1. 14:48 19th Mar 2014

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Abandoned church in the woods with a mossy rooftop and steeple. Photo by Robert Wirth. . ethan_kahn:source

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    Abandoned church in the woods with a mossy rooftop and steeple. Photo by Robert Wirth. .

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  2. Further Reading on the Sterick Building

     
  3. This is called the Sterick Building. It has been vacant since the 1980s, and as you can see by the pictures, it’s been broken into and vandalized. As you can also see, there is some kind of construction or rendition being done on the building…so I couldn’t make it inside for even more great pictures. 

    I was in Memphis because one of my students was recently diagnosed with  leukemia. She is at St. Jude’s, so a coworker and I were there visiting her. 

    I saw so many vacant looking buildings while we were downtown. I will rifle through my pictures and pick out the best ones and post them for you soon. 

    Since it’s getting warmer, I will definitely be on the lookout for some forgotten houses. I already know of a few that I am looking forward to visiting. So look forward to lots of posts this spring! 

     
  4. 21:00

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    Apologies

    This isn’t my first apologetic post, is it? I don’t think so… 

    I do apologize for neglecting my blog. College is hard and stressful and working while in college is even more stressful…especially when it’s with children. 

    I do have some pictures to share. I took a trip to Memphis recently and there is a large building near Beale street that’s been abandoned for a long time. 

    Thank you so much for your continued support and patience. I love you all! 

    xoxo

     
  5. 20:57

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    losthalls said: So I'm actually kind of in love with your blog. I love reading all your posts and everything. You actually inspired me to start my own blog about all my adventures in abandoned houses. My stories and houses aren't nearly as interesting as yours, but I thought hey, why not. It's worth a try. Thank you for being so awesome :)

    That makes me feel wonderful, that I am an inspiration to someone. Thank you! xoxo

     
  6. 20:56

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    lovelikewolves said: your "nothing special" house is something quite magical, but only because you shared with us the way you did. "It really isn’t anything special. We couldn’t make it... Everything ... had disappeared — it was just an empty shell." With just a few words missing, you could easily be talking about any one person. You made an abandoned house for abandoned people. Where they just look at that picture, and they're home. You turned something lonely into something safe and, to me, that is very special.


    Beautiful thought. xoxo

     
  7. perishableroses said: I go house hunting every week. Would you mind of I submit my pics to you? Seems we have a lot in common. I'm all about the forgotten houses!!

    Of course! That sounds wonderful. We need more adventurers in this world. 

     
  8. 20:19 6th Jan 2014

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    s0brevilla said: Don't you see? Nothing special is always special to the right person.

    That’s an interesting standpoint to have. I’ve also been told that it’s the simplicity of it all…

     
  9. Nothing Special

    I have a question for all of you:

    What makes “Nothing Special” so special that it now has over 17,000 notes? I never thought it would see it become this popular. 

    So, what makes “Nothing Special” so special?

     
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    An abandoned barn I found when I went for a drive one day this winter.

    An abandoned barn I found when I went for a drive one day this winter.

     
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An abandoned railroad in the fall


This is in Missouri, close to Lebanon.

    ausonia:

    An abandoned railroad in the fall

    This is in Missouri, close to Lebanon.

     
  12. 02:22

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    Apologies

    I have not been exploring lately. I haven’t been able to find a buddy to join me, so I’m sorry I’ve been so uninteresting. However, I have been reblogging from another great blog similar to mine.
    I have found a house that I want to explore…hopefully I will have a story and pictures for you all soon!
    I appreciate every single one of you. Stay curious. Xoxo

     
  13. 02:17

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Abandoned farmhouse in Goshen, NY. Where two victims bodies of serial killer Nathaniel White were found in 1992. Photo by Tim Murray. . ethan_kahn:higher res.

White claimed to have found inspiration for his first murder while watching Robocop 2: “The first girl I killed was from a ‘Robocop’ movie… I seen him cut somebody’s throat then take the knife and slit down the chest to the stomach and left the body in a certain position. With the first person I killed I did exactly what I saw in the movie.

This first killing took place on March 25, 1991—after White had been convicted of abducting a 16-year-old girl, but before he started his prison sentence—and police did not make the connection at the time. In a plea bargain that would later be heavily criticized, White had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for the abduction and would therefore be eligible for parole after just one year. White was paroled in April 1992 and returned to Orange County, New York.White’s first victim was the young niece of his girlfriend, whom he killed at the end of June, and he killed four others during the month of July. Angelina Hopkins’s sister, Cecilia, witnessed Hopkins and Whiteside leaving the Blue Note Tavern with four men on the night of their disappearance. Poughkeepsie police did not act on the missing person report as they did not have enough information about the men, so Cecilia and her mother continued investigating on their own.

The New York State Police began investigating on July 30, after the body of Adriane Hunter was found and authorities began to suspect it was related to the earlier disappearances and murders. On August 2, White returned to the Blue Note where Hopkins identified him and he was arrested.White confessed and led police to his dumping ground in Goshen on August 4.

White was arraigned by a grand jury on August 7 for the murder of Christine Klebbe. On September 9, the other five murders were added to the indictment.White was charged with six counts of second degree murder and pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. White was convicted on all counts on April 14, 1993 and sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Berry to 150 years to life. His sentence began at Great Meadow Correctional Facility on May 27, 1993.

White’s case was cited by New York governor George Pataki in defense of his push to reinstate the death penalty.

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    Abandoned farmhouse in Goshen, NY. Where two victims bodies of serial killer Nathaniel White were found in 1992. Photo by Tim Murray. .

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    higher res.

    White claimed to have found inspiration for his first murder while watching Robocop 2: “The first girl I killed was from a ‘Robocop’ movie… I seen him cut somebody’s throat then take the knife and slit down the chest to the stomach and left the body in a certain position. With the first person I killed I did exactly what I saw in the movie.

    This first killing took place on March 25, 1991—after White had been convicted of abducting a 16-year-old girl, but before he started his prison sentence—and police did not make the connection at the time. In a plea bargain that would later be heavily criticized, White had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for the abduction and would therefore be eligible for parole after just one year. White was paroled in April 1992 and returned to Orange County, New York.White’s first victim was the young niece of his girlfriend, whom he killed at the end of June, and he killed four others during the month of July. Angelina Hopkins’s sister, Cecilia, witnessed Hopkins and Whiteside leaving the Blue Note Tavern with four men on the night of their disappearance. Poughkeepsie police did not act on the missing person report as they did not have enough information about the men, so Cecilia and her mother continued investigating on their own.

    The New York State Police began investigating on July 30, after the body of Adriane Hunter was found and authorities began to suspect it was related to the earlier disappearances and murders. On August 2, White returned to the Blue Note where Hopkins identified him and he was arrested.White confessed and led police to his dumping ground in Goshen on August 4.

    White was arraigned by a grand jury on August 7 for the murder of Christine Klebbe. On September 9, the other five murders were added to the indictment.White was charged with six counts of second degree murder and pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. White was convicted on all counts on April 14, 1993 and sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Berry to 150 years to life. His sentence began at Great Meadow Correctional Facility on May 27, 1993.

    White’s case was cited by New York governor George Pataki in defense of his push to reinstate the death penalty.

     
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The Mary Allen Seminary for Colored Girls in Crockett, Texas

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    The Mary Allen Seminary for Colored Girls in Crockett, Texas

     
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Underwater airplane wreckage

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    Underwater airplane wreckage