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Here is the larger clearer Beta version ABANDONED ICELAND.


I've decided to continue with my abandoned theme from Iceland. I came across this abandoned home in the middle of nowhere, and guess what...i've found it's precise location - you can look at it on the map feature. Its very remote, in north eastern Iceland, the first and only photo on TE from Bakkafjordour.

It was scary and frightening going inside this house. You never know what you're going to find, forget about objects, i'm talking about people. My heart was beating fast, birds flew out of the windows and scared the crap out of me! haha

Whats so exciting about abandoned homes, is the fact that you'll never know what type of condition they'll be in. This house was actually in pretty good condition, it's still intact. The floorboards are strong, there is some tearing, some holes, but overall it was pretty good. You could easily tell it was abandoned though, the stove was taken out and was sitting in the hallway, it was totally rusted out, there was animal poop everywhere, windows were smashed etc..

The scariest and creepiest part was there is a bedroom with a deadbolt on it...makes me wonder what the heck is in THAT room! Perhaps a dead body, who knows! All the other rooms were unlocked, but not that room, the lock was heavy and strong. I was so tempted to break the door down and get inside, I really really wanted to - but fear of the unknown takes over, and I didn't want to cause alot of noise. Yes, it's abandoned and in the middle of nowhere, but when you're inside you're trying to be as quiet as possible, trying not to make yourself noticed. Its a psychological self preservation thing that takes over in your mind as you snoop around.

There was one BLUE room, that was the creepiest, like something out of a horror movie - I'll post that as a main photo next time.

One interesting fact was there is a room with a table on it, and on the table was a notebook. In the notebook, people like me were leaving notes and messages - none of which were in English...thats too bad. And get this, people were leaving money! Coins, small dollar bills, incredible! People would write a note, leave some cash and move on.

I wish I had photographed the notes, I could have translated them later when i got home - I didnt think of that at the time.

This was one of my personal highlights during my 2 week trip, I remember feeling so happy and excited after exploring the home.

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Additional Photos by craig macintosh (macjake) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7661 W: 88 N: 18724] (84295)
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