This is actually the craziest thing I’ve ever heard. Unreal man. Sometimes we just can’t mess with nature.
You’ve outdone yourself Mike. This is top notch.
I agree with Dmitri it’s seems unbelievable ..thanks for bringing it here great work 👏🙏
thank you .. i had not heard of thus!
Freaking awesome. Now *this* is what photo essays are all about. Great work Mike.
Fascinating and wonderfully done, Mike.
Would never even have heard about this. Amazing. Real journalistic shots.
Firstly what’s junxt???? This story just blows me away - they can let this continue - you’d think some scientists or environmental group would be working on stopping it
So dope bro!!!!
Wow what a heartbreaking story I could never have imagined a non-ending fire like that 🔥🔥
Wow! Unbelievable. Awesome photos.
Learn something new everyday. Crazy…
I saw a documentary featuring the story of this town. I can’t remember the title 😕 haunting imagery about a disturbing disaster.
Incredible history. Haunting. Would love to feature this on the History # if you wouldn’t mind tagging it.
News to me thanks
Yeah, this place is mind boggling. I found out about it a few years ago and have wanted to see it for myself for quite some time. It’s an atrocious indictment on our attitude to our one and only home…
Your photos and narrative are very moving btw 👏
Haunting photos! This occurs world wide in China alone there are several hundred underground coal fires and sometimes they are started naturally. Also peat fires are a similar problem.
Brilliant! I can’t wait to read the Juxt feature. Really incredible.
How do the remaining residents survive there?
Still can’t get over this! Btw - your view count is insane 🙌🙌 so look fwd to the JUXT post!
What a terrible story so well told.
I’ve seen the History Ch special on Centralia, really really crazy. It’s like a tire fire only underground and fueled by coal. You’d think they could smother it by caving in the mine but………. Well done, the photos are brilliant.
Extremely haunting and unsettling. Fantastic work.
Amazing I guess nature is the boss
Damn totally fascinating. Had never heard of the place.
Fascinating story- your images really captured the abandonment with a haunting surreal quality. Bravo!
Awsomness look like right from a very very cool tim burton film… Props ;)
Great story. Very interesting 👍
Wow! So interesting. When the notice from Backspaces came up the 1st thing I thought was Silent Hill….and then it’s the real place. Amazing and horrifying! Well done!
Superb!! Hauntingly wondeful!! Being a curious person myself, I really want to check this place out.
I had the opportunity to visit Centralia last summer. It really is amazing. I love to see it through your eyes though. Haunting and beautiful images.
Absolutely amazing. Haunting and historic. I would love to visit there and take photos myself. And it’s really cool to know where silent hill got its beginning and the story. Insane! You’ve outdone yourself good sir.
This is insanely cool I want to see this place…what a trip
Thanks for sharing mike
Incredible story with brilliant haunting images.
Really incredible images. Love the tone and eeriness. I’ve heard of this place before, but really cool to see
Bill Bryson does a little story on this as well…it’s just crazy…
This was first introduction to this place. What a shame this community is no more. Thanks for the post.
OMG, what a crazy story and so well told, beautiful pics!
Kudos, man. This is first class storytelling 🙏🙏🙏
I’ve always wanted to check this place out, your awesome photos are the next best thing. Well done.
Gorgeous shots. I just moved to Pa and its on my stop & see tour. May have to bump it up
Fantastic work, Mike!!!
I remember seeing this in the news like 10 years ago. Fucking crazy shit.
These are fantastic
Well done. Interesting story, great photos.