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Louisville offers obscure, weird haunted areas throughout city

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By Reedy Press

Where would an individual find the remains of a sainted Roman centurion on public display? That would be Louisville. Or a hidden set of steps that connects two key parts of an historic neighborhood? Also Louisville. Or even a gorgeous, nearly century-old prayer grotto hidden in plain sight? That would be Louisville as well.

From a haunted cave to a serene, river-island escape, Louisville has its share of secrets and oddities. “Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure” is a book that answers questions individuals didn’t even realize they had about the city that stands along the Ohio River.

A tree cursed by witches? It’s here. A tattoo history museum? That’s Louisville, too. Individuals get the picture: Think of this book as a scavenger hunt of sorts for Kentucky’s largest city, covering the strange, the surprising and sometimes the silly locales, history and facts. From the legendary birthplace of the cheeseburger (or so the story goes) to the home of the “Happy Birthday” song, “Secret Louisville” will serve as the hometown tour guide individuals didn’t even know they needed.