Town of Ratomka, five kilometers from the Belorussian capital of Minsk, there is a horrible house made up with dozen of black skulls and devil hands. At first glance mostly people try to move quickly to the other side of the street. It's not particularly pleasant to go when black hands stick out of the wall. Plus, some sculptures have eyes ... horror!
The house made in an unusual design, apparently the hosts were impressed by the temple in Prague - the Kaplica Czaszek. People complaints to the local authorities about it, claiming that the devils and skulls were scaring children and even adults walking by after dark, but they haven’t done anything about it yet.
I photographed the house with my phone, to show it to colleagues at work, and then I deleted the photos because I didn’t want such devils in my phone’s memory,” Ratomka resident Maria Nikolaevna told TUT.by. “From the distance, the house looked pretty, my granddaughter even compared it to a fairytale castle. But when we got closer and saw the hands coming out of the fence, and the devils on the roof, I was shocked. Now I don’t walk my granddaughter by that house anymore. At night, it’s scary even for adults, as the light reflects off those little metal devils and they look even creepier.
One of the next-door neighbors of the house also complained that the view was horrible, with all those devils dotting the roofs, and the spooky black skulls covering the domed roof of a smaller structure resembling a crypt. He even noticed that one of the devil sculptures seems to be aiming a bow directly at his window, which makes him uneasy.
Neighbors say that the owner of the house is actually just an ordinary businessman. He started building the house a decade ago, but then went away for eight years and only cam back 2 years ago and resumed work on it. Now it’s almost finished, and people are scared he might add even more spooky elements to it before he’s done.