Colin, aka the Bearded Explorer, is an urban explorer who stumbled upon an abandoned cottage deep in the woods.
It was located down winding dirt roads blocked by fallen trees and debris. But this was no ordinary “hidden gem.”
Colin and his partner walked into the forgotten cottage expecting an empty and barren interior. Instead, they found themselves inside a preserved space, completely frozen in time for at least 30 years, as if the home were waiting for its owner(s) to return.
“This is what happens to a home when time stops and is left so nature can reclaim it,” Colin wrote on YouTube.
“The house is a complete time capsule and is truly incredible! Seeing the wildlife literally taking over part of the bedroom was remarkable!”
He says the last piece of evidence of anyone inhabiting the cottage was an old newspaper from 1993. As you’ll see there are so many clues and details in the items left scattered around the dwelling. Clothes were still hanging up to dry; food remained stored in the kitchen cupboards. Old black-and-white photos of the potential homeowners, an elderly couple, were laid out on the table. But what happened to these people?
“I’ve watched 100s of urban exploring videos, but none have ever made me feel the way this one did,” one YouTube commenter says. “Throughout the video, all I could imagine was a couple growing old together here, after their children left home. One of the couple eventually passes away leaving the other alone. Alone until their last day came.”
Others choose to see the abandoned structure in a more romanticized light. “It looks that someone’s dream came true. To live in nature in seclusion and enjoy what they love the most: reading, drinking, taking walks in nature and going to town once in a while to get more supplies!”
Step inside this incredible abandoned cottage in the clip below.
Video credit: The Bearded Explorer
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