55 – Fouke Monster – Fouke, AR

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Pitch a tent and tip -toe through Boggy Creek with Brett and Harley as they travel to Fauke Arkansas with a Beast of an Oddity and thats just the Monster Mart. On this weeks episode we visit Fauke, Arkansas and investigate the story behind the 1972 cult classic “The Boggy Creek Monster” with the man who literally wrote the book on the ‘The Beast” with “The Beast of Boggy Creek “.Crypto legend, author, producer and musician ; Lyle Blackburn. Gather around the campfire as Lyle takes you on a guided tour of Fauke and tells you what stories inspired him as a child and what stories still give him the chills to this very day. We talk about how a little hole in the wall Oddity shop became a “Monster Quest” of a road trip destination.
So pack up the Henderson’s and strap in for the long haul…. Cause Travel Oddities snagged Lyle Blackburn Ya’ll.

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Our news story this week comes from Futurism Magazine. Can scientists generate power that will last long after the robots have taken over? Are Nuclear Diamonds actually forever? Researchers from some fancy college with two names seem to think so.

What The Actual Fauke!? If you’re planning your next trip on a tankful Lyle puts his “Beastly” reputation on the line with everything from the best burger to best donut in town. Not to mention the Monster of all Marts….Monster Mart.

PUP TENTS BEWARE!!! Plenty of primitive campsites in the Fauke and Boggy Creek areas there aren’t many places for lodging so roughing it is the order of the day. So Heed the Beasts call and beware of Nightfall.

Lest we forget the Arkansas Top 5. More fun facts about Arkansas than Bigfoot can shake a stick at. Brett’s personal favorite’s no less

Brett attempts to channel his inner Matthew Mac….AGAIN…
All this and and a bag of Big foot Scat on this episode of Travel Oddities

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– Fouke Monster Wiki
– Monster Mart
– Lyle Blackburn’s Page
– Bigfoot Defense

47 – Seattle Metaphysical Library – Seattle, WA

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Stick out your thumb and hitch a ride with Brett and Harley on a trip to an esoteric wonderland! On this week’s episode, we travel to Seattle, WA to check out the Seattle Metaphysical Library. Disneyland can’t hold a candle to the dusty tombs in this place. Whether you want to know about aliens, Antarctica, Atlantis, alchemy, astronomy or astrology, this place has it all. This place is so elite you can’t find it from the street. We like to support cool people doing cool things, and what is cooler than running a library that covers everything that “they” don’t want you to know. In business for 55 years, this oddity has had to fight tooth and nail to keep their doors open. We discuss a few of the events that they regularly host, some of the books you can borrow, and what it takes to support this diamond in the rough.

We have two news stories on this episode. The first news story, from Popular Science Magazine covers the Vikings and how the size of their family might have played a role in their murdering. The second news story is worlds away from the first, seriously. From Futurism.com, we cover a story about space mining, and when we should expect to see it happen.

If you are planning a trip to Seattle, these are just a few other activities that you might be interested in checking out:

The Fremont Troll also known as The Troll, or the Troll Under the Bridge is a public sculpture in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.

Pike Place Market is the longest continuously running public/farmers market in the country. It overlooks the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle.

Seattle Underground is one of Seattleā€™s most unusual attractions, a humorous stroll through intriguing subterranean storefronts and sidewalks entombed when the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire of 1889.

Brett’s top 5 things you didn’t know about Seattle list.

We also discuss one of the best burgers in Seattle.

We have an update on the Space Syrup ODD Challenge. We are not sure what is in there, but we are sure that it doesn’t taste good.

All this and more on episode 47 of the Travel Oddities Podcast.

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