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Lumpy
03-31-2012, 09:46 PM
I have always wanted to visit the Winchester Mystery House. There's just something about the history behind the house that gives me chills.

What are some places that you've visited or would like to visit that are interesting/odd?

Lumpy
03-31-2012, 09:46 PM
Winchester Mystery House

http://extraordinaryintelligence.com/files/2009/04/exterior-tower.jpg

In 1862, Sarah married William Wirt Winchester, son of Oliver Fisher Winchester, Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut and manufacturer of the famous Winchester repeating rifle. The couple’s life together was happy, and they enjoyed the best of New England society. However, in 1866, their young daughter, Annie developed a childhood disease (marasmus) and died. Sarah never fully recovered.

When her husband contracted tuberculosis and died in March of 1881, Sarah was beyond despair. As a result of her husband’s death, Sarah inherited an unimaginable $20 million and nearly half ownership in the ultra successful Winchester manufacturing company. Her share resulted in a $1000 per day salary (the equivalent of $20,000 per day in today’s dollars).

Completely distraught by these tragedies, Sarah consulted a medium in Boston, who claimed that a curse had been put upon the Winchester family ~ by the ghosts of those gunned down by the Winchester repeating rifle. The medium told her the that only way to calm the vengeful spirits was to use her $20 million inheritance to build a home that would confuse the apparitions. She instructed Sarah to continually add on to her house, and that if the renovations ever stopped, the ghosts would claim her life.

Sarah Winchester
http://beautifulbuildings.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/winchester_color.jpg?w=477

In 1884, Sarah Winchester purchased an unfinished farm house just three miles west of San Jose – and over the next thirty-eight years she produced the sprawling complex we know today as the Winchester Mystery House.

Winchester routinely held séances to get building instructions for the next day from the spirit world, from spirits like caretaker Clyde. Clyde still walks the halls, according to local psychic Annette Martin, who claims she has unlocked the secrets of the Winchester house by channeling Clyde. He communicates to her through scribbles. Martin says that Winchester told Clyde to stay and take care of the house.

“He comes here to remember the happy, happy times with Sarah and her wonderful organ music,” Martin adds.

When Sarah Winchester died in 1922, the construction stopped. Consequently, all the mysteries of the home may never truly be understood — its odd twists and turns, or doors leading to nowhere and stairs headed to the ceiling.

http://www.gorestruly.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2709270244_eee185a1fe.jpg

http://static0.travelandleisure.com/images/amexpub/0028/9567/201202-w-cool-staircases-winchester-mystery-house-staircase.jpg

Gonzo
03-31-2012, 10:18 PM
Moved from pics forum by request.

Bacon Cheeseburger
03-31-2012, 10:44 PM
Mods plz move to pics forum.

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-31-2012, 10:45 PM
Moved from pics forum by request.

Whipped

Mr. Flopnuts
03-31-2012, 10:47 PM
Where in the World is Wall Drug?

JOhn
03-31-2012, 10:48 PM
Where in the World is Wall Drug?

It's on I-90 I believe as you leave SD. Been there, but was a long time ago

here (http://www.walldrug.com/)

Bacon Cheeseburger
03-31-2012, 10:48 PM
Where in the World is Wall Drug?
It's halfway between Tourist Trap and Waste of Time.

booger
03-31-2012, 10:48 PM
Nebraska

LiveSteam
03-31-2012, 10:49 PM
The Villisca Axe Murders house of 1912

KS Smitty
03-31-2012, 10:51 PM
Hiawatha KS has a cool cemetery. A man did a bunch of marble monuments depicting his and his wife's life, very cool and creepy.

LiveSteam
03-31-2012, 10:51 PM
Interesting/Odd Places To Visit

Somebodies going to say it., But it wont be me

JOhn
03-31-2012, 10:51 PM
Nebraska

South Dakota

LiveSteam
03-31-2012, 10:53 PM
If I ever make it to Europe. First place I go

http://www.draculascastle.com/images/bran.jpg

vlad dracula's castle

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-31-2012, 10:53 PM
It's halfway between Tourist Trap and Waste of Time.

LMAO

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-31-2012, 10:54 PM
Hiawatha KS has a cool cemetery. A man did a bunch of marble monuments depicting his and his wife's life, very cool and creepy.

I'm NOT disagreeing with you but I grew up 12 miles from there and we always wondered why anybody cared much about that. It is cool though.

Bacon Cheeseburger
03-31-2012, 10:55 PM
I've heard locals in SWMO talk about this and I've always wanted to check it out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spooklight

booger
03-31-2012, 10:55 PM
South Dakota

West Dakota

LiveSteam
03-31-2012, 10:58 PM
Pretty much anywhere in Southern Missouri is Interesting & Odd

Lumpy
03-31-2012, 10:58 PM
Mods plz move to pics forum.

Whipped

Dicks. LMAO

FTR, I was cruising the historic pics thread when I contemplated making this thread. Seeing some of the pics of really cool places on that thread made me think about the Winchester House. Just thought it would be cool to see some other interesting/odd places others have visited, (or would like to visit).

However, because I'm a lame-ass and don't post a million threads, I forgot to go to the main forum before making the thread. I didn't really feel it was appropriate to leave it in the Pics forum, so I asked Gonzo to move it. Although, if it gets filled w/ really cool pics, I suppose he could move it back. :D

JOhn
03-31-2012, 10:58 PM
Pretty much anywhere in Southern Missouri is Interesting & Odd

I was thinking that about Wyoming.

LiveSteam
03-31-2012, 11:00 PM
Well thats 20 post & still no one has made the big slam yet. I guess having a mod as a hubby has its perks

booger
03-31-2012, 11:00 PM
I was thinking that about Wyoming.

Where the deer and the antelope play

KS Smitty
03-31-2012, 11:00 PM
I'm NOT disagreeing with you but I grew up 12 miles from there and we always wondered why anybody cared much about that. It is cool though.

Well Dr. toofuckinlongofname, I visited it in the daytime and thought it was creepy/interesting for the fact that he spent so much time and effort to create such a "monument". Italian Marble IIRC and done by master craftsmen.

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-31-2012, 11:02 PM
Dicks. LMAO

FTR, I was cruising the historic pics thread when I contemplated making this thread. Seeing some of the pics of really cool places on that thread made me think about the Winchester House. Just thought it would be cool to see some other interesting/odd places others have visited, (or would like to visit).

However, because I'm a lame-ass and don't post a million threads, I forgot to go to the main forum before making the thread. I didn't really feel it was appropriate to leave it in the Pics forum, so I asked Gonzo to move it. Although, if it gets filled w/ really cool pics, I suppose he could move it back. :D

Whipped

Lumpy
03-31-2012, 11:04 PM
Interesting/Odd Places To Visit

Somebodies going to say it., But it wont be me

?

"Somebodies"? :p

KS Smitty
03-31-2012, 11:05 PM
The Seely Mansion in Abilene is supposed to be haunted, it's a neat house even if there aren't any ghosts.

All the "haunted" houses we trespassed on as kids are all pretty much gone around here. My we had some times visiting abandoned farmsteads in the area.

Lumpy
03-31-2012, 11:06 PM
Well thats 20 post & still no one has made the big slam yet. I guess having a mod as a hubby has its perks

Slam? For what?

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-31-2012, 11:06 PM
Well Dr. too****inlongofname, I visited it in the daytime and thought it was creepy/interesting for the fact that he spent so much time and effort to create such a "monument". Italian Marble IIRC and done by master craftsmen.

LMAO

Like I said it is cool and very impressive that he took the time to do it. I think it's just a thing the locals live with every day so they (we) aren't excited about it. Now I live in Illinois, not far from Hannibal MO and everyone around here thinks the fascination with Mark Twain's hometown is kind of lame. Nothing against Mark Twain it's just that Hannibal is a shitty town that isn't really worth visiting and the touristy stuff is mostly crap.

The Davis Memorial is neat but (IMO) not worth a drive to see it. If you're passing through Hiawatha anyway stop by and see it.

booger
03-31-2012, 11:06 PM
a visit to the vag Dr. would probably fit in the odd category

JOhn
03-31-2012, 11:08 PM
Where the deer and the antelope play

And the Grizzlies, Black bears, Elk, Mountain Lions and Badgers.

Fairplay
03-31-2012, 11:08 PM
House on the Rock in Wisconsin kicks is a real mind blower.

booger
03-31-2012, 11:09 PM
And the Grizzlies, Black bears, Elk, Mountain Lions and Badgers.

Jackelopes too!

KS Smitty
03-31-2012, 11:09 PM
LMAO

Like I said it is cool and very impressive that he took the time to do it. I think it's just a thing the locals live with every day so they (we) aren't excited about it. Now I live in Illinois, not far from Hannibal MO and everyone around here thinks the fascination with Mark Twain's hometown is kind of lame. Nothing against Mark Twain it's just that Hannibal is a shitty town that isn't really worth visiting and the touristy stuff is mostly crap.

The Davis Memorial is neat but (IMO) not worth a drive to see it. If you're passing through Hiawatha anyway stop by and see it.

Yes I see where you're coming from. If you're on highway 36 it's a must see but otherwise unless you're in the area or have a fascination with cool memorials...

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-31-2012, 11:12 PM
Yes I see where you're coming from. If you're on highway 36 it's a must see but otherwise unless you're in the area or have a fascination with cool memorials...

I imagine people in Niagra NY don't find the falls that cool anymore.

booger
03-31-2012, 11:13 PM
Interesting/Odd Places To Visit

Somebodies going to say it., But it wont be me

Utah?

LiveSteam
03-31-2012, 11:13 PM
Hitlers bungalow

http://www.letsgo-europe.com/Germany/eagles_nest/eagle's%20nest02.jpg

The Eagles nest

LiveSteam
03-31-2012, 11:14 PM
Utah?

Close very very close

JOhn
03-31-2012, 11:16 PM
Utah?

Lumpy?

:D

LiveSteam
03-31-2012, 11:16 PM
Lumpy?

:D

winner winner winner chicken dinner :clap:

LiveSteam
03-31-2012, 11:17 PM
Now that thats out of the way.

booger
03-31-2012, 11:17 PM
Close very very close

a vagina Dr. in Truth or Consequences, NM?

Lumpy
03-31-2012, 11:18 PM
Oh, FFS! :facepalm:

ROFL

booger
03-31-2012, 11:19 PM
when did they move to Utah?

LiveSteam
03-31-2012, 11:19 PM
Oh, FFS! :facepalm:

ROFL

Hey you got OFF easy :D

I try not to talk to women like that. Well buckeayedpea,but Im pretty sure she not a woman. I think she is that moth-man peeps on the east coast are always saying they see

Lumpy
03-31-2012, 11:23 PM
when did they move to Utah?

Idaho

Bacon Cheeseburger
03-31-2012, 11:23 PM
Anyone up for a visit to the old Packard plant in Detroit?

http://8020.photos.jpgmag.com/214273_76199_1068fa41bd_p.jpg

booger
03-31-2012, 11:24 PM
Idaho

She is not! She's just friendly.

Lumpy
03-31-2012, 11:25 PM
She is not! She's just friendly.

YOUDAPIMP!!

LMAO

LiveSteam
03-31-2012, 11:26 PM
Anyone up for a visit to the old Packard plant in Detroit?

http://8020.photos.jpgmag.com/214273_76199_1068fa41bd_p.jpg

Ya I will go hunt some wild dogs there

booger
03-31-2012, 11:27 PM
YOUDAPIMP!!

LMAO

it snot easy :)

booger
03-31-2012, 11:28 PM
OK show of hands: Who else thought that NE stood for New England and just figured out that it really stands for Nebraska. Be honest fuckers

LiveSteam
03-31-2012, 11:29 PM
OK show of hands: Who else thought that NE stood for New England and just figured out that it really stands for Nebraska. Be honest fuckers

I had all state abbreviation down by the end of 3rd grade

But I will show you my hand anyways. wanna a lick? :whackit:

Bacon Cheeseburger
03-31-2012, 11:30 PM
I hear Prypiat is lovely this time of year.

http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Business/images-4/prypiat-ferris-wheel.jpg

booger
03-31-2012, 11:32 PM
I had all state abbreviation down by the end of 3rd grade

But I will show you my hand anyways. wanna a lick? :whackit:

i knew there couldn't be two omaha's.





Lick your own palm you sicko!

LiveSteam
03-31-2012, 11:36 PM
Lick your own palm you sicko!

ROFL

booger
03-31-2012, 11:44 PM
Vegas - on easter sunday to see if the bunny ranch is open

Lumpy
03-31-2012, 11:44 PM
House on the Rock in Wisconsin kicks is a real mind blower.

http://cdn2.diggstatic.com/story/house_on_the_rock_spring_green_wisconsin_image/o.png

http://media.columbiatribune.com/img/photos/2010/10/29/SU_E10_HouseRock_1031_tx200.jpg?54029844b795f9c9c8bc873d95bfc21f4e925ae7

This is definitely making my list of places to visit! Thanks! :thumb:

Pestilence
03-31-2012, 11:45 PM
Winchester Mystery House

http://extraordinaryintelligence.com/files/2009/04/exterior-tower.jpg

In 1862, Sarah married William Wirt Winchester, son of Oliver Fisher Winchester, Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut and manufacturer of the famous Winchester repeating rifle. The couple’s life together was happy, and they enjoyed the best of New England society. However, in 1866, their young daughter, Annie developed a childhood disease (marasmus) and died. Sarah never fully recovered.

When her husband contracted tuberculosis and died in March of 1881, Sarah was beyond despair. As a result of her husband’s death, Sarah inherited an unimaginable $20 million and nearly half ownership in the ultra successful Winchester manufacturing company. Her share resulted in a $1000 per day salary (the equivalent of $20,000 per day in today’s dollars).

Completely distraught by these tragedies, Sarah consulted a medium in Boston, who claimed that a curse had been put upon the Winchester family ~ by the ghosts of those gunned down by the Winchester repeating rifle. The medium told her the that only way to calm the vengeful spirits was to use her $20 million inheritance to build a home that would confuse the apparitions. She instructed Sarah to continually add on to her house, and that if the renovations ever stopped, the ghosts would claim her life.

Sarah Winchester
http://beautifulbuildings.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/winchester_color.jpg?w=477

In 1884, Sarah Winchester purchased an unfinished farm house just three miles west of San Jose – and over the next thirty-eight years she produced the sprawling complex we know today as the Winchester Mystery House.

Winchester routinely held séances to get building instructions for the next day from the spirit world, from spirits like caretaker Clyde. Clyde still walks the halls, according to local psychic Annette Martin, who claims she has unlocked the secrets of the Winchester house by channeling Clyde. He communicates to her through scribbles. Martin says that Winchester told Clyde to stay and take care of the house.

“He comes here to remember the happy, happy times with Sarah and her wonderful organ music,” Martin adds.

When Sarah Winchester died in 1922, the construction stopped. Consequently, all the mysteries of the home may never truly be understood — its odd twists and turns, or doors leading to nowhere and stairs headed to the ceiling.

http://www.gorestruly.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2709270244_eee185a1fe.jpg

http://static0.travelandleisure.com/images/amexpub/0028/9567/201202-w-cool-staircases-winchester-mystery-house-staircase.jpg

I've been there. Oddest thing....the place only has one shower and it was made to fit Sarah Winchester.

Lumpy
03-31-2012, 11:50 PM
I've been there. Oddest thing....the place only has one shower and it was made to fit Sarah Winchester.

My guess is that she didn't want the ghosts to hop in the shower w/ her.

That's cool that you got to see it! The door leading outside from an upper story cracks my ass up! LMAO

JOhn
03-31-2012, 11:50 PM
Vegas - on easter sunday to see if the bunny ranch is open

It is :D

booger
03-31-2012, 11:52 PM
It is :D

they gonna have coupons this year?

booger
03-31-2012, 11:55 PM
it's the only place you can stick your finger in the easter bunny and not get arrested

Lumpy
03-31-2012, 11:59 PM
it's the only place you can stick your finger in the easter bunny and possibly get the HIV.

Ya don't say. :hmmm:

LMAO

JOhn
04-01-2012, 12:00 AM
they gonna have coupons this year?

Only for the first 10

booger
04-01-2012, 12:08 AM
Ya don't say. :hmmm:

LMAO
ROFL

I only go there to see if they actually lay eggs or if animal planet is full of shit

booger
04-01-2012, 12:09 AM
Only for the first 10

i got the hiv from a rabbit and all i got was this stinkin scratch and sniff poster

:)

Archie F. Swin
04-01-2012, 12:28 AM
New Orleans

JOhn
04-01-2012, 12:34 AM
ROFL

I only go there to see if they actually lay eggs or if animal planet is full of shit

sure.....


Not me. :D

Buck
04-01-2012, 12:44 AM
I'd like to visit Leawood someday. I hear lots of famous people live there.

LiveSteam
04-01-2012, 01:22 AM
I would like to take a crazy vacation to Wally World

bevischief
04-01-2012, 03:25 AM
I'd like to visit Leawood someday. I hear lots of famous people live there.

They don't let Chargers fans in they have a dress code...

Cornstock
04-01-2012, 06:15 AM
In SW Iowa, the John Wayne birthplace in Winterset and the Johnny Carson birthplace in Corning.

loochy
04-01-2012, 08:01 AM
CP is both an interesting AND odd place to visit.

booger
04-01-2012, 01:27 PM
CP is both an interesting AND odd place to visit.

it's kinda like the backseat of a Volkswagon

lcarus
04-01-2012, 02:14 PM
Yeah visiting the places you all have posted would be awesome. I swear if I ever get rich, I'm gonna spend most of my life traveling around and seeing things. There's so much world to see, and nothing but strip malls in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Rain Man
04-01-2012, 02:50 PM
Are we talking in the U.S. or anywhere?

In the U.S., I'd go with....

Bryce Canyon, Utah
Mesa Verde cliff dwellings in Colorado
The whole of Las Vegas is rather odd
Devil's Tower, Wyoming
The Tustumena on Alaska's ferry system

Outside the U.S., I'd offer up...

Riding around in those big moon rover things and watching polar bears in Churchill, Alaska
Darwin, Australia
Abu Simbel, Egypt
The catacombs in Paris
That creepy church made out of bones somewhere in eastern Europe
There's some canyon system in Madagascar that is so narrow and steep that it has completely different ecosystems as you go down due to the loss of light as it gets deeper
Varanasi, India, though not in a good way

KCUnited
04-01-2012, 02:57 PM
Lost Sock Laundrymat up on Main.

Lumpy
04-01-2012, 08:46 PM
Are we talking in the U.S. or anywhere?

That creepy church made out of bones somewhere in eastern Europe

Anywhere. :)

Ossuaries, (bone churches), are definitely odd.

Here's a link to some really cool ones... http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/09-05/bone-churches-europe.html

The Catacombs of Paris contains a whopping six million bodies’ worth of bones spanning the walls of more than 300km, (approximately 186 miles), of tunnels.

http://bna-art.s3.amazonaws.com/www.bootsnall.com/articles/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/bones72011.jpg

Rain Man
04-01-2012, 09:01 PM
Anywhere. :)

Ossuaries, (bone churches), are definitely odd.

Here's a link to some really cool ones... http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/09-05/bone-churches-europe.html

The Catacombs of Paris contains a whopping six million bodies’ worth of bones spanning the walls of more than 300km, (approximately 186 miles), of tunnels.

http://bna-art.s3.amazonaws.com/www.bootsnall.com/articles/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/bones72011.jpg

I went to the catacombs once and have some cool pictures of myself standing in front of bunches of skulls. And when you walk in, there's a sign that says in French, "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here".

Lumpy
04-01-2012, 09:05 PM
I went to the catacombs once and have some cool pictures of myself standing in front of bunches of skulls. And when you walk in, there's a sign that says in French, "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here".

"Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here", huh? Do they hold weddings there? LMAO

WV
04-01-2012, 09:25 PM
I thought this place was pretty neat and to experience "Total Darkness" was pretty wild. America's largest underground lake.

http://www.thelostsea.com/about.htm

Rain Man
04-01-2012, 09:28 PM
I thought this place was pretty neat and to experience "Total Darkness" was pretty wild. America's largest underground lake.

http://www.thelostsea.com/about.htm


Oh, and Mammoth Cave in Kentucky is an interesting place. I'm not sure if it's unique compared to other caves, but it's big.

Lumpy
04-01-2012, 09:36 PM
I thought this place was pretty neat and to experience "Total Darkness" was pretty wild. America's largest underground lake.

http://www.thelostsea.com/about.htm

That would be a pretty cool place to visit!

http://www.oddee.com/_media/imgs/contrib/c11457.jpg

Simply Red
04-01-2012, 09:36 PM
Quarry Road in Blue Springs in 1989

Lumpy
04-01-2012, 09:46 PM
I was reading up on bioluminescent bays (bio-bays) in Puerto Rico. That would definitely be cool to see!

http://amazingstuff.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/biobay.jpg

A bio bay is a body of water that contains millions of micro-organisms, called “dinoflagellates”, that glow in the dark for a second when agitated.

chasedude
04-02-2012, 12:54 AM
I'm NOT disagreeing with you but I grew up 12 miles from there and we always wondered why anybody cared much about that. It is cool though.

When I used to work in Hiawatha the word I always heard was the Davis memorial was kinda created out of spite.

I guess he had alot of money and the city was hoping on his passing to inherit of it since he didn't have children. Well, he had different plans. He spent it all on this grand memorial for him and his wife. In your face Hiawatha! lol

LiveSteam
04-02-2012, 01:57 AM
I have always wanted run the Hiawatha
http://bodwyn.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/082309-hiawatha-2-streamliner-postcard-www-cccrow-com-images-1.jpg?w=500&h=322

Rain Man
04-02-2012, 07:34 AM
I was reading up on bioluminescent bays (bio-bays) in Puerto Rico. That would definitely be cool to see!

http://amazingstuff.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/biobay.jpg

A bio bay is a body of water that contains millions of micro-organisms, called “dinoflagellates”, that glow in the dark for a second when agitated.


That does indeed look interesting.

I wonder if you agitate them by asking them if they need green cards.