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Step Inside This Eerie Graveyard In Ohio Where Planes Go To Die

You never know where you’ll find a piece of history hiding in Ohio.

If you’ve ever heard rumors of a northeast Ohio airplane graveyard, you should know that it’s not just a rumor. In Newbury, Ohio resident Walter Soplata hosted a collection of military aircraft from the 50s, 60s and 70s. The graveyard featured approximately 20 stray aircraft that Soplata collected from his scrapyard job in Cleveland, “junking thousands of warplane engines that were declared surplus,” according to his son Wally Soplata in a November 2007 issue of Air and Space Magazine.

Check it out:

While you can’t actually see the graveyard for yourself in person today, you can watch this awesome video from Roadtrippers, which was posted in October 2014:

Did you know about this boneyard? Did you ever tour it yourself? Share your thoughts and experiences with us!

April Dray
Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance journalist and blogger. Written word is my zeal. I love my cat and she tolerates me.