ring...
Thanks

 

 

 

Date:

11/10/2010

Name:

Ryan Hacker

Location:

Kansas City, Mo

Homepage:

None

Comments:

love what you guys do!!!!

 

 

 

Date:

11/07/2010

Name:

KC

Location:

Lowertown Saint Paul

Homepage:

None

Comments:

hey i love the site, just found it out.
just wanted to say that some of my friends showed me a vast series of tunnels that went under st paul, and a secret room with tables and benches carved in the wall.
but i believe it to be your Labyrinth after seeing some of your pics.
i only went once and i was not prepared
it totally blew my mind away!!
but today i tried again with some more friends to explore even more of it and apparently the only entrance we know of is now sealed up =/
i just wanted to know if your entrance is also sealed so i can keep exploring for different openings.

 

 

 

Date:

11/03/2010

Name:

Al Smith

Location:

East St.Paul, MN

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Hey! I love the site! I just got done doing a run of the Hamms Brewery (We sadly didn't get to see the caves, Next trip.). We went all over the upper levels and found a wierd kind of alcove that actually surrounded an older part of the brewery! I've also been scouting around the bluffs on the St.Paul side of the river and found three caves at the base of the bluff right inbetween the Robert st bridge, and the Wabasha st bridge. One is sealed with cinder blocks and a steel door that's also welded shut. The oone to the right of it is mostly sealed with rebar and spray concrete, but someone has removed some rebar and spray crete to get in. the last one is sealed with what looks like either red quartz or red granet. there is a small hole in the sandstone at the base that could be widened enough to wiggle through. I believe these all are in the vicinity of Cobbs Caves and the TCRT tunnels. I'm also intrested in joining you guys for a trip if your up for it! Great site!

Thanx!
Al

 

 

 

Date:

11/01/2010

Name:

alex ahlberg

Location:

st paul mn.

Homepage:

None

Comments:

i want to talk to you gus in person or on the phone i have some quetions and coments .. please call me 651-808-4795. i am 19 and from st paul mn. i share many intorests and have been to many places you have been. please call me. i have a question!!!!!!!!!!!!thank you

 

 

 

Date:

10/30/2010

Name:

Loliburger

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

I'm glad you're still alive and not in jail... reading your site over the summer I noticed you had not updated...

 

 

 

Date:

10/25/2010

Name:

Mark Anderson

Location:

Detroit Mi

Homepage:

None

Comments:

we used to party in the 'univac caves' in the mid '70s...got in thru a storm drain west of the watergate marina, across the river from Mendota...explored it pretty well, and never found an opening into the rest of the system...this part is about two miles SE of the Ford complex, across the river from Minnehaha park.
Your site is excelent! Keep up the good work. Feel free to contact me. BRAVO!!!

 

 

 

Date:

10/25/2010

Name:

alan

Location:

Erie, pa

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Awsome site keep up the good work

 

 

 

Date:

10/22/2010

Name:

Janaye

Location:

minneapolis

Homepage:

None

Comments:

hey! this is awesome!! im a photographer looking for some awesome places for pictures and would love to come with on an adventure! let me know if theres any way i could tag along and take some sweet pics

 

 

 

Date:

10/22/2010

Name:

gravyguy

Location:

Oklahoma

Homepage:

http://www.AbandonedOK.com (not mine but check it out)

Comments:

Hey, great site. I've been facinated with this stuff since I was a kid. I just recently discovered there are more people interested in it than just me. It's HUGE! Especially with people my age. Keep up the adventure.

 

 

 

Date:

10/20/2010

Name:

cynthia

Location:

us

Homepage:

None

Comments:

i love this site

 

 

 

Date:

10/16/2010

Name:

John

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Hey guys! Just stumbled across your site, it's fucking kick-ass! Pretty sure I explored east kittondale with one of you guys (or as he called it, east kitty) the first time I ever went exploring. That was years ago back when I was in highschool, and I have no idea who it was, but the dude knew every nook and cranny of the place. I was just like "Oh, my friend and his friends want me to climb down a drain with them - sweet!"

After that night I've been obsessed with exploring abandoned buildings, and taking numerous pictures of them. I've pretty much been above ground, but I think those tunnels will suck me back in..

Anywho, damn good job on the website! Updates please..?

 

 

 

Date:

10/13/2010

Name:

Dan

Location:

Lakeville

Homepage:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/PrinceLotor

Comments:

Nice Mudcura Pics!!! I spent the summer of 96, 97 and 98 going through that place everyday. God damn that place was cool.

 

 

 

Date:

10/08/2010

Name:

Julia

Location:

Harrisburg Pa

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Just found your site!
Excellent and very very well done. :O)
I'm also an exploration freak.
Keep up the great work guys!!

Yours in abandonment


Julia

 

 

 

Date:

09/20/2010

Name:

Mike

Location:

USA

Homepage:

None

Comments:

I like the site! keep it up.

 

 

 

Date:

09/17/2010

Name:

Clockwork

Location:

Max Action's Basement

Homepage:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=524289562

Comments:

Quit holding out on all these people, Max. Let them know about what you've been up to lately. The fans deserve to know the truth. They deserve to hear about the bat-mutants evolved from prehistoric cavemen you discovered in the caves under Mt. Olivet. Or the abandoned slave camp you explored outside of Denver. And seriously, when are you going to write up that mission log where you found that dude's rotted corpse at the bottom of the elevator shaft in that abandoned hospital? That was awesome scary shit! Now that all the legal fuss has cleared up and the cops arrested the serial killer (thanks to your brilliant detective work) I think it's time to share your adventures with the public! Hop to it, man!

 

 

 

Date:

09/14/2010

Name:

Joni

Location:

Cambridge

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Hi! I stumbled across your website because I was searching for a job at the Cambridge State Hospital (which still exists, but may not be called that anymore). Anyway, I love this kind of shit! I had a great time going through your creepy pictures.

I grew up in Cambridge, and you are right, we didn't hang out in those buildings. We did pound on the doors a few times, and break into one, but we mostly hung out at this creepy old school house out in the country.

I was sad when the State Hopsital buildings were demolished because my friends and I always talked about making a greater "breaking in" effort than our half assed, "maybe next time, I'm cold!" effort which led to going 10 feet into one building once.

Are you guys still doing this stuff? You were in Cambridge 10 years ago!

 

 

 

Date:

09/05/2010

Name:

Islander

Location:

UK

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Just spent a few hours reading up on your Ford explorations - 'wow' is all I can really say! Fantastic site, makes for brilliant reading - thank you!

 

 

 

Date:

08/25/2010

Name:

Goldfish Twincities

Location:

Bloomington

Homepage:

http://www.facebook.com/people/Goldfish-Twincities/100001231801509

Comments:

Shout out from some local UrbEx'ers! Your squadron was the inspiration for GFTC. We'd actually like to get one of you guys to come with us on a mission.

 

 

 

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