Sadly, Utterly Abandoned & Forgotten Homes

I couldn’t resist another round of houses and a mansion or two. Some of these are purportedly haunted. You’ll have to do your own research/be the judge of that. Click on each for a larger view.

"This old house once filled with joy" Ross County, Ohio. Photo by Don O'Brien on Flickr.

“This old house once filled with joy” Ross County, Ohio. Photo by Don O’Brien on Flickr.

Old farm house. Photo taken by sub35089 on Flickr.

Old farm house. Photo taken by sub35089 on Flickr.

Haunted House Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Seth Anderson on Flickr.

Haunted House Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Seth Anderson on Flickr.

Haunted Mansion in Kirchberg (Jülich) - Nordrhein-Westfalen - Germany / Deutschland. Photo by Bert Kaufmann from Roermond, Netherlands.

Haunted Mansion in Kirchberg (Jülich) – Nordrhein-Westfalen – Germany / Deutschland. Photo by Bert Kaufmann from Roermond, Netherlands.

Haunted - The Great House of Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica. Photo by Sarah Ackerman on Flickr.

Haunted – The Great House of Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica. Home of the White Witch of Jamaica. Photo by Sarah Ackerman on Flickr.

It certainly looks like it should be haunted! Photo by Trostle on Flickr.

It certainly looks like it should be haunted! Photo by Trostle on Flickr.

An old, haunted run down house. Photo by Darren Lewis on Flickr.

An old, haunted run down house. Photo by Darren Lewis on PublicDomainPictures.net.

Haunted House in Big Fork (wherever that is) by Katie on Flickr.

Haunted House in Big Fork (wherever that is) by Katie Brady on Flickr.

Haunted House covered by vines. Photo by Forsaken Fotos on Flickr.

Haunted House covered by vines. Photo by Forsaken Fotos on Flickr.

Mui Shue Hang Park Ghost House by Chong Fat on Wikimedia Commons.

Mui Shue Hang Park Ghost House by Chong Fat on Wikimedia Commons.

Nam Koo Terrace (Hong Kong) is also one of the more hidden classical Chinese mansions. It was built 90 years ago but subsequently abandoned. The rumor goes that the Japanese army used the mansion as quarters for “comfort women.” Ghostly proof was had several years ago, when a young girl came out of the house, supposedly possessed, and attacked the police officers who came by. By Kay Yuen on Wikimedia Commons.

Nam Koo Terrace (Hong Kong) is also one of the more hidden classical Chinese mansions. It was built 90 years ago but subsequently abandoned. The rumor goes that the Japanese army used the mansion as quarters for “comfort women.” Ghostly proof was had several years ago, when a young girl came out of the house, supposedly possessed, and attacked the police officers who came by. By Kay Yuen on Wikimedia Commons.

A haunted house shot in Lisbon at night. by Burzinski on deviantART.

A haunted house shot in Lisbon at night. by Burzinski on deviantART.

Oakwell Hall, near to Birstall Smithies, Kirklees, Great Britain. This photo was taken in 2001 but the same view has been available for 400 odd years without much change. The 16th century manor house is one of the UKs most haunted houses with the ghost of William Batt sending cold shivers down your spine. Also the house featured in Brontes "Shirley". Its well worth a visit. Copyright Dr. Brian Lynch on Geograph.org.uk.

Oakwell Hall, near to Birstall Smithies, Kirklees, Great Britain. This photo was taken in 2001 but the same view has been available for 400 odd years without much change. The 16th century manor house is one of the UKs most haunted houses with the ghost of William Batt sending cold shivers down your spine. Also the house featured in Brontes “Shirley.” Its well worth a visit. Copyright Dr. Brian Lynch on Geograph.org.uk.

Creepy House in Brooklyn. Photo by emilydickinsonridesabmx on Flickr.

Creepy House in Brooklyn. Click on the photographer’s name for an interesting story about this house. Photo by emilydickinsonridesabmx on Flickr.

Ghost House - Beacon, New York. Photo by Bryan Pocius on Flickr.

Ghost House – Beacon, New York. Photo by Bryan Pocius on Flickr.

Octagon House - Driving from Appalachia to the Columbus airport, we took a short detour to view an 1800's house, moved to this site for future restoration in Circleville Ohio. Photo by Don O'Brien on Flickr.

Octagon House – Between Appalachia and the Columbus airport sits an 1800’s house, moved to this site for future restoration in Circleville Ohio. Photo by Don O’Brien on Flickr.

Haunted house. Bloomington, Indiana. Photo by Jake McDaniel on PublicDomainPictures.

Haunted house. Bloomington, Indiana. Photo by Jake McDaniel on PublicDomainPictures. UPDATE: Blog visitor, Sarah, commented that this house is neither abandoned nor haunted! I’m so glad to hear it! Wherever there’s hope, I cling to it. 🙂

I prefer unaltered pictures. Some people love artistic interpretations and that’s fine, but the original show’s details that become obscured with the absence of color. Who am I to complain, though? I’m very thankful there are people around the world taking these shots where I can’t. Thank you, all!

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2 thoughts on “Sadly, Utterly Abandoned & Forgotten Homes

  1. The house you have at the end of the article in Bloomington Indiana is neither haunted nor abandoned. It might look unkempt because of the poverty of the family, but it has been lived in for the last 30 years or so.

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