109 – Lalaurie Mansion – New Orleans, LA

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On this week’s episode, Harley and Brett are gearing up for Mardi Gras in the most unique city in America, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Harley is a year older and apparently the light is fading fast…you know, because he is 44.

We have a great interview with Lyn Gibson, aka The Twisted Southern Horror Queen about Madame Lalaurie and the Lalaurie Mansion. Madame Lalaurie might have been the sickest person alive at the time.

New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating cities – it’s home to a truly unique melting pot of cultures, and we explore some of the more unusual aspects.

We found a way to get a real behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras at Mardi Gras World.

Harley and Brett never stop scouring a town until we find something awesome to eat…and we found the fat dude at BigCheezy at Henry’s uptown Bar. This place takes the grilled cheese to a whole new level.

The Travel Oddities Top Five is full of music and good times, just like New Orleans, LA.

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Check out Lyn Gibson’s Work
The Twisted Southern Horror Queen show on The Edge Radio
New Orleans Online
New Orleans Wiki
Ecosia.org
The Big Cheezy
Henry’s Uptown Bar
Mardi Gras World
The Lalaurie Mansion
New Orlean’s Chamber
New Orleans News
Outro Music
The Legion: Ghost

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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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OS – Guardian Lions of Route 66 – Amboy, CA

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Join Amy and Brett for a trip along Route 66. Four miles east of Roy’s Motel and Café sign, you can see two large white statues. These solid marble Chinese guardian lions, are spaced a quarter-mile apart in the empty desert.

How did these marble beasts end up here?

These “foo dogs” or Chinese guardian lions are standing about five feet high and elevated on pedestals.
They were first sighted in 2013, and nobody has ever claimed responsibility.

Listen to the show or you will never know what you don’t know.

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OS – Grave of Bert Barrett’s Left Arm – San Jose, CA

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Okay, it’s Monday and this is not a full show. We know that it is a little underhanded, but some of us are all thumbs and we fumbled the regular show. We try to take a hands-on approach to our release schedule, but even with all hands on deck the glitches got the upper hand on us. With that being said, you should’t bite the hand that feeds you because forgiveness goes hand in hand with happiness. On the other hand, you still have an Odd Spot to get you through the day. Episode 102 will be on hand next Monday, so we don’t have any blood on our hands.

This particular odd spot should be an armful of fun. Brett and Amy discuss the grave of Bert Barrett’s left arm in San Jose, California. How do you get a partial grave? What did they do with the rest of him? We will attempt to answer all of the important questions!

It might be playing into our hand, but you should totally listen to this show now!

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101 – Blythe Intaglios – Blythe, CA

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Brett and Harley are traveling back to the west coast, to get a bird’s eye view of an oddity that Giorgio Tsoukalos would flip his lid to visit. Welcome to Blythe, CA, home of the mysterious Blythe Intaglios.

The story of the Blythe Intaglios starts several thousand years ago….or in a galaxy far, far away. The mysterious builders of these gigantic geoglyphs are still an unknown. Don’t you worry, we have more than a theory or two and we are here to share.

Aside from being home to one mystical oddity, Blythe California is known as the center of the water sport universe and is one of the most beautiful stretches of California desert that you can find.

We also found a gem of a spot for any rock-hound. The Hauser Geode Beds are famous for the rich and varied gem filled geodes, hiking camping and family fun.

With a rebel yell, The Travel Oddities Podcast cried, more, more, more…BBQ. Rebel BBQ is the embodiment of everything a restaurant should be and they have a BLT that tears me up just writing this.

The Top 5 from California includes several break-downs by Brett and Harley, but we were setup by Amy. …so really listen to the show or the tree-huggers win!

Blythe
Blythe Intaglios
Hauser Geode Beds
Rebel BBQ
Music by Mike Masse

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