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Date:

09/02/2005

Name:

Pat McRotch

Location:

7th level

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Sorry to hear about that Ninj guy. It's strange that I should feel so sad about a guy that I never even knew about until I read his obit on the infiltration website. In a final act of closure, all the black bars on Ninj's face in all the UE pictures he has on the internet should be removed. Seriously.

 

 

 

Date:

09/01/2005

Name:

bill

Location:

new brighton

Homepage:

None

Comments:

theres a tight ass mill, i think it used to be the old grain belt mill back in the day. i hear its been out of buisiness since the 60's. me and my friends go there and its so tight and i dont see that place on this site. this place is a must. the owners are actually trying to sell it so hurry up if u plan on going. from the top u can c the city of St. Paul, downtown MPLS, dinky town, NE MPLS. you can go all the way on the roof and have to climb up these rickidy stairs all the way up which is tall as fuck. get some shit about this on this site.

 

 

 

Date:

08/31/2005

Name:

kevin reeve

Location:

None

Homepage:

http://www.onpointtactical.com

Comments:

I teach a class called Urban Escape and Evasion for military types operating in enemy territory. I am always looking for urban adventures and informfation about the urban environment as it relates to E & E. Your website kept me mesmerized for hours. WOW. You guys got some big brass ones. Hats off and keep up the good work. I feel an amatuer. As a kid I used to explore the LA storm drains. You guys are in a league of your own.

 

 

 

Date:

08/29/2005

Name:

Victoria and Elvy

Location:

Terrace Bay, Ontario CANADA

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Mmmm and I thought Minneapolis was just an unexpectedly great punk scene. Mesmerizing photos and a cool dialogue to go with them. Yeah, snotsicles yuck! Thunder Bay is relatively the same size and age, hmmm I wonder? I grew up in Toronto, and we could ditch class by using underground hydro tunnels that went from the school to a main drag. Ah those days at Havergal College. Thanks.

 

 

 

Date:

08/29/2005

Name:

Bobby

Location:

Nordeast minneapolis

Homepage:

None

Comments:

You guys kick ass an inspiration have you ever her of the bunge grain mill near downtonw mpls over southeast its not two big as far as ive been(which is to the top but you guys should see whats up with the silos see ya

 

 

 

Date:

08/26/2005

Name:

Christy

Location:

hollow earth

Homepage:

None

Comments:

All those Action Squad tunnelling photos are badass.

 

 

 

Date:

08/25/2005

Name:

Not Liz

Location:

None

Homepage:

http://www.infiltration.org

Comments:

(written by Liz, Ninj's girlfriend)

To give the official word, Ninj, who would have been 32 in a little less than a month, had a long history with medical problems -- but not any that he let slow him down if he could help it. When I met him -- because I was a fan of Infiltration -- in 1999, he told me he was expecting to need a liver transplant in fifteen or so years. The doctors quickly revised their plans, and listed him for a transplant soon after we met. Together we waited just over two long years, and in January 2002 he received the gift of a donated liver that enabled him to be healthier than I had ever known him to be. We had wonderful times throughout his healthy periods and even his sick periods, but to see him thrive for those three or so years was a gift to me and his family.

About this time last year, Ninj -- Jeff -- began to show symptoms of liver disease again. I worried and called his doctors. They began a series of tests on his liver and determined that his original liver disease, a rare condition called Primary Schlerosing Cholangitis, was probably recurring. He was relisted for a second transplant, but before they got him an organ, a tumor was accidentally (!) discovered on his liver's bile ducts. He was removed from the waiting list in December, told the cancer was incurable even by transplant, and that he would probably only have a couple of months to live.

He lived more than eight months from his poor prognosis, amazing and stunning all the doctors who had expected him to simply fade away. Always a person who grabbed the most out of life, Jeff's last eight months included (among so much else) getting married (though not at the BCT as we had dreamed), travelling out of town more than half a dozen times, writing his book and seeing it printed, going to OPEX 95, and spending two honeymoon nights with me at his beloved Royal York Hotel.

 

 

 

Date:

08/25/2005

Name:

buggs

Location:

here

Homepage:

None

Comments:

WTF? Is Ninjalicious dead?

 

 

 

Date:

08/10/2005

Name:

Jeff McCanna

Location:

Toronto, Ontario

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Back in the early 70's my family went on a vacation to Duluth (how sad is that) - we were living in a small town outside of Thunder Bay.

We stayed in the Hotel Lincoln - I remember it being very old but at that time it was well kept and clean or my mother wouldn't have stayed there.

It was great to see the place again even in the shape it eventually became - it brought back alot of memories. I remember coming down the staircase into the lobby (photo on site) and there was a pop machine at the bottom of the stairs....I had my first Dr. Pepper from that machine.

Thanks

 

 

 

Date:

08/06/2005

Name:

Jared

Location:

Minneapolis

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Sweet site! have any of you been to the old super value place in hopkins? it's right off 7 it's amazing if anyone wants to know how to get there email me. Check it out!

 

 

 

Date:

08/05/2005

Name:

Ian

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Man i wish you guys had outposts all around the country, that would be totally kick ass...

 

 

 

Date:

08/04/2005

Name:

UrbanEx

Location:

None

Homepage:

http://www.geocities.com/ueisnotacrime

Comments:

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of tunnels?
Max Action knows.

 

 

 

Date:

08/03/2005

Name:

Copper Miner

Location:

Upper Michigan

Homepage:

None

Comments:

"This gave me enough room to stick my head upward and look around a tiny bit, until a huge centipede fell in my eye and distracted me considerably." -Max Action

That's the funniest goddamn thing I have ever read.

 

 

 

Date:

08/02/2005

Name:

john c. baumann

Location:

columbus,ohio

Homepage:

None

Comments:

i hate going into dark tunnels. i got raped in one.

 

 

 

Date:

07/27/2005

Name:

jack

Location:

Missouri

Homepage:

http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Bistro/1437

Comments:

Glad to see you delightful idiots are still at and still alive. Should any of you ever venture to Missouri, MSP, the state prison , closed last year and it is full of tunnels. I used to be a spelunker in my younger days and what you do looks like just as much fun and even more dangerous.
Love the pictures of the naked girls, but, hell, I'm a durty old man.
Stay safe!

 

 

 

Date:

07/26/2005

Name:

Max Headroom

Location:

Work !

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Msg 4 Action Squad - Seeing as you guys got me into this shit in the first place - down sewers, up roofs, through tunnels, in hospitals etc. etc. Just wondering what you guys are up to these days ?

 

 

 

Date:

07/25/2005

Name:

KM

Location:

CA

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Martha G Riply just happens to be my Great Great Grandmother! I have a great photo of her on my desk. I can't believe the hospital is still standing! Thank you guys so much for exploring and exposing this historical site.

I think what you guys really do is witness history. Think of all the
lives that were touched and effected by the sites you explore, not just the Ripley hospital but the factories and work places. You guys are digging up history and bringing light to long ago forgotton human realities/worlds. Really Cool!

 

 

 

Date:

07/24/2005

Name:

Brian

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Was the ghostly image in the last picture in "Hellhouse" Sanitarium section what was referred to as the
awesome 8-foot rendition of the Misfit’s Crimson Ghost on the floor of a basement room? I have been looking at it with my photo editor and it is..... ghostly!

 

 

 

Date:

07/22/2005

Name:

Alex

Location:

Eden Prairie MN

Homepage:

http://www.cynicmusic.com

Comments:

Action Squad rules! It's so addictive that when I found the site, I stayed up all night reading then called in sick to explore some more.

Total respect for the quality write ups and pics of the underground, and for your philosophy of preservation. It would be awesome to see more of the St. Paul "labyrinth". That there's so much undocumented history and secrets about the original city's construction down there, it's amazing! I'd check it out myself, but as much as I am interested in fecal stalactite formations I already know from experience that 6'7" tall doesn't mix with sewers.

 

 

 

Date:

07/22/2005

Name:

p3

Location:

Minsk, Belarus

Homepage:

http://anotherminsk.com

Comments:

Hi! Welcome 2 my site. Another Minsk. Pictures of mysterious and unusual sites of the city:
roofs, protracted buildings, abandoned plants and factories,
industrial zone, railway. Everything that scares and captivates you,
makes you see the world from another perspective.
link : http://anotherminsk.com

 

 

 

Date:

07/21/2005

Name:

determined anxious fuckhead

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

IH IF I COULD ONLY ACCESS THAT PADLOCKED ROOM AT THE SOO LINE!! (*tears at hair*)
i know that it is strictly against the code but there has to be something behind that wall.
wish i had access to blueprints. would the library or townhall there have them?
somebody help me please!

 

 

 

Date:

07/14/2005

Name:

Kevin S. Brady, Esq.

Location:

Minneapolis, MN

Homepage:

http://users.goldengate.net/~kbrady/

Comments:

Nice site. Thanks a bunch!

 

 

 

Date:

07/13/2005

Name:

vsinc

Location:

St. Paul/MPLS

Homepage:

http://vsinc.ath.cx

Comments:

This is a really dope site. I've been inspired to go on my own adventures because this shit is hella kickass! Fuckin' A Right! Up the irons!

 

 

 

Date:

07/10/2005

Name:

the urinal cake guy

Location:

None

Homepage:

http://fuckthefuckigfuckers.com

Comments:

being underage and no car and no one to drive you sucks caus all of the places by me are quite a distance. when i grow up im gonna be just like you max!:) anyhoo i am greatly grateful that your have maintained this site so well and i thank you dearly.

 

 

 

Date:

07/06/2005

Name:

HipHopsHero

Location:

mpls mn

Homepage:

None

Comments:

hey action squad... in the past few weeks i have gone to a few odd places in the state... thanks for the info on the gopher state muntions spot... me and a few buddys of mine went down there sunday... there was a group of people playing paintball there but was still fun to check out the 3.5 stacks area... cant belive the u of m owns it and hasnt done more with the land since the 40's... hope you all keep up the good work... and if u want some updated photos of the gopher state spot email me

 

 

 

Date:

07/05/2005

Name:

Ruggy

Location:

Minneapolis

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Hello. Do any of you remember back when the new Minneapolis Federal Reserve building went in; they tore up Hennepin Avenue all the way from downtown to at least several blocks south of Franklin Avenue.

The prevailing rumor around town at the time was that this was an escape tunnel, in case the Federal Reserve building were ever "attacked."

Another rumor was that this was an upgraded sewer line specifically for the Federal Reserve building. But after reading about Moscow's elabrate Metro-2 system of tunnels and bunkers, I'm not sure which rumor about this Minneapolis project makes more sense to me.

Does anybody know anything about this underground construction in Minneapolis?

It was a significant project, involving large tiles; and IMHO it took much longer for them to finish than any sewer project ought to.

 

 

 

Date:

06/18/2005

Name:

JOE

Location:

minot afb

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Hey I wrote here almost 2 years ago! I used to live by the gopher munition plant. Keep the exploring up so I know what to do when I go home! good job!

 

 

 

Date:

06/12/2005

Name:

UrbanEx Adventurer

Location:

None

Homepage:

http://www.geocities.com/ueisnotacrime

Comments:

wow. someting i wrote months ago is still on this thing.
by the way stay away from the gravy.its bad. gravy kills.

 

 

 

Date:

06/09/2005

Name:

NickName

Location:

New York

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Hi all, nice site, nice design and content

 

 

 

Date:

06/07/2005

Name:

togo

Location:

usa

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Am very with this site good work oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Thanks

 

 

 

Date:

05/26/2005

Name:

Tom Garrison

Location:

Pohang, South Korea

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Love your site and enthusiasm. Though not quite as adventurous as the Action Squad, I do enjoy scouting out old buildings and ruins trying to figure out what they once were. Keep up the good fun. Best of luck -
ZooBrotherTom

 

 

 

Date:

05/26/2005

Name:

test

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

please, just a couple of suggestions for your amazing! site:

1
does not the sandstone under the cities indicate an ancient seabed?
what is the deepest tunnel you have found (i.e. how far back in time/depth/strata have you gone? are there any geological uplifts that pushed pre-sea strata up into visibility?), what is the water table level today, are there any subaqueous tunnels that need to be explored with scuba?
are there any working or abandoned mines? that go deeper?

2
steam generating plants are required? to be staffed 24/7/365, for safety. someone should always be in attendance at the boiler. and those people, with a job like that, like to talk, like any interruption. how would you like to watch a pressure guage 8 hours a night alone in an underground sauna in winter for the rest of your life? (well, sounds nice to me, too)(don't bring them intoxicants)

3
from a recent similar project about a lake, i found that the best answers came not from the internet, but from chats with the oldest folks. those would be the parents of the hippies. they will like the attention, you will like the revelations and the old family souvenirs from the 1800's. Don't believe me? Find the oldest Cobb and you might even get a bottle of Cobb's...

regards,
dlr

 

 

 

Date:

05/24/2005

Name:

jerome

Location:

Bemidji, MN

Homepage:

None

Comments:

you guys rock... much respect to you guys

 

 

 

Date:

05/17/2005

Name:

maga

Location:

Lome-Togo

Homepage:

None

Comments:

i dey here

 

 

 

Date:

05/16/2005

Name:

moleman

Location:

A-Hole

Homepage:

None

Comments:

I almost got booted out of college for this! Did you guys here about the underground filmfest in the catacombs beneath Paris? There was an interesting story on NPR about a group of speologists that discovered a full on theatre in the catacombs. Needless to say, if NPR is reporting on it, the secret is out. Onward to the center of the Earth!

 

 

 

Date:

05/13/2005

Name:

George

Location:

North Vancouver, B.C.

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Dear Action Squad:

I've frequented your site for a couple of years now, and just have the following to say:

Great site and keep up the good work.

The stories and pictures are interesting and fun to read, especially for a person who has often wondered what exists in closed, abandoned, forbidden, or otherwise inaccessable places.

Once again, keep up the good work.

Regards,


George

 

 

 

Date:

05/10/2005

Name:

202bus

Location:

Russia

Homepage:

http://gugno.diggers.ru

Comments:

Hi! Nice adventures! wellcome to our website about Russian underground explorations http://gugno.diggers.ru
This website hasn't English version? but you may see our photos.
Best regards from Moscow diggers!

 

 

 

Date:

05/10/2005

Name:

Hop Louie

Location:

Stockholm

Homepage:

http://www.hoplouie.com

Comments:

Nice stuff, people.

I´ve made a page with pics from my exploring of places in Guinea-Bissau, west africa. There´s some streetart from Gambia, Senegal and Sweden there too.

Check it out. http://www.hoplouie.com

 

 

 

Date:

05/05/2005

Name:

Greg Smith

Location:

Reno Nevada

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Great page,have done some minor exploring myself,but never thought to bring a camera. Really an outstanding website you have.

 

 

 

Date:

05/04/2005

Name:

Adam Malovrh

Location:

U of M

Homepage:

None

Comments:

The action squad is the reason i wake up every day. Keep the updates going and always remember....what would Max Action do.

 

 

 

Date:

05/01/2005

Name:

Greg

Location:

US

Homepage:

http://www.gregwhaley.com/krypton.html

Comments:

Awesome site! Keep up the good work!

 

 

 

Date:

04/30/2005

Name:

Ty Sirotock

Location:

Las Vegas, NV

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Thanks for yor pictures of the innards of old industrial buildings. I love photographing industrial/urban stuff and build models of such things. Your pictures shed light on what is inside such structures and a great help. It might not be the kind of thing history or historians care much for but it is damn interesting to folks like me. Keep up your good work!

 

 

 

Date:

04/29/2005

Name:

real tootorial

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

that wasn't me with the april fools/cop message below, thanks.

 

 

 

Date:

04/29/2005

Name:

J Forschen

Location:

Delaware

Homepage:

None

Comments:

I ran across your website while reading another explorer site. This site is by far the most interesting site I have ever seen. There's never a boring moment and the stories keep me reading all the way to the end. The site layout is extremely cool! Props to the talented person who put this together! I'm a rather amatuerish explorer. I did a bit of exploring when I was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. I explored abandonned resort hotels, misc. buildings, underwater caves and a few castle ruins. I envy the vast oppurtunities you have in the twin cities. Great site, keep up the good work and stay safe so I can read more!

 

 

 

Date:

04/29/2005

Name:

tootorial

Location:

None

Homepage:

http://www1.umn.edu/umpolice/welcome.htm

Comments:

This message was brought to you by the fuzz.

April Fools!

love,

the cops

 

 

 

Date:

04/27/2005

Name:

tootorial

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

Then the cops let us go, and we asked for our sweatshirts back. They said that no other cops had grabbed them, and that if we wanted them back, we would have to enter the tunnels again the next day to retrieve them (without their assistance). This would obviously require illegal trespassing again, so we were not willing to do it (this seems very ridiculous that they told us to do this). We we got home early in the morning (we were in the tunnels at about 3:00AM), I searched on the internet about the steam tunnels, and your site was the first hit. After reading the East Bank Steam Tunnels section, it seems that security has been greatly increased with more than just motion sensors, so I wouldn't recommend going down there anymore. Now we are stuck with separate mandatory court dates for the each of us, and we have no idea what to expect. Hopefully someone has some advice on what sort of fine/punishment we should expect, how we should plead (considering we were not aware we were trespassing, and turned around after a locked door), and if the actions of the police regarding their advice to return to the tunnels for our clothes would be of any benefit to us. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks a lot.

 

 

 

Date:

04/27/2005

Name:

tootorial

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

They had flashlights, and one had a very very large rifle. We were immediately cuffed and searched, but we had nothing suspicious on us, much to the surprise of the officers. They seemed to think we had "broken into the caves through an entrance near Pioneer Hall", when we were really just exploring some unknown territory. We were led out of the tunnels, and the cops said they would have another officer get our sweatshirts. We were led out down by the field/park river area of the East Bank, below Moos Tower. There were about 4 squad cars, so we were very confused as to why what we were doing was so serious. The cops then drove us to one of their garages near Moos Tower, but they did not ask us many questions (they seemed to believe us about our story, which was a relief). We were issued Trespassing misdemeanors, along with drinking tickets for two of the four of us. At this point, they let us know that they knew we were in the tunnels because of some newer security cameras down there, which we obviously didn't notice since we had no idea where we were. (continued next post)

 

 

 

Date:

04/27/2005

Name:

tootorial

Location:

None

Homepage:

None

Comments:

So yeah, long story........I came upon your site after this past weekend. Me and some friends frequently hike along the river, and we have noticed several of the tunnel-like entrances to the rain drainage system, and all of them have been locked. We happened to stumble upone one very suspicious hole-like entrance, but it was not like the others (I will not reveal any locations for everyone's safety). We had no lights to explore it, and no waterproof boots, so we came back later that night. Needless to say, it led us to the steam tunnels, which we did not know even existed. We had no idea where we were until seeing some signs for Boynton (we didn't notice any NO TRESPASSING SIGNS), and once we got to a locked door, we turned around to head back to our entrance (where we had left our sweatshirts to mark it). We were only in the tunnels about 20-30 minutes, but we were stopped by two police officers in the tunnels. (continued next post)

 

 

 

Date:

04/27/2005

Name:

Alice

Location:

Marseilles, Illinois

Homepage:

None

Comments:

NO COMMENTS ENTERED

 

 

 

Date:

04/26/2005

Name:

Case

Location:

Indianapolis, IN

Homepage:

http://www.redrevolt.org

Comments:

Great site! Makes our site look like
shite. Minneapolis has a lot more
to explore than Indy. Keep up the
great work, it helps kill time
while I'm at work. I noticed
some of you rappel, check out
yatesgear.com. They have
a "uniform rappel belt" that
is super handy and doesn't
take up any space.

 

 

 

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