Rylee rushed to TikTok after coming across an abandoned diner in the “middle of nowhere” which was immaculately preserved but users are convinced that ‘something weird is going on’
A teen has stumbled over an old abandoned diner that looks to have been stuck in the 1950s.
15-year-old Rylee, from Orlando, Florida, USA, was vacationing in Tennessee with her family when she heard there was a building in the forest of their rental property.
She shared footage of the eerie spot, which she claimed was in the “middle of nowhere,” on TikTok, where she’s known as @babyteef101.
In the clip, she films the building, which has a Texaco sign and two petrol pumps out front, as well as tyres and a chair.
She said: “I’m walking in the mountains in the middle of nowhere and I found an old abandoned diner / gas station. Let’s hope I don’t get murdered!”
She walks around the restaurant, taking a look through the windows to see red and white checkered table covers, Coca-Cola napkin holders and a vending machine.
Rylee said: “We were all in awe of the beauty of the house, the decor and surrounding area. It was so mysterious and beautiful.
“Initially, I only filmed the building and surrounding areas. We couldn’t go in, so I just tried to capture the entire area.
“I uploaded the videos to TikTok as I wanted to remember the moment myself, but also let others soak in the beauty of it.
The video gained a huge response, with over 3 million views and over 8000 comments of people wanting to know more.
Rylee emphasised her surprise at the response to her video, saying: “I just did it for fun and wanted to show my friends.
“I definitely did NOT think it would go viral! I couldn’t believe it when I woke up and saw how many people were loving the video.
“Since it got so popular, I decided to go back and film some more. I tried to show the incredible details – the entrance, the vintage signage and decor, as well as a closer look at the pond and old windmill in the front of the house.
“I am very grateful for how far the video has gone. So many people got to see and enjoy something so cool that, because it’s so hidden and remote, they would never have been able to actually visit.
“I’m thrilled to have been able to share it with so many people and I hope those watching will appreciate this incredible relic.
“There’s a lot of beauty in the world, you just have to look around and find it!”
In the comment section, Ry explained a little more about the location, dispelling the common assumption it was a film set.
She wrote: “Guys I am staying in a house in a different state right now and the renters told us there was an abandoned building nearby. It is not a movie set ya’ll.
“The house we are staying at is in the mountains and is in the middle of nowhere so we wanted to explore!
“I meant abandoned as in no one is there, I do not know the backstory of the building.”
But the site was in such a good state that viewers were convinced it was being looked after.
One person said: “It looks very well kept and maintained. So either someone lives there or some weird stuff is going on.”
Another wrote: “The lawn is mowed. It’s not abandoned.”
A third commented: “That looks too clean to be abandoned, sure you haven’t gone back in time?”
Someone else added: “A gas station in the woods? Idk [I don’t know] about that.”