Discover mysteries, secrets, underappreciated gems and more.

Our city is filled with mysteries, surprises and underappreciated gems. Some linger just below the surface. Others take more digging to find. All provide a jolt of excitement and understanding when discovered, revealing new insights about Columbus’ culture, history and inhabitants. We shine a light on buried museum treasures, the city’s most mysterious private club, even a bizarre final resting place on Ohio State’s campus. Think you know all of Columbus’ secrets? Think again.

Contributors: Laura Arenschield, Linda Deitch, Erin Edwards, Chris Gaitten, Dave Ghose, Suzanne Goldsmith, Emma Frankart Henterly and Steve Wartenberg

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