Saturday Aug 12, 2023

Urbex 97 - Getting slapped in the face by the property owner, stumbling upon a horse, lost wedding ring, forgotten crypts and chilling discovery of documents in asylum with with Markus (frost.schock)

Welcome to another captivating episode of Chasing Bandos! In this installment, we are joined by Markus, an accomplished German urban explorer and photographer. His journey into the world of urban exploration is intricately linked with his childhood fascination with dinosaurs and the allure of Jurassic Park, which ignited his passion for uncovering the hidden stories of abandoned places.

Markus takes us on a rollercoaster of stories, each revealing the unexpected encounters and thrilling escapades that come with his explorations. From stumbling upon an unexpected guest, a horse, during one of his adventures – which left a rather memorable deposit behind – to the astonishing recovery of a lost wedding ring inside an abandoned building, his tales are both hilarious and heartwarming.

But the adventure doesn't stop there. Markus shares a heart-pounding tale of narrowly escaping the clutches of the police at a Juvenile Detention Centre, only to find out later that the officers were conducting a training exercise. Another story unfolds in France, where a property owner's aggression took an unsettling turn, leading to a physical slap in the face! 

As Markus's journey takes us through abandoned palazzos in Italy, where he encountered a surprise dancing lesson and a youth rap video shoot, we gain insights into how these abandoned spaces transform into unexpected stages for various activities. Markus's recent venture into Poland led him to explore crypts filled with coffins, a chilling experience that left an indelible impression.

However, the most spine-chilling tale involves an abandoned asylum in Italy intertwined with the haunting stories of World War II. Markus discovered documents from former patients that shared a harrowing common thread. The podcast leaves you hanging in anticipation, urging you to uncover the dark secret hidden within the episode.

Markus's talent as a photographer shines through his work, which can be explored on his Instagram handle @frost.schock. Over his 15-year journey, he has passionately and meticulously captured the essence of abandoned locations across Europe.

So, get ready to be enthralled by Markus's stories, his passion for urban exploration, and the remarkable sites he's encountered on his adventures. Tune in to this episode of the Chasing Bandos Podcast and immerse yourself in a world of intrigue, adventure, and the unexpected!

Links / Social Media

Instagram: frost.schock

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Why 'urbex explorers' don't share exact locations here:

Intro song is Watcha Gon' Do is performed by Chris Shards [EPIDEMIC SOUND MUSIC LICENSE]. Rapid fire round background songs are: Greaser by TrackTribe and a tune composed by New Jersey explorer dragonboyac

Listnerer discretion announcement at the beginning of the episode was done by Adrian Wunderler-Selby.

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