Some of the most grand and spectacular abandoned homes in the world...

These homes must have lots of stories to tell and are the result of small towns falling into neglect as jobs and consequently population numbers gradually decrease.

Typically, the cost of repair would be far greater than the cost of buying the property so they are left to their own accord leaving nature as their inhabitant.

Located in Quebec has a distinctive copper roof that has weathered over time.

Located in Quebec has a distinctive copper roof that has weathered over time.

Located in Pennsylvania is one of the grander properties left behind as the town has gradually deteriorated.

Located in Pennsylvania is one of the grander properties left behind as the town has gradually deteriorated.

Located in Detroit

Located in Detroit

Historic Beckett mansion in Los Angeles is a Colonial Revival home built in 1905. Currently uninhabitable, it has been rented out as set for haunted house movies for many years and is believed to still be on the market.

Historic Beckett mansion in Los Angeles is a Colonial Revival home built in 1905. Currently uninhabitable, it has been rented out as set for haunted house movies for many years and is believed to still be on the market.

Located in Pennsylvania is a Gothic-style house that's the epitomy of a haunted house.

Located in Pennsylvania is a Gothic-style house that's the epitomy of a haunted house.

Located in Pennsylvania, has suffered a long and sad decline. In its heyday, Appalachian coal and steel fuelled the nation.

Located in Pennsylvania, has suffered a long and sad decline. In its heyday, Appalachian coal and steel fuelled the nation.

Circa 1896, is in Ottawa, Illinois

Circa 1896, is in Ottawa, Illinois

The Graves Mansion sits in an historic area in the northern Adirondack Park

The Graves Mansion sits in an historic area in the northern Adirondack Park

Erected for the Virginia Renaissance Faire (1996 to 1999).

Erected for the Virginia Renaissance Faire (1996 to 1999).