Why are we fascinated by abandoned places like mansions, moderately-sized houses, businesses, malls, etc.?

The website interestingengineering.com lists a few reasons why some of us are obsessed with abandoned places.

"Abandoned" fans...

... love to see the unexpected in places that have long been devoid of human occupation,

... are intrigued with...

...sheer curiosity,

... find the photos to be

... eerily beautiful,

... and you never know what you're going to find.

SUNSET DRIVE-IN - Rockford, Illinois

Sunset Drive-In opened in 1955 under a different name, Lin's Air Drive-In, on Samuelson Road on Rockford's southeast side. It featured one screen and could hold 700 cars.

The date the property closed isn't clear but having been a child in the 19880's in that area I don't recall it ever being open in my lifetime but I could be wrong.

What I can tell you is the drive-in theater caused a lot of controversy by showing adult films, at least that seems to be a common accusation.

Does Sunset Drive-In still stand today?

Kind of, but it more resembles a scene you might see in an end-of-the-world type of movie.

There have been a few video walkthroughs of the property but these photos make it much easier to view than a shaking, quick-moving camera.

Long ago closed, much of the drive-in has been demolished, but parts of it, like the concession stand and ticket booths, still stand, though ruined (by nature and vandals), with the property having become heavily overgrown. - Cinema Treasures

What an Rockford, Illinois Drive-In Theater Might Look Like After an Apocalypse

What once housed 1 screen and could hold 700 cars now resembles a scene straight from an end-of-the-world movie.

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Can You Guess The Abandoned Rockford Business?

Can You Guess The Abandoned Rockford Business?

Ummm, can anyone explain why these toys are tethered to an abandoned motel south of Rockford???