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(Daily Star)   Found: Abandoned house in Suffolk County, New York loaded full of photos and mannequins that's been frozen in time for the past 40 years. Completely ready for a set in a cheap horror movie (possible nsfw content on page)   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line
    More: Creepy, Education, Teacher, School, Law, school teacher, long-time resident Marion Carll, 19th century, US property  
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2020-08-02 10:38:55 AM  
what a shiat hole. no wonder they left.
 
2020-08-02 10:39:42 AM  
Home by any other name is still home.  Many of us have lived there.
 
2020-08-02 10:49:21 AM  
So the district lets it sit and rot for 40 years, puts up a fight when the family tries to take it back, and now says they'll really really totally turn it into an education center. Yeah, right [eyeroll].
 
2020-08-02 10:50:23 AM  
Call the "Good Bones" ladies, and they can paint it light blue.
 
2020-08-02 10:56:20 AM  
The school teacher, Commack District Treasurer and Census Taker and active member of the local Methodist Church donated the farmhouse to the Commack School District after she died - with the instruction that the building be used as an education site.

If she's still an active member of the local Methodist Church, I might have rethink my entire philosophy on the afterlife and Christianity.
 
2020-08-02 10:57:53 AM  
Why donate something like that to a school district if your desire was to establish a museum? School boards are responsible for delivering education, not building and operating museums. The donation should have been to the local municipality or historical society with the same stipulations. Those bodies are in a better position to fulfill the desired mandate.
 
2020-08-02 11:10:41 AM  

BitwiseShift: Home by any other name is still home.  Many of us have lived there.


Maybe you did, but I never lived in the creepy mannequin house. That's too much of a commute for me.
 
2020-08-02 11:12:39 AM  

Tyrosine: Why donate something like that to a school district if your desire was to establish a museum? School boards are responsible for delivering education, not building and operating museums. The donation should have been to the local municipality or historical society with the same stipulations. Those bodies are in a better position to fulfill the desired mandate.


A local county park has some local history. The school district partnered with them to do (1) archaeological analysis of the site, (2) rebuild some structures, (3) create museum displays of their work, (4) continue to use the location for field trips about the history. Several decades of success. Then the teacher who led the effort retired, county said "meh, it's not Common Core" and now it's two buildings used for park storage and some 30-year-old photos on a bulletin-board in the nature center. School boards suck so hard, not even light can escape.
 
2020-08-02 11:15:03 AM  
looks alright to me, just rundown. Mannequins are only creepy if they have heads and/or arms.

Cool piano too.
 
2020-08-02 11:15:17 AM  
40 years. So 1980?

They're making it seem like it was sitting there for 200 years. Instead, they stopped maintaining it back when The Empire Strikes Back hit movie theaters and Blondie's "Call Me" was #1 on the Billboard charts next to Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust".
 
2020-08-02 11:16:06 AM  

Tyrosine: Why donate something like that to a school district if your desire was to establish a museum? School boards are responsible for delivering education, not building and operating museums. The donation should have been to the local municipality or historical society with the same stipulations. Those bodies are in a better position to fulfill the desired mandate.


Apparently, the BOE ran a program there until about 1980 (TFA said 40 years or so ago). Probably lost grant funding and it was never replaced. The farm became just another piece of surplus property. The current proposal is to bulldoze the house and turn it all into a working "farm."

/ The real plan is get it turned into a subdivision
// Seen this play out more than once
/// Follow the developers
 
2020-08-02 11:18:41 AM  
There's an old medical school on Indpls' near westside that dates back to 1896. It still has almost all of the original furniture although the gas lights and one of the autopsy tables were removed in the 1920s.

No mannequins but a couple headless skeletons hang in the anatomical museum complete with hundreds of preserved organ that are sectioned.

If you're ever in Indpls, its worth a visit, although the pandemic has closed it for now. Www.imhm.org
 
2020-08-02 11:19:33 AM  

WilderKWight: 40 years. So 1980?

They're making it seem like it was sitting there for 200 years. Instead, they stopped maintaining it back when The Empire Strikes Back hit movie theaters and Blondie's "Call Me" was #1 on the Billboard charts next to Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust".


OK, this is the exact moment I feel old.
 
2020-08-02 11:22:01 AM  

Brooksider: There's an old medical school on Indpls' near westside that dates back to 1896. It still has almost all of the original furniture although the gas lights and one of the autopsy tables were removed in the 1920s.

No mannequins but a couple headless skeletons hang in the anatomical museum complete with hundreds of preserved organ that are sectioned.

If you're ever in Indpls, its worth a visit, although the pandemic has closed it for now. Www.imhm.org


Thanks for the tip. Sounds like a cool and creepy way to waste a day.
 
2020-08-02 11:36:51 AM  

WilderKWight: 40 years. So 1980?

They're making it seem like it was sitting there for 200 years. Instead, they stopped maintaining it back when The Empire Strikes Back hit movie theaters and Blondie's "Call Me" was #1 on the Billboard charts next to Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust".


Yes, all those things are forty years old now too.

Forty years before that was before the US entered WWII.  That house has been lying dormant since a period of time closer to Pearl Harbor than to today.
 
2020-08-02 11:50:13 AM  
slaves probably helped build it so it should be burned to the ground
 
2020-08-02 11:56:05 AM  
...and I will raise you with an abandoned shopping center not too far from me in Radcliff, KY with the following:

Abandoned flea market with stuff still in it - very moldy, though
One large John Deere mower
One C2(?) Corvette (looks like it is either in primer or grey paint)
One Brown Jaguar with Texas plates
One black Porsche 911


Inside An Abandoned Ames In Kentucky *Tons Of Items & Cars Inside*
Youtube 2T0x1OuzkBc


Not sure if the stuff is still in there.
Anyone like Tamagotchi? There were some in the video.
 
2020-08-02 12:01:24 PM  

WilderKWight: 40 years. So 1980?

They're making it seem like it was sitting there for 200 years. Instead, they stopped maintaining it back when The Empire Strikes Back hit movie theaters and Blondie's "Call Me" was #1 on the Billboard charts next to Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust".


Although the place has not been touched in 40 years, there are a lot of antiques in there that date back to the late 1800's
 
2020-08-02 12:04:50 PM  
Did I miss something?  There's one sewing mannequin and what looks like a normal house that's been sitting vacant for decades?
 
2020-08-02 12:08:03 PM  
Hmm.Here in Vancouver we have, hold your breath SJW's, a POLICE MUSEUM. Inside there's the morgue from the early 20th century, (Errol Flynn's remains were there apparently) and yes, there's jars of Creepshow worthy bits on display.
Neat place actually, Shame history is so 8 bit to most youngins, you can larn somethin iffin yaint careful.
 
2020-08-02 12:09:19 PM  

Brooksider: If you're ever in Indpls, its worth a visit


Bring your own vowels.
 
2020-08-02 12:10:03 PM  

fngoofy: Did I miss something?  There's one sewing mannequin and what looks like a normal house that's been sitting vacant for decades?


You missed the photo of the basement trap and the still-smoldering body of Michael Myers in the basement.

/though there's a disturbing rumor that it isn't Michael at all, but an unfortunate ambulance driver that Michael stuffed into his mask.
 
2020-08-02 12:14:14 PM  

WilderKWight: 40 years. So 1980?

They're making it seem like it was sitting there for 200 years. Instead, they stopped maintaining it back when The Empire Strikes Back hit movie theaters and Blondie's "Call Me" was #1 on the Billboard charts next to Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust".


Those were the Before Times, when there were giants in the earth and the heart of Man was still filled with hope.  Do not invoke those years too lightly, or you risk the wrath of Knight Rider and the A-Team.
 
2020-08-02 12:16:57 PM  

RoLleRKoaSTeR: ...and I will raise you with an abandoned shopping center not too far from me in Radcliff, KY with the following:

Abandoned flea market with stuff still in it - very moldy, though
One large John Deere mower
One C2(?) Corvette (looks like it is either in primer or grey paint)
One Brown Jaguar with Texas plates
One black Porsche 911


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Not sure if the stuff is still in there.
Anyone like Tamagotchi? There were some in the video.


That's a C3 Corvette.  The Jaguar is an XJ40, made some time between 1986-94.
 
2020-08-02 12:17:13 PM  
Ready made for an episode of Supernatural.
 
2020-08-02 1:07:15 PM  
Two fine urbex channels on YouTube -

Urbex Tyrol: https://www.youtube.com/c/Urbe​xTyrol/v​ideos

The Proper People: https://www.youtube.com/c/The​ProperPeo​ple/videos
 
2020-08-02 3:01:32 PM  
There is also a Torture Museum in Prague that displays methods and historical perspectives of torture throughout history up to the Nazi occupation.

We were going to go, but instead we experienced it while in Budapest. Damn kids kept us moving and there are lots of steps on the Buda part of the city, up and down for three days. At least the bathhouses provided respite.

If you ever get a chance, it's an amazingly city.
 
2020-08-02 3:08:08 PM  

WilderKWight: 40 years. So 1980?

They're making it seem like it was sitting there for 200 years. Instead, they stopped maintaining it back when The Empire Strikes Back hit movie theaters and Blondie's "Call Me" was #1 on the Billboard charts next to Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust".


It's the Daily Star, whose entire reason for existence is to manufacture news out of thin air.  On deck for tomorrow: deer hit and killed by motorist and man tells at wife.
 
2020-08-02 6:27:04 PM  
A house for sale??? OHHHHH! Let us look!!!

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2020-08-02 9:57:34 PM  
Fallout 76: The Fashions (tm)
 
2020-08-02 11:15:05 PM  

WilderKWight: 40 years. So 1980?

They're making it seem like it was sitting there for 200 years. Instead, they stopped maintaining it back when The Empire Strikes Back hit movie theaters and Blondie's "Call Me" was #1 on the Billboard charts next to Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust".


Those were the days my friend we thought they'd never end, we'd sing and dance forever and a day
 
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