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The passage of time can be cruel, even moreso when there are those who are adamant in accelerating that process instead of allowing nature to take its course. At one time, the Wonderland Club Annex was an enormous building, brooding silently with a fixed gaze on the remains of its former brethren, the Wonderland Hotel. Unlike the other buildings in Elkmont, which ranged in design from whimsical to downright bizarre, the annex building exuded an odd presence about it. It was, for all intents and purposes, a very plain and unassuming looking building. Nothing about it was what I’d call remarkable. It was a two story building with two long hallways that were lined with private guest rooms that had collapsed well before I had first stepped into it. Most of the windows had been boarded up, including the doors that led into the main lobby. Those that hadn’t been boarded up….they always sent a chill up my spine. The second floor was always pitch black due to a lack of sunshine on the hillside it stood on. The windows, which had been long been shattered by both time and the elements, were like dead eyes glaring down at you, gazing deep into your soul. Because of that, I often wondered if the building had its own awareness somehow.

Perhaps that’s what made it so unsettling in the first place.

(First photo–date and photographer unknown of the Wonderland Club Annex)

(Second photo–Taken by me in October of 2015.)

(Third photo–Taken by me on February 5, 2017.)

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This Creepy Ghost Town In Illinois Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

Once upon a time, Cairo, Illinois was one of the most popular towns in Illinois. They got things right by founding the town at a great location, right at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Great views abound, and it was easy to found industry. But that great location turned out to be its downfall. It suffered flooding as the result of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. And industry really declined when river trading ceased to be a thing. Tensions flared, times changed, and it was eventually too much for this town to handle.

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Last batch of pictures from the “Scarecrow Village”, where inhabitants have replaced the people who left town with hundreds of human-sized dolls (see previous two posts).

One thing I found a bit creepy (apart from the doll people themselves) was what you see in the one colour picture here. At the edge of the forest they had three tiny buildings with hobbit-sized doors. All three where surrounded by fences and barbed wire. No information about what they were for was posted anywhere,,,

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When I had first visited this particular house about 4 years ago, I was using a camera that performed poorly in places with bad lighting. Because of this, a lot of the pictures I had taken in the Wonderland neighborhood back then did not turn out very well. The photos did not provide enough clarity to show what exactly was being depicted, which is a shame. Years ago, there was no writing on the walls. The floor was actually stable enough to allow safe passage in every room, which covered a very small area in comparison to your average dwelling. Keep in mind that the houses of Elkmont were designed as vacation homes, so their architectural design would not reflect the typical house found in suburban areas.

They were built specifically to enhance the natural surroundings of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, giving visitors a sense of peace and tranquility without being bogged down by modern amenities. Many of the houses did not have central heating and air. In fact, every single house in Elkmont had at least one fireplace to provide warmth and comfort during the cold winter months. Visitors would have to devise many different ways to stay cool during the summer, which is always miserable and humid in these parts.

I have absolutely have no idea what this graffiti says nor do I care to know. Personally, I’ve never understood the appeal of vandalizing abandoned buildings for the sake of “art”. Call me old fashioned, but I’m a firm believer in taking only pictures and leaving only footprints.