Grimmenstein Castle, Austria

Grimmenstein Castle, Austria

A Boot-Shaped House Hidden Deep In The UK Forest

A Boot-Shaped House Hidden Deep In The UK Forest

Even though these appear to be largely merely dilapidated ancient buildings, there are some psychological aspects at work that draw our attention. First and foremost, a part of our brains is naturally curious about abandoned locations and wants to make sure they are really abandoned. Maybe we believe we can uncover something intriguing or discover the reasons for people’s departures.

Abandoned Fairy Tale House

Abandoned Fairy Tale House

Abandoned Mansion In Michigan

Abandoned Mansion In Michigan

Abandoned Victorian Bathtub

Abandoned Victorian Bathtub

Not only do we find historical “ruins” fascinating, but there is evidence that throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, medieval castles that were no longer needed as fortifications were deliberately let to fall apart in order to produce “aesthetically pleasing” ruins. Though contemporary historians may take issue with this, the reasoning is sound.

Abandoned Castle

Abandoned Castle

Into Abandoned Old House

Into Abandoned Old House

Abandoned Mansion

Abandoned Mansion

When ruins weren’t easily accessible, people would just make them up. A series of “Roman ruins” was created by Austrian architect Johann Ferdinand Hetzendorf von Hohenberg for the Schönbrunn Palace garden in Vienna. Like many stylish people of the day, the Hapsburg monarchs took a passing interest in antiquity and didn’t find it strange at all that artificial ruins existed.

Such A Shame

Such A Shame

Abandoned Beauty Found In An Apartment

Abandoned Beauty Found In An Apartment

Abandoned

Abandoned

Before passing judgment, keep in mind that haunted houses, horror escape rooms, and tours of locations connected to death are frequently constructed by modern people. A location always has an element of surprise, and some of the houses on our list may even tickle the senses of a true horror enthusiast.

An Abandoned Mansion In The Irish Forests

An Abandoned Mansion In The Irish Forests

The Room Of An Old Abandoned House In Italy

The Room Of An Old Abandoned House In Italy

Abandoned Mansion In France

Abandoned Mansion In France

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