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Date:

07/16/2009

Name:

Toadfish

Location:

Saint Paul

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Great site. I stumbled upon it while doing a little research on Swede Hollow. I've lived in Saint Paul for 35 years and only had an inkling of the tunnels below. I live very close to the Ford plant and walk by the hydraulic site daily ... and have walked Hidden Falls wondering what the holes in the fence going toward the Ford property were used for. I wish I was 30 (or more) years younger ... but thanks for the super narratives and photos so i can explore vicariously thu your site. Be careful out there!

 

 

 

Date:

07/15/2009

Name:

Joaquin

Location:

UK

Homepage:

http://www.google.com

Comments:

thanks for this

 

 

 

Date:

07/13/2009

Name:

ron

Location:

new hope

Homepage:

None

Comments:

I love the dvd about this stuff man i was hooked the whole time i would like to see some of this my self

 

 

 

Date:

07/13/2009

Name:

AWESOME!

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

I wish I was closer to Minneapolis! I have lived all over the country and am addicted to Urban Exploring. It is often difficult to find like minded people to go adventuring with. If I'm ever in the Minneapolis area I will have to hook up with y'all! Fantastic site!

 

 

 

Date:

07/13/2009

Name:

www.pvc-warehouse.co.uk

Location:

st helens , north-west, uk

Homepage:

http://www.pvc-warehouse.co.uk

Comments:

this is a totally amazing website, some crazy ideas, upload some videos!

 

 

 

Date:

07/12/2009

Name:

someone

Location:

mpls

Homepage:

None

Comments:

This is awesome.. Just moved here over a year ago only to find people with like minded motivation to explore things left behind for others to enjoy. I lived in Savannah Georgia for a couple of years and heard the rumors of an underground tunnel used to transport slaves about 20 blocks for auction. Apparently the access was said to be impossible to penitrate. I eventually found an entrance from a un-named restaurants basement. Probably the most disturbing but amazing experience i have had. Thanks for keeping it real.

 

 

 

Date:

07/07/2009

Name:

Joe Pierce

Location:

burnsville, mn

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Good stuff guys, you should write a book about this. I just picked up Greg Brick's book Subterranean Twin Cities. I do this stuff myself and might make website of my explores. Gonna check real large drain I know of in Bloomington this week, probably nothing too special though. Would like to be guest on explore with you guys someday (I know you get that a lot) I thought it was very funny about the Ford Plant security officer sleepin thing. talk about lucky there, huh? Well done Action Squad!

 

 

 

Date:

07/07/2009

Name:

camikejohn

Location:

minnesota

Homepage:

http://www.google.com

Comments:

Have you heard of the abandoned mental institute in St. Peter Minnesota? If so, please email me at johnnyt123321@yahoo.com. we wanna hit dat up

 

 

 

Date:

07/04/2009

Name:

Richard S. Inyoue

Location:

Arlington, VA

Homepage:

None

Comments:

I'm ferretproof!

 

 

 

Date:

07/02/2009

Name:

Hailey

Location:

Cambridge Mn

Homepage:

None

Comments:

okay, so im looking for some new gohst hunting spots. I was soo disipointed when the old state hospital was closed... i had access to all the buildings! There is still a tunnel with paranormal activity in it( in the woods behind the water tower) but any way, please let me know if anyone has any suggestions for me!

-Hailey

 

 

 

Date:

07/01/2009

Name:

Ruggy

Location:

Minnneapolis

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Ever run into on of these? Any idea what in God's name this thing is??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcKpx2DxGwY

"Unknown Lifeform in North Carolina Sewer!"

 

 

 

Date:

06/17/2009

Name:

Lisa

Location:

minneapolis

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Max, I heard that they installed new hardware on the gate to Carver's Cave/Wakan Tipi in the Vento Sanctuary in response to Greg Brick's photo in the Pioneer Press in April 2009. It showed him in the cave sticking his head out of the previous grate that was over the entrance. They weren't too happy about that!

Not that we want open access to that particular (sacred) cave, but that was pretty irresponsible of him!

When does YOUR book come out?!

 

 

 

Date:

06/16/2009

Name:

bucketrodge

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Why don't you go work for Lametii & Sons and get paid money to go into the tunnels. They work in those municipal sewers all the time. Become an offcial tunnel rat.

 

 

 

Date:

06/12/2009

Name:

candelabrapop

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Well looks like ol Greg is a fiction writer, and possibly a plagiarist. Maybe he should take a class at this website and learn some real creative writing and patch up his Grandpa's waders and get out there to see what it's really like.

 

 

 

Date:

06/05/2009

Name:

Bryan

Location:

Apple Valley

Homepage:

http://www.myspace.com/kickflip518

Comments:

Nevermind we found the manhole out using google earth lol

 

 

 

Date:

06/02/2009

Name:

Dr. Underground

Location:

STP

Homepage:

None

Comments:

I've been in STP most of my life and explored my share of dark caves and underground conspiracies.

Now we are involved in a documentary series about underground societies(soical, political and physical structure.) Using the tunnels as a key point in the story (the placement of the tunnels will be classified and no contact informatin will be filed) to create a mixed tape of the MN Underground.

Please call me if you have any info (651)231-6107

 

 

 

Date:

05/27/2009

Name:

moe

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Sue the hell out of Greg for copyright infrigement, thats what courts are for ;)

 

 

 

Date:

05/27/2009

Name:

diggers.su

Location:

Russia

Homepage:

http://diggers.su/forum/

Comments:

Very good site. For a long time I wish to visit at you the country. At us in Russia underground city researches are too very actively developed. I invite you to visit our known forum of "City underground researchers" http://diggers.su/forum/

 

 

 

Date:

05/24/2009

Name:

Sergei

Location:

USA

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Love the site

 

 

 

Date:

05/21/2009

Name:

Ivan Trousers

Location:

California

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Holla at the a-squad!
naivepants@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Date:

05/16/2009

Name:

Bryan

Location:

Apple Valley

Homepage:

http://www.facebook.com

Comments:

On Thursday we went into the Kittonsdale Helix Tunnel (East Side). We made it from the river bank, up the sprial stairs, and to the manhole. Only problem was that the manhole was jammed. Anyone know where this manhole is located from the city above? Like what field it's in or what street it's on or near? Any possible info would be greatly appreciated.
We also just got back from exploring the Wabasha caves about an hour ago. I recommend going into the entrance across from the boat marina on Water Street. The entrance is buried in but you can still get into the massive cave. Look me up on facebook by my email if you wanna see any of the pictures or join us on our next adventure. Best of luck to all of you.

 

 

 

Date:

05/16/2009

Name:

batty

Location:

Sydney

Homepage:

None

Comments:

viva la action squad!

 

 

 

Date:

05/14/2009

Name:

Jzzz

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

The Ford Plant brought back a flood of memories,

I distinctly remember prowling around the area late one night, peering in windows. One building had all sorts of machinery and a complex overhead conveyor system, only instead of auto parts the conveyor was carrying dozens and dozens of human arms and legs.

A prosthetic limb factory.

 

 

 

Date:

05/14/2009

Name:

bp

Location:

St. Leo, MN

Homepage:

http://ditchtigerkiller@myspace.com

Comments:

Greg Brick is a douche~!

Looking forward to you infiltrating the Kirkbride lunatic asylum in Fergus, someday.

 

 

 

Date:

05/12/2009

Name:

Mike

Location:

Salt Lake City

Homepage:

http://none.com

Comments:

Very Nice Site!

 

 

 

Date:

05/12/2009

Name:

SCG

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

I'm wondering if you guys do requests at all? I'll send you an email...lemme know if you're up for it.

 

 

 

Date:

05/09/2009

Name:

Philip Jared

Location:

Camp Pendelton CA (originally from South Daktoa)

Homepage:

None

Comments:

FUCK GREG BRICK!

 

 

 

Date:

05/09/2009

Name:

b-rad

Location:

hugo

Homepage:

None

Comments:

i have been a fan of the site for a long time, never signed or read the guest book till now. i miss the caves of St.Paul now that they are closed up. never had so much fun all night long. thanks for sharing the interest of exploring weird creepy places with everyone. later, keep up the exploring and i might share some adventure someday with you all.

 

 

 

Date:

05/06/2009

Name:

Doug

Location:

Detroit, MI

Homepage:

http://www.dougonline.tk

Comments:

I really like this website. I've always wanted to go spelunking in urban environs since I was little, but my mom would always disallow it. Now that I'm in college (which happens to be right on top of "Evan's Drain" in Southfield, Michigan) I can go exploring any time I want. Thanks for genuinely inspiring me to re-ignite that spark of curiosity! I shall attempt to serve the credo of the Action Squad in Detroit.

 

 

 

Date:

05/04/2009

Name:

Major Lee Stoend

Location:

Vagabond

Homepage:

None

Comments:

cool site....i like your code of conduct and def agree with it. Keep it real A-squad

 

 

 

Date:

05/03/2009

Name:

minnie idle

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Max,

I ran out of room on my other post. I am also a former employee of Abbott, as well as a former volunteer at Cambridge.

I worked in the x-ray department at Abbott in the mid '70s until the physical merge with Northwestern. The tunnel that you explored went to a building (now apparently torn down), that was the mental health unit (MHU). I worked call at Abbott and if the weather was bad I would have to stay the night. My choices of a bed were either in the oldest part of the hospital, which was the maternity unit, (I remember the black tile floors that are shown in one of your historical pictures), or MHU and tromping through the tunnel to get to my room. I was always given a lockable room in a wing with no patients. Either place, I did not sleep well..

The doors in the basement with the EEEEEEs led into surgery. I believe that the intercom you photographed was in a staff lounge where we waited to be called for x-rays during procedures. The room was always full of nurses on break, smoking non-stop. Everyone smoked back then, nurses, doctors, patients, secretaries; very different from now.

Rumor was that when Abbott Hospital was in it's prime it served the elite. The penthouse was set up as storage when I saw it, it had many chairs and desks in it, but it was said that it was living quarters at one time.

During the time the hospital was being turned into a nursing home a friend and I happened by one day and tried to 'sneak' in. We got about halfway down the main floor hall towards the x-ray department when we were stopped and told to leave or they would call security.

Thanks for doing the 'dirty work' for those of us who are interested in old places like this and the detailed exploration of Abbott Hospital and Cambridge 'Asylum'.

Minnie Idle

 

 

 

Date:

05/03/2009

Name:

minnie idle

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Max,

I volunteered at Cambridge 'Asylum' during the early 70's, before it was emptied out to group homes. We transferred patients through the tunnels from their cottages to day rooms where they could get a pop or chips. The tunnels were used the the patients could not escape. They had 'parties' and marched patients from different cottages, through the tunnels, to a day room, played loud music and patients were supposed to dance. Most sat in chairs along the walls and rocked. The ratio of staff to patients was 1:25 so volunteers were appreciated. Many of the patients lived there since soon after birth. They started out in the 'infirmary' in steel cribs. Doctors told parents it was the best place for them. The nurses told me that when some dropped their kids off they said "call me when he/she dies." It was terribly sad. Most of the kids looked perfectly normal. Some had downs syndrome or just mental retardation. I saw one boy with hydrocephalus, a treatable condition now, with a head the size of a giant pumpkin. He had normal intelligence but was confined to a wheelchair because his head was so fragile. They told us he would not live much longer. Another boy had black hair growing all over his face and body, he was little, about the size of a three year old, but much older in reality. They kept him in one of the steel cribs with a cover on it, and he jumped around in like a monkey. I never found out what happened to any of the patients that I met...they mysteriously disappeared between my visits. If I asked I was told that it was against privacy laws to say.

Thanks again for sharing you escapades!

Minnie Idle

 

 

 

Date:

05/03/2009

Name:

minnie Idle

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Max,

Thanks for doing the 'dirty work' for those of us who are interested in old places like this, and the detailed exploration of Abbott Hospital and Cambridge 'Asylum'. Both places hit home for me, I am a former employee of Abbott, and was a volunteer at Cambridge.

I worked in the x-ray department at Abbott in the mid '70s until the physical merge with Northwestern. The tunnel that you explored went to a building (now apparently torn down), that was the mental health unit (MHU). I worked call at Abbott and if the weather was bad I would have to stay the night. My choices of a bed were either in the oldest part of the hospital, which was the maternity unit, (I remember the black tile floors that are shown in one of your historical pictures), or MHU and tromping through the tunnel to get to my room. I was always given a lockable room in a wing with no patients. Either place, I did not sleep well..

The doors in the basement with the EEEEEEs led into surgery. I believe that the intercom you photographed was in a staff lounge where we waited to be called for x-rays during procedures. The room was always full of nurses on break, smoking non-stop. Everyone smoked back then, nurses, doctors, patients, secretaries; very different from now.

Rumor was that when Abbott Hospital was in it's prime it served the elite. The penthouse was set up as storage when I saw it, it had many chairs and desks in it, but it was said that it was living quarters at one time.

During the time the hospital was being turned into a nursing home a friend and I happened by one day and tried to 'sneak' in. We got about halfway down the main floor hall towards the x-ray department when we were stopped and told to leave or they would call security. Will write more about Cambridge on another post.

Minnie Idle

 

 

 

Date:

05/02/2009

Name:

junkyard

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

I'll give you $100 for that signed book from Mrs. Brick. I'm running low on over priced shit wipe. I just don't have the words, what a tool.

 

 

 

Date:

04/27/2009

Name:

NC

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

I just heard about Ian Talty, who drown during a cave exploration, and wondered if he was a part of this site. I have visited this site often and been in awe of the pictures. Be careful!

 

 

 

Date:

04/26/2009

Name:

Dave

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

C'mon Max I want more explorations! Great work guys I've read all your missions. Get in there man!

 

 

 

Date:

04/23/2009

Name:

Oliver Closeoff

Location:

USA

Homepage:

None

Comments:

I like this site. Thank you for your time and effort.

 

 

 

Date:

04/18/2009

Name:

moe

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Hya!
Any new update coming up?

 

 

 

Date:

04/16/2009

Name:

Johnny

Location:

'Burbs

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Long time fan of this site- had to come clean, I was with the people when "Die Hippies" was spray painted on the coliseum wall. Coincidently, this was done by a hippie. Good times- Much love. J

 

 

 

Date:

04/15/2009

Name:

Tim Novic

Location:

Sweden

Homepage:

http://google.com

Comments:

Really interesting site and love the dark and gloomy atmosphere. Keep up the good work and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Mugu tack från sverige :)

- tim.novic@gmail.com

 

 

 

Date:

04/10/2009

Name:

Ivan

Location:

Chi Town

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Hey I've been Checking your sit for a while now and honestly havent come across anyone with as much dedication as you guys. And I was wondering if you guys are ever going to make a trip down here to illinois to check out The Dixie Square Mall before they demolish the whole thing In Harvey, IL.- You know where the filmed the Cop chase scene in the film Blues Brothers?

 

 

 

Date:

04/03/2009

Name:

John

Location:

LA, California USA

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Thanks

 

 

 

Date:

04/03/2009

Name:

Pablo

Location:

Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Amazing site! I am sure someone has already said this but you guys really need to get hooked up with Cities Of The Underworld (History Channel) http://www.history.com/cities-of-the-underworld I have been an avid watcher of the show for years and your content is right up there with them.

Thanks for taking the risks and documenting your finds!

 

 

 

Date:

04/03/2009

Name:

Malcolm XYZ

Location:

Wellington NZ

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Quite njoy yor site. Don't have the time at the moment to explore it fully, but, to quote one general macArthur, "I will return."

 

 

 

Date:

03/30/2009

Name:

Bruce Haining

Location:

West Polecat, Kentucky

Homepage:

None

Comments:

I was particularly interested in your discovery of the Kittsondale Helix Drain Tunnels.
The winter of 1973 I was a part of the sewer investigation team in association with MSD and American Consulting Services of Hopkins MN. We investigated many of the downtown manholes at night so as not to tie up traffic. We also investigated the eastern opening, of the entrance for the aforementioned "KHDT", up the sandstone tunnels following the channel of sewage flow. The sandstone tunnels were hand dug by differing heights of work-crews. The two of us are over 6'2" tall, so we'd have to crouch walk for part of the way and then we could see the height change and we'd be able to walk upright for an equal distance; you could still see the marks made by the picks. Eventually we came upon the first spiral staircase. The concrete apron surrounding the base was at least thirty feet in diameter. My biggest regret is I forgot my camera that day.

 

 

 

Date:

03/14/2009

Name:

allison

Location:

st.paul

Homepage:

None

Comments:

you're inspiring.
makes me want to push limits-- in every aspect of life.
especially with what we ought to be doing on our "spare time."

i full heartedly defend your actions as an entirely wholesome activity--a respectful defiance of the law.
and i'm sure you of all people know that's not oxymoronic.
'cause some laws are just downright idiotic, or at least meant to have exceptions
its great to see that not all rushes cost hundreds of dollars---and they can be so incredibley educational. you have great historic tid-bits up on the site.
an entire state's past, hidden, underground.
i greatly appreciate this & if ever you want someone to contribute... e-mail.
i'm a filmmaker/photographer...and interested.

i gotta wonder... do you ever have selfish impulses... to keep this great stuff to yourself?
in any respect, you're doing a great thing to share it.
thanks.
-allison

 

 

 

Date:

03/14/2009

Name:

Uriel

Location:

Argentina

Homepage:

None

Comments:

I enjoyed the site very much. Please keep it up!

 

 

 

Date:

03/11/2009

Name:

Bill

Location:

In my shorts drinking a beer

Homepage:

None

Comments:

I worked many years in the Ford Steam Plant, I sent this link to a few of my former co-workers including the one who labeled "Little Boy". About 10 years ago I found this site and told my boss about it and sent him a link. For a joke he went on the Security Director's computer and downloaded a picture of someone sitting on a generator bearing and flipping the bird. My boss had no idea we were having a security audit from Dearborn MI, all hell broke loose and people almost lost their jobs . The end result was the cement over the tunnel entrances and the cameras.
Ford Steam Plant was a great place to work, When it was opened it had two turbine generators and could produce 10 MW of power. One of the original boilers from 1924 is still fired in the winter. I will write more later, thanks so much for the pictures

 

 

 

Date:

03/10/2009

Name:

Shawn

Location:

Seattle, WA

Homepage:

http://slashdot.org

Comments:

Hey, I was looking around online for information about the tunnel and realized you met my friend Oliver! He and I used to squat and sleep under bridges together. Unfortunately, I have been out of the country for the last year and haven't seen him since before I left, but I am glad he made your trip to Seattle that much more of an adventure.

That kid is hardcore and really needs a book written about him. I hope he turns out alright before he finds himself in too much trouble!

 

 

 

Date:

03/08/2009

Name:

JustJenn

Location:

Cannon Falls, MN

Homepage:

http://www.yahoo.com

Comments:

I've always loved checking out empty buildings, etc. We used to have an old, empty Sanatoruim here in Cannon Falls. It was awesome to explore everything from the old hospital rooms, the crematorium (where there was still jars and jars of Mercury) the underground tunnels to the grounds themselves. Whenever I see something or hear about an empty building, I always want to check it out. But, alas, everyone I know seems to be chickenshit! I'm glad I came upon the movie, "Urban Explorers Into The Darkness." I'm hoping to hook up with your guys for some fun adventures...and to know I'm not the only 'oddball' out there!!

BTW-I couldn't submit this until I put a web addy in for homepage even tho it said I could leave it blank. So I added yahell!

 

 

 

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