All Images © Daniel Marbaix
Among the urban exploration photo shoots showcased on these pages over the past few months, this one may be the creepiest we've seen so far.
If we weren't already informed that this mansion was once the genuine residence of a German doctor – a house which has been abandoned for over 20 years – we'd swear we were looking at a fully-dressed set from a gothic horror film. But it's totally real... and totally chilling.
These images were captured by urban explorer and artist Daniel Marbaix (a.k.a. Daniel Raven), whose many photographic adventures reveal some nightmarish landscapes... but this one is among his most disturbing.
It's hard to say which images are creepier: the crumbling remains of an in-house examination room...
...or maybe these preserved slices of human kidneys encased in glass.
Then again, we have these macabre paintings lining the stairway...
Just what was the good doctor up to, and why does it look like everyone just suddenly disappeared?
In an article for the UK's Daily Mail, we found some of Marbaix's theories about the doctor and his family, which he originally documented on Reddit: “It looks like most of the family were killed in a car accident,” he writes, explaining that he found most of their tombstones on the property. “[T]he lady of the house died shortly after, leaving everything behind.”
You can see the complete gallery, and haunting shoots from many other urban explorations, in Daniel's Flickr galleries.