The United States of America is the “land of the free and home of the brave.” Well, no doubt about that. But did you know it is also a realm of the strange ?! Yes, you read it right! The USA is where you find some of the weirdest and freakiest things and places you would have ever heard about or seen in your life. Do not agree with this fact? Then check out these strange museums in the country that will surely give you the creeps.
Museum of Psychphonics, Indianapolis, Indiana
Museum of Psychphonics is not your run-of-the-mill museum. Firstly, it might be too small for many to be referred to as a museum but it has an intriguing collection of artifacts that possibly qualify it as one. The museum is dedicated to the “music of the mind,” Afrofuturism, the culture of underground USA and the history of Indianapolis which in itself is not that well known. Its most prized possession is the last original copy of Baby Mothership by the musical band Parliament-Funkadelic. It's a mysterious place that intrigues at every step. If this fascinates you too, then get on a cheap flight to Indianapolis and solve the mystery that Museum of Psychphonics is.
International Cryptozoology Museum, Portland, Maine
There are museums that tell us about the creatures that have become extinct, and then there is International Cryptozoology Museum which is dedicated to beings that are “hidden” or “not yet known.” It takes pride in calling itself the world's only cryptozoology museum. It is complete with sculptures of beings that nobody knows even exist.
Warren's Occult Museum, Monroe, Connecticut
Are you fascinated by the supernatural? Do you believe that there is life after death and that there are things or powers that try to crossover to our world? If the answer's “yes,” then board a cheap flight and move straight to Warren's Occult Museum. Its assortment of haunted artifacts is truly astounding. It houses the collection of two of the world's most well-known paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. This is the stuff they gathered during their decades of investigating the things that do not belong to our world.
Idaho Potato Museum, Blackfoot, Idaho
Potato is the most cherished produce of Idaho and turns out, they have built a museum in honor of it in the city of Blackfoot. You can recognize the building with a giant potato placed in its front and inside you can learn about the history and interesting facts about the produce. Start checking out the best flight deals and explore the weird museum.
International Banana Museum, Mecca, California
If potatoes could have a museum dedicated to them, then why not bananas, right? So, there you have it – International Banana Museum. It boasts a collection of over 20,000 artifacts related to bananas such as salt shakers, staplers, ties, buttons, glasses, soaps and more. What more can be said about the site. Just head over and go bananas.
Mütter Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mütter Museum is simply a museum of medical history but that does not even begin to explain its creepy collection. It has over 3,000 osteological specimens representing various medical conditions such as trauma, illness and more.