You have all probably heard of different horror stories of abandoned buildings and structures such as hospitals being haunted, churches that houses spirits, or even schools that are defended by different superficial legends but we bet you have never heard of a prison flooded and sunken to nonexistence.
Located on the northernmost part of Europe, Estonia, being one of the most economically successful of the European Union’s newer eastern European members, has a hidden wonder waiting to be discovered. In an Estonian town called Rummu, there was a structure that captures the eyes and the hearts of many wanderers.
Long after being the hidden gem of the country, divers have discovered Murru, a prison submerged into the cold waters brought by frigid European winters. But that does not stop there, divers or even regular swimmers are battling the coldness as they are eager to discover and unfold the secrets of the Rummu prison site.
Despite many issues that are making it hard to unearth, chunks of stones have crumbled away, clouding the waters below, making visibility as the top issue the divers are experiencing. But that does not stop the divers from achieving their agenda. Most of them still dared to explore the site, that even the threat of dangerous conditions and tight spaces isn’t enough to keep them away.
Any swimming or diving that takes place at the prison site is done entirely at the swimmer’s own risk. Trees covered in algae can hide sharp clams whose shells can cut human skin easily. In fact, some of these shells are so sharp that they can slice right through dry suits. In addition to clams, there are also old barbed wires which haven’t lost its bite. Still, there are less harmful stuff to explore under the water too.
Estonian officials who live close to the popular attraction do their best not to draw attention to the abandoned prison, but they just can’t seem to stop people from all over the world from checking out the secrets hiding there. While regular tourists can enjoy a nice dip in the water, provided the weather allows it, experienced divers on the other hand makes an experience like nothing else on Earth visiting and discovering the wonders of former prison sites.
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