Photographer Thinks He's Entering An Abandoned House, But It's A Window To Another Time
Marilyn Caylor 12/15/2016
Exploring the unknown is something mankind has been doing for thousands of years. Taking a chance in the face of danger seems to be the birthright of adventurers that are willing to risk it all for the sake of fame and fortune.
However, the tough manly-men explorers of yesteryear have now been replaced by a strange new subset of men and women who want nothing more than the thrill of discovery. They don't have ships, supplies, or an army of men to support them on their journey. The only thing these unique explorers come equipped with is a camera and a fierce determination to capture something that hasn't been seen for years.
This peculiar subculture of photography enthusiasts, known as urban explorers, enjoy exploring abandoned homes in all their eerie glory. Sometimes the only thing encountered is a thick layer of dust and cobwebs, but if they're lucky, all of the home's contents have been left behind.
One brave explorer-photographer in Canada got exactly what he set out to find - the mother lode. He heard rumors about a house in the countryside that was a well-preserved time capsule. He wasted no time in getting there. Yet, when he opened the door, he wasn't prepared for what he would find.
Although the living room is in a state of decay, there's still a unique charm to it. The now-vanished homeowners set it up so there was plenty of seating space. Yet, a guitar case was left to die a slow death on the coffee table. One has to wonder if there's a guitar inside that wants to play "Stairway to Heaven" one last time before it finally croaks.
An old TV cowering in the corner provides a clue as to the ages of the original homeowners. It's not likely that a young adult would even know what to do with TV's that were born with rabbit ears and numbered knobs. What does UHF mean anyways, grandma?
It's surprising that no one has taken off with this antique Grandola phonograph. This little lass can fetch a small sum of money on eBay. Sadly, the dusty broken records strewn on the floor seems to have played their last tune eons ago.
You can tell these are old letters because there's actual cursive handwriting on them. This was back in the golden age of communication, when people used stamps and actually licked envelopes. How quaint!
The toddler in the antique silver photo frame is absolutely adorable, although she's probably grown out of that Mohawk hair stage ages ago. The gap-toothed wooden comb seems to fit right in with the surreal strangeness of this house, and could have been used on the toddler pictured.
This mattress is still covered with grey satin sheets, although the book looks like it was cleverly placed there by the photographer. It purposely gives credence to the idea that death was not involved in the homeowner's disappearance.