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Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine

{ Article added: 05/04/2013 }
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Legend has it that a large gold mine, known as the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine, is hidden somewhere in the southwestern United States, possibly in the Superstition Mountains, or even in Mexico. The mine, possibly the most famous of ...Read More »

Potemkin village

{ Article added: 04/17/2012 }
Potemkin villages are disguised, misleading, or outright fake locations that are generally used for propaganda purposes. The villages have roots in Russian historical legend, purportedly built by Grigory Potemkin to fool Empress Catherine II in 1787. Potemkin villages ...Read More »

Bermuda Triangle

{ Article added: 04/17/2012 }
Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Bermuda Triangle (also known as the Devil's Triangle), is the site of numerous legends of paranormal activity. Famous disappearances in the area include the Cyclops, with a crew of 309 men, which ...Read More »

Gretna Green

{ Article added: 03/20/2010 }
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After a law was passed in England in 1753 that required parental consent for any marriage when the parties were both not 21 years old, the village of Gretna Green in Scotland became a very popular destination for eloping couples. ...Read More »

Argleton

{ Article added: 03/20/2010 }
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Argleton is a fictitious location supposedly located in West Lancashire, England. The settlement at one time appeared on Google Maps and Google Earth, and although it was recently removed, the previous location is still listed in search results. ...Read More »

Spite house

{ Article added: 11/21/2009 }
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A spite house is a building that is designed, constructed, or modified in such a way as to cause a purposeful disturbance or annoyance to the area. These spite houses are not intended to be comfortable dwellings but instead ...Read More »

Shades Of Death Road

{ Article added: 11/06/2009 }
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Shades Of Death Road is a seven mile long rural road in central New Jersey that is the feature of many local urban legends and supposed sightings of ghosts. The origin of the very unusual official name for a ...Read More »