It's a mystery: In the village of Kings Langley, a few kilometres outside of London, an abandoned mansion which belonged to Greek tycoon Athanasios Tachmintzis, is located.
The property millionaire lived in the huge house before disappearing with his family more than three years ago.
An urban explorer shared photographs of the mysterious abandoned mansion he discovered on Monday, that has been left to rot while still filled with luxury possessions.
It looks as though the owners seemingly left in a hurry, maybe even in the middle of the night.
Neighbours have wondered what caused Mr Tachmintzis to flee the house, leaving furniture, ornaments, designers clothes and even a game of chess on the table.
According to MailOnline, villagers said the dad-of-five lived there for around 18 years before suddenly vanishing. They said he lived there with his daughters and at least one of his sons. Mr Tachmintzis’ wife Sharon, who was born in North Wales, died in 2004.
One neighbour told MailOnline: “I ride my horse down the road every day and all of a sudden I realised around three years ago that the people there had just disappeared."
“I just thought at first that they had gone away somewhere and would then come back – but nobody did. It is most strange. At first the gates were just shut and then a padlock and chain appeared on them. You could just see the grass getting longer and longer and growing around the cars. Nobody around here has a clue what happened to them and why they just upped and left. It is a real mystery," another neighbour told MailOnline.
*Source: The Sun
*Photo credit: Triangle News