Thursday, November 6, 2014

Abandoned 'Haunted' Houses by Seph Lawless

For two years, American photographer Seph Lawless has been furrowing American roads to shoot the scariest houses in the country. Seph Lawless is a pseudonymous American-based artist, political activist/artivist who has deliberately chosen to keep his identity concealed.He authored his first book 'Autopsy of America' in 2013. The book captures the plight of Americans and the devastating effects that globalization has had on American cities. The book chronicles his journey across the United States with an emphasis on the most abandoned and economic deprived areas of America.

The Haught Mansion in Michigan was an upscale brothel in its heyday, the 1940's. Years after in closed, a number of dead bodies were foudn in the basement, marked with a perfectly round circle on their torsos and chests

The Nova House, Youngstown, Ohio. Benjamin Albright shot and killed his son by accident and then killed himself and his wife in 1958. The home has been vacant ever since and still has personal belongings inside.

The childhood bedroom of one of the most notorious serial killers in American history, Robert Berdella (also known as the Butcher of Kansas City).

Detroit, Michigan, the scene of a triple murder

Toledo, Ohio. Locals suspected the owner practiced witchcraft

Abandoned house in East Cleveland, Ohio, where serial killer Anthony Sowell hid victims’ bodies.

Chester, Pennsyvania. The family went missing in 1898 and were never found

The Cater House Estate in Buffalo, New York, was home to a local sheriff who shot himself after the place went into foreclosure in 1968. The house has remained vacant ever since, but locals claim they regularly hear voices coming from it.

All photos  ©Seph Lawless

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