Friday, 18 July 2014

Traffic Jam Stuck in Belgium Forest For 70 Years

Chatillion is a small village in Belgium, actually to be home of vintage abandoned and beautiful rusty cars graveyard. This “Car Graveyard” has since been cleaned up, but photographer Theo van Vliet had the chance to explore the forest and photograph the cars beforehand.

These frightening apocalyptic photos are not a view of “Walking Dead”, they were actually taken at one of the biggest car cemeteries in the world the Chatillion Car Graveyard, Belgium. According to an urban legend these cars were left behind by US soldiers after World War II, who could not ship them back to the United States due to the high cost of having all those cars shipped was way too expensive, so they decided to hide them in a forest until they could come back and save them.

Finally the ranking officers decided to leave all the cars in Belgium and these cars were driven up a hill, one by one, nicely parked and somehow hidden from the outside world. Once back home in the US, the soldiers who wanted to retrieve their car had to take personal responsibility for all costs of the shipping but unfortunately not a single car was retrieved.

But on the other side, the local inhabitants totally deny the facts and say it is simply an old car dump of vehicles made after the WWII. At one point there were four car graveyards in Chatillion with as many as 500 retro vehicles. Unluckily, most of the cars were stolen by car collectors or removed by the locals and due to environmental issues the whole graveyards was cleared in 2010.

Source: Charismatic Planet