I was asked to give my perspective on a unattended death job we out in Baltimore, Maryland.

Let me tell you a little about my background.  I have years of experience in what is known as a “first responder.”  Before I went to work for ABT I worked at least 70-80 hours a week, on call, with a pager attached at all times.

We handled all kinds of emergency situations.  I loved the work but it took its toll on my wife and kids.  The wife still says she raised them alone and I suppose that’s the cold hard facts. I knew I was getting into a line of work I was familiar with and the change has been a good one.

We traveled to Baltimore on short notice as most of our jobs tend to be. We have plastic suits with masks to protect us from biohazardous chemicals, blood, pathogens, and all that. Its all good.  We work hard, get the job done and usually on to the next one with nothing that unusual to talk about. All of us have our strengths and weaknesses -I’m no exception to that. I can deal with a lot.

This old farm house was way out in the country. You could tell it hadn’t been taken care of for a long time.  No running water.  No electricity.

When we opened the door the smell bout knocked me over.  We were using flashlights when we first went in the house, for which we later set up a generator for more lighting.

There were piles of feces, urine, empty bottles, cigarette butts everywhere.  There was an aura of darkness in that house.  If we weren’t sure there were no people there I swear there was an evil force present.

In the back bedroom a body that was in a state of decomposition at minimum of 14 days lay on the floor. Flies everywhere.  Fluids all over the floor, it was something out of True Detective. One of the other techs found drawings on the walls, pentagrams, what I would describe as devil worshipper’s work. Like I said, I can deal with stuff, but when you talk about witchcraft and the occult it just gets weird.

I don’t really know how else to put it, this dude’s body looked like it had been sacrificed. There were burns on the body, markings on the floor underneath him.  What the hell? I still think about it sometimes when I close my eyes.

ABT clean up techs are ready for anything! We never know from one job to  the next what we will see.

This work can be exciting, sad and weird all at the same time.  There’s just no end to the ways that people come up with to kill each other or live in a twisted way.

I couldn’t wait to get back home and hug my wife.  I’m no weakling by a long shot but I found this job one of the most disturbing I’ve ever done.

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Ted Pelot Owner & President of Crime Scene Cleanup Company - Advanced Bio-Treatment