135 – Sensabaugh Tunnel – Kingsport, TN

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Have your heard of the Haunted Sensabaugh Tunnel in Kingsort, TN? On episode 135 of the Travel Oddities Podcast, Brett and Harley face their fear of the dark and head into this creepy urban legend.

Kingsport Tennessee is a small city nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It is within a day’s drive of most of the US. Lauded by golfers and walkers alike, you are not likely to find a more peaceful land of parks and historical sights.

If your tastes lean further towards to spooky end of the street, you are going to love the haunted Sensabaugh Tunnel. Legends of murder, ghosts, satanic rituals and automobile high jinks abound around this very creepy tunnel. If you hear the crying baby, it may just be too late for you.

If you chicken out on the haunted tunnel, The Kingsport Carousel may be more your speed. This is a totally renovated 1956 Allen Herschell Carousel and it is treasured by the locals.

When it is time for a quick meal, Pal’s Sudden Service is the place to be. Pal’s Sudden Service a local chain that serves incredible food, has lightning-fast drive thrus, and personalized service. It is more than a meal, it is an experience.

Sensabaugh Tunnel Story 1
Sensabaugh Story 2
Sensabaugh Story 3
Kingsport, TN
Visit Kingsport
Kingsport Carousel
Kingsport Chamber
Behind the scenes in Kingsport
City of Kingsport
Pal’s Sudden Service
Outro Music
Outro Band

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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
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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!

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Blythe Intaglios
Hauser Geode Beds
Rebel BBQ
Music by Mike Masse

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92 – Black Mist – Casa Grande, AZ

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We’re taking a road trip to the big house this week. Casa Grande Arizona is filled with mysterious tales of the unknown and frightening but we’ve found an oddity that is sure to leave you thinking twice about going into the desert after dark.

A silent black mist slowly creeps through the canyons stalling cars and baffling hikers as it slowly engulfs them. Is it an ancient native American spirit in search of the souls of lonely travelers or just one of the dust storms so common in the area? We’ll hash out the lore and delve into the local legends.

All work and no play makes Harley a hangry dude, so we’ll grab a bite to eat at the Big House Cafe. All you can eat tacos, people! This is what we’ve been training for. It’s go time, Oddballs!

While you’re in town, take a side trip to the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Mysteriously abandoned by the Sonoran “Hohokam” people in the 1400’s, we’ll explore the majestic landscape and remains of the village they left behind. So, was it famine and disease that caused them to abandon this once thriving village, or perhaps something more sinister. Maybe it was all the freakin rattlesnakes in the state of Arizona!

Speaking of snakes, Brett’s Top 5 is bound to get you a little…..’rattled’……Get it…rattled?……No?

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Black Mist
Casa Grande
Casa Grande Chamber
Casa Grande Dispatch
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Big House Cafe

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91 – Were-otter – Sitka, AK

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We’re taking a trip to the seaside town of Sitka, Alaska this week to discuss (arguably) the most adorable cryptid we’ve ever covered. The Kooshdakhaa are a mythical shape-shifting race of were-otters found in the stories of the Tlingit and Tsimshian Indians of Southeastern Alaska. Vicious soul stealing monster or cute and cuddly life saver? I’m still waiting on an email response from Charlie Sheen…..

We’ll visit the Fortress of the Bear for an up close and personal look at these incredible Alaskan Bears. Set against the Tongass National Forest, this habitat offers daily tours. Learn the challenges they face as the staff work to rescue these incredible giants. And I think Amy has found her spirit animal.

We’ll stop for a bite at the Bayview Pub for a delicious Elk burger. Tony and Patricia have created a warm and welcoming restaurant sourcing their seafood fresh from the docks. Harley may scoff at the deliciousness of it but Amy is ready for some Rockfish tacos-served grilled, blackened, or house-dipped beer-battered and fried. With the largest selection of beer in town and 10 TVs, we may just have to move in.

We’ll honor a true Iditarod hero in the top 5 and learn what not to do with a moose.

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Fortress of the Bear
Bay view Pub
Sitka Sentinel
Alaska State Trooper Academy
Alaska Raptor Center
Charlie Sheen
Music by Mike Masse

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90 – The Beale Cipher Conspiracy – Bedford VA

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WARNING! This episode may result in gold fever.

On this week’s episode, Brett and Amy take you on a hike to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to investigate the Beale Cipher Conspiracy of Bedford, sandwiched between Lynchburg and Roanoke.

Travel with us as we search in a “place that sells itself”. What is the historical link between Bedford and Normandy? Besides the history, we also discuss the beauty and activities that are a huge draw for the modern traveler. From beautiful hiking trails and outdoor activities to the music and local cultural activities.

This town has a lot going on today, but a lot of people visit for a completely different reason…GOLD. We discuss the treasure legend and conspiracies around the Beale Cipher. From the history of the Beale papers to the history of the people who have searched in vain for the treasure, we cover it all. We definitely know exactly where the treasure is hidden and we are blowin’ the lid off of this mystery….except for maybe, where the treasure is located.

The treasure is only estimated to be worth 63 million dollars in today’s money, so you may only have enough to share with us….just sayin’.

We also discuss Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. It is really the most popular poplar forest ever.

No Episode of the Travel Oddities Podcast would be complete without a place to grab a bite, and we found a restaurant steeped in travel history. Olde Liberty Station is THE restaurant to go to in Bedford, and it is an honest to goodness restored railroad station.

Amy has been writing the defense against the dark arts segment again…so there will be discussion around bug spray.

The Top 5 has apparently been named the most important part of the show….so we included it.

Local Trail System
Virginia Info
Liberty Station
Poplar Forest
Roanoke News
Bedford Chamber
Music by Mike Masse

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89 – Grave of the Greenbriar Ghost – Lewisburg, WV

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After a midweek intervention and come-to-Jesus meeting, Amy joins Harley for episode 89, The Grave of the Greenbriar Ghost in Lewisburg West Virginia.

On this episode of the Travel Oddities Podcast, we’re discussing how the after death visitations to her momma made this the only known case in which testimony from a ghost helped covict a murderer.

Zona Heaster Shue had crap taste in men but a very keen sense of justice. We discuss the murder, burial and exumation of sweet young Zona as well as the accusation, trial, and conviction of her handsome a-hole husband Trout Shue.

We descend 120 feet below Earth’s surface to visit the Lost World Caverns. Too hot for ya outside? Enjoy the 45 minute underground tour where the temperature is always 52 degrees.

Patrons say the samll unassuming mom and pop joint ‘When Pigs Fly BBQ’ is some of the best bbq in the state of West Virginia. With a slogan like, “More meat falls off of our sandwich than the other guy puts on his.”, we say it’s worth a try. Sunday BBQ buffet? yes, please!!!

Brett’s Top 5 is filled with jail time, food stamps, and the biggest family reunion in the US.

We send out the love to Jayme Rae, Amy humbly apologizes to Nita for her blatant lack of Viking knowledge ……….and will somebody tell Denny ‘The Meme War King” Kish to call us? Dude is hilarious!

All this and more, on episdoe 89 of the Travel Oddities Podcast.

“Only two kinds of people ever leave Lewisburg West Virginia – those who will return and those who wish they could.”

Greenbrier Ghost Wiki
Pigs Fly BBQ
Lost World Caverns
Lewisburg History
Music by Mike Masse

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88 – Ghost of Lehunt – Independence, KS

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Ummm, you are really going to love this episode.

On this week’s episode, Brett and Amy take you on a trip to the plains of Kansas to investigate the ghost town of Lehunt, just outside of Independence.

Travel with us as we investigate this once thriving community that dried up after the Portland Cement Company left. We also learn some dark secrets and hauntings that surround this town and the people that lived there.

This town is locked, but you can request a key to enter legally. A sign on the gate that blocks the road to the former plant and gives vague instructions to get a key from the “engineers office” most likely a reference for the Corps of engineers who manage the nearby Elk city lake located on the other side of Table mound.

This place is home to at least one ghost and the walls have their own stories to tell.

We also discuss an awesome festival – Neewollah. That is Halloween backwards. The original reasons for this this celebration may have been backwards as well, but it has evolved into one of the most popular events in Kansas and an Oddity in its own right.

No Episode of the Travel Oddities Podcast would be complete without a place to grab a bite, and we found, Brothers Railroad Inn. Brother’s features the secret recipes of the Conway family that for five generations since 1950 has refined and perfected the offerings of its family’s restaurant, first in Maryland and now in Independence, Kansas.

Our defense against the dark arts is really powerful, so use with care.

The Top 5 seems to be very food-centric….maybe somebody was hungry.

Little House on the Prairie Museum
Brother’s Railroad Inn
Independence KS
Independence Chamber of Commerce
Independence Daily Reporter
Music by Mike Masse

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87 – Beast of Busco – Churubusco, IN

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While Harley’s away, Brett and Amy will play. We test the bounds of our PG rating.

On this week’s episode, Brett and Amy take you into the Indiana backwoods to look for the elusive Beast of Busco in Churobusco Indiana.

Known as Turtle Town USA, Churobusco has one of the longest running cryptozoological festivals in America- “Turtle Days.” held annually in June.

Seems like a lot of hub bub for a little ole turtle, but this legendary beast is bigger than a dining room table and weighs more than 500 pounds.

Access to the Beast of Busco site of the sightings is on private property today. “No trespassing” signs are posted, so please check out the town, the local street art and the giant turtle shell at the local McDonald’s, but be respectful of the actual property.

We discuss Little Turtle, AKA Michikinikwa, Miami people chief and military leader.

No Episode of the Travel Oddities Podcast would be complete without a place to grab a bite, and we found a magical burger landmark decorated in clowns. Lots of clowns. Magic Wand Restaurant famous Indiana landmark that is also a family friendly diner. Of course they serve a mean Turtle sundae.

The Top 5 just gets weirder as time goes by…maybe it’s just Brett.

Cryptid Con is coming up very soon, so be sure to check their site if you are going to be in the area.

Churubusco Official Website
Busco News
Magic Wand Restaurant
Cryptid Con Website
Music by Mike Masse

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86 – Route 55: Indian Curse Road-Deptford, NJ

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We have discovered some very interesting facts in our new studio. The most important fact is that our studio was built directly upon a tornado siren and they test this siren on Saturdays at noon. These tests appear to last about seventeen hours!

On this episode Harley and Brett took a little trip down a cursed highway to the town of Deptford, NJ in Gloucester County.

Before the construction of Route 55 in Deptford, the town was warned by an honest to goodness Native American Chief that this construction would disturb the ancestral spirits and that the construction should be rerouted. In accordance with all curse movies, this advice was completely ignored, and that is where the “fun” began.

We discuss the travel appeal of the area and there will be an upcoming odd spot show to cover the Red Bank Battlefield as an ademdum to this show.
We found an oddity inside of an oddity….Oddity Oddities?

No episode of Travel Oddities would be complete without a great place to eat. We have found a great little Italian inspired restaurant that will make your mouth water. If you go to Cugini’s in Deptford, try the Cuginirotti and report back!

The Travel Oddities Top Five includes every weird factoid about the state of New Jersey. Okay, that is a blatant lie, but we refuse to retract that statement, so just except it and share with your friends.

Don’t let the fear of curses stop you from a vacation to Deptford. Harley has included a defense against curses that will leave you feeling so fresh and so clean, or maybe smelling like you run a head-shop.

Amy is not on this episode, but that is okay, and we do not need any freak-outs by the Amy-Squad. We haven’t locked her in the basement or anything…

Gloucester County, NJ
Walmart
New York Times Story
Cugini Pizza
Red Bank Battlefield
Hysteria 51
Music by Mike Masse

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