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Inside an abandoned Victorian-era morgue: Captured in chilling photos

One photographer delivered a shoot that was dead on.

Creepy images of a British morgue sealed off and abandoned for more than half a century have been released to the public — just in time for Halloween.

The morgue, in south Wales, opened in 1790 and operated for almost two centuries until its closure in 1960. Since then, it’s been deserted, with locals too terrified to refurbish the spooky structure.

However, a Manchester urban explorer, known as No Limits Urbex, decided to step foot inside the building to take a series of frightening photographs.

“Situated on the grounds of an active mental asylum, it wasn’t easy to gain entry to the property,” the brave photographer told Media Drum World.

“When we arrived, it was 10:30 p.m. making it very dark and intimidating but we climbed in anyway — I had to go first with our ouija board in tow.”

The morgue operated during the entirety of the Victorian period, which ran from 1837 to 1901.

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The morgue, located in South Wales, first opened in 1790 and operated for almost two centuries until its closure in 1960.
Enter if you dare! The morgue, located in South Wales, first opened in 1790 and operated for almost two centuries until its closure in 1960.
A dark corridor leads to a main chamber where autopsies were performed.
A dark corridor leads to a main chamber where autopsies were performed.
A metal table - which was likely used to perform autopsies - is seen in the center of the room.
A metal table - which was likely used to perform autopsies - is seen in the center of the room.

During that time, many modern-day funeral traditions originated. People started laying flowers at gravesides and began wearing black to mourn.

“The morgue had seen over one thousand dead people come through its doors, so we felt it had to be haunted,” No Limits Urbex stated.

The morgue looks as if it had suddenly been abandoned, which only adds to its haunted feel.

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boots
The morgue looks as if it had suddenly been abandoned, which adds to its haunted feel.
surgical rubber
Rubber gloves still sit on a shelf more than 60 years after the morgue's closure.
1960s morgue
The morgue operated throughout the entirety of the Victorian era.

The chilling snaps show the interior of the building is ghostly gray and damp, with a dark corridor leading toward a main chamber where autopsies were performed.

A metal table is seen in the center of the room, covered in debris after being left unused for more than 60 years.

A medical examiner’s apron hangs on a hook, while rows of rain boots still sit on shelves as if ready for use.

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The morgue is seen from a bird's eye view.
The morgue is seen from a bird's eye view.
A sink inside the morgue's main room is seen clogged dirt is seen after sitting abandoned.
A sink inside the morgue's main room is seen clogged dirt is seen after sitting abandoned.

Half-used chemical bottles and an opened packet of rubber gloves also appear in No Limits Urbex’s spooky images.

And while the photographer didn’t see any ghosts while moving through the morgue, he says he was transported back in time while taking the images.

“We got to glimpse into a part of history that’s filled with misery, death and disease,” he declared.