Tuesday, November 1, 2011

CFS Shelburne

Over the past few weeks, I've been taking trips down to the old Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Shelburne. Or at least what's left of it. There were quite a few finds up behind where the PMQ's used to be, several old barracks and ammunition depots are still standing in the woods. Across the street, down off of Adamant Drive are also some foundations and still intact bunkers. Although only one of them was open to get into. Nothing too special.
We did get down to Lower Sandy Point to check out the old Government Point Battery as well. I'd been there about a year prior to this trip, so I knew what to expect. The only new thing we checked out down there was a little white "shed" across from where the battery is. Usually these little white shacks indicate nearby tunnels, as they are usually tunnel entrances. Unfortunately, this was probably THE biggest let-down of the year thus far. The shack had a worn out "Defense" sign on it, and the door was unlocked. As we opened up the door, first sight was a hole in the concrete foundation about four or five feet in diameter with a rebar ladder attached to one side. I was completely pumped to check out some intact tunnels! But upon looking down the shaft, we found out that it only goes down about six or seven feet before hitting bottom and there were pipes heading off towards the interior of the Shelburne Peninsula. NO TUNNELS. I was absolutely pissed. Perhaps next time I'm down that way, I'll check out the other shack that was further up in the brush, probably about 250m away.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Weird Lights At The Radar

Last Friday night, a friend and I took a drive up to the Beaver Bank radar base. It was after nightfall and we decided to make the evening a little more creepy by not using our flashlights on the way up the road to the operations building. As we came to the crest of the hill, we heard something behind us. We both turned around, curious by the sound, but it turned out to be a bunch of kids doing the same as us -- checking out the abandoned base.
Once we had gotten to the building itself, we climbed inside and did a little bit of looking around the interior. At one point we headed up to the roof, the other group of people were on the roof of the radome silo looking out towards the woods.
One of the kids glanced over to us and said "Do you guys know what that is out there?"
I looked out towards what they were looking at and saw a dim white light bobbing up and down just below the treeline way off into the distance near O'Hearn Lake. I said to him, "No idea, how long's it been doing that?" He had told us that it's been there for about five minutes.
I took some pictures of it, but they only came out black. After a few more minutes, the light rose above the treeline and moved away from us and over the horizon in a matter of seconds.
People always say that weird stuff goes on up at the radar, but I'd never really believed them before. Interestingly enough, this apparently isn't the first time this strange light has been seen up there.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Halifax Tunnels

So there's been recent talk on a forum I'm with about the downtown Halifax tunnels.

Seeing these new threads have rekindled my interest in finding access to these hidden tunnels. We know already that there are more than one tunnel. One main tunnel running from Fort George to the Halifax Dockyards along George Street, with possible access all along here. Then there are others that were found throughout the years at Grafton/Prince Streets, Granville/Duke Streets, and Market/Duke Streets. With the slim possibility of tunnels from Fort George to the Halifax Armoury and from the Halifax Dockyard to Georges Island (Fort Charlotte).

The main tunnel under George St. has been confirmed to run right under the Parade Square near town hall, with a possibility of access from under the square itself, as there's a storage space. Also a possibility of access from the basement of town hall.

I figure I won't try and gain access until I know more about where there might be possible entrances, namely until spring.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Rehab

Built in 1928 used until 2002, the Halifax County Regional Rehabilitation Centre was a county hospital, asylum for the mentally insane, and a rehabilitation centre. The place is also said to be haunted by former residents and patients from throughout the building's history. It has come to be called "The Rehab" by residents in the area.
Here are some photos:

Friday, November 20, 2009

A night in Lawrencetown

Ok, so when I was about 12 or 13 years old when this happened.
I was staying at my cousin's place for the weekend, and we were chilling down at the ball field behind the school. I looked up into the sky to watch the stars and whatnot, but out of the corner of my eye, I saw some strange looking lights just above the treeline to my right. When I looked over towards the lights, I realized that they weren't any more than 200 metres into the woods, hovering just above the top of the trees. These lights were orange in colour and and in a "V" shape. When I pointed them out to my cousin, he said that he hadn't seen anything like it before.
There were seven lights total, one in the middle, and three on either side of the middle one. Each light I'd say was about 8 feet in diametre, and spaced about 6 feet apart from each other. I could just barely make out a triangular shape as my eyes adjusted to the difference in light in the area. But the weirdest part was the fact that there was no light actually being projected away from the object. Meaning that it didn't cast any shadows, almost as if it weren't actually there. But it was making a very low humming or buzzing noise.
The object was hovering there for about 15 to 20 minutes before the lights changed colour to red and it shot straight up into the sky faster than anything I'd ever seen before.
This is the first time letting anybody know about this incident, if anybody doesn't believe me, that's ok, because I don't care about being judged, I know what I saw.