Posted as public. Nothing to give location away. More deets will be posted on the FM DB Map soon.
This was a strange abandonment. No spray paint dicks. No vandalism, sans a hole blown through the kitchen wall. It is not for sale. It was last sold in 2001. There were a few items that clued to the 80's and 90's. However, each building was packed with paperwork and adverts from the 1940's. Including items just resting on top of a dresser. Windows were broken out, and the house and out building were open to the elements. Yet, there was surprising little mold, water damage, and rot - even to paper products. My best guess is that the home has not been lived in since the 40's, but it was used for storage, and the land was farmed. I do not have a ton of exterior pics of the barn or out building,as the amount of overgrowth made it very difficult.
On the first floor of the house, my phone totally wigged out. It wouldn't let me take pics. The flash was going off like mad. Apps opened and closed. It looked like it was taking pictures, but all the pics I have I remember taking myself - no mystery pics. Restarting the phone allowed me to get pics on the first floor. Returning to the 1st after being on the 2nd, my phone wigged out again. I am not a believer in paranormal, but I also am not ignorant. I know there are things that humans cannot explain. Until I witness without a doubt something paranormal, I will continue to not believe. I cannot explain the phone thing, only that it was definitely odd.
First, the barn:
There were lots of boxes of these. This farm must have included lots of chickens.
This box was filled with folded foil gum wrappers.
April 28th, 1947. The first example of the odd lack of decay, despite being open to the elements. This Life magazine was laying on top of a pile, in the half of the barn was missing an entire exterior wall.
What a machine! I present to you the 1991 Eagle Summit. 13" wheels. 92hp 1.5L. 4spd manual. The tags expired in 2001. It would seem the current owner parked it here the year they bought the house, and never moved it again. One of the many cars that saved Chrysler in the early 90's. Lee Iacocca rebadged Japanese cars as American. While they were built here, they were engineered and parted from Mitsubishi. This car was also badged the Dodge Colt and the Plymouth Sundance. In reality, all 3 Chrysler brands were actually the Mitsubishi Mirage.
These things were hideous. And they fell apart. But, they ran and ran and ran. Beat the snot out of them - as long as they had oil, they ran. I would bet my next paycheck: A blast of fogging oil in each cylinder, soak overnight. New battery, new plugs, this ugly death trap of a car would fire right up.
Not sure what to call this building. The NW corner had a locked door, shown here, was still sealed tight. No access from inside. The other 75% though was wide open:
This was a small room on the NE corner. It was the only room that was not open to the elements, and had no windows. Correction - it had a window, but with a shutter on the inside that opened up. I opened it, and closed when I was finished. Before opening, this room was near pitch black.
Note the Civil War star hiding behind the shovel handle. I do not know if this is a local veteran thing, or nationwide, but you can find these stars for veterans of all wars, placed in the ground next to their headstones. Not only does it remind us of their service, but also makes it easy for vet associations to place American flags on graves on the appropriate holidays like Veteran's Day and Memorial Day.
Another indicator from the 80's. But, it was literally the only item in this room from that era....
The SW corner of this goodie packed building:
Doesn't get a whole lot creepier than dolls. Clowns and dolls can suck it.
Home made belt driven bench grinder.
This desk was PACKED with paperwork. A real time capsule. Rurex Chick and Dodger the Rurex Dog waited in the Jeep on this one, so I did not have the time to sit and sift. I will definitely return. I need names for further research!
Nash Motors went under in 1954, however some Nash model continued to be built under American Motors (AMC) thru 1957
Van Hook was in North Dakota. It is currently abandoned, being flooded by Lake Sakakawea when Garrison Dam was put into operation in 1950. It's population at time of abandonment was 380.
Once again, this and the Nash advert were out in the open. This room's windows were all blown out, and everything in here was open to the elements.
Moving into the SE corner of this out building:
Behind the outbuilding:
Finally, the house. Once again, it was very difficult to photograph due to what must be 15yrs worth over overgrowth.
Once again, a cool humid basement makes the sweaty guy steam. The flash is reflected off the steam.
Feeling confident that it could not be a pee jug, as pee evaporates and this jug was uncorked, I took a sniff. Mineral spirits. These wine jugs were all over the place with various mystery fluids in them. I did not sniff them all!
This Davenport was quite odd. It is an old piece, but looks brand new. There isn't even any dust on it, yet the floor is covered with it....
This slip was odd as well. Rurex Chick says being exposed to air and light, this definitely should be yellowed. Makes me wonder if perhaps this was placed intentionally, in order to back up a folklore someone was trying to create. Rurex Chick also says women really don't wear slips anymore, especially hand stitched/patterned ones such as this. One of the many mysteries found in any abandonment.
When was the last time you were in a kitchen that had a wood burning stove in it?
This was laid out on a dresser, in a 2nd floor bedroom. July, 1945.
Someone's shoe box full of beach pebbles and shells, lay on the bathroom floor.
More mystery fluids. Going out on a limb to say they are piss, horse cum, and used oil.