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When did you start UE?
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At what age did you first get into Urban Exploration? I’m wondering what the average age is when everyone started and continued this hobby. Any comments?





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At what age did you first get into Urban Exploration? I’m wondering what the average age is when everyone started and continued this hobby. Any comments?




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< Reply # 2 on 10/18/2017 9:37 PM >
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First started exploring? Jr. High school. Picking it up as a serious hobby? 28.




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You know, the normal teenager who explores stuff.

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< Reply # 3 on 10/18/2017 10:04 PM >
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Started with my father when I was eight or nine just kinda seeing buildings and poking around.




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6, cranked a bulldozer at a construction site




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I really only started recently, so 18. Unless you want to count trespassing on establishments in general, which I've been doing for years.




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I'd say since I was 16, so that's like early 2016. I didn't start doing it on a more frequent basis until around the beginning of this year though.




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When I was in eighth grade, my middle school had a massive basement. During the Cold War it was a public fallout shelter- after the fall of the Soviet Union, it was cleared out and used as storage by the school district.

I was on set crew for the school play, and we built the sets in one room of the basement since it was the only unoccupied area with enough space. I spent hours wandering off down dusty and dark corridors, past years of accumulated junk. That was my first urbex experience, though I didn't know what urbex was at the time.

A few years later, I explored my first abandoned building in my junior year of high school with the knowledge of what urbex was. I've been exploring ever since.



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When I was 18, but I'd been interested in it a hell of a lot longer than that.




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I always has a fascination for abandoned places and going where I wasn't allowed so if you meant abandoned places I was 11 and if you meant going places you weren't supposed to go ever since I could walk. But only recently did I consider this as a hobby




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I "officially" didn't get started until my 30's (I barely still qualify for this age range, btw), shortly after I began seriously getting involved in photography. Before that, I worked in the courts and it wouldn't have been feasible for me even if I had known that this kind of thing existed.

I've always been a little a crazy though, so looking back, the eventual allure was unavoidable.




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I first explored places when i was about 24 with an ex girlfriend who had it as a hobby. I've started dedicating more time to it at the ripe age of 29.

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I've been "exploring" and fascinated with the man-made environment as long as I can remember. I learned about the community and got seriously into the hobby at age 17 (in 2007). A girl I had a crush on had told me she wanted to go into a particular abandoned building. I started doing research, and found out about UE. And I did end up taking her to that building!




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I started in February 2012 when I was 22. I inadvertently found out that there was an abandoned swimming pool in the basement of one of the buildings at my university and had to go find it. That's what got me started.




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I got into it as a serious hobby in 2007 when I was 18. I have pretty much been into it non-stop since.




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Growing up in a small town, I spent some time during elementary school exploring drains and the occasional abandoned house. Really started to get back into it when I was around 15 and it's been that same feeling of excitement and adventure all over again.




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actual abandoned sites at 17; local rooftops at, like, 14 or so




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Interested and poking around the creepy abandoned house across the street since elementary, but only actively doing UE since I was 18. A real bummer, wish I'd started earlier.




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I've always been a wanderer and an explorer. I remember being a kid sneaking into places I shouldn't be. I've only really started doing this in the last year as a more formal hobby but looking back on my life, it's one more activity that fits with what I look for - new experiences, new places and hopefully some type of a rush.




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