That Wonderful-our house.
Vintage comic books and figurines fill an “abandoned” house discovered by urban explorer Devin Dark, who suspects the merchandise from the ’80s and ’90s is worth “millions.”
“You walk in and immediately you can see everything stored right in front,” Dark, who is originally from Chicago, told SWNS. “It’s overwhelming. You just stand there looking at everything, not knowing what to do.”
Dark, 27, shared images of the superhero fan’s lair on TikTok last week, quickly racking up more than 26,000 views. He posted a longer video on YouTube, but did not reveal the location of the house.
“At all times, throughout the house, there were two toy feet on the floor that came up to my knees,” she explained. “I was shocked. It’s not like these are things that are garbage.”
“Everything in the house is wrapped up in toys, so whatever the house used to be is not there anymore,” he added.
Graphic novels line the floors and shelves, and Dark dug up old toys in mint condition, some still in their original packaging.
Dark claims that the owner of the two-story house was a toy store manager who died 15 years ago after illness.
“There were ‘Star Wars’ figures, Superman, Spider-Man, anything that comes to mind when it comes to comic book superheroes or collectibles. The place had it all,” he recalled. “There were too many [items] to estimate. It would be overwhelming to even guess a number at that point, it’s so far behind.”
“I really wouldn’t know how much it’s worth. There’s a chance there could be millions of dollars left over,” she shared, noting that it was “clearly not about the money” for the previous resident.
He said it’s “humbling” then, “to be able to walk through someone’s life and learn a little bit about them.”
“It’s a kind of roller coaster of emotions, because first you enter the house and you are surprised by the amount of things that are left behind,” he recounted. “And as you keep walking around, you realize that the person who lives here is gone, and it’s a sad reality.”
The house is just one of the sites Dark has explored since he embarked on his journey to discover abandoned places in America nearly a decade ago. His latest find left TikTok commenters heartbroken.
“sad for [hear] passed away and also sad about the way his collection ended up, some really good stuff in there,” lamented one onlooker.
“Seeing a fellow collector’s collection looking like this really makes me sad,” another agreed.
“It was so hard to watch the whole video, with all those unopened collectibles now worth so much money,” a third confessed.