Inside rotting ‘House of Sadness’ untouched for 17 years after widow dies

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An eerie abandoned home in Yorkshire has been documented in a series of spooky photographs by urban explorers who have dubbed it the “House of Sadness”.

The home in Goole, Selby, has not been touched for over 17 years after its previous owner died.

It is now slowly being reclaimed by nature, with weeds creeping through the cracks in the walls, and layers of mould, dust, dirt and cobwebs covering its contents in a decaying film.

It appears as though the home is exactly as it was left, with photographs, mementoes and clothes still hanging in the wardrobe and coats on pegs by the kitchen door.

A zimmer frame has been left inside the kitchen of the decaying home

The pictures of inside the creep abode are courtesy of Facebook page Lost Places Forgotten Faces, the social media home of urban explorers.

Old fixtures and ceilings remain in tact despite the passage of time, while in the bathroom a child’s toy boat, set of false teeth and toothbrush are left by the sink untouched.

Coats still hang by the door of the humble home

Meanwhile the medicine cabinet is also untouched, featuring men’s razors and various lotions.

Yorkshire Live reports the home, which belonged to a widow who lived alone until her death in 2003, is frozen in time.

An old television and a phone handset sit on a desk in the living room

And it doesn’t appear to have ever been cleared out or revisited by friends or remaining family, as wedding albums, negatives and personal items litter the rooms.

Even the woman’s laundry is still laid out, waiting for a wash for more than 17 years.

Old newspapers and magazine helped date when the house, which was home to a widow, was abandoned

Her only son, who lives abroad, inherited the home but left it untouched and stuck in a time warp.

A zimmer frame, telephone, TV, books, coffee, jam and prayer books are among the random household items which remain in the once well lived-in property.

Dirt and cobwebs cover the contents of the house which has not been claimed since the woman died

Graffiti can also be seen scrawled across the walls amid the sad scenes of a life forgotten.

Newspapers at the some date the site to March 2003, declaring headlines about the war in Iraq.

A North Yorkshire Police Athletics Association diary from 1983 is seen laying on a bundle of papers, alongside some long lost spectacles .

While on the bookshelf are multiple books from British novelist Douglas Reeman.

Animals appear to have broken in and reclaimed the space

The home is the latest find from the world of urban exploration, which has become a global phenomenon

Last month, explorers in the US captured eerie pictures Disney World showing the rotten remnants of a water park resort which was once teeming with life.

An old cabinet’s contents have spilled out

Disney’s River Country opened back in 1976 and was the first ever swim resort to open at Disney World, Florida.

The park, which closed in 2001, was themed as an old-fashioned Huckleberry Finn style swimming hole set around the shore of Bay Lake.

Perhaps the creepiest sites have been uncovered by Instagram star Bob Thissen, who has made a living wandering around old public buildings including an asylum and a Soviet-era prison.





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