On Friday night Magma paged me, so I gave him a call. Through our conversation Magma brought up that our local hospital was doing some re-construction for a future cancer center. He then asked if I want to go out and check it out. Naturally, I said "yes" and in a few hours we parked a bit off the hospital, and made our way to entrance of the construction site. The cancer center is located right beside the main hospital, and will be a seperate building. The previous building is being teared down a the moment, and is the building we want to check out. As we got closer, we saw to nurses on their break. There was a bench that we must have sat on for 15 minutes and we could still hear the nurses still taking (slackers ;). So, we decided to go back home and come back the next day.
It's saturday night now, and we're back to where we started, the entrance. Magma and I had decided that it's best for one of us to explore, and the other keep watch on surroundings. We each have 2-way radios with good range (3 miles) so we managed to keep contact with those. I opted to be the explorer tonight, and walked on crushed cement blocks towards the building. I entered the building, and hit the stairs. After a few flights I was stopped with cement blocks that I was not ready to climb over top of, so I stayed on that floor, and entered the hallway. Each room on that floor was the same: Empty room with a pipe sticking out from the ceiling. When I reached the other end of the hall, I was completely blocked off by cement blocks. I radio'ed back to Magma, and told him I was coming back to see him because I forgot a flashlight. Sadly, when I said this Magma said he had to shut off, cause he spotted 2 security guards. They drove a white Cavalier that had "#4" painted on the door with brakes that made a chirping sound.
The fencing that blocks off the construction has wired windows, that I was able to peek through to see what's going on. Magma has disappeared and the white security car is parked in front of the construction site. For some reason I decided to just leave the construction site. I climbed over the fence and walked towards Magmas car. The security guys watched this, and I thought "I don't care, as long as I can leave now". Of course, when I got to the car, there was no sign of Magma. I then returned to the construction site where a bench was located and sat there waiting for Magma. About 10 minutes later Magma comes back, and he told me that the security car is circling the hospital. Magma said we should probably leave, but I didn't want to leave yet. We talked for a bit, and concluded to go to the backside of the construction site away from security.
The otherside to the hospital was pretty cool. A very poorly constructed chain-link fence with an opening of about a foot and a half from the ground was enough space for me to slide underneath. Magma walked up the street, and with the 2-way radio, told me when no cars were in sight. I got through the fence fine, and made my way back to the ruined building. I took a few cool pictures, and radio'ed Magma to see what was up. No response. Click, click, click, and then radio went dead! (Dead batteries.) At this point I was fed up, and decided to just go and wait for Magma at the car. I looked out the broken window of the ruined building and the security car was parked right in front of the fence where I entered. Immediately, I thought, I'll leave on the otherside. I started walking to the otherside and got close to an exit. I again took a look through the little windows on the fence, and saw a police car? Surely, they're not here for us I thought. However, I paniced anyway, and looked for another way out of this place. Nothing. The fencing was just too high for me to climb over. So, I took a bunch of skids (peices of wood) and used them as a stepping stool to get over the fence. Bad mistake. As I got one leg over the fence I looked out to see the security car coming right by me. I leaped off the fence, and sat there, hoping to hear the car drive by. The chirping sound of the car got closer until a point where it was constant. I heard the door of the car being opened, and then I just ran. I made it to the otherside of the construction site, scrambled under the fencing, and ran 2 blocks not looking back for a single second. In fact, I had tripped in the construction site on cement blocks (they were everywhere) so I knew the security guards heard me, and thought I was running for it.
I ran 2 blocks, and made a left. I still lost contact with Magma, and so I made my way back to the hospital, and to Magma's car. As I walked back I hit a stop light. From out of nowhere, Magma's car stops at the light, and I just walked up to it, got in, and we took off. As we drove off, Magma told me that a police car was in fact circling the hospital, following him. We laughed having thought we somehow managed to get out of this place without even a talking to the security guards and/or police. Whew!
All in all, it was certainly an interesting night tonight for both Magma and I, as we haven't been in trouble with the law yet. Because of the fact that I felt I was being watched and chased, I didn't really get much of a chance to take many pictures. Look for more pictures in our next exploration, but not from the hospital! That's the last time we'll ever go there... :)