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Castle Frankenstein
Mühltal, Germany

Castle Frankenstein

The birthplace of an eccentric alchemist and possible inspiration for the fictional reanimator of monsters.
49.7943, 8.6952
The End of the World
Peninsula, Ohio

Helltown, Ohio

The tragic reality of a town riddled with rumors of haunts, chemical spills, and serial killers.
41.2633, -81.5594
Sarasota, Florida

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

A Circus legend leaves an unexpected endowment.
27.3824, -82.5620
Gibsonton, Florida. (Creative Commons)
Gibsonton, Florida

Gibsonton, Florida

The snowbirds here are circus sideshow performers.
27.8536, -82.3826
Mount Vernon, Ohio

Knox County Poorhouse

Abandoned former poorhouse, bible college, and haunted house in an Ohio hamlet.
40.3462, -82.5491
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
48.1378, 11.5759
Saint Munditia, St. Peter's Kirche, Munchen
Munich, Germany

Jeweled skeleton of Saint Munditia

The patron saint of spinsters grasps a container of dried blood.
48.1366, 11.5754
Waverly Hills Sanitorium
Louisville, Kentucky

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

This former tuberculosis research hospital endeavored to cure the dreaded disease with fresh air and positive attitudes.
38.1307, -85.8414
Photos by Ram23
Cincinnati, Ohio

The Cincinnati Subway

An abandoned relic of the city's failed experiment with below ground transit.
39.1366, -84.5328
Loveland Castle
Loveland, Ohio

Harry Andrews' Chateau Laroche

A castle built by an eccentric medieval enthusiast in rural Ohio.
39.2837, -84.2657
An illustration of Symmes' hole.
Hamilton, Ohio

Hollow Earth Monument

A memorial for an outsider theorist who believed that the planet is actually hollow.
39.3948, -84.5624
The statue appears to weep.
Cleveland, Ohio

The Haserot Angel

The angel of death appears to weep black tears at this grave marker.
41.5137, -81.5978
The James A. Garfield Memorial
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

James A. Garfield's Memorial and Tomb

The only presidential monument to display a late POTUS's actual casket.
41.5100, -81.5914
The warm interior.
Cleveland, Ohio

A Christmas Story House and Museum

The home made famous by the 1983 holiday classic is now a perfectly preserved shrine to the movie.
41.4687, -81.6873
Moundsville, West Virginia

West Virginia State Penitentiary

Beyond your average beatings and shankings, this pen has a pretty bloody undercurrent running through its history.
39.9175, -80.7432
Outside of the Ohio State Reformatory.
Mansfield, Ohio

Ohio State Reformatory

Prison made famous by The Shawshank Redemption has been out of commission since 1990.
40.7837, -82.5028
Cornhenge
Dublin, Ohio

Cornhenge

The inventor of a number of hybrid corn species is immortalized with a field of giant corn.
40.0855, -83.1228
Longaberger's home office.
Newark, Ohio

Longaberger Basket Building

An office built to look like a giant basket.
40.0635, -82.3453
Moonville Tunnel
McArthur, Ohio

Moonville Tunnel

The only remnant of a small mining town is an abandoned railroad tunnel that is steeped in ghostly lore.
39.2885, -82.4247
Miamisburg, Ohio

Miamisburg Mound

The largest ancient burial mound in Ohio.
39.6272, -84.2810
Merchant Ball
Marion, Ohio

Merchant Ball

This moving cemetery sphere is a slowly rolling stone.
40.5766, -83.1220
Peebles, Ohio

The Great Serpent Mound

The largest earthwork effigy in the world.
39.0252, -83.4302
Catacombes de Paris.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
48.8343, 2.3322