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Abandoned Mansions: Creepy Mansions Desolated By Filthy Rich Owners

Travelers Today       By    Jacq Evans

Updated: Dec 29, 2016 03:56 AM EST

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Luxuriously built for their owners, these mansions were once glorious and majestic. Here is a rundown of mansions abandoned by their wealthy owners.

Carleton Villa

The Carleton Villa was constructed in 1894 for William Wyckoff, typewriter magnate, as a summerhouse and big spot for entertaining. A month before he moved in, Wycoff's wife died of a heart attack and apparently, on his first night in the mansion he suffered a heart attack and died. Wycoff's youngest son inherited the villa but lost most of their fortune in the Great Depression. The villa was then sold to General Electric, who offered the materials to anyone who would salvage them. When World War II happened, General Electric abandoned the property.The villa, is situated on 7 acres with stunning river views, is currently listed for $495,000.

Huguette Clark Mansion

When withdrawn copper heiress Huguette Clark passed away in 2011, it was discovered that she lived the last few spans of her life in a hospital room, leaving extravagant properties abandoned in three states. Clark possessed a 42-room apartment in Manhattan on the Fifth Ave., a $24 million Connecticut estate, and Bellosguardo, a luxurious Santa Barbara estate esteemed at $100 million. All properties were preserved by caretakers and maintained at $40,000 every month reported by NBC. Clark had not visited Bellosguardo since 1960 and never actually set foot in the Connecticut chateau.

Round Mansion

The Round Mansion in Belgium was discovered and revealed to the public by urban explorer Andre Govia. The nine-bedroom mansion was abandoned perhaps in the early 1990s. The rooms are still loitered by posh furniture and personal belongings. The whereabouts of the occupants are unknown.

Chaonei No. 81

The abandoned Chinese mansion was built in 1910 and is alleged by Beijing locals to be haunted. It has remained unoccupied and dilapidated for several years. The home was built about 100 years ago as a gift to British colonists and by the end of 1949, a high-ranking nationalist official fled Beijing for Taiwan as the Communists marched in. According to NY Times, because of misery, his wife hanged herself from the beams of the home. The spirit of the rejected woman, locals say, has haunted the house ever since.

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