Blogger Freaktography photographs the plethora of abandoned buildings around his hometown of Ontario, Canada. As a matter of principle, he never reveals the location of his finds, so as to protect them from looters, vandals, and any other unsavory types.
Many of his finds unearth very old historical relics, but this house is slightly different – it seems to have been abandoned in the mid 1990s, and is filled with '80s and early '90s memorabilia.
From the outside, the house doesn't look like it's in bad shape. It doesn't even look abandoned.
But once you step inside, it's clearly untenable.
There are several boxes around, as though the owners began to pack, but then left much of their home behind.
This Precious Moments porcelain doll has been almost entirely bleached by 20 years in the sun.
This 1994 “The Lion King” book and 1991 Jeff Foxworthy cassette provide clues to around the time when the home may have been abandoned.
This Polaroid Colorpack 80 camera has been out of date so long that its film cartridge style has long gone out of production.
This 1973 Fisher Price movie theater let kids project 8mm versions of classic movies on the wall with these modified cartridges.
Super creepy dolls with super creepy '80s matching haircuts.
This 1963 Barbie, Ken, and traveling case have stood the test of time better than Midge.
Poor Midge and her unknown friend have zombified with age.
This battery-powered “Chips” three-wheeler is somewhat rare.
But probably dates to sometime during the show's 1977-1983 run.
This is an adorable picture of a little boy, but this probably wasn't his scout uniform – the blue sash was mainly used by Girl Scouts from 1977 to 1997.
This 1983 PacMan Christmas book had a tape that prompted young readers when it was time to turn the page.
Zap the Safety Bird was a popular safety intiative by Ontario's Hydro One electrical company in the 1980s.
This “Star Trek” lunchbox was from the show's 1987-1994 run.
How strange that the family started packing up all of their memories, only to leave so much behind.
The wood paneling and faux Tiffany lamps are reminiscent of 1980s rec rooms.
The pantry still contains a few cans of beans, vinegar, and extra ceramics.
This model 825 Fisher Price record player was made between 1968 and 1978.
These “E.T.” figurines were from New York company LJN in 1982. Yoda comes from Hong Kong Koo in 1980.
From 1978 to 1985, the Kenner toy company held the U.S. license for “Star Wars” figurines like this Ewok (1983), Greedo (1978), and forest moon Endor Luke Skywalker (1983).
A Fisher Price Smurf, 1979 Mr. Spock Mego Action Figure, a 1984 Rainbow Brite Twink, another 1982 “E.T.” figurine, and Fisher Price Husky Helper Race Car Pit Crew Member share shelf space.
It's like a “who's who” of the late 1970s and mid '80s.
Strange that these “Star Trek” officers, “Return of the Jedi” fighters, Rainbow Brite Sprites, and Smurfs have been co-mingling with porcelain figures and game pieces in this box for more than 20 years.