This is the abandoned home of a couple who raised five children. The story is a familiar one – the children moved off and one of the couple passed away. The wife passed away in the fall of 2013.
It looks like one of the sons may have lived in the house in some of the final years of use. There is electricity and food in the fridge – however it’s rotten. The kitchen is filled with canned items, the fridge has rotting milk (I didn’t think to check the expiration date). There is so much stuff scattered about that it looks to have been a hoarder’s house.
The living room is overflowing with books, movies, magazines. A small television table has old peanut butter and ketchup containers on it. You can picture the elderly resident sitting here having supper in front of the television.
It’s difficult to understand if this is how the person lived, or if someone came in afterwards and began to pack up the life possessions. One thing is certain, the house has been locked in time.
The house has fortunately remained off the “shitbag” radar due to the lengthy driveway that hides it from the road. It’s easy to drive in and park the car on site and not be seen. There’s been no vandalism here, it’s nice to see an untouched house remain just that.
Raccoons have taken up home in the house and don’t be surprised if you encounter one or two.
The bedroom provides a glimpse of someone’s childhood: a name tag, a toy microscope kit.
One story according to locals is that the resident just walked out the door one day and headed for a retirement home down the road – leaving everything behind.
The highlight of course is the spiral staircase.
The man was an amateur radio enthusiast – something that appealed to me. An old Radio Shack scanner is the first sign of his hobby. Today these are obsolete, everything is digital and encrypted.
For those who claim we entered someone’s house while they were out getting groceries…
They say never to look in the fridge. This is why…
These photos courtesy of Noah.Nowhere show the ongoing weather damage. Also it looks as if someone has tossed items down the stairs. A few things have been thrown out through the front windows.
The house last I checked, had no more electricity. Things have been tossed about and picked through. The inevitable outcome for any once pristine location.
Originally found and shared with the community by Ground State as “Mother in the Eyes of Time”.