Query for strangeness
February 7, 2008 9:23 PM   Subscribe

StrangeUSA.com - "Consolidating the vast amount of 'Strange Stuff' out there into one easy to use place. Haunted buildings, places, urban legends, cemetaries, weird places, cool places, ghost towns, and anything else that's worth your time to visit."

There are thousands of listings, and you can add your own strangeness. Apologies to the rest of the world for making a US-centric post!
posted by Burhanistan (15 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Great timing. I'm planning a trip out to Centralia, PA from Cincinnati and was hoping to find more interesting places to check out along the way. A quick glance through makes me think it could use a lot more underground/abandoned entries, though. Mebbe something I could add a bit to. Thanks!
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 9:42 PM on February 7, 2008

Oh this is the coolest. Thanks. Lots of stuff here (though more entries than literary flair). I wonder how they police the site, however, for spam or politicking. I notice with some suspicion for example, that the career center at Indiana University is supposedly haunted by "the ghosts of aborted children." Hmm.
posted by washburn at 9:51 PM on February 7, 2008

See also Roadside America.
posted by zippy at 10:37 PM on February 7, 2008 [1 favorite]

I prefer Weird US which is an outgrowth of the magazine "Weird NJ." It doesn't have as many references as this one, but it's more about the stories than simply documenting them.

Plus most of the entries on this site seem to be reports of UFO sightings.
posted by crashlanding at 11:35 PM on February 7, 2008

So it's not just Missouri? (And I though this was supposed to be the 'show me' state. C'mon, UFOs?)
posted by obvious at 2:24 AM on February 8, 2008

Don't forget Strange Indiana!
Self-link ahoy!
posted by jpburns at 4:07 AM on February 8, 2008

JpBurns, is that like Eerie, Indiana?
posted by Lord Chancellor at 4:38 AM on February 8, 2008

Not so eerie... I just found it strange there, especially returning to the midwest after living in the south for 20-some years.
posted by jpburns at 5:24 AM on February 8, 2008

My favorite "Strange Indiana" thing is Nancy Barnett's grave.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 6:57 AM on February 8, 2008

Nancy Barnett had a kickass grandson. Think about it, he made sure that even 117 years after her death, every day her grave is visited by hundreds of people who never met her. I mean, just by driving around her they're acknowledging her life existed. Y'know?
posted by miss lynnster at 7:26 AM on February 8, 2008

"Kendall Demonstration Elementary School In the girls bathroom, there was a ghost around and watching the girls. The ghost is around the bathroom because four girls who were saying bloody Mary for millions time and several days. Somehow, a ghost was mad at 4 girls. The ghost looked like more than 100 years old. The ghost was looked for 4 girls. The four girls decided to withdrawn that school to saved themselves. If you wanted to enter this bathroom, you will see the awful image of the ghost."

posted by hawkeye at 8:37 AM on February 8, 2008

The postings about locations near me are about useless in terms of real locations, descriptions, or reliability..

Stuff that is located a mile from my house where I've lived for 40 years and I've never heard of it...
posted by HuronBob at 9:11 AM on February 8, 2008

Nice webceptacle! -- my hometown has a UFO sighting! (Never mind that it's Mitt Romney's hometown, too.)
posted by not_on_display at 1:22 PM on February 8, 2008

I had no idea there were so many ghost and aliens around. I need to get out more I guess.
posted by Justin Case at 9:00 PM on February 8, 2008

Lame recycling of useless info.
posted by underthehat at 2:29 PM on February 9, 2008

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