Buzz·Posted on Jan 10, 2013The Road To Hell Is Paved With Graffiti PenisesCentralia's underground coal veins have smoldered since 1962. The ghost town's highways have since become a strange graffiti message board.by Kevin TangCommunity ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink In 1962, volunteer firefighters burned a landfill in Centralia, PA, not knowing that they'd ignite a whole network of coal veins under the town. Via weburbanist.com Pavements buckled. Temperatures rose. Sinkholes clawed out swaths of sidewalks, spewing carbon monoxide. Via adventuremyths.com The town was evacuated and stripped of its zip code. Via Flickr: citnaj And in the years since, Centralia's infamy has attracted swarms of disaster tourists, urban decay photographers, bored teens armed with aerosol cans. Via Flickr: agentsmj As you'd expect, the road to Centralia now looks like: Via Flickr: anniewalkertexasranger Via forums.playfire.com Via bertabroad.wordpress.com Via Flickr: 28494344@N07 Bart's handsy summer camp director uncle. Where are the dicks even leading us? Via toochplatz.com Oh. Via toochplatz.com Wow, rude. Via travelwp.com Wow, hella rude. Via travelwp.com Not even true though. Via toochplatz.com Hm. Via toochplatz.com You're an adult now, Pacman. You gobble whatever you want. Via bertabroad.wordpress.com This is starting to feel like the internet. Via Flickr: 51829844@N08 Someone started a comment thread. Via forums.playfire.com A scathing review of Philip Roth. Via Flickr: megadem There are even banner ads. Via forums.playfire.com Anonymous gripes and pleas. Via Flickr: talkingtojoey Via toochplatz.com It's alright, bb. A smattering of kindness. Via Flickr: smissysmomera Via toochplatz.com Mostly, a lot of wilderness, cracked asphalt, blistered roads gone to seed. Via Flickr: agentsmj Via Flickr: zrepp Via Flickr: agentsmj Temperatures exceed 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit at the heart of the underground blaze. The coals will continue burning for another 250 years. Via Flickr: 52567410@N03 Via Flickr: agentsmj Via Flickr: jeffs4653 Read more about the Centralia coal fires here and here. The town's remaining 8 residents promise you the town itself is quite boring and beg you to leave them be.