55 – Fouke Monster – Fouke, AR



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.


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

48 – Bigfoot Conference – Honobia, OK



Better throw out your GPS for this trip with Brett and Harley as they take you to the mountains of Oklahoma! On this week’s episode, we travel to Honobia, OK to check out the Honobia Bigfoot Conference. Where else are you going to find bigfoot, but in the mountains of Oklahoma. The people of this town are super nice and they can point you in the direction of all of the bigfoot hangouts. Bigfoot may not be the only cryptid walking in these woods, but he is the only one that gets his own conference. We like to support cool people doing cool things, and what is cooler than having a bigfoot event to raise scholarship money for the local youths. Bigfoot has been around these parts for as far back as anyone can remember, but was brought to the attention in 2001 when a horrifying encounter made the news. We discuss the event that happens at the beginning of every October and some of the cool people we me along the way. This is an epic oddity hidden away in a scenic location.

Our news story is truly disgusting and ripped from the headlines. ScienceNews.org brings us a new super-food.

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

Beavers Bend State Park 45 minutes away – Eagle watches are available from November through February. Trout fishing, fly fishing clinics, guided horseback rides, and hayrides throughout the park are other activities offered at Beavers Bend.

Robbers Cave State Park 1 hour away – This park is a favorite of rappellers, equestrians, hikers and outdoor lovers. Robbers Cave is historically notable as a former hideout for infamous outlaws Belle Starr and Jesse James.

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

We also discuss one of the best burgers in Oklahoma.

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

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