Love exploring creepy abandoned places? Then the Anderlecht Veterinary School in Brussels, Belgium must be on your bucket list. This school looks like a set in a horror film with a mad scientist experimenting on animals and who knows what. The veterinary school was based in a complex of 19 Flemish neo-Renaissance style buildings, constructed in the early 20th century. In 1969 it was incorporated into the University of Liège, therefore they lost their independence. The school used to be filled and bustling with students but has abandoned the building since the 1990s and moved to the Sart-Tilman district of Liege. This is allegedly a fairly popular urban exploration destination, although anyone who wants to take a day trip to the Horror Labs is made of sterner stuff than we are. The site was abandoned with all its bizarre exhibits and creepy artifacts left in the building. Countless heads, brains, and other animal body parts were seen decaying inside jars filled with formaldehyde. After decades of neglect, even the formaldehyde that preserves these animal body parts has yellowed with age, while the specimens were falling apart. You could also just imagine the smell of the place. There were also tons of bottles with unknown fluids, syringes and other old and rusty medical equipment. The whole place is also reminiscent of a Gothic novel. Ready to see the photos? You better have not eaten lunch yet.
The jars filled who knows what is a vivid reminder of what went on at the school back in the day. You could only imagine what went on there and what the animals went through. After the developers overtook and restructured the place, no one knew what happened to the tons of preserved animal specimen. That just adds to the mystery surrounding the former Veterinary school and makes it all the more fascinating to adventure-seekers.
This overwhelming building doesn’t look like your typical school building, right? The site is a set of 19 distinct houses pleasantly separated by courts and gardens. The structure is neo-Renaissance flemish inspired style. And yes, it looks like a haunted building. Who would have imagined that this used to be a Veterinary School? In 1969, it was incorporated into the University of Liege, therefore losing its independence. In the summer of 1991, the university vacated the site to settle in the heights of Sart-Tilman in Liège, where the lessons are still being taught. But after being abandoned for more than two decades, the site will be transformed into executive homes. Want to live there?
After the school closed its doors and became abandoned, it fell into ruin. But it didn’t totally become a ghost site because it became a hotspot for locals, travelers, and adventure-seekers to explore the eerie hallways and shady corridors hoping to stumble upon something exciting. We’re 100% sure they did. We just hope they were able to stomach (pun intended) the pickled organs and body parts of different animals. Definitely, no food and drinks allowed.
If the outside creeped you out wait till you see the inside. The carpeted floors and white interiors looked rather more lavish for a veterinary school. It looks more of like a house of an aristocrat during the Renaissance era. But as fancy as it may look this long, dark and abandoned corridor keeps a sinister secret that will literally spill your guts. Pun intended.
The urban explorer Stefaan Beernaert took images of the hundreds of jars filled with preserved animals and animal body parts and immediately went viral. The photos inspired avid explorers and animal enthusiasts to explore and discover the countless jars and creepy specimens themselves. This photo is one of the most disturbing images taken by Stefan and you can definitely see why. This dog was skinned and preserved in a glass vat and you can only imagine the events surrounding this skinned dog.