The morgue, well-known as somewhere dead bodies are stored, is a depressing place – a place where murder victims, unidentified corpses, and the victims of unexplained disease end up.
Image: Don Kiddick
No one wants to visit morgues at the best of times, but perhaps the ultimate in creepiness are morgues that still remain long after their time – abandoned, with nothing left but decaying interiors and the ghosts of the deceased people who passed through them.
Image: Andre Joosse
10. Mortuarium Schoonselhof, Antwerp, Belgium
“Exploring the morgue and autopsy room gave us a bit of a morbid feeling,” says the photographer who took these pictures. “This morgue was abandoned some years ago; they left all tools and chemicals in its place. We found autopsy instruments untouched for years (we hope). There were some needles and sewing materials, a strainer scooper and some electric bone saws. In the window was a chalkboard for recording examination data.”