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Everyone has one or two.
What are your stories with police and or security while Exploring?

The first that comes to mind for me was late last year exploring a huge abandoned manufacturing plant with a mate, the site had a very large, very rusty tower that was in the middle of demolition (https://imgur.com/a/n0Fu1) which of course... I obviously /had/ to climb. 20 odd minutes later after some climbing and photos (https://imgur.com/a/oThmM) I return the the bottom and of course my mate who was supposed to be waiting for me at the bottom is nowhere to be seen.

Won't respond to msg and phone goes straight to message bank, the legend has gotten bored and walked off great... to make things worse this dude is not the most subtle of people and this site has security and he has a ridiculous 5000 lumen Thrunite torch he can't help but flash around on turbo mode. so you can guess how i found him...

Face down in the dirt hands on his head with two hi-vis clad dudes standing either side of him one with a piece of rebar or something... me being the awesome friend that i am did... nothing, I actually thought it was kind of funny and watched from the distance as the police arrived searched him and took him away. I made my escape out the back of the property without much hassle. besides the fact he was the driver and it was 3am so i had a 18k walk ahead of me... he got an 800fine for tresspass and carrying a weapon (which was a green laser pointer... lol)

Moral of the story is... don't be a d*** with your fancy bright torch...
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lol someone was saying they were getting a 15k lumen torch...for urbex....good god!

hope its not a place you need to avoid attention :D
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haha that sounds smart.
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Haha what the f***?! I had a similar experience at an old **w** S****** when a mate and I decided to climb a rather tall smoke stack. However it didn’t end with us getting arrested. We saw the cops and did the manly thing and just legged it thru the factory and across the field, thru a open drain and back to the car safely..
Wasn’t so lucky when we climbed a crane in Parramatta one time... YouTube “Parramatta Crane Climb”

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In my younger stupider days....i wasn't very experienced and would recklessly do anything that popped into my head and..... was held at gun point by police for trying to abseil down a ventilation shaft into a railway tunnel...BIG woops! lol

I have been stopped a few times and questioned by security or police and just told to walk on with no fines or charges...even after getting held at gun point for the vent shafts i was let go and given a lecture on how dangerous urbex is....i think i was 22 at the time
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haha

"FREEZE!!! DROP THE ROPE"

"I CAN'T!"
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Thyer wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 11:03 pm
Everyone has one or two.
What are your stories with police and or security while Exploring?

The first that comes to mind for me was late last year exploring a huge abandoned manufacturing plant with a mate, the site had a very large, very rusty tower that was in the middle of demolition (https://imgur.com/a/n0Fu1) which of course... I obviously /had/ to climb. 20 odd minutes later after some climbing and photos (https://imgur.com/a/oThmM) I return the the bottom and of course my mate who was supposed to be waiting for me at the bottom is nowhere to be seen.

Won't respond to msg and phone goes straight to message bank, the legend has gotten bored and walked off great... to make things worse this dude is not the most subtle of people and this site has security and he has a ridiculous 5000 lumen Thrunite torch he can't help but flash around on turbo mode. so you can guess how i found him...

Face down in the dirt hands on his head with two hi-vis clad dudes standing either side of him one with a piece of rebar or something... me being the awesome friend that i am did... nothing, I actually thought it was kind of funny and watched from the distance as the police arrived searched him and took him away. I made my escape out the back of the property without much hassle. besides the fact he was the driver and it was 3am so i had a 18k walk ahead of me... he got an 800fine for tresspass and carrying a weapon (which was a green laser pointer... lol)

Moral of the story is... don't be a d*** with your fancy bright torch...
me and a mate started going there early 2015, probably spent 50+ nights there. Twice had to leg it, once hid on the walkways as they searched with a dog! Had other explorers there a few times. Also had local kids throwing rocks at us lol oh and did you ever go into the control room for the compressor room? Fun surprise hiding in there to scare people! Epic hiding places in big salty! Going to miss it as its almost gone now :(
never die wondering ;)
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tommo wrote:
19 Apr 2018, 7:46 pm
Thyer wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 11:03 pm
Everyone has one or two.
What are your stories with police and or security while Exploring?

The first that comes to mind for me was late last year exploring a huge abandoned manufacturing plant with a mate, the site had a very large, very rusty tower that was in the middle of demolition (https://imgur.com/a/n0Fu1) which of course... I obviously /had/ to climb. 20 odd minutes later after some climbing and photos (https://imgur.com/a/oThmM) I return the the bottom and of course my mate who was supposed to be waiting for me at the bottom is nowhere to be seen.

Won't respond to msg and phone goes straight to message bank, the legend has gotten bored and walked off great... to make things worse this dude is not the most subtle of people and this site has security and he has a ridiculous 5000 lumen Thrunite torch he can't help but flash around on turbo mode. so you can guess how i found him...

Face down in the dirt hands on his head with two hi-vis clad dudes standing either side of him one with a piece of rebar or something... me being the awesome friend that i am did... nothing, I actually thought it was kind of funny and watched from the distance as the police arrived searched him and took him away. I made my escape out the back of the property without much hassle. besides the fact he was the driver and it was 3am so i had a 18k walk ahead of me... he got an 800fine for tresspass and carrying a weapon (which was a green laser pointer... lol)

Moral of the story is... don't be a d*** with your fancy bright torch...
me and a mate started going there early 2015, probably spent 50+ nights there. Twice had to leg it, once hid on the walkways as they searched with a dog! Had other explorers there a few times. Also had local kids throwing rocks at us lol oh and did you ever go into the control room for the compressor room? Fun surprise hiding in there to scare people! Epic hiding places in big salty! Going to miss it as its almost gone now :(
Yeah it sucks penrice is awesome, I missed it pretty much first time i went it was half gone and guards. Never even knew there was a control room. Spewing I've always wanted to find a big nice control room.
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The control room would have still been there.. Almost directly behind the lab. If you go up the stairs around the lab. Go through the entrance into the shed not the lab (2nd floor) you go in and to the right follow it along and there are double air lock doors and that takes you to the compressor room control room. The compressor room has an epic wall of electrical guages. Check awesome Adelaide's 'the both system'

http://bit.ly/2avp9ht

So you didn't get to climb the kilns?
never die wondering ;)
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21 Apr 2018, 8:02 am
The control room would have still been there.. Almost directly behind the lab. If you go up the stairs around the lab. Go through the entrance into the shed not the lab (2nd floor) you go in and to the right follow it along and there are double air lock doors and that takes you to the compressor room control room. The compressor room has an epic wall of electrical guages. Check awesome Adelaide's 'the both system'

http://bit.ly/2avp9ht

So you didn't get to climb the kilns?
Yeah spewing, never climbed the kilms I might have to go back there by the sounds of it, d*** head mate kind of cut the trip short haha.
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I and a mate once did this construction.
It was 50 od stories and I had done it before so I was a bit overconfident.

So we jump the fence and we walk around I notice that the entrance to the fire escape I had used previously was now locked up and I started hearing an alarm.
I should have gotten out of there that second but, because I was so overconfident I told my friend that it was just a truck backing up. we continued searching for an exit for the next 20 minutes are so till we both realized we were not getting up today.

As we began to walk towards the gate we saw two security officers pull up and begin to unlock the gate. We bolted for some crates! We hide in silence for what seemed at the time the most painfully tense 10 minutes of my life.
They eventually went upstairs.

Not wanting to waste the opportunity we bolted for the fence and jumped over screaming with joy that we had gotten away so caught up in the moment that we hadn't realized we were heading down a dead end ally. As we turned around to go back we saw two police officers walking towards ous.

We were sufficiently fucked.

What makes it even worse is we actually learned that two others had gotten up that exact same day!
What luck right.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
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haha, Its always just when you think you've gotten away with it isn't it.
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Sylar wrote:
05 May 2018, 4:30 pm
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Now tell them about that one night in Brighton :lol:
Wander often. Wonder always.
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For legal reasons I can't tell you my best police stories. ;)

But here's a few I can tell you.

One night over 20 years ago now (Yes I am old) in a galaxy far far away called Melbourne, just after I had saved to get my car rego paid some mates and I went to check out the old Burwood brick works. We had a favorite entrance and lace to park. So I parked and in we went. I managed to gash my head so I went back to the car with the others. So I turned up and there's two police officers looking at my car.
"Is this your car?" One asks.
"Yeah, do you want to see my licence?" I ask.
"Yes." He says so I show him my licence.
"What are you doing in there?" He asks.
"Oh just exploring." I reply. "We're not vandals. We just go in there and explore and wander around and take photos."
"Oh, what do you do that for?" An officer asked.
"Just for something to do, for an adventure and we just take the photos and share them with each other."
"Oh so have you got a camera with you?"
"Yeah." And we pull out a digital camera with a fair bit.
By this time he'd sussed that we were not vandals, not druggos, just idiots with cameras and too much time on our hands.
"Oh is that one of those new digital ones?" An officer asked.
"Yeah, it's cool. You can take hundreds of pictures at a time." Some one said.
"Well yeah maybe you should park somewhere else. We have a lot of old people living here and they keep calling us when you people go in there because they think you're drug users."
We laughed at that.
"Do me a favor and give me a call the next time you go in okay."
We were let off without even a warning.

Adventures with security guards were much more fun.
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Echo wrote:
17 May 2018, 10:32 pm
Sylar wrote:
05 May 2018, 4:30 pm
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Now tell them about that one night in Brighton :lol:
O f*** dude god no.

Only u can tell that story in all of its glory.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
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