Hidden away from the public for decades, this top-secret military base was used to maintain and repair the Soviet Black Sea Fleet, an advanced military fleet of submarines ready for war at a moment's notice during the Cold War.

Fort Tilden is a unique place and with a great view of the beach and well worth the trip. Union soldiers later captured the fort in 1862, using it as an operating base for raids in the south. One of the failed tenants of Reynolds Industrial Park was Atlas Hovercrafts, which envisioned a river transport system by hovercraft, After two years of building, the hovercraft company closed in May 2008 due to a lack of funding. World War II infrastructure and buildings sat in a dilapidated state. Fort Tiden was outfitted with anti aircraft guns, but then was upgraded to house the Nike Hercules missile system with nuclear strike capabilities. Atomic bomb practice runs, movie sets, seaplanes and Navy seals were all said to have been part of its curious history. The famous Barney and Betty Hill abductions allegedly took place near the base. Constructed in 1956 this Air Force station housed up to 175 men around the clock. At this time the fort is off limits due to repairs, but if you’re in the area, this is not a place you’d want to pass up. However, according to The Bohemian Blog, the Crimean submarine base was not constructed until 1957, during the height of the Cold War. The private airfield portion of Reynolds Industrial Park was known as Reynolds Airpark. Let us know what your favorites are in the comments below. Published: 01:45 BST, 4 November 2016 | Updated: 07:33 BST, 4 November 2016. After two years of building, the company closed in May 2008 due to a lack of funding. Salton Sea Test Base Dummy Atomic Bombs - Drone Airplane Tests. You can find NIKE bases tucked away rusting in woodlands surrounding major cities on the eastern seaboard. Named after Ensign Benjamin Lee who died in World War I, it was the center of naval training in the 1930s.

7 Abandoned Military Bases In The US 1. Alongside detecting nuclear strikes, their duties also included identifying aircraft approaching the area as well as directing airstrikes if under attack. Explorers have fallen to their death or even suffocated to death underground due to poison gas build up and oxygen deficient tunnels. Unlike many other military facilities, the naval base at Balaklava operated beyond the fall of the USSR, according to The Bohemian Blog.

A portion of the unused runways at Reynolds Airpark was leased to car dealerships as temporary storage. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. It’s fate is unknown.

In addition, there are also stories of a man riding snowmobile a decapitating himself on a cable that was used to fence off the property. Over the years I'd heard tales of an old abandoned Naval Station on the western shores of the Salton Sea. For nearly 50 years the base has fallen in a state of decay. Balaklava was now unrestricted, and those who moved to the town had little knowledge of the underground base.

Here's a look inside the abandoned secret Soviet submarine base.

'Mysterious beast' lurks under lake, Hit-and-run driver causes fatal four-car accident killing one person, Shocking moment Delta passenger punches flight attendant in face, Gunshots fired in residential property in Birmingham. The Air Station was named in honor of Ensign Benjamin Lee, who died during the First World War. By 1980 nearly all sites and their weapons had been decommissioned. The top-secret base was built by the USSR as a site to repair and maintain the Soviet Black Sea Fleet. In the 1950s this radar had it’s eyes and ears pointed to the skies to detect soviet nuclear activity across the world. Before becoming another abandoned military base in the US, Fort Tilden has served in 3 wars before being decommissioned. The ominous pyramid towers over the flat North Dakota landscape. Many of these sites were abandoned and have become flooded over the years.

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