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This Traffic Jam Was Stuck In Belgian Forest For 70 Years
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This Traffic Jam Was Stuck In Belgian Forest For 70 Years

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These spooky apocalyptic images are not a scene from “Walking Dead,” they were actually taken at one of the biggest car junkyards in the world – the Chatillion Car Graveyard, Belgium.

According to an urban legend, these vintage cars were left behind by US soldiers from World War II, who could not ship them back to the US, so they decided to hide them in a forest until they could come back and retrieve them. The locals disagree and say that this abandoned place is simply an old car dump of vehicles made after WWII.

At one point, there were four car graveyards in Chatillon with as many as 500 cool cars left behind. Unfortunately, most of the cars were stolen or removed by the locals to sell as scrap metal, and due to environmental issues, the frozen traffic jam was cleared in 2010.

h/t: amusing planet

Image credits: Rosanne de Lange

Image credits: Rosanne de Lange

Image credits: Theo van Vliet

Image credits: Rosanne de Lange

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Image credits: Marcel Wiegerinck

Image credits: Marcel Wiegerinck

Image credits: Marcel Wiegerinck

Image credits: Rosanne de Lange

Image credits: Rosanne de Lange

Image credits: Rosanne de Lange

Image credits: Theo van Vliet

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magdamichaek avatar
magdamichałek
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This place is long gone... A year ago the police cleaned everything up :(

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Mike van der Lee
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do you live there? If so, could I get in touch with you because I am doing some research? TIA :)

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tara
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If my husband had his way, out backyard would look just. like. this.

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magdamichałek
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This place is long gone... A year ago the police cleaned everything up :(

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Mike van der Lee
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do you live there? If so, could I get in touch with you because I am doing some research? TIA :)

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If my husband had his way, out backyard would look just. like. this.

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