It’s a set of photographs that’s likely to give you goosebumps.
These intriguing – yet decidedly creepy – pictures were taken inside a crumbling abandoned doctor’s surgery on a tree-lined driveway in Northern Virginia by urban explorer Bryan Sansivero.
As you peer at them through your fingers, you’ll spy taxidermy wolf rugs, bottles containing mystery liquids and medical books and equipment dating back to the 1800s.
Urban explorer Bryan Sansivero found an abandoned doctor’s surgery at the top of a long, tree-lined driveway
Next to a sink, there’s a heart model, some medical tools and a skeleton model. And on the shelf there’s a real human vertebrae
Inside a pink-tiled examination room. Bryan found these areas of the property particularly creepy
Plus a great deal of peeling paint and that time-honoured staple of horror films – a rocking chair.
The surgery was a separate extension to a residential mansion, explained Bryan, who’s from Long Island, New York.
The rooms in this part are still full of belongings – clothes, shoes and family photographs – but they’re a terrible mess.
Those with wild imaginations might surmise that poltergeists have ransacked them.
But Bryan told MailOnline Travel that they were ‘most likely looted or rearranged by people who stumbled upon the house previously’.
Eerie go: Every self-respecting house of horrors has a rocking chair
A taxidermy wolf rug lends the building an extra layer of goosebump-inducing menace
Another frozen-in-time examination room, complete with wheelchair and gas tank
Not for drinking: Empty bottles of mysterious liquids stand amid old, dusty books
Old, brown medicine bottles – two of which have a red cross drawn across the label. One of them is Merthiolate, which used to be used as a germ killer and preservative
The surgery was a separate extension to a residential mansion, explained Bryan
A hallway in a state of disrepair, with peeling blue wallpaper and crumbling door frames
Either way, there’s something distinctly horror-movie-set about them.
Bryan said the atmosphere inside the surgery was ‘very eerie’, especially the family photographs and empty examination rooms.
He was also unnerved by the real human vertebrae he spotted on a shelf behind a model of a human skeleton.
Here nature is making a bid to give the interior an even wilder look
The building contains a smattering of modern technology, which is inevitably surrounded by signs of deterioration
Bryan thinks that the mess he found in some rooms might have been the work of others who’d explored the house
An old television, children’s photographs, a wonky lamp. They sound innocuous written down, but add to the chilling vibe in the abandoned building
Ransacked by a poltergeist? Maybe, but probably another room disturbed by looters or previous explorers
Another examination room – though in the hands of a horror film director, an experiment chamber
The building can definitely be classed as a fixer-upper
Bryan said: ‘I think photographing the unknown is really interesting. It’s fascinating to me.
‘I believe my photographs can be interpreted in many different ways.
‘When my photography makes the viewer uncomfortable, confused or just think, then I think I achieved my goal.’
To see more of Bryan’s work visit his Instagram page and website.
Another room, another frankly terrifying taxidermy wolf rug – plus mysterious black-and-white pictures
Two children’s photographs in paper frames, a mirror and an old photograph in a wooden frame sit on a single bed
Bryan said: ‘I think photographing the unknown is really interesting. It’s fascinating to me’
‘When my photography makes the viewer uncomfortable, confused or just think, then I think I achieved my goal,’ said Bryan