Monthly Archives: July 2019

THE BRICK HOUSE

(Fredrikshavn, 2017) The brick house on Crown Prince Fredrik’s Street was the headquarters for Soviet intelligence 1972-1977 when the center of operations was moved to Kiel following the assassination of the Danish prime minister in August.

HEAVEN ABOVE GYÖR

(Budapest, 2018) “Heaven Above Györ” was the last novel written by late Hungarian author Attila Esz who spent almost 48 years in the infamous Soviet prison Györ.

OLD JOSZEF

(Budapest, 2018) Budapest central transport hub, nicknamed “Old Joszef” is famous for the many American Cold War agents who used the public bathrooms to exchange information during the late summer rebellion ’82.

M55

(Gdansk, 2019) M55 is the fastest European intercity railway line with speeds of up to 260 km/h, but slows down to just above 80 km/h in densely populated areas.

MULLER LAMPS

(Borås, 2017) The Muller Lamps made of nail thin ebony are still regarded as the most valuable object in Andersson & Carlsson Old Warehouse and are worth well beyond USD 1,000,000.

NOWAK PLANETARIUM

(Gdynia, 2019) Nowak Planetarium in east Gdynia is said to be home to the only known specimen of an extra-terrestrial jellyfish-octopus hybrid, although it was proven to be a hoax within a year after its discovery in 1901.

JAKOBSON’S RADIATOR

(Dalsjöfors, 2019) The 1981 double murder in Dalsjöfors old mansion has left its mark on the local folklore as people still talk about the “scratching” sound from the radiator where the murderer Mr. Jakobson tortured and strangled his victims.

DALSJÖFORS MINES

(Dalsjöfors, 2019) The mines under Dalsjöfors northern suburbs are no longer open for visitors after the tragic death of eight British tourists who got lost in the more than 300 km long tunnels in 1998.

RACKE-LARS

(Dalsjöfors, 2019) There are many reports of locals having seen the ghost of “Racke-Lars”, Dalsjöfors last official hangman, on the second floor of his house near the harbor, just 200 metres from the old gallows.

GRAY CHURCH

(Dalsjöfors, 2019) Until this day no investigation has been able to explain the recordings of a “whispering voice” from the broken pipes in Grå Kyrkan that has been abandoned for more than 70 years.