Places

Route 66

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Unusual Places (you can visit)

Historic Route 66 – the highway that spawned a dozen movies, a TV show, and a hit song, can still be traveled today. With a little advanced planning, you can travel the historic route and still drive along some of the original sections of the infamous highway.

Post, Texas – breakfast cereal magnate attempts to create his own Utopia in rural Texas

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Unusual Places (you can visit)

Few people are aware of CW Post’s unusual project to create a perfect, utopian town – Post, Texas. His project, meant to be a means of relaxation for him, would end up further diminishing his health and eventually would be the root cause of his death.

The Bermuda Triangle – Devil’s Triangle swallows up planes and ships between Florida, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Odd Happenings

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle and Hoodoo Sea, birthed its legend on September 09, 1950 in a strange AP dispatch. E.V.W. Jones, a reporter, penned an article on a strange anomaly he had stumbled across.

The lost city (or island) of Atlantis

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Lost Civilizations

Plato described Atlantis as a island nation existing in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It was said to be populated by a great and powerful race and was a center for trade and commerce during that era. The sheer scale of everything Plato said about Atlantis, from the grandeur of its buildings to the […]

The Impenetrable Oak Island Money Pit

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Odd Happenings

Located on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, there is a grouping of 360 small islands in an area known as Mahone bay. Amongst those islands is a 140 acre piece of land known as Oak Island. Sitting only 35 feet above sea level, the island’s history tells of an impenetrable cache of treasure […]

The Winchester Mystery House

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Unusual Places (you can visit)

The Winchester Rifle, “the rifle that won the West”, was a revolution in gun design. Designed and developed by Oliver Winchester and utilized by the United States’ military branches, the gun’s unique lever action design produced unrenowned riches for Oliver and his heirs. After a series of tragedies drove one of the heirs to madness, […]

Skinwalker Ranch – few will argue that this plot of land is the strangest place on Earth

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Odd Happenings

In northern Utah, there exists a “ranch” so strange, so bizarre, that the National Institute for Discovery Science purchased it solely for scientific research purposes. Located in the Uintah Basin near the town of Fort Duchesne, paranormal activities have been reported on the 480 acre Skinwalker Ranch for hundreds of years. It is estimated that […]

Fort Knox – where America keeps its most treasured possessions (and gold!)

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Unusual Places (you can visit)

The United States Bullion Depository, commonly called Fort Knox, is a fortified vault building located near Fort Knox, Kentucky, which is used to store a large portion of United States official gold reserves and, occasionally, other precious items belonging or entrusted to the federal government. The United States Bullion Depository holds about 4,603 tons (4,176 […]

Platos Retreat – Infamous New York Sex Club

// December 26th, 2012 // 2 Comments » // Unusual Places (you can visit)

Plato’s Retreat opened its doors in 1977. Couples could be straight only – no homosexuals allowed. Drugs were not allowed. Alcohol could not be consumed on the premises. Plato’s Retreat featured a pool room, steambaths, disco dance floor, an in-house sauna room, and a swimming pool with waterfalls. Located in the ultra-popular Manhattan area, it […]

New York City Underground – lost underground tunnels beneath the city see new light

// December 25th, 2012 // No Comments » // Unusual Places (you can visit)

You would presume that city government would have knowledge of every nook and cranny in their city, that they would have every street, subway, tunnel, and building mapped and documented. Surprisingly, many of our older cities have underground labyrinths that are largely or wholly undocumented, long forgotten by time. In New York City, it is […]

The sordid (and scary) history of the Plum Island Animal Disease Center on Long Island

// December 25th, 2012 // No Comments » // Odd Happenings

In Gardiners Bay, east of Orient Point, off the eastern end of the North Fork coast of Long Island, there lies an island that is classified as one of the most dangerous points on the planet. It does not exist on most maps. Under high security and guarded by the Department of Homeland Security, the […]

The Zone of Silence (Zona de Silencio) – science cannot explain why radio waves are unable to penetrate this desolate desert area

// December 25th, 2012 // No Comments » // Odd Happenings

In a Chihuahuas desert patch near the Bolson de Mapimi in Mexico, there exists an eerie area of land called Mapimí Silent Zone (La Zona Del Silencio) or the Zone of Silence. Just 400 miles south of El Paso, Texas, the Zone of Silence gobbles up radio and TV signals and has a documented history […]

Dead bodies on Mount Everest

// December 25th, 2012 // No Comments » // Odd Happenings

Ask any Mount Everest climber who has beaten the mountain and reached the 29,000 foot summit and they will tell you the most memorable, and disturbing, part of their climb were the many perfectly preserved bodies that they passed on their way to the top.

China’s Kowloon Walled City – the bizarre city of boxes, mazes, and dark alleys

// December 25th, 2012 // No Comments » // Unusual Places (you can visit)

Up until the 1994, there existed, just north of Kowloon Bay, a bizarre city in Hong Kong named Kowloon Walled City. Over time the veritable lawless (and unclaimed by any government) Kowloon Walled City became a curious stack of cheaply constructed boxes through which ran a maze of dark alleys and exposed pipe and wiring […]

 

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