Drone Footage Captured At This Abandoned Air Force Station In Vermont Is Truly Grim

Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is known for its remote areas, which is why the United States Air Force chose to build a General Surveillance Radar station on East Mountain in the mid 1950’s. During the Cold War a Mobile Radar Station called the Lyndonville Air Force Station (originally known as the North Concord AFS) was constructed. It was designed to detect and provide early warning signs of nuclear activity, and today this abandoned Air Force Station in VT remains on East Mountain.

It cost 21 million dollars to build the Lyndonville which at one time housed about 175 men. Billions of dollars were spent between the 1930s and 1970s to build stations like this around the world. We found some incredible footage of this station to share with you.

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