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Old May 11, 2010, 7:46 AM   #1
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Default Abandoned House with a Dark History

The house can be seen from Route 17 in Goshen. It is almost alongside facing the highway as the road itís on runs parallel and close to the highway. The house sits alone in the sparsely wooded and mostly open countryside and its abandoned condition draws motoristsí eyes naturally to it. Youíll pass it when you go from, say, NYC to Binghamton or Niagara Falls.

We pass by it whenever we go to NYC. But only recently did we learn that in 1992 two dead bodies were found inside the house dumped by a serial killer whose victims were random women he picked up in our town and the surrounding villages, including one 14-year old girl who just finished eighth grade. (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_White)

Tragic as it was, we moved from our basement apartment in the congested city into our new home only seven miles away from that house shortly after the killer's confession and conviction. Had we known that mass murders made headlines there, our first impressions of the town would have been different and we might not have moved there at all.

But we didnít know. And so today I like saying that I gave my children the chance to live in the rural countryside with plenty of room, fresh air to breathe, and friends from families with traditional values should they decide later on to head for the city and live the sophisticated urban life.

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Old May 11, 2010, 9:47 AM   #2
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Dang! I know someone that lives in Goshen!!

Interesting and well-captured.
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Old May 11, 2010, 10:52 AM   #3
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Thanks, gjtoth!

To all, another shot:

#3) The white object on foreground-right looks like sofa cushion with fillings exposed. I don't know if it belongs to the house or someone just tossed it there on the side of the road.
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Old May 11, 2010, 2:38 PM   #4
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Cool shots. First the insane asylum and now this house, there's definitely a part of you thats into the dark side.
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Old May 11, 2010, 7:50 PM   #5
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Very cool pics. Was Norman Bates home?
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creepy looking place, the mood greatly enhanced by your masterful exposure and processing of these images...
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Old May 11, 2010, 11:03 PM   #7
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You've definitely invoked a dark mood. Very artistic with your pp.
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Those pics give me the chills! It's amazing that house wasn't burned down or demolished after that horrendous crime. Brrrrr!!
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Old May 12, 2010, 2:40 AM   #9
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Cool pics...I really liked this photography... But house looking lil bit scary..
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Great shots, I especially like #2.
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