122 – Puckwudgies – Anderson IN

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On this week’s episode, Harley is back from his trip to Florida and he and Brett use the frequent flyer miles to visit Anderson, Indiana.

Brett got to revisit one of his worst fears…little things.

Puckwudgies are knee high(an average knee high) forest spirits with a taste for blood and apparently the Mounds State Park has been overrun.

What is Puckwudgie?

What can you do to increase your chances of a Puckwudgie encounter?

Do Puckwudgies like Skittles?

From festivals, museums, hiking, and theatre to shopping, racing, and a casino, Anderson, IN has something for everyone all year long. There is a reason that it is called the Pittsburgh on White River.

Puckwudgies weren’t scary enough? There is more…Indy Scream Park is rated one of the scariest Halloween events in the country.

You don’t have to have your black belt to eat at Ninja of Japan, but maybe something with an elastic waist might help.

The Top 5 is not Muppet friendly.

Indy Scream Park
Visit Madison County
Puckwudgie
Puckwudgie Reddit story
Ninja of Japan
Indy Scream Park
Outro Music

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112 – Mount Holly Cemetery – Little Rock, AR

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Harley has come down from the mountain top and joined Brett for a trip to The Natural State.

On this episode we discuss the haunted Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas. What happens when you start moving people’s graves?

We have a great interview with Linda Howell, author of Haunted Little Rock and Life At Cedar Meadows Farm, is an independent tour guide and owner of the tour company, Haunted Tours of Little Rock.
She starred in the national television show A & E Biography, My Ghost Story and assisted Ghost Hunters in acquiring a location for their show, Ghost Friends Forever.
In addition to making several appearances on local television, she had a cameo role in the movie, SEEKERS.
As location coordinator for the movie, The Trial of David O. Dodd, she was instrumental in acquiring historic locations and props.

She is a paranormal researcher, investigator and history advisor to the Arkansas Ghost Catchers.

This oddity is spooky, but if you don’t like spooky, then you may want to check out Pinnacle Mountain.

No Episode of the Travel Oddities Podcast would be complete without a place to grab a bite, and since we are a travel show, we couldn’t pass up a the All Aboard Restaurant & Grill…they deliver your food to your table via model trains!

The Top 5 now with more music.

Linda’s Website
Little Rock
Little Rock Chamber
Little Wiki
Pinnacle Mountain
All Aboard Restaurant & Grill
Outro Music

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110 – Flying Heads – Northville, NY

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On this week’s episode, Harley and Brett are loading the van for a trip into the forest in Adirondack Park, in Northville, New York.

Brett is self-medicating with probiotics, and that is not the weirdest thing that is happening in this episode.
We are investigating the Flying Heads, a cannibalistic monster or spirit from Iroquois and Wyandot mythology. This legend breaks all of the rules, so don’t try to use your movie knowledge to get away from this show.

Northville, NY is just one of the towns that is associated with the Adirondack Park, and there is something for everyone here. Its 6 million acres is home to 105 villages and they never lock the gates. This place has an endless selection of breathtaking hiking trails, kayaking, canoeing, breweries, wineries and more.

Harley and Brett found another Travel Oddities first, a restaurant that you can float right up to. Float into the Sports Island Pub and Restaurant and have yourself a cheesesteak!

The Travel Oddities Top Five is playing shirts versus skins against NY and NY picked skins…

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Odd Facts about NY
Northville
Flying Head Wiki
Sports Island Pub
Adirondacks
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108 – The Haunted Bush House Inn – Index WA

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On this week’s episode, Harley and Brett get “high” into the mountains to explore one of the most beautiful places in the US, Index, WA.

We discuss the The Haunted Bush House. This is not a reference to a haunted marijuana grow house and we do not believe that it is haunted by George W.

This oddity is spooky, but don’t let that sway you from this gorgeous wildlife mountains.

The views are breathtaking and the outdoorsy fun is dialed up to eleven, and we have a Travel Oddities first with the other activity.

No Episode of the Travel Oddities Podcast would be complete without a place to grab a bite, and we found the COOLEST place ever. Don’t miss this restaurant….Jesus is making the chicken!

The Top 5 is a little squatchy, but watch what you say or you could end up in the slammer.

Steven’s Pass
Index, Washington
Bush House Inn
Whistling Post
Louis Xavier – outro song
Jay Rae Yarncrafting

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106 – Haunted Green-Wood Cemetery – Brooklyn, NY

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On this week’s episode, Brett and Amy get their subway passes out to explore one of the biggest tourist attractions during the last turn of the century and apparently one of the biggest spectral tourist attractions today.

Welcome to Brooklyn, NY and the Haunted Green-Wood Cemetery. With a population in the millions and annual deaths of about 50,000, you may wonder where do they go(literally and figuratively), and we have some answers.

This oddity is spooky, but don’t let that sway you from this … it’s part of the five bouroughs.

If you want to get a bird’s eye view of the area, may we suggest Deno’s Wonder Wheel? This iconic NYC Landmark is almost a hundred yeats old and has a PERFECT safety record.

Amy explains why she is too good to eat Katz’s Deli. You know, the 150 year old shining example of a classic Jewish deli?

If you are a pinball wizard, there may be some incriminating entries on this week’s TOP 5.

New York, New York cover by Skanatra
More info on Green-Wood
More info on Brooklyn
Brooklyn Chamber
Katz’s Deli
Deno’s Wonder Wheel

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105 – Specters of Bear Creek Swamp – Prattville AL

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Harley and Amy are traveling to swamp country, to soak in an oddity that has all the makings of a terrifying thrill ride. Welcome to Prattville, AL, home of the Specters of Bear Creek Swamp.

The phenomenon in this area go way back into the past and there is something for everybody. From ghosts to bigfoot and chupacabra to haunted dolls…this place really has it all.

There is definitley some weirdness in the swamps her, but Prattville is older than the state of Alabama and there are activities for any taste. This is a road trip that you have to make.

If you don’t want to trudge through the swamp, you could always take part in their annual 4th of July cardboard boat race.

The Travel Oddities Podcast restaurant pick is a place called Fat Boy’s BBQ Ranch because Amy’s diet has given her a one-=track-appetite.

The Top 5…Did you know that Alabama has a state biscuit? Do they have state gravy? Listen to the show already!

Prattville Chamber of Commerce
Fat Boy’s BBQ Ranch
Local News
Music by Mike Masse

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104 – Thom Reed’s UFO Encounter – Sheffield, MA

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On this week’s episode, Brett and Amy break out their Bostonian accents to explore one of the coolest places in the US, Sheffield, MA.

We discuss the Thom Reed’s UFO encounter.

This oddity is spooky because of the validity of Thom’s account.

The history behind the Ashley House is something we didn’t know before we looked into this location.

Amy , again, hates all things outdoors. If you are not like Amy, than you will love the idea of traveling to Sheffield.

No Episode of the Travel Oddities Podcast would be complete without a place to grab a bite, and we found a something for everyone at Bish Bash Brew and Que.

The Top 5 is for the dogs.

Chamber of Commerce
Thom Reed
Bash Bish Brew n Que
The Ashley House
Music by Mike Masse

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103 – Hauntings of Hunting Island – Beaufort, SC

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Amy and Brett are taking a road trip to one of the South’s best small towns. Beaufort, SC is located on Port Royal Island and has more activities than you could handle in a dozen vacations. We love the outdoor activities(except Amy….she hates fun), but that is not the draw for this particular show.

There is a haunted light house and people are dying to check it out…get it? We have all of the creepy details and you have to check it out.

Have you ever wondered who is the King of Kazoos? Well we have you covered. Kazoobie Kazoos has sold millions of kazoos and you can tour their facility.

If you love seafood, you are going to love Gullah Grub.

The Top 5 will knock your legs off…at least one of them.

Beaufort Chamber
Kazoobie Kazoos
Gullah Grub
Music by Mike Masse

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102 – Haunted Moonville Tunnel – McArthur, OH

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Harley has the Super Swine Bird Flu, so Amy and Brett took that opportunity to release another ghost show…where are the cryptids, UFOs and conspiracies?

On this episode we discuss the haunted Moonville Tunnel in McArthur, Ohio. What do you get when you cross a spooky railroad tunnel with a history of horrific death?

This oddity is spooky and if you want to up the fear factor we have the solution. Midnight at Moonville is a Halloween-themed event featuring dramatic storytelling, wagon rides, regional craft vendors, souvenirs, historical presentations, music performances, a haunted trail, and much more.

If you don’t like spooky, this area is widely known for quilt barns…listen to the show and find out.

Amy explains why she always follows trucks that are carrying whiskey.

No Episode of the Travel Oddities Podcast would be complete without a place to grab a bite, and since Harley is out of the way, Brett and Amy decided to class the place up by including the Lake Hope Lodge.

The Top 5 now, exclusively wears patent leather shoes.

Vinton County Chamber of Commerce
Forgotten Ohio
Lake Hope Lodge
Midnight at Moonville
Music by Mike Masse

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100 – Haunted Hot Lake Hotel – La Grande, OR

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Harley and Amy are traveling to the west coast, to soak in an oddity that has all the makings of a terrifying thrill ride. Welcome to La Grande, OR, home of the haunted Hot Lake Hotel.

The haunted Hot Lake Hotel has a very long and storied past that could not result in anything other than a gaping tear into the void.

This hotel may be haunted but since it is nestled in one of the most beautiful places in the country, you may not be able to resist a road-trip to check it out.

With over two million acres of national parks in the area, there are activities for everyone….even Amy.

We discuss Wallowa lake which is a must if you are the least bit interested in the outdoors and gorgeous vistas.

The Travel Oddities Podcast restaurant pick is a place called 10 Depot Street, and apparently they are known for their Lamb Meatballs….so you know we are not going to make any jokes about that.

The Top 5 from Oregon includes a place called Whorehouse Meadows in Harney County…so really why are you not listening to the show already?

Union County Tourism
Wallowa Lake
10 Depot Street
Music by Mike Masse

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