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Weird California - Villa Montezuma Mansion
"So regardless of if strange spiritual activity occurs around and in the Villa Montezuma, regardless of if has at least two ghosts reside in the house, regardless of if there is buried treasure, regardless of it the ghosts of countless séances still pass through the property, and regardless of if a curse lies on the occupants of the house causing them to fall into financial ruin, the stately Villa Montezuma still stands proud in San Diego, overlooking the coastline. Weird but proud."

[more "Weird San Diego": http://www.weirdca.com/search2.php?city=San%20Diego ]
sandiego  myths  myth  legend  stories  buildings  architecture 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Hidden San Diego: The Midget Houses Of La Jolla
"There's nothing like a a good urban legend to fuel the imagination, and San Diego has its own enduring one. It's not an overly known one, it seems, but if you've grown up here or gone to college in town, you've likely hear rumors of "the munchkin houses" or "the midget homes."
myth  legend  sandiego  lajolla  munchkins  myths  tcsnmy  urbanlegends 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Finding the lost city - The Boston Globe
"Yet in recent years archeologists have begun to find evidence of what Fawcett had always claimed: ancient ruins buried deep in the Amazon, in places ranging from the Bolivian flood plains to the Brazilian forests. These ruins include enormous man-made earth mounds, plazas, geometrically aligned causeways, bridges, elaborately engineered canal systems, and even an apparent astronomical observatory tower made of huge granite rocks that has been dubbed "the Stonehenge of the Amazon."
southamerica  geography  anthropology  amazon  archaeology  science  exploration  civilization  culture  legend  adventure  history 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Unmasking American Legend D.B. Cooper, Who Got Away With Hijacking a Plane -- New York Magazine
"On a rainy night in 1971, the notorious skyjacker jumped out of a 727 and into American legend. But recently, a chance lead to a Manhattan P.I. may have finally cracked the case."
dbcooper  history  legend  cascadia  washingtonstate  seattle 
october 2007 by robertogreco

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