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24 Abandoned Houses From Around The World That Are Beyond Creepy

If you’re into urban exploration, then chances are you’ve found some pretty cool abandoned buildings on your travels.

And you’ve most likely discovered a decrepit house that made you feel a little uneasy at some point. I’ve always wanted to experience that for myself, but after seeing all the unsettling homes below, I’m more than happy to limit my experience to looking at photos.

Prepare to get the chills when you feast your eyes on these examples of urban decay from around the world.

1. Nothing is foreboding about this Slovenian home at all…

2. Not exactly welcoming, am I right?

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3. This house in Detroit, Michigan, looks like it came straight out of a horror movie.

4. This house in Denmark looks like it belongs to a witch.

5. The vulture sitting on the roof really doesn’t make me feel good.

6. I’m convinced that this farmhouse is haunted.

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7. Okay, this one may be creepy, but it’s also stunning.

8. What’s creepy about this isn’t so much the house itself, but the mannequins hanging out on the porch.

9. I’m not going anywhere near this Floridian horror.

10. And I’m going to avoid Ohio, too.

11. This ghoulish home is in Scotland.

12. I wouldn’t go there in the daytime, let alone at night!

13. I guess I can cross Ontario off my list.

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14. This Turkish home makes me want to run far, far away.

15. Don’t go to Seneca State Park in Maryland unless you want to be totally freaked out.

16. I’m afraid to ask what’s inside this house in Ontario, Canada.

17. The Bennett School for Girls in New York isn’t exactly a house, but it’s definitely unsettling enough for this list.

18. Although it’s beautiful, this Scottish home is not on my list of places to visit.

19. I have a suspicion that the inside of this Pennsylvania house is way more disturbing than the outside.

20. The following mess in Coldwater, Michigan, is totally “Blair Witch Project” material.

21. I feel like Freddy Krueger might be hanging out in there.

22. I’m sure that this Russian mansion is full of untold horrors.

23. And this Hawaiian home looks like it has more than a few disturbing secrets.

24. Here’s why I prefer living in a city.

I applaud you brave urban explorers out there, but after all of that creepiness, I won’t be joining you. I just can’t risk running into this.

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A Man Spent Years Taking Photos Of One Small Town. When You Look Closer, You’ll See Why.

Artist and photographer Michael Paul Smith has spent hours upon hours photographing one special town that he holds very dear to his heart. There is something that always drew him to it, and the images he created are simple, but stunning. They glow with small-town charm and innocence, reminiscent of days and decades past.

The town he photographs is quaint and beautiful.

It’s like each picture tells a story of how life used to be in the United States.

There’s not much going on in these pictures, but it’s obvious that this town is nothing but charm.

But, as it turns out, also not real.

Michael builds custom miniature models and sets, meticulously crafting every detail.

Then, the 60 year-old photographer creates the hyper-realistic images.

If you didn’t know any better, you might think these are vintage photos of a town from a few decades ago…

And NOT the extremely small models this man built.

He started building these models as an exercise. He wanted to practice his craft and also photography.

He never imagined it would be a “dream-like reconstruction” of the town he grew up in.

To Michael, this is what quintessential America looked like when he was a kid.

It is absolutely beautiful.

If “Elgin Park” were a real town, I would love to live there.

He creates the scenes by setting up Danbury Mint and Franklin Mint die cast autos and trucks in front of his models on card tables.

Then, he uses the surrounding scenery to make the backgrounds for the photos.

The perspective has to be JUST right…

Usually the resulting photos are completely convincing.

Even when you know what’s going on behind the scenes.

It’s all an illusion.

But Michael is able to make an incredibly convincing one.

His selfies aren’t part of the official photo series, but I think they just add to the charm of his work.

If you’d like to see more pictures of this perfect American town, visit the Elgin Park website. To learn more about Michael’s work, please visit the Craftsmanship Museum website for a full writeup on his talents and process. Source: Amusing Planet Michael’s work is a reminder of how things used to be (and how we may remember them). Share his unique photography with others.

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