15 Eerie Pictures Of World War II Fighter Planes Rotting In A Graveyard

A collection of historical airplanes have lain secretly in the undergrowth of a back garden in Ohio.

1. These spooky photos were captured by 24-year-old photographer, Jonny Joo, who has made a name for himself by exploring long-abandoned places.

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4. The planes were assembled by scrapyard worker Walter Soplata in his back garden in Newbury, Ohio, from the late 1940s.

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6. After Soplata’s death in 2010 the aviation graveyard was kept a secret by relatives fearing scrappers.

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7. The site is a resting place for several serving planes from the Second World War.

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10. Around 50 engines and 30 aircraft currently lie in the cemetery.

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12. Joo, from Ohio, said: “It is crazy how much history is just sitting there like an outdoor museum … it creates its own post-apocalyptic view … it’s like art.”

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Some of these planes actually bombed places – people could have died in those planes, there’s so much history throughout the whole place – it’s a little bit creepy when you think about it. If a picture could tell a thousand words you could write books and books from these. It’s been sitting pretty much abandoned since the seventies. It’s a really incredible place to see in person.

Via Johnny Joo

15. “Today’s decay is yesterday’s memories.” - Johnny Joo.

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