Sneak Peek: Long Island (photos)

IMG_0144So, my day was interesting. If feeling like you’re in a living horror film is “interesting.” Which it is… it’s also creepy/ terrifying/ exhilarating/ awesome/ amazeballs. Today, I went on a field trip to Long Island, Massachusetts. Never heard of it? Yeah, neither had I until I randomly searched “homeless people” on reddit because I’m weird like that.

Turns out Long Island is something of a quarantine/safe haven for the city’s homeless population, as well as a headquarters of sorts for Boston’s Public Works. But it’s also the supposed inspiration for the thriller “Shutter Island,” and there’s a guard at the entrance to the island, and there are a ton (I mean A TON) of abandoned buildings. Oh, and it’s haunted by some “lady in crimson.”

Well I heard about it and thought… hmm THIS IS FREAKING AWESOME. So I tried and tried and tried to get permission to visit and today, I finally did. Then they opted to give me free range of the island and I basically went hiking with my friend (whom I guess I’ll call Batman), where we found the abandoned, creepy Fort Strong, originally built in 1815 and moved to the island later. Naturally, we decided to go in it.

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You can’t tell from this photo, but it was the scariest “room.” Pitch black without flash or cell phone flashlights.

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Harbor lookout.

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Terrifying? Told you.

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Once we were done with the fort, we stumbled back down the island and came across an abandoned house. Naturally, we decided to go in it.

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This photo’s actually better in color, but the lighting was perfect. There was still a milk carton there, like someone had just up and decided to abandon their house. Apocalyptic.

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So far as I can tell, the papers here are doctors’ papers. Still legible.

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And thennnnnn we came across the hospital, with a gate with a lock. That wasn’t locked. So… naturally we decided to go in it…

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…where we found hospital beds. Terrifying? This. Is. My. Life.

And here are some other cool, slightly less terrifying photos from my little field trip. Amazing, overall. Video to come!

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If the above photos aren’t creepy enough, THERE IS A KID’S SUMMER CAMP HELD HERE.

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No clue what building this was but there was a pillar in it?

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Lastly, because my friend and co-explorer asked… I have to add: “#nosecurity #YOLO #wereprobablygunnadie.” You’re welcome, Batman.