Santa Monica, California

Chain Reaction

In one Santa Monica parking lot a mushroom cloud made of chains heralds a message of peace
02 Mar 2015
Madison, Wisconsin

Lamp House

Hidden away in the city of Madison, Wisconsin is a nearly forgotten home that Frank Lloyd Wright built for a childhood friend
02 Mar 2015
Newhalem, Washington

Temple of Power

This sci-fi gazebo located in a Washington power town is made from old bits of industrial electrical equipment
02 Mar 2015
Gasadalur Village, Denmark

Gásadalur Village

This remote Denmark island village was in danger of depopulating completely until a tunnel was built to connect it to the rest of the world
02 Mar 2015
Taquile Island, Peru

Taquile Island

On this tiny spot of land in the middle of Lake Titicaca the only ones who do the knitting are the men
02 Mar 2015
Bellvei, Catalonia

Mas de la Muga

Hidden well off the beaten path in Catalonia is this crumbling medieval castle that is slowly being covered in graffiti
02 Mar 2015


Obscura Society Illinois: Spirits of the Midway - The Science Behind the Sideshow

by Jeff Wagg / 27 Feb 2015

The Illinois Obscura Society of Atlas Obscura was created in partnership with Enjoy IllinoisSign up to find out more about the back room tours, unusual adventures, and incredible parties that Atlas Obscura will be putting on in Chicago and greater Illinois. 

Illinois Obscura Society Launch Party 2015 from Atlas Obscura on Vimeo.

Last Friday the 13th, the Illinois Obscura Society hosted an event for 450 curious onlookers at the legendary Salvage One event space. Guests were treated to acts of contortion, mind reading, high-altitude juggling, spooky stories, and a brass band to bring it all together. In conjunction with Enjoy Illinois, the Illinois Obscura Society is born!

article-imageMichael Reyes poses with a brilliant costume for the evening's entertainment.



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