WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

The Texas panhandle is home to several ghost towns full of abandoned buildings. Homes and businesses that once were alive, now rest in decrepit silence. While many of us are very familiar with these sights, once in a while something pops up that we might not be as familiar with. For instance, a Victorian style home tucked away and forgotten along I-40.

Is this abandoned Victorian home really near Shamrock, Texas?

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This video on YouTube was shared with me by a friend of mine who knows how much I just love getting distracting emails with YouTube links while I'm trying to work. Knowing that I won't get anything done until I've watched it, I followed the link and was surprised at what I saw.

There was a very big abandoned house, and supposedly it was just up the road from where I am sitting.

I travel the stretch of I-40 between Amarillo and Shamrock, Texas frequently. Every other weekend, in fact. In all the time I've been making the trip, I don't think I've ever noticed this house.

Exploring And Paranormal via YouTube
Exploring And Paranormal via YouTube

The creator of the video posted it on Facebook and commented on how it was found between Amarillo and Shamrock on I-40, and it was "hidden" back in some trees.

The home must have been gorgeous back in its glory days. It's a pretty big house, with a lot of interesting features. One of my favorites is the large room with massive windows that I assume would have made for an excellent place to sit and eat breakfast.

If you're a fan of "vintage" wallpaper, there's plenty of that to go around. In fact, I was shocked at how little the place had been wrecked with graffiti. Teenagers armed with spray paint hellbent on being "edgy" seem to be a hallmark of abandoned places.

The entire property is a "treasure trove" of abandoned buildings. There's sheds and barns along with the house.

One thing that caught my eye was how it appeared that someone, at one point in time, was obviously squatting in the old home.

You won't find me exploring a spot like this. I'm a big fan of avoiding tetanus. I will, however, have to pay a little extra close attention the next time I'm traveling down 40.

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If you've ever wondered what's inside this towering building, just take a peek below.

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What is it about abandoned buildings tempts our imagination? Perhaps it's the fact that all of these places were once alive at one point of time. All of these buildings were once a part of everyday life.

But as they are now, they are empty and barren. All we have left of these abandoned properties in Amarillo are memories left to the echoes of time.

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