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Except for the steel coffins on the front porch and in the front yard, Trundle Manor looks like any other Swissvale house. Until you go inside, that is, and see the odd taxidermy (the "pigeon shark" and "rat bird" are examples), the animal skulls, gas masks, trophy heads wearing sun glasses, small dead critters in jars and a disturbingly large collection of ancient cleavers. Anton Miriello and Rachel Rech have turned the place into a home so macabre it would make the Addams Family envious. Miriello -- also known as "Mr. Arm" -- says Trundle Manor is inspired by the wunderkamers, or wonder rooms, that wealthy folks in Germany filled with curious objects centuries ago. "It was really just an excuse for the rich to get their friends to come over and see their new things," he said. "We're doing the same thing." It's really a small museum of all the odd and insane things Miriello has collected since he was a kid. You can make an appointment to see the place for yourself and be the first of your friends to see an actual "Fiji rabbit mermaid."
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