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oct 17 2008

The world's most mysterious sites?

The editors at IgoUgo, the online travel community with roughly half-a-million members, have come up with a list of the Top 10 Favorite Mysterious Places.

Destinations include the most infamous jail in Melbourne, Australia, Old Melbourne Gaol, where they recommend "the collection of death masks and hanging beams of Ned Kelly and other outlaws." (Unfamiliar with Ned Kelly? Then you should read the novelized version of his life by Peter Carey.)

Other intriguing spots include: Dilmun Burial Complex in Sar, Bahrain, where graves have a honeycomb appearance; Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in Manteo, N.C. where an entire colony of settlers vanished; the Hill of Crosses in Siauliai, Lithuania, with distinctive grave markers; Centralia, Penn., where an underground mine fire has been burning for more than 45 years—with above ground signs of trouble down below.

For more info, visit the Mysterious Places List.

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