Experimentation Creature in Old Military Base Killed 5 People: Fact Check


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Experimentation Creature in Old Military Base Killed 5 People

Story:

This old military base was abandoned when a creature from the experimentation room escaped and killed five people. To this day, the creature hasn’t been found.

Other Versions

This was on old military air base. Data shows it was abandoned when something from the experimentation room escaped and killed 5 people.

Fact Check:

A picture message popular online purports to show an old, abandoned military base after a creature from the experimentation room escaped and killed five people. It also suggests data from the military base shows there’s no sign of the ‘creature’ after the incident. No, the creepy claims are not true and explained here.

Not about Experimentation Creature from Military Base

First, the claims in question often appear online as memes about Human Experimentation, in ‘Creepy’ posts. Again, they say something from the experimentation room escaped and killed 5 people. The picture in question does indeed show an abandoned place looking like some kind of control room.

As a matter of fact, the photograph originally appeared on a Tumblr page bestabandoned.tumblr.com with title – Abandoned office. More importantly, the description tags of the photograph only mention it as an abandoned building with left over objects and computers. Moreover, the Photographer Gina Soden shares many such abandoned buildings and objects as artistic beauty. Note the photograph actually carries the water mark of ‘Gina Soden Photography’ on bottom right.

What you see in the photograph is in fact a site in the UK for design and development of gas turbine and jet engines. You can see below couple of similar photographs from the scene showing the abandoned site.

National Gas Turbine Establishment (NGTE), known as Pyestock opened after Second World War in the secluded wooded spot between Farnborough and Fleet. For more than 50 years, Pyestock was in fact at the forefront of gas turbine and jet engine research, development and testing. It closed down in 2000 and consequently fell into a state of neglect. The abandoned site of NGTE Pyestock was scheduled for demolition in 2013.

So, the photograph has nothing to do with any experimentation creature escaping and killing five people. It’s a fabricated story, perhaps originating as a meme.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.

References:

Goodbye Pyestock: Haunting images of iconic home of British engineering which tested Concorde engines at 2,000mph


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Prashanth Damarla
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