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Greenfield, Massachusetts

Eunice Williams Covered Bridge

Where Eunice Williams was murdered by natives, and where locals say her ghost still haunts.
Bangor, Maine

The Sewer Drain from “IT”

This is the sewer drain that was the inspiration for the opening scene of Stephen King’s classic novel “IT”.
Westford, Massachusetts

'Waiting for Poe'

This sculpture memorializes the town's connection to the famous horror author Edgar Allan Poe.
Austin, Texas

Lala’s Little Nugget

At this Austin dive bar, it's been Christmas every day for more than 50 years.
Keystone, South Dakota

World's Largest Bigfoot

This towering wooden Sasquatch was carved with a chainsaw.
Rome, Italy

Profondo Rosso

Italian horror legend Dario Argento’s own shop hides a sinister museum-dungeon in the basement.
New York, New York

Keen's Steakhouse

Everyone from Mark Twain to Teddy Roosevelt has a pipe hanging from the walls of this historic chophouse.
Boston, Massachusetts

Harvard Bridge Houdini Plaque

Harry Houdini plunged into the Charles River and performed one of his escape acts here in 1908.
Glocester, Rhode Island

Memorial to Betty the Learned Elephant

A plaque marks the spot on the bridge where one of the first elephants in the U.S., Little Bet, was gunned down.
Tampa, Florida

Gravity Research Foundation Monument

A tribute to a future time when gravity is conquered.
Bradenton, Florida

Braden Castle Ruins

These crumbling foundations are all that remain of the once-stately 1840s manor that gave the town of Bradenton its name.
Ormond Beach, Florida

Dummett Sugar Mill Ruins

The ruins of a once-thriving sugarcane plantation that was burned in the Second Seminole War.
Apollo Beach, Florida

Big Bend Power Plant Manatee Viewing Area

Manatees congregate around a power plant's discharge canal where the water is especially warm.
Christmas, Florida

Swampy the Alligator

Measuring approximately 200 feet long, Swampy is the world's largest alligator-shaped building.
Estero, Florida

Koreshan State Historic Site

Former utopian colony based on the belief that the universe exists in a hollow sphere.
Saint Albans City, Vermont

Aldis Hill Wolf Monument

Nobody's quite sure who erected this monument marking the spot where a gray wolf was shot and killed.
Boston, Massachusetts

'Frogs in Common'

Created by a local artist, these quirky sculptures each have their own names and personalities.
Boston, Massachusetts

'The Embrace'

This bronze sculpture was inspired by a photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife embracing after he won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Los Angeles, California

Stay On Main Hotel

This brightly made over hotel hides decades of suicide, serial killers, and mysterious deaths.
Los Angeles, California

LAX Theme Building

This quirky UFO-shaped curiosity is often mistaken for the airport’s control tower.
Pasadena, California

Lucky Baldwin's

A British pub embodies the spirit of a California legend.
Pasadena, California

The Castle Green

Where the rich wintered in Pasadena.
Los Angeles, California

Eagle Rock

The neighborhood of Eagle Rock is named after a gigantic boulder with a shadowy surprise.
Hopkinton, Rhode Island

Enchanted Forest

This fairy tale-themed amusement park is now abandoned, and childhood metaphors abound.