Centralia, Pensylvania (the real Silent Hill)

Those are pictures of the unassuming town of Centralia, Columbia County,Pennsylvania, US, which at one point was a nice enough place to live, with a population of over 1,000 residents.

Then the strip mine beneath Centralia caught fire, and the residents were evacuated. The fire is still burning…50 years later! The massive, smoldering hellblaze has opened up sinkholes, steam pits and carbon monoxide vents all over the town.

Centralia is considered the Silent Hill from reality, is burning from the inside out, as if it were sitting directly over the gates of hell. The similarities aren’t coincidental. While the Silent Hill movie was in production, the filmmakers actually visited Centralia for inspiration.


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    I just want to go soooo bad!
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    Oh yeah, I remember. That place looks so creepy. You can see how it inspired Silent Hill. Is this close to you?
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    Ray has gone here before, I need to go with him someday
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    I must go.
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    There is enough coal underneath the town that it is suppose to burn for another 250 years at the very least.
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