Fort Ord was decommissioned in 1994. On August 4,2016, we made our way down to Monterrey to take a stroll through the abandoned Fort. We didn't know what to expect, but we were excited. We stepped into the barracks, smashed through glass, and crawled through broken walls. Graffiti written everywhere and bb gun pellets flood corners of each room. Surprisingly, the structure of most of the barracks are still in tact. Walking through the Fort was like a scene from The Last of Us. Fort Ord was a reminder of the past and place that was once was.
During twilight hour, we found ourselves running away from someone and something. At one point, a car drove past the abandoned school where we were exploring and another point where we saw a car coming towards us. And the most bizarre moment was when we heard tapping sounds in one of the barracks. We didn't know who or what was making the sounds, but it was most likely telling us to get out. While we still wanted to find the pool, our instincts told us it was time to pack our things and make our way back to the car.
We'll be visiting Fort Ord again. If you dare to take an adventure here, go with a group of people.