The dolls sit propped up, staring vacantly ahead as the urban explorer moves around the basement of the abandoned house. One of the dolls is missing an eye and has what looks like bloodstains down its front. It’s a chilling hint of the gruesome events that took place here more than 50 years ago.
Throughout the first floor and the basement the scene is almost identical: hints of domestic bliss from a bygone age sit alongside signs of decay. The sunlight seeping in through a tinted window bathes everything in an ethereal amber glow, adding to the scene’s creepiness.
Photographer and blogger Alexis Vaughan has travelled the length and breadth of California in search of the weird and the wonderful. But few places can compare with 2475 Glendower Place, also known as the “Murder Mansion.”