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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Most Haunted Car Cemetery – Chatillon Car Graveyard, Drowned in Belgian Moss (16 Photos + Video)

These amazing yet eerie photos of cars from WWII are said to be stuck in these woods (near the village of Chatillon, Southern Belgium), for up to 70 years!

Image from flickr.com/photos/epaves68


Image from flickr.com/photos/epaves68

 The Chatillon Car Graveyard attracts tourists and photographers alike.

Image by Johan Hannes, johanhannes.com, flickr.com/photos/johanhannes


Time has erased details of how exactly the graveyard appeared, but many believe it to be a legacy of World War II.

Image by Marcel Wiegerinck, fotoclub.nu, flickr.com/photos/30925644@N06


It is believed that the motors were left behind by US soldiers stationed in Belgium during the war.

Image by Marcel Wiegerinck, fotoclub.nu, flickr.com/photos/30925644@N06


Apparently, when the troops had to return home after the war ended, they were unable to afford to ship their vehicles back to the US, so they hid them nicely in the forest among the trees, hoping to return someday to collect them.

Image by Rosanne de Lange, rosannedelange.nl, flickr.com/photos/rosannedelange


Years have gone by and no one has returned to collect their vehicle and in fact, others have added to it. These additions to the corroding collection, explains why many of these vehicles don’t actually fit the wartime story.

Image by Rosanne de Lange, rosannedelange.nl, flickr.com/photos/rosannedelange


Image by Reginald Van de Velde, facebook.com/suspiciousminds, flickr.com/photos/lenzz


Image from flickr.com/photos/epaves68


Image by Reginald Van de Velde, facebook.com/suspiciousminds, flickr.com/photos/lenzz


Image by Marcel Wiegerinck, fotoclub.nu, flickr.com/photos/30925644@N06


Image from flickr.com/photos/epaves68


Image from flickr.com/photos/epaves68


Image by Marcel Wiegerinck, fotoclub.nu, flickr.com/photos/30925644@N06


Image from flickr.com/photos/epaves68


Image by Johan Hannes, johanhannes.com, flickr.com/photos/johanhannes




An article by Ronan Glon suggests a reason for these later additions, and in fact an alternative reason for the appearance of the cars in the first place.

According to the information from locals, the car cemetery has been closed in the past years due to concerns about environmental issues.


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