A little History
Fisher Body was created in 1908 by Albert Fisher and his nephews Charles and Fred.
in the early 1900's auto bodies were made of a mixture of shaped wood and metal. Automakers found it was more cost-effective to outsource body construction. Like other automotive companies, Fisher restructured it's operations during the World War II for military production, manufacturing parts for planes, aircraft guns, and tanks.
After the war the Fisher plant focused on stamping and assembly work for buses, ambulances, and limousines. At this time though, the Fisher name had started to fade from public view. In November of 1982 General Motors
announced it was closing the #21 body plant and moving limousine production to Flint. The last day of production was April Fool’s Day, 1984, but that was then and this is now. Let's move on to what the Plant has to offer today.
Inside the Fisher Body
It's the EPA's nightmare. The EPA found “asbestos materials, lead waste, industrial equipment, storage tanks, other solid / hazardous debris and wastes, and contaminated soils and concrete” in and around the plant. Further studies found the presence of arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, cyanide, lead, mercury, nickel, silver, thallium, and PCB’s. That's enough to scare any buyer away from the $300,000 price tag. Still interested?
Since visiting both the Fisher Body and The Packard Plant, they are both in rough shape and both can collapse at any time, so please if you do have the balls to go inside the building, be cautious of your surroundings and enter at your own risk. With random steel hanging and the roof concrete walls that are just ready to fall at any time, you never know what will happen inside this plant. At the time I visited the plant, there had been a heavy rainfall the night prior. That did not help to set the creepy mood, not that it needed much help. The sounds of the water settling from the upper floors were enough to make you not want to enter. Add the darkness, graffiti, the smell of dust, mold, and mildew just puts the cap on the creep factor of this plant.
As I entered this particular section of the plant, I was halted by the debris and heavy waterfall, other areas I just did not want to pursue..it was creepy as hell and it gave me the chills. There was only so far, I could go alone, or I should say, would go alone. I had a cold surface on my feeling on my skin walking through the parts I did. It was almost as I was being guided to leave the grounds, which eventually I did, but at the same time there was a feeling that kept telling me to pursue, as I did...just a bit more, but not much more.
Going from section to section in some parts you’d have to leave the building completely. The debris and collapsed walls force you to do so. As you do this it began to be more and more apparent that this place is creepy as hell. Yes, the debris added to it, and so did the water droplets, but the topping on the cake was an EVP that I captured. I entered a certain room and for some reason I decided to take a video clip of the room. Nothing short of creepy as is the rest of the plant.
What to know if you're going to explore The Fisher Body Plant #21
For starters, it's creepy. So if you're jumpy, I'd think twice about exploring, especially alone. As stated previously, be careful of your surroundings. There are metal bars, wires, and concrete just hanging, ready to fall at any moment. There is an extensive amount of garbage and debris on the floor, so watch your footing. Be careful of stray animals or even people using the plant as shelter. As always when you're entering abandoned buildings, you're entering at your own risk. #abandoned #abandonedbuildings #abandoneddetoit #fisherbodyplant21