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Dreams are but interludes that fancy makes... Sometimes forgotten things, long cast behind; Rush forward in the brain, and come to mind --John Dryden

House Of '77

House Of '77, Fairfield, Iowa

explored by: Casper, Michael, & Jacob

Once again, Casper has been kind enough to share her explorations of the abandoned with us (yay!), with her pics/story from a place she calls the 'House Of '77'...an old deserted farmhouse that seems frozen in the '70s. Here is what she had to say about her latest spooky find....

"The House Of '77 is located in rural Fairfield, IA. Even though it is right next to the highway it has been untouched for over three decades! I first visited the house 3 months ago but found that there was a huge deadbolt lock on the outside and the house was not accessible. The only reason I had to go back was that after telling my husband about it, I wanted to show him. I am soooo happy we decided to go back, because the lock was broken off of it and we were able to go inside.......

House Of '77

House Of '77

House Of '77

House Of '77

Upon entering the house you could clearly see that everything was in a disarray. Soooooo many old appliances, there was even an unopened box of 'Toasties'. Does anyone remember those? Walking through the kitchen we noticed something in one of the windows. It was a suspended plastic duck hanging from a string. Spooky enough? One weird thing we did notice. All the rooms in the house has stuff piled around everywhere! EXCEPT the living room. Completely empty except for a few fallen curtains and a built in bookshelf with a stack of 'Country Living' magazines. One the other side of the living room is an opening to the dining room which only held a small end table with a practically antique typewriter sitting in between two windows. Now that was spooky and yet beautiful to me.

House Of '77

House Of '77

House Of '77

House Of '77

House Of '77

The bathroom was literally disgusting. The bathtub that was once white is now covered in some black slimy substance. Ick. I didn't even want to lift the toilet lid for fear of what might be inside. So as we continued to move along upstairs the staircase seemed to hold a story of its own. Receipts, pictures and even one lonely baby shoe. At the top of the stairs it felt like we entered another time. Like as if we time traveled back to the year of 1977, or the year of the 'Son of Sam' as some may think about. Like my husband who is a horror fanatic.

House Of '77

House Of '77

House Of '77

House Of '77

House Of '77

Anyways..... there were still clothes hanging up in closets, a 1977 year calendar on one wall in a bedroom. Old antique family portraits, newspapers, receipts, mirrors still hanging, curtains blowing in the wind. It was all truly amazing. I couldn't believe everything I was seeing. I wanted to stay longer but we had our 3- year- old son with us and he was trying to run around and I was in fear that he may go through a floor or find something sharp. Yes Mother's instincts.

House Of '77

House Of '77

House Of '77

House Of '77

So we decided to leave the second floor and search for more things, and in turn we found the doorway to the basement! YAY! Going down the stairs was something else. I have a fear of basements anyways (old child hood stories) and was creeped out especially now that we were in an abandoned house. BUT unfortunately to my disappointment there was nothing down there but some really old soda bottles and a crawl space filled with pipes.

We then decided to look in the shed outside and it was in such bad shape we didn't want to really go in but my husband did anyways and he took the camera. I think on the second floor there used to be an old chicken coop. Never know. So we left.

I'm having a hard time remembering the name of the family that once lived there. But I know they were farmers (which is pretty obvious- it's Iowa) haha. So yeah. I hope you enjoy the pictures from 'The House Of '77'.... I know I did!" --Casper

Once again, a very big THANKS from all of us to Casper for sharing another of her awesome explorations with us!


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