Tales of the Urban Explorer: Saw!

in Urban Exploration3 months ago

“Everton Library, it gets opened and a few days later it's sealed again", @anidiotexplores was explaining to me.

I knew it. We had failed on several occasions, even with current intelligence, the Everton local authority was always one step ahead of us.

We were en route to try again until @anidiotexplores yelled, STOP.., what's that?

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What was it? A row of houses, some failed businesses stuck together with glue. One of them was labelled 'Parents Like You', another 'Liverpool Karate Club'.

It was worth checking out, you never can tell what’s going to be in there, if we could get in that is.

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The front looked quite sealed with some meshed wire behind the windows that were already broken. It was a case of heading to the back.

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Scrambling through a maze of trees all trying to poke out my eyes, we eventually came to this wall.

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@anidiotexplores had gone ahead and was already on the far side. The wall was a little troublesome but manageable. At the time, I still needed to work a little on upper body strength.

There was a wobbly chair on the far side, designed to collapse if any weight was placed on it. Was this a sign?

I started yelling as my comrade appeared to have vanished. He had in fact gone beyond the access point I discovered, a window that required yet another climb.

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He seemed to have more trouble getting in this one than me for some reason, it was a little narrow.

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Ack, the sights that assaulted our eyes were fucking horrible. The homeless were or still are living within the ex-premises of 'Parents Like You'.

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Extra-value Baked Beans, were they eaten directly from the tin?, and Extra-value Spring Water, that one was more puzzling.

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Someone had ripped the door off, maybe with their bare hands, was this yet another omen of what was to come?

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I have doubts whether the community cares for the habitants of this dump.

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We looked in all directions and found horrible dirty used sleeping bags, the disposable type.

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Going into this room was off the cards, with no floor.

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…or was there? Step to the side and you might make it to the other side. The 'thing' coming down the chimney looked alive and dangerous, but I am guessing is part of an old 'Grow'.

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I spotted some papers but couldn’t bring myself to go over and have a look; pure filth.

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The garment in the far corner looked a little fresher. I was hoping whoever lived here was out on the streets begging.

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Squalid but definitely used recently; I was getting that uneasy feeling.

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I would have thought mouthwash was way down the list of essentials if you have no money and are begging to survive.

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It’s not been used recently; I was never a fan of those table football games.

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There was quite a bit more to this ‘squat’ if that’s what you call it, most of it sporting no windows. It must be freezing at night to sleep in here.

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This one looks abandoned, the mattress I mean.

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More empty Baked Beans cans and dog food. The smell of pooch food is a massive turn-off; surely they were not consuming it?

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I headed up some stairs, stairs where @anidiotexplores had already been and had since descended thinking little of what was to happen.

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This is the last snap I took before opening the door. I yanked it open and fell back in shock.

Standing stationary was what looked like an Eastern European bearded bloke, around 6' foot in height wearing a filthy red and black full ski jacket.

My eyes moved to his raised arm which was holding a rusty saw, poised and ready to attack.

I backed off hastily, tried to appear calm, and stammered...


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...'what..., you think I am dumb enough to snap the real SawMan?'
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"Err... Hi.., do you l-live h-here?"

SawMan didn’t move a muscle, and appeared to be imitating a statue but issued a low dull grunt.

Either he doesn’t understand me or this is a true Neanderthal descendent

“OK, I am going to head downstairs and leave, sorry for bothering you”

SawMan again appeared to register the comment with yet another indecipherable grunt and twitched ever so slighty.

Is he a mute, in any case... I could escape, so don't push it, get the fuck out of here

@anidiotexplores had heard me talking and was yelling from the depths of the house somewhere. Thank fuck for safety in numbers.

Trying to show no fear, I descended without looking upwards and heard no pounding of feet in pursuit. There would have been zero chance of escape without injury if SawMan would have decided to give chase.

Within seconds I found my comrade and quickly told him the tale while heading to the access point.

"We need to leave.. like NOW", I pushed.

“I went through that door, and spotted nobody” he claimed in disbelief.

Little did he know SawMan was waiting in the gloom, ready to strike and barely holding back those guttural urges of extreme violence.

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@anidiotexplores that day dodged a bullet, I.. at least saw it coming. We exited via the window and quickly left SawMan to his tinned Baked Beans fresh from the can. I wonder if he opens them with his teeth?

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What protection would you have against a crazy chainsaw man?

Bad enough treading through his trash of tinned baked beans no wonder he needs mouth wash, perhaps for more places than one!

Parent care with exotic sleeping accommodation, glad that was on you!

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What protection would you have against a crazy chainsaw man?

I could have dazzled him with my enormous light and then kicked him in the knackers?

You... Light it up first, yup!

Me... Pick up my panties like a big gal then run like hell for the first exit, most probably plummet into a dungeon, blissfully lights out....

Well that was a lucky escape! Next time trust your Spidey Sense more!

We both have decent spidey senses. Walked away from one in Stoke just a week ago, cuz it 'felt wrong'. There could have been a madman round the bend waiting to clobber me with a blow-up doll or something.

It's good to have that tingle feeling, it can save your bacon. I will sure this chap was well meaning:0D

I will sure this chap was well meaning:0D

I'm sure he was willing to saw my head off and have some meat with his beans!

Hemmight have used your head as a cup for the beans!

Close encounters of the sharp kind! Would have been great if you had got a pic whilst you dazzled him. People must be desperate to doss these. Shows how broken our society is.

I did have the light and it does dazzle.., but I wasn't going to get a true shot at the cost of losing my arm hehe...

You lot are really brave to be entering these buildings I have to say. Is there some kind of safety gear that you guys wear? Like those Caterpillar boots or something? or just your regular footwear? haha. I'd be scared to death of stepping on a needle or something.

Also, I can't fathom how even homeless people can "live" in such filth. I know they often don't have a choice, but one could at least clear up the space and seek out fresher beddings (from recycle centres and what not). I guess if you have a drug, alcohol, mental health or medical issue, that may add to it.

Regular beat-up trainers, I have stepped on a nail once.., but it didn't come all the way through.

Those dirty bags I see everywhere, it's like they have babies or something.

Yikes, that sounds pretty scary. Lucky that you made it out of there before things really turned south. It's pretty sad the conditions they life in. I mean you can be poor and still be clean...

It was going to happen eventually, meeting the homeless is rare, an angry one ready to attack.. Legendary.. if we use Splinterlands cards as a reference!

Haha, I hear you!

All of that work and effort and danger just for a Nike advertisement. Smart....

I'd probably would have shat myself. If I walked in on that.

You never know what you are going to get, it could have been the ancient doubloons of Long John Silver.

Haha yeah. It would be awesome to find a cache of hidden treasure in one of those buildings. Probably more like a bag of cash from a drug lord... haha

that would work!

Good post! although somewhat creepy, I would have the creeps there, outside the structure looks quite nice until one get to see it inside 😖

It was fine until SawMan appeared, safety in numbers is a massive factor.

What an adventure… o my… such a filth everywhere and than suddenly sawman turning up.
Yep perfect timing to leave for sure. Glad nothing happened.
Didn’t expect anybody living there.
Thanks for sharing @slobberchops 😎🤓

I see those horrible sleeping bags often, but rarely who uses them. Since then, I haven't had another homeless encounter. This one was around March 2022.

Yep, seen them too… but luckily never somebody in the abandon buildings.
Glad you didn’t after that. Let it continue to be the case.
Have a great Wednesday 👋🏻☀️

The outer facade of the building does not look much damaged compared to inside of the building. The whole building is now a pigeon poop production factory, someone should collect and use it for farming, literally that's much poop. 😂

That chainsaw man looks like Mark Burnham of TCM. Let the horror dwell in your heart. lol

That chainsaw man looks like Mark Burnham of TCM.

That's because it is him, check the [Source] below the image and you will see.

The door seems heavy and I wonder how they could rip it off with not much damage. Perhaps, someone like Hulk did it :)

It was a major fire door, the house was littered with warnings about fire and it's hazards.

It's nice to know Callum is still a P.... and that Aaron gets about a bit. "AARON WOZ HERE" 🤣

There was so much other crap taking my attention that I took little notice of the graffiti..

TBH, most people probably look at your pictures in an overview of the scene; I like to look at what's captured in the image. 🤷‍♂️

For example, the magazine titled "Community Care." did make me smile in the sense that there are probably people living there with mental health issues. So much for "Care in the community."

ooft - I keep reading your posts thinking that sounds like great fun, and I'd like to do it. But not any more !
Its a shame to see that people have no other option but to live in places like that, it must be beyond depressing - its awful really.

It's only the second time I have met the homeless in over 250 explores. The other one showed me around the place. A few weeks later, it got burnt down and then he was truly homeless.

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I found out about this community just now and I enjoyed reading your urban exploration.. Aren't you guys afraid to trespass on those properties or abandoned buildings? 😅

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Dayuuummm atleast you are alive.... By the looks of it you'd probably have been stirred in a pot if you didn't escape

All these abandoned houses could be quite a nice places to live with minimum effort.

I was wondering why you would put the entrance window in, and then BAM!!, Sawman!
Did not see that coming.
I appears to me that @sweetsssj may have finally met her match.
Good job keeping the competition tough at the top.

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The community reported her.
Please check up community's comments on this brittandjosie's posts:

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I see that multiple other, older posts were reported last night (we will comment on these posts later if the reports are valid).
We cannot ignore the reports.

If I remember correctly, the user has been always denying doing any plagiarism or abuse.
brittandjosie is not blacklisted, by the way.

Thanks for replying, if it hadn't been so deafening at the last dinner I would have personally spoken to you about this, but my hearing isn't so good.

brittandjosie is not blacklisted, by the way.

What does this mean exactly, that @adm won't come out and downvote, or that @spaminator will cease? I'm not going out on a limb for her, but feel she is committed to HIVE by turning up in Amsterdam.

It means that the spaminator's dust downvote of 0.05 cents would not mark the posts.

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I am half deaf too. I had difficulty communicating when there was noise around.

Britt is from Rotterdam. It is 45 minutes journey by train :-)
These posts are months old so there will be no actions on her account.
She has not plagiarised since and she seems committed to the platform.
The Hivewatchers just need to process these reports to keep a history of the account in the database.

I am half deaf too. I had difficulty communicating when there was noise around.

Not just me then 😀.

These posts are months old so there will be no actions on her account.

Well that is good to hear. I can see she screwed up despite the rejection of allegations but think she is quite sound and has learned from it. I would upvote this comment but it's quite pointless given all the hate you get and rewards are declined anyway 😔