This crypt is made up of 3 perpendicular tunnels following the graveyard paths on the surface.
Many vaults, both occupied and empty line these tunnels. The gravestone inscriptions date from 1885 to 1978.
The location turned out to be photographically worth the trip, thanks to the tiny openings on the ceilings scattering an intense light creating a weird, humid and squalid atmosphere.
I managed to find a short anecdote about this place. At the beginning, the coffins placed into the underground vault were made of cheap wood. These coffins quickly broke up and liquefied.
One can imagine the horrifying stench reigning in the galleries. The City then required coffins to be made of zinc for the crypt to make them more resistant to corrosion.
The crypt seems to be abandoned since the end of the eighties, but the cemetery paths showed us the direction to this underground treasure...
Went to see it today, and sadly its being renovated, so allot of the plates and crosses are being removed. It still looked pretty cool though. We had to go past some construction sites.
Worth seeing now before they completely change it.
I found this within 2 seconds of searching. Put your mind to it!
To the people requesting the location: try clicking on the 'on the map' button?
Vince it is really NOT easy to find
I've searched every internet page with possible information about the location of this crypt.. But it's impossible to find
@vince, is this building still accessible
Quite easy to find if you know what you are looking for...
I have been at the crypt on monday 26 July 2010.
There is no way to get in the crypt. Both doors are locked and you need a key to open them.
So this place is no longer to visit without breaking in. And that is not what we do!
such a nice spot.
tottaly crazy. can you please help me to find him.
because i dont know where the hell i have to look.
Having grown up in Gary, Indiana, I find the current condition of the city repulsive. I am a product of the Gary School system, William M. Chase Elementary, John H. Vohr Elementary and Horace Mann High School. I have fond memories of school although, I must admit.............the last year at Horace Mann was difficult. As a child, playing Little League at Mann Bridge Little League(Wiseway)...those were great years. I remember going to play in an All Star game at Brunswick Litle League. Grass infield and an electric scoreboard, they certainly were not the norm! Great times. Later I played Babe Ruth at Horace Mann Babe Ruth (Katz Kittens). We played out on 5th Avenue (Budd Field I think) I remember the Lure was across the road. I later worked at The Lure. All good times. Does anyone remember The Pantry across from Horace Mann. Every one used to eat lunch there. It was a hangout before and after school. It was in the basement of a house. The owners were named Jack and Una. Used to go to Shavels Drugs Store, Gold Coast Foods, Hamms Dog House, Linccoln Deli at 4th and Fillmore, Tivoli Tap (Italian Beef).
That was a long time ago and I wonder if Gary (GI as it is called) can survive? Only time will tell, I left in 1969 and have not returned..........this sight makes me want to make a visit. One last thing, why did Lew Wallace High School call Horace Mann students cookie-pushers?
These are the things that fascinate me about abandoned things/places. Everything has a history, everything was new at some point. One day someone decided it wasn't needed anymore and just got up and left. This crypt is really interesting. I am assuming those bodies are still in the tombs? Some over 100 years old. Who decided to "get up a leave" those are people's brother, mothers, wife, sisters etc. Is it legal to leave them, is it sanitary?? I amce across a house near where I live and was poking around (didnt have a cam) and it looked like whoever was there just up and left. Shoes still in the rack, clothes in the closets. There was a "Hanson" poster in what I guess to be a girls bedroom. They were popular around 1998 or so. In this case it was like they were hiding from the law and they got word the authorities were on to them. Somone said, "we have to go, we have to go now! Don't take anything, just the clothes on you back" and the up and left. I often wonder what the stories are about abandoments.
I found this location myself in february. It's a really nice location! Worth a visit. Your pictures are better than mine though...
It's a real great location, but I only visit one side of it, the part where you have the fewest pictures from...
Hai, I'm in my masteryear grafics. My graduationproject is about forgotten/forbidden places.
I allready visited forgotten and abandoned bridges, tunnels, fabrics.. a crypt is the last thing on my list, I haven't found any yet.
Then I saw your website with this beautiful pictures! Can you maybe help me or tell me were this one is located? It would help me so much!!!
Thanks a lot!
So that's what 80 year old plastic flowers look like.
Where is this? I really want to know!
Beautiful. It would be nice if you guys put a bit more details about where each of these sites these can be found, even roughly
where is it brussels or wallonie??
I just found your site. great pics! especially the one with you in it! please do tell me too where this crypt is... thANx
@Slyv. mins form your place !! PLease send me the info so tha I can go there thx
DAMN LOVE THESE PICS!!! wish i could do a photoshoot here!!! omg that those places still exist just unbelievable!!
@ dark seducion: And it is only 5 mins from my place... Life is great uh?
Well, this is not a tourism website, there are some locations that need to be preserved. Here you have the country information, which is already good start!
sehr schÃ¶ne fotos, gefallen mir sehr gut.
Just beautiful Slyv !! Now I'm going to google to find out where it is
Did someone find out where this fantastic place is exactly?
Good luck Fako, I'm afraid you will not find a lot of infos about this one ;-)
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