By - Steve Mezo
I would like to thank Sue Choitz for sharing her photography in this article.
I do not condone or advise "exploring" or "playing" in an abandoned house.
You can be seriously injured by rotting floors or staircases as well as possible fire hazards.
Then you could run into people or groups of people that you wouldn't ever want to meet and that goes for wild animals too. There are plenty of ways to wind up as a skeleton that a demolition crew will find later so stay out of them!
Now that that's out of the way let me tell you about my adventures...
I blame some of it on a wild imagination and having allot of luck that allowed me to be siting here to type this today. But most of all I blame the huge availability of old farm houses back then in New Jersey that looked allot like houses that Sue Choitz had recently taken pictures of in Wisconsin.
And these pictures brought back allot of fun memories when personal safety and self preservation weren't high on my list. Looking back I think to myself "What the hell was I thinking back then?" and then I answer my myself with "Dude it was the ultimate backdrop for every imaginary adventure we ever had!!!"
With the boat right out front this would have been a house in "Shockwaves"
And here they come!
This one would have been the house where "Abigail Stone" lived from "Let's Scare Jessica to Death"
With the cars out front and being large this would have been
"The House on Haunted Hill"
And you know she was in there!
One guess on who I would have imagined lived here
And you guessed right!
I would spend hours in these places and somehow not wind up a forgotten corpse. And sometimes it would be really creepy because most of the places were still furnished, and it made me wonder why people would just up and leave just about everything behind when they moved out. It wasn't until I got older and found out that sometimes it would be an elderly owner that passed and their adult children didn't want to deal with cleaning the places out.
And you would think that people constantly telling me to stay out of them would keep me out but nope I kept going in them. Until the one day when I saw Bobby Brady went into one when he was a Hall Monitor and we all know how that one turned out...