The True Story Behind The Belgium’s Infamous Car Graveyard Remains A Mystery

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These pictures are not from some horror movie rather they are the shots of one of the biggest car junkyards in the Belgium, known as Chatillion Car Graveyard. Chatillon is a small village in southern Belgium located near the French border.

As creepy as the Car Graveyard looks, the true story behind these abandoned cars remain a mystery. There are different stories about the place, some people say these antique vehicles were left behind by US soldiers during the Second World War, who could not ship them back to the US, so they wanted to conceal them in the forest before they could come back to pick them up. However, if you look at the pictures, The vast majority of the cars were built after World War II, so the story doesn’t add up.

While some say, the cars were parked there just like the cars in any regular old junkyard. At one point, there were four car cemeteries in Chatillon, with as many as 500 cars left behind. Sadly, much of the vehicles were stolen or removed. Due to environmental concerns, the cars were removed from the forest in 2010.