By Mark McConville
EERIE images have revealed the decaying remains of an abandoned American Civil War era funeral home with coffins scattered throughout.
The spooky shots show a room filled with unused coffins and the embalming room where bodies would have been prepared for burial.
Other creepy pictures show the adjoining house where the funeral director and his family would have lived. The full furnished house looks rundown while the enormous number of items suggests the previous owner left in a hurry.
The haunting photographs were taken at an abandoned funeral home in Alabama, USA by an urban explorer known only as Bullet (29), from Florida, USA.
“I saw photos of this funeral home online, only the exterior, and decided to make a visit while passing through,” he said.
“The home was first built in the early 1800s by the local town doctor. He also operated the drug store in the town centre which was at the time, the only place to get medicine for miles.
“Following the American Civil War, the home was sold to a carpenter and furniture salesman, known for having the largest furniture store in the state at the time which was a three-story brick building located in town. It’s worthy of note in my opinion as a photographer, that he’s also noted as one of the very few photographers at the time in the area during the 1860s.
“It’s hard to tell when the home was again transferred but in later years, it operated as a funeral home where the owner, his wife, and his sons lived upstairs and all had a in hand the business. When he died, his wife took over the business.
“I couldn’t find any information as to why everything was left behind, or what happened to the family, but the business no longer exists.”
Bullet, who took these images with a Nikon D810, explained why he loves this kind of photography and the reaction he gets.
“I get to see places many others don’t get to see for themselves or that don’t even know exist,” he said.
“I also get to travel a lot of experience different people and cultures. I just want to share with people a place that they probably wouldn’t believe is abandoned in such a state, especially with practically brand new coffins left behind.
“The most reactions I get are that they should turn it into a homeless shelter, without taking into account the money it costs to rehab the home. Abandoned buildings stay abandoned for many reasons, but the main reason is the cost associated with restoring and rehabilitating these places.”