Inside the creepy car graveyard where Pontiac Chieftains and Ford Thunderbirds were abandoned by US troops during WWII

THIS spooky graveyard is filled with vintage Pontiac Chieftains and Ford Thunderbirds that were abandoned by US troops during World War II.

The small Belgian town of Chatillon hides four car graveyards, containing more than 500 vehicles from the 1950s and 1960s that drive into the forest that is slowly being reclaimed by nature.

Chatillion car graveyard, Belgium


Chatillion car graveyard, BelgiumCredit: Youtube/XtremeCollectionS
It is home to hundreds of vintage cars.


It is home to hundreds of vintage cars.Credit: Youtube/XtremeCollectionS
Trees and plants have grown through vehicles.


Trees and plants have grown through vehicles.Credit: Youtube/XtremeCollectionS
The cars are believed to have once belonged to US soldiers.


The cars are believed to have once belonged to US soldiers.Credit: Youtube/XtremeCollectionS

The cemeteries are believed to have started at the end of World War II, when American soldiers, unable to afford to send their cars home, simply abandoned them in the woods.

The last of the cemeteries was cleared in 2010 amid environmental concerns as collectors took parts to salvage and buy souvenirs, but plenty of spooky photos still remain.

Urban explorers report discovering a vintage whip jackpot when they visited the spooky woods.

Rusty Volkswagen, a 1953 Ponticac Chieftainm Renault Dauphine, a Studebaker Champion and a Ford Thunderbird were found buried in mud and brush.

Closer to home, the UK has many car graveyards of its own, such as the Reliant Scimitar graveyard in Derbyshire.

The Reliant Robin is famously iconic and hideous, but it’s the Reliant Scimitar sports cars that can be found in this Derbyshire car graveyard in large numbers.

The churchyard, located near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, is lined with trees and contains a mix of haunting and picturesque patterns.

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Meanwhile, Preston is home to the Southgate Works cemetery, a former car dealership.

After a massive fire broke out at the site in December 2018, approximately 150 cars were damaged in the fire, leaving them burned out and abandoned.

The few cars that survived the fire were half buried in the foliage.

This site is no longer standing as the building itself became a major security risk and was later demolished.

But grisly images show the carnage that once took place, and to this day, investigators still believe the fire was started deliberately.

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