Sign In:

×

Last Step!

Please enter your public display name and a secure password.

Plan to post in the forums? Change your default forum handle here!

×
×

Abandoned Soviet Bunker in Stubböle

Jarmo, Olli and me explored the Stubböle area on Sunday, and played around with drones. This area is in Siuntio, on the Soviet occupation area of Porkkala, and they seem to have had bunkers on every little hill around the fields.

That we are here was this time not due to Lynx's great database of Soviet occupation remains, but Jarmo's even greater work on mapping many sources from history books to Lynx and mapping services together. He now has the most complete database, easily usable with overlaid maps and aerial pictures from different times. This database helps him find places that wouldn't otherwise be listed in any easily available source! More on this important development in future blog articles, I'm sure!

In Stubböle, our first bunker exploration turned out nothing, we merely found the foundations of some kind of silo or container, possibly just farming related (coordinates:N 60.06289470 E 24.13498145).

But on the Kasabergen south of Stubböle, we found two bunkers. The first one to the north of Kasabergen greeted us with moose skulls in the gun mount hole. The normal entrance tunnel was blocked, so we had to enter that way. The bunker was almost completely filled with water, but I was able to walk inside on top of some rocks.

The coordinates for the northern bunker are N 60.06057076 E 24.13599132.

The second bunker more to the south had a different setup, with the gun hole largely blocked but the entrance tunnel still usable. Oddly enough, someone had dragged logs into the entrance tunnel, presumably to help walking on the muddy floor (?)

The coordinates for the southern bunker are N 60.05592067 E 24.13394410.

We also found an abandoned basement or storage room in the nearby woods, but as that may belong to someone I don't want to reveal the coordinates.

And we talked to the locals, who indicated that there's plenty more to look for, including a recently dug-up three-story bunker. Interesting!

NOTE: WARNING! Please remember that old ruins and particularly military bunkers and any underground facilities are potentially very dangerous. Not for kids, not for adults, not for anyone. I don't recommend that you visit any of these sites.

Pictures from the north bunker. 

Water from inside:

And an aerial:

Entrance hole:

More from inside:

It always pays to smile, no matter what the situation?

And then to the southern bunker. We found some "carrots" under the ice:

Entrance:

The hall:

We also found an oddly coloured rock:

Here's the bunker we did not find, just found the remains of some container:

This blog article is also available in Blogspot. Photos and videos (c) 2018 by Jari Arkko and Jarmo Ruuth. All rights reserved. The song "The Coldest Shoulder" by The 126ers is from YouTube video library and freely usable.

Play
READ THE STORY
How to Perform CPR on an Accident Victim
Up Next Adventure

How to Perform CPR on an Accident Victim

How to Perform CPR on an Accident Victim

CPR is one of the most basic and important emergency medicine skills to have in your bag of tricks, as knowing how to properly do a chest compression series (push way harder than you think you need to!) could save a victim's life if you roll up on them and they're not breathing. RELATED: How to assess a backcountry patient in 60 seconds Johnny Bresette shows how to properly execute CPR on a non-responsive, non-breathing victim. The key points? After calling 911, tilt their head back so

Play
READ THE STORY
​FAA Revokes Pilots’ Licenses after Failed Red Bull Plane Swap Stunt
Up Next Adventure

​FAA Revokes Pilots’ Licenses after Failed Red Bull Plane Swap Stunt

​FAA Revokes Pilots’ Licenses after Failed Red Bull Plane Swap Stunt

On April 24, Red Bull Air Force pilots Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington tried to do the impossible on live TV above Arizona: flying two planes in parallel, jumping out of them, and re-entering the other’s aircraft before landing them. Red Bull called the event the “plane swap,” and unfortunately it did not go to plan. Aikins was able to re-enter the plane Farrington had been flying and land it, but the other plane entered an uncontrollable spin before crashing. Luckily, Farrington was able to

Play
READ THE STORY
VIDEO: Spotting Big Air Mare’s Smile Through Pillow Lines
Up Next Snowboard

VIDEO: Spotting Big Air Mare’s Smile Through Pillow Lines

VIDEO: Spotting Big Air Mare’s Smile Through Pillow Lines

Big Air Mare exceeds style points for being able to spot her smile from miles away! Mary Rand took 2021 as an opportunity to explore pillow lines and good times in her backyard. With an optimistic approach to her riding style, Mary’s radiant character spreads to those filming and riding with her. With the help of friendship and mentorship, Mary improved her technique through calculated risk and infinite bliss. We can’t wait to see what the mountains have in store for Big Air Mare in