Infiltration: Found an abandoned Soviet Ghost Town and old Jet Fighter graveyard in Hungary

Infiltration: Found an abandoned Soviet Ghost Town and old Jet Fighter graveyard in Hungary


Szentkirályszabadja, an isolated town
founded in the ’60s. It served as housing for Soviet soldiers,
officers, and their families. With the Cold War still casting
a shadow over the period, the town was a closed one. – [Miha] What do you think they kept here? – [Pucak] Vehicles, probably. It seems too big for anything else. – [Miha] I feel like this wall
wasn’t here originally. – That’s kind of what
they look like, yeah. But it’s hard to say.
– [Miha] Yeah. The town was planned
to cover all of its citizens’ needs. Kindergardens, schools, restaurants,
a cinema, a theater, sports venues, and all other accompanying facilities
with regards to food and drink, were available to the residents. – I can’t estimate which of these
houses were meant for whom. Okay, aside from these small,
single-storey houses used by military officials. But, these residential buildings, the huge ones over there
and these here, I really don’t know. This one’s set up like a hotel. Or a dorm, rather. With just rooms, maybe a kitchen, and separate sanitary facilities. Someone ordered take-out pizza here. The side we came from there’s like a manhole
next to the building with a metal door on top. In the basement there’s a slope,
which I assume was set up for easier loading of goods. – [Miha] You think these were
just housing units? – [Pucak] I think so. These are the rooms,
there was communal sanitation, and, I don’t know, a bigger room. – [Miha] Something bizarre. – [Pucak] I really wanna say
it’s from a fairy tale but I have no idea which one.
– Baba Yaga. – What is that? A smurf, mouse,
lion and parrot. – It looks like a puzzle from Resident Evil. – Let’s check the roof,
see what’s going on. – [Miha] You think they even made
residential buildings with flat roofs back then? – I doubt it. They didn’t
have a reason to use the roof. You can see the amount of trees
growing from the buildings from looking at the theater or cinema. – Is it recording? – The smell of burnt tires is killing me. It’s a pretty weird building.
It has this main staircase that only goes up two floors. And then the sides of the building
each have a staircase, but only the one on the right
goes up to the attic, which is falling apart completely. – [Miha] What would you say
that building was? – I don’t know. Something the complex
only required one of. – The only people allowed to
freely enter and exit the town were highly-ranked officers
and their families. Everyone else in military service
enjoyed the privilege of so-called luxury services
pertaining to the era and ideology. – [Pucak] While walking around,
we noticed this tower, one of the taller structures
in the complex. Let’s try to get up on the roof. We hope the beam
doesn’t give out. – You can see the entire complex, all the surrounding yards
that are being used, and the view stretches all the way
up to Lake Balaton. After the dissolution of
the Soviet Union in the ’80s, most of the residents left. The town has been gradually
deteriorating ever since, as nature reclaims its territory. – [Miha] I asked if we could film
and they said it was okay. Vjeko, what do you think
is going on? – No idea. I think
they’re just having a good time. On our way to the town, we found out there was
a jet fighter graveyard nearby. – It feels good having to take a little walk
through the fields to reach them. You’ve got the army on one side
and private property on the other. I don’t know where you could find
more than one MiG in one place in Croatia. Here, there are probably more
abandoned ones in one place than Croatia ever had in total. – Their camo actually works.
– Yeah. We’ve received a lot of help
with making this project happen from local urban explorer, Tamás Pataki. – Yeah, but… in this case we have to
start on the right side, make some pictures
and get into the hole. – We’ll do it completely in sync, okay? And then, at the end,
maybe some details, if we have time. – We’ve managed to enter.
The military zone is right next to it. Over here is the house of the guy
whose property the MiGs are on. No one’s here, for now. – And so, we’re at the end
of our first location. We’ve photographed, filmed,
and explored everything, burnt some tires,
got really dirty, found this monument,
no clue what it’s for. This face watching us,
we don’t know whose it is. Well, moving on.
Duty calls.

8 Comments on "Infiltration: Found an abandoned Soviet Ghost Town and old Jet Fighter graveyard in Hungary"


  1. No one leaves. We cut the phone lines. Contain the spread of misinformation. That is how we keep the people from undermining the fruits of their own labor.

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  2. svaka čast momci! i ja bi volio da je duže malo i da je više vlog type video kao što ste bosnu odradili… al' svakako je dobro 😀 pozdrav

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  3. hi amazing video im from slovenia and im going here i know the location but are all the places at the same town

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