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I Am Enthralled With Ancient Dwellings

Gather together and share your fascination with abandoned spaces.. 571 People

    Ghosts Or "Living Rings" - I read ablmu65's story and a few years ago would have said, "Oh, posh-tosh".  However, I have lived in this older home for 16 years and...
    Callalilly Callalilly 61-65, F 3 Responses May 12, 2008

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    Dear Jane -  Jane Dear. May I say thank you for your hospitality? You and the current owners of your house have been kind and gracious allowing me to return here again and...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 11 Responses May 11, 2008

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    Secret Society Crawlspace - Easing carefully thru the small door that gave entry under the Secret Society building, I had to stay low to avoid the beams that seemed to be dripping...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 7 Responses May 1, 2009

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    Cat Slide Roof - My husband was born and raised in a 13th century Kentish longhouse which had been enlarged over the years, and had a cat slide roof. The kitchen floor was...
    chovhani chovhani 46-50, F 1 Response May 12, 2008

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    There's Not a Lot I Lik... - There's not a lot I like better than to explore mysterious ruins. Of course, I don't really get the chance to very often. But every time I go past...
    Irishchick Irishchick 16-18, F Nov 6, 2008

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    Delete Key -     The winter of 2005 was unlike any other winter. My beautiful youngest daughter had soared on the wings of a life of her own crafting. Like her older...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 7 Responses Apr 21, 2008

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    Likewise - I read a lot of scientific news. A lot of news, in general. But I always get tremendously fascinated by the findings of ancient ruins, especially when they've been dug...
    mefirstGIMME mefirstGIMME 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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    Love `em -  they just draw me.they seem to have a life of their own.i sometimes wished they could tell the story .and some seem to have a touch of majic and mystery.and those...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Jul 5, 2009

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    Seriously Haunted- the House That Made Me Run - Today I went inside a seriously HAUNTED house...it was so bad that Alice got physically ill sitting in the car nervously wondering...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 22, 2008

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    Terrorsquirm -     There are several things that happened here in this house that I remember... none of them pleasant. This place ranks high on the creepchart of places...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 24 Responses May 28, 2008

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    I Love Castles... - I took a trip to England a few years ago, and visited the Tower of London, Windsor Castle and Warwick Castle. I had interesting experiences in all of them. I...
    gillianmcg gillianmcg 56-60, F Jul 30, 2010

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    Cliff Dwelling -   My friend who is a native to Arizona took me to a place off the beaten path a few years ago.  We had to cross a river with strong currents and climb...
    kcvenus kcvenus 61-65, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2009

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    They Have Soul - There is nothing in the world that compares going on an un-official tour of ancient dwellings.  By that I mean you get to crawl around the heart and soul of a...
    ablmu65 ablmu65 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 7, 2008

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    Title? - I hadn't a dream like this before. The kind of dream where you can experience what feels like a lifetime in a matter of moments.This was eye opening. I woke in damp meadow...
    Dondonc17 Dondonc17 18-21, M May 5, 2013

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    Look Away Dixieland - The Watcher Mansion - Kentucky. peaceout
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2009

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    Not Necessarily Ancient But Old - Perhaps it's the passage of time that fascinates me, or the thought of myself as a single tiny thread within an infinite tapestry. History...
    Powderblue Powderblue 36-40, F Oct 22, 2010

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    Collapse - i love old places and how nature over time breaks them down and leaves them shells of there former glory. ruins speak to us about lives past and times gone by. they...
    redgone redgone 31-35, M 12 Responses Apr 6, 2008

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    Amazed... - that a people long ago could build some of the things that were built. I wonder what they did in the location. I'm in awe with the architecture. I like to feel the...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2008

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    Architecture Nerd In the House - So Ive studied architecture for over four years. and I love it.  I love sitting around identifying the diff. elements on the building. ...
    destiny420 destiny420 22-25, F Jul 26, 2008

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    MAry's House - I did get to MAry's House in Turkey. Very powerful.
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 1 Response May 22, 2009

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    Secret Society - 2007 Whoever was upstairs was making a LOT of noise and I was glad I was almost finished with the food down in the kitchen. The man who had unlocked the downstairs...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 49 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    Oh Yes. ... - Oh yes. When I step into a medieval castle (and there's a lot of them here in Portugal) I wonder how many lived there in the past, how they lived, how many times...
    numisiro numisiro 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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    Empty Shack - ancient, old abondoned they all have their story, i love to explore and get an idea of the people that lived there, to imagine why they disppeared. To imagine that...
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 3 Responses May 28, 2008

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    Who Were They - that lived here? how did they live? were they good people or bad? were the loved, were they happy?  do there spirits remain? what would it have been like to...
    sbigay sbigay 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2008

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    This Week..... - This week I have visited a lot of the attractions of Northern Ireland with my visiting friend.  The one in particular that I enjoyed the most to revisit was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 10, 2008

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    How It All Started... - How it all started?? Alice...had just been widowed and was living for the first time alone in a large new house with 3 bedrooms. Lonesome and fearful of...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 14 Responses Dec 21, 2007

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    Like Anasazi Ruins and Stuff... - I just came back from a vacation in Utah. While there i visited Anasazi state park, it is out in Boulder utah, and is a site where Anasazi used to...
    RebeccaRSR RebeccaRSR 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2008

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    The Watcher And His Plantation -   This one had a "WATCHER"...      Watchers are usually some part of the family that once lived in the haunt. Many...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 41 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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    She Jumps - The Watcher Plantation. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This photo was taken from the inside of a third floor bedroom. I could feel that a young woman had stood...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2008

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    Dwelling the First - I have done photodocumentation of some old and odd buildings. .. I went back to this dwelling several times. There was a person watching me photograph...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 8 Responses Dec 20, 2007

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    No Anesthesia -     Jane Todd Crawford was dying and she knew it. She lived on the Kentucky frontier 200 hundred years ago. She was a slight woman,46 years of age. She...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 11, 2008

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    Dwelling the Second - House of Haunted Jane - Photo documentation of the Jane Todd Crawford Home. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    Jane?..are you home...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 17, 2008

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    Dwelling That Started the Winter of My Obsession - Isn't she beautiful? I will never be the same after seeing her in all her haunted beauty...  This was the the...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2007

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    This Is Totally True of Me - There is something about old places that I draws me.  I dislike boring modern architecture.  I don't care at all for boxes or "cave...
    MissLily MissLily 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    Someday :) - Ever since I was a little girl I've been in love with old houses. Antebellum, Victorian, etc... They are just amazing to me. They tell so many stories and not many...
    WatchMeFly WatchMeFly 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2009

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    Castles - Ooh, I love castles.  And cathedrals.  Maybe it's all the stone.  But then, I love old brick houses too.  And old not-brick houses.  And little...
    somewhatlost somewhatlost 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2008

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