A 70-year-old traffic jam in Belgium

When you visit Belgium, don’t get stuck in a traffic jam! Seventy years ago, in a forest near the town of Chatillon, hundreds of cars were abandoned and have been left to rust in the undergrowth, creating an eerie automotive museum.

It may look like a scene from a zombie apocalypse, but the story goes that the 100-150 cars belonged to U.S. soldiers who parked them there on their way off the continent after World War II ended. They hid them in the forest and hoped to have them shipped home. Sadly, they couldn’t afford the costs involved, and not a single car was retrieved. Over the years, other cars have been added, and the ghostly vehicles have been plundered for parts. Several other car graveyards have been removed, but this one remains as a beautiful curiosity.


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