Last weekend I drove to Chatillon in the south part of Belgium close to the Luxembourg border. After having seen lots of beautiful pictures of the location myself on the internet I thought it was nice to investigate myself of how this magical forrest would look. It is said that the old-fashioned vehicles are to have been left in the wood near the village of Chatillon by U.S. soldiers who were stationed in southern Belgium during World War II. When the war ended, military troops were sent home, but could not afford to ship the cars they had bought and hid them in the forest. Since then, other cars have been added to the cemetery, many by soldiers stationed in the area after the war. If you have a look on Google Maps you actually still see a lot of these cars right there “hidden” in plain sight.
After arriving at the sight though it seems that we were just a little bit too late: (more…)