Theodore “Fodor” Glava: the vampire of Lafayette

For generations, vampires have been a fascinating part of folklore and literature, introducing a collection of iconic characters described as corpses supposed, in European folklore, to leave their graves at night to drink the blood of the living by biting their necks with long pointed canine teeth. Perhaps it’s not surprising that a grave with “born in Transylvania” etched on the stone would invite vampire comparisons, but the people of Lafayette, Colorado, have really gone all-out. Local legends say that a tree growing over the grave sprung from the stake…

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The curious Elf Lane – Gnome Road in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado~

In the area of Red Feather Lakes, Colorado there is a dirt road where, if you pay close attention to the bushes and trees, you will find that you are surrounded magical woodland creatures. Or, at least their kitschy thrift store equivalent. The wilderness of the mountain trail in the quaint village of Red Feather Lakes is the true draw in the area, but it seems that some locals have added an attraction of their own. Known alternately as Gnome Road or Elf Lane, depending on which handmade road sign…

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Baldpate Inn in Estes Park: the curious inn that houses 30,000 keys

In the middle of the Rocky Mountains it may seem like you couldn’t be farther away from London, Frankenstein’s Castle, or Nazi Germany. However, at the historic Baldpate Inn in Estes Park, Colorado, all three of these places are represented….in a curious different form: the Inn is home to the world’s largest collection of key! If losing your keys is a your habit, probably this is not a place you should visit. If you misplace your keys in the key room of the hotel, there is a huge possibility that…

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Colorow’s Cave

In the middle of a suburban Denver neighborhood, there is a cave that once provided comfort for a prominent Ute chief and his people. Before the European settlers went west, Ute, Arapahoe, Cheyenne, and other nations roamed the mountains and plains of Colorado. Even if a lot of the evidence of their existence has been lost, or probably destroyed, some of this sites still remain, but you have to know where to look to find them! For example, in a Denver, Colorado, suburb, there is one of these fascinating historic…

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