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Posted 10/18/2015   8:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Q/ Have you got any postcards of tilty places? http://www.dafe.org/articles/miscel...ltHouse.html <= this guy does!

The 'Crazy House' in Smithville Flats NY USA is a nice example of "turning lemons into lemonade".

From Popular Science, October 1938, p125:



Our postcard's author writes:


Quote:
Result of going thru this
house gives you a feeling
of being drunk. Scientists
have been unable to explain
the feeling you get.
You would have
to visit this place to
really enjoy a thrill
as a description by
someone else will not
suffice - admission is
10c per person.


"Scientists have been unable to explain" ... disorientation? I gag every time I hear the words "unanswered questions" and, sadly, one hears them so often nowadays, right before someone offers you some cockamamie self-exciting emoto-ride explanation for something that, you know, happened.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey







Our heroine, from Popular Science, October 1938, p125:
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Posted 10/18/2015   11:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you ever have the opportunity, visit the Winchester House in San Jose, California. It has some very weird interior spaces, and it is built on a grand scale. The exterior view postcards you can sometimes find don't really show any of the strangeness.
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Posted 10/19/2015   11:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A college roommate (we're talking >40 years ago) would go on at length about it: doors that opened onto solid walls, stairs that led nowhere, the works. He loved it, level though it might be.
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Posted 10/19/2015   3:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have heard of the Winchester house. They say the lady that built it wasn't all there.
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Posted 10/19/2015   3:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cjpalermo1964 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Had Ms. Ferris met P. T. Barnum, they might have created this:

https://www.mysteryspot.com/

"The laws of physics do not apply." Yeah, right. The only mystery is why so many people slather Mystery Spot bumper stickers on their cars in California ...

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Posted 10/19/2015   7:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There's a whole neighbourhood in Toronto where the houses tilt. Years ago the city, in it's infinite wisdom, buried Garrison Creek, which ran into Lake Ontario. They then built on top of it, and well, you can guess the rest. Now a very desirable neighbourhood, just for the character.
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