*DISCLAIMER: Exploring abandoned buildings is dangerous and can lead to injury or even legal consequences if you are not properly prepared.  Trespassing isn't encouraged. Enter at your own risk.*

Sometimes when explorers discover an abandoned building, there's normally not much to actually see other than the walls falling apart and floors caving in.  This one is a little different!  This urban explorer stumbled upon an abandoned factory in Rockford, Illinois and found more than he expected!

This is the picture the vlogger used for his Youtube thumbnail.  Does this building look familiar to you? I really can't figure out where it's at in Rockford.

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The explorer says this building is ready for demolition, so that's why parts of the factory have already been caved in like the photo below!

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As he makes his way through the factory, he shows a lot of vintage items he finds.  Maybe some of it's yours you left behind!

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One of the first things he finds is a box full of ribbons for the Rockford Swim Conference and East's 8th Annual Mermaid Relays from 1982.  WOW!

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Anybody in Rockford missing this box of swim stuff?

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A bunch of trophies were all around this factory.  It sucks because all the information is rubbed off of them so we can't get a timeframe of when these trophies were handed out.

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What I really found interesting was this diploma.  You can clearly see it's for Frances Elizabeth Price from Freeport High School!  Super cool, I wonder how this ended up at the factory...

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One of the main focal points in this video are the storage units.  This is where the explorer finds so many vintage treasures left behind by people years ago!

Kudos to him for digging deep into this abandoned factory, I sure wouldn't have gone in alone to a place this massive.

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Checkout all the photos below of what this explorer found inside this abandoned factory in Rockford.  There's so much to look at!  If you want to see the entire tour, watch the video below.

ABANDONED FACTORY IN ROCKFORD, IL FULL OF VINTAGE GOODS

Can You Guess The Abandoned Rockford Business?

Can You Guess The Abandoned Rockford Business?

Ummm, can anyone explain why these toys are tethered to an abandoned motel south of Rockford???

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