Visitors will find this note when they arrive:
“This car cemetery is private property. You may still look, take pictures but DO NOT take away parts. Do not destroy or in any other way disrupt this place. If you open a car door, please shut it again so the next visitor get the same experience as you did!! For info: after about 30 burglaries this year I’m fed up with it! I’ve made traps in the buildings so if you get hurt or die, I DON’T CARE! Remember in this place no one can hear you scream…”
It has all the makings of a Hollywood horror movie…
A remote forest slowing reclaiming a scrapyard filled with rusted-out vehicular remains from the last world war…
…and an old house in the middle of everything with an owner who really doesn’t like you taking his stuff.
Sweden’s Båstnäs car cemetery (situated on an ore field responsible for giving the world the chemical element Cerium) is open to the public…
…in that people are welcome to visit and observe but that’s where the hospitality ends.
The cemetery’s collection of cars from the ‘50s may not look like much to the untrained eye…
…but there’s over 100 grand worth of scrap sitting there…
…and somebody doesn’t want you walking away with any of it-no matter how rusty it might be.
The auto graveyard is said to be owned by a pair of reclusive brothers whose homes are also located on the swath of land.
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- All images courtesy of Bob Thissen
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