Life Nature

By Josh Saunders

Eerie pictures reveal the desolate car graveyard where hundreds of vehicles are being slowly reclaimed nature.

The long-forgotten Bastnas Car Cemetery in Sweden could be mistaken for a post-apocalyptic movie-set with its many vintage vehicles engulfed by tall grass and trees.

Moss and rust cover the once-classic cars, which are from around the 1950s and include Fords, Audis, Saabs, Opels and more.

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It’s believed there are hundreds of classic cars remaining in the wreckage and, in scrap metal alone, it could be worth up to £100,000.

Photographer Bob Thissen, 31, from Herleen in the Netherlands, believes it is a ‘must-see for urban decay lovers’ and snapped the creepy shots.

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Bob, an urban explorer, said: “I’ve never seen so many rusty abandoned old timers all together.

“The cars are slowly being taken back by nature and are covered in moss, there are even trees growing from within the cars.

“This makes it the perfect photo spot for decay-lovers and the atmosphere is perfectly quiet and peaceful.

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“It’s hard to choose the most interesting spot because it looks all like one big part, because it’s all interconnected.

“I love the cars in which trees are growing and the cars are stacked up on top of one another, it’s a pretty unique place.

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“It’s quite a known place for urban decay lovers and it has been on my list for many years”

Bob who has been into urbexing for over nine years said it took seven and a half hours to reach the intriguing location.

A warning on the nearby hut cautions visitors against stealing from the location and that it’s not safe to go inside the building.

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It warns the owner has set traps inside, the sign chillingly states: ‘If you get hurt or die I don’t care, remember in this place no one can hear you scream’.

Apart from the warning of the brothers who own the car cemetery Bob also encountered problems with insects.

He said: “We thought the brothers still lived in the house so we tried to be low profile and slept in the car somewhere near the cars in the forest

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“In the morning, we carefully started to photograph but got interrupted fast by thousands of mosquitos, biting midges and even ticks.

“We had to drive 2 hours into Norway to find some insect repellent, it helped, but we still got bitten a lot.”

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