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The pyramid crypt

This strange place was one of the strangest Lost places I’ve ever been to. My father showed it to me. He happened to pass by here a few years ago while walking. 

Unfortunately, I could not figure out who had this strange memorial built. The tombs and coffins inside are empty and there are no inscriptions. The building is weathered and it seems as if no one had been here for a long time. 

Nearby is a medieval castle. But why should anyone who lived in this castle built a pyramid. A funny feeling in the middle of the cold, dark, german forests to find a pyramid.

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The Cannibal House — This is the house of Armin Meiwes, a notorious German cannibal. In 2001 at the age of 39, Meiwes searched for a volunteer to be “slaughtered and consumed” on a website called The Cannibal Café. Bernd Brandes, a 43-year-old from Berlin, responded to the advertisement. The two met on March 9th, 2001, in Meiwes’ house in a small farming village near Rotenburg, Germany. After Brandes consumed sleeping pills and alcohol, Meiwes amputated Brandes’ penis with a knife. They attempted to eat the penis which was fried with spices and wine; however, this plan failed as it was too burned. Just after, Meiwes poured Brandes a bath (in the bathtub featured above), where he lay bleeding for three hours. Eventually, Brandes was dragged upstairs to the slaughter room where he was killed after Meiwes slit his throat. The body was hung on meat hooks and was later hacked into pieces. This entire gruesome ordeal was filmed on a two-hour long videotape.

Over the next 10 months, Meiwes consumed approximately 20 kgs (44 lbs) of Brandes’ flesh and stored body parts in his freezer. Eventually, Meiwes longed for another victim, and placed more advertisements on the internet. In December 2002, police arrested Meiwes in his home after receiving a phone call from a man who was concerned by the new ads. Meiwes was convicted of manslaughter in January 2004, and was sentenced to eight years in prison, as it was ruled that Brandes was a voluntary participant in the killing. In May 2006, this sentence was revised to life imprisonment for murder due to a retrial. Meiwes conducted several interviews in prison, and has stated that he believes there to be approximately 800 cannibals in Germany. He has since become a vegetarian and is reportedly feeling sorry for his crimes. 

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SKELETON FACTORY

Skeleton Factory was originally a printing/publishing company. The company was founded around the turn of the 19th to the 20th century in a nearby city, but was moved to this location around 1935. It was the spot where the family had its holiday home. In 1930 the owner of the company bought a pavilion that had previously been used at the International Exposition in Liege and had it rebuilt behind his holiday home. In 1935 he brought his printing/publishing company here. In the years to come it would develop into the factory we now know. The printing works consisted primarily of post cards, for the better part replicas of his own pictures (he was also a photographer) of the Belgian coast. A few years before his demise focus shifted from post cards to mainly labels. His son, who was already a printer in the company, took over the firm, at which point business started evolving into industrial printing. After the Second World War the company was taken over several times by American multinationals, but new investments were no longer made. In 2004 the business folded and the 46 remaining employees were out of a job… 

Cheer Up Post #5471 - Abandoned Greenhouses Edition

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