Sunday, October 19, 2014
Abandonment Issues: House of Cars
To say that the House of Cars has a creepy vibe to it is a major understatement. Something just isn't right here and you can feel it in the air. Fear pulsed through me on that first visit back in the spring, and it grew evermore intense with each and every subsequent visit. Yet it is that same skin crawling discomfort that continues to draw me back in for another look, time after time, with the most recent visit taking place just this morning.
It's not just the RV blocking the entrance to the overgrown driveway, or the 5 other cars abandoned on the property. Nor is it just the drug paraphernalia that moves around between visits, or the fact that this was the home of a former NHL hockey player and his family. It's not just the heart wrenching letter about a young man's suicide or the disturbing sexual collages on the floor beside a decomposed raccoon carcass in a trap on the second floor. It's not just the fact that seemingly all of the contents remain, albeit rifled through by someone, or the eerie thoughts provoked by the bedroom door that locks only from the outside. It's not just the fact that illicit activities are allegedly being performed here by members of the criminal underworld, nor is it the sense that I am being watched, even when no one else is around.
It is a culmination of all of these things that makes the House of Cars one of Ontario's creepiest abandoned houses.
Before we unlatch the hook and body check open the creaking door pressing against the swollen floorboards, lets wander the property.
She never purrs anymore
Red leather interior
E for empty
In too deep
Back on dry land
Hitchin' a ride to nowhere
Fines double when construction crew present
A lion's chance
With the unnerving feeling that we are being watched, again, we enter.
A shot in the dark
All sewn up
She's come undone
Fear and Loathing in an Abandoned House
BRITNEY SPEARS IN THE ZONE
WD40 wrench ashtray flashlight
Everything but the kitchen sink
A lack of self reflection
Life is full of ups and downs
BOYS Just For Sex
As ever, love Grandma
4 in a row
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Red and yellow
TOUGHER THAN LEATHER
Can't Buy A Thrill
Memories come flooding in
Red Light District
With much intrigue and curiosity, I will continue to monitor the House of Cars.
Shout out to my friend Lindsay for the find.
click here to check out all of jerm & ninja IX's ABANDONMENT ISSUES