|Posted by casey1110|
More immature and inaccurate attacks - why am I not surprised? My approach is to treat them as actual human beings who have common interests, instead of leaving threatening comments on their YouTube videos and gossiping about them on this site.
Stating facts isn't gossip. In this video
they are running around a rooftop, yelling, and generally making a disturbance of themselves. According to the video summary they deliberately tried to get caught because it would make a good video, and they were being flippant with the rightfully annoyed security guard.
In this one
they claim to have heard a woman screaming at about 6:58, when the sound is clearly the "woop woop" of an ambulance in the distance. They then proceed to spend the rest of the video running in panic claiming that they've "never been so scared in their lives."
Towards the end of this particular
video one of them does a backflip off a moving train into a river.
I unfortunately could not find the video of them vaping on a bat. These two
videos feature bats, but I didn't see them vape on anything. Granted, I skipped through instead of watching them in their entirety, so it's possible I missed something.
Lastly, their titles are the stereotypical urbex clickbait "Rooftop in Minneapolis [GOT CAUGHT)' or "Candyman Cave (GUN FOUND)."
Now for the observations in their favor. They don't usually show PoEs in the videos, and the ones they DO show (mostly drains) are not easily identifiable just from the surroundings. After watching half a dozen of their videos, I haven't seen them destroy or vandalize a single thing. For the most part they refer to locations by fake if well known names, such as calling it the Tunnel of Terror instead of the "_________ street caves" or something similar.
After observing them in action, my opinion is that they are young, cocky, and want to get views, but they aren't malicious explorers. They are brash and display a certain lack of wisdom, but many of us thought ourselves invincible in our teenage years too. Caution comes with experience. To go against the popular narrative, I don't think they are truly bad explorers- just careless not particularly introspective about consequences. They clearly aren't some kind of hopeless lost cause dead set on destroying urbex, as much as they are careless kids. Granted, perhaps they are different in person. I don't know.
I tried to make an unbiased conclusion based solely on what I saw in their videos, without outside influence from popular opinion. I can't say I agree with a lot of how they act, but I don't think they are in the same vein as scrappers and taggers. That's my two cents, for what this essay is worth.