Outside the glamour of central Los Angeles is the secluded and strange ruins of Murphy’s Ranch. Nazi sympathizers designed the ranch to self-sustaining with its own water storage, fuel, and bunkers. The caretakers were detained after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Today, the site is barred from visitors, but that doesn’t stop many urban explorers from visiting the site to leave graffiti, to take photographs, or simply to explore. To approach the compound, visitors must illegally enter the property, drive up a hill, enter an exquisitely ornate gate covered in street art, and climb over 500 stone steps. The abandoned compound is truly an eerie reminder of some of the different subcultures within American history.