I have been documenting a neglected and apparently empty 90 year old single story clapboard house that would be unsurprising on a lakeside that had been abandoned due to toxic runoff.
But this is in Beverly Hills, California, an elite neighborhood with wealthy estates.
The house is tiny, perhaps 900 square feet, (84 square meters), in all!
Ever so often, the fence in the back alley behind the homes, is vandalized and the police come to remove vagrants who are camping in there.
Sometimes, they call in a Police Helicopter from. Los Angeles to track down a more dangerous robber who has his hideout there. A decade ago, the Elite Swat Team used it for practice taking down a terrorist group. In the past several years we have only seen a few poor homeless women there, so I thought it was fine for wandering around in the overgrown garden to photograph wild plants brought there by birds or the wind!
But for me, it’s the source of the most fabulous Magnolia leaves, which turn golden in the autumn when they fall.
So while photographing the garden I explored a little more aggressively and was sickened by what I found.
I am about to call the police.
What shocked me to the core and made be want to throw up?
Can you guess what the evil was lurking there?