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The fallen soldier’s room frozen in time

I saw these intriguing photos doing the rounds on the internet and I had to look into them. Here's the back-story: After a French World War 1 soldier was killed on the battlefield, his grief-stricken parents preserved his room exactly the way it was on the day he left for war....

Snapshots of an abandoned house in Ontario

Fellow Canadian writer and urban explorer Lisa de Nikolits recently photographed an old farmhouse she came across in rural southern Ontario. This was somewhere in the vicinity of the small town of Moscow which is northwest of Kingston. Lisa is one of Canada's rising literary stars and she is fabulous...

Wisconsin’s Mushroom House is FOR SALE!

Wisconsin has some weird houses - like the rock-in-the-house-house and the house-on-the-rock-house. And of course Wisconsin has a few boarded-up graffiti-covered abodes that have seen better days. But an abandoned mushroom house? Yep - they have one of those too. This sad relic is known as the Door County Mushroom House. It was once an enthralling earth-bermed hobbit house,...

Village of the damned: Oradour-sur-Glane, France

I always gravitate toward levity and humor on my blog, but I'm going to veer sharply from that today. This post is an extremely tragic story and there is no light or humor to be found in it. Regular readers of my website know that I'm endlessly intrigued by abandoned houses, villages and towns and the...

Exploring western ghost towns: Ashcroft Colorado

This past Labor Day weekend, I dragged my reluctant family on a jaunt up into the Colorado high country to find a certain ghost town known as Ashcroft. Located 11 miles outside of Aspen, Ashcroft is easily accessible and the site is well-tended by the Aspen Historical Society. On a bright sunny Colorado day, we...

Abandoned English Manor where a famous writer once lived

This house is absolutely exquisite in its state of ruin. Urban explorer/photographer Josephine Pugh came across this English manor in Berkshire, UK and photographed it extensively in its current state. The mansion was abandoned 26 years ago when its last known human inhabitant died at the age of 96. It has remained...

A Parisian apartment frozen in time for 70 years

Above is a 2010 photo of a 19th century flat in Paris that had not been touched or seen by the outside world since the owner left it locked in the year 1940. This story first broke in 2010, but it is absolutely captivating so I MUST put it out there on my blog in...

Spooky old abandoned houses

It was a dark and stormy night... and House Crazy Sarah's kids were driving her, well, crazy. So she locked herself in the computer room and began scouring the Internet for (un-copyrighted) spooky old abandoned house photos. This is what she found... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ House Crazy Sarah was last seen cowering in a corner of her...

The creepiest house on the market – EVER

This sad, neglected beauty is located on Carleton Island, New York in the Thousand Island area of the St. Lawrence River. Carleton Island Villa was built in 1894-5 for William O. Wyckoff - a wealthy American entrepreneur who made his fortune selling Remington typewriters. Ironically, Mr. Wyckoff never really got to live in the...