Fortean Shops, Restaurants & Businesses

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(A thread for Fortean-themed businesses such as bookstores or shops or restaurants etc.)

Little A'Le'Inn
Rachel Nevada USA

http://www.littlealeinn.com/

A little place made famous by countless "Area 51" documentaries, the Little A'Le'Inn has become something of a tourist attraction in its own right.
 

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Have a coffee, relax in a coffin to contemplate ...
'Death Awareness Cafe' puts customers in coffins to reflect on life

A cafe in Thailand is using a macabre gimmick to draw in customers -- closing them in coffins after finishing coffee.

The Death Awareness Cafe in Bangkok features mortuary-inspired decor and coffins placed for customers to spend time closed inside after their purchased beverages.<

Veeranut Rojanaprapa, the cafe's owner, said the purpose of the cafe is to inspire customers to reflect on their lives. He said the idea was inspired by Buddhist philosophy and is aimed at encouraging people not to be driven by greed.

"Our main goal is for the visitor to experience the death awareness," he said. "When the lid of the coffin closes, their basic instincts will come up and they will realize that eventually they cannot take anything with them."
SOURCE: https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/fortean-shops-restaurants-etc.51160/
 
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The Haunted Bookshop in Melbourne, Australia. Their website below mostly plugs the ghost tours the owner does by night, but the shop itself it great. New & second hand books on the occult, magick, ghosts, ufos and all things esoteric. It's great and you can easily waste hours browsing through the titles there.
http://www.haunted.com.au/
 

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The Highwayman pub, in Sourton, Devon. Just on the edge of Dartmoor.

Most amazing place. Buy a drink and you can park up for the night for free.
This place is an endless warren of the weird amd peculiar. The food is great, the staff are friendly. There is a statue of death lurking in one corner, in another corner the devil watches over a bunch of taxidermied road kill. 100 visits and you couldn't see it all.

The first time we went I was served drinks by TV Smith from The Adverts. The second time we talked to a guy who had played in bands with people like Ozzy Osbourne back in the 60s.

Amazing place.

http://www.thehighwaymaninn.net
 
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The Highwayman pub, in Sourton, Devon. Just on the edge of Dartmoor.

Most amazing place. Buy a drink and you can park up for the night for free.
This place is an endless warren of the weird amd peculiar. The food is great, the staff are friendly. There is a statue of death lurking in one corner, in another corner the devil watches over a bunch of taxidermied road kill. 100 visits and you couldn't see it all.

The first time we went I was served drinks by TV Smith from The Adverts. The second time we talked to a guy who had played in bands with people like Ozzy Osbourne back in the 60s.

Amazing place.

http://www.thehighwaymaninn.net
I've just been reading their website. This place looks incredible.
 

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There's the wonderful Pit and Pendulum pub in Nottingham, and the Frankenstein bar in Edinburgh. I think they may be run by the same organisation
 
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