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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KTVI) — A YouTube personality who describes himself as an “urban explorer” recently took a stroll through an abandoned shopping mall, and his eerie evidence has since gone viral.
According to KTVI in St. Louis, the cameraman crept through Jamestown Mall. The mall is located in the St. Louis suburb of Florissant, and was shut down in July of last year.
YouTube user “BackyardExploration” uploaded the resulting video back in December, and it is now going viral, with more than 250,000 views as of Sunday evening.
The video’s description warns viewers not to trespass on the property, but claims the photographer decided to pursue filming it “upon popular request.”
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported back in July that the suburban mall closed and that ownership of the mall was divided among five different parties. At that time, city officials were trying to determine how to develop the land.
Take a look at the explorer walks through the mall’s old movie theate, store back-rooms and hallways — seeing everything from broken glass to leaking ceilings and moldy walls.