Murphy Ranch: The Abandoned Nazi Compound In L.A.

There is a giant, abandoned compound in the hills of Santa Monica, California with a mysterious and dark history. Murphy Ranch was built in the 1930s, although today it is graffiti-covered, overgrown, and completely abandoned. It was built to be a self-sustaining compound for Americans to seek refuge after World War II. The builders believed shelter would be needed after the U.S. collapsed in the wake of a Nazi victory. Their plan was to reemerge after time in the compound and rebuild the U.S. under fascism. Clearly, history didn't pan out this way. Today, it is still a mystery as to who exactly built and owned the property, as the names associated with the place cannot be found anywhere else.

Written by Curiosity Staff November 6, 2015