Ghostly House

© 2012 Michael Fiveson

Found off a dirt road in Colorado, this abandoned home appears over the top spooky. A cloudy and stormy day set the stage for an emotional photo. Although I wanted to go in, I had a very strong feeling that I should not, and my intuition is often my guide.

 

68 thoughts on “Ghostly House

  1. I think and I suggest to you not to enter any abandon buildings, I heard a saying long time ago:”Curiosity killed the cat” These are wise words. Be careful Mike. Good shot! 🙂

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  2. I love enlarging photos to have a really good look around…..interesting little “porch” and it was #12….or, are more numbers missing. Really interesting interior of what can be seen. So there, I’ve done an initial inspection for you. I would have gone in….with my heart pounding!

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  3. I’m always curous about what kind of family lived in abandonned homes. I sense a real sadness when I see a house uncared for. The family probably did not have enough money to pay to have it taken down. Somewhere a child is probably thinking about this childhood house and the love of a great mom or dad. Thanks for taking such amazing thought provoking photos!

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    • Think farming or ranching family with many acres of land. House became old and weathered and last family living there moved out many years ago. No one has bothered to tear it down and here it sits, spooky and forlorn.

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  4. I would love to photograph this place in various stages of burning it to the ground. I know that sounds so awful to some of you but I think the sight would be beautiful and a great way for this building to go out in a blaze of glory (pun so intended). Of course I would not want to set the forest ablaze or anything someone loves so before any of you call Smokey the Bear on me and call me an arsonist in waiting, this is only an image and not an intent.
    Ghosts don’t like fires 🙂

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  5. This photo screams – Black and White! You could really bring out the drama and thrill factor, and watch the image pop before your eyes and really emphasize the creep factor. Just a thought.

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  6. Wow. I love that. I agree that there are numbers missing from the sign…what I’m trying to figure out is the wire/rope across the front of the house under the eaves. You can see it best where it’s fallen from the weight of the dead vines and such, right over the door. I was wondering if it may have been Christmas lights?

    (Also, I recommend no one magnify the post like x700 or so and look in the front windows. Just trust me, don’t. *shivers*)

    KC & Co.

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    • Tracing the wire left and right it appears to be an old electrical wire, as i can see a conduit on the right side of the house that the wire connects to.
      As to an image…..I just blew it up pretty big and I was actually astounded……tell me where in the door frame you are seeing something, please.

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      • Front windows…right side (side without the vines) bottom pane, left hand edge, starting a bit under the middle bar. Left side window…most likely my imagination combined with vine shadows, as I can’t find it now. Thanks for telling me about the wire! I like the lightning catcher knob on the roof, too…and the fact that the chimney seems hardly used, compared to the rest. 😉 I know, I know, I’m weird. i just like to look at things.

        KC

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      • Ohh, yeah. I doubt she’d’ve appreciated that. She seems like the type who discourages visitors. 😉

        I guess getting her photo done was alright, though. Unless your camera has broken since then. 😉

        KC & Co.

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  7. There are abandoned places you go into and there are those you don’t. Those you don’t enter help to keep your imagination and sense of wonder alive. I prefer to feed the imagination. This house feeds the imagination and has more beauty not knowing what’s inside than dispelling the wonder by venturing in. Also, not knowing its history allows me to make one up. Not that I have, yet. Must think it over.

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    • Dezra you are so articulate. I mean you are funny, bright, and very cute. And talented too. Make the picture larger and larger still. Look left side of door, 3/4 high. If you see anything tell me.
      I Could not go in. It was never a possibility.
      Did I mention you are smart?

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  8. Yes, I saw her. She’s not one I would cross. On the other hand, maybe she needs someone to cross her so that she can cross over. But, leave that for the person who knows they can enter.

    And you make me blush. Thank you for the compliments. Really. I’ll keep doing my best to be funny and bright and cute and smart. However, if I blow it, well, you’ll have to shake your head a little and put up with it.

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  9. Wow, you see her. Has me all wigged out. I see her clear as day. Chin, eyes, all of her. You are the second conversation I’ve had recently about people who haven’t crossed over. That house was a lifetime experience for me.
    Now, about you. Dezra, if I have made you blush I guess I’m ok with that. Your profile pics, your comments. You are always going to be those things I won’t say again, because I make you blush.

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  10. In the blow up I see Picasso-like figures painted on the back wall – man you should go in and photograph these – artwork of some hermit genius perhaps who will never be remembered unless you are brave – Fear No Art (including ghost painters). All of your postings are inspiring and deeply thoughtful – thank you.

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    • Thanks for this wonderful comment. what you see in the background is peeling paper from the wall. But on the left side of the door is something altogether different and I am NEVER going in that house.

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      • Following your instincts that way will always keep you safe. I live by instinct in the dangerous places I travel to. But when I return home, I forget to listen to it. It’s like, in new countries or dangerous areas, I know nothing and so I allow my instinct to lead me. But here, I know what’s what, so I ignore it. Bad idea. And I’m working to rectify this…

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      • I am very intuitive but I will take risks unless my inner self says no. At that house it was screaming no. There is a ghost there on left side of door and you have to save the picture and blow it up enough to see her. Her face is clearly defined for me. I could draw it if I was an artist.

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  11. I’ve been in this house, and it definitely has a really bad feeling to it, good choice not too. I felt the same presence you’ve described and was only in for a few minutes tops. Burn houses always seem to have that terrible feeling to me.

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