Video: Man Finds Hidden ‘Time Capsule’ Mansion Amid French Forest

June 30, 2019 Updated: July 1, 2019

A so-called urban explorer filmed the moment he went inside an abandoned “time capsule” manor in France that was left untouched for about a decade.

Bob Thissen, from the Netherlands, found the 12-bedroom “hidden gem” in central France, according to the Daily Mail. It’s located in the middle of a densely forested area.

He said he believes it was abandoned in 2009 but wasn’t “updated for ages” before that.

The manor home is filled 20th-century furniture, toys, and other items.

Thissen said the manor was undisturbed because it was “hidden in a field in the middle of a forest. You would never end up here if you didn’t know there was an abandoned building.”

He also said that it was amazing that it remained intact.

“Normally abandoned buildings degrade very fast because they get looted and vandalized,” he told Caters News Agency. “It was a miracle to see almost nothing was changed.”

“I guess elderly people lived here and died or moved to a senior home,” he told Caters. “They probably don’t have any children or heirs, or the heirs don’t know what to do with the giant villa.”

He added: “It’s more a burden to live in big old buildings these days because of the high maintenance costs.”

Thissen also shared a number of abandoned locations on his Instagram page.

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Other details about the manor were not provided.

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