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Real Places That Are Really Creepy

November 21, 2018

The world is full of places which are alleged to be haunted or cursed, and if you’re afraid of ghosts, you might want to avoid visiting any buildings not built in the past few decade...

Unusual Wonders Around the World

November 18, 2018

SHENYANG, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 14: (CHINA OUT) (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images) Visitors watch full bloom red crabapple at Red Seabeach on September 14, 2014, in Shenyang Panjin, Liaoni...

How Did One Man Build The Coral Castle Alone?

November 15, 2018

Coral Castle (Photo by Hoberman Collection/UIG via Getty Images) In Florida’s Miami-Dade County, there sits an unusual structure known as the Coral Castle. The building, co...

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

November 3, 2018

Ancient ruins and monuments around the world can be quite intriguing. What history do they hold from past civilizations and what can we hope to learn from them?   Print of the Statu...

Strange and Unusual Museums of History

October 23, 2018

There are some strange kinds of museums in the world. Some are humorous while others can be creepy or just plain mysterious. Here are just a few of them.A very strange and funny...

Beautiful, Deadly Antelope Canyon

October 22, 2018

There is an other-worldly place in Page, Arizona, where flash-flood waters have carved two hidden slot canyons of such extraordinary beauty out of the terracotta stone that you would ...

Historical Castles

October 20, 2018

Bran Castle - Bran, the Nineties (Photo by Adriano Alecchi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images) Castles are intriguing besides being huge with numerous rooms, twists and turns, secret passageways, ...

Underground City in Turkey

October 18, 2018

Derinkuyu is the largest excavated of several underground cities in the area of Cappadocia. These pictures show just how amazing and complex this underground city is.This huge underground c...

Does Death Valley Conceal an Ancient Subterranean City?...

October 15, 2018

Death Valley National Park California United States Of America North America. (Photo by: Francesco Vaninetti/ClickAlps/REDA&CO/UIG via Getty Images) California...

Ringing Rocks of Pennsylvania: A Geological Mystery

October 2, 2018

A woman does Yoga on the edge of a massive boulder field, the remnants of a receding glacier at the end of the last Ice Age, in Pennsylvania on August 2, 2017. (Photo ...

Wait?? Where Was The Shining Filmed?

October 1, 2018

Timberline Lodge and Mount Hood; Mount Hood National Forest, Cascade Mountains, Oregon. (Photo by: Greg Vaughn /VW PICS/UIG via Getty Images) Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 movie, The Shini...

Remember These Most Popular Styles of Old Barns?

September 28, 2018

New England farm with Autumn Sugar Maples, Vermont. (Photo by: Joe Sohm/Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images) A symbol of America’s agricultural roots, the barn is a ...

Fascinating Facts About the Strange and Beautiful Baoba...

September 25, 2018

Baobabs in the savannah, red sky at sunset, South Africa. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images) It is hard not to notice the Baobab tree. It is unlike any other t...

Who Built The Great Serpent Mound? And Why?

September 18, 2018

The Great Serpent Mound in Adams County, Ohio, built between 800 BC and AD 400. This protected historical earthworks is nearly a quarter of a mile long and represents a giant ...

The Old Countess: Did Catherine Fitzgerald Really Live ...

August 10, 2018

People in the Middle Ages just didn’t live very long. Disease, war, bacteria, famine, and those pesky plagues did a number on mortality rates. Folks were luck...

Mysterious New York Waterfall Defies the Laws of Nature

August 6, 2018

Fire and water don’t mix. Everyone knows that. But there is a mysterious and magical place in western New York State where the laws of nature don’t apply and vis...

The Ongoing Mystery Of Who Really Built the Newport Tow...

July 16, 2018

The Newport Tower (also known as: Round Tower, Touro Tower, Newport Stone Tower and Old Stone Mill), Rhode Island, USA, circa 1960. (Photo by Harvey Meston/Arch...

50 Seriously Amazing And Weird Places You Never Knew Ex...

July 10, 2018

If the human imagination can dream it, architects and builders can construct it! From the humble to the extravagant, there is no limit to the uniqueness and creat...

Sand Dune Swallows Child: Freakish Phenomenon Nearly Cl...

July 2, 2018

A day at the beach suddenly turned into a life or death situation for a six-year-old Illinois boy in the summer of 2013. The threat to his life had nothing to do ...

The Great Wall of China: 6 Extraordinary Facts

June 21, 2018

APRIL 24, 2003: The Great Wall of China, much of which dates from the time of the Ming dynasty - the great wall of China, most of it dating of the Ming Dynasty (Photo by Ap...

The Six Oldest Castles in the World

June 20, 2018

For centuries, castles have been included with mysteries, tales of hauntings, folklore and fairy tales of Kings and Queens. Large stone-built structures of stately homes with huge m...

The Most Mysterious Mansion in America

June 8, 2018

SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 05: A general view of the house and the atmosphere on the set at 'Winchester' Mystery House on May 5, 2017 in San Jose, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImag...

The 5 Most Mysterious Temples

August 22, 2017

Ancient temples hide within them thousands of years of history and mysteries... Credit: Mystic Lands

Chand Baori: World's Largest and Deepest Stepwell

August 22, 2017

Chand Baori is the oldest stepwell in Rajhastan, India and the deepest and biggest in the entire world. Stepwells are built with steps on the side which allows people to e...

French Postman Spent 30 Years Building a Palace Made of...

June 30, 2017

The story of the Ideal Palace began in 1879. One day, while walking his mail route, French mail carrier Ferdinand Cheval was distracted by a strange-shaped stone ...

Hollow of 650-Year-Old Tree Used as a Hideout by Two Je...

April 17, 2017

The hollow trunk of this 650-year-old oak tree was used as a hideout by two Jewish brothers during World War II. In Wisniowa, Poland, there is an English oak tre...

The Story of the Lonely Tree of Tenere

March 22, 2017

It’s difficult to be certain which individual tree is the most remote, but for several decades that distinction belonged to the Tree of Ténéré, a lone acacia tree standing in the vas...

Photos of Remains of the Twin Towers in Hangar 17

January 12, 2017

At New York Kennedy Airport's airplane hangar, fewer than 30 pieces of steel linger from the debris recovered after the tragic 9/11 incident when terrorists hijacked plane...

Twin Towers Under Construction (19 Photos)

January 12, 2017

Skyscrapers arised in the 1880s, these were supported by an interior skeleton made of steel columns placed every 20 feet or the like. The exterior walls of the building, known as...

California's 1000-year-old Pioneer Cabin Tree Has Falle...

January 10, 2017

Serving as human amusement, the Pioneer Cabin tree was one among many “tunnel trees” that had been carved out. The precise age and height of this tree were not re...

The Story Behind the Picturesque Devil’s Bridge in Krom...

January 9, 2017

Devil’s bridges are numerous throughout Europe. In France alone, there are about 49 Devil’s Bridges and these can also be found also in Italy, Germany, Portugal...

Portland Castle: One of Henry VIII’s Finest Coastal For...

December 31, 2016

Portland Castle is an artillery fort constructed during the time of Henry VIII on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, in the early 1540s. The two-storey keep was buil...

Passage du Gois: A Disappearing Road in France

December 16, 2016

Passage du Gois is a causeway in the Bay of Bourgneuf, linking the island of Noirmoutier to the mainland in the department of Vendée, in France. But the 4,150-meter long caus...

The Medieval Portugal Village Built Inside, Around, and...

December 12, 2016

Monsanto sits on the edge of a mountain not far from Serra da Estrela, and in this mountaintop village, homes are sandwiched between, under and even in the 200-to...

The Spectacular Devetashka Cave: A Bulgarian Landmark W...

November 17, 2016

The first written evidence of Devetashka cave is from 1877 by British traveler J. Baker. The cave has been rediscovered by a Bulgarian scientist in 1921 G. Katzar...

6 Things You May Not Know About Michelangelo's Sistine ...

November 17, 2016

On November 1, 1512, the majestic ceiling frescoes adorning Rome’s Sistine Chapel were unveiled to the public. Painted by a rising young sculptor named Michelange...

A California Town Where the Dead Outnumber the Living b...

November 9, 2016

Colma, a quiet town in California is home to 1,700 living residents and over 1.5 million dead ones. Most of the town’s forever-silent population are people who li...

Mont Saint-Michel: A Medieval Village Stuck In Time

November 7, 2016

Mont Saint-Michel wasn't always an island. In pre-historic times, it stood in dry lands. However, as tides rose, erosion reshaped the coast... Credit: Great Big Story

A Bar Inside a 6000-Year-Old Tree

November 5, 2016

In South Africa people built an actual bar inside a hollowed out tree called Sunland Big Baobab. According to the pub's website, the venue is the widest documented baobab, carbon-dated to...

Devil's Nose Road - The Most Difficult Railway in The W...

October 25, 2016

When Ecuador President General Eloy Alfaro took office in 1895, he announced that a new railway line would be built in the Andes -- connecting the coastal city of...

Monumental Mistakes in Famous Monuments in History

October 3, 2016

The Four Corners Monument The Four Corners Monument marks the point where the states of Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico meet. For a century, tourists have venture...

How Long Did Famous Structures Take to Build?

October 1, 2016

Information about history of famous buildings across the centuries, dates and names of architects included, as well as less-known fascinating info. H/T Visually

The Secret Room Behind Mount Rushmore

September 19, 2016

Mt. Rushmore may be one of the most recognizable landmarks on the planet, but it has been harboring a little-known secret for decades. According to The Sun, this iconic stone sculptur...

21 Vintage Photos Of The Construction Of The Iconic Eif...

August 12, 2016

The construction of the Eiffel Tower started on January 28, 1887. A little more than two years later, the iconic tower was finished in record time. It was conside...

In 1850, a Farmer Found a Secret Village Older Than The...

August 1, 2016

In a small bay in Scotland, a well-kept secret is hidden among the green hills. For millennia, no one knew that this place ever existed. Time and weather buried ...

100-Year-Old Theater Converted into a Grand Bookshop

July 19, 2016

Inside the building of a 100-year-old theater is the most stunning bookshop you’ll ever see. Photo: Wikiwand Grand Splendid Theater, now converted into a bookshop call...

Alternative Designs For London's Tower Bridge

July 12, 2016

Opened on June 30th, 1894, London's Tower Bridge is one of the world's most recognisable crossings. Yet the distinctive blue bascules and Gothic adornments weren't the only de...

Amazing Vintage Photos of Famous U.S. Landmarks While T...

June 25, 2016

We’ve been seeing famous landmarks and iconic buildings in their completed glory. But these photos of them under construction give us a whole new appreciation of ...

10 Black and White Photos (with Colorized Versions) of ...

May 18, 2016

A collaborative project entitled "The Paper Time Machine" highlights an incredible series of colorized historical photos. The photos colorization was done by Jord...

The World's 20 Most Iconic Landmarks Photographed Befor...

May 5, 2016

Take a look at 20 of the world's most iconic landmarks decades before they became the famous destinations that they are today. These rare photographs give us awes...