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Avoid Falls

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This sign was painted over twice in the past,
leaving stair-goers clueless about proper stairwell etiquette and safety.
Years of neglect and the weathering of the elements deteriorated the steps
while simultaneously revealing the ancient warning.
Everything falls into place in perfect synchronicity,
sparing one casual explorer a turbulent trip to the cellar.


Double Check



Built in 1940 and shut down in the 1990’s, this building originally served as a dining hall for WWII soldiers. 
What surprises me most is not what has changed, but how much remains the same.
My favorite detail is the metal sign on the front right pillar. What’s yours?


Poached

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She was dead when I got there, so I can’t empathize,
Nor am I interested in seeing her revived.
But deliberate destruction strikes a note with this mortician,
She was my own secret place between death and disposition.

 


Sanctuary in Snow

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Snowflakes descend like a pall upon casketed remains
The wind whispers secrets amidst the years of decay
Together, hand in hand, we share this moment so serene
Totally enamoured by the words she said to me


Urbex Upright

Take Photos, Make Trax, Whatever…

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Tell-tale

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Waiting for a long exposure I found myself engulfed in a silence so complete that it felt almost loud to my ears.
A metronomic ticking disrupted the quiet, which I then realized was the audible beating of my own heart.


At Ease

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Into the Sticks

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Rural Spook House
1914 attic BLOGProps to Gerald for tagging this spot 100 years before my arrival.

His ghost now haunts the attic, and this was the only graffiti on the entire property.


Riverdale Remnants

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“At this time I would like to ask you to please pass by the deceased to pay your last respects
and exit through the gap in the fence to your vehicle.”


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Frozen Bliss

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Glass Eyes and a Wooden Tale

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Skull


Cavity Conveyor

sugar conveyor 1 blogAbandoned chewing gum factory – the floors, walls, and everything else in this photo were sticky with sugar.


Heavy Metal

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Hot lunch cold storage and crematory


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Ribcage Sunrise

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Terrene

I never really liked social studies…or socializing…or studying.
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Stolen Footsteps

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Second floor view looking up in an abandoned infirmary tower stairwell.
The structure is filled with natural light, but is haunted by the living.

 


Charnel House

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Police arrested a suspected serial killer last week in Gary, Indiana.
The accused led officers to several abandoned homes where he concealed his murder victims.
The bodies of three women were recovered from this house on the south side of town just days before our visit.
All entrances were newly boarded up, and yellow crime scene tape remnants still clung to the trees.


Decrepit Crescendo

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We left a number of stones unturned on this first haunting explore.
Vintage arcade machines still reside in the lobby (and called out my name),
a cage trap housed a mummified raccoon on the main floor,
and several abandoned vehicles sat entombed in a deep sub-basement below.


Forbidden Zone

Some say that’s where man began
On this wasted piece of land
Where evolution’s yet to show…
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Satan is Waitin’…

…in the basement, apparently.  You’ll never guess who was up in the rafters.

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