Man Uncovers Hidden Mansion Time Capsule Deep Within The Woods
Cailyn Finkel 11/12/2018
Even though many of us have final will and testaments in place to handle our business after we pass away, that's not always the case. Sadly, there are people whose hard-earned property goes to waste once they're gone because of a lack of heirs, or a lack of instruction.
Such was the case with whoever lived in this spooky, abandoned villa in France.
It remained untouched for years after its inhabitants suddenly vacated, leaving all of their worldly possessions behind. That was until Bob Thissen and his exploration team stopped by for a visit. They had no idea the treasures waiting behind the ivy-covered French doors...
Bob and his team call themselves "urban explorers," meaning they trek deep into the unknown to discover what human beings left behind years before. Sometimes, the team finds nothing. They work all day and night to uncover modern "mysteries" that are easily solved with a Google search.
But other times, they stumble upon sheer splendor - just like they did while exploring the southern part of France.
The group was stomping through the French woods when they uncovered a fully furnished 12-bedroom villa that was abandoned ages ago. Bob told the Caters News Agency that he and his team were blown away by the pristine nature of the property.
"Normally abandoned buildings degrade very fast because they get looted and vandalized. It was a miracle to see almost nothing was changed."
The further the group adventured into the mansion, the more they learned about its previous owners. Bob told Caters that they must have either passed away or moved in a hurry, given the amount of personal property still in the home.
"I guess elderly people lived here and died or moved to a senior home. They probably don't have any children or heirs, or the heirs don't know what to do with the giant villa."
The pantry was stocked, the dishes were clean and the home itself seemed to be waiting patiently for its owners to return. Everything inside the house was like a perfectly sealed time capsule of its owners' lives. While the empty home was beautiful in its own sense, the thought of a person's entire life sitting alone in the woods spooked Bob to his core.
Hopefully, our homes will be filled with laughter, love and warmth long after we're gone!