Thinking back on what got me hooked on Urban Exploration and the paranormal aspect of it, was when Marsha suggested we stop and take a look at this creepy old house we always passed by on our way to and from wherever it is we go to and from to…lol
This house had been in this dilapidated state since I was in high school 35 years ago and it sits right on a major thoroughfare, we agreed to go have a look. The entrance was roped off so you cant drive right up to it but if you saw the bridge you had to cross to get there you would think that not driving over it is a good thing.
The house and overgrown property are very intimidating and just have that feel of “off-ness” about them. The wooden planked bridge at the entrance is your first clue and there is not very much, if any, security surrounding the place which in hindsight makes me think they don’t need it because of the creep factor here. The property is part of the farm down the road and is used for the odd vegetable garden or as an extension of the tree farm” which is part of the owners enterprises but the house was totally unused and untouched. HINT: This is private property so if you get nabbed walking around you might get in hot water. Marsha is so outgoing she usually charms anyone who wants to run us off…respect the owner and his/her property and comply don’t argue “yes sir/ma’am” and “I’m sorry” go a long way and so does introducing yourself 🙂
This house is on the Ohio Historic Inventory so it’s older than it looks at first. Constructed about 1880 give or take it’s one of those rare organic houses that have grown up and expanded from the original structure and become almost something living in a way. As the farm and family grew so did the house and when you walk around it you can see how it sprouted new parts as time went on, not like the planned suburban communities of today.
There is a quiet menace to the place but it’s subtle and the traffic going buy adds to the eclectic atmosphere. It was a great first baby step into the bizarre and eerily beautiful abandoned landscape of America. The back of the house is the old kitchen and is depressing, even the bird/squirrel feeder has a high creep factor to it. The nearby creek has huge white cranes that frequent it, like some giant prehistoric birds of days gone by and the train tracks right beside it give you a hint as to why no one wants to live there now. The sound is busy yet muffled and quieted by the atmosphere of the property and you can just imagine the generations of people that hauled water and built fires in the stove before indoor plumbing and electricity were a feature of every home no matter how remote.
We did get one great “orb” in an upstairs window and from looking at it with all kinds of photo tools you can see it’s inside the house a little back from the window frame. Who knows? All I know is I felt watched and creeped out the whole time, whether or not it was my paranoia of being shot with rock salt (lmao) or something else remains to be seen, but with Marsha there you can bet the energies of the site were awake and active!
It’s an interesting, wild and spooky place and was a great introduction into a world hidden or forgotten by most.Thanks Marsha for getting me to pull in and getting us started on a wonderful, spooky, dangerous and fun adventure. How busy we are, work, whats for dinner, do the kids have homework… these all blind us to an America and a world that is “behind the curtain” and fading fast to the ravages of time. “You can see yet not see” is an alien concept to most of us because we think we see everything but blinders are a rare tool that block out the world when you are not even aware that they are there. I for one have had my blinders removed and a whole new world has opened up for me to “see!”
See you out there,
Artifact found in color variation review this brings it out no inserts. Head and shoulders, hair, facial feature, possible mustache? Man or woman? Further analysis (hint: take lots of random pics and review them all) Further investigation. Need comments..orb in window in house same shoot