In this episode we’re exploring the largest abandoned building we’ve ever set foot in: this monumental steel works However, not everything goes according to plan… (loud banging noises) This video is sponsored by Nord VPN. Start protecting yourself on the web at NordVPN.com/properpeople Or use the code “properpeople” at checkout and save 77% That’s a lot of razor wire Going in we had a feeling that this exploration was going to be extremely difficult to pull off Our feelings were affirmed when we encountered this razor wire fence still over half a mile from the building We squeezed under the fence having no idea what other physical obstacles we would face along the way So we’re getting pretty close now and this place has security that drives around the building, multiple vehicles We don’t know how to get in the building from your address So we’re gonna have to find a way in without being seen And we’ve got a pretty wide area to cross also This might be a little difficult As we made our approach we ducked under cameras and hid behind anything we can find. Scanning for security the entire time… We only had to search the perimeter of the building for a few minutes before finding a possible entrance: a downed razor-wire fence You’re on razor wire careful ‘Did it cut you?’ No…I think…. Let’s get in Someone came here before us and opened it up -This may not even go inside
-It’s boarded over Success. And opening into the main building we were in… Watch her right here Get down Get down! He said something I know Wait-wait-wait-wait-wait They’re pulling away (noise) We don’t know for sure if they’re all gone It’s probably just a normal security check. They get out of the car and look at the windows. Or the openings… No, I don’t think they saw us coming in, right? Or the cameras, yeah We will just be dead silent This place is amazing And scary Those pots are huge though. Go stand at the bottom of that pot It’s crazy those things have been moved around the ceiling in here probably carrying molten steel The steelworks was constructed in the early 1960s and operated for nearly five decades It shut down permanently shortly after the global recession of 2009 Since then, efforts to salvage metal and machinery resulted in the mill being slowly picked apart, but much of it remains intact It’s been spared of heavy vandalism and graffiti as well, as a watchful eye has been kept in the building to protect the massive amount of scrapable metal that remains inside… That’s wide open on that end I love how the orange tarp there makes the color of the light the same color as molten steel. It’s very fitting… Ok we are now going to attempt going up these stairs as quietly as possible Ooo, it’s shaking Unreal… Even if you were looking at just this view…you would say this is a giant warehouse…and then you turn around And you’re on the second floor of it already That thing looks crazy… (loud noise) What the fuck?…. Do you really think we’re alone in here? Those are some crazy fucking noises dude, they’re so loud This piece of machinery here is monstrous though (random noises in background) Or going down stairs… (hammering continues) It sounds like it’s multiple directions it’s coming from Coming in and looking for us maybe It all sounds like the roof though It’s getting crazy -Or the way to be picking up outside…
-Or the weight can be picking up outside… (loud thump) Like…it sounds like there’s people on the roof… All that clicking started recently though (loud noise) (more loud noises) I’m gonna look this way (more loud hammering) -Is that inside for sure?
-I don’t know What if it’s scrappers? Security’s tight here though. We almost got caught Or these cou- I don’t think there’s srappers here. It would be too crazy for scrappers. Yeah, you can’t get stuff out of here (really loud banging) There’s people right there We should get out of here then -They’re welding or cutting something.
-And probably sealing it up or…. …they’re welding a door shut maybe…or welding bars over something… -Maybe
-We can’t get trapped in here
-No we can’t It’s nuts they’re doing construction here…..and we’re just exploring It’s so crazy (more loud banging) Look at that coat up there…that was to protect against the molten steel Alright, let’s move to the other end of the building. Away from the people… (more banging) We might be getting sealed in here right now, but we’ll worry about that later As huge as the building is only part of the steelmaking process was carried out here It lacks one of the most iconic and important elements of a steel mill: the blast furnace Instead of producing molten pig iron on site it was delivered via specialised rail cars from a blast furnace several miles away Then it would be refined into steel and turned into various products like slabs and coils The blast furnace which supplied this facility is equally massive and is now also abandoned A lot of monitors in here… I don’t like using the light in here… ‘Cause it makes it kind of obvious… Is this bright too? Yeah These are some big things on rails right here… There’s definitely something going on over there now (loud noise) Or over there… Or right on top of us… It’s been an awesome job… It must feel so cool to pick up those massive pots of steel And just move ’em around with a lever…like they’re nothing… This room is the biggest one yet though, I think… Wow Holy cow… While we were traveling all over Europe today’s sponsor Nord VPN ensured that all of our internet activity was private hotels cafes and other public networks can be unsecured and you never really know who is looking at your information Nord VPN hide network activity before it even leaves your device using military-grade encryption Whether it’s malicious snooping, or just your ISP, Nord VPN anonymizes all traffic So not even your ISP can throttle certain services It was especially convenient to be able to connect to United States servers while in Europe to be able to browse websites and access our accounts as if we were home Sign up today with a 30 day money back guarantee using the link NordVPN.com/properpeople Or use the code “properpeople” at checkout to get 77% off a three year plan That’s Nord VPN.com/properpeople Coming up next week “Is this thing on?” They put the fence back up it’s bolted up dude Stay tuned…