Creepy photographs have emerged of a dentist’s surgery which has been untouched since its owner died more than 20 years ago.
Time has stood still for the once bustling surgery with images showing the abandoned mansion littered with medical supplies, patient records and decaying surgical equipment.
The dentist is understood to have died in the late 1990s after suffering personal problems and the last cigarettes he smoked and the bottle of wine he drank are still laid out on the dining room table.
The house, in a Belgian village, is like walking into a horror film – and not the sort of place you’d want to get your teeth checked.
The images are a spine-tingling reminder that the house was once a home and has now become popular with urban explorers.
The pictures were taken by a British explorer at the weekend, who visited to record the house’s eerie contents.
It is understood the dentist lost his licence in 1995 and slumped into a depression, taking his own life three years later.
But the house looks as if it hasn’t been touched since at least the decade before.
A waiting room lies tidy, waiting for patients to enter, while the old dentist chair is still in place, complete with dental moulds, newspapers from 1980 and medical books stacked high alongside patient records.
The urban explorer who visited said: “It’s a huge mansion behind these 15ft black metal gates and it’s very, very sinister looking.
“The dentist lived there with his wife and kids and he was a regular dentist and GP and he had it all in his house.
“He got into financial trouble and his wife left him.
“I was told he also lost his medical licence but did not tell his patients.”
He went on: “The neighbours said he used to do appointments for a third of the price of anyone else but was using 20-year-old equipment and that’s why people complained.”
Bedrooms are filled with perfectly clean and folded bedlinen while a chandelier hangs above one bed.
Hundreds of items of clothing are crammed into wardrobes alongside shoes that seem to be from the 1970s or 1980s.
But the eeriest thing at the mansion in East Flanders is the dentist’s room.
“There were drills and pain relief, with an alternative to chloroform,” said the urban explorer.
“The basement was absolutely full of medical books.
“And there was a lot of beautiful stuff left.”
A letter dated from 1979 appears to have been written to the dentist’s cousins.
Even the man’s hat was left on the arm of a chair in the marbled hallway.
He apparently had no family and his body was found in the lounge in 1998.
“No-one wants to buy it because of its history and the villagers want it demolished,” he added.
“It’s an amazing place though because there was no damp and very little decay. In many places walls have started to crumble and this just wasn’t like that.
“Even the cigarettes were still preserved in the ashtray.”