Winchester Mystery House

It is sometimes claimed to be one of the “most haunted places in the world”

This Victorian and Gothic-style mansion is renowned for its size and its architectural curiosities. The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, California, located at 525 South Winchester Boulevard San Jose, CA 95128. It is also known for its paranormal anomalies.

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The Poison Manchineel Tree

“The little apple of death.”

All through the coasts of the Caribbean, Central America, the northern edges of South America, and even in south Florida, there can be found a pleasant-looking beachy sort of tree, often laden with small greenish-yellow fruits that look not unlike apples.

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Salmon Cannons

Though the strange salmon cannon has suddenly caught fire, it turns out the quick process of spitting fish through tubes to hurdle over obstacles in water has been a focus of wildlife experts for years.

While human-created dams generate useful, green energy, they disrupt a river’s natural flow, also disrupting the natural spawning runs of the indigenous salmon. Written reports of rough fishways date to 17th-century France, where bundles of branches were used to make steps in steep channels to bypass obstructions.

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Vampire Bats

Vampire bats hunt only when it is fully dark.

Vampire bats, species of the subfamily Desmodontinae, are leaf-nosed bats found in Central and South America. Bats are the only mammals that can fly, but vampire bats have an even more interesting distinction—they are the only mammals that feed entirely on blood. These notorious bats sleep during the day in total darkness, suspended upside down from the roofs of caves, old wells, hollow trees, or buildings.

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Owls

The average owl flies at a speed of about 10 mph. However, some owls, such as the great horned owl, can reach speeds of up to 60 mph when they are diving for prey.

Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes over 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight.

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Radioluminescent Paint

Luminescent paint is paint that exhibits luminescence. In other words, it gives off visible light through fluorescence, phosphorescence, or radioluminescence. There are three types of luminous paints: fluorescent paint, phosphorescent paint and radioluminescent paint.

When a radium salt is mixed with a paste of zinc sulfide, the alpha radiation causes the zinc sulfide to glow, yielding a self-luminescent paint for watches, clocks, and instrument dials. From about 1913 up until the 1970s, several million radium dials, coated with a mixture of radium-226 and zinc sulfide, were manufactured.

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The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

A massive neo-gothic architectural landmark and a dark tourism destination

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, subsequently the Weston State Hospital, was a Kirkbride psychiatric hospital[1] that was operated from 1864 until 1994 by the government of the U.S. state of West Virginia, in the city of Weston. This site is claimed to be a venue for the demonic haunting and is now a site for themed horror shows.

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Colossal Claude

It has a round tan body with a snake, horse, or camel-like head and a long serpentine tail.

On or just after the Ides of March 1934, the skipper of the lightship tender Rose returned from dropping off a relief crew on the Columbia River Lightship with a remarkable story. It seems the entire crew of the lightship, plus the crew of the Rose, saw a huge, snaky thing swimming around the ship – a genuine sea serpent.

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Butte, Montana – The Cabbage Patch

Butte’s forgotten ghetto

Butte is a consolidated city county and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Established in 1864 as a mining camp in the northern Rocky Mountains on the Continental Divide, Butte experienced rapid development in the late-nineteenth century and was Montana’s first major industrial city. In its heyday, it was one of the largest copper boomtowns in the American West.

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American Cockroach

The American cockroach is the largest of the species

The American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, was introduced to the United States from Africa as early as 1625. The American cockroach has spread throughout the world through commerce. It is found mainly in basements, sewers, steam tunnels, and drainage systems.

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