137- Lone Fir Cemetery – Portland, OR

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Episode 137, The Lone Fir Cemetery in Portland, OR. Brett and Harley are checking out this WEIRD city and all of the oddities we can find. Portland is modern and friendly, but it is also ODD and that is why we like it. Whether you are on a full-blown investi-cation or you are just para-curious, Portland has tons to keep you busy. If you are not into the strange, you can camp, hike, fish, ski, hit the beach or just go nutty trying every craft beer around.

Lone Fir Cemetery was created in 1854, and with over 25,000 permanent residents, there is quite a lot of history and built up ectoplasm. National Geographic listed it as one of the top cemeteries to visit in the whole world. From scary history to scary ghost stories, you may want to go in the day just to be safe.

If you aren’t into ghosts, maybe magic is up your alley. Mystic District is one city block in Portland with three magical shops to keep you busy. From crystals to candles and tarot to tea leaves, this place sounds like a great place to fill up your cauldrons or to even buy a cauldron if you are just starting. Diagon Alley is just an alley, this place is a whole city block!

When you are ready to refuel, you should check out the oldest restaurant in Portland. Huber’s was established in 1879. Their Spanish coffee presentation is world renowned, they have ridiculously good food and the ambiance is unique. Don’t listen to Benji S., part time yelper.

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120 – Rehmeyer’s Hollow – Stewartstown, PA

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Brett was left alone in the studio this week…. On this week’s episode, Harley and Brett fight through the pollen to visit Stewartstown, PA.

Brett had a great interview with Andrew D. Gable, author of The Mystery Animals of Pennsylvania. Andrew has a depth of knowledge about all things strange and spent his youth in Pennsylvania. We discuss Rehmeyer’s Hollow, which may be one of the strangest places we have ever covered on our show.

What is Rehmeyer’s Hollow or The Hex Hollow?

Who do the Pennsylvania Dutch and witchcraft tie into the legend?

What book is Andrew working on now?

Stewartstown was originally claimed by both Maryland and Pennsylvania, and this dispute was not settled until the survey of the Mason–Dixon Line in 1767. If you are trying to find this sleepy little town, ask for directions to “the Maryland line” because unless you’re from Stewartstown, you’ve never heard of it.

The Turkey Hill Experience is not booze, but a neat look into the inner workings of the culture of Turkey Hill Dairy….you get to milk a mechanical cow.

Paesano’s in New Freedom is a pizzeria straight from the old country. We never thought of putting meatballs on a pizza, but this place has and we can’t wait to visit!

Stick around for the outtakes….Harley has broken Brett’s muppeteer heart.

We are considering changing the Top 5 to the Top 16….for reasons.

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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?

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ODDtober – Not So Scary Halloween Movies

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It’s like the fairy princess meets the Wolf Man. Brett and Amy talk not so scary Halloween movies and debate some of the greatest (and not so great) movies of our time. Listen closely and you can hear Brett’s head explode (just a little) when Amy admits to not loving a certain Halloween movie staple. So, grab yourself some popcorn and a Big Gulp and join us for ODDTOBER movie night.

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49 – Parallel Forest – Lawton, OK

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Back in Oklahoma, so saddle up the horses for this trip with Brett and Harley as they take you to the mountains of Oklahoma! On this week’s episode, we travel to Lawton, OK to check out the Parallel Forest. There are ghosts in these here mountains. If you’ve been to the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma, you’ve encountered picturesque scenery, waterfalls, rugged terrain and diverse wildlife. Outside of the hauntings, you might also run into some Satan worshipers or some random witches….or that is how the story goes. This oddity hidden away in a scenic location is a must.

Our news story is foul and not made for t.v.

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

Holy City of the Wichitas
Mount Scott
Quanah Parker Lake
Wichita Mountains Scenic Byway
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Trail System
Charon’s Garden Trail

We found a rustic little restaurant that you can top-off in after you scour the countryside for demons.

All this and more on episode 49 of the Travel Oddities Podcast.

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