HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: A GHOSTLY REMNANT OF THE PAST

Aside from some jungle-like overgrowth, a set of railroad tracks and the ruins of a craggy building's foundation this is all that remains of the once bustling Torrence Road train station in Cincinnati. The now defunct depot was built in 1907 as part of the Pennsylvania Railroad. While this aged terra cotta sculpture remains mostly…

CINCINNATI MUSHROOM HOUSE

Back in 1992 architecture professor Terry Brown had an idea; To transform his basic bungalow into something straight out of a fairy tale. After about 14 years of work The Cincinnati Mushroom House was complete. This one of a kind toadstool inspired charmer is located on the corner of Erie Avenue and Tardis Avenue in…

THE MINISTER’S TREEHOUSE

Horace Burgess's Treehouse located in the rural Cumberland County, Tennessee is the largest treehouse in the world. It is sometimes called the Minister's Treehouse based on the divine inspiration Mr. Burgess channeled in order to build this nearly 100 foot tall spectacle which spans across 7 large trees with the main anchor being an 80…

VENT HAVEN MUSEUM

Vent Haven Museum located just 4 miles south of downtown Cincinnati is truly something to behold. Driving down the idyllic neighborhood street one would never know what lies inside the unassuming buildings. What's inside? A mind- blowing, massive collection of ventriloquial figures and memorabilia!!! The world's only ventriloquism figures museum, actually. The collection contains more…

CYNTHIANA, KENTUCKY AND BIRTH OF THE WALKING DEAD

It's a wrap. The 193rd issue of 'The Walking Dead' comic book was published last week. Both the comic and the TV series have brought quite a bit of attention to the small town of Cynthiana, Kentucky. You see, Cynthiana (which is just an hour south of Cincinnati) is home to both the creator of…

CONJOINED TWINS: THE DEATH OF PEARL AND RUBY

On this day in 1889 conjoined twins Pearl and Ruby Jones were born in Indiana. Sadly the girls wouldn't live long, passing on February 19, 1890 from complications that arose after contracting measles. It was reported that little Ruby was "bright and hearty" up until the moment of Pearl's death and succumbed just 45 minutes…

SUPERMAN’S STINT AT SPRING GROVE

Did you know that television's original Superman, George Reeves, resided in Cincinnati? Well, he was dead...but he was here. When the man of steel passed away on this day back in 1959 he was at the height of his career playing the lead role on TV's "Adventures of Superman." Speaking of adventures you will see…