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5 Weirdest Places to Visit

Friday, 01 Oct 2010 10:09 AM

Have you ever thought of visiting some weird places in your lifetime? These places can give you goose bumps, stun you, or surprise you. While some of the places are scary to visit, others are funny and interesting. Some weird places are even quite strange. Here is a list of five of the weirdest places to visit:
 
1. Salem, Massachusetts: There isn't a better place to spend Halloween than in a city that has an official witch. Salem has a horrific pre-colonial past. In 1962, the village was besieged by a witch frenzy. A few girls became ill and blamed various townspeople for their illness, calling them witches. The trials that followed resulted in 19 hangings and one man being pressed to death. However, most of the accused "witches" were found to be innocent after the girls recounted their stories. So the question remains whether this town is actually haunted. On Halloween, take a haunted harbor ride on a cutter shipin this scary place.
 
2. Blony in North America. It is estimated that the colony consists of 1.5 million Mexican free-tail bats. The best time to visit Austin to catch the evening flight of the bats is from mid-March to November. The Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas, is home to the largest population of urban bat that fill the sky as they come out in search of food. The absolute best period to catch a glimpse of this odd sight is during the hottest days in August. There are lots of places where you can see them for free. You can also take guided riverboat tours.
 
3. Phallological Museum: The Icelandic Phallological Museum in Husavík, Iceland, is devoted to phallology and currently has 154 specimens displayed like hunting trophies embalmed in formaldehyde or dried in display cases. The museum attempts to collect penis specimens from every mammal in Iceland, including several endangered species or those currently extinct in Icelandic waters.
 
4. Mansudae Monument in Pyongyang, North Korea: Tourists are told to keep a respectable distance and bow in front of the 20-meter-high bronze statue of the late dictator Kim II Sung at the Mansudae Monument in Pyongyang. Only after doing so are visitors allowed to take pictures. The pictures are checked to make sure that the leader is portrayed in a positive light.
 
5. The Dragon's Blood Trees of Socotra: The famous Dragon's Blood Trees and 700 other rare species of flora and fauna draw hundreds of people to Socotra, an island off the Indian Ocean, off the horn of the African continent. The trend of eco tourism is strong at Socotra.

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Have you ever thought of visiting some weird places in your lifetime? These places can give you goose bumps, stun you, or surprise you. While some of the places are scary to visit, others are funny and interesting. Some weird places are even quite strange. Here is a list of...
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