Thursday, March 31, 2016

Beckydon Lake Dam Tigerville South Carolina

This was posted back in May 2009. Visit my other blogs at Haunted Abandoned CarolinasSassygrrl32 which is my personal travel blog and Life990 for my old personal dishing the dirt blog. You can read my articles at Hubpages.

It is said there is ghost that roams this area. I haven't been there at night. There are several abandoned houses in the area that leads me to wonder if there are long deceased inhabitants that refuse to leave their homes and are still wandering the area. Either way, it isn't one of the more interesting places to visit at least not during the day but at night it may be considerably more interesting.

This was actually a fake haunting posted online.

Directions: It can be mapped easily on google maps. Peace.....

Helens Bridge-Asheville North Carolina

This is being reposted. It was originally posted back in May or June 2009. Visit my new blogs at Haunted Abandoned CarolinasSassygrrl32 which is my personal travel blog and Life990 which is my old personal dishing the dirt blog.

I visited this place not too long ago during the day and at night as well. I didn't find anything particularly interesting about it other than the structure of the bridge which appeared to be very old. It may be haunted as many claim but I didn't see, hear or feel anything. It was an interesting place. You could say I'm a skeptic regarding this location but I don't rule out that it is haunted as it may very well be.
It is said what is in the woods around the bridge are dark, not things you would want to run into at any time.

Directions: It was rather difficult for me to find as it isn't well mappable and directions online are foggy at best. The best way to access the site is to turn onto old chunns cove rd next to the bus station. The bridge is actually on college st not vance gap rd as many state. The house which is a private residence now is on vance gap rd off college st not off town mountain rd as is everywhere online. The actual bridge where you can walk across it are on windswept rd.

CAUTION: There are signs posted, No Trespassing, put there by the Asheville Police Department which could land you a night in jail if caught on the bridge or in area around bridge. So be cautious and safe. You could run into more than a police officer having a bad night.
Peace.....

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Stull Cemetery Kansas



Hello, to read the full article and see all of the pictures go to my new blog and see the post at Stull Cemetery Article.

This was taken on my recent visit to Stull, Kansas where I visited the cemetery that is so famous for being one of the seven gateways to Hell, a witch having a baby with satan, demonic entities and several other outlandish stories.

I've been visiting and photographing allegedly haunted and/or abandoned houses/places/roads/highways, etc. for several years now. In the beginning it was mostly North and South Carolina but later when I started travelling extensively I started visiting places throughout the south, midwest and Michigan and Ohio and occasionally other places. Not too many are creepy but most are in disrepair and rural decay. I like photographing old houses, cemeteries, barns, old cars(restored and unrestored) nature, lakes, oceans, etc.

Visit my other blogs at Haunted Abandoned Carolinas and Sassygrrl32.

Peace and blessings be with you.......

Monday, March 28, 2016

Park Ave Biz-Oconee SC


This was posted back in May 2009. The picture got deleted somehow.

This is an old abandoned business on park avenue in Oconee County SC. It may be in the town of Salem but I'm not sure. It was probably an old store years ago. I've found a fair number of old stores around the Carolina's that have been forced out of business by bigger conglomerates. The day of the old Mom and Pop outfits are gone. The only remnants of these places are these old abandoned buildings that one day will not be there either. Eventually they will be mowed and gone forever. The only remains will be the memories of those that can remember when they actually shopped at these places and one day that too will be gone and all of their stories as the old folks die off and these places are all but totally forgotten.
Interest level: 1-20 scale, a 9.5. There is parking right in front of the building obviously. It may belong to the people that live in the house just up the way from it so I don't suggest trying to trespass to get a better look at yesteryear's history. It is interesting, it is a part of history. Haunted? No.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Vintage 1963 Ford Motorhome











This was posted back in January 2013.

Hello and welcome to my blog. Blessings and Peace be with you.
My uncle offered this for sale sometime ago.

This Ford Condor is one of the earliest factory produced motorhomes to have ever been offered at an online auction site and may be the earliest Condor in existence. This motorhome draws a crowd wherever it goes. It is in excellent original and driving condition with only 74,000 miles and still retaining its original drivetrain with Ford 292 V8 engine and dual rear tires. The VIN number is P50CH337476. This was built by Condor on a Ford P500 truck chassis and was sold by Ford dealers and advertised nationally by the Ford factory. The mileage, which appears to be correct because of the overall condition, is quite low for a nearly 50 year old vehicle. This vehicle was driven by the previous owner for several hundred miles in one day and since then my mechanics have rebuilt the brake master cylinder, tuned up the engine, installed a new heavy duty battery, rebuilt the original carburetor, and put six brand new Samson GL283A 8R19.5 tires on it (these tires alone cost about $2,000 installed), put all new rubber weather stripping on the front windows. Please see the many photos that follow. It runs and drives great now, and it always starts instantly, although because of its age and upcoming winter weather, I would advise shipping it for safety reasons, as I did when I bought it. It has a current New York registration / title in my name and also has a current New York State motor vehicle inspection sticker. This motor home is in really superb original condition with the retro 1960’s look on the upholstery fabric, curtains, formica, carpet, etc, all of which appears to be original to the vehicle. The curtains look nice on the inside, but the color on the outside has faded because of sunlight coming through the windows. I have not had the opportunity to test the several accessories such as stove, refrigerator, shower, rooftop air conditioner, heater, huge side vinyl canopy, many internal lights, roof ventilators, etc, but overall it looks to be in such great condition that I assume that these all work or could be put into working order with a minimum of work. Also included is a huge vehicle cover which completely covers the motorhome.
I was told that the original owner, who owned it until a few years ago, was an officer in the military and was very careful about this vehicle, always keeping it inside and caring for it over the years. It does not appear to have any accident damage at all and the aluminum body and chassis appear to be excellent overall. There is a plastic cover that went on the roof that was damaged / cracked when the motorhome was transported to me. I think this cover was only for aerodynamics and the vehicle does not seem to leak anywhere and all windows open and shut fine. Some time ago, there was a rear camera added to the dash which works perfectly and enables one to see what is directly behind the motorhome which cannot be seen in the mirrors. There is also an old CB radio and the working condition of this is unknown. This vehicle sold for approximately $10,000 with accessories in 1963 which is a tremendous amount of money in 2012 dollars. I have found another person who owns a 1965 Condor on the internet but no others that are earlier, although they may exist. I will also include an original 1963 Ford Condor sales brochure and price list with the vehicle.
This is a great vehicle for someone who is interested in displaying it at vintage motorhome and trailer shows and may be the first Ford Condor in existence. A gallery of images can be viewed
My uncles personal information deleted.

I'm a wife, amateur photographer, urban explorer, legend hunter(I'm not a ghosthunter I search for legends but I wouldn't pass us seeing a ghost, a friendly one that is), entrepreneur, blogger, writer, spellcaster who is into art, history, museums, travel, reading, movies, music, healthy eating, animals, pets, spiritualism and the paranormal.

I'm a part time property manager who oversees renovations and finding investment properties for my uncle, I also buy, sell and pick up both vintage and new automobiles for my cousin, I work part time as a truck driver and in my spare time I run my own website, blog and write articles. With these three jobs I'm on the road quite frequently and get to see many places I wouldn't otherwise get to see.

I've been visiting and photographing allegedly haunted and/or abandoned houses/places/roads/highways, etc. for several years now. In the beginning it was mostly North and South Carolina but later when I started travelling extensively I started visiting places throughout the south, midwest and Michigan and Ohio and occasionally other places. Not too many are creepy but most are in disrepair and rural decay. I like photographing old houses, cemeteries, barns, old cars(restored and unrestored) nature, lakes, oceans, etc.


You can read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.
Peace.....Urbankish

Peace and blessings be with you.......

By HauntedLegendHunter

902 Altamont Rd Greenville South Carolina

This was posted back in April 2009.

This is the first location of the stone pillars. The house is for sale to the right and the trail leading to the left is the interesting one but I didn't walk it all the way out. It is very steep and I wasn't sure where it went if it went to someone's house.
There are survey sticks all over which I'm assuming are for the house that's for sale. The house for sale is very nice.
It's interesting and worth a drive if nothing but for the drive. It's beautiful.
There are a couple of interesting old buildings near the end of altamont rd intersecting with old buncombe rd.

Directions: It's easy to find using google maps.

Visit my other blogs at http://life990.blogspot.com which is my personal blog and http://spectraldivine.blogspot.com and read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.
Peace.....Urbankish

Friday, March 25, 2016

Abandoned House Lavonia Georgia 124


This was posted back in August 2009.

I've been visiting and photographing allegedly haunted and/or abandoned houses/places/roads/highways, etc. for several years now. In the beginning it was mostly North and South Carolina but later when I started travelling extensively I started visiting places throughout the south, midwest and Michigan and Ohio and occasionally other places. Not too many are creepy but most are in disrepair and rural decay. I like photographing old houses, cemeteries, barns, old cars(restored and unrestored) nature, lakes, oceans, etc.


You can read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.
Peace.....Urbankish

Peace and blessings be with you.......

By HauntedLegendHunter

Bell Mountain-Tuxedo North Carolina

This was posted back in 2009. As far as I know this place is still there. The last time I was up there(about a year ago) it was still there but most everything that was in the old building across the road is gone. It has been plundered through and anything that could be stolen has been.

This is one of the most interesting places I've found next to an old mansion in Charlotte that is supposedly haunted.

After doing some research online I found some new places to investigate.

The story goes with this one is there is ghost of a man smoking a pipe up on the summit of Bell Mtn. I'm not quite sure where the summit is but it is a very interesting locations with two abandoned houses. If you follow Bell Mtn all the way out you will come to a dead end that goes into the Greenville Watershed area which is off limits with no trespassing signs clearly posted.

After doing some research and going to a few other supposedly haunted areas where there are no buildings I've discovered there is almost always an abandoned house nearby. Some are falling down, old timey houses that were probably left to rot when a loved one died but there are a few others that are in not much disrepair which makes me wonder if these homes were just abandoned because the person/people decided to stop paying their taxes or their was high paranormal activity in the area that forced them to leave and once the house/area gains that reputation it is difficult to rent or sell.

It also makes me wonder if the ghost sightings correlate with the fact the former residents of these now falling down shacks refuse to leave their homes even in death so they still roam the area continuing to live in their former homes.

There is one very specific house on Bell Mtn that has two falling down sheds across the street that is located in the curve of the road near the end of Bell Mtn Rd. I visited during the day and found the house to be in amazingly good shape for a house built back in the 1800's. This leads me to believe the person that occupied this house hasn't been dead that long perhaps only ten years or so, maybe longer but not long enough for the house to start falling down. It appears the house did not have power as their are no power poles in the area of the house so it probably did not have running water although it could have. I did not see an outhouse although there could have been one at some and it has since fallen down. There was a doghouse still intact and appeared to be well built.

Across the street were the sheds and they were falling down. What was once the doors were shackled closed but the boards holding the shed together were in such disrepair it was quite easy to see inside.

There were many old remnants of whoever had once lived there. The children more than likely packed the shed up when their loved one died and simply have not gotten back to tend to the place.

There were old esso containers, an old aluminum washtub, some very old timey chairs, an old wood heater that is now rusted out and most notably old coca cola and nehi bottles. Some were broken most were not.

I went out again at night and it could have been my imagination, lights, etc. but I', pretty sure I saw a shadow moving about in the old shed and it couldn't have been a human as a person could not get inside the old building. I drove back around and saw it again. An animal possibly but I doubted it as there is no food inside the old shed.

An interesting place definitely. And also there have supposedly been ghost sightings in this location which leads me to wonder if it has anything to do with the ghost sightings. Possibly long ago residents unwilling to leave their homes. Either way, worth a visit.

Directions: It is easily mapped using google maps.

On a scale of 1 to 20 I give Bell Mtn a 10.

Visit my other blogs at http://life990.blogspot.com which is my personal blog and http://spectraldivine.blogspot.com and read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Abandoned House Hendersonville North Carolina 64


This was posted back in May 2009. Update: This house is no longer empty. At least not the last time I drove by it which has been two or three years maybe longer. And it had been painted a much lighter color.

This abandoned blue house is located on St. Pauls Road in Hendersonville NC. I don't remember anything about this place other than I was driving down Old Clear Creek Road and turned onto St. Pauls Road and saw this place all empty and abandoned and decided to take a picture.

Hello and welcome to my blog. Blessings and Peace be with you.

I'm a wife, amateur photographer, urban explorer, legend hunter(I'm not a ghosthunter I search for legends but I wouldn't pass us seeing a ghost, a friendly one that is), entrepreneur, blogger, writer, spellcaster who is into art, history, museums, travel, reading, movies, music, healthy eating, animals, pets, spiritualism and the paranormal.

I'm a part time property manager who oversees renovations and finding investment properties for my uncle, I also buy, sell and pick up both vintage and new automobiles for my cousin, I work part time as a truck driver and in my spare time I run my own website, blog and write articles. With these three jobs I'm on the road quite frequently and get to see many places I wouldn't otherwise get to see.

I've been visiting and photographing allegedly haunted and/or abandoned houses/places/roads/highways, etc. for several years now. In the beginning it was mostly North and South Carolina but later when I started travelling extensively I started visiting places throughout the south, midwest and Michigan and Ohio and occasionally other places. Not too many are creepy but most are in disrepair and rural decay. I like photographing old houses, cemeteries, barns, old cars(restored and unrestored) nature, lakes, oceans, etc.


You can read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.
Peace.....Urbankish

Peace and blessings be with you.......

By HauntedLegendHunter

Devils Castle Greenville South Carolina

This was posted back in April 2009.

I've found varying reports online about where this Devils Castle really is. Some say it's the site of Herdklotz Park, others say it's on Altamont Rd on Paris Mtn. Someone posted a photo of two pillars that is supposed to be another location for the old TB hospital(apparently someplace also used to house the patients) whether this is true I can't say but the two pillars looked interesting so I set out to find them. I found two sites that could actually be the stone pillars. I don't think either have anything to do with any hospitals but they are interesting to say the least.
Both sites are on Paris Mtn on Altamont Rd.
The first one is actually the location of house for sale. When you go through the pillars there are two drives, one goes to the right leading to the home for sale, the other leads down a dirt road which I'm not sure where that leads or if it's part of the property belonging to the house or not.
It's steep down the trail and I didn't walk all the way down it as I wasn't sure where it lead. As always I was cautious being alone.
The second possibility is at the corner of Altamont and Chestnut Ridge Rd. Not for devils castle just the two stone pillars.
They are very interesting and fascinating.

In another post I will give more details about the two locations and directions on how to get there.
Both places are worth a drive up there to take a look.

Visit my other blogs at http://life990.blogspot.com which is my personal blog and http://spectraldivine.blogspot.com and read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.
Peace.....Urbankish

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wolf Laurel Sign North Carolina


This was posted back in 2009 sometime. The top photo is picture of the Wolf Laurel sign in NC off of interstate 26 heading west towards Johnson City/Kingsport Tennessee/Gate City Virginia which is one of my favorite small towns.


This is a picture of an empty, abandoned house in Gowensville SC it may or may not be considered Landrum SC. Either way it's abandoned. The address is 1631 Hwy 11, Gowensville SC. I've driven by here numerous times and it has been abandoned for over a year that I know about. It may have been alot longer than that. I don't know. There is a back door that is open if I remember correctly but I didn't go inside as it was raining the day I was exploring.


I have several blogs which are http://life990.blogspot.com which is my personal blog.
You can read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.

A little about me: I've been photographing allegedly haunted places and abandoned houses, old buildings, empty businesses, rusty cars, places of rural decay, etc, since April 2009 when my husband first got me into it. I would go and explore places that were supposed to be haunted and would take note as to where they were but that was it. He told me I should take pictures so that's what I started doing. I developed an avid interest in all things haunted and abandoned after I was in a major three car accident and finally started taking pictures of them. I started with mostly places in upper Greenville County SC and a few around Western North Carolina, Hendersonville and Edneyville NC but didn't find near as many in NC as SC so I stuck to that. Over time I started exploring many more places in SC eventually leading into Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia(in fact, VA is one of my favorite places to visit) and Kentucky. When I get to I go to Michigan(I so love the Great Lakes) In fact, I lived there for awhile. Wilmington NC is another favorite place to visit.
I'm from Florida originally so I have to include FL on that list. My favorite place there is the Everglades.
Some of the best supposedly haunted(creepy) places to visit in SC are the Spartanburg Tan Yards, the site of the old TB Hospital, the old buncombe baby cemetery(Hickory Point baby graveyard) in Greenville SC, Hester's Store in Easley SC(I've heard it's going to be torn down), Campbell's Covered Bridge, New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery(been there a number of times) and in NC the Spencer Mtn Mansion in Charlotte NC(it is completely boarded up and impossible to gain entry, Helen's Bridge in Asheville NC, Lincoln Academy in Gastonia NC(the site where Kathleen Smiley was raped, tortured and murdered and Bearwallow Mountain in Hendersonville NC. Along the way, I've found a few abandoned houses that were quite eerie and foreboding.
My interest in psychics, the afterlife, witchcraft, ghosts, the paranormal, etc., became much more pronounced after my second car accident. Over time my love of photography has led into taking pictures of nature, vintage items, classic cars, old house interiors(when I can trespass safely) and almost anything I think will take a good photograph,
I'm a wife, amateur photographer, urban explorer and legendhunter. By that I mean I hunt legends, not ghosts. I'm also an entrepreneur, property manager(and renovation manager), PT truck driver and travel frequently with my job. When I get the time I sell on auction sites as well. Blogging, photography and writing are my passions. Oh yeah and movies. I love movies and reading when I can.

I've been visiting and photographing allegedly haunted and/or abandoned houses/places/roads/highways, etc. for several years now. In the beginning it was mostly North and South Carolina but later when I started travelling extensively I started visiting places throughout the south, midwest and Michigan and Ohio and occasionally other places. Not too many are creepy but most are in disrepair and rural decay. I like photographing old houses, cemeteries, barns, old cars(restored and unrestored) nature, lakes, oceans, etc.


You can read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.
Peace.....Urbankish

Peace and blessings be with you.......

By HauntedLegendHunter

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Old Truck North Carolina




These photos were taken on Lake Norman(not too far from Charlotte NC) about three years ago. Since I lost my pictures I have very few left.

I've been visiting and photographing allegedly haunted and/or abandoned houses/places/roads/highways, etc. for several years now. In the beginning it was mostly North and South Carolina but later when I started travelling extensively I started visiting places throughout the south, midwest and Michigan and Ohio and occasionally other places. Not too many are creepy but most are in disrepair and rural decay. I like photographing old houses, cemeteries, barns, old cars(restored and unrestored) nature, lakes, oceans, etc.


You can read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.
Peace.....Urbankish

Bearwallow Mountain Hendersonville North Carolina

This was posted back in April 2009.
After posting this I got several emails telling me this place was indeed haunted. There are several abandoned houses in the area. As for hauntings I don't know. I didn't feel anything but didn't stay very long, just drove through getting to Grant Mtn Road and planned on going back to photograph some of the abandoned houses but not never got back.

Well, today was a busy one of exploration. Bearwallow Mtn was my last stop before heading home. I was going to drive it all the way out but due to the lateness of the hour and upset stomach I decided to wrap it up early and head home.
There have been reports of demons, wolf spirits and a ghostly maiden on the mountain. I didn't see anything except the pitch black.
I decided to turn around when I hit N. Bearwallow Mtn. I've driven up there before but it has been awhile and I remember being warned about getting stuck up there although I was in a bigger car. Nonetheless, I was in no mood for that.
I will visit the Mtn again during the day to see how it looks before heading back out at night. I don't remember ever driving the Mtn out. So it would be nice to do that.

It's a place worth driving to even if there are no ghosts. It's beautiful. Definitely a place of interest that I will visit again when I have time.

Directions: Take I-26 to exit 49A(Chimney Rock/Lake Lure) and follow Four Seasons Blvd out until you come to the traffic light which is Fruitland Rd, turn left there and follow that out until you come to Mills Gap Rd and go straight veering slightly to the left(that's Old Clear Creek Rd), follow that until you come to Bearwallow Mtn and turn left. There will be a white house to your right as you turn. Simply follow Bearwallow Mtn out. You will come into N. Bearwallow Mtn.
It gets pretty windy the farther you go.

Visit my other blogs at http://life990.blogspot.com and http://spectraldivine.blogspot.com and read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.
Peace.....Urbankish

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Abandoned House Homer Georgia 126

There was also an old camaro nearby for sale which I added to this post.




I've been visiting and photographing allegedly haunted and/or abandoned houses/places/roads/highways, etc. for several years now. In the beginning it was mostly North and South Carolina but later when I started travelling extensively I started visiting places throughout the south, midwest and Michigan and Ohio and occasionally other places. Not too many are creepy but most are in disrepair and rural decay. I like photographing old houses, cemeteries, barns, old cars(restored and unrestored) nature, lakes, oceans, etc.


You can read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.
Peace.....Urbankish

Burned House Old Hwy 25 Travelers Rest South Carolina

This was posted back in April 2009.

One day while on one of my many explorations I ran across a house that had burned down. It is not completely burned. It appears the fire started in the kitchen and spread throughout the rest of the house. I explored the house mostly from the outside as the inside was very charred and in terrible disrepair from the fire and I did not want to get hurt.
I can't say whether this house is haunted or not but it is very creepy and definitely worth a look. I have the distict feeling someone may have died in that fire but of course I don't know this for sure. I'm pretty certain the little camper parked down the road from the house belongs to whoever lived in the house and he/she they are now living in the camper. Again this is pure speculation. But it appears the small trail behind the house leads to where the camper is parked. So if my hunch is correct I'm right.
It's a worth a look. It is interesting to say the least.

Directions: From US-25 turn onto old hwy 25 and some ways up you'll see the house on the right. You'll see a small camper first. It's actually easier to see coming from the opposite direction. I was able to park at the edge of the driveway. In fact I was able to turn my car around in the area further up the driveway but I don't usually recommend this. I recommend parking at the road or as close to the road as possible making your exit as smooth as possible.

I've been visiting and photographing allegedly haunted and/or abandoned houses/places/roads/highways, etc. for several years now. In the beginning it was mostly North and South Carolina but later when I started travelling extensively I started visiting places throughout the south, midwest and Michigan and Ohio and occasionally other places. Not too many are creepy but most are in disrepair and rural decay. I like photographing old houses, cemeteries, barns, old cars(restored and unrestored) nature, lakes, oceans, etc.


You can read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.
Peace.....Urbankish

Friday, March 18, 2016

Outer Banks North Carolina

http://www.outerbeaches.com/OuterBanks/VacationRentals/Waves/Details/LoveOceanLife/



Today as I'm perusing the internet right after playing with the template on my blog(I ended up keeping the same one, I've already changed it from a pink that my husband thought was too bright) and typing in my blog address on google as blogger has been running slow this morning(must be the fact that it's cold and everyone is indoors playing on the internet) and for some reason an outer banks realty website popped up.

I had been planning on visiting the outer banks for some time where my uncle has a house that believe it or not in now floating in the atlantic. The only thing left other than the house which is pretty much intact except that it's tipped over on it's side floating in the water, is the wooden walkway up to the house. It's a good thing no one was in the house when it tipped over. I don't know the full story, a storm I think came through and blew it over. It was relatively poor construction I believe as does my uncle.

I had wanted to go to the outer banks for awhile before I felt my car wouldn't make another trip being that is now has 228,000 miles. I have another trip planned to the Dakotas for summer but I will be driving something else. There's no way I'm driving a car with that many miles on it.

The good news is that I took two trips to the outer banks before the fuel pump took a crap.

I enjoyed it very much, not as much as Michigan but still enjoyed it. The first time I went to Virginia Beach then down Hwy 168 to Nags Head and Ocracoke Island where I stopped. I decided not to take the ferry across to Cedar Island.
The next trip I took a different route which wasn't really planned. I went first to Rock Hill, SC then on to Columbia then to Florence and picked up I-40 and went through Fayetteville on to Morehead City. When I got to Morehead City I went to Harkers Island and Cedar Island and explored and took quite a few pictures.

The bad news is I lost some of them when my husband was trying to help me download some and accidentally deleted about 400 pictures. I used software to pull up deleted photos on a camera card and was able to pull up alot but not all and this was after taking more pictures so I did good indeed.

If you aren't afraid of a storm coming through and knocking your house down this is a nice place to live.

I've been visiting and photographing allegedly haunted and/or abandoned houses/places/roads/highways, etc. for several years now. In the beginning it was mostly North and South Carolina but later when I started travelling extensively I started visiting places throughout the south, midwest and Michigan and Ohio and occasionally other places. Not too many are creepy but most are in disrepair and rural decay. I like photographing old houses, cemeteries, barns, old cars(restored and unrestored) nature, lakes, oceans, etc.


You can read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.
Peace.....Urbankish

Paris Mountain Greenville South Carolina

I just visited Paris Mtn while looking for the old TB hospital. It is absolutely beautiful up there. There are many homes for sale unfortunately.
It would appear to me the people in this area like their privacy and seclusion as almost every home has iron gates that are kept closed.
There were a couple of interesting spots that I will probably go back and explore later.
I found this particular area while searching for the old TB Hospital and Altamont Dr came up. I'm not sure why as it has nothing to do with the old hospital.
Someone posted some pics online concerning the hospital(later stated it had nothing to do with the hospital) that looked interesting. It was a photo of two stone pillars. If I'm not mistaken those two pillars belong to a house there on Altamont Dr but I could be mistaken as I didn't go up the drive to see. I'm wary of trespassing on someone elses property unless I know it is empty and even then I'm cautious.
It's a beautiful area that deserves a look. And there are a couple of interesting structures in the area.

Of interest: There are also two pillars(posts) that look to be wooden right off US-25 located across from old hwy 25 going to the Poinsett Bridge Preserve. It was too late when I came back to explore so I will have to go back and explore it later but it looks interesting. I drove by there one day and a car was parked on the small road leading to the wooden posts so I could not stop that day either. But I plan to get back there. I wonder what could be back there and why only two posts stand. What kind of business could it have been?
There are certainly enough old businesses closed down and abandoned houses in the upper Greenville county area.

Upcoming: I will post more about my exploration of the two wooden posts off of US-25.


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Peace.....Urbankish

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Abandoned Farmhouse South Carolina 119


















This was posted and the pictures taken back in July 2009. AS far as I know it is still there and abandoned. The last time visited was about two years ago and it was still empty. It would be a nice house if fixed up.

Hello, this may load a little slowly as I've uploaded a number of photos of this old house and the interior. This was taken in Travelers Rest SC. I went inside and took a bunch of pictures of the inside as well as the outside. From an old calendar left behind the house has been empty since 2004 and it is still empty to my knowledge. Ever so often I will drive by places I've photographed if they are close to home. Enjoy!

I've been visiting and photographing allegedly haunted and/or abandoned houses/places/roads/highways, etc. for several years now. In the beginning it was mostly North and South Carolina but later when I started travelling extensively I started visiting places throughout the south, midwest and Michigan and Ohio and occasionally other places. Not too many are creepy but most are in disrepair and rural decay. I like photographing old houses, cemeteries, barns, old cars(restored and unrestored) nature, lakes, oceans, etc.


You can read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.
Peace.....Urbankish

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Moss Covered Abandoned House South Carolina


This was taken back in May 2009. The photo isn't too good and I turned it to a black and white. I don't have the original color photo as all my content was lost.

This is a moss covered empty, abandoned house that has no doubt been abandoned for a long time. It probably belonged to some ole timers who passed away long ago and now their children are either too old to care what happens to the property or they no longer remember it. Either way, it sits quietly and most definitely lonesome on the corner of N. Old Buncombe Rd and Gosnell Rd in Travelers Rest SC.
It has been sitting there going to pot for a long time and continues to deteriorate. Sadly no one cares about it.
It has an outhouse so I doubt it ever had indoor plumbing. If it had power that would be a miracle so that says something about it's age.
It sits there covered in moss begging for visitors.

I've been visiting and photographing allegedly haunted and/or abandoned houses/places/roads/highways, etc. for several years now. In the beginning it was mostly North and South Carolina but later when I started travelling extensively I started visiting places throughout the south, midwest and Michigan and Ohio and occasionally other places. Not too many are creepy but most are in disrepair and rural decay. I like photographing old houses, cemeteries, barns, old cars(restored and unrestored) nature, lakes, oceans, etc.


You can read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.
Peace.....Urbankish

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Striking Out

Once again like back in 2007 I'm striking out on my own if you will.
What that means is once I return to NC for a bit I'm going back out on the road once again and this time I'm leaving knowing I have no family I can turn to. It's always been that way but this time it's more prominent. I'm leaving knowing I have no friends either. I'll have no one I can turn to really. The one friendship that I was holding on to I feel like is going to have to come to an end. He's going on with his life and I'm going on with mine. What I have of it. I travel all the time because I have no home to go to. Nowhere I can call my own. Not now. I'm not sure what I'm going to do next. Fade away into the background, into this life I've called my own for almost nine years.
I've lost everyone around me. My parents are gone. I have no siblings and no one else in my family I'm close to. If I called and said I was living on the streets and could they please offer a little assistance, even support, someone to talk to if only to offer advice they would say no.

My closest companion is a car, a couple of stuffed animals in my car, my camera and my computer and mindless TV I can absorb myself into. It's the one thing I have to look forward to. That and finding someplace new to explore. If I didn't keep visiting haunted and abandoned places at the forefront of my mind I'd probably slip into a depression I wouldn't be able to get out of.
My best friend is me. I'm who I turn to when I have a problem. I'm who I talk to when I need a friend. My things are an extension of me acting as a caveat between me and what should be another person. It's the life I've grown so accustomed to that I'm not sure I would know how to live any other way. Loneliness is an ugly demon. It's one that can't be shaken. It will tear you apart, leads to depression and health problems. There is no way to escape it. That's probably why I spend so much time exploring and taking pictures and watching TV. It helps ease the discomfort.
My friend says I need to find a spot of my own. That's a nice thought but right now I have no idea how to accomplish that daunting task. I don't have the money right now to even consider a place. And there's no way I could keep up a place to live and pursue my love of photography. It's what keeps me going. It's what makes me want to wake up in the morning. The never ending task of finding whatever it is out there that I've been searching for for the last nine years. And I don't even know what I'm searching for. I have no idea where to look for what it is I should have. I don't know what I should have. I know I like visiting haunted, abandoned places and cemeteries. But what is it I'm searching for. I have no answer. Is there some answer that has yet to become clear to me in the cemeteries filled with dead people? Does that cemetery hold the bones of ancestors, family members I know nothing about? Is the person that was intended to be my soulmate but died before we could meet, buried there? And how would I know? Does one of them hold the secrets to a past life? If so, how many past lives have I had? Were they all this chaotic, dysfunctional and messed up? Or is this turbulence the result of not enough turmoil in a past life?
As a creationist it's hard to believe there are past lives but on the other hand it's hard to believe in them when you're faced with as much disarray as I have. And failure seems to follow no matter what I do.
When I left before I didn't want to accept the instability of living in a car and having to move around constantly. It depressed me but I finally realized there was only one thing I could do and that was to embrace the inconsistency and anxiety of the situation. This isn't saying it makes it any easier but what else can I do? I can't wave a magic wand and make it all go away. No person can help me and it seems God is unwilling. There are no answers, only questions that remain to be resolved.

As for soulmates, that's really a laugh. There was a time that it wasn't but now it's just laughable. Do people really think such a person exists? Some people call them twin flames. Another figment of most people's imagination. It is the equivalent of "love at first sight" which we all know doesn't exist. Some people swear on it. All they are swearing on is out of control hormones. Much like the animal kingdom. Which for the most part we haven't evolved much higher than the animals we are supposed to protect instead relying on our basic need to kill.
And we, the creatures that aren't much higher up the intelligence chain than a chimpanzee, are supposed to believe in such nonsense as soulmates and love at first sight. In reality we are no different than an animal. We fall back on our driving nature to mate. And that mating need usually results in alot of stupid mistakes. Except we haven't figured out how to get ourselves out of the quagmire we create like the animals manage to do. Except they fight to the death when something stands in their way. We aren't allowed to do that. Laws were created because we are unable to police and control ourselves.

But none of this has anything to do with my predicament. I'm still in an unstable situation and don't know how to get out of it. I'm still searching for answers in places that don't have any but they must the hold the answer to something. Or I'm simply distracting myself until death claims me and hopefully I'll get the answers to all the questions I have.

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Peace.....Urbankish

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Campbells Covered Bridge-South Carolina





This picture was taken in May 2009.

Campbells Covered Bridge-Gowensville SC
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I'm not sure which town the bridge is listed in, it's either Gowensville which is how I listed it or Landrum.
I've taken several pictures at this location. The Greenville Spirit Research Society has done an investigation here and from their research the bridge is supposedly haunted. I was quite surprised as I've never seen anything posted online about it being haunted.
Either way it's an interesting place to visit.
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Interest level: I put it at a 12 on a scale of 1-20. You can park right in front of the bridge. There is a nice creek. It's a beautiful area. I will be posting more pictures later.

I've been visiting and photographing allegedly haunted and/or abandoned houses/places/roads/highways, etc. for several years now. In the beginning it was mostly North and South Carolina but later when I started travelling extensively I started visiting places throughout the south, midwest and Michigan and Ohio and occasionally other places. Not too many are creepy but most are in disrepair and rural decay. I like photographing old houses, cemeteries, barns, old cars(restored and unrestored) nature, lakes, oceans, etc.


You can read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.
Peace.....Urbankish

Abandoned House Hendersonville North Carolina 114


This picture was taken in May 2009.

This picture was taken in Hendersonville on Upward Rd and Deep Gap Rd. The house number is 23 if I have it written down correctly. It looks to be in relatively good shape.
Hendersonville doesn't have too many abandoned houses, really abandoned ones that are falling down. Apparently the county doesn't allow it. That's my guess anyway. As South Carolina has quite a number of delapidated abandoned houses and no one seems to care. Or never been complained about.

I've been visiting and photographing allegedly haunted and/or abandoned houses/places/roads/highways, etc. for several years now. In the beginning it was mostly North and South Carolina but later when I started travelling extensively I started visiting places throughout the south, midwest and Michigan and Ohio and occasionally other places. Not too many are creepy but most are in disrepair and rural decay. I like photographing old houses, cemeteries, barns, old cars(restored and unrestored) nature, lakes, oceans, etc.


You can read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.
Peace.....Urbankish

Old Car




This picture was taken back in May 2009.

This isn't exactly haunted and/or abandoned but it is old and from the looks of it hasn't been restored. So it gets a place here even though I primarily include old, abandoned houses.
I saw it on the side of the road and snapped a photo.

I've been visiting and photographing allegedly haunted and/or abandoned houses/places/roads/highways, etc. for several years now. In the beginning it was mostly North and South Carolina but later when I started travelling extensively I started visiting places throughout the south, midwest and Michigan and Ohio and occasionally other places. Not too many are creepy but most are in disrepair and rural decay. I like photographing old houses, cemeteries, barns, old cars(restored and unrestored) nature, lakes, oceans, etc.


You can read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.
Peace.....Urbankish

Friday, March 11, 2016

Abandoned House 93-Greenville South Carolina

This old house is across from 473 Old Hunt's Bridge Road in Greenville SC. There are alot of abandoned houses, buildings, barns, etc in upper Greenville County in SC. It's also a beautiful area with alot to explore.

I've been visiting and photographing allegedly haunted and/or abandoned houses/places/roads/highways, etc. for several years now. In the beginning it was mostly North and South Carolina but later when I started travelling extensively I started visiting places throughout the south, midwest and Michigan and Ohio and occasionally other places. Not too many are creepy but most are in disrepair and rural decay. I like photographing old houses, cemeteries, barns, old cars(restored and unrestored) nature, lakes, oceans, etc.


You can read my articles at http://sassygrrl32.hubpages.com.
Peace.....Urbankish