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Newseum adds death car to its prestigious collection
The Newseum, a museum about journalists, has accepted the donation of a bomb-damaged car from the widow of the car's driver, investigative reporter Don Bolles. Organized crime figures, unhappy with stories Bolles wrote about them, paid a hit man to blow the newsman up in his car in 1976. The Newseum, which plans to feature the car in an exhibit remembering journalists killed in the line of duty, remains closed as it moves from Arlington, Virginia to an expanded facility in Washington DC.
Death cars have proven to be popular tourist draws for less prestigious establishments, including Whiskey Pete's Casino (Bonnie & Clyde's Death Car), the Missouri Highway Patrol Safety Education Center (a drunk's death car), and Carbo's Police Museum (Buford Pusser's Death Car).[02/08/2004]
Milton, Delaware - UFO-Shaped House
UFO-shaped house at Eagle-Crest Hudson Airport in Milton, near Rehoboth Beach.[Christina, 03/01/2014]
One of many identical flying saucer homes mass-produced in the 1960s. This one is easy to find and well-maintained.
Eagle Crest-Hudson Airport
- Eagles Crest Rd., Milton, DE
- At Eagle Crest-Hudson Airport. Just off Hwy 1, west side, two miles north of the intersection of US 9. On Eagles Crest Rd., next to the hanger.
- Daylight hours. Private property.
Milton, Delaware - Futuro - UFO-shaped House
This alien house is one of those weird shaped domes that looks like a UFO. It is right next to a air field/Soccer and lax field so it is well known.[Whitney, 06/13/2003]
August 2009: Photo add.
- Gulf Breeze, Florida - Shoreline Park - UFO Mecca
If you've been looking for UFOs, portals, and 'the man with no face', you'll likely find them at Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze, Florida. The most popular sighting is of a red orb in the sky, the regulars fondly refer to as 'Bubba'. The strangest story is a toss up between the 'faceless man', literally, he has no face, who has made two appearances in his black sedan, and the giant portal of daytime, that opened in the night sky.
There have been UFO sightings, tinkerbell light sightings, and even an alien sighting in the woods nearby. A small boating and family barbecue park, Shoreline Park is home to hundreds of sightings like these from regulars and visitors alike. During the day, you can boat, barbecue, fish, and swim. Come the night, bring a lawn chair and binoculars and skywatch with the regulars. They're friendly and often happy to share stories of the things they've seen.[C. S., 11/30/2002]
- Colley Cove Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL
- Shoreline Park. Take Highway 98 East from Pensacola, midway through Gulf Breeze, turn right, about one mile, past the library, on the left. Or from Destin, Florida, take Hwy 98 heading West.
- Gulf Breeze, Florida - Futuro - UFO House near flap area
I have lived in the Pensacola area all of my life. The house that sits on Pensacola Beach that looks like a UFO has survived more than two hurricanes in two years. It was put there many years ago, back when I was a child. It has survived many hurricanes in this area.[Allen Knutson, 01/01/2000]