Ohio can be pretty weird.
From “office buildings” that look more like moon bases used to connect with extraterrestrial life to graveyards in the center of movie theatre parking lots, there are simply some places in this state that are just straight up odd with limited to no explanation as to why.
1) The Great Serpent Mound
We'll start with the obvious and most well known of Ohio's oddities. If this mysterious, rural Adams County mound could talk, I'd ask it if it ever heard of a guy named Aristotle back in the day, or if we've dated it wrong yet again—in addition to the "how," "who" and "why" questions, of course.
2) Blue Hole
This 1920s popular tourist attraction did not in fact die with the 90s. Castalia State Fish Hatchery holds a another blue hole that's open to public observation and speculation about where this deep, blue water actually comes from.
Ohio has it's own version of Stonehenge, thanks to Dublin's Field of Corn, also known as Cornhenge. (But I highly doubt foreigners would speculate that we use it as a calendar.)
4) Round House
Located in Logan, this mysterious round, concrete house offers little to no explanation of its existence. ("Stewart's Folly" simply doesn't explain enough for me. Something else HAD to be going on here.)
5) Rock House (Hocking Hills)
Ok, this house doesn't really need an explanation. It's pretty freaking cool.
6) House of Trash ("Earthship")
This home in Philo is made entirely out of trash. (Well, clean recycled materials anyway. Not straight up garbage from the dumpster.) The home, and the rest of the eco-friendly Blue Rock Station, is open to the public for tours.
7) UFO building
Pretty sure Canton is hiding evidence of its connection to extra terrestrial life from the rest of us in here. This "office building" looks more like alien influenced architecture to me.
8) Futuro House
...Carlisle's looking a little suspicious too...
9) Black Squirrel Town (Glendale)
So, can we chalk this one up to " there's something in the water?"
10) Hepburn Cemetery (Middleburg Heights)
Um. Really? A cemetery in a movie theatre parking lot?
11) Geodesic Dome
This futuristic dome and headquarters of ASM International is located in Novelty, Ohio. (No pun intended. That's really where it's located.)
12) Temple of Tolerance
Yes. This is a real thing. You can find it in Wapakoneta and hopefully gain some...tolerance (?) from the experience.
Whenever you visit these places and figure out the “why” behind them all, be sure to let me know.