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  1. Belgium Piscine Crachoir

    I have been to this swimming pool three times now, the first was an attempt back in 2011 on my very first Europe trip, we literally arrived at the pool took a walk around and then got yelled out by a man and his kid who told us not to…

  2. Czech Republic Sedlec Ossuary

    While on a 12 day trip around Europe for Soviet Ghosts, we passed through the Czech Republic and, although nothing to do with the book, how could we pass a chance to see a church completely full of bones! It was incredible and despite the huge amounts of tourists and…

  3. France Chateau de Signes

    The chateau was built in the 17th century in fine architecture, it is designed very symmetrically with stone, with huge windows with blissful views of countryside. There is stunning detail in this mansion, it was abandoned in 1976, probably because there were problems that needed fixing but the owner could…

  4. Germany Wonka Mansion

    This beautiful mansion used to be the home of a famous local chocolatier, his factory was built at the end of the 19th century and chocolate was created here and shipped all around the world. The brand of chocolate still exits but is produced somewhere else and the factory has…

  5. Russia Sports Hall

    It was a very tight squeeze to get into this one, but pretty impressive when we did, we were greeted with this huge Soviet mural on the theme of sports and a hall full of plastic balls. Leisure time under Communism was viewed very differently to how it’s seen in…

  6. The Underworld Melinoe

    Melinoe is a chthonic nymph who is a bringer of nightmares and madness, sometimes also known as a moon goddess. She is the daughter of Persephone, she drives mortals to madness and appears in weird shapes and forms. She is shadowy, shining in darkness and always appears in the gloom…

  7. UK Mermaid Inn

    The Mermaid Inn in Rye, East Sussex has a history dating back to 1420. It is built with accompaniments in Tudor style It is known as one of the most haunted hotels in the UK, with various sighted ghosts that reside within its walls and it has been investigated by…

  8. USA Centralia

    In May 1962, the population of Centralia town, Pennsylvania, began to dwindle from over 1000 residents to just seven in 2013 as the result of a coal mine fire. Many had to flee their houses as a result of the fire and these houses were later demolished. The area is…

  9. UK Victorian Reservoir

    It was a cold winters day that me and my fellow explorers Emerson, Adam. Laurie and Liam stepped away from the hustle and bustle of the busy London streets and made our way underground. We disappeared into a tiny hole that would take us down a rabbit hole into a…

  10. France Bureau Central

    Visited with Darren, Nick and Dursty on our way to Belgium from France, the offices must have been a great place to work in their time, I particularly liked the main hall, with ornate steal girders and a stunning glass ceiling, it was spectacular to stand atop and view it…

  11. Belgium Horror Labs

    The first time we visited the infamous Belgium Horror Labs, was a cold day in November, it was the reason for our trip, hearing many tales of pickled animals in jars, long forgotten and just rotting away in the basement in an abandoned veterinary school. It was to be my…

  12. UK Denbigh Asylum

    Thomas Fulljames designed Denbigh Asylum. Building began in 1844 and was finished in 1848. It was built to hold a maximum of 200 mentally ill patients and was scheduled for closure in the 1960s along with many similar asylums in the UK, which had been deemed unhealthy when treatment of…

  13. UK Coffin House

    A dark discovery in an old country house in the UK, exploring with Nik, Barry and Richard, under the bed covered in dust lay two wooden coffins. Opening the coffins, inside is a woman’s beloved dogs, so distraught by their departing she couldn’t bear to bury them away. With her…

  14. Luxembourg Maison Heinen

    An absolutely gorgeous house in Luxembourg, check out the bed still with the linen and that spiral staircase, such a shame this is unloved and un lived in. The bed is so beautiful. It was pretty surreal being inside here, the curtains blowing in the breeze and out the window…

  15. Germany Beelitz

    In May 2013 we went on a 12 Day road trip around the former Eastern Bloc for my commissioned book Soviet Ghosts, for 5 days we explored in Eastern Germany, we then drove to Poland where we meet. We drove to Hungry, Slovakia, Austria and then to Czech Republic where…

  16. Belgium Chateau Congo

    We made a trip to this abandoned house in Belgium in late 2014, the house was a perfect example of pure decay and inside it was very dangerous, but sometimes to get the photo you have to take the risk, we carefully made our way over collapsing floorboards until we…

  17. Bulgaria Cyrillic Skull Crypt

    Now I’m not one for superstitions, spells and curses but when we paid a quick visit into this crypt aside a Bulgarian monastery, Nicola & Jonathan all looked at me with discern when I moved a couple of the skulls to take a photo of them in the light. They…

  18. Czech Republic Milovice

    From the early 1900s onwards, Milovice served as a military site; soldiers have always occupied the area, whether it was under the control of Czechoslovakia, Germany, or the Soviet forces who took control in 1968. Hundreds of apartments were built here to house the soldiers and their families, resulting in…

  19. Belgium Orient Express

    Here we have the lavish train carriage of the orient express train, explored in October 2014. It was just a quick stop off here, but one I am glad we did. They just don’t make trains like this anymore and it was an amazing thing to witness, although decaying and…

  20. The Underworld Princess of Darkness

    I was lying on my sofa waiting, as any moment Dave and Stephanie would arrive from their trip down from Birmingham, it was 11pm and my eyes were slowly closing after not getting much sleep the night before, thinking about the excitement of the shoot coming up. A crazy dash…

  21. UK Cavern of Lost Souls

    Myself, Richard, Barry and Nik went on a massive adventure, the place where road accident vehicles go to die. After a long trek knee deep in water from the caves of the mine and 100ft free climbing down a slate cliff, renowned for cave ins, we reached this mystical place…

  22. UK Chocolate Factory

    Explored this stunning chocolate factory on the final morning of a three day road trip around the UK in summer 2014, getting in took a bit of detective work and wasn’t as easy as it had apparently been the previous week. We were told the site was bussing with workers…

  23. Russia Textile Factory

    Founded in the mid-18th century, this textiles factory in Russia represents a 200-year-old site of local industry. During World War I, bandages, cotton and gauze were produced here as a part of the war effort. Under the Soviet regime the textiles factory was very successful and even went on to…

  24. UK Crown Court

    Arriving before sunrise, we made our way into this court house, it was interesting getting in when there was just tiny hole to poke through which was 9 ft of the ground, but we managed to get inside, despite a bit of clattering of metal, luckily no body spotted us…

  25. UK George Barnsley & Sons

    I’ve visited this enchanting place two times now over the space of a couple of years and I don’t think I could ever tire of the feeling I get of stepping back in time. once upon a time this was a tool makers workshop for making shoes. It was founded…

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