|Centralia in happy times|
If you were to go there today (which you can) you would find a gridwork of streets with no buildings as most have been bulldozed down or burned (who would have thought that !) . Personally I would love to go see this town , it was once home to 2761 people . Now according to wikipedia , 7 .
The danger of seeing this place can`t be that bad , just use common sense as I see it . If I`m ever in the area there would be no question as to if I would go . In 2016 the town residents will return to open up a time capsule that was set in 1866 .
Luckily nobody has died from the underground fire , although our good friend cancer may have hit some people that have lived there amidst the toxic gases for years before being evacuated . Stories like this enthrall me , and I can thank my Dad for inheriting that gene , as he was one who was always into stuff like this . If he were alive today I am sure I could have persuaded him to take a trip to Pennsylvania to take in a Steelers game and a trip to Centralia ....sigh