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Devers Tunnels
« on: May 30, 2006, 04:23:52 PM »
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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2006, 12:23:45 PM »
Oh, and there's a ton of electrical stuff down there... so don't go touching things.
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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2006, 08:01:03 PM »
Oh, and there's a ton of electrical stuff down there... so don't go touching things.

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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2006, 03:03:58 AM »
Oh, and there's a ton of electrical stuff down there... so don't go touching things.

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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2006, 01:17:46 PM »
Yup, those are them... you don't want to touch those... or put your tongue on them.
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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2006, 01:23:26 PM »
Wait, wait, wait... I've got a picture of those too...
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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2006, 07:56:54 PM »
ya i wouldn't go licking that thing or peeing on it either lol but i do have a real question
is this place vacant,occupied or partially vacant and partially occupied??????????????
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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2006, 09:16:43 PM »
watching thread....
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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2006, 10:58:03 PM »
ya i wouldn't go licking that thing or peeing on it either lol but i do have a real question
is this place vacant,occupied or partially vacant and partially occupied??????????????

partially vacant and partially occupied
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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2006, 06:25:26 AM »
ya i wouldn't go licking that thing or peeing on it either lol but i do have a real question
is this place vacant,occupied or partially vacant and partially occupied??????????????

partially vacant and partially occupied

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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2006, 04:53:17 PM »
anyone else have any pics inside the place?
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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2006, 06:55:23 PM »
Lots of pics here.  From two visits too:

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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2006, 09:45:04 AM »
and pretty new pics at http://www.squatteam.org, we've got more that should be going up from that place shortly as well.
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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2006, 11:10:00 AM »
a few more pics from Devers
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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2006, 07:09:23 PM »
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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2006, 10:49:54 AM »
carbon ar eyou thinking what im thinking  ^_^

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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2006, 10:54:22 AM »
lol spoolin, maybe we can make a daytrip up
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« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2006, 02:02:42 AM »
When I was at the Dever School a little more than a year ago, I found it to be mostly disappointing.

It's very large, but almost everything looks exactly the same: ugly. I'm not sure if it's been discussed in this forum, but I heard that, before becoming a Feebleminded School, it was a POW camp - or something to that order.

The way the dormitories are set up is quite sad. Looks like a dozen beds to a ward, at least. Six wards to each L-shaped building. Lockers at the corner for what few personal possessions they were allowed.



The tunnels themselves were interesting - particularly, the writing on the walls.



It was interesting to see the kitchen intact, relatively speaking. Found a mummified cat inside one of those pressurized compartments behind the cauldrons.







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Found an advertisement for Insane Bunkers on a chalkboard in a classroom.

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Had to run from a security truck.

But overall, it was the least interesting of all the asylums to which I've been. Somehow, it lacked ... spirit.


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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2006, 08:18:24 AM »
hahahaha how many of us advertise IB whereever we go???

And I know what you mean about some places being a disappointment.  I hate it when I get in a house or something and there's NOTHING inside.  I like going through stuff or having interesting things to photograph.  You got some good shots nevertheless.
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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2006, 12:40:10 PM »
Dever is pretty huge, there's just a LOT of stuff. You could spend days going through stuff. I enjoyed it because of just the sheer sprawling nature of the campus. It indeed was a POW camp, but *most* of that stuff was torn down before they rebuilt it.
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Re: Devers Tunnels
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2006, 04:36:03 PM »
interesting, deffinitly looking to go soon. haha, go to NSH i dare any of you to find a building without IB on it somewhere.
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« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2006, 05:17:04 PM »
Dever is pretty huge, there's just a LOT of stuff. You could spend days going through stuff. I enjoyed it because of just the sheer sprawling nature of the campus. It indeed was a POW camp, but *most* of that stuff was torn down before they rebuilt it.

I did in fact pick up a few papers that were quite intriguing. However, I explore mostly for photographic opportunity, and found little of worth as such at Dever. In fact, the photographs I've shown you are virtually the only ones I took over the course of a several hour-long excursion. Everything there is so drab - very rank and file, all of it; lackluster yellows and grays.

On the other hand, one who explores only for the thrill and knowledge of exploration, I would concede that the Dever School is a worthy subject. It's an excellent case study in tunnel systems if nothing else.

I never did find a hospital - not that I can recall, in any case; and if I did, I must have been extremely unimpressed, for the hospitals and schools are usually my favorite parts. The Administration Building didn't seem to be connected to the tunnel system, and anyway it's right next to the guard shack so it might be better off left alone. I did find what appeared to be many storehouses and workshops, particularly in the basement levels, and some therapy rooms and the sort.

I suppose I would return, though it wouldn't be a priority. Considering the risk-to-gain ratio, I'd much rather take my chances elsewhere. Not to say that others should be discouraged from going at least once.

I tried to get permission to be on the grounds, but the owner won't hear of it. I'd love to get some outdoor photographs, but ...



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