If you spend a lot of time on Reddit, looking at old buildings (or you know, on r/NoSleep), there’s a very good chance that you’ve heard about Wistom, the abandoned fibre factory in Poland. In the spook stories and pictures you find on the internet, Wistom is a scary building that’s haunted by the ghosts of dead communists but in actuality, it’s one remarkable old building that stands firmly despite not having been used for decades upon decades.
In the communist era of Poland, Wistom was a very grand factory where they produced fibre panels for the insulation of submarines used by Soviet Navy. It’s withstood the test of time will now but it might not be around for much longer either. Ever since it’s been abandoned, nature’s slowly been reclaiming it and if you visit it today, you’ll find roots creeping in under the floors and the walls crumbling slowly.
Fortunately, Wistom is still in a good enough condition to be safe to enter and explore. If you fancy yourself an urban explorer then Wistom is one of those places that you just have to see at least once in your life. There’s old machinery still lying around from the time the factory was active and you’ll find graffiti from local artists all over the walls. It’d make for one hell of a backdrop for a photo shoot as well.
Sometimes they also host parties here in the summer and obviously that means spook stories are shared. Wistom is just a little ways out of the city and you can indeed enter it but you’ll do so at your own risk. You can visit here to learn more about the abandoned factory from communist Poland.