One of the greatest things about Louisville is the weirdness, and with that weirdness comes a lot of secrets. Secrets which we are spectacularly bad at keeping, because we're going to spill them all right now, in one go... weird, right?
There’s a haunted cave in E. P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park that’s accessible to the public
Sauerkraut Cave is right behind an archery range at E. P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. The cave (and part of the attached tunnel) was used as storage for the Lakeland Asylum for the Insane. There are rumors that patients tried to escape through the tunnels, and there are still tales of paranormal activity in and around Sauerkraut Cave.
There’s a normal-looking house in Clifton with a 25-yard lap pool inside
The “Natatorihome” at 1968 Payne St was constructed by a competitive swimmer and includes a steam room, sauna, a chromotherapy whirlpool tub, and a little living space, loft-style, above the pool. The house was on the market for years, but according to Zillow, recently sold.
There’s a mummy at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Also tunnels.
At the James P. Boyce Centennial Library on SBTS’ campus, there’s a collection of antiquities including a bonafide Egyptian mummy. There are also tunnels below campus between some of the buildings, and rumors that a tunnel runs from the president’s house under Lexington Road to one of the campus buildings.