These Cars Have Been Stuck In This Terrible Traffic Jam For 70 Years. I Am Lost For Words…

So there are competing stories about how exactly these cars found themselves in the Belgian forest that now serves as their cemetery. According to one tradition, they used to belong to U.S. soldiers during World War II. The proponents of this version claim that, as they were unable to ship the cars to the U.S., the soldiers hid them in the forest with the intention of someday coming back to claim them.

Colorful as this story is, the locals find it implausible (and I can understand why) and have one of their own. The Belgians’ rather prosaic version of the graveyard is that it simply is a place where old cars used to be dumped. Believe what you will, but the images tell a fascinating story of their own. (Scroll down for the videos.)

1. Image credits: Rosanne de Lange.

These Cars Have Been Stuck In This Terrible Traffic Jam For 70 Years. I Am Lost For Words...

2. Image credits: Rosanne de Lange.

These Cars Have Been Stuck In This Terrible Traffic Jam For 70 Years. I Am Lost For Words...

3. Image credits: Theo van Vliet.

These Cars Have Been Stuck In This Terrible Traffic Jam For 70 Years. I Am Lost For Words...

4. Image credits: Rosanne de Lange.

These Cars Have Been Stuck In This Terrible Traffic Jam For 70 Years. I Am Lost For Words...

5. Image credits: Marcel Wiegerinck.

These Cars Have Been Stuck In This Terrible Traffic Jam For 70 Years. I Am Lost For Words...

6. Image credits: Marcel Wiegerinck.

These Cars Have Been Stuck In This Terrible Traffic Jam For 70 Years. I Am Lost For Words...

7. Image credits: Marcel Wiegerinck.

These Cars Have Been Stuck In This Terrible Traffic Jam For 70 Years. I Am Lost For Words...

8. Image credits: Rosanne de Lange.

These Cars Have Been Stuck In This Terrible Traffic Jam For 70 Years. I Am Lost For Words...

9. Image credits: Rosanne de Lange.

These Cars Have Been Stuck In This Terrible Traffic Jam For 70 Years. I Am Lost For Words...

10. Image credits: Rosanne de Lange.

These Cars Have Been Stuck In This Terrible Traffic Jam For 70 Years. I Am Lost For Words...

11. Image credits: Theo van Vliet.

These Cars Have Been Stuck In This Terrible Traffic Jam For 70 Years. I Am Lost For Words...

H / T: amusing planet.

And here are the videos:

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