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Fairly popular youtuber gaining access to secured sites


DanMoist

28DL Full Member
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I've noticed that a fairly popular youtuber (let's call him "the out of sight storage tunnels") has visited several locations that I know are well secured yet he seems to magically gain entry every time. In the most stupid example of this, he somehow gained access into Clifton Caverns and rather than exploring the place, he stood there for half an hour with an FM radio receiver trying to detect paranormal activity.
 

Lord Oort

Fear is the little death
Regular User
If its who I think you're talking about, they just blatently chop the locks. They did it at Redcliffe, I know because I was there on official business a couple of days later and all the council people were complaining about it.
 

pastybarm

28DL Full Member
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Definitely, I got called "boomer" by one of these SJW goon tubers. Bolton is not a PC town, try those antics here and they will get bottled, soyface boys should shut their yap and respect the old school urbexers.
 

lolza22

Lolza Explores
28DL Full Member
Why are urbexing youtubers hated so much on here? I do urbexing videos and feel offended lol. I wouldn’t call myself a “goon”
 

Jack430T

28DL Full Member
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Becasue back in the day, urban exploration was a much more underground hobby so to speak. You'd only see a handful of photographs on forums and websites meaning locations were well preserved and publicity about such places were kept low. However the rise of youtube brought people jumping on the 'exploring bandwagon' for their 5mins of fame. The influx of manors in and around the surrey area is a prime example of people following a trend. You will probably find that a lot of the older early days photographers keep very low these days as the community is riddled with newbies looking to 'bring their mates to the haunted manor' and stick it on youtube.

Unfortunately there's no art involved or interest in the history/architecture with the majority of videos put up online now. Only a selected handful of content creators on youtube produce genuinely interesting videos on locations.
 

Giymo85

Amateur and proud
28DL Full Member
Also (at least from my perspective), because so many of the videos are poorly put together and focused purely on the mong putting them online. I don't want to watch a shaky-cam, poorly lit vision of someone's face telling me the bastardised history of a building that isn't even interesting to begin with.

That isn't to say that there can't be decent urbex videos and there are some impeccable examples on this forum of how to do it the right way. Sadly, very few do.
 

pastybarm

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
@Jack430T That is a post that sums it up for me. Even the ones who started out with an interest in the history and not doing it for attention/fame/money, soon see what the other goons are doing and decide to follow them, as they cannot resist flogging "merch", setting up a patreon, livestreaming where they waffle on and get donations from gullible people. Goontubers on youtube are like the non porn version of onlyfans (pay me!!), they don't get their t**s out, but they do make t**s out of themselves nine times out of ten.
 

lolza22

Lolza Explores
28DL Full Member
Ahh well that explains some things. See I do it but I don’t earn it from it nor do I particularly gain any popularity, Personally I do genuinely love the history and usually partake in a lot of research beforehand.

I will of course admit my footage can be rather shaky at times and I probably focus on myself every now and again (usually mostly on whats around me though) but whilst I’m videoing shaky videos, I try my upmost to take some decent photography for my own enjoyment and for insta/forum. I can remember the days when urbexing was less “televised” so to speak but I was too young to even go out then on my own, but I can remember longing to go out and Urbex and it was thought of as kinda weird back at that time to even wanna do that. “Urbexing” wasn’t really heard of.
 

Speed

Got Epic?
Regular User
Alot of it comes down to video simply being a bad way to present exploring. Video is good at presenting action but exploring doesnt involve a whole lot of action and when it does it's extremely difficult to capture it effectively. I think that leads to a whole lot of bad exploring videos from decent enough people but also a whole lot of utter dogshit faked crap from bellends when they realise thier crap videos dont get the views they want.

Winning UE isnt about how many views you get. It's about being the best at finding places, getting in, documenting them and doing it time and time again while having your collar felt the minimum amount of times possible. If you can do it all while making a epic video then all credit to you but I bet you cant, ive yet to meet anyone who can! Decent explorers drop the video and concentrate on mastering the other things first and thats why you wont see any on youtube.
 

mingerocket

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
It's become a Saturday afternoon pass time that anyone with a cameraphone see's as their opportunity to become a YouTube superstar. I've seen parents dragging their young kids along too - some of these places are riddled with hazards.
I follow a couple of pages on SnakeBook and some of the stuff that passes for an explore amazes me. Some are clearly vacant properties that they've broken in too.
There seems to be a lot of stuff going missing from places I've revisited too, no doubt to be sold on eBay. Although some of the videos are interesting or entertaining 90 percent of them are ClickBait shite "haunted explore-we nearly died" change the f*cking record.
 

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