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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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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99 – The Spottsville Monster – Owensboro, KY

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We are back in Kentucky and hoping that we don’t offend the locals(like last time).

Brett and Amy are traveling to Owensboro and a spot on the map, called Spottsville to find an oddity that is so terrifying that the locals just call it the Spottsville monster.

So what is the Spottsville monster? How does a red-eyed, chicken stealing bigfoot sound?

This cryptid is spooky, but don’t let that sway you from the fun along the banks of the Green River.

There is more to do in the town of Owensboro than you could find at Disneyland.

We discuss the Haunts of Owensboro Ghost Tour and then Amy explains why haunted carriage rides are not for picky agoraphobes with no taste for the outdoors.

If you are planning a trip to hunt for the Spottsville Monster, be sure to pack your spell-book so you can try some voodoo Supernatural tricks which will be fully explained in this very special episode.

No Episode of the Travel Oddities Podcast would be complete without a place to grab a bite, and Amy and Brett decided to go all high class with Shrimp from Bill’s Restaurant.

The Top 5 some sticky stuff on the back, so we are going to write our grocery list on it….some of us need sleep, so deal with my weird ramblings or just listen to the damn show already.

Owensboro KY
Spottsville, Kentucky
Bill’s Restaurant
Haunts of Owensboro
Music by Mike Masse

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Dia de los Muertos

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At midnight on All Hallow’s Eve, the gates of Heaven open and the long dead spirits of the deceased are released from their eternal slumber to roam the Earth. Brett and Amy are talking sugar skulls, bad tequila and terrible Spanish pronunciations on this ODDTOBER odd spot.

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ODDtober – Halloween Special

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On all hollows eve, when the moon is round……..

As ODDTOBER draws to a resounding close, Harley, Brett and Amy gather around the table to cuss and discuss spooky listener stories. We send Season 2 of the Travel Oddities Podcast out in style with tales of battlefield specters, alien encounters, ghostly marchers and life saving ethereal interventions. You’ll never look at paint brushes the same again.

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96 – Raven’s Grin Inn – Mount Carroll, IL

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Grab a coat and button up, Oddballs. It gets a bit chilly where we’re heading. The beautiful New England-esque town of Mount Carroll Illinois holds the record for some frigid temperatures but the beauty of the quaint little midwestern town is sure to warm you right up.

What do you do with a ramshackle old 19th century mansion with no plumbing or electricity that sits just a block away from a creepy old cemetery? If you’re Jim Warfield, you drop three grand on it and spend the next 20 years fulfilling your lifelong dream of creating your very own wacky house of horrors. And if creepy secret passageways and slides that shoot you from the roof to 24 feet underground aren’t enough to lure you in, there are always the real ghosts…..

While you’re in town, stop by the Timber Lake Playhouse and grab a seat for their current stage production of Howard Ashman’s Little Shop of Horrors. Opened in 1962, they are the oldest semiprofessional summer stock theater company in Illinois.

Where do the hair impaired in Mount Carroll go to grab a quick bite to eat? To the BaldGuyz Coffee and Bistro, of course! Monster cheese burgers, Italian sodas and cinnamon bun frappes will leave you drooling on Granny’s apron. Tell her we said hi! And the good news is, you don’t have to be bald to indulge in their delicious fare. Just don’t rub it in with the focially impaired.

Mt. Carroll
Bald Guyz Bistro
Mt. Carroll
Timber Lake Playhouse
Raven’s Grin
Raven’s Grin Review

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OS – The Devil’s Tree – Basking Ridge, NJ

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The Devil’s Tree in Basking Ridge New Jersey has been saturated with blood, death, fear and sadness for over 200 years and yet it still stands. If you listen closely, you can hear the screams of the damned emanating from its bowels. Take a trip with Amy and Brett as they bring you another spooky odd spot for ODDTOBER.

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OS – Gurnsey Hollow Cemetery – Frewsberg, NY

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The haunting and sad history of the Gurnsey Hollow cemetery is filled with murder and tragedy. No wonder the spectral shenanigans of a long dead little girl still plague the visitors to this out of the way spot. Brett and Amy talk dead child ghosts and other weirdness.
Frewsburg, NY Wiki

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95 – The Curse of Dudleytown – Cornwall, CT

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Amy and Harley are taking a trip to picturesque Litchfield County, Connecticut and the quaint town of Cornwall. Known for its covered bridges and eco-conscious residents, Cornwall and the Housatonic River are a hiking and fly fishing hot spot. This calendar worthy quintessential New England town is perfect. But is it too perfect?

Cornwall CT
Cornwall Chamber
Cornwall Chronicle
When Pigs Fly South
Music by Mike Masse

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OS – 13 Bumps Road – Watchung, NJ

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Harley and Amy are talking witches on this ODDTOBER odd spot. Thriteen of them to be exact. Are the 13 bumps in old Johnston road just a spooky legend or something bewitchingly more?

Watchung NJ
NJ News

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