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Strange Abandoned Building on Wheels In The Middle of Nowhere

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For the life of me, I have not been able to fully figure out what the heck this abandoned place is.

Located in a rural part of Ontario, surrounded by forest and down a very long driveway sits this oddity of a building. The building sits on rails on a circular base with two large triangular structures with windows on one side of each triangular roof structure.

Any thoughts from you guys on what this is?

I went to the power of Reddit seeking answers in the sub Reddit called r/whatisthisthing, where internet sleuths are well known to solve riddles and questions as to the uses and origins of odd places and things.

I may have stumped them with this one.

Some suggestions are:

– Some type of solar kiln for drying lumber or crops. Given the rural area and priority for sunlight, this might be the best explanation so far

– The base is way too over-built to be civilian. I’d say an abandoned military structure likely a radar site, that someone bought and built the wood structure on top of to homestead/grow some weed and then subsequently abandoned.

– Many people think it was a former radar station or observatory that has been repurposed, but repurposed for what?

– Others think it is a former rail yard turning table repurposed, but repurposed for what?

Here is what we DO know:

The surrounding land is owned by an aggregate mining company, they have purchased all of the land in the area except for this piece of land.

Apparently, it was the only piece of land they didn’t acquire. See

In every document that I’ve found they mark it as; remains of a concrete structure, foundation or abandoned home.

Even the people from a construction consultancy firm have a hard time finding it out. “Based on the review of available information, some structure work, believed to be a building foundation, is present on the site”

So, until someone can come forward a definitive answer – we’re just gonna have to go with Strange Abandoned Building on Wheels in the Middle of Nowhere!!!!

Think you can figure it out?

Watch the video, see all of the pics and drop your best guesses below!

 

7 thoughts on “Strange Abandoned Building on Wheels In The Middle of Nowhere”

  1. See if you can trace the owner ship of the vehicles that were left vis serial numbers.

  2. It is peculiar that it is made out of concrete and is round. The track it is on makes it even weirder.

    Is it located near Ottawa? There used to be a UFO Observatory near Ottawa at 1 point.

    Check the elevation of the land it is on because it would be 1 of the highest elevations in Ontario if it was an old radar station.

  3. The one GMC truck had a Robinson’s Pontiac Guelph emblem on the fender

  4. Likely a rotatable HF frequency antenna (there is one in Washington County Maine, retired satellite Earth Station or a radio telescope!

  5. Misha LeBlanc

    Of course the above is the initial uses before the greenhouses were added.

    Maybe it was an off grid home with great solar exposure. Problem is sealing the rotating carriage from the foundation. we can see vines have passed the track showing the opening. One option is to live entirely on the carriage and use the lower area as garage/workshop. I suspect facing the windows north would be effective at cooling it during the summer heat. I’d buy it of I knew where it was, but I’d want to install towers on the carriage to support massive 17, 30 and 40 meter band antennas for HAM radio use.

  6. I believe their is another floor benieth as there is a winch over the main floor opening and several smaller opening arround the stator.

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7 thoughts on “Strange Abandoned Building on Wheels In The Middle of Nowhere”

  1. See if you can trace the owner ship of the vehicles that were left vis serial numbers.

  2. It is peculiar that it is made out of concrete and is round. The track it is on makes it even weirder.

    Is it located near Ottawa? There used to be a UFO Observatory near Ottawa at 1 point.

    Check the elevation of the land it is on because it would be 1 of the highest elevations in Ontario if it was an old radar station.

  3. The one GMC truck had a Robinson’s Pontiac Guelph emblem on the fender

  4. Likely a rotatable HF frequency antenna (there is one in Washington County Maine, retired satellite Earth Station or a radio telescope!

  5. Misha LeBlanc

    Of course the above is the initial uses before the greenhouses were added.

    Maybe it was an off grid home with great solar exposure. Problem is sealing the rotating carriage from the foundation. we can see vines have passed the track showing the opening. One option is to live entirely on the carriage and use the lower area as garage/workshop. I suspect facing the windows north would be effective at cooling it during the summer heat. I’d buy it of I knew where it was, but I’d want to install towers on the carriage to support massive 17, 30 and 40 meter band antennas for HAM radio use.

  6. I believe their is another floor benieth as there is a winch over the main floor opening and several smaller opening arround the stator.

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