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WWII Bunker Under Gare de l'Est
A subterranean shelter remains intact under a busy Paris railway station.
Added by Josh
Pine Plains, New York
A distillery built on (and above!) mobster Dutch Schultz's Prohibition-era underground moonshine business.
Added by larissa
Uncovering the Hidden Books Tucked Inside Every Single Library
There's no standard way to catalog anonymous texts, which makes them incredibly hard to find.
February 28, 2017
Investigating Flora and Fauna in a Secret Native Garden
Where creatures and California native plants collide.
State College, Pennsylvania
No one knows who painted this mysterious mural in a Penn State basement.
Added by oldspork
Leninskiy rayon, Russia
The Kamera (The Chamber)
The laboratory where the Soviet secret police invented exotic poisons used to kill dissidents in hideous and (mostly) untraceable ways.
Added by Dylan
National Archives Vault
An atomic bomb-proof strongbox protects the U.S. Constitution from terrorists and thieves.
Added by Elliot Carter
Foxstone Park Bridge
A double agent hid information for the Soviet Union beneath this bridge for more than 20 years.
Added by WhiskeyBristles
11 Secret Spaces Hiding in Famous Places
Thousands of people pass through these destinations each day unaware there's a hidden gem tucked inside.
January 23, 2017
New York, New York
The Hidden Art Deco Tunnel Underneath the New Yorker Hotel
The beautiful tunnel that ran from the lobby to Penn Station is still hidden underneath 34th Street.
Added by Luke J Spencer
Beecher Bible and Rifle Church
This historic church is named for abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher and the ruse to arm his fellow abolitionists.
Added by PrairieFire
Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico
Secrets of Puebla Tunnels
A 500-year-old series of tunnels long believed to be folkloric was uncovered beneath the streets of Puebla.
Added by YairLobo
Kelleher Rose Garden
Boston's own secret garden, hidden in the heart of the city.
Added by katesoeser
Britain's Secret Underground Bunkers
There are hundreds of secret WWII bases hidden in British forests. Built to fight a Nazi invasion, they remained unknown for decades.
Added by slaskow
Leuk Charnel House
For centuries no one knew there were hundreds of bones and precious artwork hidden beneath this Swiss church.
Added by jackdebear
Bean Puzzle Tombstone
It took over 100 years to decode this enigmatic epitaph for two buried brides.
Added by davidkmcw
Secret Compartment in Leonardo da Vinci Statue
A secret hatch containing two parchments was discovered in this statue over 40 years after its installation.
Added by Christine Williamson
The Indecent Little Man on the Church of St. James
A cheeky architectural easter egg.
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