You probably finished watching the second season of “Stranger Things” – a Netflix masterpiece. It features a regular town in Indiana where extraordinary things happened.
While Hawkins is a fictional town created by the Duffer Brothers, they are probably inspired by some place in the United States. Below are the 10 real small towns that could be more sinister than Hawkins in the TV show.
1. Centralia, Pennsylvania
In 1962, local firefighters thought that they extinguished a fire in a landfill but it has extended in a coal mine. Thus, the town is sitting over a hell of fire. There is enough coal to keep the fire burning for 250 years.
2. Colma, California
The town has 1.5 million corpses buried compared to its less than 1,700 living residents.
3. Clintonville, Wisconsin
In 2012, residents have reported several earthquake-like tremors in their town. The local government did not offer any explanation.
4. Mount Dora, Florida
This little lake town has numerous UFO sightings than any place and some residents confessed they have recurring dreams of alien abduction.
5. Lily Dale, New York
Lily Dale attracts a huge number spiritualists, mediums, shamans, and psychics. The town also offers classes where one can study paranormal arts.
6. Warren County, New Jersey
This town is the home to Shades of Death Road that have witnessed numerous deaths. It is believed that the ghosts of the victim haunt the road.
7. Adams, Tennessee
The place is the location of Bell Witch that haunted local farmer John Bell after he built his farm on the witch’s burial ground.
8. Athens, Ohio
The town of Athens is where a lunatic asylum is situated that was well-known for lobotomy practices until its closure in 1972.
9. Honey Island, Louisiana
The town is home to Honey Island Swamp Monster, which has a bizarre origin. It is believed that in 1963, a traveling circus train crashed and a chimpanzee escaped and bred with alligators in Honey Island Swamp.
10. Galveston, Texas
A town believed to be teeming with demonic spirits and tortured souls.
20 Amazing Things About Japan That Other Countries Should Mimic
These 20 things are just some of the admirable things only seen and done in Japan.
Japan is one of the many countries that most travelers want to see. The beauty of Sakura, the countless heart-pounding roller coasters, the most creative cosplayers, the origin of all anime, the technology, the food, the culture, and the preserved hundreds of years old structures are just a few of the numerous reasons to see the land of the rising sun.
Getting to the country though is not at all that easy. Japan is a quite expensive country to visit. The visa fee, the plane tickets, hotel accommodations, transfers, food and tours can cost a hefty amount of money. Whether you already collected a travel budget or is still starting to save up your pocket money, here’s a look at just 20 things you will surely appreciate about the land of the great Samurais.
Among the major cities in the world, Tokyo is pronounced as the safest.
Nan Madol: The Lost Ancient City Built On Coral Reefs In The Middle Of The Pacific
The only ancient city ever built atop of a coral reef. It consists of 93 man made islands.
Nan Madol is among the ancient cities in the world, but it is so remote that archaeologists have yet found a way to reach it. But thanks to technological advancement, scholars managed to acquire unprecedented access to the site. It is worth noting that this archaic city once became the haven of the Saudeleur Dynasty, which existed between 1100 CE and 1600 CE.
In the latest episode of Science Channel’s “What On Earth?” satellite images of the archeological site were featured. It appeared that Nan Madol is off the coast of the island of Pohnpei, which is the capital of the Federated States of Micronesia. It is basically 4,000 kilometers from Los Angeles and 2,575 kilometers from Australia.
The so-called “floating city” beautifully sits on a coral reef located in the Pacific Ocean.
El Nido, The Last Frontier And Unspoiled Paradise On Earth
Welcome to El Nido, a paradise within paradise.
The Philippines is a haven of gorgeous beaches that never fail to attract tourists from all over the world. One of the popular vacation destinations in the country is El Nido, located in the northern part of Palawan. In 2011, the Underground River in Palawan was nominated as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature and won the title the following year.
Since receiving this worldwide recognition, Palawan has become a more coveted vacation spot for tourists. If you haven’t been to Palawan, particularly in the beautiful municipality of El Nido, this ultimate travel guide is for you.