A professional urban explorer from Huddersfield, Daniel Sims, has made a disturbing discovery of an abandoned house in the Welsh mountains that belonged to a ‘lonely elderly couple’. Despite the couple having passed away, their home remained relatively undisturbed, with clothes still hanging in the wardrobe and wedding china left to rot. Daniel, who shares his findings on social media under the name Bearded Reality, has gained tens of thousands of followers on YouTube and TikTok.
The couple had left the home to their son, but despite solicitors’ attempts, they were unable to locate him, leaving the house unclaimed for the past 20 years. Everything was left behind, including multiple televisions, a walk-in wardrobe full of old suits, and the decapitated body of a doll.
Daniel said, “I find this exploration quite sad because it was clearly a couple who had passed away. Having no one to claim and look after the place, and leaving everything behind can be quite shocking and leaves the place open to vandals and people up to no good.”
Among the belongings left behind were Royal decorative china from the 1981 wedding of King Charles and Princess Diana. Upstairs, Daniel found dilapidated bedrooms and a large walk-in wardrobe still full of old suit jackets. The eerie footage shared on TikTok has garnered 43,000 views, with fellow abandoned space enthusiasts commenting on the post.
One viewer expressed their confusion as to why these homes are left to rot, while another wondered if the elderly couple may still be in the home under the rubble. Another follower commented on the sadness of seeing someone’s home in ruins, with little collections of a disabled person still evident downstairs.
The creepy find of a large doll without a head sitting on a chair has sent shivers down viewers’ spines. Despite the unnerving atmosphere, one viewer has expressed hope that the home could be restored after renovation.