25May,09

The Bay Of Kola

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The Bay of Kola, off Murmansk, is a graveyard for old Soviet submarines, which spill nuclear waste out into the Barents Sea. Many a Western explorer has braved the subzero temperatures and biting tainted winds, but few have lived to tell the tale. The locals of Murmansk say that sometimes, when the wind is high and is dashing the grease-iced waves on the choppy waters of the bay, one can hear the voices of those who died as a result of boarding those submarines. The only problem is that only the strongest to go have ever survived, and each one of those surviving visitors to Kola dies within ten weeks of telling their story to the barman at Rokossovsky’s in Murmansk.


I know this one won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but I’m currently reading this book about an explorer that vanished off the face of the earth, so this one ~captured my imagination~ and such. Also, you should all read that book, it’s awesome.

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  • Woo!

    I read barman as batman.
    I think it would be better that way.

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    • Rao

      Explorer: “Yeah, that place made me feel wierd…I feel sick…”
      Batmat: “I’m Batman!”

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      • Batman

        I only work in black. And sometimes, very, very dark gray.

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      • SorryImAwkward

        I love this comment as soon as I saw it I cracked up and I still can not stop laughing. I mean seriously I can just imagine this scene in my head

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  • Dead Western Explorer

    Oh hi.

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  • Blinded by Tears

    Sounds interesting.
    I’m gonna do some research on this, and maybe download the book :)

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  • hippie

    i didnt like this one to much..I wished it was a bit longer

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  • TMM

    Not bad, but including their story would make it a lot better.

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  • Anonymous

    ?SUBMARINE SOVIET WAS WHO BUT

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    • Amaryllis

      You’re not serious, are you? But anyway, decent pasta. A little bland, maybe. 7/10.

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  • Shuriken

    I liked it. Ambiguous enough to let my mind wander, let specific enough to be eerie. Awesome.

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  • wat

    That story made no sense.

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  • Anonymous

    Boring pasta…………………………………………………………..

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  • http://www.mybloghasadd.blogspot.com Addish

    Not creepy enough for my taste, but I love the short ones. Sometimes they’re the best.

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  • Dirjel

    The book is awesome like how?

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  • Shuleeps

    I couldn’t quite wrap my head around this one. Significance of barman is?

    “I read barman as batman.
    I think it would be better that way.”

    I second that.

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  • Anonymous

    well written, but there’s only really a sentence worth of information here.

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  • Anonymous

    It’s pretty interesting that WWP mentioned that book. I actually wrote the Wikipedia article on the city that some people think Colonel Percy Fawcett may have been looking for when he went missing. Here’s a link, if anyone wants to read about it:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuhikugu

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  • Anonymous

    Dying of radiation huh? Sad but not unusual.

    also, why were they trying to visit the place anyways?

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  • katie

    the real horror story here is the lack of proper disposal of nuclear waste.

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  • Zip

    Advertising pasta?

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  • GIR

    So there’s nothing to be afraid of except people with lots of money who wont stay the hell away from old nuclear submarines and the few survivors go to this bar and tell him about it die later?

    Sounds like the KGB to me.

    *head explodes*

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  • Sama

    Well thank God you told me! I was planning a vacation there.

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  • Midnightgirl

    What’s the books title? it sounds interesting probably way way better than this pastaaa.

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  • Oz

    What?

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  • Willy Nelson

    Just don’t tell the barman the story, and BAYUM! you’re still alive. Haunted submarine got PWND.

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  • A.Person

    Thanks for the pasta, David Grann

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  • Mally

    This story tells me something. It tells me NOT to go chasing after the nuclear wessels.

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  • Azriel

    Well, if I ever go visiting any nuclear subs I’ll have to remember not to tell any shady-lookin’ bartenders.

    Thanks for the warning!

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