What does hell look like? Fort "Zverev"
Fort "Zverev" is located on the Baltic Sea just north of Kornstadt. Today it is a beautiful picturesque red brick ruins. The fort was built 150 years ago by the engineer Konstantin Zverev, whose name was named. The main purpose of the construction of this fort was to strengthen the defense of this part of the Gulf of Finland. The fort was shaped like a mushroom with arched ceiling vaults. It is noteworthy that for the first time in Russia, asphalt was used in this structure as a building material for the construction of floors. At the beginning of the 20th century, the fort was used as a repository for sea mines, and after World War II as a military facility, where shooting exercises and various stages of training new recruits took place.
And in 1970 this happened ...
In general, there are many theories. According to one of them, an abandoned fort was used for the controlled burning out of old ammunition and fuel waste. Since there is nothing special to burn in the fort itself, only brick walls. And from 1970 to 1978, according to eyewitnesses, the fort burned several times, and the fires lasted several months in a row.There was even a version that some secret combustible substances were tested in the premises of the fort for the needs of the military.
The worst thing is that the nature of the fire is still a mystery. Indoors, the brick turned into glass and dripped from the ceiling with icicles. For such an effect, a very long exposure to a burning temperature of about 1800-2500 degrees is necessary. Gasoline, for example, can give 1100 degrees. At the same time, there are no traces of soot and soot in the casemates.