It’s a spacious mansion in rural France – a highly desirable property.
So why it has remained empty since 1998 remains something of a mystery.
The stately building, located in the Nord-pas-de-Calais region, was abandoned nearly two decades ago and yet appears to be almost perfectly preserved.
Here, offering a rare glimpse inside, images from Vacant Photography reveal the remnants of human habitation scattered throughout the rooms; from music resting on the piano to soap products in the bathroom and slippers placed next to the bed.
Currently on sale by a local estate agent for the bargain price of £115,000, the house remains shrouded in unanswered questions.
The photographers, who wouldn’t reveal its exact location in order to protect it from ‘people with bad intentions’, noticed a calendar on the kitchen wall from 1998, but couldn’t track down any further clues as to its last owners.
Of course, it’s always possible that Hale Bopp came to get these peeps, not the Californians.