As a boy growing up on Silver Street in the ’80s, I had a neighbor – a nice older guy – who I found out years later had been involved in a murder-for-hire scheme. A friend of mine living out in Caledonia once woke up in the night to see someone in a bunny mask peering into his bedroom. With stories like these in mind, I’m looking for the creepiest real-life experiences you’ve ever had (or heard) in Marion County. Send me a message at email@example.com so that we can arrange an interview.
Back in 2013 when I put together the photos that would become Marion’s Ruins: A Photo Essay, I never imagined I would at some point have enough photos for a part two let alone a part three. But here I am with a few more, some of them recent and some of them a few years old.
Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of discussion about why we find abandoned houses and crumbling building so fascinating. Personally, I think images like these are symbolically powerful in that they remind us that all of our endeavors - indeed, all of us – are ultimately at nature’s mercy. Being reminded of this is both profound and a little, well, spooky.
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- Josh Simpkins