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WATCH: This footage of underwater nuclear bomb tests will haunt your dreams

Footage from the atomic tests of the 1950s are some of the most haunting images to ever be recorded.

According to the cameramen who filmed the tests, the Wahoo and Umbrella underwater explosions were more visually stunning than the above-ground tests.

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From Gizmodo:

2.5 miles seemed like a safe distance for an underwater explosion. As it turned out, it wasn’t. The waves engulfed an entire cargo ship near to ground zero. The wall of water kept advancing, generating gigantic waves that hit the island from where Bradley and his colleagues were filming. The third wave, the tallest of them all, covered the entire island. They saved themselves by quickly climbing to some palm trees carrying their heavy film camera equipment.

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    liberty or death

    June 20, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    so what happened to the cargo ship people?

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