Swannanoa

Swannanoa: Deconstructing an American Palace

With its Carrara marble, terraced English gardens, and Tiffany stained glass, Swannanoa is one of the few Virginia estates that can rival the Gilded...

Sigiriya: The Lion Rock of Sri Lanka

Deep in the middle of Sri Lanka, a massive column of rock juts out from the green tropical forest. It reaches 660 feet tall...

Kazakhstan’s Kaindy Lake: Home to Haunting Underwater Ghost Trees

While it sounds like something out of a fairy tale, Kazakhstan's Kaindy Lake is home to an upside-down, underwater forest. Located in the southeastern...

The Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic

Much less serious than the Dancing Plague was the Tanganyika laughter epidemic of 1962. On January 30th, three girls at a boarding school in...

The Story of Gennie Pilarski

Genevieve "Gennie" Pilarski quietly passed away in her nursing home room one September day in 1998 at the age of 79.  Few noticed or...
Glenn Dale Hospital Adult Building Rear

Glenn Dale Hospital: Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Asbestos Asylum

Thirty minutes east of Washington D.C., a collection of brick buildings are deteriorating on a sixty-acre campus buried in a residential pocket of Glenn...