This haunted mine is known for Mercury, Manganese, and creepy sh*t
The Horton Mine, found in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in central Nevada, has earned a reputation after its closure that is as great as it ever was when it was in operation.
The Horton Mine has been in operation since the 1800s, and is part of the massive and sprawling Victorine Mine. It has been abandoned for years, but somewhere along the way it earned the reputation for being one of the most haunted mines in the United States – some even call it the most haunted mine in the world.
And given the number of deaths that have been recorded in mines over the years, that’s a long list to be on top of.
In a video recorded by the group “Exploring Abandoned Mines in CA, NZ, AZ,” the guy tasked with wandering through the Horton Mine manages to freak himself the F out.
He recorded two videos about a year apart, and the first one has some very bizarre moments. It’s tough to really accept when someone claims to have felt a sudden gust of cold or they get a bad feeling – even if they are being 100-percent genuine, there are always other explanations. When you see something start moving on its own though, well that’s a little tougher to write off.
Things get weird at the 2:35 mark. In the distance a chain begins to swing – and only a single chain, which negates the possibility of something bigger like a seismic event, or a nearby train causing it.
The other, perhaps more obvious answer is that someone swung it and ran away. That’s possible of course, but it doesn’t explain how it continues to swing for well over a minute. The chain doesn’t decrease in momentum either, which is also very odd. If there were a light weight on the bottom of the chain to make it into something of a pendulum, that might explain it. But there isn’t.
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I’ve read a few theories on how this could have happened from
commenters online experts. Some say wind, but that’s improbable for a few reasons, including the depth of the cave, the movement of the chain, and the fact only one chain swings.
Another explanation is that the guy bumped in to it or there was an animal like a bat, but that wouldn’t explain how it swings with such precision or length of time. The same is true of a rock falling.
The guy filming the videos isn’t known for filming haunted locations. He explores abandoned mines and approaches them scientifically and rationally. After entering Horton Mines and fleeing due to a negative feeling, he decided to return and try again.
Check out the return video below. It has a moment that is weird, but there are a few rational explanations for it. It happens at the end, and it is an audio event, so turn up your speakers.